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Race Phyrexian
Birthplace Mirrodin
Lifetime Mending Era

Urabrask, the Hidden, is the red-aligned praetor of New Phyrexia. As his name suggests, for much of the storyline his motivations were vague, leaving him as the most mysterious praetor.[1]


Flavor text quotes seem to imply that his intentions during the Phyrexian/Mirran war (and possibly his current intentions as well) were to turn Mirrodin into a form that he considers perfect, making him similar to his rival Jin-Gitaxias in goals, although very different in methods and most likely in the end result. Also like Jin-Gitaxias, he uses an alternative term to "Grand Evolution", the "Great Work", although whether he actually disagrees with established Phyrexian terminology is unknown.

After Phyrexia's conquest of Mirrodin, Urabrask allowed the Mirran survivors to take refuge in the furnace layer of the plane, which was controlled by him. This was due to the fact that he is aligned with the colour of emotion and freedom, granting him enough empathy not to (actively) destroy the Mirrans. This, coupled with a sheer dislike of the other factions, led him to seal the Furnace Layer of the plane off from other Phyrexian factions. For the most part, they didn't seem to care either, with the exception of the blue-aligned Progress Engine, who were paranoid about it.

Inevitably, Elesh Norn laid waste to his domain.[2] It's unknown if Urabrask still lives, though the Mirran Resistance fled to the mountain shelters, out of reach of Elesh Norn.

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  1. Doug Beyer (May 11, 2011). "Getting to Know the Praetors". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Jenna Helland (September 11, 2013). "The Lost Confession". Wizards of the Coast.