Topi’s Daily Card #913:  Merfolk Assassin

Islandwalk is one of the more common types of landwalk abilites, so Merfolk Assassin makes a little bit of sense.  The trick though, is that this card was combined with War Barge, allowing you to pay 3 mana and destroy any creature with a tap of the Assassin, and was even available in Time Spiral block as a cute throwback.  Now, Islandwalk is somewhat rare even in EDH, so perhaps using this card with things like Whim of Volrath to change the landwalk type, or even using other spells or abilities to give a landwalk and change it to islandwalk.  It’s a bit of a stretch to get this guy to work in most EDH decks against creatures, but yanno, if Wrexial, Cold-Eyed Selkie or Thada Adel run amok in your groups, perhaps this card could be just the silver bullet you need.

|| The Assassin ||

the basics –

  • NAME: Drae’rus Starreaver
  • NICKNAME/ALIAS: Drae, The Dark, Darkness, The Red
  • AGE: Mid200s (Mid30sHE)
  • BIRTHDAY: January 14
  • RACE: Blood Elf
  • GENDER: Male
  • SEXUALITY: Bisexual
  • MARITAL STATUS: In a relationships with Amri Sunsong ( @the-sunsongs-wra )

physical appearance –

  • HAIR: Black
  • EYES: Green
  • HEIGHT: 6′1″
  • BUILD: Athletic, swimmers build
  • DISTINGUISHING MARKS: Scar across his right hip.

personal –

  • PROFESSION: Assassin, tracker.
  • HOBBIES: Stalking, harming, watching Amri sleep.
  • LANGUAGES: Thalassian, Orcish, Common
  • RESIDENCE: Ruins of Silvermoon City
  • BIRTHPLACE: Unknown
  • RELIGION: The Blade
  • PATRON DEITY:  None.
  • FEARS: Any harm coming to Amri. 

relationships –

  • SPOUSE: None.
  • CHILDREN: None.
  • PARENTS: Mother - Sereena Starreaver (deceased)
                         Father - Unknown, likely deceased.
  • SIBLINGS: Sister - Nora’lynn Starreaver
  • PETS: None.


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