Gazal is a character in Might & Magic: Duel of Champions.
Gazal was born in the deserts of the Sahaar to a noble Wizard family of Shahibdiya, while they were travelling through the vast dunes to lay claim to a newly discovered Dragon Vein Nexus. The family discovered the Nexus the following day and multiplied by one hundred fold their already considerable wealth. Gazal, named after a wandering gazelle that lead them to the Nexus, was proclaimed the fortune bringer of their clan. In recognition, they did everything they could to spoil her rotten, but were only partially successful.
Gazal could light a fire with a flick of her wrist at the age of seven, and at the age of nine she invoked an ice-storm that covered an oasis she had discovered in the Sahaar desert, and lasted for a day in spite of the scalding heat. Though the exploit nearly killed the little Gazal, it proved that she was destined for greater things. She left the deserts and returned to the Seven Cities to study magic.
Gazal’s tremendous self-confidence served her well as she became one of the most accomplished and powerful Wizards of the Seven Cities. Named head of House Anima at the tender age of thirty-five, she was voted onto the Council of Nine on her first nomination. She has never even considered resigning from her lifetime position, though many do after the first seven-year term to follow magical studies or personal pursuits. Gazal has only ever had one ambition: restore to House Anima its rightful title as first House, and recover its status as the most powerful school of magic in the Seven Cities and all of Ashan.
Gazal argues relentlessly that the only reliable weapon is the Wizard’s staff, and that if the Wizards become nothing more than generals and fat merchants, the Seven Cities will one day fall into decay.
“A well-trained Wizard is a match for any army, provided the Council of Nine doesn’t make you fight with your staff tied to your back.”
Having so much power, Gazal planned with her allies, from which there were Ignatius, Hakeem, Akane and Ariana, to take control of the Seven Cities. Ariana had Sandro meet Gazal, the former giving her the Throne of Renewal for his own plans. Gazal sat upon the throne and was consumed by the Void energy, proclaiming herself as the Herald of the Void. Sandro saw that he actually made a mistake, and cast a spell to kill Gazal. Gazal simply absorbed the power to make her stronger. Instead, Sandro broke the Throne of Renewal and fled, while Hakeem and Ignatius ran off in terror, the former alerting the Circle of Nine. Ariana and Akane continued serving Gazal, who went with them to Mir-Al-Din, where the five ancient Shantiri towers were located.
Gazal sent Akane to make mutilation among Blackskull orcs. Hearing a group, led by Vein, was spoiling her plans, Gazal, taking in Kieran and corrupting him with the Void, sent him to attack the group at Hakeem's hideout. The group resisted, so Gazal had some Void-corrupted spirits attack them to prevent them from accessing Mir-Al-Din. The group resisted, and continued on, knowing Gazal was growing in power and would even threaten the whole world. Gazal was at the Tower of the Elders, where she cast a Void shield to protect herself from attacks, risking anyone to attack her from being banished, with her elite army fighting off. Vein faced her off, and routed her from the tower, killing her for using the forbidden magic.
Duel of ChampionsEdit
Gazal appears as three hero cards. She is the leader of the Academy faction.
Gazal appears only in Might & Magic: Duel of Champions.
As the Herald of the Void (with Throne of Renewal artwork), Gazal is the only hero with four magic schools.