Jaya Honored With Obituary In The Seattle Times

WotC surprises Magic fans with obituary, website, and Secret Lair for a beloved planeswalker

Jaya Ballard, Task Mage, illustrated by Matt Cavotta

Following the canonical death of fan-favorite planeswalker, Jaya Ballard, in Dominaria United, Wizards of the Coast (WotC) has published an obituary-style advertisement in the Seattle Times newspaper.

The ad space appears in both print and online media and prompts readers to visit “JayaBallard.com” to pay respects. The website is real, and is a touching tribute to a beloved planeswalker.

After opening the book, viewers will find an In Memorium page with Jaya’s obituary, along with a guest list for her funeral which includes several familiar names like Chandra, Teferi, and Jhoira.

The website also redirects to the recent August 2022 Secret Lair Superdrop, which happens to contain the In Memoriam: Jaya Ballard drop.

If you’re behind on the Dominaria United storyline, you can catch up on the events preceding Jaya’s demise below.

Dominaria United Story


Dominaria United is scheduled to release on September 9. View our official preview gallery.