Alara, name of a water fairy in Turkish mythology who appears as a beautiful girl with butterfly-like wings that are made of light but sprinkle water as her wings flutter. She must abide near water to maintain her youth and beauty. She has the power to remove hate and greed from peoples' hearts thus making them capabale of love. Those who seek Alara's help must travel to a lake where she was last seen and tie a colorful ribbon on the branch of a blooming lakeside tree. If the ribbon was cut from a handkerchief last used to wipe off the tears of a heartbroken person, the wish becomes more likely to come true. Wishes must be made under a cloudless night sky shortly before dawn.
Shards of Alara and Alara Reborn are an expert-level expansion block of Magic: The Gathering