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Race Spirit Dragon
Birthplace Kakuriyo, Kamigawa
Lifetime ~3750 AR (Died during the Kami War)
Mending Era, reborn in a new form.
Heretic: Betrayers of Kamigawa

Keiga, the Tide Star (Japanese: (けい) ; literally: "Capital River"), was the great ryuu (divine dragon) of Kamigawa's islands. Keiga guarded Minamo and the Kamitaki Falls, and has since reincarnated as Kairi.


At some point before the Kami War, Keiga accidentally met Kiki-Jiki and entrusted him with the mission of recovering an egg that was stolen by Meloku. After this, the dragon helped the akki to unlock his inner magic talents.[1]

Kami War

During the Kami War, Keiga was killed by the o-bakemono Hidetsugu while defending the Minamo School.[2]

Neon Dynasty

After a fifty-year slumber in an egg beneath Boseiju, Keiga was reborn was as Kairi, the Swirling Sky.[3][4]

On Keiga's gender

Sources on Keiga's gender are contradictory.

The Dragon's Errand refers to the ryuu (Keiga) twice with "his scales" and "his massive jaws".[1] In Heretic: Betrayers of Kamigawa, Keiga is most prominently mentioned in Chapter 22 during the battle with Hidetsugu and the yamabushi in which she/her is utilized. However, part of the confusion can be found earlier in Chapter 13 where Keiga is mentioned as Yosei's brother and in Chapter 21 where Keiga is briefly referenced as he. Keiga's reborn form, Kairi, is decidedly male.

Story appearances

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
The Dragon's Errand Alexander O. Smith 2004-10-01 Champions of Kamigawa Kamigawa Meloku, Kiki-Jiki, Keiga

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