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Race Kitsune
Birthplace Kamigawa
Lifetime Mending Era

Light-Paws is a kitsune advisor at the Imperial Palace in Eiganjo Castle, Kamigawa. She is the current Regent of Kamigawa until the Emperor's return.[1]


In her youth, the intelligent Light-Paws graduated at the top of her Golden-Tail Academy class and started work within the Imperial Court, overseeing and regulating the sites where the spirit and mortal realms merged. She took her duty very seriously out of genuine concern for her people's safety. Her career looked promising until a lost kami burst through the construction site and began hurting people in its confusion. Risking her life, the unarmed Light-Paws stood her ground against the enraged kami and talked it down using diplomacy alone. In that moment, she earned her second tail. The then-emperor was so impressed by Light-Paws's tact and skill that he invited her to be his personal advisor and teach the younger generations who lived within the palace walls.[2]

Since then, Light-Paws's long lifetime has seen her advise several emperors of Kamigawa, and her seven tails were a sign of the wisdom that earned her great reverence throughout the entire Imperial Court.[2]

Neon Dynasty[]

Light-Paws was the mentor of young Eiko and Kaito Shizuki.[3][4] While she was successful in training Eiko as a Kami Intercessor, her relation with Kaito became strained. After the mysterious disappearance of her other ward, the current Emperor, Kaito left Eiganjo.

Ten years later, the planeswalking Emperor briefly returned to the plane, and appointed Light-Paws as acting Regent of Kamigawa.[1] Upon her appointment to this position, Light-Paws grew an eighth tail. As a staunch believer of the Imperial Court and its laws and procedures, she has never faced a challenge as great as the one she faces now: a Kamigawa without an emperor.

Story appearances[]

Title Author Publishing date Set Setting (plane) Featuring
Episode 1: A Stranger in Eiganjo Akemi Dawn Bowman 2022-01-24 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Kamigawa Kaito Shizuki, Eiko Shizuki, Light-Paws, Swift-Arm, The Wanderer, Katsumasa, Kyodai, Tezzeret
Episode 4: The Break-In Akemi Dawn Bowman 2022-01-26 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Kamigawa The Wanderer, Kaito Shizuki, Tamiyo, Kyodai, Light-Paws, Eiko Shizuki, Tezzeret, Jin-Gitaxias
Episode 5: Threads of War Akemi Dawn Bowman 2022-01-26 Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty Kamigawa The Wanderer, Kaito Shizuki, Himoto, Tezzeret, Tamiyo, Kyodai, Risona, Light-Paws, Eiko Shizuki, Jin-Gitaxias

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