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.
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.
Light-Paws was the mentor of young Eiko and Kaito Shizuki. 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. 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.
|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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- Akemi Dawn Bowman (January 27, 2022). "Episode 5: Threads of War". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Ari Zirulnik, Grace Fong, Emily Teng, and Gerritt Turner (February 11, 2022). "The Legends of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Akemi Dawn Bowman (January 24, 2022). "Episode 1: A Stranger in Eiganjo". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Akemi Dawn Bowman (December 16, 2021). "Kaito Origin Stories: A test of Loyalty & The Path Forward". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.