Konda and Eiganjo Concept Art

Posted in Arcana on August 30, 2004

By Wizards of the Coast

The Kamigawa block is suffused with setting, story, and flavor - and Magic Arcana will be one key way to discover the world behind the cards. Watch this space for behind-the-scenes concept art, rich storyline info, a glossary of Japanese terms relevant to Kamigawa, a look behind the flavor text of Kamigawa block, and more.

Today we focus on a single man whose destiny was central to the set's main tale. Rei Nakazawa's feature article this week previews Konda, Lord of Eiganjo, the card representing the patriarch of a powerful ruling family in the world of Kamigawa. Haven't read Rei's article yet? Go read it!

Lord Konda was a daimyo - a feudal lord and landowner who commanded a host of samurai soldiers. He ruled from Eiganjo Castle - hence "Konda, Lord of Eiganjo."

To the left you can see a concept sketch for Konda by Ittoku, an artist responsible for a lot of the look of the Kamigawa block. Ittoku is the illustrator of Rude Awakening, Arcbound Fiend and a few other cards in Mirrodin block.

Below you can see a concept illustration of Eiganjo Castle and its surrounding lands: the purview of Lord Konda.

Illustration by Rob Alexander with additional concepts by Anthony S. Waters

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