Color: Black Spell
Action: An elf warrior is suddenly surrounded by three skeletal giant snakes that have sprung up from the black muck around him/her. The snake-skeletons are eerily all in the same posture, evenly spaced around him.
Focus: the elf's imminent death
Mood: It'll be over soon.
Notes: Not set in world of the Time Spiral style guide. Design an alternate Magic reality.
However, the development team wanted to improve the power of giant green creatures, and changed Death Rattle to read "nongreen creature" instead. Showing an elf in the art would have been right out! Luckily there was time to have Vance Kovacs show a human warrior instead.