Krieg Eterna


Type: Hex Power

Effect Text: Send one of your units on the field to the graveyard. If its total strength was less than five, draw one card; otherwise, draw two.

Flavor Text: New life cannot be given for nothing, it would cost him: great striving, great suffering.

Flavor Source: Fyodor Dostoevsky, Crime and Punishment

Artwork: Agnus Dei by Francisco de Zurbarán (1640)


Offering is a great tool for card draw, and is useful to redraw unwanted parts of your hand. Remember that Offering uses total strength to determine how many cards are drawn; therefore, you can send a doubled or adjacent unit to the graveyard to more easily achieve the draw-two condition.

About the card:

This card's flavor text is from the end of the novel Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (see also Void or Wrath). By the end of the novel our protagonist, Raskolnikov, has confessed to his crime of murder and is serving out his punishment in Siberia. This mirror's Dostoevsky's real life in which he was sent to Siberia by the Tsar for his subversive writing. During his stay he was only allowed to read the Bible and according to Dostoevsky the conditions were as such: "In summer, intolerable closeness; in winter, unendurable cold. All the floors were rotten. We were packed like herrings in a barrel ... There was no room to turn around."

The prisoners (Road to Siberia) by Jacek Malczewski (1883)

The card's painting is titled the "Lamb of God" an allusion to Christ's death and sacrifice in order to save the world from sin. The irony in the painting is that the lamb has been hogtied and therefore is not sacrificing itself but is being sacrificed.

Anguish by August Friedrich Schenck (1878)