The one thing we’ve always known about the backstory of the planeswalking necromancer Liliana – years before Origins revealed that she was a young Dominarian healer whose start-of-darkness came when her attempted revival of her brother went horribly wrong – was that her power and eternal youth came from a dark contract, selling her soul simultaneously to four Demons from different planes. Two of those with a claim over Lili’s immortal essence were Kothophed and Griselbrand (who was strong enough to rule over all of Innistrad’s Demons and fight the goddess Avacyn to a standstill), both now deceased, and the rules of narrative dictate that whomever comes next on Liliana’s hit list must be stronger still than them. Those other two Demons remained a mystery, until recently.
In Magic Duels: Origins, we can see glimpses of the other two of Lili’s creditors: Razaketh and Belzenlok.
Razaketh is really quite piscine-looking, bringing nothing so much to mind as Marvel’s Sub-Mariner foe, Attuma, the warlord of Atlantis, complete with head-fins rather than the traditional horns. This guy’s shown in sparse bronze-like armor, striking a warlike pose in front of an indistinct watery background. That seems to indicate that he’s from the fabled Ocean World of Mark Rosewater’s shortlist, but that’s of course not a given; any plane with a sea could be hiding an underwater fiend’s plots, and we should definitely be wary if we see Liliana return on a world with known large bodies of water.
Belzenlok, meanwhile, is much more like a traditional fantasy Demon in appearance, sporting a gigantic rack of horns which, improbably, have little bramble-like projections that seem to be horns of the horns’ own. His skin has a funky red-and-off-white mottled effect, and like Voldemort, he’s got no nose. While Belzenlok might be more conventional-looking compared to Razaketh, the background of his artwork also gives away more clues. He’s standing in front of a stone fortress with fires lit inside, plus possibly a river of lava running without. If Ulgrotha weren’t consigned to the realm of bad ideas along with Lorwyn and Kamigawa by most of R&D, then it would seemingly look a lot like Castle Sengir, but really, it’s probably just the black-red aligned industrial area of a relatively developed plane, and it certainly isn’t the foundries of Ravnica. What I’m saying is… Belzenlok could appear on Kaladesh! And, given the success of that setting in the hearts and minds of Magic players, we’ll be seeing a Kaladesh block very soon – it seems more than likely that Belzenlok will face off against Liliana then.