At the beginning of your upkeep, you lose 1 life and put a 1/1 black Faerie Rogue creature token with flying onto the battlefield.
- 4/1/2008 The effect is mandatory. You'll lose 1 life even if you have only 1 life left.
- 4/1/2008 The life loss isn't a payment. You'll get a token even if you had 0 life (and other effect is stopping you from losing the game).