Let's say I control the card No Mercy. The card states that whenever a creature successfully deals damage to me it gets destroyed.
Now let us suppose:
- I also control Blood Scrivener
- I have no cards in hand.
- I need to draw a card.
Because of Blood Scrivener's ability, I draw 2 cards and I lose 1 life.
Question: Does the loss of life induced by Blood Scrivener count as damage? (And does it cause Blood Scrivener to be destroyed?)