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This is a full transcript of Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, adapted from Tenaya's original transcript at Nosgothic Realm, and the pair of official Silicon Knights/Crystal Dynamics scripts hosted at The Lost Worlds as of 2012. As in the Nosgothic Realm transcript, some scene descriptions have had to be manually revised to reflect the finished product, but these edits are intended to be as slight as possible.

Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain is not formally divided into chapters in-game. The chapter names and definitions used at the Legacy of Kain Wiki originate from the supplementary Prima Guide, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain: Official Game Secrets, with one exception - the Prima Guide positions Kain's murder and resurrection in Seeking Revenge instead.

Omitted and featuring on separate pages are miscellaneous dialogue (non-linear events which cannot be attributed to specific chapters), and deleted/cut dialogue.

Contents

Transcript[edit | edit source]

Players (in order of appearance)[edit | edit source]


Chapter 1: Welcome to Hell

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Dark Diary: The Failure of the Circle[edit | edit source]

Epigraph:
"THERE IS A MAGICAL
OPERATION OF MAXIMUM
IMPORTANCE: THE INITIATION
OF A NEW AEON. WHEN IT BECOMES
NECESSARY TO UTTER A WORD
THE WHOLE PLANET MUST BE
BATHED IN BLOOD..."
[Lit in the unholy glow of a distant sunset and burning pyres, a man (a vampire) is being hoisted into the air, impaled on a high wooden stake by two armored warriors. As we pull away, we see other vampire corpses impaled, littering the countryside as armored warriors walk amongst them.
The camera continues to zoom out.
We see the above scene contained within a pool of water, nested in the middle of a large, circular table with Celtic-style knots and arcane symbols carved into it. Around the table are a cluster of wizards/magi, both male and female, young and old. The room is dimly lit, but we can make out what they are wearing. They appear to be watching the events in the magic pool quite intently.
The camera continues to zoom out.
Suddenly a door swings open, flooding the room with blinding light. Pan out, we see Vorador.
A jagged sword rips through one of the wizards, with an assorted flesh ripping foley, and the gutted corpse is thrown sideways.]
Wizard: (amidst bloodcurdling screams)
Malek!
[Vorador appears from behind the falling/thrown corpse, wielding the bloodstained jagged sword. He throws a variety of spells at the nearby wizards.
One is killed by an Energy Bolt.]
Wizard: Malek!
[Vorador throws a Flay spell at the wizard, and we see her flesh blasted from her bloody bones.]
Wizard: (screams)
[Vorador laughs darkly as he corners the last remaining wizard in the chamber. The wizard tries to cast a spell, but is panicking.]
Final Wizard: (whimpering)
Malek!
[We see, and hear the sound of, an approaching man in armor, rushing along stone tiled floors.]
Vorador: (laughing)
Call your dogs!
They can feast on your corpses!
[The wizard is hit by a Blood Gout spell – the projectile hits the victim, forcing a stream of blood to be jettisoned from the body, and it gets "sucked" into Vorador's open mouth. He then dodges sideways.
Cut to Malek rushing in through the doorway, ax drawn, to behold a silent chamber that is vacant except for the carnage. Vorador materializes behind him, and strikes a blow to the back of his head.
Cut to a dark chamber, lit only by candle flame. Arcane runes and symbols of power are drawn onto the floor. Bound in the center of the chamber a man is stripped naked; scars adorn his body. On the ground before him is an empty suit of armor, propped up on a stand, giving it the impression that it has some form inside it.]
Mortanius: For failing the Circle, Malek of the Sarafan, you are hereby damned.
[Effects of Malek's spirit being fused into his armor.]
Mortanius: The pleasures of the flesh are no longer yours. You have but one purpose, damned one; you will serve us for eternity.
[Fade to black.
A shadow is cast against a wall, moving slowly, but with purpose. We see Ariel by the wall; she turns and sees a distinctive, but unknown, shape silhouetted against a light, raising a cruel knife. Ariel's scream penetrates the darkness.
Cut to black.
A pillar is seen darkening. Fractures crawl across its surface.]


Dialogue: Ziegsturhl[edit | edit source]

[A young man, Kain, enters the local tavern as he passes through town:]
Barkeep: The tavern's closing – best be on your way, stranger.
Kain: What, no mug of ale for a weary traveler from distant Coorhagen? I can reward you well, for I am of noble blood.
Barkeep: I stay open for no man in these dark times. Things come with the night that no sane man would welcome.
Kain (V. O.): And so I left – cold of heart and soul. Forced to the road, and the long, bitter night.
[Kain leaves the tavern.
A dark, ominous Nosgoth morning, rife with mist and fog. A bracing chill and scathing wind drifts among the darkened forests.
A path winds its way past gnarled trees, which hide more than can be seen.]
Brigand: That's him!
[Kain is attacked by brigands, and knocked to the ground.]
Assassin: End it – now!
[The assassin stabs Kain in the back, killing him.]


Dark Diary: Kain in the Abyss[edit | edit source]

[Fade from black.
The Underworld – populated by lost souls that howl within the abyss. Their shapes twist and writhe in their fiery oblivion. Through this ghostly burning land, the Necromancer Mortanius strides as its master.
Kain is strung up between two posts, transfixed with a sword. He struggles incessantly, as if trying to deny his fate.]
Kain (V. O.): Vae victis – suffering to the conquered. Ironic that now I was the one suffering. Not anything as pedestrian as physical pain. Rather the cruel jab of impotent anger – the hunger for revenge.
I didn't care if I was in Heaven or Hell – all I wanted was to kill my assassins.
[Mortanius grasps the sword and twists it painfully free – Kain winces.
Kain's bonds are released and he steps free.
He looks toward the abyss before him, staring contemplatively into the yawning fire, then turns towards Mortanius.]
Kain (V. O.): Sometimes you get what you wish for.
The Necromancer Mortanius offered me a chance for vengeance. And like a fool, I jumped at his offer without considering the cost.
Nothing is free.
[Mortanius offers the transfixion sword to Kain.
Kain steps forward and grasps the sword.]
Kain (V. O.): (tiredly, with pain)
Not even revenge.
[Coruscating magic ripples across Kain's body, transforming his white armor to black, living skin to dead vampiric flesh.
Kain's eyes open.]
Mortanius: (laughing)
You will have the blood you hunger for...
[Kain walks through the fire.
Fire wipe to black.]



Chapter 2: Seeking Revenge

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Dialogue: The Cemetery[edit | edit source]

[Awakening within his tomb:]
Kain (V. O.): I awoke to the pain of a new existence, in a dank womb of darkness and decay.
[Kain finds a Save Altar:]
Kain (V. O.): Within the walls of these chambers I could find respite. And, if I so chose, resume my journey when my weariness abated.
[Kain emerges from his mausoleum and enters the graveyard:]
Kain (V. O.): The world had changed to my eyes. I had not expected such cruelty from the light. For in the embrace of the sun, I could find no comfort, only malice. This would change in time for the worse, along with other things.
[Exiting graveyard:]
Kain (V. O.): Hunger and weakness are no bar to vengeance's call. I would find my slayers and send them back whence I came.
[Kain confronts his murderers:]
Brigand: What trickery is this?
Brigands: There he is! Kill him!
I thought we killed you, bastard!
Have at ye, cur! If we put you down once, we can do it again!
Kain (V. O.): Their sneering faces were forever etched upon my memory. I had crossed death for this moment. My mind was empty save for one thought: I would kill.
[After killing the brigands and drinking their blood:]
Kain (V. O.): There is no greater release than that from vengeance sated. With my assassins dead, my quest was over.
[Mortanius contacts Kain remotely:]
Mortanius: 'Tis not over, Kain. These fools were merely the instruments of your murder, not the cause. Look to their masters. Look to the Pillars and gain way to the Fortress of the Mind...


Dialogue: Ziegsturhl[edit | edit source]

[Kain comes across a signpost that reads "Ziegsturhl":]
Kain (V. O.): This was where the bloody deed of my murder took place. I would not be kind to the denizens that lurk here. They would taste my steel, and I their blood.
[Crossing a bridge while leaving Ziegsturhl:]
Kain (V. O.): The Necromancer had offered me no warning as to what my resurrection would entail, and yet I must confess, in my haste, I had not sought one. Was his gift a curse? I would seek the Pillars for an answer.


Dialogue: The region west of the Pillars[edit | edit source]

[Kain nears the Pillars:]
Kain (V. O.): The Pillars of Nosgoth. Even in life, few sights have moved me such as this. I marveled that such beauty should grace our dying world.


Dark Diary: Ghost of the Pillars[edit | edit source]

[The Pillars at night; wind blows eerily between the solemn sentinels of marble and other indescribable materials. Moonlight plays of the surfaces, lending the scene an eerie blue cast. The figure of a comely woman appears amidst the Pillars, talking to herself it seems.
Establishing shot from Kain's point of view.
Long shot of Ariel disappearing behind a Pillar.
The camera follows her around the Pillar while she talks.]
Ariel: Nupraptor, your madness has shattered our dreams and blinded you...
Kain: Keep your distance or I'll send you back to Hell, spirit!
Ariel: There is nothing left of me to fear vampire. I am only a shadow of my former self... Ariel – the Balance of the Circle of Nine. Even so, I can provide the answers you seek.
Kain: I seek only a cure.
Ariel: There is no cure for death. Only release. You must destroy the sorcery that is now poisoning Nosgoth.
Only then will you realize peace.
The Nine of the Protectors of Hope were sworn to use their powers to preserve our world. Now these pillars have been corrupted by a traitor.
[Ariel turns toward the camera to reveal her ravaged face. Flesh has been ripped away to reveal the naked bone beneath.]
Ariel: My murder at the hands of this beast drove my love Nupraptor mad.
Now he spreads misery and pain among the Circle, crumbling the very foundation of Nosgoth. You must restore balance. You must right the Pillars of Nosgoth.
[A "hallucination" of Nupraptor sewing his eyes shut floats, semi-transparent in the moonlit air.]
Kain: (with distaste)
I care not for the fate of this world.
Ariel: (fading out)
Then for yourself Kain...
Beware the Unspoken...
[Ariel fades to total transparency as her voice fades.]



Chapter 3: Nupraptor

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Dialogue: The Pillars of Nosgoth[edit | edit source]

Kain (V. O.): Nupraptor, with his blind act of vengeance, threatened to destroy all of Nosgoth.
Each Circle member was bonded to the Pillar he served. The Pillars reflected the mental state of their servants, and as the minds of the Circle degenerated and descended farther into dementia, the Pillars crumbled.
To restore them, each member of the Circle had to die, and the artifact that served as their link to the Pillar had to be returned.
Only when all the Pillars were restored, did Ariel claim my curse would end. And so my hunt for Nupraptor began.
[Kain examines each Pillar:]
Kain: The Pillar of the Mind.
Kain: The Pillar of Dimension.
Kain: The Pillar of Conflict.
Kain: The Pillar of Nature.
Kain: The Pillar of Balance.
Kain: The Pillar of Energy.
Kain: The Pillar of Time.
Kain: The Pillar of States.
Kain: The Pillar of Death.


Dialogue: The region west of the Pillars[edit | edit source]

[Kain finds a bat beacon:]
Kain (V. O.): These beacons serve as landmarks during my flights in bat form. Once I have committed their locations to memory, I can always return.


Dialogue: Nachtholm[edit | edit source]

[Examining a sign reading "Nachtholm":]
Kain (V. O.): The village of Nachtholm was typical of Nosgoth peasantry. It admits the farmers and smithies of the quiet country life, proud brigands and cutpurses.


Dialogue: Steinchencröe[edit | edit source]

[As Kain reads the entrance sign, he comments to himself:]
Kain (V. O.): The town of Steinchencröe bore with it the infamous aroma of its inhabitants. In life, I would not have graced the place with my presence. In death, I merely added to the stench.
[Inside the town he discovers an old man, madly stirring a pot:]
Kain (V. O.): This lunatic was delighted to see me. Perhaps his madness would reveal a greater truth...
Irmok: The bastards in Steinchencröe shun me as Nosgoth shuns them! I know what it means to be an outsider, vampire. I fear you not, but remember this – there are others who will speak to you, so long as you know how to look.


Dialogue: Vasserbünde[edit | edit source]

[Kain approaches a Gypsy encampment, settled directly south to the entrance of Vasserbünde:]
Kain (V. O.): The gypsies – purveyors of distrust and superstition. Most of their babble should be taken with a pinch of salt, since the gypsies often tinker with weary travelers' minds... However, a few gypsies have something interesting to say.
[Reading the entrance sign of Vasserbünde:]
Kain (V. O.): Vasserbünde lay, its glory now stained and faded, a faithful child in the looming shadow of Nupraptor's Retreat.
[Observing Nupraptor's Retreat:]
Kain (V. O.): Nupraptor's Keep lay west of Vasserbünde. I would seek to cut the cancer from its heart.


Dialogue: Nupraptor's Retreat[edit | edit source]

[As Kain crosses the bridge out of Vasserbünde towards Nupraptor's:]
Kain (V. O.): The wind carried screams from the west. I couldn't help but smile: someone else in this world was suffering more than I.
[Passing through the main gate leading to Nupraptor's Keep:]
Kain (V. O.): The gaping maw of Nupraptor's Retreat rained upon Nosgoth all his pain and misery. The disease begged to be cleansed.
[Upon entering Nupraptor's Retreat:]
Kain (V. O.): The Mentalist Nupraptor was renowned through Nosgoth for his tricks of the mind, telepathy and telekinesis. Pilgrims traveled from all across the land seeking the comfort of his lies. I sought not his wisdom but his life.
[Nupraptor taunts Kain remotely:]
Nupraptor: You dare intrude upon my sanctuary? Can I not mourn in peace?
Leave... leave and let my solitude be complete...
[Kain discovers a chained girl:]
Kain (V. O.): I came upon one of Nupraptor's serving girls, catatonic with fear, choking out half-words through bloodied, broken teeth. Although tempted by hunger, I stayed my hand, allowing her to tell her story...
She spoke of her Lord Nupraptor, driven to insanity by the brutal slaying of his beloved Ariel. She spoke of his self-mutilation, sewing his eyes and lips shut to deny the outside world. Fueled by despair and hopelessness, he turned his magic on the Circle, infecting their minds with his madness. Nupraptor cared for nothing now, save his pathetic self-pity.
Scars such as hers would never heal. Death would only be a mercy.
[If Kain interfaces with the girl using Disguise Form:]
Servant Girl: (uncontrollable shrieks and sobbing, with these words intertwined amidst them)
...the Lord Nupraptor... locked himself away... tried to kill us all... He's mad over his loss...
[Kain discovers a room full of carnage:]
Kain (V. O.): The cretin squandered life and left it seeping on the floor. Such waste was a travesty. Perhaps Nupraptor needed to be taught a lesson as to the value of blood.
[Kain looks out one of the Retreat's "eye sockets":]
Kain (V. O.): From the depths of the Retreat's eye sockets, I viewed Nosgoth in a different fashion. The glass seemed to warp the image and taint the color. As if Nosgoth needed assistance in making its corruption apparent.
[As Kain enters the heart of the Retreat and reaches Nupraptor, he finds that Malek is there as well:]
Nupraptor: So, Malek, have you come to fail the Circle once more? Leave, paladin! I do not need your protection. Come, Kain... come share my pain...
[Malek and Nupraptor disappear. Kain progresses, and confronts Nupraptor:]
Kain (V. O.): So this was the Mentalist Nupraptor, this broken, pathetic little man. Yet crippled as he was, he would not yield without battle. Very well, old fool. If it is death you seek, I will not deny you.
[Upon collecting Nupraptor's Head:]
Kain (V. O.): Perhaps the head of her beloved will convince Ariel that I have accomplished my task.


Dialogue: The Pillars of Nosgoth[edit | edit source]

Kain (V. O.): I placed Nupraptor's head before the Pillar of the Mind, and watched on as it dissolved into the stone.
[The offering is placed:]
Kain (V. O.): The pillar accepted its offering, thus it was restored.
Kain (V. O.): Nupraptor was but the genesis – forever tainted by his madness, the Circle was beyond redemption. For them absolution lay only in death. In me, they would find their deliverance.
But first I had to defeat their shepherd – Malek, defender of the Nine, lay in a keep far to the north, past Vasserbünde. It was time for me to test the wrath of the Pillar of Conflict.
Ariel: Death in the Circle breathes life to the Pillars. For every Pillar, there is a token; only with these shall they be restored.
But to reach a warrior, you must first breach his ward. Find Malek and destroy him. Only then will the Circle fall.



Chapter 4: The Hunt for Malek

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Dialogue: Coorhagen[edit | edit source]

[As Kain approaches Coorhagen:]
Kain (V. O.): Years ago, word reached us of a strange pestilence that had laid siege to a few remote villages far east. But the rumors failed to prepare us for the horror that was the Plague.
[Discovering a plague-ridden corpse:]
Kain (V. O.): Worms and maggots fed upon his festering skin, the scent of tainted blood seeped through the wounds upon which they feasted. Pity... such a waste; good blood gone bad.
[Seeing the sign leading to Coorhagen:]
Kain (V. O.): Coorhagen – my home – the finest city in all of Nosgoth, rich in vanity and conceit. I had no delusions as to the welcome I would receive.
[Entering town:]
Kain (V. O.): Death and disease stalked these streets. Bodies lay, most in the very spots in which fate had taken them. A perfect homecoming.


Dialogue: The region north of Coorhagen[edit | edit source]

[Observing Malek's Bastion:]
Kain (V. O.): Malek's Bastion, perched defiantly on the mountain top, black as night against the blanket of snow. What manner of man would choose a land so harsh and utterly devoid of life?


Dialogue: Malek's Bastion[edit | edit source]

[As Kain enters the Bastion, Malek contacts him remotely:]
Malek: I know you are here, demon. The stench of death clings to you.
[Kain examines the Bastion's interior:]
Kain (V. O.): The interior was as cold and sterile as the snow outside, with empty suits of armor and sharp, cruel steel lining the walls.
[Malek comments on his minions:]
Malek: My warriors are but shadows of my skill, child.
[Kain discovers the first minion generation room:]
Kain (V. O.): The towering metal structure gave birth to these wraiths. I could hazard only a guess at its function: fusing the souls of long dead warriors to their armor, so that they may do battle once again.
Life without blood. What a travesty!
[Each time Kain silences one of the generators, he receives a taunt:]
Malek: Do you hope to best me, Kain? Do not worry. Your challenge will not go unmet.
Malek: Your undeath does not make you immortal, vampire.
Malek: Come to slay the slayer of vampires, have you?
[Finding a secret door that leads to the power source of the machines:]
Kain (V. O.): The globe powered the machinery. With its destruction, the deafening shrieks of the machines ceased to echo throughout the bastion. It was now time to silence the machines' maker.
Malek: You try my patience, fledgling. Care to try my blade, instead?
[Traveling to the heart of the Bastion:]
Kain (V. O.): My eyes yearned from lack of contrast, my mouth ached for want of blood. In this cold wasteland, food was scarce, and my hunger grew.
[Entering the heart of the Bastion:]
Kain (V. O.): The guards at the gate offered no resistance; they were frozen solid and dead as they stood, their flesh welded to the cold metal of their armor...
[Discovering a frozen corpse upon a throne:]
Kain (V. O.): A corpse held court on a tattered throne, grinning malignantly at me through blackened teeth.
Malek: It is not often that a man sees his own corpse, it is a sobering experience.
But I am far less interested in my own corpse than I am in yours. Prepare yourself, vampire.
[After unsuccessfully confronting Malek:]
Kain (V. O.): 'Twould seem Malek's destiny with my blade was postponed. Perhaps Ariel could offer further guidance.


Dialogue: The Pillars of Nosgoth[edit | edit source]

Ariel: Ah, the lord returns empty-handed. Does the Sarafan elude you? Very well, go east of Malek's Bastion.
The Oracle shall give you aid.



Chapter 5: Find the Oracle

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Dialogue: Malek's Bastion[edit | edit source]

[Observing the Oracle's Cave:]
Kain (V. O.): High up on the face of these cliffs, hidden amongst a complex network of caves, the underground sanctity of the wise Oracle of Nosgoth lay sleeping. Perhaps it was time to brave the winds, and seek out this Oracle, from the vantage point of the heavens.


Dialogue: The Oracle's Cave[edit | edit source]

[As Kain enters the mountains:]
Mortanius: Oh, little vampire, the game grows interesting. But with so many pawns, can you find the true player?
[After navigating the network of caves, Kain finally nears the Oracle's lair – and finds his museum. He examines a suit of armor:]
Kain (V. O.): Odd. This armor resembled that of the Ward and his minions. Yet, the steel seemed newly fashioned and untarnished by time.
[Examining a guillotine:]
Kain (V. O.): A guillotine, its blade still wet with blood.
[Examining a shield:]
Kain (V. O.): I recognized this crest from my youth. 'Tis the sigil of the Mighty Lion of Willendorf, bloodstained and rusted upon this battered shield.
[Examining a second shield:]
Kain (V. O.): The shield was newly crafted, its metal shone brightly in the firelight. The crest I did not recognize.
[Examining a tome:]
Kain (V. O.): Hidden amidst the many obscure artifacts in that museum, I discovered an ancient chronicle. This passage caught my eye:
"It was during these dark times infested with the plague of the undead, that the Circle brought the Sarafan to existence. Trained to be devoutly loyal to the Circle, and the perfect exterminators of the undead scourge, they were led to many victories by the righteous paladin, Malek. They cleansed the vampires with fire, and released their souls to more blessed realms. There is no wrath as terrible as that of the righteous."
I had read enough. At once disgusted and intrigued, I placed the book back down in that museum.


Dark Diary: The Oracle[edit | edit source]

[Kain enters a large cavern through a winding tunnel. Inside the cavern a small old man stands by a roaring fire, cooking something in a huge pot. He looks up as Kain enters.]
Oracle: A nobleman? Seeking wisdom? Death has taught you well.
Kain: Enough philosophy – I seek answers.
Oracle: Answers indeed. I have them all if you have the questions.
And what are the questions for these answers?
[The oracle throws something into the fire. The smoke reveals a great army marching across the land.]
Oracle: King Ottmar – the only hope to defeat the Legions of the Nemesis.
King Ottmar paralyzed by his princess' malaise.
King Ottmar the useless.
Pray good sir, what are the questions?
Kain: (with anger)
A pox upon your tricks and babble, old man! Answer me this: Who is Malek and how can I defeat him?
Oracle: (cryptically)
All in time sirrah. Yes, time. Unless you master it – it will master you.
And now it's time for your answer:
[The oracle throws flame powder into the fire.
Display of images.]
Oracle: Malek – defender of the Nine and last of the Sarafan sorcerer-priests. His vanity led to the slaughter of the Circle at the hands of the vampire Vorador. For his failing, his spirit was fused to a hellish set of magical armor. He has allowed no member of the Circle to fall since.
Kain: What of this Vorador?
Oracle: Follow the glow of the Ignis Fatuus to the Termogent Forest.
Kain: Ignis Fatuus?
Oracle: The Ignis Fatuus lights the path to Hell, nobleman. Your path.
Time Kain. Next time...
[The oracle disappears.]



Chapter 6: Vorador's Mansion

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Dialogue: The Lake of the Dead[edit | edit source]

[Observing the Termogent Forest:]
Kain (V. O.): The black forest reigned here, its kingdom rarely invaded by those that live in the light. But it was called home by this mysterious Vorador. Legend told of a time when Vorador defeated Malek of the Sarafan.
If such a man did exist, then he could perhaps be the key to defeating the Ward.


Dialogue: The Termogent Forest[edit | edit source]

Kain (V. O.): Strange that Vorador would choose a dwelling so perilous to him. The swamp could only offer a vampire hazard and pain.
[As he approaches the great mansion:]
Kain (V. O.): Vorador's keep was hidden deep within the Termogent Forest, nestled amongst vines and creepers that clung desperately to its dark weathered stone.


Dialogue: Vorador's Mansion[edit | edit source]

Kain (V. O.): The luxury with which this Vorador surrounded himself was impressive. His wealth would shame the haughty nobles of my former court.
Kain (V. O.): That this vulgar display of fortune remained undisturbed was a testament of fear's dominion over greed.
[Upon meeting Vorador's brides:]
Kain (V. O.): Their charms were almost visible through the gauze of their clothing. Yet beauty such as theirs delivered only death. For these were Vorador's pets, nothing more than beasts, slave to his will and the easy prey he provided. Vampires, all of them, held in thrall by one stronger still.
[Entering the catacomb system:]
Kain (V. O.): The darkness was soothing and in the distance, sharp and sweet, came the scent of spilt blood.
[Finding the bleeding room:]
Kain (V. O.): Vorador's pantry! A vampire's feast! Like cattle awaiting slaughter, men and women dangled from the rusted hooks upon the dungeon walls, blood and viscera frosted the dirt and stone. The abundance nearly overwhelmed me. For blood is the life...
[The "torture room":]
Kain (V. O.): The room I had entered had but one purpose – the torture and execution of human beings for the sadistic pleasure of its engineer. Blood was splattered on every surface.
The dread and agony of victims past still echoed through the lethal walls. A symphony of terror and agony filled the air. Then, from amidst the cacophony of screaming souls came the perverse laughter of the Vampire himself...
Kain (V. O.): And upon the wall, scribbled in blood, were the words: "Manus Celer Dei".
[Examining a tome:]
Kain (V. O.): Amongst Vorador's possessions, I found an ancient chronicle... Long ago, vampires grew in such number as to capture the attention of the Circle. The Order of the Sarafan, or the "Angels of Light" as they were called, was instated to counter the menace. Thus, the "Vampire Purge" began.
[Examining a series of macabre paintings on the wall:]
Kain (V. O.): The tapestries wove a tale of chaos ignited, an orgy of fire and pain. Undead beings, with rotted skins caked with sulfur and ash, beckoned at me through a burning abyss. Their tortured stares were a testimonial to the price of weakness.
Their fate would not find me. Yet blood calls to blood.


Dark Diary: The Vampire Vorador[edit | edit source]

[Interior. Vorador's lair. The room is dimly lit by candles.
The camera peers across the length of a long, polished dining table, with the vampire Vorador at the other end, highlighted by candle flame. Vorador is holding two finely crafted goblets.]
Kain (V. O.): In the bowels of that black forest I found something worse than Hell. A vision of what I was becoming...
Vorador: It's not often I see one of our own, especially one as young and foolish as yourself. Nonetheless, drink. Drink deep and indulge your gift.
[Kain reluctantly accepts the goblet. Camera pans across the room. We see subtle evidence as to where the blood came from; a dripping human corpse is suspended upside down above a basin on the table.]
Kain (V. O.): Gift? Pah! Vorador thought my curse a blessing. That we were gods and that mortals offered their blood as sacrifice so that we could enjoy our supernatural powers. And somewhere deep inside my new self I knew he was right. That mortal dreams were prayers. Prayers to us – begging for our power.
I pondered this as the decadent old fool prattled on about his past; a boorish account of how he defeated Malek of the Sarafan and took his vengeance upon the Circle of Nine for supporting the Sarafan's holy war to exterminate us...
Vorador: After slaughtering six of the sheep I defeated their pathetic little shepherd – Malek. Since then our kind has not bothered with the cattle, except to feed. And I suggest you do the same.
Meddling with the affairs of man can do us no good. Sarafan witchhunts are much too tedious to concern ourselves with. Am I understood Kain?
[Kain acknowledges only very slightly.]
Vorador: Good. Take this ring. If you ever need assistance it will summon me. Despite your youthful arrogance, you amuse me, Kain – it would be such a pity to lose you to the Abyss.
Now be gone!
[Vorador turns his back on Kain.]


Dialogue: Vorador's Mansion[edit | edit source]

[Upon collecting Vorador's Signet Ring:]
Kain (V. O.): My visit with Vorador only strengthened my resolve. His power uncontested by mortals, he had fallen to another enemy. Decadence has claimed itself many a great warrior.



Chapter 7: Threaten the Circle

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Dialogue: Uschtenheim[edit | edit source]

[Exiting Vorador's Mansion:]
Kain (V. O.): And so I left that place, with clear knowledge of what sort of monster I would become if I let my curse consume me, and with an ally for the future.
[Observing Dark Eden:]
Mortanius: A triad congregates at the roof of the world, Kain; a plot to twist the land, to shape the world. North is where your vengeance lies.
[Reading the signpost for Uschtenheim:]
Kain (V. O.): In my travels, I learned much about the legend of Janos Audron. Here, in this quaint pastoral village of Uschtenheim, that dark enemy was born. Janos preyed upon its peasants until he was finally hunted down and executed.


Dialogue: The Pillars of Nosgoth[edit | edit source]

Ariel: Does your patience with the Sarafan grow thin, vampire? Dogs come only when their masters call.
I believe some members of the Circle have banished themselves north.
Perhaps Dark Eden is the snare you seek.
Kain (V. O.): Ariel told me then, that the easiest way to find Malek was to force his hand. The Ward was sworn to defend the members of the Circle, and so if one of the Circle was threatened, Malek would appear to protect them.
She spoke of an unholy union between three of the wizards of the Circle, and directed me to their Dark Eden.


Dialogue: The Ruined Land[edit | edit source]

[Seeing a mutated human:]
Kain (V. O.): The poor wretch was warped beyond recognition. To think that it was once human.
[Encountering Dark Eden's strange creatures:]
Kain (V. O.): Such strange creatures that had been spawned by this dark magic; things half insect and half mammal – human torsos grafted onto abominations of the flesh. Sick as it was, I could not help but admire its creator's ingenuity.
[Progressing west:]
Kain (V. O.): If it could be said that a land descended into madness, 'twould be an accurate account of Dark Eden. A garden of horrors, seeded with sick perversion of nature's design.
I knew that this Dark Eden I had trespassed upon would continue to grow, until all of Nosgoth was consumed.
[Seeing the magic shell of Dark Eden:]
Kain (V. O.): Magic seethed and shifted. I watched the dome of energy as it expanded, absorbing and recreating, consuming life and leaving behind only a twisted parody.


Dialogue: The region south of Dark Eden[edit | edit source]

[Passing through the magic shell:]
Kain (V. O.): I passed through the wall unharmed. It seemed the magic only preyed on things that were alive and pure. Or, perhaps it simply decided that I was twisted enough.


Dialogue: Dark Eden[edit | edit source]

[Seeing the castle from a distance:]
Kain (V. O.): A tower stood in the distance. From its apex spewed the vortex of energy that shaped the lands below.


Dialogue: The Dark Eden Castle[edit | edit source]

[Entering the Eden castle:]
Kain (V. O.): The surface of the castle belied its interior; for it was far larger inside than out. With the powers the Circle had at its disposal, 'twould have been simple to distort space to accommodate this strange structure.
[Finding the Alchemy rooms:]
Kain (V. O.): The sorcerer's sanctuary, his laboratory. Inside was all manner of items arcane: pickled bodies, dissected corpses, both man and beast, and metal constructs that heaved arcs of energy into the air. I sensed more than one force being manipulated in this place.
Strange. Rarely did a sorcerer condescend to work with others.
[Confronting the three sorcerers:]
Kain (V. O.): Ah, not one but three – DeJoule the Energist, Bane the Druid, and Anarcrothe the Alchemist. How considerate of them to hasten my search.
Bane: So, the scourge of the Circle has arrived...!
DeJoule: Fear him not, Bane – he is but a whelp; his soul is ours for the taking!
Anarcrothe: Don't be ridiculous! Malek! To our aid!
[Anarcrothe disappears.]
Kain (V. O.): Damn you, Alchemist! I had not come this far only to have my quarry escape!
[Kain uses the ring to summon Vorador; Malek confronts his old enemy.]


Dark Diary: The Great Duel[edit | edit source]

[Interior Dark Eden Castle main hall, Malek and Vorador fight as Kain, Bane and DeJoule (cloaked) watch.]
Malek: Vengeance! Vengeance for my eternity of suffering!
Vorador: Whelp! As if you knew what eternity was! Grovel before your true master.
Malek: (coldly)
Never! I'll hack you from crotch to gizzard and feed what's left to your brides...
[Kain gives pursuit to the fleeing sorcerers. A fierce battle ensues between Malek and Vorador.]


Dialogue: Confronting Bane and DeJoule[edit | edit source]

Kain (V. O.): As Vorador clashed against Malek, I gave pursuit to the fleeing wizards DeJoule and Bane...
Kain (V. O.): I danced their dance. When the time came, they would dance upon my sword!
[Bane and DeJoule taunt Kain:]
Bane: His magic is weak!
Bane: He is an affront to Nature itself, it is our duty to purify him!
DeJoule: Burn! Wretched vampire! Burn!
[Upon collecting Bane's Antler Headdress:]
Kain (V. O.): The antler headdress had broken in the fight, but power still resided in its ivory form.
[Upon collecting DeJoule's Insulating Cloak:]
Kain (V. O.): The cloak was made from an alloy akin to lead: heavy and malleable, woven into fine links. The energy she controlled was stored in this garment.


Dialogue: The Dark Eden Castle[edit | edit source]

[Upon collecting Malek's Helmet:]
Kain (V. O.): I found Malek's helmet amongst the scattered remnants of his armor, whole and intact. Vorador had finally laid his old adversary to rest.


Dialogue: The Pillars of Nosgoth[edit | edit source]

Kain (V. O.): The Helmet of Malek, I placed before the Pillar of Conflict.
[The offering is placed:]
Kain (V. O.): The pillar accepted its offering, thus it was restored.
Kain (V. O.): The act had taken on the feel of ritual. Isn't it strange how we must bribe our gods to stay?
Kain (V. O.): At the foot of the Energy Pillar, I set the cloak of DeJoule.
[The offering is placed:]
Kain (V. O.): The pillar accepted its offering, thus it was restored.
Kain (V. O.): The antler headdress of the Druid Bane I lay before the Nature Pillar.
[The offering is placed:]
Kain (V. O.): The pillar accepted its offering, thus it was restored.
Ariel: You must seek Azimuth the Planer at the heart of Avernus.
Three instruments await you, to aid you in your quest, but first you must rise and you must fall and find your salvation in between.



Chapter 8: Defeat Azimuth

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Dialogue: The Long and Winding Road[edit | edit source]

[Observing Avernus:]
Kain (V. O.): Avernus consumed itself before my eyes.


Dialogue: Avernus[edit | edit source]

[Entering Avernus:]
Kain (V. O.): The gate of Avernus opened slowly before me, daring me to cross the threshold. Who was I to reject such an invitation?
[Finding mutilated corpses...]
Kain (V. O.): The city was paved in blood and flesh. Yet, what would have appalled in my life only tempted me in death. Once I would have felt horror; now only hunger remained.
[...and demolished buildings:]
Kain (V. O.): Avernus lay in ruins before me. Whatever hand slaughtered its people ravaged the city as well.
[Encountering a demon:]
Kain (V. O.): The beast paused for a moment, drooling in anticipation of the fine meal he saw before him. To his disappointment, he would not find me such easy prey.
[Encountering a huge demon:]
Kain (V. O.): I felt its eyes upon me, eager, hungry, as if it longed to rip my heart out and eat it before me as I died. I laughed as the onslaught began. Perhaps when it was over, it would be the other way around.


Dialogue: Avernus Cathedral[edit | edit source]

[Entering the cathedral:]
Kain (V. O.): Avernus was a religious autocracy, with the Cathedral as its dais of power. Though the city lay in ruins, the Cathedral remained untouched. The demons knew better than to bite the hand that feeds them...
[Kain finds a mysterious altar room; and this strange text:]
Scripture: And Hash'ak'gik spoke to the world, and all who heard trembled.
"Bring me your first born, and shed their blood on the altar of the world, so I might take nourishment from them.
"Do this without question, or suffer my wrath for eternity."
And its will was done.
[As Kain walks under a huge stained-glass ceiling depicting the battle between Vorador and Malek:]
Kain (V. O.): Above me stood a memory, etched in stained glass.
[Kain finally confronts Azimuth:]
Azimuth: Ah, what's this? I had not even realized the blade and the raiment were here. You wear those trinkets well, Kain. But I do believe that they would look better on me.
Kain (V. O.): The Matriarch of Avernus, the Lady Azimuth: her magical planing skills summoned demons through runes inscribed in human blood.
[Azimuth taunts Kain:]
Azimuth: Come to me my children! We shall ravage Nosgoth together!
Azimuth: So, little man, have they sent you to stop me?
Azimuth: (laugh)
My children shall rip you apart!
Azimuth: Come, my demons. Let us sup on vampire blood.
[Upon defeating Azimuth:]
Kain (V. O.): For all her magic, the Lady Azimuth was little trouble; once her demonic thralls had been dispatched she fell quickly to my blade.
[Upon collecting Azimuth's Eye:]
Kain (V. O.): Azimuth's third eye, a gift from the Pillar of Dimension, allowed the Planer sight into other realms. The Pillar reclaims its own.
[Upon collecting a Time Streaming Device:]
Ariel: It will deliver you in time.



Chapter 9: Ottmar's Daughter

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Dialogue: The Pillars of Nosgoth[edit | edit source]

Kain (V. O.): Before the Dimension pillar, I lay the eye of Azimuth.
[The offering is placed:]
Kain (V. O.): The pillar accepted its offering, thus it was restored.
Ariel: Well done. You have found Moebius's toy. Azimuth, not content with summoning demonic thrall, stole the Time Streaming Device in order to gather creatures from other ages as well.
Take care of the device, Kain. It will deliver you in time.
The Legions of the Nemesis are on the march from the north, crushing all in their path. 'Twas not too long ago that the Nemesis was known as William the Just, a caring and gentle benefactor of the land. But, as his army grew in strength and he himself grew in power, the veil of tyranny fell and one kingdom was not enough. So many cities, so many dead. Willendorf will be sure to follow. The Nemesis must be stopped or all shall be lost...
Kain: How can one stop an army?
Ariel: You must rally the forces of Willendorf; they are the last Hope of Nosgoth.


Dialogue: The Lake of Serenity[edit | edit source]

Kain (V. O.): The specter of Ariel led me to Willendorf. If I was to defeat the next member of the Circle, I needed to understand his machinations. With this vague advice in mind, I set forth on the road to Willendorf.


Dialogue: The region north of Willendorf[edit | edit source]

Mortanius: Strange, isn't it Kain? That one cannot quite accept that which sustains him: you in your death and me in mine. But death cannot reign in a world without life and soon you will find the quest ahead of you is yours and yours alone. I can assist you no longer.
[Observing Willendorf:]
Kain (V. O.): Willendorf, proud defender of the Realm, with its Warrior Elite and mighty ruler King Ottmar. The Lion Throne had once held my allegiance. But Willendorf's days of glory had passed; it was the last bastion against an unruly future.


Dialogue: Willendorf[edit | edit source]

[Upon using Mist Form to cross the lake which leads to the gates of the inner aristocratic section of Willendorf:]
Kain (V. O.): It would seem that only those of noble lineage were allowed to pass through the illustrious gates of Willendorf Castle. And the enchantment I had cast with my Disguise was not enough to fool these Soldiers of Hope. I would need a stronger illusion to beguile them.
[Reading a Willendorf signpost:]
Kain (V. O.): Mighty Willendorf had sliced open the belly of the earth, reaping a bounty of precious metals and unearthing ancient secrets.
Of these secrets, I had heard of a tomb that contained an ancient forefather of King Ottmar himself.
Within the tomb, a fountain of blood would allow me to cast the most noble of illusions, and gain entry to the city of the Mighty Lion.
[Entering Willendorf Library:]
Kain (V. O.): The great library of Willendorf. Filled with dull tomes of trite accounts by pompous historians about matters that could not possibly be of interest to anyone but themselves.
[Reading a book in the library:]
Kain (V. O.): The book spoke of the birth of the Circle. The Circle served the Pillars, protectorates to the strange power that gives life to our land. At the unlikely death of a member, the Circle remains broken for a time, until the Pillars can cull a worthy successor.
I came upon another book of interest buried deep amongst the library's tomes. It spoke of a small cult that existed in Nosgoth, ages past. Wherever they traveled strange tales of human possession would follow. Little is known of the god they worshipped.


Dark Diary: The Court of the Last Hope[edit | edit source]

[A hall resplendent with the colors of Nosgoth heraldry, lined by the heavily-armored elite knights of the king's personal guard.]
Kain (V. O.): The court of King Ottmar; shades of my former existence. Proud and self-absorbed, surrounded by all the finery of the realm. Secure in their ignorance. As I walked among them I smirked thinking of the carnage that would befall them at the hands of the Legions of the Nemesis... the glorious flames, the inevitable rape and pillage.
[A courtier stops Kain by raising his hand.]
Kain: (forcefully)
Out of my way peasant! The stench of the fields hangs over you like a pall!
Courtier: The King sees no one! He is in mourning for the princess!
Kain: (coldly)
He'll be in mourning for his kingdom soon. And he'll mourn for you even sooner if you don't get out of my way!
[Kain pushes past the courtier.]
Kain (V. O.): And so I won my audience, such as it was, with Ottmar. He cared not of the invading armies from the North. Only of the plight of his child.
Ottmar: (grumpily)
A birthday present. To celebrate her birthday I declared a contest. Whoever created the finest doll in the realm would be granted a royal favor. Hundreds of dolls were brought, but the winner was obvious. Elzevir, the Dollmaker, created a toy of such beauty that all were captivated by it. And all he would take in payment was a lock of her hair.
Soon after she became like this; a lifeless puppet. Whoever restores her to her former self shall have this kingdom!
[Kain smirks and stalks off.]
Kain (V. O.): Thus my hunt for the Dollmaker began.


Dialogue: Willendorf Castle[edit | edit source]

Ottmar: My daughter... I fear I shall never hear her delicate laugh again...
(weepy sigh)
Kain (V. O.): Ottmar slumped on his throne like a rag doll, his beard matted with the tears of his own self-pity. In my court, he would have long since been usurped by one stronger, but in Willendorf they worshipped him, even in his weakness.
I wondered what Willendorf would do when Ottmar's death finally arrived.
[Exiting Ottmar's throne room:]
Kain: Through whispers of the court, I learned that the Army of the Last Hope, Willendorf's proud militia, was in no condition to fight the invading Legions of the Nemesis. They were busy scouring the lands to the north, in search of the Dollmaker and Ottmar's daughter.
I also learned of a tunnel, which would take me rapidly from Willendorf to the suspected area.


Dialogue: Stahlberg[edit | edit source]

[Approaching Stahlberg:]
Kain (V. O.): This was once the most academic of cities, housing some of the most prestigious universities in all of Nosgoth. While I would not weep over lost tomes, I detested the sight of scars left upon the world at the hands of the Nemesis.


Dialogue: The House of the Dollmaker[edit | edit source]

[Confronting Elzevir:]
Kain: Elzevir! I have come for the soul!
Elzevir: So, Ottmar sent you to kill me, eh?
I can smell him on you –
Or is that the stench of the grave?
Kain: Dollmaker, I have no time for these games!
Elzevir: The soul is mine! I earned it! Ottmar GAVE it to me!
Kain: Then you shall earn it with blood!
[Elzevir taunts Kain:]
Elzevir: You shall NOT have it! Mine! Mine! Mine!
[Upon defeating Elzevir:]
Elzevir: Farewell, my love... I was lucky to have made you...
Kain (V. O.): What an odd little man. Now, to find the soul.
[Upon collecting the Dollmaker's Doll:]
Kain (V. O.): Elzevir imprisoned the girl's soul in a small fabric doll. The old man's intentions I shall never know.


Dialogue: Willendorf Castle[edit | edit source]

Kain (V. O.): I entered the Court with the Dollmaker's head in one hand, and the doll containing the girl's soul in the other. I placed them both before the King and watched his eyes catch fire. With the doll in their possession, the Court's sorcerers could restore his daughter's soul.
Ottmar: I do not know that I can thank you enough, warrior. My kingdom is but a small price to pay for my daughter's life. Willendorf is yours, if you wish it!
Kain: 'Tis not your kingdom I desire, but your army, Ottmar. I require troops to vanquish the Horde that descends upon us from the North.
Ottmar: Very well. Courtiers, fetch me my armor and mace. There is war to be waged!


Dark Diary: The Last Stand[edit | edit source]

[The battlefield is choked with roiling fog. Horns sound. We zoom through mist past brief views of the approaching troops toward a hill. Ottmar, elevated, gives his orders to his troops.]
Ottmar: (in commanding, rousing speech mode)
The scourge of Nosgoth is upon us, friends! We shall die today as heroes, lest we live tomorrow as slaves!
(tension building)
Ready thine arms!
(shouting battlecry)
FOR NOSGOTH!!!
[Ottmar waves his baton and the armies charge forth.]


Dialogue: The Battle of the Last Stand[edit | edit source]

[Upon the battlefield:]
Kain (V. O.): In the distance, I saw the Nemesis armies march forward, a black tide that would soon wash over the Armies of the Hope.
[Reveling in the blood feast from the battle:]
Kain (V. O.): I sated my thirst on warriors of Horde and Hope alike; the dying relinquishing their final moments to give me strength.
[Advancing northward:]
Kain (V. O.): They came at me in throngs, no fervor as strong as that inspired by a madman. The Nemesis armies were fierce and showed no signs of subsiding.
[Ottmar dies:]
Ottmar: The Nemesis and his Horde fall upon us, my friend. I fear I can defend Nosgoth no longer. The Nemesis must be destroyed. For my daughter, Kain; for the world...
Kain (V. O.): The tide turned with Ottmar's death. I watched as the remaining survivors of the Armies of Hope fled to the safety of the forest. The battle had decided its victor; the fate of Nosgoth now lay in the Nemesis' hands.


Dialogue: The Land of the Nemesis, pre-Blood Omen era[edit | edit source]

[Kain uses the Time Streaming Device to escape battle:]
Kain (V. O.): At once, the battlefield was gone. Where the ground was caked with blood and dirt, there was lush greenery. Where chaos reigned only moments before, this damning calm prevailed. Alas, it seemed I was stranded here – the Time Streaming Device lay in pieces at my feet.



Chapter 10: Stranded in Time

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Dark Diary: Nuremburg[edit | edit source]

[Kain battles a man-at-arms, and reads his mind as he lays dying.
Moebius commands a crowd of peasants with a mind-influencing speech. The scene is reminiscent of the Nuremberg Rallies with towering banners and finery of the Nosgoth of 50 years ago. Moebius stands at the top of a flight of stairs lined with armored troops and burning braziers.]
Moebius: Would you stand idle as vermin destroyed your crops?
Crowd: (shouting)
No!
Moebius: As your house burned?
Crowd: No! No!
Moebius: Will you allow this evil to continue?
Crowd: No! No!
Moebius: Will the wickedness end?
Crowd: It must!
Moebius: Do you believe?
Crowd: Yes! Yes! Yes!
[Shot of Moebius gesticulating madly; seen through the fire of a nearby brazier, he appears to stand amidst the flames themselves, seemingly as a creature of Hell, himself.
Moebius is lit by the flickering flames, heightening the evilness of his character.]
Moebius: Then take me to your king, so that I can prepare you for the onslaught!


Dialogue: The Land of the Nemesis, pre-Blood Omen era[edit | edit source]

Kain (V. O.): Ah, so it seemed I was in the land of William the Just, fifty years before the battle I had just escaped would take place.
[Entering the stronghold:]
Kain (V. O.): The stronghold of William the Just. 'Twas time for me to pay a visit to he who would become the Nemesis and force Nosgoth on its knees.


Dialogue: The stronghold of William the Just, pre-Blood Omen era[edit | edit source]

[Kain overhears a conversation between William and Moebius:]
William: Yes, these weapons you have provided will see to that. Pray tell, Moebius. What game do you play?
Moebius: None, my lord. I only wish to aid you in vanquishing your foes. The weapons are but a token of my goodwill.
William: And the news you bring. A vampire sent to slay me. Where did you come upon such knowledge?
Moebius: 'Tis of no consequence, sire. 'Twas only out of concern for your Majesty's life –
William: Perhaps, perhaps... Very well, then. You may leave me, now. But should I wish to speak with you...
Moebius: I will know, your Majesty, and I shall be there in time.
[As Kain confronts William:]
William: Ahhh yes, the Vampire. Moebius told me you would come...
(laugh)
[After the fight, and upon being discovered as the murderer of William:]
Kain (V. O.): As his guards rushed to save him, William the Just's blood was already renewing my strength, replacing the life his sword had stolen from my veins. The poor fools, come to aid their fallen leader. Let us have some amusement...
[Upon collecting another Time Streaming Device:]
Kain (V. O.): A Time Streaming Device! Strange. When coincidence seems too convenient, I prefer to call it fate.
[Kain uses the Time Streaming Device.]



Chapter 11: The Vampire Purges

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Dialogue: The stronghold of William the Just, new timeline[edit | edit source]

[Emerging in present-day Nosgoth:]
Kain (V. O.): With William the Just dead, Moebius' plans have been thwarted. His pawn was removed from the game.


Dialogue: The Land of the Nemesis, new timeline[edit | edit source]

[Exiting the now-ruined stronghold:]
Kain (V. O.): I found myself once more in the Nosgoth I knew. The carnage from battle was gone. Yet there was something amiss. From the distance, I heard cries and a breeze from the south carried with it the faint odor of vampire blood.
[Discovering the large statue of William the Just, also ruined:]
Kain (V. O.): 'Twould seem the folly fell upon my own shoulders. With their sainted King William dead by my hand, the people of the land were consumed by a hunger all their own – for vampire blood.


Dialogue: Stahlberg, new timeline[edit | edit source]

[Leaving Stahlberg:]
Kain (V. O.): As I wandered about more, the shrieking and cheering became more apparent and defined. There was some sort of gathering to the south; for with each cheer I smelled an outpour of blood.


Dialogue: The region south of Stahlberg, new timeline[edit | edit source]

[Encountering the vampire hunters:]
Kain (V. O.): I make no pretense to justify my killing. Yet these vampire hunters would cloak their bloodlust beneath a veil of righteousness. Hypocrites! They would make themselves judge and jury. Very well, then. Let us see how they take to my role as executioner.


Dark Diary: A Vampire's End[edit | edit source]

[Exterior – on a bright grassy knoll, a crowd has gathered to witness the death of the last of vampire kind. The proceedings take place on a raised scaffold, so all eyes can witness this momentous event. Vorador looks up from the guillotine once.
Cheer from the crowd as Vorador's head is lopped off, and held high by the executioner.]
Leader: We are free of this unholy scourge!
Moebius: Not yet, my friend.
Would you be free of a plague if only one city was cleansed?
Crowd: (cheering)
No! No!
Moebius: Would you spare one wolf in the pack that has devastated your herd?
Crowd: (shouting)
No!
Moebius: Then let us destroy them all!
Crowd: (in furor)
Yeessss!
Moebius: He is the last!
[Moebius points at Kain.]
Moebius: Destroy him!


Dialogue: The vampire hunters' keep[edit | edit source]

Kain (V. O.): I had been betrayed. In my haste, I had not realized it before. That sigil on his forehead. The Oracle of Nosgoth was in fact the Time Streamer Moebius. And I had followed his advice!
How much of my quest was of his design? Willendorf? The Battle of the Last Stand? William the Just? Was this the trap he had fashioned for me?
[Moebius taunts Kain:]
Moebius: The people will not rest until Nosgoth is purged of your kind.
Moebius: We will send you back to the grave whence you came, vampire!
Moebius: I have seen the future, Kain. You are not in it!
[Summoning Malek's warriors to fight for him:]
Moebius: Let us call upon the puppets from the past...
[Summoning his champion to fight for him:]
Moebius: From the present!
[Summoning what appears to be a future version of Kain to fight for him:]
Moebius: And from ages yet to come...


Dark Diary: The Last of the Few[edit | edit source]

[Kain defeats Moebius in combat:]
Kain: Ironic. By going back in time, and altering the past, you turned William the Just into the Nemesis.
[Moebius lies on the ground, cowering.]
Moebius: (croaking and wincing, filled with hate and madness)
Aye – you have seen my plan, vampire, as I have seen your destiny. The future says you die!
Kain: But I am dead...
[Kain beheads Moebius.]
Kain: As are you!


Dialogue: The vampire hunters' keep[edit | edit source]

[Upon collecting Moebius' Hourglass:]
Kain (V. O.): I knew that Moebius' hourglass was the focus of his Time Streaming magic. Farewell, sorcerer, the sands of time have ceased to flow for you.
Mortanius: Well done, Kain. Ah, Moebius did so love playing the trickster's part. His guise as the Oracle served his schemes well. Pity with all his plots he failed to plan for you.
Come to me, my undead son. Make haste to the Pillars: the stage is set for the grand finale. You will have your vengeance.


Dark Diary: Full Circle[edit | edit source]

[Anarcrothe and Mortanius talk at the site of the Pillars of Nosgoth. As Kain returns to the Pillars, he discovers Mortanius and Anarcrothe arguing. It is night and the moon illuminates the scene.
As Anarcrothe and Mortanius continue their conversation, Kain hides behind a Pillar to listen.]
Anarcrothe: You betrayed us Mortanius!
You had Kain killed and turned him into a monster. You set him upon us!
Mortanius: It had to be. Nupraptor's insanity poisoned all of our minds. The Circle had failed in its sworn duties. It had to be destroyed.
Anarcrothe: (madly, frantically and somewhat confused)
Failed our duties? Idiot! The Circle exists for us, we don't exist for it! Our powers will save or damn Nosgoth at our whim! Stand with us, Mortanius, or die!
Mortanius: Then I shall die!
[A magical battle ensues, with Mortanius the victor.
Anarcrothe lies on the ground with a broken spine, dying, gurgling his death rattle.
Enter Kain.]
Kain: If the Circle is to be destroyed, you have to die as well, Necromancer. I admire your cunning, but you will not escape your fate.
Mortanius: Nay, I will embrace it. But my death will leave one more to take, princeling. Finish me!
[Kain and Mortanius battle.]


Dark Diary: The Pillar of Death[edit | edit source]

[There is a cracking sound, as the Dark Entity crushes Mortanius' mind and psyche.
His form is slowly twisted.]
The Unspoken: (in what's left of Mortanius' body; evil laughter)
You thought yourself a king when in fact you were a pawn! You have served me well, Kain.
(more laughter)
Kain: (shouting/growling defiantly)
I serve no one!
The Unspoken: (with sarcasm and malignancy)
Indeed. Such narrow vision. Don't you see? My silencing of Ariel, and its calculated repercussions, is but the first act in my theater of Grand Guignol. Of which you are the tragic "hero".
Play on, little vampire, play on...
[Angered, Kain screams as he attacks.]
Kain: Vae Victis!


Dialogue: The Pillars of Nosgoth[edit | edit source]

[Upon collecting Anarcrothe's Scales:]
Kain (V. O.): Anarcrothe's magic was contained within the metal of the scales, and would eventually be released back into the pillar from whence it came.
Kain (V. O.): The scales of Anarcrothe I lay before the Pillar of States.
[The offering is placed:]
Kain (V. O.): The pillar accepted its offering, thus it was restored.
[Upon collecting Mortanius' Death Orb:]
Kain (V. O.): The Death Orb of Mortanius had given the Necromancer dominion over the grave. I had thought him the last of the Circle. And yet, he spoke of another.
Kain (V. O.): Before the Pillar of Death, I laid the Orb of Mortanius.
[The offering is placed:]
Kain (V. O.): The pillar accepted its offering, thus it was restored.



Chapter 12: To the End

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Dark Diary: Damned if you do[edit | edit source]

[Kain defeats the Dark Entity, and stands at the juncture of the Pillars, about to choose his fate. Ariel appears. Nosgoth has almost been restored to its former glory. Only the Pillar of Balance remains corrupted.]
Kain (V. O.): I am the last Pillar. The only survivor of the Circle of Nine.
At my whim the world will be healed or damned.
At my whim.


Dark Diary: Kain Kong[edit | edit source]

[If Kain chooses to damn the world:
Kain sits upon a throne of bones, sloppily drinking blood from a goblet.]
Kain (V. O.): Once I embraced my powers I realized that Vorador was correct. We are Gods – dark gods – and it is our duty to thin the herd.
(dark laughter)


Dark Diary: Happy Happy Joy Joy[edit | edit source]

[If Kain chooses to heal the world:
Bright sunlit fields and trees, with overcast, turbulent somber sky.]
Ariel: In his life he was unknown. A petty noble.
In death he was unknown.
Yet by choosing oblivion he restored Balance to the land.
Shades cast no shadows.


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