|The first paradox|
A Soul Reaver 2 mural in the Sarafan Stronghold, illustrating the battle which caused the paradox.
|Introduced in||Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (1996)|
|Era||• The pre-Blood Omen era|
|Location||• The stronghold of William the Just|
• William the Just
|Revised||• The first timeline|
|Resulted in||• The second timeline|
|Cause||• William the Just's death|
- "This one reckless act unravels the skein of history.
The Nemesis never becomes the Nemesis; William dies a martyred saint.
I, the vampire assassin, become the author of my own species’ extinction.
And Moebius profits from it all. I destroyed a tyrant only to create one far worse."
This temporal distortion, identifiable as the first paradox in the Legacy of Kain series, was the first of three history-altering events witnessed in Nosgoth. It was created - under Moebius's influence - by Kain and William the Just, and took place in the pre-Blood Omen era. The paradox revised much of the pre-Blood Omen era and successive events, causing alterations which compounded Kain's decision not to sacrifice himself to restore the Pillars of Nosgoth; it removed the legions of the Nemesis from history, but introduced Moebius's mercenary army, which pushed the Vampire race to the brink of extinction. The paradox was seen in Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain.