First paradox

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The first paradox
Historical paradox
A mural illustrating the battle which caused the paradox.
A Soul Reaver 2 mural in the Sarafan Stronghold, illustrating the battle which caused the paradox.
Introduced in Wiki-Icon-BO1.png Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (1996)
Era • The pre-Blood Omen era
Location • The stronghold of William the Just
Individuals Kain
William the Just
Revised • The first timeline
Resulted in • The second timeline
Cause • William the Just's death
Appearances Wiki-Icon-BO1.png
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"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.

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