Legacy of Kain Wiki:Nosgoth/Hinterlands
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|Introduced in||Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (1999 - mentioned only)|
|Inhabitants||Humans (early-mid Soul Reaver era)|
Turelim (late Soul Reaver era)
|Appearances||• (both mentioned only)|
The Hinterlands were a location within Nosgoth, implied to be at the very edge of the Nosgothic civilization. The hinterlands were first mentioned in the backstory to Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver as an area that the "feral" human populace had retreated to after the destruction of the Major human kingdoms in the early Soul Reaver era.
The Hinterlands were mentioned in the same fashion in the backstory to Nosgoth, as a place across the Great Southern Sea, where humanity had retreated after the destruction of the major human kingdoms and the establishment of Kain's empire. The humans that escaped to the territories beyond the reach of the Vampires managed to flourish and began rebuilding their shattered civilization, soon raising an army to take back the rest of Nosgoth.
By the time of Raziel's return as a wraith in the late Soul Reaver era, the remains of humanity was concentrated in a single settlement at the Human Citadel,[SR1] presumably meaning that the hinterlands had been vacated by the humans. At this time it was noted that most of the Turelim clan had retreated to the hinterlands.
- Information provided in the backstory to Nosgoth states that the hinterlands are located beyond the Great Southern Sea, making them one of few locations along with the Hylden City known to exist on the western side of the Great Southern Sea.
- The term "hinterlands" refers to an undeveloped area on the edge of an urban area or civilization - literally the terms means "the land behind (a city, a port, or similar)". When used later in the series the term is often used in contrast to the "heartlands" which are the main lands at the center of Kain's empire.
See also[edit source]
- Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver manual (UK version). Crystal Dynamics. (Eidos Interactive). (August 16, 1999) Download.
- Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver manual (US version). Crystal Dynamics. (Eidos Interactive). (August 16, 1999) Download.
- Nosgoth – A Land in Turmoil at the Official Nosgoth Blog (by George Kelion)
- Humans – From Slaves to Soldiers at the Official Nosgoth Blog (by George Kelion)
- Vampires – A Legacy Under Threat at the Official Nosgoth Blog (by George Kelion)