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NPC
Run!
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Demon!
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Traitor!
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Heretic!
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Demon!
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Demon!
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Infidel!
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Fallen!
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Heretic!
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Demon!
NPC
Get him!
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Fallen!
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Heretic!
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Heretic!
KAIN
True enough.
ELDER GOD
It is done.
RAZIEL
I am destroyed!
RAZIEL
I am destroyed!
RAZIEL
I am destroyed!
RAZIEL
I am destroyed!
ARIEL
Welcome, Raziel.
RAZIEL
More of your lies?
RAZIEL
You speak with Kain?
RAZIEL
I am destroyed!
ARIEL
No game, Raziel.
ARIEL
No game, Raziel.
RAZIEL
What creatures are these?
ARIEL
No game, Raziel.
MOEBIUS
Welcome, Raziel.
RAHAB
From ourselves.
RAHAB
When it pleases him.
RAZIEL
What game are you playing, Kain?
RAZIEL
And now, you will meet them.
KAIN
You have your father in you after all.
RAZIEL
Your thanks are premature, Dumah.
TUREL
Leaving so soon, brother?
ELDER GOD
You are reborn.
RAZIEL
Do you know what we were before Kain spawned us?
ELDER GOD
A millennium… or a moment?
RAZIEL
Sarafan, Rahab… Sarafan.
TUREL
You try my patience, Raziel.
DUMAH
You cannot escape me, Raziel.
RAZIEL
My father?! You’re nothing but a grave-robber, Kain.
RAZIEL
You are lost in the maze of your moral relativism, Kain.
RAZIEL
My faith in destiny is all I need to prevail.
RAZIEL
Damn you! How many ages did you bind me in your grasp?
RAZIEL
These pillars, do they have any function in a time such as ours?
RAZIEL
Spirit! I did not mean to disturb your rest.
RAZIEL
The Sarafan were saviours - Defending Nosgoth from the likes of us!
RAZIEL
I would choose integrity and balance over this… madness.
RAZIEL
The old hunger has left me. I have no desire for blood.
RAZIEL
This place, these portents. What game are you playing now?
ELDER GOD
This smokestack will permit your ascent to the summit of Kain’s mountain sanctuary.
RAZIEL
I was executed, not excommunicated. You will learn the difference.
ARIEL
Only truth. Believe me, Raziel. Believe.
ELDER GOD
Use your newfound talents to gain entry where you have been otherwise impeded.
RAHAB
Your petty sorceries have no power here, Raziel.
TUREL
Your insults will do nothing to blunt the agonies of your demise.
RAZIEL
You killed me once - behold the result. I have no more to fear from you.
TUREL
Your insults will do nothing to blunt the agonies of your demise.
RAZIEL
Though the room seemed vacant, these banners clearly identified it as Turel’s audience chamber.
PRIESTESS
Faith? [Laughter] Faith left you when you were excommunicated by our lord Kain.
ELDER GOD
You were Sarafan, Raziel, born of the same force that all but destroyed your race.
RAZIEL
I smell water. Tell me, have you – like Rahab – learned to swim in all these eons?
RAZIEL
Let me pass, Turel. I have enough blood on my hands today. My quarrel lies with Kain.
PRIESTESS
Heretic! Welcome to your undoing! Your sorcery is useless in this holy place.
ELDER GOD
We who stand outside the rim of time dwell not in past or future ages. There is only the now.
TUREL
Poor Raziel, your rage blinds you to the bond of gratitude that we owe our master.
RAZIEL
Your faith has failed you. Where are your precious vampires now? Where is your holy Kain?
PRIESTESS
You are the one who has betrayed his faith – his brethren – his creator. I have served my gods.
RAZIEL (V. O.)
These crypts – defiled caskets of Sarafan saints – bearing my brothers names… and my own.
RAZIEL
I have been to the tomb of Sarafan, Kain. How could you transform a Sarafan warrior into a vampire?
ELDER GOD
Kain has withdrawn to his mountain retreat. Your only means of reaching him cut straight through the lair of your brother, Turel.
KAIN
Listen to her, Raziel. Strike me down if you can, but without her essence the blow will barely sting.
RAZIEL (V. O.)
Such a dire fate - their souls commingling, fettered eternally – just as Kain’s refusal had bound them together centuries before.
RAZIEL (V. O.)
Such a dire fate - their souls commingling, fettered eternally – just as Kain’s refusal at the Pillars had bound them together centuries before.
RAZIEL (V. O.)
I watched, unseen, as shadowy figures slipped down the temple walls. The city slumbered, oblivious to the danger creeping just outside.
RAZIEL
Perhaps things have not changed as much as you’d like to believe. You were always weak, Zephon, and once again you will bend to my will.
RAZIEL (V. O.)
Over time, we became less human and more… divine. Kain would always enter the state of change first, and emerge with new powers.
ELDER GOD
With Zephon’s gift, your way is opened. Return to the seat of Kain’s ill-omened empire. Its sterile silence has secrets yet to unveil.
RAZIEL
I though I understood you, Kain – that your jealous hatred was the root of the wounds you inflicted, but this… this genocide of your own kind is unconscionable.
ELDER GOD
These forges are tuned to the Soul Reaver’s energy. One you have baptized the sword in these elemental fonts, the blade may be imbued with that element at any future time.
ELDER GOD
Return to The Pillars, Raziel. Zephon’s soul has endowed you with the means to gain entry. Beware, however – this hollow derelict is abandoned, but not uninhabited.
ELDER GOD
Return to the Human Citadel, Raziel. The Temple, despite its innocuous façade, is rotten to its core - and like a cancer, spreads its corruption throughout the city.
ELDER GOD
Seek out Zephon’s lair, Raziel – beyond the ruins that greet your exit from the underworld. Endowed with Melchiah’s soul, you can gain entry where your path was previously blocked.
RAZIEL (V. O.)
The gift continued to evolve. We became less human and more… divine. Kain would enter the state of change and emerge with a new gift.
ARIEL
Raziel, I am your only hope. Only my spirit can empower the Soul Reaver to destroy Kain and restore balance to Nosgoth. You know this is true.
RAZIEL
I swore I saw a glint of satisfaction in Kain’s eye when the Soul Reaver was destroyed. I did not understand the game that Kain was playing, but I knew the finishing move.
KAIN
At last. I must say I’m disappointed in your progress. I imagined you would be here sooner. Tell me - after all your moral posturing, did it trouble you to murder your brothers?
RAZIEL
Gratitude? Toward one who would have you grovel at his gate like a dog? You once had noble aspirations, Turel. Now how humbled are your goals? Do you prosper on the scraps he casts you?
RAZIEL (V. O.)
Mysterious figures moved under cover of darkness, their robes betraying occult intent. This temple seemed to be a source of contagion. I would find a way to infiltrate this vampire lair.
KAIN
Do you have the will to do it, Raziel? Could it be after all your posturing you do not possess the resolve for this final act? Can you have come this far only to fail now?
ELDER GOD
Beyond the maelstrom of the abyss, a subterranean tunnel leads northward to the clan territories of Dumah and Turel. Endowed with Rahab’s soul, you may swim to gain entry, where your progress was previously impeded.
KAIN
You and I have both been to Moebius’s chamber, Raziel. The future has always been written. You have served me well. Even now, you fail to disappoint. Shall we see if you pass the final test?
ELDER GOD
Dumah and Turel - your brothers who bore you into the abyss - have both retreated with their clans into Nosgoth’s northern wastes. The gift of Rahab’s soul enables you to pursue them, past previously insurmountable obstacles.
ELDER GOD
Even this small measure of Kain’s soul has conferred on you a great gift: like your master, you may now shift into the material plane at will. While your health must still be fully restored, you no longer require a portal.
ELDER GOD
In her long service to her vampire masters, the Priestess had learned a measure of sorcery. In devouring her soul, this power is conferred on you. You may project your spirit, and in so doing take possession of your victim’s body.
ELDER GOD
It is done; your destiny is fulfilled. The cycle of birth and death, stalled and stagnant these long years, once again begins to flow. You have done well, my servant.
ELDER GOD
From this summit, the pinnacle of the Silenced Cathedral is within your reach. Hurry, Raziel – with the Soul Reaver thus enhanced, no obstacle can thwart your progress, no enemy obstruct your path, but take heed: the vampires of this world can sense your intentions, and will hound you in their desperate fury.
RAZIEL (V. O.)
Kain is deified. The Clans tell tales of him; few know the truth: he was mortal once, as were we all. I am Raziel, first-born of his lieutenants. I stood with Kain and my brethren at the dawn of the empire. I have served him a millennium.
RAZIEL (V. O.)
Kain is deified. The Clans tell tales of him; few know the truth: he was mortal once, as were we all. I am Raziel, first-born of his lieutenants. I have served Kain a millennium. I stood with him and my brothers at the dawn of the empire.
ELDER GOD
It is done, Raziel; your destiny is fulfilled. Though you have destroyed every creature who might call you kin, the world is born anew. The cycle of birth and death - stalled and stagnant these long years - once again begins to flow. You have done well, my servant.
KAIN
These chambers offer insight for those patient enough to look. In your haste to find me, perhaps you have not gazed deeply enough. Our futures are pre-destined; Moebius foretold mine centuries ago. We each play out the paths fate has written for us. We are compelled ineluctably down pre-ordained paths. Free will is an illusion.
RAZIEL (V. O.)
Kain is deified. The Clans tell tales of him. Few know the truth: he was mortal once, as were we all; however, his contempt for humanity drove him to create me and my brethren. I am Raziel, first-born of his lieutenants. I have served Kain a millennium. I stood with him and my brothers at the dawn of the empire. Together, we forged the legions that subjugated Nosgoth.
ELDER GOD
The Oracle’s Cave – where Kain’s first fateful meeting with Moebius occurred. Moebius played the role of a doddering soothsayer, stirring his pot of visions while dispensing enigmatic predictions to gullible visitors. Underneath the façade was Moebius the Time-Streamer, sorcerer of The Circle of Nine – a ruthless manipulator with the power to bend time. Since his murder at Kain’s hands centuries ago, these caves have stood vacant, though – like Moebius himself – they are rumoured to be only a façade, for a much larger, more elaborate complex.
RAZIEL (V. O.)
As they swarmed after me, I felt the terror that must have filled their wizened hearts. They knew what I had to do here, that it would spell their downfall – and that I too might perish in the very act. This tower had stood too long as a grotesque symbol of Kain’s perverse intent. The time was ripe – indeed, past due – for me to exploit my newborn talents and send a hymn of death across this land. Enough to banish sanity; enough to set the children of the night plucking at their eyes, tearing open their own throats; enough to destroy every vampiric creature on the face of this bruised and bleeding land. My goal was within reach, all that remained was to open each and every sounding pipe.

Transcript[edit source]

Chapter: The Undercity and the Temple – the Priestess, possession[edit source]

[The Priestess was another boss character, based in the Human Citadel. Devouring her soul would have given you the possession ability. It would appear to progress thus:
Upon first reaching the human citadel:]
Raziel (V. O.): Mysterious figures moved under cover of darkness, their robes betraying occult intent. This temple seemed to be a source of contagion. I would find a way to infiltrate this vampire lair.
[After fighting Dumah:]
Elder God: Return to the Human Citadel, Raziel. The Temple, despite its innocuous façade, is rotten to its core – and like a cancer, spreads its corruption throughout the city.
[Raziel returns to the Citadel.]
Raziel (V. O.): I watched, unseen, as shadowy figures slipped down the temple walls. The city slumbered, oblivious to the danger creeping just outside.
[Raziel enters The Temple:]
Priestess: Heretic! Welcome to your undoing! Your sorcery is useless in this holy place.
Raziel: My faith in destiny is all I need to prevail.
Priestess: Faith?
(laughter)
Faith left you when you were excommunicated by our lord Kain.
Raziel: I was executed, not excommunicated. You will learn the difference.
[Raziel fights The Priestess:]
Raziel: Your faith has failed you. Where are your precious vampires now? Where is your holy Kain?
Priestess: You are the one who has betrayed his faith – his brethren – his creator. I have served my gods.
Raziel: And now, you will meet them.
[Raziel kills The Priestess, and devours her soul:]
Elder God: In her long service to her vampire masters, The Priestess had learned a measure of sorcery. In devouring her soul, this power is conferred on you. You may project your spirit, and in so doing take possession of your victim's body.


Chapter: The Turelim clan territoryTurel, amplified force projectiles[edit source]

[After fighting Kain in the Chronoplast chamber, and presumably viewing his destiny, Raziel's next step was to fight his last brother, Turel.
Before fighting Dumah:]
Elder God: Beyond the maelstrom of the abyss, a subterranean tunnel leads northward to the clan territories of Dumah and Turel. Endowed with Rahab's soul, you may swim to gain entry, where your progress was previously impeded.
Elder God: Dumah and Turel – your brothers who bore you into the abyss – have both retreated with their clans into Nosgoth's northern wastes. The gift of Rahab's soul enables you to pursue them, past previously insurmountable obstacles.
[After fighting Kain in the Chronoplast chamber:]
Elder God: Even this small measure of Kain's soul has conferred on you a great gift: like your master, you may now shift into the material plane at will. While your health must still be fully restored, you no longer require a portal.
[After exiting The Oracle's Cave:]
Elder God: Kain has withdrawn to his mountain retreat. Your only means of reaching him cut straight through the lair of your brother, Turel.
[Raziel reaches Turel's fortress:]
Raziel (V. O.): Though the room seemed vacant, these banners clearly identified it as Turel's audience chamber.
[Turel appears:]
Raziel: Let me pass, Turel. I have enough blood on my hands today. My quarrel lies with Kain.
Turel: Poor Raziel, your rage blinds you to the bond of gratitude that we owe our master.
Raziel: Gratitude? Toward one who would have you grovel at his gate like a dog? You once had noble aspirations, Turel. Now how humbled are your goals? Do you prosper on the scraps he casts you?
Turel: Your insults will do nothing to blunt the agonies of your demise.
[Alternative take:]
Turel: Your insults will do nothing to blunt the agonies of your demise.
Raziel: You killed me once – behold the result. I have no more to fear from you.
Raziel: I smell water. Tell me, have you – like Rahab – learned to swim in all these eons?
[If Raziel loses all his strength and returns:]
Turel: You try my patience, Raziel.
[If Raziel runs away:]
Turel: Leaving so soon, brother?
[Raziel kills Turel. Interestingly, apparently he does not gain any abilities.]
Elder God: This smokestack will permit your ascent to the summit of Kain's mountain sanctuary.


Chapter: The Pillars of Nosgoth – the Ariel Reaver[edit source]

[In order to kill Kain, Raziel would have needed the strength of Ariel's soul:]
Ariel: Raziel, I am your only hope. Only my spirit can empower the Soul Reaver to destroy Kain and restore balance to Nosgoth. You know this is true.
Kain: Listen to her, Raziel. Strike me down if you can, but without her essence the blow will barely sting.
[Raziel takes Ariel's soul into the Reaver.]


Chapter: Kain's Mountain RetreatKain, the Amplified Reaver[edit source]

[Taking place in his mountain sanctuary, this would be the second to last segment of the game, with Raziel using Ariel's soul in the Reaver to strike down Kain:]
Kain: You have your father in you after all.
Raziel: My father?! You're nothing but a grave-robber, Kain.
Kain: You and I have both been to Moebius's chamber, Raziel. The future has always been written. You have served me well. Even now, you fail to disappoint. Shall we see if you pass the final test?
Raziel: I though I understood you, Kain – that your jealous hatred was the root of the wounds you inflicted, but this... this genocide of your own kind is unconscionable.
Kain: Do you have the will to do it, Raziel? Could it be after all your posturing you do not possess the resolve for this final act? Can you have come this far only to fail now?
[Raziel kills Kain.
As Raziel takes Kain's soul into the Reaver as well:]
Raziel (V. O.): Such a dire fate – their souls commingling, fettered eternally – just as Kain's refusal had bound them together centuries before.
[Alternative take:]
Raziel (V. O.): Such a dire fate – their souls commingling, fettered eternally – just as Kain's refusal at the Pillars had bound them together centuries before.


Chapter: The Pinnacle of the Silenced Cathedral[edit source]

[After killing Kain, all that would remain would be to destroy the remaining vampiric life on the planet.
Presumably from the summit of Kain's mountain retreat, the doorway pictured in the Chronoplast:]
Elder God: From this summit, the pinnacle of The Silenced Cathedral is within your reach. Hurry, Raziel – with The Soul Reaver thus enhanced, no obstacle can thwart your progress, no enemy obstruct your path, but take heed: the vampires of this world can sense your intentions, and will hound you in their desperate fury.
[Raziel runs to The Silenced Cathedral:]
Raziel (V. O.): As they swarmed after me, I felt the terror that must have filled their wizened hearts. They knew what I had to do here, that it would spell their downfall – and that I too might perish in the very act. This tower had stood too long as a grotesque symbol of Kain's perverse intent. The time was ripe – indeed, past due – for me to exploit my newborn talents and send a hymn of death across this land. Enough to banish sanity; enough to set the children of the night plucking at their eyes, tearing open their own throats; enough to destroy every vampiric creature on the face of this bruised and bleeding land. My goal was within reach, all that remained was to open each and every sounding pipe.
[Raziel opens the pipes, destroying the vampires:]
Elder God: It is done; your destiny is fulfilled. The cycle of birth and death, stalled and stagnant these long years, once again begins to flow. You have done well, my servant.
[Alternative take:]
Elder God: It is done, Raziel; your destiny is fulfilled. Though you have destroyed every creature who might call you kin, the world is born anew. The cycle of birth and death – stalled and stagnant these long years – once again begins to flow. You have done well, my servant.


Character: Ariel[edit source]

Character: Dumah[edit source]

Character: Kain[edit source]

Character: Melchiah[edit source]

Character: Rahab[edit source]

Character: Raziel[edit source]

Character: The Elder God[edit source]

Character: Zephon[edit source]

Miscellanea: Alternative dialogue[edit source]

Miscellanea: Alternative takes[edit source]

Taunts: Enemies[edit source]

Preceded by:
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Deleted dialogue transcripts
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Followed by:
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The Legacy of Kain series