Ottmar's Daughter

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Chapter 9
Ottmar's Daughter
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain chapters
Kain approaches King Ottmar's throne in Willendorf Castle.
Game Wiki-Icon-BO1.png Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain
Protagonist Kain
Eras • The Blood Omen era
Timeline • The first timeline
Preceded by Wiki-Icon-BO1.png Defeat Azimuth
Followed by Wiki-Icon-BO1.png Stranded in Time

Plot[edit | edit source]

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

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)
[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 so 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.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • The dialogue transcripts used in this article are adapted from Tenaya's original transcript of Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain 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.[2][3]

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Preceded by:
Wiki-Icon-BO1.png Defeat Azimuth
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain chapters
Wiki-Icon-BO1.png Chapter 9: Ottmar's Daughter
Followed by:
Wiki-Icon-BO1.png Stranded in Time
The Legacy of Kain series