The Vampire Purges (chapter)

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Chapter 11
The Vampire Purges
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain chapters
The Dark Entity taunts Kain through the body of Mortanius, branding him a pawn.
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 Stranded in Time
Followed by Wiki-Icon-BO1.png To the End

Transcript[edit | edit source]

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

Dialogue: The stronghold of William the Just, new timeline[edit | edit source]

[Emerging in present-day Nosgoth:]
Kain (V.O.): With William the Just dead, Moebius' plans have been thwarted. His pawn was removed from the game.

Dialogue: The Land of the Nemesis, new timeline[edit | edit source]

[Exiting the now-ruined stronghold:]
Kain (V.O.): I found myself once more in the Nosgoth I knew. The carnage from battle was gone. Yet there was something amiss. From the distance, I heard cries and a breeze from the south carried with it the faint odor of vampire blood.
[Discovering the large statue of William the Just, also ruined:]
Kain (V.O.): 'Twould seem the folly fell upon my own shoulders. With their sainted King William dead by my hand, the people of the land were consumed by a hunger all their own – for vampire blood.

Dialogue: Stahlberg, new timeline[edit | edit source]

[Leaving Stahlberg:]
Kain (V.O.): As I wandered about more, the shrieking and cheering became more apparent and defined. There was some sort of gathering to the south; for with each cheer I smelled an outpour of blood.

Dialogue: The region south of Stahlberg, new timeline[edit | edit source]

[Encountering the vampire hunters:]
Kain (V.O.): I make no pretense to justify my killing. Yet these vampire hunters would cloak their bloodlust beneath a veil of righteousness. Hypocrites! They would make themselves judge and jury. Very well, then. Let us see how they take to my role as executioner.

Dark Diary: A Vampire's End[edit | edit source]

[Exterior – on a bright grassy knoll, a crowd has gathered to witness the death of the last of vampire kind. The proceedings take place on a raised scaffold, so all eyes can witness this momentous event. Vorador looks up from the guillotine once.
Cheer from the crowd as Vorador's head is lopped off, and held high by the executioner.]
Leader: We are free of this unholy scourge!
Moebius: Not yet, my friend.
Would you be free of a plague if only one city was cleansed?
Crowd: (cheering)
No! No!
Moebius: Would you spare one wolf in the pack that has devastated your herd?
Crowd: (shouting)
Moebius: Then let us destroy them all!
Crowd: (in furor)
Moebius: He is the last!
[Moebius points at Kain.]
Moebius: Destroy him!

Dialogue: The vampire hunters' keep[edit | edit source]

Kain (V.O.): I had been betrayed. In my haste, I had not realized it before. That sigil on his forehead. The Oracle of Nosgoth was in fact the Time Streamer Moebius. And I had followed his advice!
How much of my quest was of his design? Willendorf? The Battle of the Last Stand? William the Just? Was this the trap he had fashioned for me?
[Moebius taunts Kain:]
Moebius: The people will not rest until Nosgoth is purged of your kind.
Moebius: We will send you back to the grave whence you came, vampire!
Moebius: I have seen the future, Kain. You are not in it!
[Summoning Malek's warriors to fight for him:]
Moebius: Let us call upon the puppets from the past...
[Summoning his champion to fight for him:]
Moebius: From the present!
[Summoning what appears to be a future version of Kain to fight for him:]
Moebius: And from ages yet to come...

Dark Diary: The Last of the Few[edit | edit source]

[Kain defeats Moebius in combat:]
Kain: Ironic. By going back in time, and altering the past, you turned William the Just into the Nemesis.
[Moebius lies on the ground, cowering.]
Moebius: (croaking and wincing, filled with hate and madness)
Aye – you have seen my plan, vampire, as I have seen your destiny. The future says you die!
Kain: But I am dead...
[Kain beheads Moebius.]
Kain: As are you!

Dialogue: The vampire hunters' keep[edit | edit source]

[Upon collecting Moebius' Hourglass:]
Kain (V.O.): I knew that Moebius' hourglass was the focus of his Time Streaming magic. Farewell, sorcerer, the sands of time have ceased to flow for you.
Mortanius: Well done, Kain. Ah, Moebius did so love playing the trickster's part. His guise as the Oracle served his schemes well. Pity with all his plots he failed to plan for you.
Come to me, my undead son. Make haste to the Pillars: the stage is set for the grand finale. You will have your vengeance.

Dark Diary: Full Circle[edit | edit source]

[Anacrothe and Moebius talk at the site of the Pillars of Nosgoth. As Kain returns to the Pillars, he discovers Mortanius and Anacrothe arguing. It is night and the moon illuminates the scene.
As Anacrothe and Mortanius continue their conversation, Kain hides behind a Pillar to listen.]
Anacrothe: You betrayed us Mortanius!
You had Kain killed and turned him into a monster. You set him upon us!
Mortanius: It had to be. Nupraptor's insanity poisoned all of our minds. The Circle had failed in its sworn duties. It had to be destroyed.
Anacrothe: (madly, frantically and somewhat confused)
Failed our duties? Idiot! The Circle exists for us, we don't exist for it! Our powers will save or damn Nosgoth at our whim! Stand with us, Mortanius, or die!
Mortanius: Then I shall die!
[A magical battle ensues, with Mortanius the victor.
Anacrothe lies on the ground with a broken spine, dying, gurgling his death rattle.
Enter Kain.]
Kain: If the Circle is to be destroyed, you have to die as well, Necromancer. I admire your cunning, but you will not escape your fate.
Mortanius: Nay, I will embrace it. But my death will leave one more to take, princeling. Finish me!
[Kain and Mortanius battle.]

Dark Diary: The Pillar of Death[edit | edit source]

[There is a cracking sound, as the Dark Entity crushes Mortanius' mind and psyche.
His form is slowly twisted.]
The Unspoken: (in what's left of Mortanius' body; evil laughter)
You thought yourself a king when in fact you were a pawn! You have served me well, Kain.
(more laughter)
Kain: (shouting/growling defiantly)
I serve no one!
The Unspoken: (with sarcasm and malignancy)
Indeed. Such narrow vision. Don't you see? My silencing of Ariel, and its calculated repercussions, is but the first act in my theater of Grand Guignol. Of which you are the tragic "hero".
Play on, little vampire, play on...
[Angered, Kain screams as he attacks.]
Kain: Vae Victis!

Dialogue: The Pillars of Nosgoth[edit | edit source]

[Upon collecting Anacrothe's Scales:]
Kain (V.O.): Anacrothe's magic was contained within the metal of the scales, and would eventually be released back into the pillar from whence it came.
Kain (V.O.): The scales of Anacrothe I lay before the Pillar of States.
[The offering is placed:]
Kain (V.O.): The pillar accepted its offering, thus it was restored.
[Upon collecting Mortanius' Death Orb:]
Kain (V.O.): The Death Orb of Mortanius had given the Necromancer dominion over the grave. I had thought him the last of the Circle. And yet, he spoke of another.
Kain (V.O.): Before the Pillar of Death, I laid the Orb of Mortanius.
[The offering is placed:]
Kain (V.O.): The pillar accepted its offering, thus it was restored.

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Preceded by:
Wiki-Icon-BO1.png Stranded in Time
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain chapters
Wiki-Icon-BO1.png Chapter 11: The Vampire Purges
Followed by:
Wiki-Icon-BO1.png To the End
The Legacy of Kain series