Tomb of Sarafan (chapter)
Plot[edit | edit source]
Raziel arrives back at the Pillars where Ariel informs him of a corruption being exposed close by. By scaling one of the walls in the room, Raziel gets to the upper level and discovers a tunnel leading to the canyons beyond the Sanctuary. Now vastly deserted, with only few Dumahim wandering about, Raziel travels further and finds that once sealed Sarafan Tomb is now a decaying ruin. He comments on how during Vorador´s time the Sarafan priests massacred thousands of vampires and now that they have been revered for their deeds. As he steps over the threshold in the spectral realm, the Elder warns him that what lies within might destroy him.
Raziel doesn´t heed the warning and removes a block from the wall. This reveals a hidden chamber, which has been the resting place of remains of the elite Sarafan Warriors for centuries. Raziel is shocked to find that the coffins bear the names of his brethren and himself and the Elder explains that Kain resurrected him as his favourite son.
With no apparent way forward, Raziel shifts to the spectral realm and the floor opens up. Raziel falls down and finds himself in an underground arena. Back in the world of the living, he is greeted by the Tomb Guardian - apparently appointed by Kain to stop anybody´s way to the tomb. Fearless, Raziel engages the Tomb Guardian in combat and throws him off the platform into the water. Upon his death, the Tomb Guardian leaves behind a relic, which grants Raziel the telekinetic force projectile for both him and the Soul Reaver.
Using this ability on a block stuck in the wall, Raziel proceeds further and swims under a wall. In the next chamber he climbs the walls and glides across on top of the pillars. He gets to a chapel area, endowed with Sarafan imagery and the tunnel leading from it ends in an open outdoors area. A storm is brewing outside and Raziel jumps to the boat docked in the river. With the ledge on the opposite is too high to reach, he resorts back to the spectral and proceeds further to Rahab´s territory.
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The Tomb of the Sarafan[edit | edit source]
Now, ravaged by Nosgoth's upheavals, its mysteries lay exposed.
In the time of Vorador, centuries before Kain was made, the Sarafan warrior priests waged a merciless war against the vampire tribes of Nosgoth. Emboldened by righteousness, they committed unspeakable and indiscriminate acts of violence – massacring fledglings and ancients alike, they decimated entire bloodlines in mere decades. Now their husks lay here – murderers enshrined.
I was not prepared for what lay beyond this threshold...
And my own...
Were my hands not as bloody as these? Worse, I had spilled the blood of my brothers – these very comrades whose tombs lay ravaged before me.
Kain – Nosgoth's solitary, self-declared monarch – plundered this tomb and raised you from these crypts. Breathing his vampiric gift into your defiled corpses, he resurrected you as his favored sons.
The Tomb of the Sarafan: the Tomb Guardian's room[edit | edit source]
Notes[edit | edit source]
Gallery[edit | edit source]
See also[edit | edit source]
- The Soul Reaver era
- The Tomb of the Sarafan
- Tomb Guardian (boss)
- The Tomb of the Sarafan script at Nosgothic Realm
References[edit | edit source]
The Silenced Cathedral (chapter)
|Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver chapters
Chapter 7: Tomb of Sarafan
The Drowned Abbey (chapter)