Tomb of the Sarafan
|The Tomb of the Sarafan|
|Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver area|
Raziel in the Tomb of the Sarafan in Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.
|Introduced in||Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (1999)|
- "The ancient tomb of the Sarafan, once impenetrably sealed... 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."
- ―Raziel — Listen (file info)[src]
The Tomb of the Sarafan was where the Sarafan warrior-priests Raziel, Turel, Dumah, Rahab, Zephon and Melchiah were buried, following their deaths at the hands of the time travelling wraith Raziel. There was also a named place in the tomb for Malek, although his body was never entombed there.
The wraith Raziel discovered the tomb in Soul Reaver. He had no memory of his human life as a Sarafan, and was shocked to uncover his past: it was the antithesis of everything he had believed as Kain's firstborn vampire son.
The entrance stone slab has a different picture in the early beta version. It appears to depict a Sarafan warrior. It is unknown why this texture was changed for a vampiric writing instead. Also in the early beta version, the coffins themselves are placed differently, have names and are fully decorated.
There is a picture of a long-haired blonde woman (presumably) in armor riding a giant bird type creature and holding a sword. What this mural is meant to portend is unknown.
- The Tomb of the Sarafan at Dark Chronicle (by Marie Tryhorn ).
- Map at Nosgothic Realm (by Tenaya, Guilherme Coelho and Andrew Fradley).