Vorador's Mansion (chapter)

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Chapter 6
Vorador's Mansion
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain chapters
Vorador invites Kain to drink and indulge his gift.
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 Find the Oracle
Followed by Wiki-Icon-BO1.png Threaten the Circle

Plot[edit | edit source]

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

Dialogue: The Lake of the Dead[edit | edit source]

[Observing the Termogent Forest:]
Kain (V.O.): The black forest reigned here, its kingdom rarely invaded by those that live in the light. But it was called home by this mysterious Vorador. Legend told of a time when Vorador defeated Malek of the Sarafan.
If such a man did exist, then he could perhaps be the key to defeating the Ward.

Dialogue: The Termogent Forest[edit | edit source]

Kain (V.O.): Strange that Vorador would choose a dwelling so perilous to him. The swamp could only offer a vampire hazard and pain.
[As he approaches the great mansion:]
Kain (V.O.): Vorador's keep was hidden deep within the Termogent Forest, nestled amongst vines and creepers that clung desperately to its dark weathered stone.

Dialogue: Vorador's Mansion[edit | edit source]

Kain (V.O.): The luxury with which this Vorador surrounded himself was impressive. His wealth would shame the haughty nobles of my former court.
Kain (V.O.): That this vulgar display of fortune remained undisturbed was a testament of fear's dominion over greed.
[Upon meeting Vorador's brides:]
Kain (V.O.): Their charms were almost visible through the gauze of their clothing. Yet beauty such as theirs delivered only death. For these were Vorador's pets, nothing more than beasts, slave to his will and the easy prey he provided. Vampires, all of them, held in thrall by one stronger still.
[Entering the catacomb system:]
Kain (V.O.): The darkness was soothing and in the distance, sharp and sweet, came the scent of spilt blood.
[Finding the bleeding room:]
Kain (V.O.): Vorador's pantry! A vampire's feast! Like cattle awaiting slaughter, men and women dangled from the rusted hooks upon the dungeon walls, blood and viscera frosted the dirt and stone. The abundance nearly overwhelmed me. For blood is the life...
[The "torture room":]
Kain (V.O.): The room I had entered had but one purpose – the torture and execution of human beings for the sadistic pleasure of its engineer. Blood was splattered on every surface.
The dread and agony of victims past still echoed through the lethal walls. A symphony of terror and agony filled the air. Then, from amidst the cacophony of screaming souls came the perverse laughter of the Vampire himself...
Kain (V.O.): And upon the wall, scribbled in blood, were the words: "Manus Celer Dei".
[Examining a tome:]
Kain (V.O.): Amongst Vorador's possessions, I found an ancient chronicle... Long ago, vampires grew in such number as to capture the attention of the Circle. The Order of the Sarafan, or the "Angels of Light" as they were called, was instated to counter the menace. Thus, the "Vampire Purge" began.
[Examining a series of macabre paintings on the wall:]
Kain (V.O.): The tapestries wove a tale of chaos ignited, an orgy of fire and pain. Undead beings, with rotted skins caked with sulfur and ash, beckoned at me through a burning abyss. Their tortured stares were a testimonial to the price of weakness.
Their fate would not find me. Yet blood calls to blood.

Dark Diary: The Vampire Vorador[edit | edit source]

[Interior. Vorador's lair. The room is dimly lit by candles.
The camera peers across the length of a long, polished dining table, with the vampire Vorador at the other end, highlighted by candle flame. Vorador is holding two finely crafted goblets.]
Kain (V.O.): In the bowels of that black forest I found something worse than Hell. A vision of what I was becoming...
Vorador: It's not often I see one of our own, especially one as young and foolish as yourself. Nonetheless, drink. Drink deep and indulge your gift.
[Kain reluctantly accepts the goblet. Camera pans across the room. We see subtle evidence as to where the blood came from; a dripping human corpse is suspended upside down above a basin on the table.]
Kain (V.O.): Gift? Pah! Vorador thought my curse a blessing. That we were gods and that mortals offered their blood as sacrifice so that we could enjoy our supernatural powers. And somewhere deep inside my new self I knew he was right. That mortal dreams were prayers. Prayers to us – begging for our power.
I pondered this as the decadent old fool prattled on about his past; a boorish account of how he defeated Malek of the Sarafan and took his vengeance upon the Circle of Nine for supporting the Sarafan's holy war to exterminate us...
Vorador: After slaughtering six of the sheep I defeated their pathetic little shepherd – Malek. Since then our kind has not bothered with the cattle, except to feed. And I suggest you do the same.
Meddling with the affairs of man can do us no good. Sarafan witchhunts are much too tedious to concern ourselves with. Am I understood Kain?
[Kain acknowledges only very slightly.]
Vorador: Good. Take this ring. If you ever need assistance it will summon me. Despite your youthful arrogance, you amuse me, Kain – it would be such a pity to lose you to the Abyss.
Now be gone!
[Vorador turns his back on Kain.]

Dialogue: Vorador's Mansion[edit | edit source]

[Upon collecting Vorador's Signet Ring:]
Kain (V.O.): My visit with Vorador only strengthened my resolve. His power uncontested by mortals, he had fallen to another enemy. Decadence has claimed itself many a great warrior.

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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  3. Icon-NR.png Blood Omen: LoK - Dialogue at Nosgothic Realm (by Tenaya)
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Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain chapters
Wiki-Icon-BO1.png Chapter 6: Vorador's Mansion
Followed by:
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The Legacy of Kain series