Year 1246

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The year 1246
Blood Omen 2 terms
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The Hill House signpost as it appears in Blood Omen 2.
Introduced in Wiki-Icon-BO2.png Blood Omen 2 (2002)
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1246 is presumably a year in Nosgoth's calendar. It was referred to only in Blood Omen 2, wherein Kain could peruse a signpost in Meridian's Lower City which read "Hill House est. 1246".

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Kain bypassed the Hill House signpost in the fourth timeline on his journey towards Sanctuary, after encountering Sebastian and before meeting with Vorador. In this context, "est." is probably used as an abbreviation for "date established", most likely in reference to the hotel-like building adjacent to the sign.[BO2-C3]

The signpost remains the only source in the Legacy of Kain series to suggest that Nosgoth has a recognized annual calendar and epoch (in other words, a "reference date" or era such as the real-world Anno Domini or Common Era), and is the only source to mention any specific year or date.[BO1][SR1][SR2][BO2][DEF]

It is not certain how long ago 1246 took place in relation to Blood Omen 2 or any other events, because is it not made clear how old Hill House is by the time Kain encounters it, and thus it is not possible to integrate the year into timelines with the information currently available.[BO1][SR1][SR2][BO2][DEF]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Wiki-Icon-DC.png Soul Reaver 2: Historical Timeline at Dark Chronicle (by Marie Tryhorn)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Icon-NR.png GLoK Interviews with Amy Hennig at Nosgothic Realm (by Raziel Fan), post #5 (by RazielFan)