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           A FAQ TO THE BONUS MATERIALS OF
        SOUL REAVER 2 -THE LEGACY OF KAIN SERIES-
                     Version 1.00
                    By LOKFanatic
 With NTSC-only materials provided by RolandDeschain
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WARNING THIS GUIDE CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR: -
'BLOOD OMEN: LEGACY OF KAIN'
'LEGACY OF KAIN: SOUL REAVER'
'SOUL REAVER 2 -THE LEGACY OF KAIN SERIES-'
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Table of Contents
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1. Introduction
2. The Making of Soul Reaver 2
   a) Story
      i) History of Nosgoth
     ii) Historical Timeline
    iii) Dark Chronicle
         - Prologue
         - 1 - Arrival <Locked>
         - 2 - The Reaver Convergence <Locked>
         - 3 - The Heart of Darkness <Locked>
         - 4 - The Corruption of the Pillars <Locked>
         - 5 - The Elder God <Locked>
         - 6 - The Vampire Vorador <Locked>
         - 7 - The Elder's Warning <Locked>
         - 8 - History and Destiny Collide <Locked>
         - 9 - Time Streaming <Locked>
         - 10 - Moebius' Martyred Spirit <Locked>
         - 11 - Ariel's Lament <Locked>
         - 12 - Raziel defies the Elder <Locked>
         - 13 - The Ruined Aerie <Locked>
         - 14 - The Tenth Guardian <Locked>
         - 15 - The Death of Janos Audron <Locked>
         - 16 - The Final Transgression <Locked>
         - 17 - Cornered in the Stronghold <Locked>
         - 18 - Vengeance <Locked>
         - 19 - Renunciation <Locked>
         - 20 - Full Circle <Locked>
     iv) SR1 Opening Movie
   b) Production
      i) Character Art
         - Raziel
           - Concepts and Stills
           - 3D Render
         - Kain
           - Concepts and Stills
           - 3D Render
         - Moebius
           - Concepts and Stills
           - 3D Render
         - Janos Audron <Locked>
           - Concepts and Stills
           - 3D Render
         - Vorador <Locked>
           - Concepts and Stills
           - 3D Render
         - Ariel <Locked>
           - Concepts and Stills
           - 3D Render
         - Elder God <Locked>
         - Enemies <Locked>
     ii) Environment Art
         - The Chronoplast
         - Sarafan Stronghold <Locked>
         - The Lake <Locked>
         - The Pillars <Locked>
         - The Swamp <Locked>
         - The Dark Forge <Locked>
         - The Light Forge <Locked>
         - The Mountains <Locked>
         - Janos Audron's Retreat <Locked>
         - The Air Forge <Locked>
         - The Fire Forge <Locked>
    iii) Cinematic Stills
         - Prologue
         - 1 - Arrival <Locked>
         - 2 - The Reaver Convergence <Locked>
         - 3 - The Heart of Darkness <Locked>
         - 4 - The Corruption of the Pillars <Locked>
         - 5 - The Elder God <Locked>
         - 6 - The Vampire Vorador <Locked>
         - 7 - The Elder's Warning <Locked>
         - 8 - History and Destiny Collide <Locked>
         - 9 - Time Streaming <Locked>
         - 10 - Moebius' Martyred Spirit <Locked>
         - 11 - Ariel's Lament <Locked>
         - 12 - Raziel defies the Elder <Locked>
         - 13 - The Ruined Aerie <Locked>
         - 14 - The Tenth Guardian <Locked>
         - 15 - The Death of Janos Audron <Locked>
         - 16 - The Final Transgression <Locked>
         - 17 - Cornered in the Stronghold <Locked>
         - 18 - Vengeance <Locked>
         - 19 - Renunciation <Locked>
         - 20 - Full Circle <Locked>
     iv) Music
         - Soul Reaver 2 Music
           - Theme: Ariel's Lament
           - Pillars <Locked>
           - Light Forge <Locked>
           - Sarafan Stronghold <Locked>
           - Dark Forge <Locked>
           - Overland <Locked>
           - The Elder God <Locked>
           - Janos' Retreat <Locked>
         - Soul Reaver Music
           - Underworld
           - Drowned Abbey
           - Sunlight Glyph
           - Ruined City
           - The City
           - Pillars
           - Cathedral
           - Spectral Underworld
           - Necropolis
      v) The Team
         - Credits
         - Soul Reaver 2 Team
           - The Soul Reaver 2 Team
           - Crystal Test
           - Michael Bell meets the Soul Reaver 2 Team
        - Special Thanks
        - Crystal Dynamics
   c) Voice Talent
      i) The Cast
         - Michael Bell
         - Simon Templeman
         - Richard Doyle
         - Tony Jay
         - Rene Auberjonois
         - Paul Lukather
         - Anna Gunn
         - Gordon Hunt: Recording Director
         - Kris Zimmerman: Casting Director
     ii) Voice Sessions
         - Prologue
         - Time Streaming <Locked>
         - Raziel Defies the Elder <Locked>
         - The Vampire Vorador <Locked>
         - The Ruined Aerie <Locked> (NTSC Only)
         - The Tenth Guardian <Locked> (Some dialogue NTSC only)
         - Kain Montage <Locked>
        - Moebius Montage <Locked> (NTSC Only)
        - Elder God Montage <Locked> (NTSC Only)
   iii) Outtakes <Locked>
        - Outtakes (PAL Version)
        - Outtakes 1 (NTSC version)
        - Outtakes 2 (NTSC version)
        - Outtakes 3 (NTSC version)
    iv) Photo
        - Simon Templeman and Michael Bell
        - Michael Bell and Rene Auberjonois
        - Gordon Hunt, Kris Zimmerman and Paul Lukather
        - Richard Doyle
        - Richard Doyle and Michael Bell
        - Michael Bell
        - Simon Templeman
   d) Opening Movie
      i) Storyboards
     ii) Stills
    iii) Final Movie
   e) Promotional Materials
      i) Trailer (NTSC only)
     ii) Concepts
    iii) Rendered Art
3. Blood Omen 2 Preview (NTSC only)
4. Other Eidos Previews (NTSC only)
   i) Thunderstrike
  ii) Project Eden
 iii) Wave Rally
5. Question and Answer Section
6. Update History
7. FAQS by LOKFanatic
8. Contact
9. Copyright
10. Credits

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1. Introduction
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The Bonus Materials section of SR2, a new feature in LOK games, allows players
to look at information about previous games, concept art, voice sessions and
outtakes, photographs of the cast and crew and a script of the main events of
the game.

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2. The Making of Soul Reaver 2
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a) Story
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i) History of Nosgoth
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The Pillars
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<Image of the Pillars of Nosgoth>

In the centuries before Kain's birth, the land was protected by an oligarchy of
sorcerers known as the Circle of Nine. These guardians were sworn to serve and
protect the Pillars of Nosgoth, the ancient edifice towering over the earth as
a manifestation of the mysterious power that preserved and gave life to the
land.

But the Circle was infiltrated by dark forces, and Ariel - The Balance Guardian
- was cruelly murdered. Her assassination sent psychic shockwaves throughout
the circle, and in their derangement the remaining sorcerers turned their
powers to dark purposes, poisoning the land with their sorcery and abandoning
the Pillars to stand like silent, decaying sentries.

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Destiny
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Into this dying world Kain was born. The son of an aristocratic Nosgoth family,
he lived the privileged life of a nobleman, never realizing his undiscovered
destiny - that he was marked from birth as Ariel's successor, fated to take her
place as the Guardian of Balance.

Ignorant of his destiny, the ambitious but directionless Kain roamed the land -
during one fateful journey, he was ambushed by brigands and murdered, cruelly
impaled on his assassin's sword.

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A Dark Covenant
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Plucked from the brink of oblivion by the Necromancer Mortanius, Kain awakened
in the underworld, still transfixed by his enemy' blade. Tormented by his
hunger for vengeance, and heedless of the spiritual cost, Kain recklessly
accepted the Necromancer's offer of revenge - and rose from the tomb to
discover that he had been resurrected as a vampire.

<Image of the Soul Reaver>

Kain quickly tracked down his assassins and exacted his bloody revenge. With
his vengeance and hunger sated, he sought only a cure for the vampiric curse
that afflicted him. Guided by Mortanius and the spectre Ariel - now bound
helplessly to the decaying Pillars she once served - Kain hunted down each of
the corrupt sorcerers now poisoning Nosgoth. Only with their deaths could the
Pillars be healed - and only restoring Balance would Kain be released from his
vampiric curse.

At first reluctant to live the horror of an existence blighted by a thirst for
human blood, Kain soon adapted and discovered, within his darkened soul, a
growing disaffection for humankind as he embraced his newfound immortality.

During his journey, Kain discovered and claimed the Soul Reaver, an ancient
soul-devouring blade, and stumbled across - not so coincidentally - a time-
streaming device created by Moebius, the Guardian of Time.

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Fragile History
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Against the counsel of the ancient vampire Vorador, Kain found himself
embroiled in human events, caught in a bloody battle between Ottmar's Army of
Hope and the ruthlessly advancing armies of the Nemesis from the North. As the
tide of the battle turned, Kain used his only means of escape - the time -
streaming device, which swept him nearly 50 years back into Nosgoth's past.

Hoping to alter the course of Nosgoth's history, Kain assassinated the young
King William the Just, who would become the diabolical tyrant known as the
Nemesis. After sating himself on his victim's blood, Kain returned to the
present - only to discover that his murder of the beloved King had ignited a
genocidal war against vampires, led by the Time-Streamer Moebius himself.

Upon his return, Kain witnessed the future that he had wrought - and the final,
triumphant act of Moebius' cold-blooded mob, Vorador, the last of the era's
vampires, is guillotined and his head held aloft for a cheering blood thirsty
crowd -leaving Kain the sole surviving vampire in Nosgoth.

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The Fateful Dilemma
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As his quest brought him full-circle, Kain confronted the destiny that
Mortanius and Ariel had hidden from him - that he was the Balance Guardian, and
that only by sacrificing himself could he restore the Pillars. Ariel presented
him with a final, climatic decision - sacrifice himself to heal the land, but
ensure the extinction of vampires; or refuse the sacrifice, and seal the
world's corruption.

Revolted by the machinations of the human sorcerers and alienated from his
former humanity, Kain chose the latter path - opting to rule the world in its
damnation rather than commit himself to oblivion. This apocalyptic act
completed the Pillars' destruction - the mighty columns toppled as Kain sealed
their ruinous fate - and damned Ariel to ceaselessly haunt the dilapidated
Pillars she once served. Until Balance is restored, she can never be released.

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Kain's Empire
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<Image of Kain on his throne in the Sanctuary of the Clans>

Kain concluded with the epiphany that Vorador was right - that vampirism is not
a curse but a blessing. The vampires are dark gods whose duty it is to thin the
human herd.

With intentional irony, Kain established the ruined Pillars as the symbolic
seat of his new empire, and the unrestored Balance Pillar as the base of his
throne. In an act of calculated blasphemy, Kain raided the ancient tomb of the
Sarafan, a fanatical order of warrior-priests once sworn to eradicate the
vampires plaguing Nosgoth. From the desiccated corpses of these long-dead
knights, Kain raised his six vampiric "sons" to become the Lieutenants of his
fledgling empire.

But the Pillars, Kain ultimately realized, were more than just a human edifice
- the health of the Pillars was tied inextricably into the health of the land.
With the Pillars left unrestored, corruption seeped slowly into the land like a
poison, turning his empire into an irredeemable wasteland.

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Condemned
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<Image of Vampire Raziel, with bat-like wings, kneeling before Kain>

Rather than evolving slowly over time, vampires experience periods of
accelerated metamorphosis, entering dormant states from which they emerge
transformed.

When Raziel, first among Kain's Lieutenants, revealed his latest evolution - a
pair of bat-like wings - Kain responded with an act of seemingly egotistical
sadism. Tearing Raziel's newly fledged wings from his back, he ordered Raziel
to be cast into the Lake of the Dead, where he would burn forever in the
rolling Abyss.

<Image of Vampire Raziel, with broken wings, falling into the Abyss>

Raziel tumbled endlessly into the murky depths, his flesh dissolving as he
burned with white-hot fire. After an eternity of torment, Raziel's ruined body
came to a rest - and as the pain receded, he realized that he had not only had
survived the descent, but had been delivered to the very seat of the
underworld.

Like Kain before him, Raziel was saved from the brink of oblivion by a
mysterious benefactor - a preternaturally ancient god dwelling in the depths of
the Abyss, who transformed Raziel into a devourer of souls, and released him
back into the world to take his revenge.

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Vengeance
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<Image of Wraith Raziel in the Elder God's spectral chamber>

Raziel, now the Elder God's fledgling angel of death, resurfaced to discover
that centuries had inexplicably passed since his execution.  Kain's empire lay
in ruin, and Raziel found himself assailed by the degenerate offspring of his
former brethren, who had long-since devolved into monstrous forms.

Undeterred by these revelations, Raziel pursued Kain across Nosgoth's blasted
landscape, galvanized by a hunger for revenge, and a relentless new thirst -
not for the blood of humans, but for the vampires' apostate souls.

Kain, however, had other plans for Raziel. Seemingly unsurprised by Raziel's
miraculous return, Kain baited Raziel along the course of his single-minded
vendetta, channeling him into battle with his mutated brethren, and into a
fateful confrontation at the Pillars, wherein Kain raised the Soul Reaver
against Raziel.

The ancient blade, believed to be indestructible, shattered when Kain attempted
to strike Raziel down.  The soul-devouring sentience captive in the blade was
thus released, and binding itself to Raziel as a wraith-blade, became his
symbiotic weapon.

Kain seemed not stunned but strangely satisfied with this shocking outcome, and
lured Raziel further into Nosgoth's northern wastes, leading to their final
confrontation in Moebius's long-abandoned Chronoplast chamber.

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The Story Continues
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<Image of Kain about to step into a time-streaming portal>

Driven by the fatalistic visions revealed by Moebius's devices, Kain activated
the time-streaming portal that would propel him and Raziel centuries into
Nosgoth's past.  Free will, Kain feared, might only be an illusion - but he
knew their fates were intertwined in ways that Raziel had not begun to
fathom...

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ii) Historical Timeline
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The timeline is impossible to reproduce in a text file so if you want to see
it, go to this website.
http://www.thelostworlds.net/LoK-Timeline2.HTML

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iii) Dark Chronicle
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Prologue
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Raziel enters the Chronoplast chamber, and surveys its tiered walkways and
arcane dials, noting both the mysterious device suspended from the domed
ceiling, and the undulating portal on the far side of the chamber. None of this
interests him. He is looking for Kain.
Raziel hears a voice, and Kain reveals himself as he steps out from the shadows
of the upper tier.

                                   Kain
At last...
I must say I'm disappointed in your progress. I imagined you would be here
sooner.
Tell me - did it trouble you to murder your brothers?

Raziel slowly descends the stairway, keeping his eyes locked on Kain.

                                  Raziel
Did it trouble you when you ordered me into the Abyss?

Kain's only response is ironic laughter. He steps back toward one of the arcane
dials and prepares to turn it.

                                  Kain
Eternity is relentless, Raziel.
When I first stole into this chamber, centuries ago, I did not fathom the true
power of knowledge.

Kain throws the switch, and the Chronoplast device responds.

                                  Kain
To know the future, Raziel - to see its paths and streams tracing out into the
infinite...
As a man, I could never have contained such forbidden truths.
But each of us is so much more than we once were. Do you not feel with all your
soul how we have become like gods?
And as such, are we not indivisible? As long as a single one of us stands, we
are legion...

Kain descends the main staircase, and moves toward the second-tier dials.

                                  Kain
Our futures are predestined -
Moebius foretold mine aeons ago. We each play out the parts fate has written
for us.
Free will is an illusion.

Kain punctuates his statement by throwing the second switch. Raziel glares up
at him from the floor of the chamber.

                                  Raziel
I found the Tomb of Sarafan, Kain.
How could you profane a priest by turning him into a vampire?

Furious, Raziel launches himself at Kain - who easily stops Raziel in mid-air
with one hand, and holds him by the throat, at arm's length.

                                  Kain
How could I not?
One must keep his friends close, Raziel - and his enemies even closer.

Kain effortlessly hurls Raziel to the lower floor of the chamber, and then
drops down himself, approaching Raziel's sprawled figure.

                                  Kain
Who better to serve me than those whose passion transcends all notion of good
and evil?

Raziel rises slowly, enraged and humiliated, and wheels on Kain.

                                  Raziel
The Sarafan were saviors, defending Nosgoth from the corruption that we
represent.
My eyes are opened, Kain - I find no nobility in the unlife you rudely forced
on my unwilling corpse!

Raziel lunges at Kain. Kain evades the blow, but Raziel attacks again and pins
Kain against the wall, his forearm to his throat.
Kain is unfazed by Raziel's attack - he is composed, even slightly amused. He
allows Raziel to pin him there momentarily, and continues to taunt him, their
faces inches apart.

                                  Kain
You may have uncovered your past, but you know nothing of it.
You think the Sarafan were noble, altruistic?

Kain breaks Raziel's grip and propels him away with a blast of telekinetic
energy. Raziel flies backward and slams into a buttress with bone-shattering
force.
Kain laughs and moves toward the final dial.

                                  Kain
Don't be simple.
Their agenda was the same as ours.

Kain throws the final switch. The arms of the Chronoplast device descend, and
the portal flares into life.

                                  Kain (mockingly)
You nearly had me, Raziel...

Kain vanishes in a flash of light, and reappears on the upper tier, in front of
the portal.

                                  Kain
But this is not where - or how - it ends. Fate promises more twists before this
drama unfolds completely.

<Kain turns and strides deliberately through the portal. Raziel gets to his
feet and races up the stairway. He pauses briefly, then leaps through the
portal to pursue Kain.
Raziel finds himself floating in darkness, and hears an unfamiliar voice
calling to him out of the ether. As Raziel drifts to the floor and the chamber
coalesces, Moebius the Time Streamer steps out of the mist to greet him.>

                                  Moebius
Raziel...
Redeemer and destroyer.
Pawn and messiah.
Welcome, time-spanned soul.
Welcome... to your destiny.

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Raziel has just leapt through the Chronoplast portal in pursuit of Kain,
fuelled by blind rage and a thirst for vengeance. As his surroundings coalesce,
he finds himself in a domed room, similar to the Chronoplast chamber, but
smaller in scale.
Moebius, the Time Streamer, steps forward to greet him.

                                  Moebius
"Where am I" is the usual question.
In your case, "when?" might be more apt.

Raziel recognizes Moebius, and knows how dangerous he is. As he raises the
Reaver in defense, the orb on Moebius's staff flares brightly.
The wraith-blade sputters out and retracts, its wisps of energy dissipating
completely.
Alarmed, and now even more suspicious of the sorcerer's motives, Raziel
advances on Moebius.

                                  Raziel
Very well, you old snake - if you'd prefer I use my bare hands...

Raziel lunges at Moebius and grabs him by his scrawny neck, throwing him up
against the wall. Moebius feigns surprise and fear for a moment -

                                  Moebius
This is completely unexpected! This orb disables our vampire enemies, leaving
them helpless and incapacitated.
Strangely, it seems to have the same effect on that peculiar weapon of yours.
But you must believe me - I mean you no harm.

                                  Raziel
You can drop the benevolent facade, Moebius.
I know who - and what - you are. I should kill you where you stand...

As Raziel speaks, Moebius's demeanour changes. He no longer appears to be an
addled old magician - this Moebius is composed, confident, and completely in
control.

                                  Moebius (laughing)
Perhaps you should, my boy. But you don't.

Raziel tightens his grip a bit on Moebius's throat.

                                  Raziel
Are you so certain of that, Moebius?

Moebius appears completely unfazed by Raziel's threats.

                                  Moebius
My role as Time Guardian affords me a certain level of omniscience, Raziel.
No, you don't kill me. That honor belongs to your maker, Kain, some thirty
years from now.

Raziel releases him roughly, with disgust.

                                  Raziel
Hmph. You two are a pair - you're just as fatalistic as he is.

                                  Moebius (laughing softly)
Death comes for us all, Raziel. It's just a matter of time.
Completely composed, Moebius turns his back on Raziel and exits the chamber.

                                  Raziel
How is it that you know my name? We have never met.

                                  Moebius
On the contrary, Raziel - I know you very well...
And it grieves me to see how cruelly Kain has used you.
I knew you when you were one of the Sarafan brotherhood, Raziel. We were even
close.

                                  Raziel (with revulsion)
Oh please.

                                  Moebius
Fortunately, you need not love me now to be my ally...

Raziel follows Moebius into the adjacent room - the walls of this octagonal
chamber are decorated with murals memorializing the six martyred Circle
guardians, slaughtered here many centuries ago.
The slain guardians are depicted in beatific imagery, while their murderer -
the vampire Vorador - is demonized.
In the center of the room stands a distinctive basin engraved with arcane
symbols.

                                  Raziel
Are we within the Stronghold of the Sarafan priesthood?
                                  Moebius
Yes, but the glorious days of the Sarafan have long since passed, I'm afraid.
This is a more... cynical and indecorous age.
My mercenary army now inhabits this stronghold - we strive to honor the memory
of the Sarafan with our own humble crusade.

Raziel studies the surrounding murals, intrigued.

                                  Raziel
Is this the vampire Vorador?

                                  Moebius
Yes, the scourge of the Circle. The most depraved and decadent example of his
whole degenerate race.
He slaughtered six of my fellow Guardians as they cowered, defenseless in this
room.

                                  Raziel (incredulous)
And you somehow survived this massacre?

                                  Moebius
I, and two others. The Circle was devastated; only we three were spared.

                                  Raziel (disdainful)
How convenient.
You'll forgive me if I don't naively devour every scraps of information you
toss me. You have a reputation for deceit.

                                  Moebius
And who has slandered me so?
Your malefactor Kain? The one who betrayed and destroyed you? Our common enemy?
Consider the source, before you judge me too harshly.
We'll forget about rekindling our old friendship, then. But consider an
alliance based on our common ground -
We both want Kain dead.
I can help you do it.

                                  Raziel
You don't want to meddle in this, old man.
I know all about your sordid little schemes, but you're simply out of your
depth on this one.

                                  Moebius
You underestimate me, Raziel.
Let me show you...

Moebius ignites the four candles that stand on the basin's edge, and an image
slowly materializes in the mystical waters of the bowl.
The image in the basin coalesces, and Kain is revealed. Raziel leans over the
basin and peers in, mesmerized.

                                  Moebius
Even now, Kain is lying in wait for you, unaware that I've snatched you out of
the time-stream and brought you here to me.

The image wavers, and we see that Kain is standing in a clearing, beneath the
Pillars of Nosgoth, apparently waiting...

                                  Moebius
See how he lingers at the very Pillars he is destined to destroy, foolishly
confident that he has eluded your grasp.

                                  Raziel (fascinated)
The Pillars are still standing in this time?

                                  Moebius
Yes, Raziel - they are the embodiment of the divine force which preserves the
life of our world.
We who serve the Pillars maintain their delicate balance - and Kain is destined
to be the fulcrum upon which that balance turns.
I believe you have already endured the wasteland wrought by his terrible,
selfish decision.
Kain's very existence is a cancer upon this world. As long as he lives, all of
Nosgoth is in peril.

The image in the basin wavers and fades out completely.

                                  Moebius
You may never again be human, Raziel...
But you can re-embrace the essence of your humanity, and the nobility of your
Sarafan heritage.
Go to him, Raziel, and end this.
But first you will need to find your way out of the Stronghold - and in this,
I'm afraid, I cannot help you.
My soldiers will not understand your appearance here; they will try to kill
you.
You needn't fear them, of course. They're no match for you.
Try to keep the casualties to a minimum, but do what you have to do.

                                  Moebius (ominously)
All great movements require a few martyrs...

Moebius vanishes, leaving Raziel alone in the chamber.

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Raziel enters the choir area of the Sanctuary for the first time, and feels an
inexplicable distortion which intensifies as he approaches the central chapel.

Raziel V.O:
As I neared the Stronghold's inner sanctum, a strange sensation crept over me -
an indescribable feeling of displacement, a sense of vertigo as reality itself
appeared to warp and bend around me.
The disturbance seemed to emanate from the Sanctuary's furthest chapel. As I
cautiously approached, the sense of dislocation intensified with each step.

As Raziel enters the chapel, he sees a stained-glass window memorializing
William's murder at Kain's hands. At the end of the chapel stands the
sarcophagus of the martyred king.

Raziel V.O:
So this was the tomb of the beloved King William the Just - beautified here as
the martyr and catalyst of Moebius's crusade.
I was reminded of Kain's journey as a fledgling vampire -
How Moebius coerced him to travel back in history and assassinate William, thus
igniting a genocidal hatred of vampires among the citizens of Nosgoth.

Raziel proceeds into the chapel and stands before the sarcophagus, which he
realizes now serves also as an altar - for here, clutched loosely in the hands
of William's effigy, is the Soul Reaver, it's blade broken in two.

                                  Raziel V.O.
And here I discovered the source of the displacement - the Soul Reaver itself,
laid out like a holy relic... And broken, apparently in the battle between
William and Kain.
I had not thought such a thing was possible...
Until, of course, Kain shattered the blade against me when he tried to strike
me down.

Raziel looks at his right hand contemplatively.

                                  Raziel V.O.
Thus the captive spirit inhabiting the Reaver was released - and binding itself
to me, became my symbiotic weapon.

Mesmerized by the Reaver's presence here, Raziel tentatively reaches out to
touch the sword. As if in sympathetic response, the wraith-blade begins to
manifest of its own will.

                                  Raziel V.O.
And so the Reaver met it's former self, still imprisoned in this corporeal
shell...
I watched, mesmerized, as the wraith-blade uncoiled itself, and snaked down the
length of the physical blade...

As it passes over the hilt of the sword, Raziel's hand involuntarily lunges
forward and clamps down. The Reaver has taken control.

                                  Raziel V.O.
Embracing it's twin, it's mirror self, the Reaver's long-dormant spirit was now
fully aroused.
And for the first time, I felt the true presence of this other entity - wilful,
ravenous, and deranged from thousands of years of imprisonment...
Then Reaver was now in command - and I, now merely it's helpless host, felt my
soul being leeched to restore the blade.

Raziel watches in helpless horror as the Reaver draws his soul-energy through
his arm and into the broken blade. The two halves of the Soul Reaver come
together and are instantly re-fused.
Just before he is drained completely, the Reaver relents, and Raziel recovers
control.

                                  Raziel V.O.
But the Reaver knew better than to destroy it's host - and just as I neared the
brink of oblivion, the blade released it's hold on me.
As I recovered, I realized we were now bound together in a fragile alliance -
the Reaver no longer merely my symbiotic weapon, but a sentient parasite,
competing for control.

As Raziel recovers, he realizes that Moebius is behind him, watching with
intense fascination. Enraged, Raziel wheels on Moebius and menaces him with the
now-conjoined Reaver blades.

                                  Raziel
What have you done to me, Moebius?!
Is this your trap?!

                                  Moebius (apprehensive)
How mine?!
Don't forget it was Kain who led you here, not I!
While you curse me - the only soul in Nosgoth ready to guide and assist you -
Kain laughs at our folly and revels in your dismay.

Raziel raises the intertwined blades threateningly -

                                  Raziel
These blades now coiled in sinister embrace have inspired terror in the hearts
of creatures far more durable than you, old man. Bound together as they are, I
can only imagine what they could do to your soul's fragile shell.

                                  Moebius
Raziel, I beg you to stay your hand.
This was none of my doing. I have sought only to aid you in your righteous
quest.

                                  Raziel (mocking)
Why, you're trembling, Moebius. Has your confidence abandoned you?
You seem to have made a fatal error by leaving your precious staff behind. Is
that where all your courage comes from?

                                  Moebius (desperate)
Listen to me, Raziel - you don't know what you're doing. I have taken an
enormous risk by appearing here before you, so defenseless, yet eager to prove
my good intentions.
If there's anything left of the Sarafan in you, you won't do this.
While you threaten me, your true enemy eludes you!

                                  Raziel
Don't concern yourself with Kain, old man. He'll join you in hell soon enough.
As you said, Death comes to us all...

Raziel raises the entwined blades, fully prepared to strike Moebius down.

                                  Moebius
Yes... the Wheel of Fate demands it.

Moebius's statement stays Raziel's hand momentarily -

                                  Raziel
What did you say?

                                  Moebius
The Wheel of Fate - the inexorable cycle of death and rebirth to which all men
are compelled.
We serve the same God, Raziel.

Moebius grows more confident as he sees that this revelation is having some
effect.

                                  Moebius
To strike me down would be striking God's own attendant, and I don't believe
even you would take that risk.

Raziel throws the Soul Reaver away in disgust. The wraith-blade untwines itself
and dissipates as it coils back into Raziel's hand.

                                  Raziel
I tire of your games, Moebius. Now that I know you fear me, I needn't concern
myself with you.
Kain is waiting for me.

                                  Moebius
Go, then, Raziel. Seek Kain out and destroy him, in the name of the One God we
both serve.
You, who were once a Sarafan priest - murdered, profaned, destroyed and reborn
again from His mercy...
You are now most powerfully equipped to be His agent - His instrument of
restoration and retribution.

                                  Raziel
My own vengeance is motivation enough.

Raziel turns his back on Moebius and exits the chapel.
Moebius closes the gate behind Raziel, and locks himself safely inside the
chapel. He breathes a sigh of relief, then turns and says quietly to himself -

                                  Moebius
By my soul, you almost had me, my little blue assassin.
But that'll be the one and only chance you get, I assure you of that.

Moebius vanishes...
Alone now in the Sanctuary, Raziel stops to examine his newly-enhanced
symbiotic weapon -

                                  Raziel V.O.
I could now summon the blade at will, regardless of my strength. But once
summoned, the blade's ravenous appetite could not be contained.
It devoured the souls of its victims... And if I allowed it to become over-
aroused, the Reaver would now turn its hunger on me.

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3 - THE HEART OF DARKNESS <Locked>
##################################

Raziel discovers a stained glass window in the Stronghold, depicting the murder
of the vampire Janos Audron at the hands of the Sarafan.

                                  Raziel V.O.
So this was the legendary Janos Audron - reputed to have been the most ancient
and diabolical vampire to have ever existed.
According to folklore, he lived high in the cliffs of Nosgoth's northern
mountains, and preyed mercilessly on the defenseless villagers below.
His reign of terror ended when the Sarafan finally hunted him down and tore his
throbbing heart from his still-living body.
This relic came to be known as the 'Heart of Darkness', and was supposedly
imbued with the power to restore vampiric unlife.
The Sarafan therefore guarded it carefully, lest the Heart fall into the hands
of their enemies.
But I wondered - could Janos Audron truly have been as monstrous as depicted
here?
Or was this merely artistic licence by the Sarafan, who sought to lionize
themselves by demonizing their darkest enemy?

##########################################
4 - THE CORRUPTION OF THE PILLARS <Locked>
##########################################

Raziel reaches the Pillars clearing, where Moebius told him Kain would be
waiting. Raziel pauses briefly, struck by the pristine beauty of the Pillars.
In this era, the Pillars stand straight and rise infinitely into the sky, their
white marble columns gleaming in the sunlight.

                                  Raziel V.O.
The Pillars of Nosgoth... pristine, whole and uncorrupted.
I had never beheld them in this undefiled state - yet something profound and
indelible resonated within me at the sight.
(then, seeing Kain)
And there, waiting at the very heart of the Pillars, was the canker that was
destined to destroy them.

Kain stands in the center of the Pillars platform, his back to the clearing's
entrance. He appears to be surveying the Pillars calmly, waiting for something.
Raziel stalks up behind Kain, readying the wraith-blade. Completely aware and
composed, Kain addresses Raziel without turning.

                                  Kain
I know you are there, Raziel.

                                  Raziel
Moebius led me to you, Kain, although I might have guessed you'd meet me here.

Kain continues to speak with his back to Raziel, turning his head only
slightly.

                                  Kain
And if Moebius told you I was hidden on the underside of hell, would you throw
yourself into oblivion to pursue me?
Moebius trawls for the ignorant and unwary, hauling his gasping prey from the
streams of their destinies.
Stay out of his net, Raziel -

Raziel interrupts, impatient and tired of this long chase.

                                  Raziel
Spare me your elaborate metaphors, Kain.
I have pursued you here for one purpose - you will pay for your betrayal, and
Balance will thus be restored to Nosgoth.

                                  Kain
And whose will is satisfied then, the will of Raziel, or Moebius?

                                  Raziel
Would I be better manipulated by you, Kain?
Now turn and face me; the chase is over.

Kain doesn't turn, but walks slowly forward, approaching the central Balance
Pillar while he speaks.

                                  Kain
This isn't a chase, Raziel - we are merely passengers on the wheel of destiny,
describing a perfect circle to this point.
We have been brought here for a reason.
I have seen the beginning and the end of our story, however - and the tale is
crude and ill-conceived.
We must rewrite the ending of it, you and I.

                                  Raziel (frustrated)
Face me, Kain. Even you shouldn't die a coward's death.

Kain finally turns to respond, having delayed Raziel as long as he needed.

                                  Kain
Isn't it customary to grant the condemned a final request?

                                  Raziel
I recall no such courtesy from you.

                                  Kain
Indulge me, Raziel. All I ask is that you listen.

At this moment, an unearthly, disembodied wailing begins to be audible,
increasing in volume as it fills the clearing.

                                  Kain
This is the sublime moment of our undoing, Raziel - the ineffable fulcrum upon
which swings the entirety of our history.
This is where all of Nosgoth is betrayed.
In this instant, Ariel - the Balance Guardian - is murdered by dark forces bent
on overthrowing the Pillars.
Her spirit is just now tearing free, lost in the ether, trying to find its way
here.
You have already seen how she comes to haunt these Pillars -

                                  Raziel (interrupting)
- bound here by your refusal to die. You are the reason this land becomes
diseased - as long as you remain alive you condemn Nosgoth to an eternity of
decay.

Kain gently raises his hand to silence Raziel, and intently urges him -

                                  Kain
Be still, Raziel. See this.

The sky darkens, the wind begins to gust, and birds scatter from the clearing
in alarm. A low, nearly sub-audible rumble swells, as though a massive storm is
gathering.
Kain continues with some urgency -

                                  Kain
As Ariel dies, I am being born to take her place as Balance Guardian.
Such is my destiny.

Suddenly the entire clearing is rocked by an indescribable force -
A telepathic blast burns across the landscape with a thunderous rumble, and
distorting waves of energy ripple across the clearing.
Kain visibly tenses as he absorbs the onslaught of this psychic attack. The
Pillars, initially white and pristine, begin to crack and corrode as they turn
grey with corruption.

                                  Raziel
...my god...

As the telepathic assault recedes, Kain begins to speak again -

                                  Kain
At the moment of my first cry, Ariel's beloved - the Guardian Nupraptor - finds
her corpse.
Wracked with grief and tormented with suspicions of treachery, Nupraptor
plunges into a madness which overflows and infects all of the Guardians, who
are symbiotically bound. Including me.
The repercussions of Ariel's assassination were expertly calculated...
The entire Circle descends into madness, and I am tainted at the moment of my
birth - instantly rendered incapable of fulfilling the role destiny has
prepared for me.

                                  Raziel
Shall I show you the same mercy you showed the rest of the Circle, then? You
blithely murdered them to restore their Pillars, yet your hand faltered when it
came to the final sacrifice.
What makes you exempt, Kain? You're merely the last man standing.
Why condemn me for simply carrying out what you hadn't the courage to do
yourself?

                                  Kain
Let's drop the moral posturing, shall we? We both know there's no altruism in
this pursuit.
Your reckless indignation led you here - I counted on it.

Kain sees that Raziel is bristling at this insult.

                                  Kain
There's no shame in it, Raziel - revenge is motivation enough.
At least it's honest. Hate me, but do it honestly.

Kain resumes his account of Nosgoth's history -

                                  Kain
Thirty years hence, I am presented with a dilemma - let's call it a two-sided
coin.
If the coin falls one way, I sacrifice myself and thus restore the Pillars.
But as the last surviving vampire in Nosgoth, this would mean the annihilation
of our species. Moebius made sure of that.
If the coin lands on the reverse, I refuse the sacrifice and thus doom the
Pillars to an eternity of collapse.
Either way, the game is rigged.

                                  Raziel
We agree then that the Pillars are crucial, and must be restored?

                                  Kain
Yes, Raziel - that's why we've come full-circle to this place.

                                  Raziel
So after all this, you make my case for me. To end this stalemate you must die
so that new Guardians can be born.

                                  Kain
The Pillars don't belong to them, Raziel...

Kain gestures derisively, indicating humanity in general.

                                  Kain
...They belong to us.

                                  Raziel (disgusted)
Your arrogance is boundless, Kain.

                                  Kain (laughing softly)
There's a third option - a monumental secret, hidden in your very presence
here. But it's a secret you have to discover for yourself.
Unearth your destiny, Raziel. It's all laid out for you here.

                                  Raziel
You said it yourself, Kain - there are only two sides to your coin.

                                  Kain
Apparently so. But suppose you throw a coin enough times...
...suppose one day, it lands on its edge.

Kain vanishes, leaving Raziel standing in the clearing alone.

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5 - THE ELDER GOD <Locked>
##########################

Raziel cautiously descends an ancient subterranean passageway, and finds
himself at the threshold of a magnificent underground grotto.
The Pillars descend into this chamber, intersecting a platform ingraved with
arcane symbols. Water surrounds the dais, and reflected light dapples the
surrounding walls.
Raziel walks along the platform, surveying the murals on the surrounding walls.
He recognizes his own ragged form in these heroic figures, and holds up his
hand, mentally comparing his anatomy to theirs. He's trying to put the pieces
together.

                                                                    Raziel V.O.
As I entered the chamber, I sensed that it had been sealed for hundreds -
perhaps thousands - of years.
And while this room was clearly built when the Pillars were erected, I knew
that no human hand could have shaped this place - and that perhaps it had never
been seen by human eyes.
The surrounding murals depicted a winged race, their features so like my own -
but beautiful, where mine were grotesque... and angelic, while mine were
demonic.
I tried to decipher these images...
... a great war, but with combatants like none I had ever seen...
... the Pillars, raised by this winged race, who thus defeated their
adversaries...
... the winged beings again, writhing in agony, apparently afflicted with the
same blood-thirst I had so recently suffered...
And throughout the chamber, inscribed everywhere, images of the Reaver itself.
Was this what Kain had urged me to discover?
I wondered...

The voice of the Elder God bubbles up from the depths of the chamber, as if in
answer to Raziel's unspoken question.

                                  Elder God
Lies, Raziel.

Raziel recognizes the voice and realizes that it's rising from the watery
depths beneath the platform. As he steps to the edge, he sees that the Pillars
descend into the murky depths of the chamber - and coiled around them are the
tentacles and amorphous mass of the Elder God itself.

                                  Elder God
Do not be deceived.

                                  Raziel
Ah, my ancient 'benefactor'...
And I dared to hope we had parted ways forever. Your silence was refreshing,
while it lasted. No doubt you have a conveniently inexpressible reason for your
presence here?

                                  Elder God
Do not be insolent, Raziel.
I am eternally present - here and everywhere, now and always.
I am the still center of the turning wheel, the hub of this world's destiny.

                                  Raziel
But perhaps not so omnipotent as you'd have me believe.
Your hold on me appears to be tenuous. I no longer seem to need you, yet I'm
guessing you still need me.

                                  Elder God
This impudence is unworthy of you, Raziel.
Do not forget that you have a task to fulfil here.
You are indebted to me.

                                  Raziel
Indebted? You would have me show gratitude for a 'gift' I didn't ask to be
bestowed?
Do you forget that you forced me to inhabit this vile carcass -

                                  Elder God
- I restored you to yourself, Raziel.
It was Kain who destroyed you. The very enemy you have just let slip through
your grasp.
(threatening)
Do not fail me, my servant...

                                  Raziel
I serve no one - not you, not Kain... and not your lackey Moebius.

                                  Elder God (ominously)
Moebius is my good servant. I have many.

                                  Raziel
And if I tell Moebius that he's worshipping a giant squid, do you think his
faith will falter?

                                  Elder God
You have grown wilful, Raziel.
But beware - to embrace a serpent is to invite poison into your heart.
Kain is a sinuous beast; he will seduce and deceive you.
You pride yourself on your free will, yet you let that degenerate deter your
resolve.

                                  Raziel
I harbor no illusions about his integrity, nor anyone else's.
In fact, I am beset by manipulation on all sides. I merely seek the truth.

                                  Elder God
These are the fathomless truths,                                   Raziel
The agony of birth and death and rebirth - this is the Wheel of Fate, the
purifying cycle which sustains all life.
Vampires are an abomination, a plague which leeches this land of its spiritual
strength.
They obstruct the flow of life and death - their souls stagnate in their
wretched corpses.
But the wheel must turn; death is inexorable and cannot be denied.
Your destiny is irresistible, Raziel - you are my soul reaver, the scourge of
the vampires, reaper of their apostate souls.
Remain steadfast. End the vampires' parasitic curse, and restore Nosgoth.
Kain's blood belongs on you hands.

                                  Raziel
Kain indeed deserves to die, for condemning me to this repugnant form.
But if and when I kill him, it will be for me, alone, to decide.

                                  Elder God
Kain destroyed you without a flicker of remorse.
He tore the soul from your noble corpse, and after you had served him
faithfully for a thousand years, he discarded you in the Abyss on a jealous
whim.
Remember your rage, Raziel - let it guide your hand.

###############################
6- THE VAMPIRE VORADOR <Locked>
###############################

As Raziel exits the Dark Forge, he comes face to face with Vorador - the
ancient vampire leans casually against a column at the Forge's entrance,
apparently waiting for Raziel to emerge.

                                  Vorador
You're a ragged excuse for a savior.

                                  Raziel
Vorador.

                                  Vorador
I see my reputation precedes me.

                                  Raziel
It does.

                                  Vorador (ironic)
All good, I hope.

Vorador begins to walk slowly around Raziel as he speaks, examining him. He
studies Raziel's cloven hands - so like his own - his blue skin, his ragged
wings. Raziel stands still and allows Vorador to look him over.

                                  Vorador
I've been watching you since you emerged from that accursed stronghold.
Strange that your arrival coincides with the corruption of the Pillars.
But I'm wondering - are you the catalyst of these events, or the answer to
them?

                                  Raziel (steely)
I don't know what you mean.

                                  Vorador
I will speak plainly, then.
I distrust your origins, stranger. Seeing you crawl from the putrid depths of
Moebius's Keep makes me question your purpose here.
And what should I make of your appearance? Not human, clearly - and more demon
than vampire.
And the Pillars - it is no mere coincidence that your arrival in that clearing
heralded the Pillars' decay.
And so I ask you plainly: are you the instrument of the Pillars' destruction,
or their salvation?

                                  Raziel
Neither.

                                  Vorador (slightly annoyed)
Very well, let us look at the other side of the coin -
I have followed your journey, and watched as you blithely unlocked secrets that
have been sealed and forbidden for thousands of years.
The path you have been treading is open to only one being...

Vorador trails off as he realizes -

                                  Vorador
You don't know what you are, do you?

                                  Raziel
I have been many things...
If you find me ignorant, enlighten me.

Vorador simply laughs, and turns away in disgust.

                                  Vorador
What's the point - this world is beyond redemption.
Let the human cattle have it.

                                  Raziel
I would expect better that meek capitulation from you.

                                  Vorador
Centuries of persecution have taught me well.
Five hundred years ago, our race was almost exterminated by the fanatical
crusades of the Sarafan.
And now the same sick drama unfolds again. In merely a decade, Moebius's
cutthroat citizen army has nearly accomplished what the Sarafan could not.
(then, to himself)
Vampires meddling in the affairs of men...
Look where it has brought us.

Raziel considers for a moment, then asks -

                                  Raziel
What am I to make of these secrets I've uncovered, then? The depictions of the
winged race, the Pillars, and the Reaver?

Vorador turns back to Raziel as he responds -

                                  Vorador
Fairy tales, boy.
The delusions of an ancient culture, clinging to hope long after the world had
discarded them.
Their bloodline trickled away, until only one of the Ancients remained -
sustained solely by obligation and his unfaltering faith in the old prophesies.

Vorador strides closer to Raziel as he speaks, until they are face to face.

                                  Vorador
But you see, even if you are who you appear to be, it no longer matters...
You're simply too late.
Janos Audron - the Reaver Guardian, the last of the Ancients, and my maker -
was murdered by the Sarafan nearly five centuries ago.
He alone would have the answers you seek, but his secrets died with him.
I don't know how you've come even this far without his guidance - or without
the Reaver, stolen these five hundred years ago by the Sarafan.
I am afraid, my friend, that you - and all of us - are out of luck.

Vorador vanishes, leaving Raziel alone on the terrace.

################################
7 - THE ELDER'S WARNING <Locked>
################################

After having met the vampire Vorador, unearthed the secrets of the Dark Forge,
and discovered more about the ancient architects of the Pillars, Raziel
revisits the Elder God in the subterranean Pillars Chamber.

                                  Elder God
Ah, my wayward child returns...

                                  Raziel
Having unearthed more than you'd like, I suspect.
What am I to make of these ruins that litter the land, and these images here in
this chamber?

                                  Elder God
Merely the deceits of a failed civilization.
You are being mislead, Raziel.
This ancient race hoped to manipulate the future with these scrawled
misdirections.
You must tread carefully. There are dark forces at work in this world, bent on
subverting your true destiny.

                                  Raziel
I have no doubt of that. The question is: am I in their presence right now?

                                  Elder God
Your arrogance will spell your demise, Raziel. Deny my will, and the arc of
your destiny will reach a sudden conclusion.

                                  Raziel
Your threats are unmoving. Even now I'm beyond your reach.

                                  Elder God (ominously)
My reach is longer than you realize.
This is a very dangerous game you're playing, Raziel.

########################################
8 - HISTORY AND DESTINY COLLIDE <Locked>
########################################

As Raziel enters the Relic Hall within the Sanctuary, he discovers the fresh
corpse of one of Moebius's guards. Raziel kneels to examine the body - the
soldier's neck appears to have been snapped, his throat is torn open, and the
pallor of his skin suggests that the victim has been drained of blood.
Suspecting Kain, Raziel glances up and begins to rise. He addresses the
seemingly-empty hall -

                                  Raziel
Show yourself, Kain.

Kain's voice emerges from the depths of William's chapel -

                                  Kain
Here, Raziel.

Raziel crosses the threshold of the chapel - just as in his previous visit he
feels the distortion caused by the nearness of the Reaver. As he enters, he
discovers Kain inside, standing before William's sarcophagus.

                                  Kain
Everything is decided here...
You cannot comprehend the magnitude - the rapture and the tragedy - of this
moment...
And yet you must if Nosgoth is to be dragged from the wreckage of its
damnation.

Whatever game Kain is playing, Raziel is tired of it. He responds irritably -

                                  Raziel
I understand only this, Kain - that you and Moebius have impelled me to this
moment, simply means that I can trust neither of you.
I don't know who's pulling the strings, but it no longer matters - because I'm
cutting them. I set my own course from here.

Raziel turns to leave. Kain watches him go for a moment, then replies.

                                  Kain
If it were only that simple.

Raziel stops and responds, exasperated.

                                  Raziel
Your fatalism is tiresome, Kain.

                                  Kain
... and profoundly ingrained, Raziel.
You must understand, our presence here doesn't alter history.
You and I meet here because we are compelled to - we have always met here.
History is irredeemable.
Drop a stone into a rushing river - the current simple courses around it and
flows on as if the obstruction were never there.
You and I are pebbles, Raziel, and have even less hope of disrupting the time-
stream.
The continuum of history is simply too strong, too resilient.
Except... then how do we explain William, here?

Kain gestures toward William's funereal effigy, and turns to face the
sarcophagus.

                                  Kain
The beloved boy-king turned tyrant.

He lifts the Soul Reaver from the casket, and turns back to Raziel, flourishing
the sword.

                                  Kain
In my youth, I witnessed William's rise to power, and his transformation into
the 'Nemesis' who laid waste to Nosgoth.

                                  Raziel (steely)
Keep your distance, Kain.

Kain walks slowly forward, Reaver in hand, as he speaks.

                                  Kain
Years later, I stumble upon a chance to journey back in history, unaware that
the entire affair has been orchestrated by Moebius.
In my wisdom, I seize this opportunity to murder the young king before he can
ravage Nosgoth...
... and thereby provide the catalyst Moebius needs to ignite a genocidal war
against our race.

Raziel grows more agitated as Kain advances.

                                  Raziel
I warn you - no further!

Kain continues, his voice taking on a greater sense of urgency.

                                  Kain
This one reckless act unravels the skein of history.
The Nemesis never becomes the Nemesis; William dies a martyred saint. I, the
vampire assassin, become the author of my own species' destruction. And Moebius
profits from it all.
I destroyed a tyrant only to create one far worse.

Kain gestures toward the stained glass window, which depicts a lionized William
and a demonized Kain in combat, both armed with the Soul Reaver.

                                  Kain
But how can it be so? How, if history is immutable?

Kain advances slowly on Raziel, gripping the Soul Reaver. As he approaches, the
feeling of displacement intensifies.

                                  Kain
The answer is here in this room, Raziel.
Moebius propelled William and me together - but ensured first that we were both
armed with the Soul Reaver.
The Reaver is the key.
Two incarnations of the blade meet in time and space... a paradox is created, a
temporal distortion powerful enough to derail history.

As Kain takes a final step toward Raziel, the surrounding distortion reaches
it's peak, and the wraith-blade begins to manifest of its own will. Raziel
reacts in alarm.

                                  Raziel
Is this your sorcery?

                                  Kain
Not mine, Raziel - yours.
You have nothing to fear from me, Raziel.
You hold all the cards.

Kain turns the blade and extends it to Raziel, hilt first. Raziel reaches out
tentatively and takes the Reaver - Kain releases the blade willingly, and
extends his hands to show that there's no deception. As Raziel grips the hilt,
the displacement intensifies around them.
Raziel addresses Kain icily. As he speaks, the wraith energy of the Reaver
manifests and begins to twine itself around the physical blade.

                                  Raziel
Then perhaps I should test your sincerity.

Swiftly, Raziel brings the point of the blade up to Kain's throat. Kain steps
back, and Raziel advances with him, keeping the sword at his throat.

                                  Raziel
If what you say is true, you should be terrified. I could kill you here and
now.

Kain responds, clearly apprehensive, but also strangely resigned -

                                  Kain
And so you do, Raziel.

The blade begins to tremble slightly, as if possessed of its own will.
Raziel is confused and alarmed -

                                  Raziel
What's happening?

The trembling intensifies as Raziel struggles against the pull of the Reaver.

                                  Kain
We are hurtling toward our destinies, Raziel. What you feel is the pull of
history rushing to meet us.
This is where history and destiny collide.

The Reaver lunges at Kain - he stumbles against William's sarcophagus and falls
to the ground. As Raziel fights to resist the pull of the blade, Kain urges him
with earnest intensity.

                                  Kain
If you truly believe in free will, Raziel, now is the time to prove it.
Kill me now, and we both become pawns of history, dragged down the path of an
artificial destiny.
I was ordained to assume the role of Balance Guardian in Nosgoth, while you
were destined to be its savior. But the map of my fate was redrawn by Moebius,
and so in turn was yours...

Raziel struggles to maintain control.

                                  Raziel
This is madness!

                                  Kain
Fight it, Raziel... This moment does not have to be an ending - it can become a
prelude.

The pull of the Reaver is too powerful; Raziel is losing strength.

                                  Raziel
I can't...

                                  Kain
You can, Raziel - look inside and see that it is so.
You have the power to reshape our inevitable futures.

Raziel raises the Soul Reaver and brings it down violently. Kain turns his head
and tenses for the impact. The sword crashes downward in a blinding flash of
light, and Raziel staggers back, his hand now free of the blade.
Raziel has diverted the Reaver's course, avoiding Kain by mere inches - the
blade stands embedded in William's sarcophagus, the impact having fractured the
stone.
Rising unsteadily, Kain regards the impaled, fractured coffin, and makes a weak
attempt at a joke -

                                  Kain
... poor William.

At once, the room is overwhelmed by an indescribable disturbance - their
surroundings warp and blur, and a colossal groaning fills the air as history
labors to admit this alteration.
Raziel looks around the room in confusion and alarm.

                                  Raziel
What is this?

                                  Kain
History abhors a paradox, Raziel.
Even now, the time-stream strains to divert itself, finding its old course
blocked by your refusal to destroy me.
The future is reshuffling itself to accommodate your monumental decision.

As Kain continues, the distortion begins to subside.

                                  Kain
This is where we restore ourselves, Raziel, and reclaim our intended destinies.
It may yet be possible for me to assume my role as Balance Guardian and return
the Pillars to their rightful inheritors -

Raziel interrupts disdainfully.

                                  Raziel
- to the vampires.
And this is the destiny you urged me to discover?
I don't know what game you and Moebius are playing, Kain - but I refuse to be
your pawn.
Unlike you, I still revere whatever shred of humanity I've managed to preserve.
You will not use me as the instrument of your messianic delusions.

Raziel turns his back on Kain and strides out of the chapel.

                                  Kain
Very well, Raziel. I'll not ask you to trust me - your truths are for you to
discover alone.

Raziel pauses briefly, and replies without turning -

                                  Raziel
Humble words for one who presumes to teach me a lesson at every turn.

                                  Kain
Then continue your journey and learn your own lessons, Raziel.
Remember - Moebius led you here, but you walk away unfettered. A champion of
free will, and conqueror of false histories.

Raziel stalks away without looking back.

                                  Kain
There is much more for you to unearth, if you have the heart for the truth and
the will to see it...

###########################
9 - TIME STREAMING <Locked>
###########################

Following the history-altering encounter with Kain in the chapel, Raziel
returns to the Circle's gathering-room. Armed with the Light Reaver, he is now
able to unlock the second Time Streaming chamber.
Just as the chamber's door slides open, Moebius rushes into the room, shaken
and alarmed. He knows that Kain has survived what was supposed to be a fatal
encounter with Raziel in the chapel, and that the course of history has
therefore been changed.
Raziel greets Moebius smugly, realizing that he has the upper hand, and
relishing it.

                                  Raziel
Ah, yes - I like that look on your face, Moebius. You really don't know what to
do now, do you, old man?
Here you are - caught without your damned staff - and I suspect things aren't
progressing quite as you'd hoped.
You're not used to the fly turning to confront you in your web, are you?

Genuinely shocked and distressed, Moebius struggles to regain control of the
situation. He admonishes Raziel -

                                  Moebius
Kain's devious influence has poisoned your mind, Raziel.
Now you see betrayal everywhere, even in your closest allies.

                                  Raziel
We were never allies, Moebius.
Conspirators, perhaps. Briefly.

                                  Moebius
Why did you not kill Kain when you had the chance? He was at your mercy!

                                  Raziel
Precisely. I had a choice, and I chose mercy.
And now I know your sordid little secret - the significance of that
displacement I felt when the two Reavers came together. Strangely enough, I was
enlightened by the 'devious' Kain, not by you.
In fact, I've learned much more than you counted on - I understand now how
you've tried to manipulate all of history for your own personal gain.
But now all your little schemes are whirling in ruin around you, aren't they?
All because I decided to exert my will for once, rather than obey the demands
of sorcerers and spirits and demons all singing the same tiresome refrain:
'kill Kain!'
I am setting my own path from here, Moebius.
I intend to discover the truth behind all of this.

                                  Moebius
But you condemn us all with this impetuous act!

                                  Raziel
Hardly impetuous; it took all the will I could muster.
Has my refusal to kill Kain reshuffled your carefully stacked deck of cards?

Moebius responds angrily -

                                  Moebius
You really think that you're exercising your free will, Raziel?
You're simply Kain's servant -

                                  Raziel (steely)
I do not serve Kain. I merely did not kill him.

Desperate, Moebius implores Raziel -

                                  Moebius
Raziel, do not forget your purpose here - you are destined to be the savior of
Nosgoth!

Raziel replies disdainfully -

                                  Raziel
Oh, I'm sick of hearing that particular phrase.
As for saving Nosgoth, so far I see precious little reason to bother.
And I'll choose my own 'purpose' from here on out, Time-Streamer. Right now, I
choose to manipulate you, for a change.
Go - in there.

Raziel summons the wraith-blade and flourishes it at Moebius threateningly.
Gesturing with the Reaver, Raziel directs Moebius toward the Time Streaming
chamber.
Moebius refuses to move -

                                  Moebius
What are you doing?

                                  Raziel
Come now, Moebius - you're a cunning serpent... you'll piece it together, I
imagine.

Raziel shoves Moebius and brandishes the Reaver to usher him into the chamber.

                                  Raziel
This era is of no further use to me. You will operate this device to provide me
passage.
I want to see the world in a simpler time - before the Sarafan began their
crusade.

Moebius obediently adjusts the device's arcane switches, but continues to
entreat Raziel -

                                  Moebius
And what about Kain? You're leaving your quarry behind!

                                  Raziel
You kill him, if it's so damned important.

                                  Moebius
You need only touch the two poles of the switch, and the device will transport
you.
But I urge you to reconsider -

Raziel places his hands on the poles of the time-streaming device.

                                  Raziel
You've lost your powers of persuasion, old man.
Rot here, and forget me.

Moebius turns away dejectedly, but once his face is averted he breaks into a
cunning grin.
Raziel throws the switch, and the chamber blurs around him as he is swept to
another time.

#######################################
10 - MOEBIUS'S MARTYRED SPIRIT <Locked>
#######################################

As Raziel exits the time-streaming chamber, he realizes that Moebius has
deceived him. Rather than arriving in Nosgoth's past, he has been propelled
into its ghastly future. The Stronghold is derelict, abandoned and overrun by
demons.
As he departs, Raziel encounters the spectre of Moebius, dead now for a century
following his murder at Kain's hands.
Moebius greets Raziel in an anguished, withered voice -

                                  Moebius
Raziel...

                                  Raziel
What pathetic charade is this now, Moebius?

                                  Moebius
No charade, Raziel. Only the entreaties of this martyred spirit.

                                  Raziel
Your pleas mean nothing to me, after all your deceit.
You have propelled me into Nosgoth's future, Moebius - and left me stranded
here.

                                  Moebius
I am truly sorry, Raziel, but it was necessary. Consider it the last valiant
act of a doomed man.
You have strayed from your purpose, and now behold the result - gaze upon the
wasteland you and Kain authored together!

                                  Raziel
I fail to see how I'm responsible -

                                  Moebius
You spared Kain! And by doing so, you have released a multitude of horrors upon
this world.
I can accept that Kain has murdered me, Raziel. As the Time Guardian, I foresaw
that incident long before it occurred.
And I take some small comfort in the fact that Kain remains the sole survivor
of his vile breed.
But you have single-handedly made my sacrifice meaningless.

                                  Raziel
Your argument is disingenuous, Time-Streamer.
I cannot see how killing or sparing Kain's future self would alter these
events. This wasteland was created by Kain's original refusal at the Pillars -
and amidst all these twists and turns, that event has never changed.
You are cunning, Moebius - but I think you've gotten tangled in your own web.

                                  Moebius
As Kain clings to his precious seat of power, the Pillars sink into a mire of
decay, dragging all of Nosgoth down with them!

                                  Raziel
I don't think this has anything to do with the Pillars or Kain's failure to
sacrifice himself.
I think you're simply afraid - because you don't know what he's up to.
He's a wild-card, isn't he, and you don't want his influence in your game.
Which is why you wanted me to eliminate him.
Now that he's survived, you have no idea what's coming, do you? Maybe for the
first time in your entire life.
You're terrified that he may truly have found a third option out of the dilemma
you orchestrated for him.

                                  Moebius
Kain's lies have addled your mind.
Leave this place, and trouble my spirit no more!

Incredulous, Raziel taunts Moebius -

Raziel
If you even are a spirit. You've forgotten I have a way to tell for sure.

Raziel grabs his cowl as though prepared to devour Moebius's soul -

                                  Raziel
... if you're willing to risk it.

Moebius scowls at Raziel, and vanishes.

                                  Raziel
I didn't think so.
Either way, you lose.

############################
11 - ARIEL'S LAMENT <Locked>
############################

Stranded now in Nosgoth's nightmarish future, Raziel enters the ruined Pillars
clearing and sees the devastation wrought by Kain's fateful decision a century
ago. Toppled columns litter the clearing, their sheared-off stumps protruding
crookedly, like broken teeth.
Raziel stands in stunned silence for a moment as he surveys this apocalyptic
scene.

                                  Raziel V.O.
These were the Pillars so familiar to my blighted eyes.
But now that I had begun to learn their true significance, I regarded the
Pillars' destruction with a new, enlightened sense of horror.
And I questioned now whether Kain's simple refusal - his mere ambition - could
truly have caused such devastation.
I felt that some darker influence was at work here.

In the gloom, Raziel sees the spectre of Ariel drifting restlessly among the
toppled Pillars.

                                                                    Raziel V.O.
As I approached, I discerned the spirit of Ariel - bound here now for more than
a century.

As Raziel approaches, he hears Ariel lamenting to herself, unaware of his
presence.

                                  Ariel
Forever am I bound, hope abandoned, my spirit tethered to this place...
What destroyed the Circle could not touch me. For I was newly dead, and beyond
harm's reach.
I alone was spared the descent into madness, and Kain alone was spared the pain
of death.
When Nupraptor's poison seized Kain even in the safety of the womb, much more
than just his destiny was lost. All of Nosgoth lost Balance.
Consider us now... both of us less than we once were.
I, pure but insubstantial; and Kain, terribly real, but corrupted.

Raziel interrupts Ariel's reverie, and she turns in alarm.

                                  Raziel
You imprisonment here has deranged you, spirit.
You fixate on Kain because you believe he is the tether that binds you here.
But we both know he is not the author of your agony.
The Pillars were subverted by dark forces, invited by the Guardians themselves.
The more I learn of your Circle, the more I see a tangle of nested
manipulations.

Ariel responds angrily -

                                  Ariel
Kain handed them their victory.
They sought to topple the Pillars, and he was their willing instrument.

Raziel interrupts, challenging her.

                                  Raziel
Or was he their unwilling pawn?
Would it blunt your wrath to know that Kain's dilemma was calculated to bring
the Pillars down, regardless of the choice he made?
And that the devastation would have been even greater had he chosen the path
you would prescribe for him?

                                  Ariel
You are a subtle, deceitful creature.
But your clever arguments do not absolve Kain.
He must die for the Pillars to be restored; there is no other way.

                                  Raziel
Then consider this more ominous possibility - what if Kain's death does not
restore the Pillars?
Consider that it may simply be too late. That this world may be beyond
redemption.
And that you may be bound here eternally.

Distraught, Ariel flees into the spirit realm, unaware that Raziel is able to
follow. Raziel shifts into spectral and startles her as she cowers behind the
Balance Pillar.
Cornered and miserable, Ariel implores Raziel -

                                  Ariel
Why do you hound me, demon?
You can see that I am captive here. Show me some mercy.

                                  Raziel
Like the mercy you showed your fellow Guardians when you set Kain on them?
Or the mercy you showed Kain when you kept him ignorant of his destiny while
you used him as the scourge of the Circle?
Or perhaps like the mercy you showed your beloved Nupraptor when you made him
Kain's first kill?

                                  Ariel
You are cruel. Why do you torment me?

Weary of this, Raziel relents -

                                  Raziel
I'm merely looking for answers, Ariel.
Very well - I'll leave you in peace.
But know this - about you, and this purgatory from which you long to escape...
... you're merely at the threshold.

#####################################
12 - RAZIEL DEFIES THE ELDER <Locked>
#####################################

Raziel revisits the subterranean Pillars grotto after having been propelled
over a century into Nosgoth's ghastly future. He is shocked to discover how the
Elder God has encroached into the chamber - it's tentacles wind chokingly
around the shattered Pillars, and the room's murals have been nearly
obliterated by the passage of it's grasping limbs.
The Elder God greets Raziel disdainfully -

                                  Elder God
Raziel, the failed assassin.
You had Kain at your mercy but lacked the courage to fulfil the act.
And now you see the wasteland wrought by the tyrant's hand. By his selfish
decision to preserve his own life, even when it meant sacrificing the whole
world.
This is the fate of Nosgoth, as long as Kain remains alive.

                                  Raziel
An ironic condemnation, given this guilty scene.
One would think you'd torn down the Pillars single-handedly.
What are you trying to obliterate as you drag your loathsome body through this
chamber?
And why, as Nosgoth descends into madness and misery, do you appear to thrive?
Things in this world, I am learning, are rarely what they seem.
You, apparently, are no exception.

                                  Elder God (angrily)
I am the Engine of Life, the source of Nosgoth's very existence.
I am the hub of the Wheel, the origin of all Life, the devourer of Death.

                                  Raziel
... or maybe you're just hungry - could it be as simple as that?
Wouldn't that be poetic irony? The great adversary of the vampires turns out to
be the biggest parasite of them all.

                                  Elder God
Do not test my patience, Raziel.
I made you, and I will unmake you if I become so inclined.

                                  Raziel (mocking)
As your agent, I am beyond death.

                                  Elder God
There are fates worse than death, Raziel.

Raziel responds with disgust -

                                  Raziel
Oh, I see you now as you truly are.
A cancer - a spooling parasite burrowed deep in the heart of this world.

                                  Elder God (ominously)
Go now.
Play out your pitiful rebellion, and take your place among the destroyed, the
used and the damned.
But know this - you are mine for eternity.
You have always been, and will always be, my soul reaver...

##############################
13 - THE RUINED AERIE <Locked>
##############################

Exploring the blasted landscape of Nosgoth's future, Raziel discovers the ruins
of an ancient cliff-dwelling civilization. The majestic facades are collapsed
and toppled as though some great upheaval occurred here ages ago.
Raziel stands on a terrace beneath the cliffs, surveying the devastated
architecture.

                                                                    Raziel V.O.
This edifice was clearly not crafted by human architects. As the figure beneath
the balcony silently attested, these were the aeries of winged beings.
Undoubtedly, I stood before the mountain refuge of the legendary Janos Audron -
but the entire sanctuary lay in ruin, collapsed under the force of some ancient
cataclysm.
As I suspected, the Time Streamer's deception ensured that I was centuries too
late to unearth anything of consequence here.

Raziel scans the ruined canyon, and sees a narrow pass leading off to the west.

                                  Raziel V.O.
With nothing behind me but the wasteland I had traversed, I resolved to press
on and explore these canyons further.

Hearing footsteps behind him, Raziel turns to see Kain approaching.
He acknowledges Kain wryly -

                                  Raziel
Oh no. Every time you turn up something monumental and terrible happens.
I don't think I have the stomach for it.

                                  Kain (laughs softly)
No drama this time, Raziel.

                                  Raziel
You are persistent, crossing time like this to follow me.
Still waiting for that coin of yours to land on its edge?

Kain joins Raziel on the terrace overlooking the canyon.

                                  Kain
I'm biding my time.

He glances up at the ruined balcony above -

                                  Kain
I see that Moebius has played a little trick on you.

                                  Raziel
Yes - he clearly doesn't want me to meet this 'Janos Audron'.

Kain looks away thoughtfully -

                                  Kain
Perhaps...

(then, with sarcasm -)

Or maybe he merely hoped that it would harden your heart against me to see this
wasteland which I single-handedly authored.

                                  Raziel
My heart doesn't need hardening, Kain.
If I even suspected that destroying you would make any difference, I would do
it this instant.

                                  Kain (laughs approvingly)
I knew you'd see through them, Raziel.
Janos is indeed the key to your destiny, but you'll need to find your own way
back into Nosgoth's past.
Make no mistake though, Raziel - you and I are now in great danger.
We are irritants here - malovent forces are being marshalled to eliminate us.

                                  Raziel
You talk as though we're allies.

                                  Kain
Regardless of your sentiments, Raziel, in their eyes - we are.

                                  Raziel
Well, they're certainly trying to eliminate you, Kain, there can be no doubt of
that. I am assaulted relentlessly with demands for your demise.
As for me, I suspect they made a grave error when they allowed my unique
resurrection.
I don't think they know how to destroy me.

                                  Kain
You mustn't underestimate them, Raziel.

                                  Raziel
And who exactly is this diabolical 'they' to which we keep referring? If
there's some grand conspiracy going on, the right hand doesn't appear to know
what the left is doing.
Even Moebius seems to be caught out at every turn.

                                  Kain
Moebius is a puppet, Raziel - haven't you realized that yet?
That's the sweetest irony in all of this - Nosgoth's 'great manipulator' is
their plaything. But the ones pulling the strings haven't shown their faces,
yet.

                                  Raziel
They don't like us unwriting their carefully choreographed history though, do
they?

Kain corrects Raziel -

                                  Kain
You must understand, Raziel - we haven't unwritten history, we've merely
rewritten it.
The future flows around our petty actions, finding the path of least resistance
while admitting only the slightest alterations.
This is the reshuffling you felt, when you refused to kill me.
And remember, Raziel, we are irritants in this regard, as well - history will
not allow the introduction of a paradox.

                                  Raziel
And if events cannot be reshuffled to accommodate the change?

                                  Kain
It is the irritant who's expelled.
Bear in mind that this may be exactly the outcome our enemies are trying to
provoke.
We must tread very carefully.

With this admonition, Kain vanishes.

################################
14 - THE TENTH GUARDIAN <Locked>
################################

Having finally reached the summit of Janos Audron's balcony chamber, Raziel
enters the room cautiously. He has traversed Nosgoth and crossed time to meet
this being, but has no idea what to expect - whether Janos is the monster
depicted by the Sarafan, or one of the noble figures memorialized among the
ruins of the ancient vampires.
As he enters, Raziel discerns a striking, winged figure standing at the far end
of the chamber, silhouetted by the wintry, morning light filtering in from the
canyon beyond.
Raziel addresses the figure tentatively -

                                  Raziel
Janos Audron?

Janos turns slowly at the sound of Raziel's voice -

                                  Janos
It is heartening, after all these years, to hear my name spoken without
contempt.

As he turns, his features are illuminated by the fire-lit glow of the chamber.
This is not the demonic creature depicted in the Stronghold -
Janos is darkly beautiful, and radiates a sense of priestly detachment, and
long-suffering patience.
Janos appears to recognize Raziel, but regards him with horror and pity.
Raziel's features are vaguely vampiric - his blue skin, cloven hands, and wings
- but this emaciated, ragged spectre looks as though he has been nearly
destroyed.

                                  Janos
Raziel?
My child, what have they done to you?

                                  Raziel
I have been dragged through hell and back - all, it seems, to reach this
moment.
But I don't yet know why.

Janos speaks haltingly, as though not sure where to begin -

                                  Janos
For thousands of years, I have waited... alone here, losing faith...
At the time of the Binding, nine guardians were called to serve the Pillars.
And I was summoned as the tenth guardian - the keeper of the Reaver, the weapon
of our salvation.
Over time, our race died out. Until I alone remained... sustained only by my
obligation to you, and by my guardianship of the blade.

Janos turns and walks contemplatively toward the balcony -

                                  Raziel
And the other nine? Why did their guardianship not sustain them?

Janos considers for a moment, then responds wistfully.

                                  Janos
I don't know.

Janos gazes beyond the balcony pensively as he recounts the vampires' history -

                                  Janos
As our race dwindled, the humans prospered. I have watched, over the centuries,
as our history faded into myth, and finally receded altogether.
The humans have forgotten us entirely, and claimed the Pillars for themselves -
wholly ignorant of their true purpose.
To them, I am merely a devil; the origin of their vampire 'plague'.

Raziel approaches inquisitively -

                                  Raziel
Why would the Pillars summon human guardians, then, if they are meant to be
served by vampires?

Janos walks to the edge of the balcony as he replies, gesturing for Raziel to
follow -

                                  Janos
The Pillars choose their guardians from birth, Raziel - and vampires are no
longer born.
This is the crux of our dilemma.
And this is the terrible irony - with their vampire purge, the members of the
Circle have assaulted the very architects of the Pillars they are sworn to
protect.
They have embarked on a treacherous path. With every vampire they kill, the
humans are slitting their own throats.

Janos and Raziel stand together at the edge of the balcony, looking out at the
canyon below. Janos continues, speaking softly -

                                  Janos
They know I'm up here, beyond their reach, and it terrifies them.

Janos gestures toward the panorama of Sarafan slaughter, below. A number of
impaled vampire corpses litter the canyon, planted here to defy and intimidate
Janos.

                                  Janos
You can see how they flaunt their kills to torment me... or perhaps simply to
lure me out.
They have this foolish notion that destroying me will somehow topple our entire
bloodline.
Thankfully, we're not that fragile.

                                  Raziel
I have seen them mustering their forces in the village, below.

                                  Janos
Yes. I don't know what they're plotting... but I fear our time may be bitterly
short.

                                  Raziel
Mankind seems to have brought you only torment and grief.
You must hate them.

Janos responds slowly, considering -

                                  Janos
They fear what they don't understand; and they despise what they fear.
But no - I do not hate them.

                                  Raziel
Vorador does.

                                  Janos
He has suffered much. He cannot forgive them.

                                  Raziel
Should they be forgiven?

                                  Janos
They don't understand what they're doing.
They are simply unenlightened... and vulnerable to manipulation.

Raziel considers this silently for a moment, then voices the question that's
been tormenting him.

                                  Raziel
So it's all true, then - what Kain and Vorador have told me - I really am some
kind of unholy vampire messiah...

Janos gently corrects him -

                                  Janos
Unholy? -no. Messiah... perhaps.

                                  Raziel
I don't like that word - it smells of martyrdom.

                                  Janos
Raziel, your role in this world's destiny is more crucial - and more benevolent
- than you've allowed yourself to believe.
Your journey will not be easy - dark powers are allied against you.

Janos pauses, considering Raziel's ragged appearance -

                                  Janos
But I think you already know this... you appear to have been cruelly tested.

Janos turns back toward the interior of the chamber.

                                  Janos
The Binding must be secured, Raziel. The Pillars are the lock -

Following him, Raziel completes the thought -

                                  Raziel
- and the Reaver is the key.

                                  Janos
Yes.

Janos approaches a decorative chest set against the wall, and opens it -
revealing the Reaver, ensconced like a holy relic.
Raziel becomes strangely apprehensive. Each time he has encountered the Reaver
during his journey, he has experienced a sense of displacement, the distortion
caused when two incarnations of the Reaver meet in time and space. And now,
inexplicably, he feels nothing.
As disconcerting as the temporal distortion feels, this nothingness is somehow
worse...
Troubled, Raziel wonders quietly to himself -

                                  Raziel
The Reaver is here? Why do I feel nothing?

Janos lifts the blade reverently and turns to Raziel, presenting it to him.

                                  Janos
The most formidable weapon ever forged by our swordsmiths...
They infused the blade with vampiric energy, empowering the Reaver to drain our
enemies of their precious lifeblood.

                                  Raziel V.O.
As Janos presented the blade, an inexplicable sense of dread crept over me,
more palpable than anything I'd felt before.
I was at once horribly repelled by the sword and yet irresistibly compelled to
touch it, to take it up.

Raziel refuses the blade with trepidation -

                                  Raziel
Please - take it away from me.

At once, from the hallway comes the unmistakable sound of armored soldiers
rapidly approaching. With sudden, sick recognition, Raziel realizes that by
blazing a path for himself through the Retreat, he has unwittingly exposed
Janos to the Sarafan.
Janos appears dismayed, but oddly resigned -

                                  Janos
I fear you have been followed...

With this, the door crashes open, and a squad of Sarafan warriors burst into
the room. Their leader is armed with a cruel-looking weapon, and they have come
bearing Moebius's staff - Raziel realizes at this moment that he has been duped
and betrayed.
Raziel charges forward to defend Janos from the Sarafan, but Janos restrains
him -

                                  Janos
You must save yourself, Raziel.

Janos lays his hands upon Raziel, intent on conveying him safely away from the
chamber. Raziel resists -

                                  Raziel
Janos - no!

But his protests are in vain. The room recedes dizzyingly, as Raziel is
propelled into an adjacent chamber within the Retreat - safely away from the
Sarafan, and helpless to save Janos.

                                  Raziel V.O.
My surroundings whirled sickeningly, and I found myself transported safely away
from the ambush, to an adjacent chamber.
Janos had delivered me from the Sarafan, selflessly forfeiting his own safety
to preserve my life.
And now I feared that my newfound mentor would be slaughtered by the very
crusaders I had so recently revered.
The irony pierced me, and with dawning horror I realized that I had been duped
by Moebius from the beginning...
For the Sarafan had simply followed the path I gullibly blazed through this
sanctuary, and had arrived bearing Moebius's staff. Thus armed, they had Janos
at their mercy.
Through the door, I could hear them battling, less than a dozen paces away -
but it may as well have been a thousand miles, for this barrier was sealed by
elemental forces I did not possess.
It seemed Janos had conveyed me into the heart of the Fire shrine. I thought
perhaps if I could galvanize the forge and imbue the Reaver in time, I might
have a slim chance of saving Janos from his grisly fate.

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15 - THE DEATH OF JANOS AUDRON <Locked>
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Imbuing the Reaver with the elemental power of fire, Raziel is finally able to
unlock the sealed door which separates him from Janos and his assassins. Raziel
rushes through the door as it slowly slides open, and races toward Janos'
chamber.
Having rendered Janos helpless with the aid of Moebius's staff, the Sarafan
have the ancient vampire pinned to the table.
As Janos struggles against his captors, the head inquisitor commands his fellow
Sarafan -

                                  Sarafan Raziel
Hold him!

Savouring the moment, the inquisitor raises his cruel-looking blade - then
bringing it down violently, he rips Janos' chest open.

                                  Janos
(Screams in agony)

Raziel reaches the threshold of the chamber too late. He watches in horror as
the inquisitor reaches into Janos' open chest cavity and tears out his living
heart.
He raises it triumphantly for the other Sarafan to see -

                                  Turel
Look at his black heart, how it still beats!

Raziel prepares to leap into the fray, and then is frozen - as the head
inquisitor turns, raising the heart, Raziel gets a clear look at the man's
face. And he realizes that he has just watched himself - his former Sarafan
self - murder Janos.
Raziel and his Sarafan alter-ego lock eyes on each other - Raziel gaping in
horror upon recognizing his former self, and Sarafan Raziel strangely haunted
by the appearance of the demonic figure before him.
As Janos begins to die, a tremor shakes the Retreat. The chamber rocks with the
impact, and begins to collapse under the strain.

                                  Dumah (alarmed)
The fiend intends to bury us alive!

Then, trying to break their leader out of his trance -

                                  Dumah
Raziel, we must get out of here!

Sarafan Raziel cannot tear his eyes from this demonic apparition. With his gaze
still locked on Raziel, he commands his fellow Sarafan -

                                  Sarafan Raziel
Remember the sword!

Dumah grabs up the Reaver, and with the sword and Janos' heart in their
possession, the Sarafan rush out of the chamber just as the entire Retreat
threatens to collapse around them.
Heedless of the retreating Sarafan, Raziel leaps down to where Janos lies dying
- incredibly, the ancient vampire is still alive, but only barely. Raziel
kneels disconsolately beside him - bereft at the loss of his new-found mentor,
and horrified at this latest epiphany: that he himself was Janos' murderer.

                                  Raziel
Forgive me; I'm sorry... I failed you.

                                  Janos (gently)
No, Raziel.
Perhaps this was my true purpose - simply to save your life this once.

                                  Raziel (distraught)
While I have taken yours...

                                  Janos (dying)
Embrace your destiny, Raziel.
You must reclaim the Reaver - it was forged for you and you alone...
Without it, there is no hope...

Janos dies, and the Retreat is rocked again by a powerful quake. The chamber's
vaults collapse as their support beams crumble, and the exits are filled by
cascading rubble.
As the tremors subside, Raziel rises and steps slowly away from Janos' corpse,
horrified by these new revelations, and nursing a growing ember of hatred.

                                  Raziel V.O.
As I backed away from Janos's body, I was overwhelmed by a sense of self-
loathing so deep, I could barely contain it.
In that instant, I rejected all that I ever was, and embraced the role Janos
had safeguarded for me so patiently throughout the centuries.
I knew then what I had to do - the task for which I was uniquely prepared...

Walking slowly to the edge of the balcony, Raziel gazes out upon Nosgoth's
landscape.

                                  Raziel V.O.
I would pursue the Sarafan dogs to their loathsome fortress, and avenge Janos
Audron's murder.
Moebius would pay dearly for his treachery, and my Sarafan brethren would reap
the horrors they had sown.
I would retake the stolen Reaver, which was rightfully mine.
And finally, when all these debts had been paid, I would reclaim Janos Audron's
heart from their filthy, unworthy hands.
If the heart was truly imbued with the power to restore vampiric unlife, it's
highest purpose was clear to me...
I would restore the heart to Janos, and thus undo the vile crime committed by
my abominable former self.

As Raziel stands on the balcony, the canyon is shaken by a final, massive
tremor. He leaps clear of the tumbling wreckage just before the vaults of
Janos' chamber collapse completely.
Gliding safely into the canyon below, Raziel turns and looks up to see that the
fa‡ade of Janos' mountain aerie has been reduced to rubble.

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16 - THE FINAL TRANSGRESSION <Locked>
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Having renounced his Sarafan heritage, Raziel trails his former brethren back
to the Stronghold to avenge Janos Audron's murder. In the course of his
pursuit, Raziel revisits the subterranean Pillars chamber for the last time.
The Elder God greets him with ominous finality -

                                  Elder God
You have failed me, Raziel.

                                  Raziel
I wonder, Old One...
Did you truly resurrect me, or were you simply there when I awakened from my
torment in the Abyss?
I suspect you found me merely convenient. Dropped in your lair by Kain,
indestructible for some reason. A durable and gullible tool for you to
manipulate.
This one thing I readily admit - I have been used by others time and again. But
always I seem to stray from their path... what is it about me, Demon, that
makes me such an unreliable instrument?
Why do I survive one trial after another... on and on in an endless succession
of humiliating deaths and resurrections?
It seem there is much more to my destiny, and my history, than I know.
Perhaps more than you know, as well...

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17 - CORNERED IN THE STRONGHOLD <Locked>
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Raziel has pursued the Sarafan to their Stronghold, resolved to avenge Janos
Audron's murder, recover his heart, and reclaim the stolen Reaver.
Charging through the Stronghold's corridors, Raziel finds himself at a dead
end, in an antechamber off of the cloister. The Reaver is here, laid out across
a basin in the center of the room - as if propped here for Raziel to discover.
Raziel stops short - for here is the blade that stirred such unsettling
premonitions when Janos presented it to him. As before, he feels no distortion
in its presence, which troubles him - he is repelled and afraid, yet
irresistibly drawn toward the sword.

                                  Raziel V.O.
Suddenly and inexplicably, I discovered the Reaver, suspiciously laid across my
path.
Again, I sensed nothing of that 'temporal distortion', the peculiar sense of
displacement I had felt when I encountered the Reaver in William's chapel.
Cornered here with the blade, I suffered the same nameless dread that I had
experienced when Janos first presented the Reaver to me.
I felt at once repelled by the blade, and yet overwhelmingly compelled to seize
it.

Suddenly, Moebius and the Sarafan Malek appear in the doorway behind Raziel,
cutting off his exit. He's been ambushed.
Wheeling on them, Raziel summons the wraith-blade - but Moebius has arrived
bearing his staff, and as the orb flares, the wraith-blade flickers and dies.
Moebius's demeanour has changed dramatically since their last encounter. Gone
are all the signs of the snivelling, pandering magician - Moebius is cold,
focused and completely in control.

                                  Moebius
So, Raziel - here we are, finally.
You have no choice but to confront me now - and I am not so foolish as I've let
you believe.
We have business to conclude.

                                  Raziel (enraged)
You knew I would lead the Sarafan to Janos, you vile bastard!
You've been orchestrating my every move!

                                  Moebius
(Simply laughs)

                                  Raziel
My destiny is an amusement to you?

                                  Moebius
It was fun, while it lasted.

Raziel takes a threatening step forward, and Moebius motions to Malek.

                                  Moebius
I think not, Raziel. Malek, do not let this creature leave. He poses a danger
to the Circle.

Malek steps in front of Moebius, brandishing his pike -

                                  Moebius
Poor, deluded Raziel... did you somehow imagine you had the guile to change
history on me?
I'm the Time-Streamer - I knew your every intention before you did, you
imbecile.

Suddenly, the sounds of a far off disturbance echo through the chamber.
Screams, terrified cries for Malek, and the unmistakable laughter of the
vampire Vorador reverberate through the stone corridors.

                                  Vorador (in the distance)
Call your dogs - they can feast on your corpses!

Malek turns instinctively, prepared to defend the Guardians he has sworn to
protect - but Moebius calmly raises a hand to restrain him. Malek entreats him
-

                                  Malek
Lord Moebius, there is trouble within. The Circle is under attack -

                                  Moebius (cold, focused)
Hold fast, Malek.
This one is the real danger to us.

Raziel backs slowly toward the basin where the Reaver is laid out.

                                  Raziel
What are you trying to concoct here, Moebius?

                                  Moebius (hatefully)
You toxic creature - did you imagine I'd simply allow you to run loose,
corrupting everything you encounter?

                                  Raziel
I admit that I've underestimated you to this point, Moebius - but it's a
mistake I won't repeat.

With his wraith-blade disabled by the influence of Moebius's staff, Raziel has
no choice but to take up the Reaver. He grabs the hilt and advances on Moebius
and Malek.
This is the moment Moebius was waiting for -

                                  Moebius (ominously)
Wrong again, Raziel.

Moebius and Malek back out of the open doorway.

                                  Moebius
Now Malek - bolt the door!

Raziel rushes forward, but the portcullis slams down just as he reaches the
door.
Turning back toward the chamber, he contemplates the Reaver now clutched in his
grasp, and realizes that he has no choice but to press forward into the
cloister.

                                  Raziel V.O.
Using his staff to disable my wraith-blade, Moebius had effectively disarmed
me, leaving me with only one choice of weapon.
And yet I confess, it was not the lack of options, but blind rage that made me
take up the Reaver - in my fury, it felt as though my hand had acted of its own
will.
And now that same hand clutched the hilt with unyielding strength - and I felt
a constrained tingling, a remote but palpable sense of longing as the disabled
wraith-blade tried vainly to embrace it's physical twin.

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18 - VENGEANCE <Locked>
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As Raziel pursues the Sarafan through the Stronghold, he confronts each of his
former brethren in turn, exacting revenge for Janos' murder.
After being ambushed by Moebius and Malek, Raziel proceeds cautiously into the
cloister, now armed with the Reaver. Here he encounters Melchiah and Zephon,
who have apparently been dispatched to confront him here.

                                  Zephon
Come to take your revenge, demon?

                                  Melchiah
Back to hell with you!

Raziel looks upon his former brethren with disgust, relishing his advantage
over them.

                                  Raziel V.O.
I recognized these two as my former brethren... in life as Sarafan; and in
unlife as Kain's vampire 'sons'.
Melchiah and Zephon, the weakest of Kain's brood... These bastards had no idea
what future lay in store for them - how they would become the very thing they
so despised.
The Reaver hummed with anticipation - Janos had called it a 'vampiric' blade,
endowed with the power to drain its victims of their lifeblood.
I was eager to see what the Reaver would do to these two...

The battle ensues, and the two Sarafan fall easily before the power of the
Reaver. With his former brothers-in-arms lying dead at his feet, Raziel revels
in the intoxicating power of the Reaver.

                                  Raziel V.O.
As Melchiah and Zephon fell before my blade, I felt the Reaver's blood-thirst
as keenly as I ever had when I was still a vampire.
I could sense the boundary between us dissolving - the Reaver was consumed with
my rage, and I was intoxicated by its bloodlust.
The blade had a vitalizing effect on me - my physical energy no longer decayed
over time, and the wounds inflicted by my foes healed almost instantly.
The Reaver had made me invincible.

Raziel proceed into the Stronghold's main Sanctuary, where he discovers Rahab
and Dumah waiting for him.

                                  Dumah
Have you come to reclaim the monster's black heart?
                                  Rahab
You'll have to get through us, first.

Raziel readies the Reaver eagerly, savoring his newly-discovered role in their
ultimate destinies.

                                  Raziel V.O.
My former brethren Dumah and Rahab confronted me next - this all seemed so
elegantly choreographed.
Exhilarated by the Reaver, I was drunk with revelations...
I could finally appreciate the delicious irony of Kain's blasphemous, private
joke - and I revelled as I colluded with him across the centuries.
For it was who put these bastards in their tomb, thus providing the corpses for
Kain to raise as his vampire sons a millennium from now.

Upon defeating Dumah and Rahab, Raziel proceeds into the choir of the
Sanctuary. Here, finally, Raziel is confronted by Turel - his former second-in-
command, both as Sarafan and vampire.
Turel advances on Raziel with self-righteous contempt -

                                  Turel
Get back to the pit you crawled from, demon!

Raziel regards his former brother-in-arms derisively -

                                  Raziel V.O.
And here at last was my brother Turel, who along with Dumah would bear me into
the Abyss without questioning Kain's command.
So dutiful and righteous, even as a vampire... I guess some habits die hard.
The vampire Turel had eluded my vengeance; the Sarafan Turel would not.

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19 - RENUNCIATION <Locked>
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Armed with the Reaver, Raziel has confronted and slain each of his former
Sarafan brethren in turn. Entering the Chapter House of the Stronghold, he
finally comes face to face with his former self - the Sarafan Inquisitor
Raziel, who has apparently been waiting for him here.
As he crosses the threshold, the portcullis slams down behind him - this is
clearly a trap, calculated to channel Raziel into combat with the most
formidable of the Sarafan commanders.
The Inquisitor addresses Raziel with self-righteous disdain, blissfully
ignorant of this demonic creature's true identity.

                                  Sarafan Raziel (hatefully)
So, vampire - here we are.
You've destroyed my brethren - and now you've come for me? You'll find I am not
such easy prey.

                                  Raziel
I don't want to kill you, but I will if I must.
Return the heart to me, and we can end this now.

                                  Sarafan Raziel (mocking)
So you've come to avenge that filthy parasite, and reclaim his foul heart?
You're a righteous fiend, aren't you?

                                  Raziel (referring to Sarafan Raziel)
Apparently I am.

                                  Sarafan Raziel (icily)
No, vampire. This is where it ends, but you won't be leaving this room.
Now, let's finish this - I'll make it mercifully quick.

                                  Raziel
As you did for Janos.

                                  Sarafan Raziel (laughs coldly)
No, that beast had eluded us for far too long.
It would have been a shame to end him too quickly.

He continues, goading Raziel into battle -

                                  Sarafan Raziel
It's ironic, really - the 'great Janos Audron' turned out to be no challenge at
all... thanks to you.
Did you hear his cowardly screams when I tore that black heart out of his
carcass?

Raziel can no longer contain his rage - raising the Reaver, he lunges at the
Sarafan Inquisitor.

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20 - FULL CIRCLE <Locked>
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The Sarafan Inquisitor is defeated, and as he staggers, Raziel runs him through
with the Reaver. Transfixed on the blade, Sarafan Raziel chokes and gasps as
his lifeblood is drained from his body. Face to face in this deadly embrace,
Raziel curses his former self with the solemnity of an oath -

                                  Raziel (with revulsion and finality)
I renounce you.

                                  Sarafan Raziel
(Gasping and dying)

The Sarafan Inquisitor collapses to the floor, and the Reaver blade slides free
of his body.

                                  Raziel (quietly, to himself)
And so it ends. My history comes full circle.

As Raziel stands over the corpse of his former self, the wraith-blade begins to
manifest, its power gradually returning. Raziel watches in growing alarm as the
wraith-blade abandons its symbiotic grip on his arm, and coils itself around
its twin - its former, physical self - instead.

                                  Raziel V.O.
Sensing its twin, the wraith-blade uncoiled itself from me - and instead wound
lovingly around its former self.
I felt its grip loosen, and as the blade left me, its absence chilled me more
than its presence ever had.
A foreboding sense of emptiness and loss stole over me... and a terrible
revelation gathered like a storm at the edge of my awareness...

Thus joined, the twinned Reavers turn on Raziel - with the blade still bound to
his hand, Raziel is dragged helplessly as the Reaver exerts its own will.
Raziel struggles, but is powerless to resist the blades as they turn inexorably
toward him.

                                  Raziel V.O. (a horrible epiphany)
With all other foes exhausted, the conjoined blades turned themselves on me.
And I realized, finally, why I had sensed nothing when Janos offered me the
blade.
The Reaver was never forged to be a soul-stealing weapon...

The Reaver plunges toward Raziel and impales him. His eyes widen in agony,
despair and recognition -

                                  Raziel V.O.
... the ravenous, soul-devouring entity trapped in the blade was - and always
had been - me.
This is why the blade was destroyed when Kain tried to strike me down - the
Reaver could not devour its own soul. The paradox shattered the blade.
So - this was my terrible destiny - to play out this purgatorial cycle for all
eternity...
I could not bear it - despair overwhelmed me.

Raziel falls to his knees, transfixed by the Reaver. His hand, still bound to
the blade, forms a perverse vicious-circle as his soul is gradually but
relentlessly drained away, absorbed slowly and torturously into the Reaver.
Raziel strains against the blade, trying vainly to escape this horrible fate.
At this moment, Kain reveals himself, stepping out from the shadows of the
Chapter House. Raziel sees him, and immediately believes he has been betrayed -
that this is a trap set by Kain himself.
Overcome with rage and agony, Raziel accuses Kain -

                                  Raziel
You!

Kain approaches, watching Raziel with intense fascination. Raziel cries out in
anguish -

                                  Raziel
Are you enjoying this, Kain?!

                                  Kain (intense)
Don't fight it, Raziel...
Give in to it...

                                  Raziel (in agony)
Was this your destiny for me, all along?!

Kain urges him intently -

                                  Kain
Trust me...

Raziel's strength is fading; he begins to collapse.

                                  Raziel V.O.
I felt myself weakening... unable to hold on any longer.
The Reaver was too strong... the compulsion to simply let go too great...

Out of strength, Raziel surrenders his will. As he nears the brink of oblivion,
a fluttering distortion tangibly begins, and Raziel approaches a dawning
revelation -

                                  Raziel V.O.
And then... a growing sense of vertigo, and the familiar displacement...
... the paradoxical moment when my twinned soul hovered both outside and inside
the Reaver blade...
This was the instant - the glimmer of temporal distortion - Kain had been
counting on all along.
This was the edge of the coin - the minute flicker of probability upon which
Kain had gambled everything.

Kain lunges forward - and with a massive, history-defying effort, tears the
Reaver from Raziel's chest.

                                  Raziel
(Screams in agony)

The Reaver flies across the room, and the wraith-blade flickers and fades as it
is separated from its twin. Raziel falls forward, rescued from the threshold of
oblivion, but nearly completely drained.

                                  Kain
Now you are free to reclaim your true destiny, Raziel.

Gradually, the room begins to warp around them as history strains to find a new
course around this new obstruction. As the future reshuffles itself, a look of
horror slowly dawns on Kain's face. With new memories blooming in his mind,
Kain realizes he may have just made a terrible mistake.

                                  Raziel V.O.
Behind Kain's eyes, I could see new memories blooming and dying, as history
labored to reshuffle itself around this monumental obstruction...
And I could see by the dawning horror on his face that perhaps we had strained
history too far this time...
... that by trying to alter my fate, he may have introduced a fatal paradox.

Then the reshuffling begins to settle, as history finds its new course. But the
horror on Kain's face remains, as he realizes what price has been paid to
restore Raziel's future.

                                  Kain (quiet, awestruck horror)
My god... the Hylden...
... we walked right into their trap...

Then, with a sudden realization, Kain tries to warn Raziel -

                                  Kain
Raziel! Janos must stay dead!

But Raziel, drained almost to the point of annihilation, is losing
consciousness. He falls to his knees, and begins to waver out of existence as
he sinks into the spectral plane.

                                  Raziel V.O. (ominously)
But Kain's warning was lost as I slipped into the spirit realm, too weak to
maintain my physical form...
And there, waiting for me as always, was the Reaver - the wraith-blade... my
own soul, twinned and bound eternally to me.
And I realized that I could never escape my terrible destiny...
I had merely postponed it.

                          History abhors a paradox.

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iv) SR1 Opening Movie
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This is the Computer Generated opening FMV of Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
created by GlyphX. It runs more smoothly than on the Playstation.

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Raziel
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Concepts and Stills
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1. An early design of Raziel. He does not have a cowl and looks very skeletal.
2. An early design of Raziel. He does not have a cowl and has a hole in is
chest and large wings.
3. A similar design to the final version  of Raziel but has shoulder guards.
His shadow looks like the shadow of an Ancient rather than Raziel.
4. Final design of Raziel. He is opening his cowl to drawn in souls. There is
also a side view of his head with his cowl open.
5. Similar to the final version of Raziel but he has a different hair style,
gauntlets, shoulder guards and boots.
6. Front view of the face of the final version Raziel.
7. Front and rear views of the final version Raziel.
8. Design of final version Raziel's arm span, front and back.
9. Front, rear and side views of final version Raziel but without arms.
10. Front and rear views of final version Raziel but without arms and cowl. His
wings are spread out wide.
11. Image of Raziel walking towards the Pillars in "Chapter 4 - The Corruption
of the Pillars."
12. LOK: SR promotional art of Raziel. He is crouching upon a rock.
13. LOK: SR promotional art of Raziel. He is standing and holds his forearm in
the air. Same pose as on the front of the LOK: SR case.
14. LOK: SR promotional art of Raziel. He is in a battle ready stance. His
shadow looks like the shadow of an Ancient rather than Raziel.
15. Rear, front and both side views of Vampire Raziel.
16. Rear view of Vampire Raziel and designs of how his wings open.
17. More designs of how Raziel's wings open.
18. Vampire Raziel with arms open and wings spread out wide.
19. Face view of Vampire Raziel.
20. Similar to 19 but slightly to the side.
21. Side view of Vampire Raziel.

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A 3D Render of Raziel. Shifts from regular to wire frame to untextured twice
while Raziel rotates clockwise.

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Kain
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Concepts and Stills
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1. Final version of Kain sitting upon his throne with the Soul Reaver. He does
not have his cloak.
2. Side view of Kain without hair.
3. Kain crushing a miniature Raziel in his hand. (Joke picture?)
4. Front and side views of Kain's head.
5. Rear, front and side views of Kain without cloak. Side view Kain does not
have arms. There are also arm span designs.
6. Computer generated image of Kain's head slight to the side.
7. Kain sitting upon his throne with the Soul Reaver. From the opening FMV of
LOK: SR.
8. Kain in the Chronoplast chamber. From the opening FMV of SR2.
9. Kain about to step into a Time-Streaming portal. From the opening FMV of
SR2.

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A 3D Render of Kain. Shifts from regular to wire frame to untextured twice
while Kain rotates clockwise.

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Moebius
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Concepts and Stills
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1. Moebius with BO: LOK style staff.
2. Moebius hunching in the dark. His BO: LOK style staff is glowing.
3. Moebius with differently coloured clothes and BO: OK style staff.
4. Moebius apparently in the dark. His staff (SR2 style) is levitating above
him and lighting him up. (Joke picture?)
5. Moebius, with BO: LOK style staff, without a face. He is raising it in the
air with both hands. Two designs of his face are to the right.
6. Moebius, with BO: LOK style staff, grasping towards the page.
7. Front and side views of Moebius with his hood down. He is bald.
8. Front view of Moebius with his arms spread out. Side and back views of his
(SR2 style) staff.
9. Side and back views of Moebius. Both are missing their left arms. On the
back view of Moebius, his right cloak tail is missing.
10. Image of Moebius in either Chapter 1 - Arrival or Chapter 9 - Time
Streaming.
11. Image of Moebius greeting Raziel in the SR2 opening FMV
12. Image of Moebius in the SR2 opening FMV. Close up shot of his face.

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A 3D Render of Moebius with his staff. Shifts from regular to wire frame to
untextured twice while Moebius rotates clockwise.

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Concepts and Stills
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1. An early design of Janos. He is crouching and has long flailing hair.
2. An early design of Janos. He does not have his vest.
3. An alternate design of Janos. He is wearing a different vest.
4. Face view of Janos slightly to the side.
5. A turquoise coloured Janos wearing a dress(?) (Joke picture?)
6. Face view of Janos slightly to the side.
7. Close up of Janos' eye and eyebrow.
8. Upper body picture of Janos.
9. Final design of Janos. He is lifting the left lower section of his long
vest.
10. Image of Janos looking out of his balcony in Chapter 14 - The Tenth
Guardian.
11. Image of Janos with his hand on his chin in Chapter 14 - The Tenth
Guardian.
12. Image of Janos and Raziel talking in Chapter 14 - The Tenth Guardian.

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A 3D Render of Janos. Shifts from regular to wire frame to untextured twice
while Janos rotates clockwise.

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Vorador <Locked>
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Concepts and Stills
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1. Face view of Vorador without his ears.
2. An amphibian looking design of Vorador.
3. Another amphibian looking design of Vorador but without ears.
4. A Batman style shadow of Vorador.
5. Front and side views of a rabbit/horse hybrid looking Vorador. (I can't
describe it any better than this.)
6. Vorador with spiny ears and his cloak wrapped around his body. A rat is on
his right shoulder.
7. Face view of Vorador slight to the side. His eyes are closed.
8. Front view of the final version of Vorador.
9. Head and shoulders view of the final version Vorador.
10. Vorador talking to Raziel in Chapter 6 - The Vampire Vorador.
11. Vorador with his back turned to Raziel in Chapter 6 - The Vampire Vorador.

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3D Render
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A 3D Render of Vorador. Shifts from regular to wire frame to untextured twice
while Vorador rotates clockwise.

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Ariel <Locked>
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Concepts and Stills
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1. Ariel with one arm in the air. Her hand is emitting a magical light.
2. Ariel with blue skin.
3. Final version of Ariel. Her arms are folded. She holds one hand to her
heart.
4. Front and side views of Ariel.
5. Ariel lamenting at the Pillars in Chapter 11 - Ariel's Lament. Raziel stands
behind her.

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3D Render
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A 3D Render of Ariel. Shifts from regular to wire frame to untextured twice
while Ariel rotates clockwise.

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Elder God <Locked>
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1. Image of the huge statue in the Subterranean Caverns.
2. Wall texture of the spectral underworld.
3. The Elder God in the LOK: SR opening FMV.
4. The Elder God in the Spectral Underworld.
5. Raziel meeting the Elder God for the first time in the LOK: SR opening FMV.
6. Similar to 5 but the camera has panned out.
7. Looking down at the Elder God in Chapter 5 - The Elder God.
8. Looking at the base of the Elder God in Chapter 5 - The Elder God.

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Enemies <Locked>
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1. Front view of a swordsman of Moebius' vampire hunters.
2. Image of a battle ready swordsman in the Sarafan Stronghold.
3. Image of a battle ready swordsman in the fields near the Pillars. An attack
dog is by his side.
4. Front view of an axewoman of Moebius' vampire hunters.
5. Two battle ready axewomen and a swordsman in the fields near the Sarafan
Stronghold.
6. A side view of a black attack dog with a bladed helmet. Blood are on the
blades.
7. A side view of a brown/white attack dog with a spiked helmet.
8. Side view of a Sluagh's head.
9. Early mutant-like design of a Sluagh.
10. An early design of a Sluagh. Looks like one of Resident Evil's hunters.
11. Raziel confronting some Sluagh in the Spectral Realm Dark Forge.
12. Two designs of human-like female vampires.
13. Two designs of human-like vampires. The one on the left is male and stands
on a burning field. The one on the right is female and stands in front of a
forest with the moon in the background.
14. Front view of a thrall with arrows in his left eye and neck. He is holding
a sword.
15. Front view of a thrall. He is wearing a helmet and is holding a sword.
16. A crouching hooded thrall.
17. Front view of a thrall. He is holding a sword.
18. A thrall in the Light Forge. He is holding a sword and a shield.
19. A front view of a swamp Mutant.
20. Face view of a green blade demon slightly to the side. Green liquid is
oozing from its mouth.
21. Abandoned(?) design of a demon. It has purple chicken feet, claws and face,
a spiked back and a brown/black body.
22. Abandoned(?) design of a demon. It is black and has no feet. It is crawling
on the floor. Raziel is leaping out of its way.
23. Side view of a green blade demon.
24. Image of a green blade demon in the Sarafan Stronghold. A grey electric
demon and a demon hunter are behind it.
25. Design of a grey electric demon.
26. Image of a grey electric demon in the Sarafan Stronghold. A dead human,
with a sword in him, lies behind it.
27. Design of a purple gas demon.
28. Image of two purple gas demons in a Nosgothic field.
29. Image of a red fire demon in the mountains.
30. Early design of a Sarafan Knight trying to stab Raziel. Raziel is leaping
past him.
31. Early design of a Sarafan Knight pinning a vampire to the ground.
32. Early design of a fat Sarafan with a dagger in one hand and a vampire head
in the other.
33. Early design of a Sarafan Knight crouching at a volcano (?)
34. Early design of a Sarafan Knight with robes and his helmet at his side. He
is holding a sword.
35. Front view of a final design generic Sarafan.
36. Four Sarafan in the Nosgothic mountains. Two are swordsmen and the other
two are pikemen.
37. Front view of Malek.
38. Malek and Moebius about to bolt the door on Raziel in Chapter 17 - Cornered
in the Stronghold. Malek holds a pike while Moebius holds his staff.
39. Front view of Sarafan Melchiah.
40. Front view of Sarafan Zephon
41. Sarafan Melchiah and Zephon in Chapter 18 - Vengeance. Melchiah holds a
pike while Zephon holds a sword.
42. Front view of Sarafan Rahab.
43. Sarafan Rahab and Wraith Raziel in Chapter 18 - Vengeance. Rahab holds a
sword while Raziel holds the Blood Reaver.
44. Front view of Sarafan Dumah.
45. Front view of Sarafan Turel.
46. Sarafan Turel in Chapter 18 - Vengeance. Turel holds a pike.
47. Early design of Sarafan Raziel.
48. Front view of Sarafan Raziel.
49. Sarafan Raziel in Chapter 19 - Renunciation. Raziel holds a sword.

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ii) Environment Art
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The Chronoplast
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1. Side and top view plans of the Chronoplast Chamber
2. Picture of a staircase
3. Picture of the Chronoplast chamber dials.
4. Picture of the ceiling device.
5. Top and side view plans of the ceiling device.
6. Close up picture of the Chronoplast chamber dials.
7. Close up picture of a lamp.
8. Even closer picture of a lamp.
9. Screenshot of the ceiling device in the opening FMV.
10. Screenshot of Kain in the Chronoplast chamber in the opening FMV.
11. Screenshot of Kain setting a dial in the opening FMV.
12. Screenshot of Kain teleported to the Time-streaming portal in the opening
FMV.
13. Picture of the Chronoplast chamber.

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Sarafan Stronghold <Locked>
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1. Top view plans of the main sanctuary.
2. Side view plans of the chapter house.
3. Top view plans of the chapter house.
4. Close up of the Sarafan symbol.
5. Concept art of the Light Forge side exit of the Sarafan Stronghold.
6. Concept art of the Light Orb exit of the Sarafan Stronghold.
7. Concept art of windows in the Sarafan Stronghold.
8. Concept art of the courtyard.
9. Wire frame model of the courtyard.
10. Screenshot of the courtyard.
11. Wire frame model of a hallway.
12. Screenshot of a hallway.
13. Wire frame model of the main sanctuary.
14. Screenshot of the main sanctuary.

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The Lake <Locked>
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1. Concept art of the Southern Lake with the Sarafan Stronghold in the
background.
2. Concept art of the Southern Lake waterfalls and evergreen trees.
3. Picture of the Southern Lake waterfalls.
4. Concept art of the altar at the base of the Southern Lake.
5. Screenshot of Raziel swimming towards the altar.
6. Wire frame model of the Southern Lake waterfalls and Light Forge entrance.
7. Screenshot of the Southern Lake waterfalls and Light Forge entrance.
8. Wire frame model of the Southern Lake waterfalls.
9. Screenshot of the Southern Lake waterfalls.

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The Pillars of Nosgoth <Locked>
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1. Concept art of a Nosgothic forest with the Pillars in the distance.
2. Concept art of moss covered rock.
3. Screenshot of Raziel looking at moss covered rock.
4. Early screenshot of Raziel walking towards the Pillars entrance gate.
5. Screenshot of a Nosgothic field.
6. Wire frame model of the Pillars.
7. Screenshot of the (uncorrupted) Pillars.
8. Far wire frame model of the Pillars.
9. Far screenshot of the Pillars.
10. Front view plans of the Elder God's subterranean chamber.
11. Side view plans of the Elder God's subterranean chamber.
12. Top view plans of the Elder God's subterranean chamber.
13. Full side view plans of the Elder God's subterranean chamber.
14. Concept art of the entrance into the Elder God's subterranean chamber.
15. Concept art of the Elder God's subterranean chamber.
16. Screenshot of Raziel walking into the Elder God's chamber in Chapter 5 -
The Elder God.
17. Screenshot of the Pillars in Chapter 5 - The Elder God.

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The Swamp <Locked>
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1. Concept art of the Dark Forge entrance.
2. Concept art of the swamp.
3. Concept art of the swamp.
4. Concept art of 5 swamp trees.
5. Concept art of a stone building in the swamp.
6. Concept art of tree top villages in the swamp.
7. Concept art of a gateway in the swamp.
8. Wire frame model of the gateway in the swamp.
9. Screenshot of the gateway in the swamp.
10. Wire frame model of the Dark Forge entrance.
11. Screenshot of the Dark Forge entrance.

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The Dark Forge <Locked>
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1. Concept art of a pillar and raised platforms in the Dark Forge.
2. Image of a gold engraving of an Ancient.
3. Mural of the Ancient/Hylden war.
4. Wire frame model of a stairway.
5. Screenshot of a stairway.
6. Wire frame model of the altar hall.
7. Screenshot of the altar hall.

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The Light Forge <Locked>
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1. Concept art of a doorway with the Light Reaver symbol.
2. Mural of 3 Ancients.
3. Mural of several Hylden.
4. Mural of an Ancient summoning magic from his hands. Other Ancients and the
Pillars are in the background.
5. Mural indicating how to activate the Light Forge altar.
6. Wire frame model of the main hallway.
7. Screenshot of the main hallway.
8. Wire frame model of the altar hall.
9. Screenshot of the altar hall.

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The Mountains <Locked>
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1. Concept art of the mountains.
2. Concept art of the mountains and some waterfalls.
3. Wire frame model of the mountains.
4. Screenshot of the mountains.
5. Concept art of the entrance into Uschtenheim.
6. Wire frame model of the Uschtenheim waterfall and pool.
7. Screenshot of the Uschtenheim waterfall and pool.
8. Wire frame model of Uschtenheim houses.
9. Screenshot of Uschtenheim houses.

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Janos Audron's Retreat <Locked>
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1. Concept art of Janos' balcony.
2. Screenshot of Raziel standing near the frozen lake.
3. Concept art of the Reaver chest.
4. Concept art of balconies in the hollow mountain.
5. Concept art of the towers in the hollow mountain.
6. Screenshot of Raziel looking up at the towers.
7. Screenshot of the balcony leading to the entrance of Janos' balcony chamber.
8. Wire frame model of the mirror floor hallway.
9. Screenshot of the mirror floor hallway.
10. Wire frame model of Janos' Balcony Chamber.
11. Screenshot of Janos' Balcony Chamber.

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The Air Forge <Locked>
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1. Stone mural of an Ancient.
2. Mural of an Ancient at the side.
3. Early concept art of the skull room.
4. Concept art of front and side views of the tiger heads.
5. Concept art of the skull room.
6. Mural of a head with a face on both sides.
7. Mural of the Hylden inflicting the blood thirst upon the Ancients.
8. Wire frame model of the top floor of the main room.
9. Screenshot of the top floor of the main room.
10. Screenshot of the top floor of the main room.

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The Fire Forge <Locked>
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1. Screenshot of the Raziel statue.
2. Concept art of the blood flowing eagles.
3. Concept art of a flame pot.
4. Wire frame model of the northern end of the Fire Forge.
5. Screenshot of the northern end of the Fire Forge.
6. Closer screenshot of the northern end of the Fire Forge.
7. Close up screenshot of the blood flowing eagles.
8. Screenshot looking up from the bottom of the Fire Forge to the ceiling.

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iii) Cinematic Stills
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Prologue
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38 Cinematic Stills from Prologue

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1 - Arrival <Locked>
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28 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 1 - Arrival

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2 - The Reaver Convergence <Locked>
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31 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 2 - The Reaver Convergence

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3 - The Heart of Darkness <Locked>
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3 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 3 - The Heart of Darkness

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4 - The Corruption of the Pillars <Locked>
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32 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 4 - The Corruption of the Pillars

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5 - The Elder God <Locked>
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9 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 5 - The Elder God

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6 - The Vampire Vorador <Locked>
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19 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 6 - The Vampire Vorador

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7 - The Elder's Warning <Locked>
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4 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 7 - The Elder's Warning

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8 - History and Destiny Collide <Locked>
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43 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 8 - History and Destiny Collide

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9 - Time Streaming <Locked>
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22 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 9 - Time Streaming

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10 - Moebius' Martyred Spirit <Locked>
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7 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 10 - Moebius' Martyred Spirit

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11 - Ariel's Lament <Locked>
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14 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 11 - Ariel's Lament

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12 - Raziel defies the Elder <Locked>
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6 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 12 - Raziel defies the Elder

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13 - The Ruined Aerie <Locked>
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9 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 13 - The Ruined Aerie

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14 - The Tenth Guardian <Locked>
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21 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 14 - The Tenth Guardian

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15 - The Death of Janos Audron <Locked>
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24 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 15 - The Death of Janos Audron

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16 - The Final Transgression <Locked>
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3 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 16 - The Final Transgression

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17 - Cornered in the Stronghold <Locked>
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20 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 17 - Cornered in the Stronghold

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18 - Vengeance <Locked>
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22 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 18 - Vengeance

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19 - Renunciation <Locked>
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11 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 19 - Renunciation

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20 - Full Circle <Locked>
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32 Cinematic Stills from Chapter 20 - Full Circle

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iv) Music
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a) Soul Reaver 2 Music
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Theme: Ariel's Lament
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The Theme music of Soul Reaver 2. Plays at the main menu and during the opening
FMV.

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Pillars <Locked>
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Music for the Pillars of Nosgoth and surrounding area.

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Light Forge <Locked>
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Music for the Light Forge and Air Forge.

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Sarafan Stronghold <Locked>
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Music for the Sarafan Stronghold.

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Dark Forge <Locked>
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Music for the Swamp and Dark Forge.

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Overland <Locked>
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Music for miscellaneous areas, Southern Lake, the Mountains and Uschtenheim.

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The Elder God <Locked>
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Music for the Subterranean Caverns.

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Janos' Retreat <Locked>
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Music for Janos Audron's Retreat, the Fire Forge and surrounding area.

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b) Soul Reaver Music
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Underworld
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Music for miscellaneous areas.

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Drowned Abbey
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Music for Rahab's clan territory: The Drowned Abbey

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Sunlight Glyph
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Music for the Sunlight Glyph lighthouse.

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Ruined City
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Music for Dumah's clan territory: The Ruined City

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The City
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Music for the Human Citadel.

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Pillars
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Music for the Sanctuary of the Clans after the first battle with Kain.

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Cathedral
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Music for Zephon's Clan Territory: The Silenced Cathedral.

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Spectral Underworld
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Music for the Elder God's lair and training area.

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Necropolis
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Music for Melchiah's Clan Territory: The Necropolis.

Note: "Ozar Midrashim 1.1", the music for the opening movie, Raziel's Clan
territory and the Kain battles is *NOT* in the bonus materials.

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v) The Team
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#######
Credits
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The ending credits of Soul Reaver 2.

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Soul Reaver 2 Team
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a) The Soul Reaver 2 Team
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The Soul Reaver 2 Team standing in front of the Crystal Dynamics building in
San Francisco, California.

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b) Crystal Test
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The testers of Soul Reaver 2 standing in front of the Crystal Dynamics building
in San Francisco, California.

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c) Michael Bell meets the Soul Reaver 2 Team
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Michael Bell and the Soul Reaver 2 team inside the Crystal Dynamics building.

##############
Special Thanks
##############

Jason Bell
  Thanks Mum, Dad, Nick, Suse and Lucy.

Andrew Bennett
  Thank you to Ron for his never-ending support; Elizabeth for always
listening; Rose for putting up with me and especially to Jules, Sue, Tam and
Jax for being life-long friends already.

Daniel Cabuco
  God, Eidos, CrystalD, Laarni, Dennis, Mom, Dad, My Fellow Team Members,
Yuchan, Sakuraba!, Jillian, Reina, Lina, Nana, Mina and Yebisu!

Riley Cooper
  coffee, popcorn, tuna fish, green-tea, miso soup, Larissa, jiu-jitsu, time
off, saving money, prideFC, UFC, texas hold-em...

Marc David
<Picture of Marc David and Rose Blanche Lenoir>
  Marc David dedicates this game to the memory of Rose Blanche Lenoir. Je
t'aime Mamou.

John Dumala
  "I would like to thank T and the girls for the Love and Belief, my Father up
above for the Faith and God...for the Strength!"

Brandon Fernandez
  Thanks to my parents (all 4), my lovely new wife Jennifer, the Wood's, and
especially Daniel Neuburger and Jake Brinson.

Jennifer Fernadez
  Big thanks to my husband for putting up with my mood swings. And special
thanks to my friend Evan Doheny.

Alberto Forreno
  Thanks to Lisa, Rich, Sam, Jake, lunch games, CD for the free apple juice,
all for making SR2 look great.

Kurt Harland
  Thanks to NeeNee

Kory Heinzen
  For my wife Lisa, who put up with me working through our first year of
marriage. And to the little artist on the way.

Jeff Johnsrude
  Melissa "The Boushie", Mom, Dad, Kris, Stephanie, Steven, the Lunas, all my
friends and family, my team and all the testers.

Jurjien Katsman
  Martijn, Sonja, Lida, alle Damates, TBL. Bedankt.

Richard Lemarchand
  Melissa for endless patience and support, Mum, Dad, Jezzerino for her
brilliant love, fantastic friends across the world, PSO, FF IX.

Tim Linn
  My benediction goes heart and soul to my fianc‚e, Magda Adriana Escobar
(a.k.a. little monkey)... for she is the princess I will always love...

Rosaura Sandoval
  (Upside down '!')Gracias a la vida, a mi familia, a Jimmy-James, Magda, la
musica, los salseros, la harmonia, CCMC, BFL, todos los musicos que me inspiran
y nuestro equipe increible!

Terri Seiting
  I'd like to thank Evil Underfoot and Love Monkey for their patience, and my
plants for not dying. And Matthew.

Greg Shaw
  A very special thanks to:
  Suzanne Cooper for all her patience during the months of late nights and
burned out days. And to the rest of the team for their magical inspiration.

Cory Stockton
  Mom and Gran

Sam Villanueva
  Mom...Ron...Shirley...Torin...BC...Mark...Ryan...Darren...Roger...caffeine...
monkeys...Hiroshi...that God guy...and the SR2 team!

Jacob Wendler
  To the little Apee, the Wendler family, Josh "The Jedi" Hoffa, La-La,
Mocarski, and to the Rest of the Soul Reaver Survivors.

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Crystal Dynamics
################

A photograph of the entire Crystal Dynamics team standing in front of a bus.

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c) Voice Talent
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i) The Cast
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Michael Bell
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<Picture of Michael Bell smiling at the camera with his arms folded>

Michael Bell returns as the voice of Raziel. A veteran voice actor with a list
of credits a mile long. Michael is perhaps best known for his roles in Rugrats,
The Smurfs, Transformers and G.I. Joe. He has portrayed numerous guest roles on
television series (including the pilot episode of Star Trek: The Next
Generation), has appeared in a number of films and frequently performs
voiceover narration work for television.

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Simon Templeman
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<Picture of Simon Templeman looking menacingly at the camera>

A classically-trained stage actor, Simon reprises the role of Kain, which he
has played since 1996's Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, the first game in the
series. In addition to his theatre work, Simon has appeared in a number of
guest roles on television series.

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Richard Doyle
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<Picture of Richard Doyle (without beard) smiling at the camera>

Richard Doyle returns as the voice of Moebius, a character he has portrayed
since the beginning of the series. A veteran stage actor, Richard is one of the
founding members of the South Coast Repertory, and has had numerous roles in
television and film.

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Tony Jay
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<Picture of Tony Jay smiling at the camera>

A veteran stage, television and film actor, Tony reprises his role as the Elder
God. Tony is probably best known to contemporary audiences for his role as
Judge Frollo in Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and as the voice of
Megabyte in Reboot. He has also appeared in a number of films, and has had
recurring roles in numerous television series.

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Rene Auberjonois
################

<Picture of Rene Auberjonois smiling at the camera>

The only new addition to the cast, Rene Auberjonois joins Soul Reaver 2 in an
undisclosed new role. A Tony Award winning stage actor, Rene is well known for
his long-time role as Constable Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and his
recurring roles in a number of other TV series. He has appeared in numerous
films, including The Patriot, Disney's The Little Mermaid, and the original
1970 film M*A*S*H.

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Paul Lukather
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<Picture of Paul Lukather smiling at the camera>

Paul Lukather rejoins the cast in the role of Vorador, the character he
portrayed in Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain. Paul has appeared in many film and
television roles, including the 1960's cult classics Dinosaurus! and Hands of a
Stranger.

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Anna Gunn
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<Picture of Anna Gunn smiling at the camera with her arms folded>

Anna Gunn returns in the role of Ariel, whom she has portrayed since the
beginning of the series. Anna has had a number of recurring roles in TV series
(including The Practice, Murder One, and NYPD Blue), and has appeared in
numerous films, including Enemy of the State.

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Gordon Hunt
Recording Director
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<Picture of Gordon Hunt smiling, looking to the side of the camera>

Gordon Hunt was nominated twice for the Directors Guild of America award for
best director of a comedy, and won the award for the Alan Brady Show episode of
Mad About You.
He has also directed episodes of many other sitcoms including Frazier, Coach,
Suddenly Susan and Ladies' Man.
In the theatre, he has directed plays and musicals on both coasts, including
last December's all-star centennial salute to Noel Coward at Carnegie Hall.
He has also directed voices for hundreds of hours of animated features, series
and specials.

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Kris Zimmerman
Casting Director
################

<Picture of Kris Zimmerman and Gordon Hunt smiling at the camera>

A veteran Voice and Casting Director of animated series and specials, Kris'
credits include Cartoon Network's Cow & Chicken and I Am Weasel, and Jonny
Quest for Hanna-Barbera.
In addition, as a sought-after Voice Director for interactive games, Kris has
directed a number of high-profile projects, including the Metal Gear Solid
series, the Star Trek Voyager and DS9 games, and Soldier of Fortune 2, as well
as Eidos' own Sword of the Berserk and Revenant.

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ii) Voice Sessions
#######################################################

########
Prologue
########

<This shows Simon Templeman and Michael Bell in the recording studio apparently
in separate rooms. There is a small box in the lower right corner of the screen
showing the FMV. When Simon and Michael are not saying anything the FMV covers
the screen.>

Simon: At last... I must say I'm disappointed in your progress. I imagined you
would be here sooner. Tell me - did it trouble you to murder your brothers?

Michael: Did it trouble you when you ordered me into the Abyss?

Simon: Eternity is relentless, Raziel. When I first stole into this chamber,
centuries ago, I did not fathom the true power of knowledge. To know the
future, Raziel - to see its paths and streams tracing out into the infinite...
As a man, I could never have contained such forbidden truths. But each of us is
so much more than we once were. Do you not feel with all your soul how we have
become like gods? And as such, are we not indivisible? As long as a single one
of us stands, we are legion... Our futures are predestined - Moebius foretold
mine aeons ago. We each play out the parts fate has written for us. Free will
is an illusion.

Michael: I found the Tomb of Sarafan, Kain. How could you profane a priest by
turning him into a vampire?

Simon: How could I not? One must keep his friends close, Raziel - and his
enemies even closer.

Simon: Who better to serve me than those whose passion transcends all notion of
good and evil?

Michael: The Sarafan were saviors, defending Nosgoth from the corruption that
we represent. My eyes are opened, Kain - I find no nobility in the unlife you
rudely forced on my unwilling corpse!

Simon: You may have uncovered your past, but you know nothing of it. You think
the Sarafan were noble, altruistic? Don't be simple. Their agenda was the same
as ours. You nearly had me, Raziel... But this is not where - or how - it ends.
Fate promises more twists before this drama unfolds completely.

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Time Streaming <Locked>
#######################

<This shows Michael Bell and Richard Doyle standing next to each other in a
recording studio. A box with the cutscene is in the lower left corner.>

Michael: Ah, yes - I like that look on your face, Moebius. You really don't
know what to do now, do you, old man? Here you are - caught without your damned
staff - and I suspect things aren't progressing quite as you'd hoped.  You're
not used to the fly turning to confront you in your web, are you?

Richard: Kain's devious influence has poisoned your mind, Raziel. Now you see
betrayal everywhere, even in your closest allies.

Michael: We were never allies, Moebius. Conspirators, perhaps. Briefly.

Richard: Why did you not kill Kain when you had the chance? He was at your
mercy!

Michael: Precisely. I had a choice, and I chose mercy.  And now I know your
sordid little secret - the significance of that displacement I felt when the
two Reavers came together. Strangely enough, I was enlightened by the 'devious'
Kain, not by you.  In fact, I've learned much more than you counted on - I
understand now how you've tried to manipulate all of history for your own
personal gain. But now all your little schemes are whirling in ruin around you,
aren't they? All because I chose to exert my will for once, rather than obey
the demands of sorcerers and spirits and demons all singing the same tiresome
refrain: 'kill Kain!'  I am setting my own path from here, Moebius. I intend to
discover the truth behind all of this.

Richard: But you condemn us all with this impetuous act!

Michael: Hardly impetuous; it took all the will I could muster. Has my refusal
to kill Kain reshuffled your carefully stacked deck of cards?

Richard: You really think that you're exercising your free will, Raziel? You're
simply Kain's servant -

Michael: I do not serve Kain. I merely did not kill him.

Richard: Raziel, do not forget your purpose here - you are destined to be the
savior of Nosgoth!

Michael: Oh, I'm sick of hearing that particular phrase. As for saving Nosgoth,
so far I see precious little reason to bother. And I'll choose my own 'purpose'
from here on out, Time-Streamer. Right now, I choose to manipulate you, for a
change. Go - in there.

Richard: What are you doing?

Michael: Come now, Moebius - you're a cunning serpent... you'll piece it
together, I imagine. This era is of no further use to me. You will operate this
device to provide me passage. I want to see the world in a simpler time -
before the Sarafan began their crusade.

Richard: And what about Kain? You're leaving your quarry behind!

Michael: You kill him, if it's so damned important.

Richard: You need only touch the two poles of the switch, and the device will
transport you. But I urge you to reconsider -

Michael: You've lost your powers of persuasion, old man. Rot here, and forget
me.

<The following part is not part of Chapter 9 - Time Streaming!>

Michael: Raziel's back and Moebius has got him! Ta-da!

Richard: <Pretends to conduct with his pen> And now it's the Raziel and Moebius
show!

Michael: (sings)

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Raziel defies the Elder <Locked>
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<Michael Bell and Tony Jay in a recording studio. Michael is standing up but
Tony is sitting down on a chair. The cutscene is in the lower left corner.>

Tony: Raziel, the failed assassin. You had Kain at your mercy but lacked the
courage to fulfil the act. And now you see the wasteland wrought by the
tyrant's hand. By his selfish decision to preserve his own life, even when it
meant sacrificing the whole world. This is the fate of Nosgoth, as long as Kain
remains alive.

Michael: An ironic condemnation, given this guilty scene. One would think you'd
torn down the Pillars single-handedly. What are you trying to obliterate as you
drag your loathsome body through this chamber? And why, as Nosgoth descends
into madness and misery, do you appear to thrive? Things in this world, I am
learning, are rarely what they seem. You, apparently, are no exception.

Tony: I am the Engine of Life, the source of Nosgoth's very existence.
I am the hub of the Wheel, the origin of all Life, the devourer of Death.

Michael: ... or maybe you're just hungry - could it be as simple as that?
Wouldn't that be poetic irony? The great adversary of the vampires turns out to
be the biggest parasite of them all.

Tony: Do not test my patience, Raziel. I made you, and I will unmake you if I
become so inclined.

Michael: As your agent, I am beyond death.

Tony: There are fates worse than death, Raziel.

Michael: Oh, I see you now as you truly are. A cancer - a spooling parasite
burrowed deep in the heart of this world.

Tony: Go now. Play out your pitiful rebellion, and take your place among the
destroyed, the used and the damned. But know this - you are mine for eternity.
You have always been, and will always be, my soul reaver...

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The Vampire Vorador <Locked>
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<Michael Bell is not in this scene. Only Paul Lukather is. Most of Raziel's
dialogue is skipped out. First the cutscene plays.>

Raziel: Vorador

Vorador: I see my reputation precedes me

Raziel: It does.

<Now it shows Paul Lukather and the cutscene plays in the lower left corner.>

Paul: All good, I hope. I've been watching you since you emerged from that
accursed stronghold. Strange that your arrival coincides with the corruption of
the Pillars. But I'm wondering - are you the catalyst of these events, or the
answer to them?

Paul: I distrust your origins, stranger. Seeing you crawl from the putrid
depths of Moebius's Keep makes me question your purpose here. And what should I
make of your appearance? Not human, clearly - and more demon than vampire. And
the Pillars - it is no mere coincidence that your arrival in that clearing
heralded the Pillars' decay. And so I ask you plainly: are you the instrument
of the Pillars' destruction, or their salvation?

Paul: Very well, let us look at the other side of the coin - I have followed
your journey, and watched as you blithely unlocked secrets that have been
sealed and forbidden for thousands of years. The path you have been treading is
open to only one being... You don't know what you are, do you?

Paul: What's the point - this world is beyond redemption. Let the human cattle
have it.

Paul: Fairy tales, boy. The delusions of an ancient culture, clinging to hope
long after the world had discarded them. Their bloodline trickled away, until
only one of the Ancients remained - sustained solely by obligation and his
unfaltering faith in the old prophesies.

Paul: But you see, even if you are who you appear to be, it no longer
matters... You're simply too late.

Paul: I am afraid, my friend, that you - and all of us - are out of luck.

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The Ruined Aerie <Locked> (NTSC Only; provided by RolandDeschain)
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<The cutscene is in the bottom lefthand corner. Simon and Michael are standing
up and are playing off each other exchanging glances here and there.>

Michael: Oh no. Every time you turn up something monumental and terrible
happens. I don't think I have the stomach for it.

Simon: (barely audible laugh) No drama this time, Raziel.

Michael: You are persistent, crossing time like this to follow me. Still
waiting for that coin of yours to land on its edge?

Simon: I'm biding my time. I see that Moebius has played a little trick on you.

Michael: Yes - he clearly doesn't want me to meet this 'Janos Audron'.

Simon: Perhaps... Or maybe he merely hoped that it would harden your heart
against me to see this wasteland, which I single-handedly authored.

Michael: My heart doesn't need hardening, Kain. If I even suspected that
destroying you would make any difference, I would do it this instant.

Simon: (laughs) I knew you'd see through them, Raziel. Janos is indeed the key
to your destiny, but you'll need to find your own way back into Nosgoth's past.
Make no mistake though, Raziel - you and I are now in great danger. We are
irritants here - malevolent forces are being marshaled to eliminate us.

Michael: You talk as though we're allies.

Simon: Regardless of your sentiments, Raziel, in their eyes - we are.

Michael: Well, they're certainly trying to eliminate you, Kain. There can be no
doubt of that. I am assaulted relentlessly with demands for your demise.
Whatever it is you're plotting they are scared to death of you. As for me, I
suspect they made a grave error when they allowed my unique resurrection. I
don't think they know how to destroy me.

Simon: You mustn't underestimate them, Raziel.

Michael: And who exactly is this diabolical 'they' to which we keep referring?
If there's some grand conspiracy going on, the right hand doesn't appear to
know what the left is doing. Even Moebius seems to be caught out at every turn.

Simon: Moebius is a puppet, Raziel - haven't you realized that yet? That's the
sweetest irony in all of this - Nosgoth's 'great manipulator' is their
plaything. But the ones pulling the strings haven't shown their faces, yet.

Michael: They don't like us un-writing their carefully choreographed history
though, do they?

Simon: You must understand, Raziel - we haven't unwritten history, we've merely
rewritten it. The future flows around our petty actions, finding the path of
least resistance while admitting only the slightest alterations. This is the
reshuffling you felt, when you refused to kill me. And remember, Raziel, we are
irritants in this regard, as well - history will not allow the introduction of
a paradox.

Michael: And if events cannot be reshuffled to accommodate the change?

Simon: It is the irritant who's expelled. Bear in mind that this may be exactly
the outcome our enemies are trying to provoke. We must tread very carefully.

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The Tenth Guardian <Locked> (Some dialogue NTSC only; provided by
RolandDeschain)
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<Rene Auberjonois and Michael Bell in a recording studio. The cutscene plays in
the lower left corner. The following section is only in the NTSC version>

Michael: Janos... Audron?

Rene: It is heartening, after all these years, to hear my name spoken without
contempt. Raziel? My child, what have they done to you?

Michael: I have been dragged through hell and back- all it seems to reach this
moment. But, I don't yet know why.

Rene: For thousands of years I have waited. alone here, losing faith.
At the time of the Binding nine guardians were called to serve the Pillars. And
I was summoned as the tenth guardian- the keeper of the reaver, the weapon of
our salvation. Over time our race died out. Until I alone remained. sustained
only by my obligation to you and by my guardianship of the blade.

Michael: And the other nine? Why did the guardianship not sustain them?

Rene: I don't know. As our race dwindled the humans prospered. I have watched
over the centuries, as our history faded into myth, and finally receded all
together. The humans have forgotten us entirely and claimed the Pillars for
themselves- wholly ignorant of their true purpose. To them, I am merely a
devil, the origin of the vampire "plague".

Michael: Why would the pillars summon human guardians, then, if they are meant
to be served by vampires?

Rene: The Pillars choose their guardians from birth Raziel- and vampires are no
longer born. This is the crux of our dilemma. And this is terrible irony- with
their vampire purge, the members of the Circle have assaulted the very
architects of the Pillars they are sworn to protect. They have embarked on a
treacherous path. With every vampire they kill, the humans are slitting their
own throats.

<The following part is in PAL and NTSC versions>

Rene: They know I'm up here, beyond their reach, and it terrifies them. You can
see how they flaunt their kills to torment me... or perhaps simply to lure me
out. They have this foolish notion that destroying me will somehow topple our
entire bloodline. Thankfully, we're not that fragile.

Michael: I have seen them mustering their forces in the village, below.

Rene: Yes. I don't know what they're plotting... but I fear our time may be
bitterly short.

Michael: Mankind seems to have brought you only torment and grief.
You must hate them.

Rene: They fear what they don't understand; and they despise what they fear.
But no - I do not hate them.

Michael:  Vorador does.

Rene: He has suffered much. He cannot forgive them.

Michael: Should they be forgiven?

Rene: They don't understand what they're doing. They are simply
unenlightened... and vulnerable to manipulation.

Michael: So it's all true, then - what Kain and Vorador have told me - I really
am some kind of unholy vampire messiah...

Rene: Unholy? -no. Messiah... perhaps.

Michael: I don't like that word - it smells of martyrdom.

Rene: Raziel, your role in this world's destiny is more crucial - and more
benevolent - than you've allowed yourself to believe. Your journey will not be
easy - dark powers are allied against you. But I think you already know this...
you appear to have been cruelly tested. The Binding must be secured, Raziel.
The Pillars are the lock -

Michael: - and the Reaver is the key.

Rene: Yes.

Michael: The Reaver is here? Why do I feel nothing?

Rene: The most formidable weapon ever forged by our swordsmiths. They infused
the blade with vampiric energy, empowering the Reaver to drain our enemies of
their precious lifeblood.

<The following speech is NTSC only>

Michael: As Janos presented the blade a inexplicable sense of dread crept over
me, more palpable then anything I have felt before. I was at once horribly
repelled by the sword and yet irressistably compelled to touch it, to take it
up

<The following section is in both versions>

Michael: Please - take it away from me.

Rene: I fear you have been followed. You must save yourself, Raziel.

Michael: Janos - no!

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Kain Montage <Locked>
#####################

<Various Kain dialogue with Simon Templeman shown only. The first is Chapter 4
- The Corruption of the Pillars. The cutscene is played.>

Raziel: So after all this, you make my case for me. To end this stalemate you
must die so that new Guardians can be born.

<Cut to the recording studio where Simon Templeman is seen. Michael Bell can be
heard but not seen. The cutscene plays in the lower left corner.>

Simon: The Pillars don't belong to them, Raziel... ...They belong to us.

Michael Bell (Off screen): Your arrogance is boundless, Kain.

Simon: There's a third option - a monumental secret, hidden in your very
presence here. But it's a secret you have to discover for yourself. Unearth
your destiny, Raziel. It's all laid out for you here.

<The cutscene is shown>

Raziel: You said it yourself, Kain - there are only two sides to your coin.

<Back to the recording studio>

Simon: Apparently so. But suppose you throw a coin enough times, suppose one
day, it lands on its edge.

<Cutscene of Chapter 8 - History and Destiny Collide>

Raziel: Your fatalism is tiresome, Kain.

<Cut to the recording studio>

Simon: ... and profoundly ingrained, Raziel. You must understand, our presence
here doesn't alter history. You and I meet here because we are compelled to -
we have always met here. History is irredeemable. Drop a stone into a rushing
river - the current simple courses around it and flows on as if the obstruction
were never there. You and I are pebbles, Raziel, and have even less hope of
disrupting the time-stream. The continuum of history is simply too strong, too
resilient. Except... then how do we explain William, here? The beloved boy-king
turned tyrant. In my youth, I witnessed William's rise to power, and his
transformation into the 'Nemesis' who laid waste to Nosgoth.

Simon: Years later, I stumble upon a chance to journey back in history, unaware
that the entire affair has been carefully orchestrated by Moebius. In my
wisdom, I seize this opportunity to murder the young king before he can ravage
Nosgoth... ... and thereby provide the catalyst Moebius needs to ignite a
genocidal war against our race.

Simon: This one reckless act unravels the skein of history. The Nemesis never
becomes the Nemesis; William dies a martyred saint. I, the vampire assassin,
become the author of my own species' extinction. And Moebius profits from all
of it. I destroyed a tyrant only to create one far worse. But how can it be so?
How, if history is immutable? The answer is here in this room, Raziel. Moebius
propelled William and me together - but ensured first that we were both armed
with the Soul Reaver. The Reaver is the key. Two incarnations of the blade meet
in time and space... a paradox is created, a temporal distortion powerful
enough to derail history.

Simon: If you truly believe in free will, Raziel, now is the time to prove it.
Kill me now, and we both become pawns of history, dragged down the path of an
artificial destiny. I was ordained to assume the role of Balance Guardian in
Nosgoth, while you were destined to be its savior. But the map of my fate was
redrawn by Moebius, and so in turn was yours...

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Moebius Montage <Locked> (NTSC Only; provided by RolandDeschain)
################################################################

<Fixed shot of Richard Doyle performing dialogue in Chapter 1 - Arrival>

Richard: And who has slandered me so? Your malefactor Kain? The one who
betrayed and destroyed you? Our common enemy? Consider the source, before you
judge me too harshly. We'll forget about rekindling our old friendship, then.
But consider an alliance based on our common ground - We both want Kain dead. I
can help you do it.

Richard: You may never again be human, Raziel... But you can re-embrace the
essence of your humanity, and the nobility of your Sarafan heritage. Go to him,
Raziel, and end this. But first you will need to find your way out of the
Stronghold - and in this, I'm afraid, I cannot help you. My soldiers will not
understand your appearance here; they will try to kill you. You needn't fear
them, of course. They're no match for you. Try to keep the casualties to a
minimum, but do what you have to do.

<Cut to Chapter 2 - The Reaver Convergence>

Richard: By my soul, you almost had me, my little blue assassin. But that'll be
the one and only chance you get. I assure you of that.

<Cut to Chapter 17 - Cornered in the Stronghold>

Richard: So, Raziel - here we are, finally. You have no choice but to confront
me now - and I am not so foolish as I've let you believe. We have business to
conclude.

Michael: You knew I would lead the Sarafan to Janos, you vile bastard! You've
been orchestrating my every move!

<Richard laughs.>

Michael: My destiny is an amusement to you?

Richard: It was fun, while it lasted. I think not, Raziel. Malek, do not let
this creature leave. He poses a danger to the Circle. Poor, deluded Raziel...
did you somehow imagine you had the guile to change history on me? I'm the
Time-Streamer - I knew your every intention before you did. You imbecile.

RolandDeschain's note: Not sure if Michael Bell is even in the room for the
last part.

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Elder God Montage <Locked> (NTSC Only; provided by RolandDeschain
#################################################################

<Michael Bell and Tony Jay, in the studio, Tony Jay is sitting.>

Tony: Ah, my wayward child returns...

Michael: Having unearthed more than you'd like, I suspect. What am I to make of
these ruins that litter the land, and these images here in this chamber?

Tony: Merely the deceits of a failed civilization. You are being mislead,
Raziel. This ancient race hoped to manipulate the future with these scrawled
misdirections. You must tread carefully. There are dark forces at work in this
world, bent on subverting your true destiny.

Michael: I have no doubt of that. The question is. - Am I in their presence
right now?

Tony: Your arrogance will spell your demise, Raziel. Deny my will, and the arc
of your destiny will reach a sudden conclusion.

Michael: Your threats are unmoving. Even now I'm beyond your reach.

Tony: My reach is longer than you realize. This is a very dangerous game you're
playing, Raziel.

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iii) Outtakes <Locked>
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These are played continuously, one after the other.

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a) Outtakes (PAL Version)
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Outtake A: Recording studio
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Tony: The making of Soul Reaver.

Michael: Soul Reaver!

<Michael imitates a vampire and then slices Tony with an imaginary sword>

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Outtake B: Recording Studio
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Rene: This is a CD-ROM?

Woman (Kris Zimmerman?): This is a video game..

Rene: It's a...

Woman: ...for the Playstation 2.

Rene: It's a lot of talk for a video game!

Woman: It's a story based game.

Rene: Yeah.

Woman: Yeah

Rene: I'm so used to...

Michael: Screaming the other...

Rene: ... five lines. Different... Go through that door. Don't go through that
door! Hey, <beep> don't go through that door!

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Outtake C: Recording Studio
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Man (Gordon Hunt?): Rene?

Rene: Yeah.

Man: You'd be surprised. Half off that accent. Just..

Michael: Whoah!

Rene: I thought it had disappeared a little somewhere beyond the page.

Michael: Oh no! Let me out of the room!

Man: Licensed to kill!

Michael: Licensed to ... The scenery and me will go...

<Rene pretends to "pull down the walls". Everyone laughs>

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Outtake D: Recording Studio
###########################

<Rene Auberjonois as Janos in Chapter 14: The Tenth Guardian>

Rene: I fear you have been followed. You must save yourself, Raziel. Janos, no!
<Realizes what he did> Oh, that's your line!

Michael: I liked the way you did it!

Rene: How did I do it was it OK?

Michael: It was so good, that's the way I'm going to do it!

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Outtake E: Recording Studio
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<Rene Auberjonois as Janos in Chapter 15: The Death of Janos Audron>

Rene: Embrace your destiny, Raziel. You must reclaim the Reaver - it alone was
forged for you and you alone. Without it, there is no hope.

Man: Good. Rene, give us an extra "alone".

Michael: "It alone was forged for you and you alone." But I liked it.

Rene: It alone was forged for you and you alone, alone... it was for you...
alone.

<Everyone laughs>

Rene: <Pretending to be the dying Janos>I'm dying, give me a break here!

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Outtake F: Recording studio
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<Richard Doyle as Sarafan Turel in Chapter 15: The Death of Janos Audron>

Richard: <Pretends he has a heart in his hand> Look at this black heart! How
still it beats! <Realizes his mistake> Or "how it still beats" would probably
be better, wouldn't it?

Man: That would help. And it's also "look at *his* black heart" rather than
"this". But, otherwise perfect. Ten-eleven, three in a row.

Richard: Look at his black heart! How still it beats! <Breaks into laughter>
I'm not going to be able to say it! We'll have to change the whole story!

Man: I'm telling you.

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Outtake G: Recording Studio
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Michael: Where's my unique resurrection?

<Looks at the ceiling with his arms open>

Michael: Give me my unique resurrection! First, he takes my wings then he takes
my unique resurrection. The man has no pity.

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Outtake H: Recording Studio
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<Michael Bell performing some vampire hunter dialogue>

Michael: Stand your ground! It's quiet tonight. You know you've got the bluest
thighs!

<Woman laughs in the background>

Michael: We've been a long time out here without a female vampire hunter.

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Outtake I: Somewhere backstage
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Michael: There's more to being a vampire than drinking blood and ripping out
throbbing hearts! Trust me doll!

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b) Outtakes 1 (NTSC Version; provided by RolandDeschain)
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Outtake A: Recording Studio
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Tony: The making of Soul Reaver.

Michael: Soul Reaver!

<Michael imitates a vampire and then slices Tony with an imaginary sword>

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Outtake B
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Michael: I feel an obligation to work out, since I'm Soul Reaver. So, when the
time comes, I really meet everybody, I'll be able to wear tight black outfits
and they wont feel so terribly disappointed to see this sixty-year-old cocker
doing this voice.

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Outtake C
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Michael: I had to go out and buy a Playstation. They sent me Soul Reaver. So I
went out to buy Playstation, and I hooked it up in my house and I started it. I
had never played it. a game like this. Or played a game period. Other than
Knick Knock or. Pacman or something. And its extraordinary, the opening is
really extraordinary, with the wings and the ripping, and the throwing down
into the Abyss. Now I am getting into the labyrinth. Two hours later, I still
am nowhere, he keeps falling off the rock. And I can't work it to get him on
the rock and my daughter is sitting over there and she says, "Dad!" Leave me
alone I am going to do this. "But I can." Two hours later, I look up and I
realize its two hours has gone by and it felt like I've been there five
minutes. And I've gone no further. I wanted to get into the other things I
wanted to see. cause I did some of the voices, I wanted to get the feel.
Couldn't do it. And I said, I can't do this so then I went downstairs and I
came back and she is already well beyond me. So I say there has got to be a
chip that the kids have in their heads, that some of us don't have. From
another time in our existence.

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Outtake D: Recording Studio
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Rene: This is a CD-ROM?

Woman (Kris Zimmerman?): This is a video game.

Rene: It's a...

Woman: ...for the Playstation 2.

Rene: It's a lot of talk for a video game!

Woman: It's a story-based game.

Rene: Yeah.

Woman: Yeah

Rene: I'm so used to...

Michael: Screaming the other...

Rene: ... five lines. Different... Go through that door. Don't go through that
door! Hey, <beep> don't go through that door!

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Outtake E: Recording Studio
###########################

Michael: There is more to being a Vampire then drinking blood and ripping out
throbbing hearts. Trust me Doll!

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c) Outtakes 2 (NTSC Version; provided by RolandDeschain)
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Outtake A: Recording Studio
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Simon: The continuum of history is simply too strong... Too resilient.

Man: Good one.

Simon: <under his breath> That's a lot of chat isn't it?

<Everyone laughs>

Michael: Its so great, poor Simon. I go, And? He did what?

Simon: <mumbles> boyova?

Michael: And he goes into three pages. That is so great.

Man: I think now we'll take a rest.

Michael: That is so great. That is so funny. <Michael nearly in tears from
laughter>

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Outtake B: Recording Studio
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Man: We are getting some p'pops on p'parasite.

Man and Woman: <simultaneously> ...p'poetic.

Michael: Poetic, p'p'p'aratic. Wouldn't that be 'oetic irony, the biggest
'arasite of them all.

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Outtake C: Recording Studio
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Guy: Thirty five, nine, nineteen.

Michael: <nasally voice> You stay here. I'll go and warn the others. <deeper
ferocious voice> I'll go and warn the others. <nearly the same tone> Be gone!
You are not welcomed here.

Guy: One of these a little easier, nine, o, six.

Michael: <feminine soft voice> Be gone you are not welcomed here

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Outtake D: Recording Studio
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Man (Gordon Hunt?): Rene?

Rene: Yeah.

Man: You'd be surprised. Half off that accent. Just.

Michael: Whoah!

Rene: I thought it had disappeared a little beyond the page.

Michael: Oh no! Let me out of the room!

Man: Licensed to kill!

Michael: Licensed to... The scenery and me will go...

<Rene pretends to "pull down the walls". Everyone laughs>

###########################
Outtake D: Recording Studio
###########################

<Rene Auberjonois as Janos in Chapter 14: The Tenth Guardian>

Rene: I fear you have been followed. You must save yourself, Raziel. Janos, no!
<Realizes what he did> Oh, that's your line!

Michael: I liked the way you did it!

Rene: How did I do it was it OK?

Michael: It was so good, that's the way I'm going to do it!

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Outtake E: Recording Studio
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Michael: George Burns, <George Burns voice> As Janos.

Woman: How many voices do you do then?

Michael: Only one. I mesmerise you to think it's more than one.

<Rene stretches>

Rene: Its uh. a hypnosis trick.

<Woman laughs; everyone sort of laughs>

Michael: Yeah.

Woman: I am under a spell right now?

Rene: He is the man of many voices?

<Woman laughs>

Michael: <George Burns voice> The man of one voice you just think it's a
thousand.

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Outtake F: Recording Studio
###########################

<Rene Auberjonois as Janos in Chapter 15: The Death of Janos Audron>

Rene: Embrace your destiny, Raziel. You must reclaim the Reaver - it alone was
forged for you and you alone. Without it, there is no hope.

Man: Good. Rene, give us an extra "alone".

Michael: "It alone was forged for you and you alone." But I liked it.

Rene: It alone was forged for you and you alone, alone... it was for you...
alone.

<Everyone laughs>

Rene: <Pretending to be the dying Janos>I'm dying, give me a break here!

#######################################################
c) Outtakes 3 (NTSC Version; provided by RolandDeschain
#######################################################

###########################
Outtake A: Recording Studio
###########################

<Richard Doyle as Sarafan Turel in Chapter 15: The Death of Janos Audron>

Richard: <Pretends he has a heart in his hand> Look at this black heart! How
still it beats! <Realizes his mistake> Or "how it still beats" would probably
be better, wouldn't it?

Man: That would help. And it's also "look at *his* black heart" rather than
"this". But, otherwise perfect. Ten-eleven, three in a row.

Richard: Look at his black heart! How still it beats! <Breaks into laughter>
I'm not going to be able to say it! We'll have to change the whole story!

Man: I'm telling you.

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Outtake B: Recording Studio
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Rene: <High squirrelly voice> Demon, he thinks he can change his destiny what a
fool. <Normal voice> What kind of demon is this?

Man: Very Creepy. <Rene begins to growl> Scary creepy.

Rene: Like that? Big guy, like that? <Deep monster voice> He thinks he can
change his destiny, what a fool.

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Outtake C: Recording Studio
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Michael: <Nasally cracking voice> Let the next squad take him. [Near to normal
voice] Let the next squad take him. <Makes a cross from his fingers> To arms
the unholy ones approach. <Makes a fist, voice is strong> To arms the unholy
ones approach! <Raises fist in the air, voice is stronger> To arms the unholy
ones approach!

Man: Wow!

Michael: The ol, the unholy ones approacheth. <Irish accent> Let the next squad
get him, the scourge is upon us. <Almost like Ringo Starr> The stench of death
is in the air. <Normal voice> Oh? Did you fart?

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Outtake D: Recording Studio
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Michael: <As Raziel> Compelled to touch it, to take it up. Please. <laughs>
Please, don't take my line. <laughs more and exasperated says> Please take my
line. <As Raziel> Please take it away from me.

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Outtake E: Recording Studio
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Michael: Where's my unique resurrection?

<Looks at the ceiling with his arms open>

Michael: Give me my unique resurrection! First, he takes my wings then he takes
my unique resurrection. The man has no pity.

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Outtake F: Recording Studio
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<Michael Bell performing some vampire hunter dialogue>

Michael: Stand your ground. Its quiet tonight. You know you've got the bluest
eyes.

<Woman laughs in the background>

Michael: We've been a long time out here without a female vampire hunter.

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Outtake G: Recording Studio
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Rene: <Demon voice> Let me enlighten you, poor Raziel.

Man: Well Rene.

Rene: <high weird voice> What? What?

Man: That's terrific.

Rene: Okay well.

Man: Yeah. [Woman laughs]

Rene: <In same voice> I'll just go home now.

Man: ...clean up those lungs...

Rene: <Slipping on coat and still in the same voice> Glad we did those at the
end.

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iv) Photos
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Simon Templeman and Michael Bell
(Kain)              (Raziel)
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Simon and Michael arm wrestling.

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Michael Bell and Rene Auberjonois
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Michael and Rene smiling at the camera. Michael's arm is around Rene's back.

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Gordon Hunt, Kris Zimmerman and Paul Lukather
                                (Vorador)
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Gordon, Kris and Paul smiling at the camera. Gordon and Paul's arms are around
Kris' back.

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Richard Doyle
(Moebius)
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Richard is posing on his motorbike.

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Richard Doyle and Michael Bell
(Moebius)         (Raziel)
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Richard and Michael smiling at the camera. Michael is pretending to strangle
Richard.

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Michael Bell
(Raziel)
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Michael during a voice session.

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Simon Templeman
(Kain)
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Simon during a voice session.

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d) Opening Movie
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i) Storyboards
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1. Kain emerging from behind a column.
2. Kain looking down.
3. Kain standing before the Time-Streaming portal.
4. Kain looking straight ahead.
5. Kain walking down the Chronoplast chamber staircase.
6. Kain walking along a balcony.
7. Kain turning a Chronoplast dial.
8. Kain laughing.
9. Raziel leaping into the air.
10. Raziel leaping at Kain with his claws open.
11. Kain catching Raziel with one hand.
12. Kain gripping Raziel's cowl and drawing him face to face with him.
13. Raziel on the floor.
14. Kain crouching and looking down.
15. Raziel with Kain behind him by a few yards.
16. Raziel turning around.
17. Raziel crawling on the floor.
18. Moebius.

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ii) Stills
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38 Cinematic Stills from Prologue.

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iii) Final Movie
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This is the Computer Generated FMV: 'Prologue' of Soul Reaver 2 by GlyphX.

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e) Promotional Material
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i) Trailer (NTSC Only)
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Trailer for Soul Reaver 2 -The Legacy of Kain Series-

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ii) Concepts
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1. Concept art of the SR2 box art.
2. Concept art of an alternative SR2 box art. Raziel is crouching amongst some
rocks.
3. Concept art of Raziel, without cowl, with his arms and wings spread out.
4. Concept art of Raziel diving.
5. Concept art of Raziel hanging upon a church spire.
6. Concept art of Raziel with a dead demon(?) at his feet.
7. Concept art of Raziel opening his cowl and looking at something to his
right.
8. Concept art of Raziel emerging from a time-streaming portal with his cowl
flailing.

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iii) Rendered Art
#######################################################

1. Raziel is hanging upon a ruined Pillar with the Light Reaver. Wide version
of the box art.
2. Raziel emerging from a time-streaming portal with his cowl flailing.
3. Raziel crouching upon the top of a ruined Pillar with the Light Reaver.
4. Raziel walking towards the Pillars via a staircase with the Light Reaver.
5. Raziel jumping in front of the Pillars with the Spectral Reaver.
6. Raziel upon a swamp tree branch with the Material Reaver.

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3. Blood Omen 2 Preview (NTSC Only)
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Trailer for Blood Omen 2 -The Legacy of Kain Series-

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4. Other Eidos Previews (NTSC Only)
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i) Thunderstrike
#######################################################

Trailer for Thunderstrike

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ii) Project Eden
#######################################################

Trailer for Project Eden

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iii) Wave Rally
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Trailer for Wave Rally

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5. Questions and Answer Section
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1) How do you access the locked bonus material?
A: The code to access them is given at the end of the game. If you didn't write
it down or are too lazy to play that far, the code is Left, Triangle, Right,
Triangle, Down, Circle, X.

2) Why is some bonus material missing in my game?
A: Some of it is exclusive to the NTSC version of the game. They are not on the
PAL version (which I have), as the extra space was needed for extra languages.

3) I can't find the Bonus Materials. Where are they?
A: On the main menu under 'Bonus Materials'. If you still can't find them,
you've probably got the PC version. The Bonus Materials are exclusive to the
Playstation 2 Version because a CD-ROM doesn't have enough space for the Bonus
Materials.

4) How do I find out if I've got the PAL or NTSC version?
A: Very simply. If you bought it in Europe or Australia, you have the PAL
version. If you bought it in the USA, you have the NTSC version.

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6. Update History
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Version 0.50 Completed Saturday 25th October 2003
Finished all PAL version bonus materials. I hear that the PAL version is
missing a BO2 Trailer, other Eidos game trailers, Moebius Montage, Elder God
Montage, 'The Ruined Aerie' Voice Session, a longer 'The Tenth Guardian' voice
session, more outtakes and more cast and crew photos.
Could somebody with the NTSC version send me whatever's missing?

Version 1.00 Completed Sunday 9th November 2003
Thanks to RolandDeschain of the GameFAQs boards, I now have all the Bonus
Materials in this FAQ. Although I have faith in Roland, if there's still
something missing, don't hesitate to tell me!

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7. FAQS by LOKFanatic
#####################

As of Sunday 9th November 2003, LOKFanatic has written: -

The Comprehensive Plot Guide of the Legacy of Kain Series
A FAQ to the Bonus Materials of Soul Reaver 2 -The Legacy of Kain Series-

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8. Contact
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You can e-mail me 'LOKFanatic' at <lokfanatic@hotmail.com>
Place your question in the Subject box. If you have more than one question,
type something like 'Bonus Materials'.
Please type your e-mail in *English*!
Do not send me HTML e-mails.
Do not send me image/mp3/movie/etc. files.
If you do not follow these guidelines, your question will be ignored.
Please run virus scanners before you send me an e-mail.
Finally, don't expect an immediate answer as I only check my e-mail twice a
week.

I am known as LOKFan on the Eidos forums and as LOKFanatic on the GameFAQs
forums. You may see me occasionally there.

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9. Copyright
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Copyright 2003 Timothy 'LOKFanatic' Tang.
The Legacy Of Kain series is copyright to Crystal Dynamics and Eidos.

This FAQ is intended only for public reading on the Internet. It cannot be
reproduced without permission, sold or plagiarized in any way, shape or form.
Only the author may make alterations to this document. Breach of these rules is
a violation of copyright.

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10. Credits
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Thanks to: -

- God for creating life, the universe and everything.
- My parents for giving life to me and raising me.
- Jeff 'CJayC' Veasey for hosting past, present (and hopefully future) versions
of all my FAQs.
- Crystal Dynamics for making such great games.
- RolandDeschain for providing the NTSC only Bonus Materials.

'Our futures are predestined. It is my fate that I write this and yours that
you read it. Free will is an illusion.'