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                       B L O O D  O M E N  2

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      |    A Game Script for Legacy of Kain: Blood Omen 2     |
      |    Written by Michael Yellott (myellott@hotmail.com)  |
      |               Final Version (08/04/02)                |
      |                  Copyright 2002                       |
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0 - U P D A T E S

1 - G A M E  S C R I P T
  1.0- How to read this script
  1.1- Opening
  1.2- Chapter 1: The Slums
  1.3- Chapter 2: The Den
  1.4- Chapter 3: The Lower City
  1.5- Chapter 4: The Upper City
  1.6- Chapter 5: The Sarafan Keep
  1.7- Chapter 6: The Industrial Quarter
  1.8- Chapter 7: The Canyons
  1.9- Chapter 8: The Eternal Prison
  1.10- Chapter 9: The Device
  1.11- Chapter 10: The Wharves
  1.12- Chapter 11: The Hylden City
  1.13- Epilogue

2 - C R E D I T S


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1 - G A M E  S C R I P T

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1.0- How to read this script
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I use multiple symbols to denote certain parts of the script for easier 
reference.  Below is a key that describes each of these symbols and 
gives examples.  If I am unclear at any part please let me know.
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| Symbols | Use                         | Example                      |
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|   < >   | Name of speaker             | <Kain>                       |
|   [ ]   | Action in game              | [Kain kills the guard]       |
|   ( )   | Voice over of Kain          | (I had hoped she would leave)|
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If I have made an error then of course tell me, I want to be as accurate 
as possible.  Only e-mail me if the error is in the actual dialogue, the 
actions that I add are to better understand the story and let the script 
flow better.

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1.1- Opening
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[Game opens with blood-red text]

FOUR HUNDRED YEARS AFTER THE NOBLEMAN KAIN
WAS CURSED TO WALK THE NIGHT AS A VAMPIRE

AND CENTURIES BEFORE KAIN WOULD RULE THE
WASTELAND OF NOSGOTH WITH HIS LIEUTENANT RAZIEL

HIS PATH OF CONQUEST IS STOPPED BY A NEW ENEMY

THE PILLARS OF NOSGOTH LIE IN RUIN
VAMPIRES ROAM THE LAND ONCE AGAIN
AND THE LEGACY OF KAIN CONTINUES

[Text fades to black and scene opens with Kain lying on a bed]

<Kain> 
(From the shards of tattered dreams I rose, unwilling.  Tossed upon 
tides of pain that flowed and ebbed and left me searingly awake and more 
revoltingly... alive.  It was then I saw her for the first time.)

[Kain sits up and looks to his right to see a female vampire]

<Umah> 
Good evening.  We did not expect you to awaken so soon.  Already you 
surprise us.

<Kain> 
(My mind was in fragments, like shattered glass)  Where am I?  I.. I 
don't remember...

<Umah> 
Yes, it was said your memory would be affected by your long slumber.  
That will pass, in time.  I am Umah and I am here to help you.  Know 
that your name is Kain and you were once a power in the land.

[Kain rises from the bed to his feet]

<Kain> 
I know my name, but my past I remember fragments only.

<Umah> 
That you awoke at all is a miracle.  When we found you there was but the 
barest thread of life left in you.  We nurtured it. Fed it... and now 
you rise again.

<Kain> 
And what is this place? 

[Kain raises arms]

<Umah> 
You are in the city of Meridian, capital of the land of Nosgoth.  The 
land you once sought to conquer and rule.  Tell me, since you remember 
your name, do you also remember your nature?

<Kain> 
Of course. 

[Kain opens his mouth wide to show his fangs and walks towards Umah]

<Umah> 
Then let me show you the future.  You have been asleep for 200 years.  
In that time, this has what has become of Nosgoth.

[Umah and Kain go to balcony as camera goes through the alleys and 
streets of the slums of Meridian]

<Umah> 
You were a great general, commanding an army of vampires, but the powers 
you opposed were too strong for you.  You were struck down, your armies 
defeated, scattered and destroyed.  Everyone believed you to be dead.

<Kain> 
Who defeated me? 
 
<Umah> 
The Sarafan, an army of fanatical humans sworn to eradicate all vampires 
from the world.  A new leader brought them together and wielding a new 
kind of magic, deadly to our kind, was able to destroy your army and 
kill most of the vampires.  You were defeated in mortal combat by this 
leader- the Sarafan Lord.  But that is not the end of the story.  Under 
the guise of protecting the land from the vampire menace, the Sarafan 
seized control of all of Nosgoth and their rule is not kind.  For 200 
years the Sarafan have enslaved the humans under their iron rule and 
hunted down and destroyed every vampire they could find.

<Kain> 
They have not succeeded, however?

[Kain turns away from Umah]

<Umah> 
Not yet, and now with your help it is our hope to crush the Sarafan and 
restore order to the city.

[Kain faces Umah again]

<Kain> 
The natural order- vampires preying upon humans.

<Umah> 
Naturally.

<Kain> 
You said "our" hope.  Who are you?

<Umah> 
We are the Cabal- the vampire resistance.  We work to undermine the 
Sarafan at every turn, but we are losing.  With the new magic they 
employ, the Glyph magic, they are able to find us and kill us.  Our 
numbers are dwindling.  Without help we will not survive.  We need you 
Kain.

<Kain> 
Of course you did not bring me back simply out of kindness.  There must 
be a price.

<Umah> 
We need you to help the resistance.  Our faces are known. They kill us 
on sight, but you are ancient history, long since dead and buried.  You 
can go where we cannot.  That gives us a certain advantage.

<Kain> 
How splendid for you.  And why do you suppose I would do this?  What is 
to be my reward?  Your eternal gratitude?

<Umah> 
Have you changed so much?  The Sarafan Lord defeated you.  Don't you 
want to kill him?  When you have destroyed him you can continue your 
ascent to power, restore your army and rule the land at last.  Does the 
lust for vengeance and power no longer stir you?  Are you so dead?

<Kain> 
I seem to remember that I played the pawn once before.  It ended badly.

<Umah> 
This time you will prevail.  We are simply your allies, not your 
betrayers.  What we want from you is open and plain, with no hidden 
paths.  If you succeed so do we all.

<Kain> 
Are you asking me to trust you? 
 
[Kain looks directly into Umah's eyes]

<Umah> 
We must trust one another.  Together we can defeat the Sarafan Lord.  
Once he is dead his order will collapse, mindless fools that they are.  
But there are dangers other than the Sarafan that must be overcome.

[Kain suddenly gets very close to Umah's face]

<Kain> 
I care not for any dangers!  They will fear me, do you hear?!  Tell me 
where to find the Sarafan Lord; I'll have him buried within the hour!

[Kain backs away as he finishes]

<Umah> 
Such arrogance.  If it were so easy we would have done it ourselves, 
Kain, and you are far too weak to fight him yet.  He is protected too, 
by other vampires.

<Kain> 
Vampires in service to the Sarafan!  Are they mad!?

<Umah> 
They value their lives.  While they serve the Sarafan Lord he lets them 
live.

<Kain> 
I will enjoy destroying them.

<Umah> 
You would be lucky to survive one such encounter until you grow 
stronger, but should you prevail, then you will be able to absorb their 
veins and thus gain new abilities.  To our kind, these are called the 
"Dark Gifts."

<Kain> 
I look forward to meeting these traitors to our kind.

[Kain suddenly grabs at his stomach]

<Kain> 
Ughhhhh!  (My senses spun.  My body ached.  Weakness overcame me.)

<Umah> 
You have the "Thirst" upon you.  Come, vampire.  It is time for you to 
feed.

<Kain>
Yes.

[Both Kain and Umah exit the balcony back into the room and the scene 
fades to black]

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1.2- Chapter One: The Slums
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[Scene opens with Kain outside a building of the slums and Umah down 
another street]

<Umah> 
[Using the Whisper] Kain, do not be afraid.

<Kain> 
Huh?  What magic is this?

<Umah> 
I am using the Whisper, Kain, a natural ability of vampires.  In this 
way we can keep in contact even over great distances.

<Kain> 
Yes, I remember now. (She had been in my thoughts. I almost believed I 
had called her myself.) 
 
<Umah> 
Never fear. I cannot read your thoughts but only speak into your mind 
and hear you in return.  Now, proceed down this street. [Points down  
the path]  I shall be waiting.

[Umah runs down the street and Kain follows where she is above him on a 
ledge]

<Umah> 
Welcome to the slums, Kain.  We are in the oldest and most decrepit part 
of the city where few people dare to come.  A perfect place to train.

<Kain> 
Train me... Do you take me for a dog?

<Umah> 
Your memory has been shattered and your body has laid dormant for 200 
years.  What skills you had must be recovered before you can be of any 
use to the Cabal.  You must learn to fight and to survive.

<Kain> 
I thought you were taking me to feed? 
 
<Umah> 
Patience, vampire.  First, know that you are stronger and faster than 
mortal men, able to jump higher and farther than any human that ever 
lived.  When your path is blocked seek for a place to jump.  Now join me 
up here.

[Umah backs away from the edge and Kain jumps up to it]

<Umah> 
Excellent!  Know that you also have the ability to float.  When you are 
on a ledge, such as this one [Points to her left], you may land silently 
and carefully by floating down.  This will be important when I train you 
to kill.  Now, follow me.

[Umah jumps off the ledge]

<Kain> 
(She would discover I needed little training in how to kill.)

[Kain follows Umah down a series of tunnels to a large alley]

<Kain> 
This city is a labyrinth.

<Umah> 
[Using the Whisper] All the better for our hunting ground.  Tell me, 
Kain, are you hungry?

<Kain> 
Yes.

<Umah> 
I have a prisoner waiting for you down below.  A thug from a local gang 
of criminals.  He sought to murder yet another helpless victim, but he 
met me, instead.

<Kain> 
Spare me the moral anecdote and direct me to his throat.

<Umah> 
Drink then, I will be waiting below.

[Umah vanishes in a purple circle of magic.  Kain approaches his victim 
chained to the wall and uses the bloodsuck to finish him.  Umah appears 
to the right in a tunnel]

<Umah> 
I see you are restored.

[Kain wipes his chin]

<Kain> 
I am.

<Umah> 
Blood is your life.  Without it you will die.  If you are wounded, seek 
out blood to restore your vitality.  You must know, too, that by 
drinking the blood of others you will gradually become stronger and 
harder to kill.  We call this a vampire's "lore."  The more creatures 
you drink from, the more lore you will gain and the greater your health 
will become.  Leave no enemy alive, Kain.  You will need their blood and 
their lore to survive.  Now, let us continue.

[Umah runs down the path and the gate opens to allow for Kain to follow 
to the docks of Meridian]

<Umah> 
While we are superior to humans in many ways, we also have certain 
weaknesses that they do not possess.  Though it is life-giving to 
humans, water is deadly to vampires.  Its touch burns our skin.  
Immersion in water can kill us.  Avoid it at all costs.  Also know that 
scattered throughout Meridian are relicts of our ancestors.  Useless to 
humans, only vampires can access these coffers and use the power within.  
Seek these out on your journey.

[Umah leads Kain to a green wall of energy at a passage]

<Umah> 
I spoke before of our mortal enemies- the Sarafan.  [Camera changes to a 
patrolling Sarafan Guard]  It is their sworn crusade to destroy all 
vampires and for this they have developed special defenses.  You see 
here a Ward Gate.

[Camera goes back to Umah and Kain]

<Kain> 
What precisely does it do? 
 
<Umah> 
Should you so much as touch it you will be burned as by fire.  The 
Sarafan has raised these Wards throughout Meridian.  We can go no 
farther this way.  Follow me, into the sewer.

[Kain finds Umah in the giant sewers of Meridian]

<Umah> 
Your ability to survive will depend on your ability to fight.  It is 
time for you to learn how to kill.  Your first line of defense is your 
agility.  You can dodge around an opponent using your inhuman speed.  
You can also defend yourself by blocking attacks.  I shall now strike at 
you.  Do not be concerned, I shant use my claws.  Block my attacks and 
we can proceed to the next lesson.

[Kain blocks 9 of Umah's kicks]

<Umah> 
We are all armed with a natural weapon- our claws.  Use them to kill 
your enemies.  You can practice by attacking me.

[Kain slashes at Umah 9 times]

<Umah> 
If you see an enemy become tired use this opportunity to grab him.  Once 
grabbed, you can throw him a great distance.

[Kain grabs and throws Umah around for a bit]

<Umah> 
Excellent!  Your lesson is over for the moment.  Continue through the 
sewer and I shall meet you again shortly.

[Umah vanishes in a circle of purple magic and the door opens for Kain 
to proceed]

<Umah> 
Here you are, at last.  Through this door lies your first true test.  
[Camera switches to patrolling guard]  A gang of criminals are encamped 
ahead and one of their number stands guard, unaware that his fate 
approaches.  [Camera switches back to Kain and Umah]  You must kill him, 
Kain.  You have the skill to block and dodge his attacks.  Bring him 
down using your claws.  Once you have felled him, drink his blood to 
restore yourself from any wounds you may receive.  I will be watching 
you.

[Umah vanishes in a circle of purple magic and Kain kills the guard.  He 
then continues to a cemetery covered in mist]

<Umah> 
[Using the Whisper] In addition to our physical superiority, vampires 
also possess Dark Gifts.  These are our supernatural abilities.  Our 
curse develops differently in each of us, giving us unique powers.  Much 
of your former power, Kain, has been weakened during your long 
hibernation.  The mist you see here can be used to your advantage.  You 
have the ability to assume a mist form and become nearly-invisible.  You 
can move silently to bring down your prey from behind.  At times when 
you are outnumbered, look for mist from which to kill your enemies 
silently.  If you are pursued you can hide in mist to escape.  Now, use 
this gift to kill those before you in the cemetery.  I will let you 
continue when the deed is done.

[Umah runs behind a crypt and Kain assumes the mist form to break the 
necks of gang members and innocents alike.  He then proceeds to the 
slums again]

<Kain> 
What manner of sorcery is this?

[Kain points to a green box with a pipe connected to it]

<Umah> 
[Using the Whisper] This is Glyph energy, a new form a magic brought 
into the world with the rise of the Sarafan.  It supplies power to all 
of Meridian.  The gate you see can be opened using this energy.  
Activate the Glyph Box.  This will bring power to the gate's lever and 
allow you to open it.

[Kain does as Umah said]

<Umah> 
Well done.  [Camera switches to a Glyph Wright working on a Glyph Box]  
The Glyphs are operated by the Glyph Wrights, a secret society existing 
within Meridian.  You may see them working on Glyphs from time to time.  
They rarely talk with the townsfolk and very little is known about their 
origins.  [Camera switches back to Umah and Kain]  Ahead is a market 
where the common dregs of Meridian engage in their filthy commerce.  
Beyond the market is the bridge that leads to the lower city.  Make your 
way east to the bridge, I shall meet you there.

<Kain> 
Where are you going?

<Umah> 
I shall scout ahead to insure you don't meet any Sarafan patrols.  You 
aren't ready for them yet.

<Kain> 
How trusting of you to leave me to my own devices.

<Umah> 
Consider it an act of good will.

[Umah vanishes in a circle of purple magic and Kain makes his way 
through the city to a small alley]

<Umah>
Come this way.  Follow me.

<Kain> 
Where are we going? 
 
<Umah> 
I am taking you to Sanctuary, the heart of the Cabal.  It is time that 
you meet our leader.

<Kain> 
(It was time, indeed to hear this so-called leader's plans and to learn 
what his plans might be for me.)

<Umah> 
Kain, this way.

[Umah runs down an alley and a Sarafan Guard spots her]

<Sarafan Guard 1> 
Vampire!  Here, close the gate.

[A Ward Gate goes up just as Kain reaches it and is blocked from Umah]

<Umah> 
Kain, you must find a way to reach the lower city.  The Smuggler's 
Tunnel will take you there.

<Sarafan Guard> 
Pestilent vampire, die!

[Sarafan Guard raises his sword but Umah jumps out of the way easily]

<Umah> 
Go to the grand hotel in the slums, a contact will meet you there.  He 
will tell you where to go.

[A sword comes down upon Umah and barely misses her]

<Sarafan Guard>
Stinking verminous blood-sucking fiend!

[Umah jumps out of the way behind the Sarafan Guard]

<Umah> 
Do you want your death now?  Come and you shall have it!

[Umah runs down the bridge covered in mist]

<Sarafan Guard> 
Come back!

[Sarafan Guard chases after her and they both vanish into the mist]

<Kain> 
(I was alone at last, in a city changed beyond all recognition, in a 
land that was under a curse.  Should I follow her as she asked or go my 
own way, find my own answers?  But answers were promised to me in 
Sanctuary, after that I would know what to do.) 
 
[Kain makes his way to the grand hotel, where a peasant is waiting by a 
gate]

<Kain> 
I was told to meet someone here.

<Peasant> 
Who's there?  [Gasps]  You must be Kain.

<Kain> 
And you are human.  Curious that you would help one such as I.

<Peasant> 
We hate the Sarafan, we humans.  The things they do, its not right, not 
natural.  Your kind can bring them down, I'll help you I will!

[A figure in the background leaps from a tunnel behind a set of stairs, 
not noticed by either Kain or the peasant]

<Kain> 
I was told to find the Smuggler's Den.

<Peasant> 
You are a stone's throw from the entrance.  Go through, it will lead you 
to the Smuggler's Den.  Careful, though.  There's rogues down there that 
will attack you on sight!

<Kain> 
Then they will die.

[The peasant pulls a lever to open the gate and Kain starts forward]

<Peasant> 
Wait!  Tell Umah that I helped you, please.  She promised the Dark Gift 
if I did as she asked.  You'll tell her, won't you? 

<Kain>
I'm sure Umah will give you all that you deserve.

[Kain continues down towards the tunnel and the figure behind the 
stairs, Faustus, leaps out to kill the peasant] 

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1.3- Chapter 2: The Den
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[Scene opens with Kain walking away from a building]

<Umah> 
[Using the Whisper] Greetings, Kain.   

<Kain> 
You eluded the guards?

<Umah>
They were only human.  Welcome to one of the glories of our fair city- 
the Smuggler's Den.  As squalor as you found the slums, you will find 
this place even more offensive.  [Camera switches to two encamped 
thieves and then to some peasants]  Rogues and thieves rule the streets 
and, of course, the Sarafan too have their own dealings here.  You will 
expect small help from the inhabitants and more trouble.  [Camera 
switches back to Kain and Umah]

<Kain>
I do not require their hospitality.  You spoke of a Smuggler's Tunnel I 
must find?

<Umah>
Yes, it is hidden somewhere in this district.  I know not where.  I have 
sent word to a member of the Cabal to help you.  You will find him at 
the tavern, deep within this district.

<Kain>
How will I know this person?

<Umah>
He will know you.  Find the tavern quickly, we will speak again soon.

[Kain proceeds to inside the tavern and up the stairs where he finds a 
peasant] 

<Peasant> 
Uh, you sir, a moment of your time.

<Kain>
You know me?

<Peasant>
I was uh, instructed to look for you yes, yes sir.  I am a friend of the 
Cabal sir, one of many in the city, here to assist you.

<Kain>
Then do so, by all means.

<Peasant>
The Smuggler's Tunnel you seek is hidden in a cavern underground.  The 
thieves enter by way of the church outside but there is no entrance for 
anyone but themselves.  You, sir, must go beyond the church and find a 
lift.  This will take you underground

<Kain>
Where, precisely, is this lift? 

<Peasant> 
In a collapsed section of the district beyond the church.  The church, 
remember sir, is forbidden to all but the thieves.  The guards there 
will attack you, should they but lay eyes on you.

<Kain>
I will be most careful.

[Camera switches to bartender as he takes notice of Kain]

<Bartender>
Help!  Somebody help me please!  Guards, call the Sarafan!

[Camera shows Sarafan running down the street and Kain escapes to the 
lift where he sees many Glyph Wrights working and talking to Faustus 
then simply vanishing.  Kain follows Faustus into a circular room with a 
large fan in the center of the ceiling.  There, Faustus shows himself to 
Kain at last]

<Faustus>
Well well, our lord was correct, you are alive. Do you remember me Kain, 
who served you so well?  

<Kain>
(It was Faustus, one of the legionnaire of my army of vampires.  An 
indifferent soldier but now a traitor to our race.)  Faustus!  Its true 
then, I hardly believed it! Vampires have turned against their own kind!

<Faustus>
What is our kind?  In serving the Sarafan I have protection.  I have 
power and who better to hunt down a vampire than a more powerful 
vampire.  History is written by the winners, Kain, that is my kind.

<Kain>
How many have of us have been destroyed by the Sarafan?  How many have 
been brought to their deaths by you?

<Faustus>
I care not for those destined to die.  I don't weep for them and I won't 
weep for you!

<Kain>
Look around you, Faustus.  Does your victory seem so assured now? 

<Faustus> 
A fleeting setback!  Our lord knows of your presence.  He beat you 
before and he will bury you now.

<Kain>
But you will never know how it ends, Faustus, for I will bury you, first 
of all.

[A battle ensues where Kain injures Faustus]

<Faustus>
I have a surprise for you Kain.

[Faustus escapes into another room and Kain follows, where Faustus 
begins throwing Molotov cocktails at Kain.  Kain continuously burns and 
smacks him around until Faustus finally falls off of a meat hook from 
exhaustion.  Kain then consumes his ability to jump and proceeds to the 
Smuggler's Tunnel]

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1.4- Chapter 3: The Lower City
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[Scene opens with Kain exiting out onto the street to meet Umah]

<Umah>
Well done, Kain.  You have already proven your ingenuity in negotiating 
the Smuggler's Den.  Perhaps our leader was right about you, afterall.

<Kain>
Ah yes, the mysterious leader.  Perhaps you will tell me now who he is.

<Umah> 
I will not name him to you for secrecy's sake, but it is time that you 
two meet.  You must go to Sanctuary, our headquarters.  There you will 
find our leader.

[Umah jumps on a building but is stopped before leaving]

<Kain>
Go here!  Go there!  What do you take me for?  Your errand boy!

<Umah>
You are not a general now, Kain.  You are in not in a position to 
demand.  Go to Sanctuary and await me there.  My orders are to 
investigate the Industrial Quarters in the North of the city.  I will 
join you at Sanctuary and bring anything I discover.

[Umah prepares to leave but Kain follows her]

<Kain>
I need answers, girl!  I want the Sarafan Lord!

<Umah>
So do we all, Kain, but the time must be right and you must be ready

<Kain> 
Do not make the mistake of underestimating me.

<Umah>
I don't, you are our last hope.  I will not let you be wasted by 
premature action

<Kain>
Where, then, is this Sanctuary?

<Umah>
Nearby is the Red Raven Pub.  Speak with the tapster, she will tell you 
what to do.

[Umah jumps to another building]

<Kain>
(Why did I obey her?  Why did I trust her, even for a moment?  I had 
gone my own way, always.  This time...)

<Umah>
I was impressed by you today, Kain.  Soon we will work together again 
and rid this plague from our land.

[Umah leaves and Kain proceeds to a closed gate near the tavern]

<Peasant>
Restricted area, this passage is for night shift workers only.

<Kain>
I am the night shift.

<Peasant>
Then tell me, who do you work for? 

<Kain> 
I work for no man.

<Peasant>
Move along and stop wasting my time.

<Kain>
We will meet again, soon.

[Kain proceeds to the tavern and over towards the bar]

<Tapster>
What can I get you? 

<Kain> 
Information.  I was sent here by Umah.  You have a message for me

<Tapster>
I only know what they told me.

<Kain>
And just who are "they?"
 
<Tapster> 
I don't know, I promise.  It was dark, I couldn't tell where the voice 
was coming from.  It was as if the night itself spoke to me.  It told me 
to give you the message, "Seek the messenger near the warehouse, for he 
has news for you."

<Kain>
Is that all of it? 

<Tapster> 
No, if you tell that fool Duncan you work for Duncan's traders he'll let 
you through the gate to the workers area.

[Kain goes back to the gate that the peasant, Duncan, was guarding] 

<Duncan>
I told you before, workers only! 

<Kain> 
I work for Duncan's traders, now let me through.

[Duncan opens the gate and Kain proceeds to kill him then goes to the 
messenger at a stand in the street]

<Kain>
Good evening, my friend.

<Messenger>
Can I help you, sir? 

<Kain> 
Umah sent me.  We are to have words, you and I. 

<Messenger> 
Ah, you are one of them, aren't you? 

<Kain> 
Whatever do you mean? 

<Messenger> 
Nevermind, you are looking for Sanctuary, then? 

<Kain> 
Correct.

<Messenger>
Its hidden under the Blue Lady shop in the Eastern part of the district.  
The guards have blocked most of the streets tonight, so it won't be easy 
getting there.  The rooftops, back alleys, and even the sewers are 
friends to those who wish to avoid attention; however, those who inhabit 
them might not be friends to you.  First thing you'll have to do is to 
get past the gateman down that alley.  Give him the password "ever 
night," he'll let you through.

<Kain>
My thanks

[Kain proceeds to the gate down the alley]

<Gateman>
Password?
 
<Kain> 
Ever night.

<Gateman>
Hold on.

[The gate opens and Kain kills the Gateman before proceeding to an 
outpost of the Sarafan, where a Glyph Guard becomes aware of his 
presence]

<Glyph Guard>
What creature stalks there, in the darkness.  Step forth and die!

[Two more Sarafan Knights come out of the alley and attack Kain, but 
die.  Kain then proceeds to a square littered with human corpses, 
freshly killed.  A vampire, known as Sebastian, jumps down and kills the 
last living human]

<Sebastian>
What poor soul has the misfortune of interrupting my feeding? 

<Kain> 
One who shares your thirst and your curse.

<Sebastian>
Ah, a voice from the past.  So the rumors are true.  Kain walks Nosgoth 
again.

<Kain>
How do you know me, creature? 

<Sebastian> 
How I would love to dispatch you here and now and yet I am required 
elsewhere.  Goodnight.

<Kain>
Wait!

[Kain chases Sebastian from rooftop to rooftop until he stops]

<Sebastian>
How do you like my handiwork, Kain.  Its been a good night's feeding.

<Kain>
You are a sloppy butcher, vampire.  You jeopardize your presence by such 
bloodletting.

<Sebastian>
But it isn't my presence that's in danger, Kain.  It's yours.

<Kain>
You serve the Sarafan, then.

<Sebastian>
I serve no one but myself!  Ah, I forgotten how much I loathe your 
arrogant tone.  It will be a pleasure to silence it for good.  We shall 
meet again soon enough.

[Sebastian escapes to a higher rooftop and Kain proceeds to Sanctuary 
where he encounters a group of vampires, all who back away to reveal 
Vorador]

<Kain> 
(Vorador, the reformed sado-heathenist of Termogent Forest.  I had met 
him once before as his new role of patriarch.  I still knew not to trust 
him.)  Ah yes, who but the father of vampires would lead the resistance.  
I am honored, Vorador.

<Vorador>
I need no false courtesies from you, Kain.  We are allies only by 
necessity, but you are welcome to Sanctuary.

[Vorador raises his arms and Kain looks around the tomb of Sanctuary]

<Kain>
It has not the splendor of your former castle, but I suppose it will 
have to do.

<Vorador>
It serves, but time is short.  The Sarafan's power grows by the day.  
Soon our every haven will be destroyed.  We are facing extinction once 
again.

<Kain>
They thought once before they had destroyed us, yet you proved them 
wrong.  You created a new race, something I could never do and from that 
race I had my army.

<Vorador>
Now we are divided.

<Kain>
And dying, then rouse yourself.  Make more of our kind.

<Vorador>
It takes... time and energy to create a vampire.  I have not the 
strength.  No, as Umah told you we must kill the Sarafan Lord.  When he 
is dead their power will crumble.  You have come far already, Kain, and 
proven to be our greatest ally.  We must plan our attack.

[A near-death vampire stumbles into Sanctuary]

<Vampire> 
Vorador!
 
<Vorador> 
What is it?

<Vampire>
The West has befallen!  Forgive me, sire.  Umah has been taken!

<Vorador>
Taken!  How? 

<Vampire> 
Umah was searching the main building in the Industrial Quarter, as you 
asked.  I stood guard outside.  She Whispered to me that she had found 
something important.

<Vorador>
What was it?

<Vampire>
I do not know!  Before she could tell me she was discovered by Sarafan 
Knights.  I went to help her but there were guards everywhere.  I could 
not reach her!  I heard them say she would be brought to the Sarafan 
Keep for public execution.

<Vorador>
No! 

<Vampire> 
Then, the guards were upon me and I was forced to flee!  Forgive me, 
Vorador.

[The Vampire grovels at Vorador's feet]

<Kain>
We need her information.

<Vorador>
We need to save her life, Kain!

<Kain>
Yes, of course.  So I am to rescue her, sire?

<Vorador>
Our kind cannot approach the keep.  We will be instantly discovered.  
You have the power to disguise your presence, but the chief entrance to 
the keep is far too heavily guarded.  You must speak with a bishop of 
Meridian.

<Kain>
A bishop allies with us? 

<Vorador> 
The promise of immortality can be very persuasive for a bishop who's 
faith in an afterlife is wanting.  The bishop knows a secret entrance to 
the Sarafan keep.  You will find him in the Upper City.  Tell him I sent 
you and he will give you access to the keep.

<Kain>
And if Umah is dead when I reach her? 

<Vorador> 
Then her discovery dies with her and with it our hope.  Go now, Kain, 
and find the bishop.  Umah's life depends on you, as do we all!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1.5- Chapter 4: The Upper City
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

[Kain arrives in a trolley car to the Upper City and discovers a closed 
gate with a vampire on the other end]

<Marcus>
So the rumors speak true.

<Kain>
Marcus, my old friend.

<Marcus>
A poor choice of words, Kain, we were not friends.

<Kain>
And will you sour this reunion with old grudges, granted we parted on 
poor terms.

<Marcus>
You tried to murder me!

<Kain>
I seem to have failed

<Marcus>
You feared my growing powers, you knew they would one day surpass yours.  
Is that why you begged me to fight at your side when you waged war upon 
Nosgoth? 

<Kain> 
Begged!?  I never begged!

<Marcus> 
In your arrogance you presumed me dead, but I was stronger than you 
knew.  I crawled from my haven and fled into hiding.

<Kain>
[Laughs] That's the Marcus I remember.

<Marcus>
When the Sarafan proved victorious I knew that my destiny lay with the 
Sarafan Lord.  I offered myself to the winning side.

<Kain>
I always knew you for a sneaking cowardly opportunist.  How unfortunate 
that my poor aim caused you so much suffering.  This time you will die 
completely, I promise you.

<Marcus>
No, Kain.  Once more you underestimate me.  The Dark Gifts manifest 
differently in each of us.  Over the years, during your absence, my 
powers have increased enormously.  I now have the power to charm all 
living things to subjugate their minds and make them do my bidding.  You 
will kneel to me, Kain, and the Sarafan Lord will be pleased with my new 
slave.  Now, obey me!

[Kain suddenly grabs at his head and shakes off Marcus' attempts to 
charm him]

<Marcus>
What!?  Impossible!

<Kain>
What manner of creatures have you been practicing on?  Dull mortal fools 
with their minds full of commerce and dung!  My mind is far too strong 
for your powers.

<Marcus>
No matter, my mental powers still allowed me to read your thoughts.  You 
seek the bishop of Meridian, do you not?  He has some information that 
you require.

<Kain>
A clever trick.

<Marcus>
I will insure that you never get that information.  You may find the 
good bishop, Kain, but when you do he will be dead.

<Kain>
Not if I reach him first.

[Marcus charms two Holy Guards to attack Kain as he flees down a tunnel.  
Kain chases Marcus to a street where he approaches a Sarafan Guard]

<Marcus> 
You there!  You are to conduct me to the bishop's manner on the instant.

<Sarafan Guard>
We were told to be on the look out for a vampire.

<Marcus> 
Not me, you fool!  You know me.  Kain.  Kain is the one you seek.

<Sarafan Guard>
Well he's not going to stop and tell us his name.

<Marcus>
You are to kill him on sight! 

<Sarafan Guard> 
Those are our orders.

[Marcus and the Sarafan Guard run down the street as Kain approaches]

<Vorador> 
[Using the Whisper] Kain, it is Vorador.  You must reach the bishop's 
manner at the other end of the city.  Only he can give you passage into 
the Sarafan Keep.  

[Camera switches to carriage that takes Marcus away then back to Kain]

<Vorador>
The curfew has set in so be careful on the streets.  The guards are 
looking for anyone suspicious.  They will attack you on sight.  

[Kain proceeds down several streets to a courtyard where there appears 
to be no way through]

<Vorador> 
[Using the Whisper]  Kain, the bishop's manner is near; however, the 
Sarafan patrols have locked down all the streets.  You may be able to 
trick them into opening the gates.  Find the clock tower and ring it's 
bell.  The workers will think it time for their shift to change and open 
the gates.

[Kain does as he is told and proceeds to the outside the Bishop's 
manner, where he sees that Marcus is approaching a Sarafan Guard by the 
entrance]

<Sarafan Guard> 
We were told to be on the look out for a vampire.

<Marcus>
You are to kill him on sight!

[Marcus proceeds into the manner, as does Kain; however, it is a trap 
and a Sarafan Knight attacks him and dies.  Kain starts down the 
stairway to the street again]

<Kain>
You there!  What's your business here?  Who are you?

<Butler>
I beg you, be merciful, good sir.  I am...  I was butler to the bishop 
of Meridian but the Sarafan... they're inside now... I thought I would 
wait here.

<Kain>
Where are they? 

<Butler> 
They accuse the bishop of aiding the vampire resistance.  They are 
looking for proof.  I beg of you don't tell them where to find me.  I 
will do anything.

<Kain>
Yes, you will.  Tell me where to find the bishop!

<Butler>
I can't... I mean I don't know.

<Kain> 
Shall I ease your mind and tell you I am sent by Vorador for the vampire 
resistance or shall I simply tear out your throat and continue my 
search?  I leave the decision to you.

<Butler>
The cathedral.  He fled there.  He thought he would be safe.

<Kain>
Holy ground will not deter his pursuer.  Where is the cathedral? 

<Butler> 
To the Northeast, but it will do no good.  You cannot enter without the 
proper authority.

<Kain>
I suggest you show me the way, now! 

<Butler> 
Of course sir.  This way, sir.  It is my pleasure to serve you.  This 
tunnel will bring you again to the streets.

<Kain>
I thank you.  Good night.

[Kain kills the butler and proceeds to the cathedral and finds the 
bishop inside]

<Kain>
Greetings, old man.  I assume that I address the bishop of Meridian?

<Bishop>
[Moans]

<Kain>
I seek information on gaining access to the Sarafan Keep.  You are to 
give me passage inside.  I am sent by Vorador.

<Bishop>
[Moan]

<Kain>
What ails you?  Speak!

[Marcus enters from a side door]

<Marcus>
He speaks only at my command.

<Kain>
What!?

<Marcus>
You are too late, Kain.  He is entirely in my power.

<Kain>
Release him and I may spare your life!

<Marcus>
I hold the cards now, Kain.  Surrender yourself to me or I will kill 
him.

<Kain>
What do I care for the life of some mortal!?  But the thought of killing 
you, at last, entices me.  Tell me, Marcus, do you truly believe you can 
stop me? 

[Kain approaches Marcus]

<Kain> 
Stay back!  You cannot win!  The bishop will tell you nothing while he 
remains under my power and you will never catch me.

[Kain chases Marcus to the rooftop of the cathedral where they both fall 
through the glass and Marcus vanishes.  Kain uses the bells to break 
Marcus' concentration and finally kills him.  He then absorbs his 
ability to charm humans and the bishop approaches him]

<Kain> 
Old man, do you live? 

<Bishop> 
Yes... yes I do.  I must thank you destroying that fiend.  He robbed me 
of my mind! 

<Kain> 
He was a novice.  Bishop, I require your help.  Vorador has sent me to 
gain passage to the Sarafan Keep.  One of our associates is held captive 
there.

<Bishop>
A fool's errand to enter the very maw of the beast, but yes I will help 
you.  I will take you there.  I will show you the entrance.

[Both leave the cathedral, leaving Marcus dead on the altar]

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1.6- Chapter 5: The Sarafan Keep
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

[Scene opens with Kain exiting a secret passage outside of the Sarafan 
Keep]

<Vorador> 
[Using the Whisper] Well done, Kain.  You have entered the Sarafan Keep 
at last.

<Kain> Not without difficulty, I encountered an old friend on the way- 
Marcus.  

<Vorador>
I see, then may I assume that another of the Sarafan Lord's guardians 
has fallen? 

<Kain> 
You may.

<Vorador> 
Many times I attempted to persuade Marcus to join us, but he would not 
heed me.

<Kain>
My arguments were more convincing.

<Vorador>
I sense that Umah is being held in the uppermost reaches of the Keep.  
You must hurry, she is to be executed soon.

<Kain>
Where is the Sarafan Lord?  Is he here? 

<Vorador> 
I do not know.  His presence is masked from my senses, but you are no 
match for him yet, Kain.  If you encounter him, hide.  If he sees you- 
run!

<Kain>
Run!?  Hide!?  Vorador you do not know me! 

<Vorador> 
Your task is to find Umah quickly.  Let nothing distract you.  The 
information she obtained from the Industrial Quarter may allow us to 
destroy the Sarafan Lord at last.  Do not destroy our only chance with 
hasty action.

<Kain> 
(How sickened I had become with weary admonitions of safety and care.  
How I longed to rend the flesh of my one true enemy.  How I thirsted for 
the taste of his life's blood on my lips.)

<Vorador>
Go Kain, quickly!  I will be watching.

[Kain continues into the Sarafan Keep and is heeded by a Ward Gate.  He 
sees a nearby woman behind a gate]

<Woman> 
Greetings, vampire.

<Kain> 
You have mistaken me, madam, for some... thing I am not.

<Woman>
Don't waste my time.  I know what you are.  I work for the Cabal.  Now 
listen carefully.

<Kain> 
Speak then, madam.

<Woman> 
The woman you seek is held in one of the upper towers.

<Kain> 
Very good.  How do I get to her?

<Woman>
Not so fast, you will need to pass this Ward Gate and you'll need me to 
open it for you.

<Kain> 
Then do so at once.

<Woman>
In due time.  First, there is another task that must be completed.

<Kain> 
What task? 
 
<Woman> 
A nobleman of some important is visiting the Keep at this moment.  He 
must be killed.

<Kain> 
So that you may open the Ward Gate?  You think me a fool!?  Open it!

<Woman> 
He must be killed, I tell you.  He is a traitor.  He has done 
immeasurable harm to the Cabal.  I swear it.

[Camera switches to the nobleman entering the keep with a Sarafan Guard 
then back to Kain and the woman]

<Kain> 
Do I look like a common assassin? 
 
<Woman> 
The Ward Gate will not be opened until that man is dead.  I promise you.  
His name is Artemis.  You will know him by his blue cloak.  When he is 
dead, when his lying tongue has been stopped, I will open this Gate and 
not before.  Will you do it?

<Kain> 
Apparently I have no choice.

<Woman>
Go now!  Kill him, Kain.  Rip out his cruel heart.  Return when the deed 
is done.

[Kain finds and kills both Artemis and his guard then the woman opens 
the gate and leaves.  Kain continues to the top of the Sarafan Keep 
outside of Umah's prison]

<Glyph Knight>
Bodies were found downstairs.  The intruder is near.  I want you to 
patrol the courtyard.

<Sarafan Guards> 
Yes, sir!

<Glyph Knight> 
I'll guard the cell.  Move out.

[Kain kills the 3 who were guarding the cell and enters to find Umah in 
a cage, blocked by a Ward Gate]

<Umah> 
Kain, I thought no one would dare attempt to rescue me.  You are either 
brave or foolish.

<Kain> 
You will find me relentless.

[Kain walks into the Ward Gate, noticing it for the first time]

<Umah> 
There must be a Glyph nearby that powers the ward.  Find it and shut it 
down.

<Kain> 
What was it that you learned in the Industrial Quarter?  Tell me in case 
I cannot free you.

<Umah> 
Tell you now before I am freed?  What would you in my place, Kain?

<Kain> 
I would offer my rescuer a token of trust.

<Umah> 
That information is for Vorador only.

<Kain> 
Haven't I earned your confidence yet? 
 
<Umah> 
You have not rescued me yet.

<Kain> 
Very well, I will return shortly.

[Kain deactivated the Ward Gate and goes back to free Umah]

<Kain> 
You're hurt.

<Umah> 
It's nothing.  We must get to the roof!  Once I am outside these 
ensorcered walls I can use a spell to transport us back to Sanctuary.

[Both Kain and Umah leave the prison and find the Sarafan Lord waiting 
for them]

<Umah> 
[Gasps] No!

<Kain> 
At last.

<Sarafan Lord>
What living soul disturbs my order?  What creature dares shed blood of 
my servants?

[The Sarafan Lord takes out the Soul Reaver, prepared to kill Kain] 
 
<Kain>
(He had the sword- Soul Reaver.  The prize I had won a lifetime ago was 
in his foul possession.) 
 
<Sarafan Lord>
What is this? 
 
<Kain> 
You know me! 
 
<Sarafan Lord> 
No, you were utterly destroyed.  So easily your name was drowned in the 
backwaters of passing time.  All your plans were set alight and seared 
to smoke and ashes.

<Kain> 
Let those words be your epitaph! 
 
<Sarafan Lord> 
You dare dream of killing me?  That fantasy was questioned in blood long 
ago when I defeated you and yet, you have learned nothing.  Such a 
pathetic creature.  Dare you to challenge me again!?

[Kain attacks the Sarafan Lord]

<Kain> 
Die, fiend!

[Kain is knocked back by a bolt of magic from the Soul Reaver]

<Umah> 
No, Kain! 
 
<Sarafan Lord> 
Your death is fated at my hands.  How many times must I teach you that 
lesson? 
 
<Umah> 
He is too strong for you, Kain!  With the Soul Reaver he can kill us 
both.  We must flee and fight him when we are stronger.

[Umah holds Kain back]

<Kain> 
No, release me!  That demon of filth is mine! 
 
[The Sarafan Lord nears closer to both Umah and Kain, cornering them 
from any escape]

<Sarafan Lord>
I am your fate, Kain, now and forever.  However long you delay you will 
come to me for your death.

[The Sarafan Lord takes a swipe at Kain but Umah uses her magic to 
transport both of them back to Sanctuary]

<Vorador> 
Umah, alive and safe.  Kain, you have all our thanks.

<Kain> 
I can follow orders when it suits me.  We met the Sarafan Lord.

<Vorador> 
He showed himself? 
 
<Umah> 
It was only by good fortune that we escaped.  Vorador, I must speak with 
you.

<Vorador> 
You have information for us, I know.  You may speak.

<Umah> 
I was in the heart of the main factory in the Industrial Quarter.  
Before the guards discovered me I had found a huge central chamber that 
housed some kind of magic portal.  The portal looked into a place the 
likes of which I had never seen before and this portal was held open by 
a single source of magic- a stone set on a pedestal.  Vorador, I believe 
it was... the Nexus Stone.

<Vorador> 
The Nexus Stone!?  Of course! 
 
<Kain> 
What is this thing?  Explain.

<Vorador> 
The Nexus Stone is an item of great power.  It can bend time and space 
to create doorways to any locations within Nosgoth.  I know not why the 
Sarafan Lord would be using it within the Industrial Quarter but we 
could put it to great use.

<Kain> 
And why is that? 
 
<Vorador> 
One who wears the stone cannot be harmed by the Soul Reaver.

<Kain> 
And is this but a legend to be proved false at the fatal moment? 
 
<Vorador> 
Oh no!  No legend at all!  It has been proven.  The Sarafan Lord wore 
the stone when he defeated you two hundred years ago.

<Kain> 
What!? 

<Umah> 
How else could he have resisted the power of the Soul Reaver?  You were 
unable to use the sword's power and without it he was able to defeat 
you.

<Kain> 
I shall take the stone and use it to kill him but know this, when I 
recover it I will also claim ownership of it.  I trust that is 
understood? 
 
<Vorador>
Then you commit yourself to fighting the Sarafan Lord?  There can be no 
turning back.

<Kain> 
I was committed to that from the moment you revived me.  Nothing will 
turn me away.

<Vorador> 
So be it.  You must use the subway to reach the Industrial Quarter which 
lies in the Northeastern part of the city.  Find your way past the gate 
that blocks the townspeople from entering.  Perhaps we may leave that to 
your invention.  Umah.

<Umah> 
Once in the Quarter look for the main factory complex.  It is there that 
the stone is held.

<Kain> 
I will return with the Nexus Stone and the Sarafan Lord's head!

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1.7- Chapter 6: The Industrial Quarter
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

[Scene opens with Kain at the Industrial Quarter entrance, eluding 
guards and sneaking into a side-entrance by the main gate]

<Kain> 
(I left the relative safety of Sanctuary and ventured once more into the 
night.  The Industrial Quarter of Meridian was, I discovered, a heavily 
guarded fortress.  Rather than assault it directly, I stole into the 
workers' commons and began my quest for the Nexus Stone.)

[Kain proceeds to the top of the main gate looking into the central 
courtyard]

<Vorador> 
[Using the Whisper] Were you followed? 
 
<Kain> 
[Laughs] These humans never look twice in my direction.  Little do they 
realize their future lord walks among them.  Now tell me of this place.

<Vorador> 
Umah tells me the Nexus Stone will be found in the main factory beyond 
the dam.  There will be a gondola to take you there.  If this is 
deactivated you must look below for the Glyph to report it, but be 
careful of the guards.

<Kain> 
Have you any further wisdom to dispense? 
 
<Vorador> 
I sense the presence of another vampire close by.  He may be watching 
you.  I will Whisper you again when it is needed.

<Kain> 
(Once again, I began to feel the obligations of power.  To deal justice 
fairly to all.  One day my people would know me again for their lord but 
the vampires who were traitors to their kind would know me first of 
all.)

[Kain makes his way to a building that serves as the entrance to the 
gondola; however, he cannot find a way in]

<Guard 1> 
Ever seen anything like that?

[Both guards look at an explosive with a lever on it stacked in the 
corner of the building]

<Guard 2> 
Don't touch it!  I heard it's magical and dangerous! 
 
<Guard 1>
Aw they say that about everything and the workers move them all the day!  
Come on.  It won't do any harm to...

[Guard 1 pulls the lever and the building explodes, leaving a huge hole 
in one side, allowing Kain to access the gondola and move on to find a 
Glyph Guard approach the vampire he saw earlier]

<Glyph Guard> 
Sire!  A body!  We found a body, sire!

<Sebastian> 
It won't be the last.  He is here.  I sense the taint of his overblown 
arrogance.  Double the guards in the power chamber.  He must not be 
allowed to approach the Nexus Stone.

<Glyph Guard> 
Who is it, sire?

<Sebastian> 
An old friend who will learn his place in the world, at last.  If you 
see or hear anything out of the ordinary report it to me at once!

[Kain follows Sebastian into the power chamber that holds the Nexus 
Stone]

<Sebastian> 
Behold the great Kain- now a common thief!

<Kain> 
(The fiend that dogged my shadow showed himself at last and, in the 
light, I knew him.  Another visage from my past.)  Sebastian!  It is you 
who have been following me! 
 
<Sebastian> 
And how long it took you to discover it.  My master sent me to prevent 
your meddling further and now you must die.

<Kain> 
Your master knows his days are numbered.  I might have spared your life 
by asking that you join me but I learned that lesson two hundred years 
ago.  You arranged the ambush that destroyed my army.  You sold yourself 
to our enemy! 
 
<Sebastian>
I dealt the blow that cost you the war.  Glorious, was it not?  So many 
killed so quickly and all my doing.

<Kain> 
I never learned why. 
 
<Sebastian> 
Did you think I would serve while you ruled Nosgoth!?  You, and not I!?  
The Sarafan Lord knows how to value me.  I am to rule by his side and 
achieve what you never could.

[A worker in the control room sees Kain and activates a lever to release 
steam into the room]

<Kain> 
You fool!  You think that butcher will permit you to live on moment 
longer than he has need of you?  I will save you from your 
disappointment, Sebastian, and kill you now.

<Sebastian> 
I have waited two hundred years for the pleasure of killing you with my 
own hands.  While you have been sleeping my powers have been increasing.  
You haven't the smallest chance of defeating me.

[Sebastian gets knocked around some by Kain]

<Sebastian> 
Raise the dais! 
 
[The worker inside the control room does as he is told and Sebastian 
jumps on it, looking at the Nexus Stone]

<Sebastian> 
I will destroy this precious jewel!

[Kain jumps up on the dais and knocks Sebastian back to the ground 
before he destroys the Nexus Stone.  He then greatly damages Sebastian 
by making the worker fill the room with steam]

<Kain> 
Tell me of the Nexus Stone and this portal.  What is it's purpose here?  
Speak and I will spare your life! 
 
<Sebastian> 
Come, Kain, you lie in your throat and we both know it.  You are going 
to kill me.

<Kain> 
Indulge me, then, before you die.

<Sebastian> 
I'll tell you so that I may see your face when you learn you are 
powerless.  You cannot win!  Your death is inevitable.  The Nexus 
Stone's portal leads to an ancient device deep underground that will 
spell your destruction, Kain.  A new reign will begin in Nosgoth.

<Kain> 
What is the purpose of this device?  How will it serve the Sarafan Lord? 
 
<Sebastian> 
[Gasping] Alas he has not entrusted me with that knowledge but soon 
everyone will know it.  His plans are, even now, coming into fruition.

<Kain> 
Where is the device?  Where!?  Under the earth? 
 
<Sebastian> 
It lies beneath Meridian.  Seek for it you will.  I die happy in the 
knowledge that all your efforts will be wasted.

<Kain> 
Oh, Sebastian, our destiny could have been glorious.  The land was ours 
for the taking.  History would have been rewritten in our image.  But 
not everyone shared my vision and now your time is up.  Your death will 
only make me stronger.  I hope that knowledge comforts you in your 
grave.

[Kain absorbs Sebastian's ability to go berserk and takes the Nexus 
Stone, inserting it into his armor.  The machine that housed the Nexus 
Stone begins to crumble and the entire room explodes shortly after Kain 
manages to escape.  He wakes up back at Sanctuary]

<Umah> 
You are welcome back.  How do you feel? 
 
<Kain> 
A little better than dead.  How did I come here? 
 
<Vorador> 
You are fortunate.  One of our vampires saw you thrown from the roof of 
the factory as it was destroyed.  He carried you here.  The Sarafan were 
too occupied to notice you.  Ah... I see that you have the Nexus Stone.

<Kain> 
And I see you were courteous enough not to relieve me of it while I lay 
unconscious.  I met another old friend- a vampire guarding it.  Before I 
killed him he told me something unsettling.  He spoke of an ancient 
device underground that will bring about victory for the Sarafan Lord.  
What do you know of this, Vorador? 
 
<Vorador> 
I have heard tell of strange discoveries deep underground.  Ancient 
legends speak of huge machines deep in the earth left by the gods in 
eons past and I know of one who can tell us the truth in this matter.  
She is a seer.  A being said to be older even than I.  We are fortunate 
in that she owes me a favor.  Go to her, Kain, and learn what she knows.

<Kain> 
Go to her?  This city is a walled fortress!  How do you propose I get 
out? 
 
<Vorador> 
There is a secret way out of the city.  I will show it to you.  You may 
follow a canyon that leads to her abode.  The way will not be easy.  
Strange beasts roam outside the city preying on travelers.  The people 
call them demons.
 
<Kain> 
I believe I've met one of these already.  I hope your Seer's knowledge 
is worth the risk.

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1.8- Chapter 7: The Canyons
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

[Scene opens with Kain at the last checkpoint of the city, watching a 
trader stopping at the request of a Sarafan Knight]

<Sarafan Knight> 
Name and business.

<Trader> 
What's this?  By thunder every week I depart by this gate.

<Sarafan Knight> 
Name and business.

<Trader> 
Turo bringing supplies to the garrison beyond the abode of the witch.  
Here is my toll.

<Sarafan Knight> 
The bridge has fallen.

<Trader> 
Again!?  And they've not repaired it? 

[Camera switches to the broken bridge and then back to the Trader and 
Sarafan Knight]
 
<Sarafan Knight> 
There's more important matters afoot.  A company's being sent out.

<Trader> 
The smugglers are to be destroyed at last? 
 
<Sarafan Knight> 
Smugglers?  There's worse than that infesting the roads but now the 
culprits will be dealt with.

<Trader>
At long last.  Why pay such high tolls if they won't keep the roads 
open.  That's what I say.

<Sarafan Knight> 
Hold your tongue!  You may not keep it long.  Open the gates, there!

[The gates open and Kain follows the path until he finds another Sarafan 
Knight.  He seems to be looking for someone, but not Kain]

<Sarafan Knight> 
Whatsoever you be show yourself!

[A Lesser Demon is seen in the background approaching the Sarafan 
Knight]

<Sarafan Knight> 
You found the others...

[The Lesser Demon attacks and kills the Sarafan Knight.  Kain kills the 
monster and proceeds to a workers area where a worker is on the ground, 
injured]

<Worker> 
I told em!  She cursed them, I told em!  The old witch.  Her minions 
will come and slay us all, I told em!

[Kain kills the worker and proceeds to the small house of the Seer.  He 
enters and approaches the Seer, seemingly unaware of his entry]

<Seer> 
Be gone, dark one, I did not send for you.

<Kain> 
And yet here I am.

<Seer> 
So I see.  Kain, the Disruptor, the pebble in the pond who destroys all 
he touches.

<Kain> 
You know me, woman? 
 
<Seer> 
Better than you know yourself.

<Kain> 
And do you know why I'm here? 
 
<Seer> 
Perhaps...

<Kain> 
I seek information and I must have it.  What can you tell me of the 
Device? 
 
<Seer> 
The Device?  You're playing a dangerous game.  Return to your night 
hunting, vampire.  Enjoy what time remains to you, short though it is.

<Kain>
I desire far more than blood.  Where is the Device?  I will not go 
without an answer.

<Seer> 
Do you so enjoy being Vorador's lapdog? 
 
<Kain> 
I am no man's dog, witch!

<Seer> 
No, I see that now.  I sense your conviction.  I shall help you.  If 
Nosgoth is ever to be healed the Device must be destroyed and you, of 
all men, could be the one to do it.  Know this- the Device has laid 
dormant beneath Meridian for time beyond time.  But now the Sarafan Lord 
has empowered the machine to unleash it's destruction upon the land.  
The entrance to the device lies in the heart of the city itself under 
the very noses of the aristocracy.  You will know the building by this 
symbol-

[An image of a circle with a cross appears next to the Seer]

<Seer> 
You will see this more than once but the first one will show you the 
entrance to the Device.  No human can operate it but a vampire could.

<Kain> 
What must I do? 
 
[The Seer holds out her hands to Kain]

<Seer>
Come here.  Drink!  Drink my blood!  Now!

[Kain quickly backs away, confused]

<Kain> 
What manner of creature are you!?  You are like no vampire that I have 
seen.

<Seer> 
Who I am, what I am, is of no concern to you.  Time presses-

[She is interrupted by the impact of the Soul Reaver's magic hitting the 
house]

<Seer> 
He is here!  Do as I tell you.  If you are to destroy the Device and 
save Nosgoth you must drink!

[Kain begins to drink from The Seer's wrist]

<Seer> 
Good.  Yes.  Drink, my dark prince.  Feel my powers coursing through 
your veins.

[Kain stops and looks at the Seer]

<Seer> 
You can manipulate objects already by sheer will alone but, as you were 
taught, you can only use this ability at close range.  By drinking my 
blood you will be granted the gift of Telekinesis.  You will be able to 
manipulate objects at a great distance and you will be able to activate 
this symbol-

[The circle with a cross appears again next to the Seer]

<Seer> 
-and enter the Device.

[Camera switches to outside where the Sarafan Lord stands with several 
archers and Sarafan Knights]

<Sarafan Lord> 
Bathe them in fire!  Let them learn as they writhe in the flames and 
their bones dissolve the futility of their actions.  The vampire and all 
of his kind shall be razed from the land.  

[The Sarafan Lord fires another bolt of energy from the Soul Reaver at 
the burning house]

<Sarafan Lord> 
This world will be made pure by my hand.  I will give you the peace you 
seek, Kain.  Your death beckons you!

[Camera switches back inside to Kain and the Seer]

<Seer> 
He has found you.  Your destiny draws even closer.  I will transport you 
to the Device.  From there use your newfound ability to gain entrance.

<Kain> 
What of you, Seer?  Escape with me!  I am in need of allies.

<Seer> 
Am I your ally?  My fate lies along a different path.  Goodbye, Kain.

[Kain vanishes and the Seer's house continues to burn.  Camera shows a 
rocking chair on the porch, rocking back and forth as the house burns.  
Camera switches to Kain at a great wall with the symbol the Seer showed 
him.  He activates it and finds the path into the Device]

<Kain> 
(Strange how one's life casts a shadow far beyond one's own 
understanding.  Here, in this alien vault, I discovered a being whose 
existence was intertwined with mine far more than I could ever imagine.) 
 
[Kain sees a beast in the center of the room, apparently very weak, with 
a machine attached to his back]

<Beast> 
Who disturbs me?  Not one of my captors.  Kain!?

<Kain> 
You know me, monster?  My memory, at present, has it's flaws but I 
should certainly remember such as you.

<Beast> 
We have not met.  I know of you, of course.  That you can return from 
the dead gives hope to us all.

<Kain> 
I seek an ancient device of great power.  I am prepared to kill any who 
stand in my way.

<Beast> 
Have no fear of me.  I am enslaved by the fiends that built this 
monstrosity to feed this machine with my life.

<Kain> 
Then, perhaps, we have an interest in common.  I'm here to destroy the 
Device.

<Beast> 
Yes!  Yes, I can help you then.  That which you seek is too great for 
you to destroy alone.  It descends far underground.  It rivals a city in 
it's size.  To destroy the Device you must seek out the being that built 
it.

<Kain> 
The Sarafan Lord? 
 
<Beast> 
No.  No, it is older.  Far older.  Those who dwelled in Nosgoth eons ago 
left some structures in their passing.  The Device is one.  The Sarafan 
Lord discovered how to use it.  Only the "Builder" can make it stop.

<Kain>
You mean to tell me that this being still lives!?  It's Impossible!

<Beast> 
He is.  Listen to me.  There is a place of Nosgoth far to the North 
where time means nothing.  Where hours and years are frozen for 
eternity-  the Eternal Prison.  The wretches imprisoned there, paying 
for their crimes for eternity.  The Builder is there.

<Kain> 
The Eternal Prison?  I have heard of such a place.  I didn't realize it 
was so close to Meridian.  How do I reach it? 
 
<Beast> 
There is a tunnel leading out of the city through this room.  It will 
take you to the prison.

[A door opens near Kain, revealing the tunnel]

<Kain> 
And if this Builder refuses my help? 
 
<Beast> 
Tell him you wish to destroy the Device.  Believe me he will aid you.

<Kain>
I hope, for your sake, that what you have told me is true

<Beast> 
[Laughing] You may believe me.  Destroying the Device will free me, at 
last.  I will be in your debt, Kain. 

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1.9- Chapter 8: The Eternal Prison
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

[Scene opens with Kain entering the Eternal Prison and a Prison Guardian 
appears out of nowhere]

<Prison Guardian> 
You there, I don't know you!  Are you a guest?  A visitor?  An intruder?  
We do not permit guests to disturb our routine.  We are involved in 
important work here and nothing... nothing must be allowed to interfere! 
 
[Camera switches to the lost souls that roam endlessly throughout the 
Eternal Prison.  It focuses on some torture devices then switches back 
to Kain and the Prison Guardian]

<Prison Guardian> 
This is a place where those who have transgressed the laws of the gods 
and man, and so created a dangerous imbalance within themselves, 
contemplate the wrong that they have done through peaceful, 
uninterrupted meditations until they have regained the balance of their 
true, perfect inner nature.  This process must not be interrupted, for 
any reason, until a spiritual transformation has been achieved... 
however long that may take.  Thus- no guests, no visitors, are allowed 
and intruders... we know how to deal with!  Go now!

[The Prison Guardian vanishes and Kain continues into the prison, only 
to be stopped a moment later by another Prison Guardian in a large room 
with some sort of time device in the center]

<Prison Guardian> 
You there, I see you have not found your way out.  I suggest you do so.  
Your presence may disrupt the progress some are making toward fulfilling 
the inner balance of their perfect nature and that cannot be allowed!  
Heed my warning and depart at once!

[A second Prison Guardian appears and flips a switch at the time device.  
Kain is teleported into another part of the prison and he continues to a 
bridge only to find another Prison Guardian]

<Prison Guardian> 
You!  Have I not told you that you do not belong in this place?  Have I 
not told you to go!?  But you have not heeded my warnings.  Now I will 
explain my meaning in a manner you are sure to understand!

[The Prison Guardian rushes Kain but is quickly defeated.  Kain then 
continues further into the prison where he sees a Prisoner run into the 
room]

<Prisoner> 
Help me!  Let me out of here!  I didn't do nothing!  You can't let him 
get me!  Help me!  Help me!

[A disfigured vampire, carrying a large machine that produces fire, 
breaks through a barrier and enters the room]

<Magnus> 
It must be blanched!  It must be poached!  It must be fresh!  Where is 
my meat!?  Sopping with blood and running with gore!  Here... there!

[Two Prison Guardians appear between Magnus and the Prisoner]

<Prison Guardian 1>
Stop that!  You know you're not allowed down here!

<Prison Guardian 2> 
Get back!

<Magnus> 
Give me meat!  1400 ounces every day and it will be fresh and on two 
legs- or in this case... four!

[Magnus leaps on the first Prison Guardian and kills him, as well as the 
second Prison Guardian.  The Prisoner creeps against a glass wall, 
separating Magnus and Kain]

<Magnus> 
No... No I've had my allotment.  1400 ounces and 20 stone.  You may go.

[Magnus picks up and throws the Prisoner through the glass, killing him 
and opening a path for Magnus to pursue Kain.  Kain runs into a room 
where he uses his Telekinesis ability to raise a platform just as Magnus 
jumps, making him fall into a pool of swirling water below.  Kain 
continues through the prison and keeps running into Magnus, every time 
submerging him in water.  Soon he finds the cell that houses the 
Builder]

<Kain> 
Prisoner, I require information.

<Builder> 
You are not a jailer.  I beg you, release me! 
 
<Kain> 
First, you must answer me.  I seek a prisoner in this place- a Builder.  
He created a large Device that lies below the city of Meridian.

<Builder> 
Seek no further- I am he.

<Kain> 
How fortunate.  I intend to destroy this Device.  I was told only you 
can tell me how.

<Builder> 
I can, indeed, help you.  But in return I need an end to my suffering! 
 
<Kain> 
Tell me of the Device and I will grant you any request within my power.

<Builder> 
Yes... Yes, the Device.  The Device was built as a weapon eons ago when 
two races warred with each other for the dominance of Nosgoth.  It 
houses an ancient creature whose very mind is capable of killing any 
living thing with but a thought!  The Device was made to channel the 
mental energy of this creature and direct it into Nosgoth.  It would 
attune the creature's mind to kill all living creatures except for my 
race.  Before it could be completed, however, I was imprisoned here and 
the rest of my race was banished to another, far more terrible realm.

<Kain> 
So this Device was never finished and yet the creature still lives 
within it? 
 
<Builder> 
It was dubbed the "Mass".  It is eternal and deadly yet harmless without 
a channel for it's mind.  But we never completed the weapon.  We needed 
a way to send it's energy out of the Device and into the land itself.  
We needed a conduit throughout the cities- a network if you will.  Once 
this network was created the Device would channel the mental energy of 
the Mass and send death upon our enemies!

<Kain> 
You say a network... Placed like a web throughout the city? 
 
<Builder> 
We never completed the network.  We never used the Device! 
 
<Kain>
But the Sarafan Lord will.  The Glyphs!  He is using the Glyphs to 
channel the Mass to wipe out the city- humans and vampires alike.  That 
must be his plan! 
 
<Builder> 
If this is indeed true you must act quickly.  It will be too large a 
task to destroy the Device itself.  You must kill the Mass itself.

<Kain> 
You said this creature was eternal.

<Builder> 
It has a simple weakness- blood is like poison to it's system.  And not 
any blood, but the pure blood from the elder races- my blood.  My blood 
will poison and kill the creature!  Drink from me, vampire, and use my 
life's blood to kill that which I created out of arrogance and pride.  
Kill me so that the Mass will die and the Device will be destroyed.

<Kain> 
You have suffered here an eternity, poor wretch.  I will grant you 
release from your prison and I will carry your blood in my veins.  I 
will bring the Sarafan Lord's plans tumbling before him!

[Kain proceeds to drink the Builder's blood, consequently killing him.  
He then operates another time device, which destroys much of the prison, 
including the devices throughout it.  He is then teleported to two 
Prison Guardians]

<Prison Guardian 1> 
You have ruined everything! 
 
<Prison Guardian 2> 
Now these lives can never be redeemed!  Our great experiment... for 
nothing!  For nothing! 
 
[Both guardians attack Kain but are killed, like all the rest.  Kain 
then encounters Magnus again and greatly injures him by causing a giant 
statue of Moebius, the Timestreamer, to fall on him]

<Magnus> 
The fog lifts.  Sire!  Wait! 
 
<Kain> 
What trickery is this? 
 
<Magnus> 
No trickery, sire!  I am your servant, once again- your champion.

<Kain> 
Pathetic wretch, I have no- Magnus!?  Could it be!? 
 
<Magnus> 
It is I, sire.

<Kain> 
How is this possible?  (Here in this cursed place was my finest warrior.  
The Sarafan had fallen before him by the score.  Together he and I were 
invincible until...)  Magnus the traitor.  Is this your reward for 
betraying me to the Sarafan Lord? 
 
<Magnus> 
Sire, I did not.

<Kain> 
You left my camp in the night to join with my enemy like all the others! 
 
<Magnus> 
Sire, no.  I wanted only to serve you.  I thought, in my pride, I would 
strike a blow that would end the war.  I went to kill the Sarafan Lord 
alone... I was your champion.

<Kain> 
You never returned.

<Magnus> 
I failed you.  I tried to kill him.  Even now I cannot remember how he 
defeated me.  I was struck down, helpless as his feet, and then through 
his foul magic he took my mind and transported me here to this hellhole.  
But what of you, sire?  I heard that you were dead! 
 
<Kain> 
Not so dead as some would like to have me.  As you see I have returned.  
Magnus, my champion, you have suffered long enough.  It is with pride 
that I grant you your death.

<Magnus> 
Sire... My thanks.

[Magnus is killed by Kain and he absorbs the ability of Immolation]

<Kain> 
Go my friend.  Be free as the rest of us, living or dead, can never be.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1.10- Chapter 9: The Device
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

[Scene opens with Kain entering the first room of the Device where the 
Beast is still trapped]

<Beast> 
I sense a change in you... You've found the Builder.

<Kain> 
You are perceptive.  He gave me his blood as a gift.  I gave him, in 
return, the gift he most wanted- death.

<Beast> 
You are ready to descend into the Device.  Time grows short.  My life is 
drawn from me.  The Device is alive.  You must destroy it.

<Kain> 
What can you tell me of the creature within? 
 
<Beast> 
The slaves speak of it as the Mass.  It has great power yet it is just 
an animal.  The blood in your veins will kill it.

<Kain> 
How do I enter the Device?

[A door near the Beat opens]

<Beast> 
This passage will lead you there.

<Kain> 
I will return when the Device is destroyed.

[Kain starts toward the newly-opened door]

<Beast> 
Wait!  You must know your true enemies- my captors.  They are not of 
this world.  They control the Glyph magic by which Meridian is enslaved.  
They pull the strings of the Sarafan while in the disguise of the Glyph 
Wrights.  They are called the Hylden and their leader is, of course-

<Kain> 
The Sarafan Lord! 
 
<Beast> 
They are powerful creatures, Kain.  You will encounter them below.  
Beware their magic.  Now find the Mass!  Destroy the Device! 
 
<Kain> 
You may toast my victory at day's end.  Until then.

[Kain goes down the passage and watches a Glyph Wright suddenly 
transform into it's true Hylden body.  He proceeds far down into the 
depths of the Device and finds the Mass- a disgusting gigantic creature 
with tentacles feeding it energy]

<Kain>
(At last I had found it.  The foul Mass hidden within the bowels of the 
Device.  Here was the Sarafan Lord's ultimate weapon- his trump card to 
be played against human and vampire alike.  But I had my own weapon.  I 
could feel the Builder's blood course coldly through my veins.  If I 
could use it to poison this creature the Sarafan Lord's plans would be 
ruined.) 
 
[Kain rides an elevator to an opening in the Mass where he slits his 
wrist to drop the Builder's blood into it.  The Mass lets out a 
shattering sound of agony as it begins to die.  Quickly Kain rides the 
elevator back to the first room that held the Beast.  There he finds the 
Beast has changed into a blue vampire with wings]

<Janos Audron> 
You do not know me for the poor, oppressed beast that crouched here 
before?  Behold I am restored!

<Kain> 
What are you?

<Janos Audron> 
Not what, Kain, but who.  My visage is unknown to you but my name is 
not.  Have you heard the story of the oldest vampire? 
 
<Kain> 
(Janos Audron- the legendary vampire of ancient days.  How was this 
transformation possible?)  But... Janos is dead!  His heart torn from 
his body.

<Janos Audron> 
Not dead but imprisoned in this place.  My blood was needed to power the 
Device and feed the Mass within.  Starved of blood and sapped of life, I 
devolved into that horrible creature.  The moment you poisoned the Mass 
I felt my strength return!  That which is divine cannot be wholly 
suppressed.

<Kain> 
Divine!?  Your imprisonment has damaged your mind, Janos.  The curse of 
vampirism is no mark of divinity.

<Janos Audron> 
Ah you must delve further back into history, Kain, to know the truth of 
our heritage.  Long ago and before I first walked the Earth, vampires 
were godlike and our kind ruled the land.  But we were opposed by 
another race similar to ours in power but different in method and 
intention.  The wars between us flamed for a thousand years, but we 
prevailed at last and we banished our enemies from the face of the Earth 
by powerful magic sealing them into another plane of existence.

<Kain> 
What has this history lesson to do with my task at hand? 
 
<Janos Audron>
Patience, Kain.  The race that fought the vampires was the Hylden.  The 
very Hylden that you have just encountered!  They control the Sarafan.  
They are striving to wipe out the vampires, enslave the humans and 
reclaim all of Nosgoth as their own.  They are the evil that plague us 
once again- authors of the demons and the Device and all else that 
threatens the land!  They have returned to enact a terrible revenge.

<Kain> 
I thought you said that they were banished.

[The room shakes a little as the Device continues to crumble below]

<Janos Audron> 
They were, Kain, but several centuries ago one of the Hylden was able to 
return to our world.  He then used his magic to draw other Hylden 
through but had not the power to begin a full invasion.  He required an 
army here and humans to drain of energy.  He learned of a legendary 
order whose purpose was to purge the world of vampires long ago.  He 
revived this order and the Sarafan were born again.

<Kain> 
The Sarafan Lord.  It was he that broke through!  But how!?

<Janos Audron> 
Ah now we come to your part in this story.  When you chose to destroy 
the Pillar of Balance you caused a rift throughout the world, sufficient 
to breach through the dimensions.

<Kain> 
(Was it I, then, who had engendered this war?  No!  I had been set step 
by step upon the path that lead to this outcome.  Hadn't this all been a 
Hylden plot from the beginning?  My mind reeled at the implications.) 

<Janos Audron> 
It was in this way that the Sarafan Lord was able to enter the world- by 
building a magical gate.  This is the Hylden Gate.  Close this gate, 
Kain, and all the Hylden within Nosgoth will perish.

<Kain> 
The gate sustains their existence? 
 
<Janos Audron> 
Precisely!  It is their umbilical cord to the other world.  When it is 
closed they cannot dwell in our world.

<Kain> 
And so all the Hylden will die and the Sarafan Lord, as one of them, 
dies as well.  I see.

<Janos Audron> 
Close the gate and kill the Sarafan Lord, Kain.  Close the gate and shut 
the Hylden from the world once again.

<Kain> 
And how is this to be done? 
 
<Janos Audron> 
Let us go to Sanctuary.  Vorador must be informed of all that has 
occurred and a plan can be drawn to finish this... once and for all.

[Both Janos Audron and Kain teleport away and the camera switches to 
Sanctuary before they arrive]

<Umah>
You should have sent me with him! 
 
<Vorador> 
You were wounded.

<Umah> 
There is no way to know where Kain has gone or what he is doing.  Even 
you haven't been able to contact him.

[Kain and Janos Audron appear before the vampires of the Cabal]

<Vorador> 
What's this!?  No!  Wait!  Do I dare believe my senses?  Janos!?  My 
sire!  They killed you!

<Janos Audron> 
No, far worse... but that is a story for another time.

<Kain> 
But there will be no time for any of us.  Vorador, we need your counsel.

<Umah> 
We were wondering where you were.

<Kain> 
I've been doing what I said I would do.

<Vorador> 
Kain, the Device? 
 
<Kain> 
I have destroyed it but we are now faced with a peril even greater than 
before.

<Vorador> 
How is this? 
 
<Janos Audron> 
The ancient history I will convey to you in a better hour, should any of 
us be so fortunate as to reach such a time.  For this moment you must 
believe me when I tell you your enemy, our great enemy, the Sarafan 
Lord, is one of a people that come from another world.  His plan, beyond 
all others, is to bring this enemy race back into this world from which 
my kind, in another age, once banished them.  He must be prevented or 
all our kind will perish! 
 
<Vorador> 
Sire, what must we do? 

<Janos Audron>
He has created a base in this world- the Hylden City across the sea.  
There he has opened a gate to bring his kind into our world.  My plan 
was to teleport us to the Hylden City and launch a final assault on the 
Sarafan Lord but now I find there is some kind of shield of magic that 
prevents me.  If we are to fight them that shield must be destroyed! 
 
<Kain> 
Vorador, where is the Hylden City?  Have any of your spies brought you 
this knowledge? 
 
<Vorador> 
Umah, what do you know of this? 
 
<Umah> 
There has been, in the past months, enormous activity at the wharves.  
Warships and freighters loading and unloading in great secrecy.  Our 
people, who have infiltrated the area and returned alive, have told me 
that the ships all seem to take the same course out of the harbor... but 
we do not know their destination.

<Janos Audron> 
It must be the Hylden City.  Why else would there be such interest at 
this time?  You must take a ship to the city at once!  There you must 
find and deactivate the shield so whatever forces we can bring may come 
to your aid and close the gate for all time.

<Kain> 
Have someone show me to the wharves.  I'll make my way aboard one of 
those ships that's about to sail.  When I have deactivated the shield 
I'll contact you.

<Umah> 
I'm going with him.

<Vorador> 
But I will need you here.

<Umah> 
Sire, I know the wharves and where one may fail alone, two may succeed.

<Kain> 
I have no need of a guard at my back.  You will find me perfectly 
competent for this task, I assure you.

<Umah> 
It is a chance we cannot afford to take, not when all we have fought for 
is at stake.

<Janos Audron> 
There is more at stake than you can imagine.  Take help where it is 
offered, Kain.

<Vorador> 
It is settled.  I will prepare our forces for the final attack.  Go 
well, my child.

<Janos Audron> 
Go well, both of you.

<Kain> 
("Take help where it is offered."  Yet I've always found that help 
offered when not needed is usually no help at all.) 

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1.11- Chapter 10: The Wharves
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

[Scene opens with Kain and Umah at the entrance to the Wharves]

<Umah> 
Vorador has said we must seek out a wary galley.  We should search the 
southern docks.

<Kain> 
What about the defenses here? 
 
<Umah> 
It is the heaviest of all the Sarafan outposts.  They control all trade 
and all travel to and from Meridian.

<Kain>
The Sarafan are nothing compared to what I have faced and destroyed.

<Umah> 
Don't be so arrogant.  Their finest warriors will be waiting within.  
The Glyph Knights are deadly.

<Kain> 
We shall see.

<Umah> 
Tell me one thing, Kain, before we go in.  If you do kill the Sarafan 
Lord and recover the Soul Reaver, what then? 
 
<Kain> 
You know the answer to that.

<Umah> 
Tell me.

<Kain> 
Then Meridian and all Nosgoth will become mine.

[Kain clenches his fist in a sign of dominance]

<Umah> 
And the vampire resistance? 
 
<Kain> 
Well, you may do whatever you wish, of course.

<Umah> 
Of course...

[Umah suddenly grabs the Nexus Stone and places it on herself]

<Kain> 
What!?

<Umah> 
Do you take me for a fool!? 
 
<Kain>
You dare-

<Umah> 
Vorador has told me all your stories, Kain.  He said that you would stop 
at nothing to achieve your great ambition- absolute power!  And when you 
control Nosgoth are we to believe that you would let us vampires live 
and do what we wish?  We are the only ones who could stand in your way.  
No!  You will have to hunt us down and kill us and how is that different 
from the rule of the Sarafan Lord? 
 
<Kain>
I will not defend or explain my actions to you, Umah!  No one, not even 
you, will stand in my way!

<Umah> 
I thank you, Kain, for giving us this chance to defeat the Hylden for 
all time but you have done enough.  I shall be the one to find and kill 
the Sarafan Lord and Nosgoth shall belong to the vampires once again.

<Kain> 
You fool!  You have not the smallest chance of surviving such a battle!  
Now give me the Nexus Stone or I shall pry it from your thieving fingers 
as you convulse in death!

<Umah> 
Now the beast shows his true nature and so quickly too.  I wish it had 
been otherwise for us, Kain.

[Kain leaps at Umah just as she teleports to safety.  Kain continues 
through the Wharves until he reaches a closed gate]

<Gatekeeper> 
No one's allowed through here without the password.  The fog's come in 
and no ships will be sailing until they turn the lighthouses on.

[Kain continues towards a market area where two traders are talking]

<Trader 1> 
They won't let me down to the docks.  They say it's because of the fog 
but I need to get to my boat! 
 
<Trader 2> 
Just give them the password "North Star."  He'll let you through.

<Trader 1> 
Thanks, mate.  I owe you one.

[With this knowledge Kain returns to the Gatekeeper]

<Gatekeeper> 
You again.  Password? 
 
<Kain> 
North Star.

<Gatekeeper> 
Good enough.

[The gate is raised and Kain continues until he sees a Peasant blocking 
a door]

<Peasant> 
Keep your distance!

<Kain> 
Never fear.

<Peasant> 
Are you Kain?  They sent me to help you.  You must reposition the 
lighthouse so that the Sarafan supply ship will dock and the drawbridge 
will lower.

[Kain does this and finds Umah, wounded by a battle with the Sarafan 
Knights.  Kain kills the last Sarafan Knight and turns to Umah] 
 
<Kain> 
We meet again, Umah.

<Umah> 
Kain.

<Kain> 
Yes.  Kain.  I thought you were to bring the Sarafan Lord to his knees.

<Umah> 
I thought-

[Umah falls to her knees from fatigue]

<Kain> 
I know.

[Kain kneels down and supports her head]

<Umah> 
It seems I was wrong.  I could not carry the fight alone.

<Kain> 
You were brave to try.

<Umah> 
Kain, I'm dying.
 
<Kain> 
Yes, you are.

<Umah>
I need your blood.  Please!  You can save me!

[Kain ignores her plea and reclaims the Nexus Stone]

<Kain> 
I know.  Tell me, child, do you see me ruling Nosgoth? 
 
<Umah> 
Yes.  Yes, I see it now.

<Kain> 
And do you believe that Nosgoth rightly belongs to me? 
 
<Umah> 
I do!  I believe it, Kain!  Please! 
 
<Kain>
Then you may die knowing the truth.

[Kain slashes Umah's throat- a fatal blow]

<Umah> 
No! 
 
<Kain> 
You should never have betrayed me.  You could have been my queen.

<Umah> 
Kain...

<Kain> 
Now you have left me alone.

[Kain continues to the war galley where a Hylden Pet is held in a cage]

<Vorador> 
[Using the Whisper]  Kain, you must unleash the demon out of it's cage 
then use the empty cage to smuggle yourself onto the ship.  Kain, be 
careful.

[Kain does as Vorador says and is transported to the Hylden City]

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1.12- Chapter 11: The Hylden City
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

[Scene opens with the war galley plowing into the dock of the Hylden 
City and Kain jumps down to the entrance as the Sarafan Lord appears]

<Kain> 
The charlatan emperor rears his head.

<Sarafan Lord> 
You are far from home, dark one.

<Kain> 
Spare me your speeches, demon!  Your secrets are known to me now.  Your 
plans crumble like dust brought down by my will.

<Sarafan Lord> 
You have struggled longer than expected but nothing is changed.  You see 
before you your death.

<Kain> 
Know you not that your vaunted Device is destroyed?  Your hope of 
controlling Nosgoth lies in ruins.  This world is mine! 
 
<Sarafan Lord> 
You understand nothing!  You are a degenerate remnant of a cursed race, 
doomed to walk the night as a parasite!  Your life is as easily snuffed 
out as those you feed on to survive!  My race is but a warped parody of 
our former beauty.  We are like you- fallen gods scratching for our 
former power.  But we will prevail!  We will cleanse this world of your 
kind and bring about a new glorious age!

[The Sarafan Lord strikes at Kain with the Soul Reaver but it is 
repelled back]

<Sarafan Lord> 
Die, Kain!  [Gasps]  The Nexus Stone!

<Kain> 
[Laughing]  Fitting, isn't it?  The very item you used to defeat me now 
turned against you.  You're finished! 
 
<Sarafan Lord> 
It matters not!  The gate remains open and, even as we speak, my army, 
the likes of which this soft world has never seen, prepares to enter.  
Nosgoth is still mine for the taking!

[The Sarafan Lord teleports away and Kain enters the city to see a Male 
and Female Slave by a fire talking to each other]

<Male Slave> 
It's not that simple! 
 
<Female Slave> 
Why not?  If we stay here we will die!  That's certain.

<Male Slave> 
And where will we go? 
 
<Female Slave> 
We can slip aboard one of those vessels.  They bring people every time.  
They must come from where there are others of our kind.

<Male Slave> 
What if we're caught? 
 
<Female Slave> 
If we stay we die.  How is that different? 
 
<Male Slave>
The place the ships go to is worse.

[Kain reveals himself to the slaves and they back away, slightly]

<Male Slave> 
Huh?  What was that? 
 
<Female Slave> 
He is the one.  He must be!  Look at him!  He is the one who is working 
against them! 
 
<Male Slave>
Sir, is it true?  Are you the vampire who's been making war on the 
demons? 
 
<Kain> 
I am Kain.  Do you know this place well? 
 
<Female Slave> 
We do, my lord. 
 
<Kain> 
I must find the mechanism these creatures use to hide their presence in 
this city.

<Female Slave> 
He can show you.  [Looking toward the Male Slave]  Go on! 
 
<Male Slave> 
It is there, my lord.

[Camera switches to a large building with a ruined bridge]

<Male Slave> 
That building.  I've heard them talking.  The device you seek is within.

<Kain>
I thank you.  Now tell me, what is that? 
 
[Camera switches to a flying transport that enters the center building]

<Male Slave> 
That is the only way to get within.  The doors to the building no longer 
function.

<Female Slave>
Liek so much of this place.

<Kain> 
And that one there? 
 
[Camera switches to another large building on the left with a huge green 
symbol on it]

<Male Slave> 
We don't know.

<Female Slave> 
But our stories tell us that is where the demons first appears in our 
world.

<Kain> 
Stories?  How long have you kind been in this place? 
 
<Female Slave> 
We have been here forever.  Our oldest fables tell us that our gods 
abandoned us here

<Male Slave> 
There are others like us, new ones, soft ones.  The demons bring them 
here from other places to work.  They tell other stories.

<Female Slave> 
They had no knowledge of the arrival of the demons.  We had to tell 
them.

<Kain> 
Enough!  Be silent.  That building surely leads to the gate but first I 
must destroy the device.  (How long had the Hylden held a foothold here 
while we, unsuspecting, fought and triumphed in our petty wars above?) 
 
[Kain enters the building that houses the device and destroys it]

<Vorador> 
[Using the Whisper]  Kain, the Hylden City's defenses have been 
broached.  Janos can no longer sense a ward barrier.

<Kain> 
It's my doing.  I've shutdown their foul magics... at least for a time.

<Vorador> 
Then we are ready to help you.  Janos is casting a spell that will bring 
us to you in moments.

<Kain> 
Excellent.

<Vorador> 
I look forward to thanking you in person for saving Umah's life.

<Kain> 
Yes... of course.

[Janos Audron and Vorador teleport next to Kain]

<Janos Audron> 
I will try to detect the location of the Hylden Gate.

[Vorador looks around the room]

<Vorador> 
Where's Umah, Kain?  I cannot sense her.

<Kain> 
She will not be joining us.

<Vorador> 
Umah is dead, is she not?  Were you too late? 
 
<Kain> 
No, she suffered the fate she deserved.  She stole the Nexus Stone from 
me! 
 
<Vorador> 
So you refused to help her? 
 
<Kain> 
I dealt with her as I deal with all traitors.  I killed her accordingly.
 
<Vorador> 
You did what!? 
 
<Kain> 
I did as you would have done, Vorador, to any human or vampire who 
defied your will! 
 
<Vorador> 
Monster! 
 
<Kain> 
She chose her fate.  Was she acting as the dutiful lieutenant following 
her superior's orders?  I care not!  What's done is done.

<Vorador> 
We were wrong ever to trust you! 
 
<Kain> 
Do you so wish to return to the grave, old friend?  You are in no 
position to challenge me.

<Janos Audron> 
We have no time for this discord.  I sense that the Hylden Gate is 
nearby.  I can transport us there.

<Kain>
We will settle this in good time.  Tonight the Sarafan Lord dies.  
Tomorrow... we shall see.

[A bolt of energy from the Soul Reaver suddenly hits both Vorador and 
Janos Audron, knocking them both to the ground.  The Sarafan Lord 
reveals himself]

<Sarafan Lord> 
This round is mine, dark one.

[The Sarafan Lord teleports away and Janos Audron stands up]

<Janos Audron> 
I must tend to Vorador.  Proceed without us, Kain.  I can teleport you 
to a place near the gate but you will have to close it on your own.  Use 
the Nexus Stone.  Cast it into the gate and the magic of the stone will 
destroy it utterly.

<Kain> 
Cast your spell then and let us finish this.

[Kain is teleported to the building with the large green symbol and 
enters to find an elevator leading up through the gate- a swirling abyss 
in a constant storm]

<Kain> 
(At last I had hunted my prey to his very lair.  The Hylden Gate was 
before me from which the Hylden General, in his guise as the Sarafan 
Lord, planned to bring forth his alien armies and destroy us all.

[Kain rides the elevator up to see the Sarafan Lord with his back 
turned]

<Kain> 
Turn, vile demon!  Your reckoning day has come! 
 
[Surprised, the Sarafan Lord turns around]

<Sarafan Lord> 
Kain!

<Kain> 
Did you think you could defeat me?  All your plans are revealed together 
with your true nature.  Turn and enter the gate you have fashioned and 
join your kind before I obliterate it... or stay and be destroyed upon 
its rubble! 
 
<Sarafan Lord> 
I confess I did not expect to find you here at the heart of my endeavor.  
You are indeed a more capable adversary than I had thought possible.

<Kain> 
You can ponder that thought when you have made your choice: return to 
exile or death! 
 
<Sarafan Lord> 
Do you think the game is over?  Do you think it will end with me?  Have 
you not wondered why so many of your trusted henchmen time and again 
bend their knees before me, accept me as their lord and join their cause 
to mine?

<Kain> 
Cowards and traitors deserve no second thoughts, only their complete 
annihilation! 
 
<Sarafan Lord> 
Did it not occur to you that perhaps my cause, and not yours, is the 
cause of right and justice?  That your ambition to rule this world is 
but the youthful craving of a petty noble who has gained too much power 
but never enough! 
 
<Kain> 
Silence, demon!  Your need to corrupt is only too apparent but every 
traitor that you have turned to your will from my side, even Umah, your 
latest spy, is dead.

<Sarafan Lord> 
Umah?  I have no spy called Umah.

<Kain>
You lie!

[Kain leaps at the Sarafan Lord and knocks him off the platform into the 
abyss.  He looks over the edge to see if anything remains when the 
Sarafan Lord teleports behind him]

<Sarafan Lord> 
Do you still believe you can prevail?  While you possess the Nexus Stone 
my sword cannot slay you but while you bear the stone to shield your 
life you cannot use it to destroy the gate.  Stalemate, Kain, and mine 
is the waiting game.  As long as I have not lost, in time I am sure to 
win! 
 
[Kain looks at the Nexus Stone and removes it from his chest]

<Kain> 
But I have not yet made my choice.

[Kain drops the Nexus Stone into the abyss of the gate]

<Sarafan Lord> 
No!  No!  No!

[The Sarafan Lord now attacks Kain with the Soul Reaver but ends up 
dropping it.  Before he can reclaim it Janos Audron flies between the 
Sarafan Lord and the Soul Reaver]

<Sarafan Lord> 
You! 
 
<Janos Audron> 
Yes, your prisoner from whose blood you built your evil plans.

<Sarafan Lord> 
What could be more righteous than to take our revenge and your freedom 
from the same source?  Tortured eons of suffering are too good for you, 
vampire! 
 
<Janos Audron> 
But not for you, Hylden, who has dared to set a corrupting foot upon 
this world after your banishment.  Return to the demon dimension in 
which you belong! 
 
<Sarafan Lord> 
And by what right, cursed one, did you send my kind to that place of 
evil? 
 
<Janos Audron> 
By what right did you lay on us the curse that drove us from the light 
and made us predators of humankind!? 
 
<Sarafan Lord> 
It was justice for our banishment from the world!  You see what it has 
made of our once-fair race!

<Janos Audron> 
I see you have taken your true form at last!

[Janos Audron leaps to attack the Sarafan Lord but is caught by the 
throat]

<Sarafan Lord> 
Then go and see what it makes of you! 
 
[A fight begins between Janos Audron and the Sarafan Lord]

<Janos Audron> 
Kain, the sword!

[Kain uses his Telekinesis ability to pick up the Soul Reaver as Janos 
Audron is held up by the Sarafan Lord]

<Sarafan Lord> 
I sentence you to the hell of your own making- a prison for all time! 
 
[Janos Audron is thrown into the abyss]

<Janos Audron> 
No!  Kain! 
 
<Sarafan Lord> 
And now it is your turn!

[The gate begins to collapse and the platforms fall into the abyss.  
Both Kain and the Sarafan Lord jump onto the elevator and Kain badly 
injures the Sarafan Lord with the Soul Reaver]

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
1.13- Epilogue
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

[Ending sequence opens with the Sarafan Lord, near death, lying against 
a rock on the lift that he and Kain fought.  Green fire flares in the 
background]

<Sarafan Lord> 
You have won the battle but the war between your kind and mine will 
never end!  Our banishment in the demon dimension also ensures our 
immortality.  One day we shall return! 
 
<Kain> 
Should your kind ever breach that place of banishment again I will be 
waiting.

<Sarafan Lord> 
[Laughing]  You... will not live that long.

<Kain> 
I have lived long enough to dispose of you.

[Kain impales the Sarafan Lord with the Soul Reaver, killing him in a 
flash of green energy.  The sequence continues outside the gate building 
as Kain walks away]

<Kain> 
(Umah.  What was it she said to me that fateful moment when she took 
from me the Nexus Stone?) 
 
[Camera shows all of the Hylden in Nosgoth dying in a rage of energy 
coming from the gate.  The gate finally explodes and camera switches 
back to Kain]

<Kain> 
(How would my rule differ from that of the Sarafan Lord's?  If you had 
lived, Umah, you would have learned the difference.  You should have 
trusted me.  The war was over and yet there was another battle to be 
fought.  The cruel masters of Nosgoth, the Sarafan, now leaderless still 
had to be put down.  There were cities to be rebuilt and order to be 
restored and a new rule, my rule, would then begin.  To the victor go 
the spoils.  At last... Nosgoth would be mine!)

END OF GAME


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3 - C R E D I T S 

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-Special thanks to the people at Crystal Dynamics and Eidos for 
continuing the series!

-Special Thanks to Nemesis300 for inspiring me with his Soul Reaver Game 
Script to do the same for this game.

-Special Thanks to the person that corrected several errors in the 
script.  I'm sorry but I lost your e-mail :(  Please contact me again so 
I can give you proper credit.

-A Very Special Thanks to Marie at Dark Chronicle 
(www.darkchronicle.co.uk) for letting me cross-reference my script with 
her's.  If you are interested in reading the side conversations that are 
not vital to the game she has a very nice section filled with them.

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