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                 ----------P L A Y E R 'S    G U I D E-----------
                 - L E G A C Y  O F  K A I N :  D E F I A N C E -
    This Document is under copyright.  Intended for private use, do not use on
    any other site.  Do not use without permission.  Do not sell.
    Written by Jacob W. Hoffman                                       -Raz
                                    Table of Contents
    1      Version History (and Contact)
    2      Getting Started
    3      Kain vs. Raziel PLAYING Basics
    4      Helpful Recap on Storyline (Spoilers FOR new players)
    5      WALKTHROUGH I
      I    The Sarafan Stronghold (Kain)
      II   Underworld (Raziel)
      III  The Sarafan Stronghold
           (pt. 2) Kain
      IV   The cemetery (Raziel)
         i   The Dark Reaver
         ii  The Light Reaver
      V    The Pillars of Nosgoth: (Kain)
           in the Age of the Sarafan
      VI   The Pillars of Nosgoth: (Raziel)
           500 Years Later
         i   The Fire Reaver
         ii  The Air Reaver
      VII  The Vampire Citadel (Kain)
      VIII Vorador's Mansion (Raziel)
         i   The Water Reaver
      IX   The Vampire Citadel (pt. 2) Kain
      X    Avernus Cathedral (Raziel)
         i   The Earth Reaver
         ii  The Reunion Battle
      XI   Avernus Cathedral (pt.2)
         i   The Adversary
         ii  The Tragic Hero
      XII  Vorador's Mansion (pt.2)
      XIII The Vampire Citadel (Raziel)
         i   The Spirit Reaver
         ii  Redeemer and Destroyer
      XIV  Avernus Catacombs (Kain)
      XV   The Vampire Citadel (Kain)
         i   Crack in the Wheel
    8      Spoiling the Story...
    9      Glitches
    10     Codes
    11     Giving Credit Where It's Due
    1        - V E R S I O N   H I S T O R Y -        ( C O N T A C T   I N F O )
      This is my first FAQ but not my first guide, form the age of thirteen I have
      written guides detailing MEGA MAN to Mortal Kombat.  This will be my first
      semi-professional guide to date.
      For any information you see missing in this guide, or perhaps something you
      felt could have been more clear or involved; send your information to:
      PLEASE do not contact me for HELP regarding the game; as much as I would
      love to be able to answer any and all questions regarding both the series
      and tips and pointers I do not have my own internet right now and that makes 
      it difficult for me to answer everything.
                                    - C O N T A C T-
                       razieldemon@hotmail.com (MSN Messenger as well)
                                   RazGAWD (Yahoo)
      Fan Note:  (I have been given an e-mail regarding the choice of my name.
      The fact is Raziel has been my internet name since 1995.  Please do not
      send me any mail regarding this.)
        !!!Iwill give you any credit you deserve.  If you wish to add me to an 
           IM please e-mail me the request first.  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    LoK: Defiance Complete Version 3 (August 8th, 2004)
      There will be maybe one more version after this however this may be the 
      last.  As far as I can tell and from everything I have been sent very 
      little has been new information; in fact it is very likely I got through
      most of the additions long before I ever saw the mail regarding LoK.
    LoK: Defiance Complete Version 2 (December 6th, 2003)
      The Defiance FAQ will be updated until I feel everything has been covered
      throroughly.  There were two spelling errors and now they are fixed.  I
      will be adding anything I feel are necessary.  A new chapter will be
      created for the next update; I am uncertain at this time what it will be
      called but I am usually not content until I have perfected something.
    LoK: Defiance the Completed Version (December 2nd, 2003)
      Thanks to a great effort between myself and those who played through this
      walkthrough, everything is finished.  If I make an update for this guide it
      will be packed with more codes glitch information and possibly more
      dialogue that was not included in the other FAQ hosted in the in-depth
      sections.  But I would rather just as much write out some intermediate
      dialogue and contribute for him/her as it seems they have put a great deal
      of time and effort into their own work of art.
      Thank you to all those who have been patiently waiting for the updates
      and sending me the kind words and criticism.  It is appreciated to have a
      fine guide like this.
      This update may not be around until the third of December due to a waiting
    LoK: Defiance Version .98 (December 2nd, 2003)
      An update one hour after the last one, I found another Health Talisman for
      Raziel, making the need For him only ONE left.  Any contribution to this will
      be very helpful.
      Also found an easier way to the rooftops of Vorador's Mansion.
    LoK: Defiance Version .95 (December 2nd, 2003)
      The walkthrough has been complete.... ANYONE who has discovered the LAST TWO
      TALISMANS for RAZIEL would be GREATLY appreciated for their contribution.
      Some more concerns with reading difficulties have been addressed.
      Paragraphs involving specific items will be somewhat more separated and
      A chapter on glitches is being added and a few more enemies and basic ways
      of killing them are listed.
      Version 1.00 will be the next.  Free of errors with the last two Talismans
    LoK:Defiance Version .90 (November 27th, 2003)
      This will be the last part of the walkthrough itself.  I give credit to those
      individuals who kindly e-mailed me the information on Chapters I, IV at the
      end.  I also went through Vorador's Mansion again to get more power-ups so an
      extra Health talisman and two Ancient Tomes have been found.
      The Look of the guide has also changed to make it more appealing. This was
      done due to confusion I personally had reading my guide.
      Next version I hope to have the rest of this walkthrough done but in he
      meantime I advise anyone playing through this game to have a Save File just
      prior to leaving Vorador's Mansion.  Once you head to Avernus Cathedral the
      searching seems to halt dramatically.  It becomes a very straightforward game
      and I should know; I have completed this game almost ten times now.
      Two items are missing... A couple Health Talismans for Raziel.
    LoK:Defiance Version .60 (November 24th, 2003)
      The spelling mistakes form the previous version have been corrected as well
      as grammatical errors.  I have fixed some of the mis-named items and added
      the sections leading up to Avernus Cathedral and the second part of The
      Vampire Citadel.  The first part of the the Vampire Citadel is missing due to
      some missing pages in my walkthrough I hand wrote.  I will be going through
      this level again soon.
    LoK:Defiance Version .25 (November 20th, 2003)
      The Table of Contents and the first four game chapters are up. The first four
      chapters to this guide are detailed.  This guide has no acknowledgements as
      of yet due to it all being my information so far.  If you see something
      missing in these missions I neglected please let me know so I can fit it into
      the guide.  Leave your name or alias so I may give you credit.
      Do Not submit info for later chapters until they are written, there will be
      at least four more versions before it's completion.  Be patient but fire away
      for anything that is already completed.  Any Codes (button form) will be
    2                  - G E T T I N G   S T A R T E D -
      This guide is written to be as informative and precise as possible with as
      few details as possible.  Written to be spoiler free excluding the last
      portion of the walkthrough, I have provided a chapter for those who need to
      be indulged this fantastic story prematurely.
      This guide will cover all aspects of gameplay to satisfy as many readers as
      humanly possible.  At the end of every section there will be an items
      checklist and a brief description and function of enemies and how best to
      kill them.
    = BUTTONS =
      This games buttons perform a variety of functions, there are two basic
      categories for functions; Action and Combat, some of these are
    = Action- takes precedence over combat =
      X-         Jumping can only be performed in action mode (or when currently
                 dodging), a second press will perform a float or glide function.
                 When held over a marker for bat flight or super jumping, Kain
                 will perform the desired result when released.
      Square-    Will open doors and pick up objects.  Holding Square on certain
                 stones will allow you to drag them using the left analogue stick.
                 Raziel will also use this combined with the Up/Down direction to
                 shift realms.  Raziel may only shift to the material realm when
                 the ground is marked with a skull.
      Square (2)-A second use for square which many have asked for is the reaver
                 spell.  Hold the square button down for roughly three seconds
                 and release to unleash a reaver spell when the reaver meter is
      O-         Will fire telekinetic blasts; useful for obliterating immediate
                 direction obstacles.
      R1-        Feeding is necessary throughout the game.  Holding this button
                 down to continue feeding form a vessel or basin.
      L3-        This is your left analogue stick.  Use this venture the land of
      R2-        This is a manual way to use Telekinetic Blasts.  Hold this button
                 and aim it with the R3 controls and release it to let loose the
      L1-        Enter Combat stance and functions by holding this button.
      R3-        This analogue stick will allow you to view your surroundings at
                 any point in time.
      Up/Down-   The digital up brings up Kain's Quick Reaver menu, which is only
                 useful for altering his spell attack. For Raziel this brings up
                 shift icon or reaver icon respectively.
      Left/Right-when the quick menu is highlighted for Kain he may manually
                 adjust the reaver's principle element.  For Raziel the quick menu
                 does not exist and therefore simply changes the reaver's element.
      Square-    This is for the *SPELL* and attack function.  Hold Square for
                 2-3 seconds and release to unleash the Reaver spells.  (Reaver
                 meter must be glowing (doesn't need to be full.)
      Square-    Attack with this button for ground level combat.  When held
                 momentarily and released, the reaver will discharge a reaver
                 spell (only when fully maxed).
      X-         Various evasive movements when combined with L3. Jump while
      Triangle-  Pop Up attack.  This will knock your opponent into the air or
                 cause him to come crashing down form the air.  This will
                 also feed the reaver blades.
      O-         Telekinetic Blast nearest opponent. (Kain can control his
      R1-        Feed form a distance or at close range, its your choice.
      L3-        This will now function with the left and right side circling
                 opponents while up and down will cause you to move close or
                 farther away.
    ii:  ITEMS
    A few items exist in Nosgoth that you can acquire.
      Ancient Tomes-      There are ten tomes per character throughout Nosgoth,
                          collect them by simply walking over them.
      Bonus Orbs-         When struck will offer one of the following:
      Health Talisman-    Will provide extra health capacity when three are
                          collected. Twelve in all.
      Telekinetic Runes-  Will enhance your telekinetic storage with each rune.
    ... then others are environmental.
      braziers-           These metallic urns may be fueled with fire.
      Waterfalls-         May be frozen with a certain weapon.
      Orbs of Light-      These may hold the intensities of light or dark.
      Soul & Blood Basin- These little pots of blood and blue liquid will
                          restore Kain and Raziel's Health.
      Air Jets-           Provide passage to higher areas.
      Earth Dials-        Creates stone platforms floating in the air.
    The reaver for Kain and Raziel is their own weapons of choice.  But the
    reaver's true use and strength come with a great deal of time and effort.
      Kain's Reaver:
    Kain's reaver is endowed with the ability to absorb an enemies blood and
    thereby strengthening it.  The reaver can be charged by feasting on the
    blood of victims who are incapacitated.  When fully charged, the reaver
    will glow with the respective color of it's elemental alignment.  This
    will strengthen the blows of the reaver and provide the reaver spells
    that are very helpful in the game.  Note that the strength power upgrade
    is only present when the reaver is glowing.
      Balance Reaver- The first fragment of the Balance emblem will allow
                      you to finally charge the reaver blade.  The spell will
                      throw your enemies backward.  This emblem is marked with
                      a skull for its center.
      Flame Reaver  - This emblem fragment is reddened with fire.  It allows
                     Kain's telekinetic abilities to light braziers.  The spell
                     will inspire hate in your adversaries causing them to
                     turn on one another.  Lasts around five seconds.
      Dimensional   - This emblem has a green glow to it.  It's spell will
      Reaver         perform a single attack on any enemy on the screen.
                     Once charged; for a short period of time a simple combo
                     will hurt all enemies with the final strike.
      Lightning     - This Reaver will electrify opponents when its spell is
      Reaver         cast.  It is marked with an energy bolt.  When powered,
                     the reaver will fire electrical strings between enemies
                     close by to the one you attack.
      Time Reaver   - This reaver is capable of slowing time and is marked
                     scales to imply it.  Release its spell to perform Slow
                     Time.  (Note:  you may temporarily slow time while it
                     is simply charged.)
      Raziel's Reaver:
    Raziel's reaver is in fact a sentient life form.  It thrives on the souls
    of it's victims and has done so for thousands of years.  It's ravenous
    hunger is matched only by its master and will glow with its strengthening
    providing a more powerful attack and its own reaver spell.  The reaver's
    past has been shrouded in mystery, but was created form the breaking of
    the original Soul Reaver blade.
    The blade may be elementally imbued in only the fonts found in specific
    shrines throughout Nosgoth.
      Spectral Reaver- This reaver blade is used only in the spectral realm,
                      the realm of death.  it's spell sends out shock waves.
      Material Reaver- Similar in nearly every way (with the exception of
                      it's color) to the Spectral Reaver.
      Dark Reaver    - This Blade is used to darken orbs filled with light,
                      and can cloak Raziel in darkness when it's spell is
                      activated.  If simply charged, the reaver will dispell
                      shades form its blade to attack other combatants, but
                      only on the third strike of the standard three hit
      Light Reaver   - This blade can lighten orbs consumed in darkness, and
                      may light rooms too dark to comfortably see.  It's
                      spell is akin to the first two reavers. The spell
                      sends a shock wave of light to blind your enemies.
                      While just charged the standard combo will blind an
      Air Reaver     - This blade can activate Jet Streams to make Raziel
                      float to unreachable platforms.  Gusts of wind will
                      knock enemies backward with this spell and stun them.
                      Whats more a standard three hit attack when just
                      charged will provide the same effect on a single
      Fire Reaver    - This blade is incased in fire and can burn braziers
                      and perform a devastating fire spell which sends
                      its victims into a burning frenzy.
      Water Reaver   - This enhancement allows the reaver to freeze
                      waterfalls to be used as climbing devices.  When fully
                      powered the reaver can freeze enemies with a burst
                      of ice or just temporarily shell one with standard
      Earth Reaver   - With this reaver you may activate the Earth Devices
                      to create suspended stone platforms.  It will also
                      remove the buoyancy water causes on Raziel in the
                      physical realm.  Use its spell and drive the reaver
                      into the ground to pulverize footed enemies.  As is
                      expected... this will only strike grounded opponants.
    Spirit Reaver   - This is the Ultimate wraith blade enhancement.  Able
                      to render any normal opponent helpless with but a few
                      strikes.  Its enhancement is present in both realms and
                      it's spell will render any normal enemy dead.
      Soul Reaver    - This is the last reaver in the game, not to mention it
                      the most powerful weapon ever forged.  Who will wield
                      this prophesied weapon?  Raziel, or Kain...?
    3           - K A I N   V E R S U S   R A Z I E L -            PLAYING BASICS
    Kain and Raziel are very similar to one another but certain characteristics
    make them independently unique.  The experience of the reavers may also garner
    certain abilities given enough experience (garnered in usage of spells and
    amount of attack.)
                                      K A I N
    Kain's powers are more dominant standing on the ground.  His attack speed is
    faster while his movement is more sluggish.  His nature is that of a vampire
    and sucks the blood of victims; sometimes through multiple targets.
    His jumping float slows his descent and hinders his forward movement, this can
    be quite useful form time to time.  Some of his past abilities separate him
    form Raziel.  Where there are circular red markers Kain may Leap forward to a
    great distance with amazing speed.  Kain's mastery of telekinesis allows him
    to toss a target in any way he pleases.
    He may phase through grated barriers with mist. Finally, Kain's evasion takes
    the form of mist, and is ground level only.
                      - A   S H O R T   B I T   O N   K A I N -
    Kain has acquired many abilities throughout the series and sometimes these
    omissions open up many questions.  Here is this author's take on it.
    In the first game, Blood Omen; Kain had access to many relics as well as spells
    and these disappeared in the later games.  I see the effort on Crystal
    Dynamics' part to keep them in the game.
      R E L I C S     - D E F I A N C E    |     S P E L L S  - D E F I A N C E
    Heart of Darkness - Heart of Darkness  |Light Spell       -  N/A
    Slow Time         - Time Reaver        |Energy Bolt       -  Telekinesis
    Anti-Toxin        - N/A                |Repel             -  N/A
    Flay              - N/A                |Inspire Hate      -  Flame Reaver Spell
    Energy Bank       - Not Necessary      |Control Mind      -  N/A
    Font of Putresce  - N/A                |Spirit Death      -  N/A
    Implode           - N/A                |Spirit Wrack      -  N/A
    Pentalach of Tarot- N/A                |Lightning         -  Lightning Spell
    Blood Omen 2 is widely recognized as the worst of the Legacy of Kain series
    among its fans.  This is mostly due to the fact that the producer and director
    of the Soul Reaver portion of the series, Amy Hennig; was not involved in its
    concept.  This being the case however, Amy has drawn some of the finer
    qualities of this surprisingly unappreciated game and involved it into
    Defiance's in-game abilities and storyline.
    Check out The comparisons of Blood Omen 2 versus the original and Defiance.
    BLOOD OMEN 2 - BLOOD OMEN   - DEFIANCE                     | There are many
    ------------------------------------------------------------| striking
    JUMP         - N/A          - LEAP                         | similarities
    FURY         - VAE VICTUS   - NIGHTMARE'S HAMMER           | between these
    MIST         - MIST FORM    - MIST                         | games that must
    CHARM        - CONTROL MIND - N/A                          | have taken great
    BERSERK      - N/A          - CADAVEROUS' LACERATION       | effort to
    TELEKINESIS  - ENERGY BOLT  - TELEKINESIS                  | preserve.  Each
    IMMOLATE     - N/A          - (RAZIEL'S FIRE REAVER SPELL) | version with Kain
    ------------------------------------------------------------- in it has been
                                                                  developed by
                                                                  different people.
      In addition, Kain is also afforded newer attacks as his experience in combat
      and spell casting grows.  Utilize your spell function and kill as often as
      possible to gain these abilities.  Assume that each new level will require
      twice as many kills and spell casting.
    1 Cadaverus Laceration-Will allow Kain to perform a flurry of stab attacks with
                           the reaver within combos.
    2 Infernal Sundering-  Kain may perform a similar combo to the previous but
                           while in the air.
    3 Sanguine Censure-    A blow that drives Kain's victims in the earth, this
                           attack gives Kain the opportunity to combo the bouncing
    4 Nightmare's Hammer-  Similar to Sanguine Censure but developed for the air.
    5 Kinetic Shackles-    This fun attack will hold your foe in place allowing you
                           leisure in which to kill.
      All of these attacks are performed with a quick jerk of the analogue and the
      attack button to perform.
                                      R A Z I E L
    Is naturally a creature of the spectral realm.... the realm of the dead.  His
    horrible death gave him a unique resurrection, allowing him to shift between
    the material world and that of the dead.  This distortion in space will open
    new ways in which to explore.  Within the spectral realm Raziel may not
    interact with anything of a physical nature, even water has no buoyancy.
    Within the spectral realm Raziel may phase through grated obstacles with mere
    will of effort.
    Raziel is dominant in the air and his reaver's elemental abilities far outway
    Kain's.  He dodges with swift jumps to and for.  He can even glide with the
    ruined tatters of his wings.
    Raziel's own telekinetic abilities are far less than Kain's however and honed
    to projecting orbs of kinetic force.
    Raziel's past abilities have for the most part remained intact.  His form of
    rematerializing has changed slightly and drained of energy he will always die
    rather than shift planes of reality.  But now he can shift at will.
    For the most part Raziel has retained his old powers from previous games.  The
    forges for the reavers are now permanant and his telekinesis has changed
    just slightly.  To date the only ability that has been removed form his powers
    is the ability to constrict.  For whatever reason Dumah's gift has been lost.
      As Raziel's experience and spell casting uses increase, Raziel will develope
      new combat techniques.  Assume that each new level will require twice as much
      experience.  These are identical to Kain in everything except appearance
      with the acception of the first two.
    1 Perforate Carcass-    Raziel can dodge roll into his enemies and thrust the
                            wraithblade in jabs at rapid speed.  Not very useful.
    2 Phatasmal Tempest-    A Hellicopter like attack performed in the air gives
                            Raziel protection form all sides as well as a dangerous
    3 Shatter Spirit-       Identical to Sanguine Censure.
    4 Empyreal Rending-     Identical to Nightmare's Hammer.
    5 Stasis Feild-         Identical to Kinestic Shackles.
    4 - H E L P F U L   R E C A P   O N   S T O R Y L I N E -
                                                        (Spoilers for new Players)
    Before continuing new players, this portion of the guide I provide for those
    who are only interested in the game they are playing now.  The story of The
    Legacy of Kain is very rich and full of mythology and even if I wanted to recap
    it all it would take up the whole of this guide.  If you plan on playing/buying
    the earlier games I advise you not to read further and skip ahead to the
    For those of you who have no intention of playing any of the previous four
    installments I will open your curiosity vault for a bit.
    The story takes place in the era of corruption.  The Circle of Nine, a sorcerer
    caste of people represent the principles of virtue in Nosgoth, to each a
    pillar. With the murdering of Ariel, the guardian of balance, the Circle fell
    into madness.
    It was in this world the young Kain was born.  Thirty years later he is
    murdered by Brigands in the town of Ziegerstulch.  Possessed by his own madness
    his soul could not rest and it was at this time Mortanius the necromancer rose
    Kain form his crypt as a vampire.
    Kain killed his assassins but discovered a greater role for himself through the
    meeting with Ariel, the murdered wraith of the Balance guardian.
    She sent him on a quest to murder the other members of the circle of nine to
    purify their corrupted and broken pillars.
    Ariel's love Nupraptor was the first.  From there Kain fought with Malek only
    to fail.
    He then sought out the Oracle of Nosgoth in the forzen mountains.  There he
    found a soothsayer who prophesized  Kain's future and sent him to
    the Termogent Forest to find Vorador.
    Deep within that black forest he found a fate worse than Hell.  The vision of
    the nature he now represented.  A vampire of great power and hedonism, Vorador
    the scourge of the circle and the only one to ever defeat Malek sat at his
    great table like a God.  Vorador offered alliance with Kain as bemused as he
    was with Kain and astonishment at his youth.
    Kain headed to Dark Eden, a land twisted by the corruption seeping out of
    Nosgoth.  There he killed the guardians of Nature and Energy while Vorador
    destroyed Malek.
    form there Kain went to Avernus Cathedral combating demons and worshippers
    until finding the Soul Reaver.  There he murdered Azimuth the guardian of
    dimension and discovered a time machine left behind.
    His travels brought him to Willendorf the greatest of all kingdoms in Nosgoth.
    There he discovered the ruling King weeping over the soulless vessel of his
    daughter.  The kingdom would remain in shambles as the legions of the nemesis
    swept Nosgoth if King Ottmar would not return to power.
    Kain found the girl's soul imprisoned in a doll held by the man Elzevir.
    As the princesses eyes fluttered open the king granted the request of Kain's
    war on the Nemesis.
    The battle ended and the Nemesis won...
    Kain used the time streaming device and was transported 50 years into
    Nosgoth's past to fight William the Juste, who would become the author and
    leader of the Nemesis.
    After which Kain returned to his own time to find Vorador dead and he the
    last survivor of his race.
    He took out his wrath on the Oracle of Nosgoth now revealed as Moebius the
    Time Streamer; guardian of time.  Severing his head Kain was warned that he
    was to die.
    With this Kain returned to the Pillars of Nosgoth where Mortanius guardian of
    death revealed that he rose Kain to purify the circle.  He murdered Anacrothe
    and restored the pillar of states.  Then turned on Kain himself.
    The battle ensued and with Mortanius death; the demon which incited all of
    the events which unfolded, came out of hiding.  Dwelling inside Mortanius
    himself all along, he chalenged the young Kain.  Kain triumphed
    though only to discover he is the guardian of balance and must also die to
    restore the land.
    There were two choices to his destiny.... one to save the world at his
    sacrifice... or to damn it....
    With the destruction of the pillars once more made, Kain sat himself
    arrogantly at their base and raised his vampire lieutenants to rule Nosgoth.
    The six were named Melchiah, Zephon, Rahab, Dumah, Turel and Raziel.
    After so many years of imbalance the world fell into total chaos.
    As vampires grow in age they also suffer periods of rapid metamorphosis.
    Their powers increase and new abilities are developed.
    When Raziel dared evolve before Kain, Kain suffered dread.  He tossed
    Raziel into the Lake of the Dead to avert a destiny only later to be told.
    Centuries afterward, Raziel awakens under a mysterious Elder God, changed
    and powerful and beyond death; Raziel goes on a crusade to murder the
    brethren who aided in his destruction.
    With each one's death Raziel gained new powers.  Climbing walls like
    a spider, constricting barriers, swimming as no vampire can stand water's
    touch, telekinetic projection and phasing through grated obstacles from the
    souls of the four lieutenants he murdered.  One evaded him.
    Within the ancient tomb of the Sarafan Raziel found the truth of his past,
    his role as vampire hunter and sarafan.  Just like Malek had been a sarafan
    priest, so were all of his brothers.
    Kain tempted Raziel into a battle that would destroy the ancient Soul
    Reaver.  Shattered upon Raziel's back, it was liberated as the wraith blade.
    From then on, the blade was bonded to Raziel.
    Kain escaped into the base of the mountain.  In the Oracle's chamber, where
    Kain had learned his destiny from Moebius.
    Kain leapt into Nosgoth's past with Raziel following closely behind.
    Snatched form the sea of time Moebius brought Raziel only hours before the
    destruction of the pillars occured; to the Sarafan Stronghold.
    Raziel explored the stronghold and found the broken reaver blade which
    William the Juste used in his battle with Kain.
    That event altered history as Raziel recalled, spurring the annihilation of
    the vampire race.  The wraith blade bonded to Raziel as it was, willfully
    took control and restored the shattered blade before it.  Nearly
    killing Raziel in the process to heal the blade, the reaver became aware.
    At the pillars Raziel listened to Kain tell the story of his role as
    balance guardian and the events Moebius had set to render Kain's destiny
    impotent.  Moved by this story, Raziel allowed Kain to escape.
    Within the black forest Raziel met Vorador who apparently understood who
    Raziel was, and his purpose.  Vorador explained that Janos Audron the
    oldest vampire to have ever lived new the answers of Raziel's destiny but
    had died five hundred years prior.
    Questioning and unsure, Raziel once again sought out Kain.  Within Williams
    Chapel he found him there with the blade.  There Kain took up the Reaver and
    explained destiny.
    Nothing can be truly changed without the combination of two reavers meeting
    in time and space, only then can time be shaped.  That was how history was
    rewritten when Kain fought William.  Placing the sword in Raziel's hand the
    reaver became the soul reaver once more.  And there Kain told him that this
    was the time he was supposed to die.  If Raziel truly believed in free will,
    he could not kill Kain, or else tell the tale history had made.
    Raziel tried in vain and over powered history.  Kain vanished once more
    and Raziel threatened Moebius into sending him through time again in hopes of
    meeting Janos Audron.  But the Time streamer's ploys had sent him to two
    hundred years in Nosgoth's future.
    The corruption from Kain's act had apparently spawned demons and a multitude
    of horrors.
    Within the forest he found a means to go back in time to the days of Janos.
    He searched the mountains and comes upon the Ancient's Aries.
    There he found Janos Audron.  Janos explained that Raziel is the
    Savior of Nosgoth and the reaver had been made for him as his weapon of
    Before a lengthy conversation could transpire The eldest Sarafan Warrior
    Priests invaded Janos'keep and murdered him.  They ripped his heart free
    and stormed off.  Raziel imbued the wraith blade with the element of fire
    and headed to the stronghold of the Sarafan.
    There he found the reaver blade placed along his path.  Moebius appeared
    with Malek and disempowered the wraithblade.  Raziel took up the empty
    reaver but is locked inside the room.  From there he found the Sarafan
    Priests, the men who would become his vampire brethren....
    He slayed them all with the exquisite irony that though Kain had raised
    them defiled from their corpses; he had been the one who murdered them.
    Within the largest chamber he found his former self, and renounced his
    Sarafan heritage with the death of Sarafan Raziel.
    Away form Moebius' staff the wraithblade unraveled around the reaver and
    impaled Raziel; and began to drain his power and life into the sword.
    With fateful realization, Raziel understood why the reaver had broken on
    him... because the ravenous wraithblade trapped in the reaver had always
    been his own soul.  The entity could not eat its own spirit.
    Just before he could be taken into the blade Kain found Raziel, with the
    two reaver souls hovering inside and out of the reaver; the climactic
    moment of paradox Kain gambled on had now arrived.  Kain removed the
    blade form Raziel; and caused an enormous paradox.
    Something happened in that moment when Kain spared Raziel.  Memories
    changed drastically in Kain's mind and with sudden awareness he uttered
    "My god.... the Hylden!!!  Raziel, Janos must stay DEAD!"
    But it had been too late, Raziel fell unconscious into the spirit world
    and the warning lost.
    Raziel stared at the wraithblade bonded to his arm and realized that he
    did not escape his horrible fate.... he had merely post-poned it.
    And this ends the recap.
    5                   - W A L K T H R O U G H -                     P A R T   1
    This walkthrough is designed for ease of use and bluntness.  At the end of
    each section is a list of new enemies and methods on how to kill them.  Also
    at the end of each section is a quick listing of where the various
    power-ups are located and a final list of total items found.
    Spoilers are not used at least to the best of my endeavor.
    For Spoilers go to the section after the walk through.
    Enjoy your Defiance.
    P A R T  1: Deals with the first two levels.  Certain Power Ups disapear after
                the first levels with Kain and Raziel so be sure to get them all
                before progressing further.
    I           - T H E   S A R A F A N   S T R O N G H O L D -           K A I N
                                 Hunt for Moebius
    The intro is a quick recap on events that transpired in the previous games
    and Kain's reasoning for having done the things he had.
    The scene takes place within the stronghold with Kain Searching for Moebius.
    Proceed down the corridor to fight your first set of two guards.  Keep hints on
    during the game.  Attack with your standard three hit combo.  Drink their blood
    using the blood suck button.
    Jump on the stone in the right hand corner, jump to the left on top of the
    booth and walk along the catwalk jumping the other two booths.  Walk right
    until you get to a wall with horizontal ridges.  These are scalable walls,
    climb them when you see them.  Once you have move the direction of the analogue
    into the fence to go through it (in mist form). (With Raziel and Kain this will
    now be called PHASING to prevent confusion with too many terms.)
    There will be a short voice over.  After which head up the stairs until you
    come across a large set of prison cells.  Go through the first to find the
    first bonus item; a Health Talisman.  Three of these will permanently increase
    your health capacity.
    Go to the third large cell and blast the wall down with a telekinetic orb. This
    method will now be called TKing.  Proceed through the open way to the water
    zone. Climb the piping on the far wall and jump on the vertical brazier of
    piping.  Now jump left and head down to the scalable wall.  Climb up and jump
    to the next floor.  Now move to the next one and do the same thing.  Walk  to
    the right before the door on the wooden portion of the catwalk to get a
    Telekinetic Rune.  This will increase your TK gauge.
    Now head through the doorway until you reach a small courtyard.  TK the guards
    right over the wall for a few quick kills or pull them towards you and finish
    them that way.  Hint: since these are some of the easiest enemies in the game
    it is a perfect time to boost the experience of the reaver blade.
    Move to the next room and through the gate.  Head to the NE portion of Malek's
    Courtyard to get your first tome.  Head through the south door and its hallway
    avoiding the flaming arrows or destroying the machines that operate them.
      Once in the main hall grab the Tome on the right hand side before the large
      iron gates and then proceed through.  Before you can reach the first piece of
      the balance emblem you will be confronted by two archer sarafan.  Use
      telekinesis to draw them off the ledges to fight them one on one.  Afterwards
      grab the balance emblem's first piece.  Marked with a skull it will empower
      the reaver to perform its first violent spell and increase it's attack power.
      Kill the four sarafan with this new blade.
    Head to the right to destroy the barrier and proceed through.
    You will see a familiar courtyard again either toss the sarafan off the wall or
    fight them by drawing them forward.  Now move to where they were and jump up to
    the catwalk.  Head left and up the stairs for the next TK Rune.
    Destroy the pillar highlighted in green with a TK blast and climb up. Phase
    through the gate.
    Jump down and walk up to the first dummy highlighted in red.  Wait a couple
    seconds for a hint to come up.  Follow these hints.  Eventually the dummy
    will disappear and you will have to do this with each dummy as they are
    highlighted in red.  A curtain will burn away to reveal a cracked wall.  Smash
    it down and get the second Health Talisman.  Go through the door.  Feed form
    the victims if necessary and scale the left wall to destroy the bridge break.
    It will be under the gear.
    Head out of the room across the bridge kill the guards and head to the blessed
    barrier.  Strike it and go through it.  Jump off the stairs to the ground to
    make your descent quicker.  Climb out of the hole and head through the doorway.
    Hold the jump button over the red marker for a few seconds to leap to the
    next ledge.  manually TK the stone structures in front of you and then leap
    form one to the other onto the next ledge.  There jump to the left to the
    next ledge and continue in that direction to pick up another Health
    Now jump into the backgrounds cliff on the right hand side of that ledge
    to proceed.  Jump to the ground on the other side past the gondola.  Now TK
    The red spiral switch above the stone door.  These will now be called
    TK switches.
    A major cinematic will begin and you will be faced with a host of lesser
    shades. Kill them all.
    - Items: -
          1)  NE in Malek's Courtyard.
          2)  Before the iron gate on the right hand side of the Grande Hallway.
          Health Talismans:
          1)  The first large cell in the prison area.
          2)  The Dummy Test.
          3)  On the second ledge past the two broken columns in the catacombs.
          TK Runes:
          1)  Above the water zone on the wooden portion of the highest catwalk.
          2)  The courtyard after the grande hall.  Climb the far wall and walk
          the stairs.
    - Enemies: -
          Sarafan Warriors:  They vary slightly form one another with pole weapons
                             swords and axes but remain relatively similar.
                             Basic combos work effectively but popping them in the
                             air with a few strikes and an Arial slash followed
                             by a combo will significantly weaken one.  The axe
                             Sarafan can combo you so watch for them.
          Sarafan Archers:   They are pestering form a distance but easy prey
                             close by.  Keep them near you and you will have no
          Sarafan sorcerers: This caste is weak comparatively to the others but
                             pose the greatest threat to your person by
                             spell casting.  Eliminate them with basic combos
                             before any other enemies.
          Shades:            These will be a common occurence in Nosgoth.  TK's
                             inflict little damage but stun them.  use only the
                             basic three hit combos because they will not pop up
                             or yield to diverse attacks.
    II                  - T H E   U N D E R W O R L D -               R A Z I E L
                                 Escape Underworld
    Fall from the ledge to the back ground to find your first Tome for Raziel.
    Now head left and up the stairs following the wall, climb up to the ledge and
    glide to the next one.  Then use a running jump/glide to get to the ledge
    across the room.  Move to the next room.
    Glide across the first two ledges and then to the one to the right.  There you
    will be presented with a test.  Eat six souls.
    1) On the same ledge.
    2) consume form the left hand side of that ledge for another.
    3) Jump to the ledge to the right and consume the one there.
    4) suck up the one near the middle of the high point of the ledge.
    5) Glide across to the roof of the ledge across the room to get the next.
    6) Drop to the left to get the last one.
    Now go to the next room.
    Jump to the ledge there you will find another test.  Kill six sluagh and
    consume them.  Proceed to the next area.
    Jump to the first ledge there you will have to race to avoid the mist.  Walk
    around to the right side and jump to the next ledge.  A tentacle will drop to
    destroy part of the ledge.  You will see this coming as this happens more.
    Jump the gap and then glide to the scalable wall across the room.  Climb up
    and jump to the right hand side.  Then glide to the far right.  Jump the gap
    and scale the next wall.  Jump right and to the far right ledge.  Jump up
    and make a desperate leap towards the high ledge to the right of the end of
    the one your standing on.
    You will escape; now head to the adjacent room before doing more ledge
    jumping.  There a small voice over will take place and you can grab the
    second Tome.
    Now head back and climb the stair part and the ledge right by it.  Jump to
    the ledge to the left and keep moving until the camera angle changes.  Glide
    to the next ledge across the screen.  Now jump on the wall and to the alcove
    where the statue is.  See it?  Now glide and stagger to the scalable wall.
    Climb it and jump to the ledge to the right and then to the next one.  Head
    through to the next room.  Watch the little cinematic and then jump up to the
    barred window to phase through it.  Kill the archons and your mission is
    - Items: -
          Ancient Tomes:
          1)  Right in the beginning on the foreground wall form the first camera.
          2)  After the race test in the adjacent chamber.
    - Enemies: -
          Sluagh:            These scavengers are easy to kill but tend to swarm
                             you in packs.  They use lunging attacks so be
                             careful.  Try to keep them separated.  Use standard
          Archon:            These baddies will swoop down to attack you and try
                             to draw your life force away with a band of energy.
                             To prevent/stop this activity use a TK blast and
                             jump up using a the three hit standard combo.  TK
                             it again and follow it up with another combo.
                             This will kill it.
    6                   - W A L K T H R O U G H -                     P A R T   2
    P A R T   2: Is where most of the game takes place.  For Kain that means his
                 era and Raziel his own.  Once the story shifts again it will be
                 the last time you will be forced to progress so SAVE your
    III            - S A R A F A N   S T R O N G H O L D - 2 -            K A I N
                                   Pursue Moebius
      Grab the Falcon Insignia form the door and proceed through it.
    TK the cracked wall and scale it.  Blast the next wall and head across the
    bridge.  Kill the shades in the next room and go to the top of the stairs of
    the prison room. Go through the door.  Go through the second cell on the right
    to get a TK rune.
    blast the wall and climb up then blast the next wall and head to the south
    exit.  Kill the enemies there and head through the hallway.  Go west and kill
    the enemies.  Scale the wall and phase through the gate.  Head to the door
    below and kill the few sarafan there.  Now place the Falcon Insignia in its
    proper place.
      Follow the hallway to the Super Jump point.  Jump across and look to your
      left. Grab the Health Talisman.  Hit the TK switch and go through the door.
      Grab the tome in this room and drag the stone over the depressed switch.  The
      statue of Malek will revolve so you can take his shield.  Kill the shades in
      there and leave.
    Fall to the first floor rather than jumping across and head to the door on the
    right.  You will have to kill some sarafan first.  Do so and proceed.
      Place Malek's shield in its proper place and head to the door on the right
      that has become unsealed.  Go to the next door and along the catwalk.  Kill
      any sarafan that pose to great an annoyance.  Go past the opened door along
      your path to get another TK rune.  Go through the door and head along the
      catwalk and to the right to the statue holding Malek's Sword.  Now proceed
      along the catwalk to get yet another Health Talisman.
    Now just head back to the Courtyard and place the sword where it belongs.
    The other sealed door will open.  Go through it.
      Now you will see a room with a large blocked way and a scalable wall, climb
      it and destroy the wooden break below the gear.  The bridge will lower.
      Now head along the bridge and kill the sarafan waiting for you there.  Super
      Jump to the next scalable wall.  Once up the wall destroy that bridge break
      in the room and TK the wall.  There will be another cracked wall behind it,
      destroy the break beyond it. The bridge will lower so head between the two
      rooms in the hallway and drop through the whole in the wall.  Head into the
      room rather than jumping across the bridge.  Look for the glittery
      Decorative Sword.
      Take it up and kill the sarafan.  Head across the bridge to the other bridge
      room and place the sword in the wall that has one like it.  The wall will
      open up to reveal a doorway.  There at the end of the room you will see a
      stone structure, rotate it twice to open up the farthest wall and get the
      second upgrade to the balance emblem.  This one is endowed with fire and red
      in color.
    The fires will exhaust.  Use manual telekinesis to burn the two braziers on the
    right to get a tome.  	Now extinguish the north flame and ignite the other
    brazier on the bottom.  The doorway will reopen.  Kill the sarafan and head
    across the bridge again.  Go through the door in the other bridge room. Use
    the manual camera angles and TKs to hit the two flames on the pillars.  A set
    of stones will appear for a walkway to the next ledge.  There hit the TK
    switch and follow this new walkway; jumping over the gap.  Hit the next TK
    switch and Jump to the first and then the second stone.  form there jump to
    the next landing; again do NOT use floating, it will hinder your jumping
    Follow the hallway to the door for another major cinematic.  Grab the Health
    Talisman there and bat flight out of this mission.
    - Items: -
          Health Talismans:
          1)  To the left of the first TK door.
          2)  Past Malek's Sword on the catwalk.
          3)  The last room after the cinematic.
          Telekinetic Runes.
          1)  After the prison room, the second cell on the right.  Phase through
              the gate.
          2)  The catwalk above Malek's Courtyard immediately before entering the
              door to the bridge area.  It is past this door.
          1)  In the room with Malek's shield.
          2)  Ignite the two fires on the right in the room with the fire emblem.
    Health:       6
    TK:           4
    Tomes:        4
    IV                     - T H E   C E M E T E R Y -                 R A Z I E L
                              Escape the Spectral Realm
    Follow along the wall to a doorway and along the path (not an open path) until
    you reach a room with a large door and grated windows.  Kill the shades that
    will appear and phase through the window.  Rematerialize through the conduit
    there.  Open the doors and head out of the passageway.  You will encounter your
    first vampire hunters kill them to continue.
    Now go back to where you started the level. Jump into the window where you
    begin to claim a health talisman. (Left window as seen form the outside.)
    Now head back through that doorway and through the set of doors heading to the
    water.  Kill the revenants and go through.  The gates will lock.
      Now dive into the water and head to the bottom to the adjacent chamber (where
      you got the second tome in the Underworld level.)  Now swim up and out and
      grab the tower with the grab ring.  Pull it back a step and climb up to the
      ledge above it to get the Decorative shield.  Now head back to the other room
      on the surface and place the shield in the similar looking statue.
    Head to the round room and kill the revenants.  Go through the hallway and
    shift before the grated door.  Phase though it and jump on the center column;
    then jump to the other hallway.  Rematerialize through the conduit outside.
    Kill the hunters and go through the door in the south of this scene.  Kill
    the few revenants there and go through the next door.  Glide to the platform
    hanging over the cemetery and get the TK rune in the middle of it.  Head
    through the doorway to the right and glide across to the next Ledge.  Kill
    or TK any hunters who get in your way.  Now open the door.
    Jump the circular stone structures and shift into spectral.  Glide across
    to the ledge with the door on it.  Rematerialize with the conduit.  Open
    the Door.
    In this room jump to the floor below and kill the shades.  Now head through
    the transporter.
    - i Dark Reaver -
    Go down the hallway and shift into the spectral realm.  Now phase through the
    gate.  Drop down to the first level and look for a conduit in one of the
    Imbue the reaver and break the wall on the first floor for a health talisman.
    On the left hand side of the room there are two orbs filled with light; go
    darken them with the reaver blade.  The gate to the real world will now
    open once more.  Find the scalable wall and climb up.  Then head to the
    transporter and leave.  Now kill the shades that will appear and then hit the
    charge stone until your reaver is powered up.  Use the Dark Reaver spell and
    pass the gollum securities.  Change your reaver and leave.
    - Cemetery -
    Look for the door down below and head out.  Now go back to where you first
    entered the physical world (the room with the broken coffin.)  charge the
    reaver with the stone in that room.  Use the dark reaver spell again and pass
    the gollum security.
      Once you get to a grated passage shift again and phase through the gate.
      Look for the conduit in the room then climb the stairs.  At the top glide
      to the first column platform then shift again.  Now go to the next platform
      and to the next hall.  There a short cinematic will begin.  Rematerialize
      and take Kain's Family Crest.  Walk through the broken gate and head up the
      stairs again; this time placing the crest in the door at the top of the
    Overlooking the outside again, push the moveable stone tower off the ledge.
    Now drag it to be centered with the light shrine but don't push it into the
    foreground or background.  Now climb the circular stone structure and glide
    to the tower you moved.  Once there jump to the ledge and open the door
    with the dark reaver.
    Inside the light shrine, walk to where the steps are heading down and move
    as close to the edge as possible.  Now using manual TK and camera angles
    blast the stone wall that is cracked with the light symbol on it.  The room
    will fill with light.  Now use the scalable wall to the right of the
    transporter and climb it.  Claim the Faceted Orb and place it where the sun
    is shining down.  The transporter will now activate.
    - Light Reaver -
    Once through the transporter, shift into spectral realm and head down the
    hallway.  form there phase through the gate and head down below.  Use the
    conduit in the center of the main room.  Now imbue the blade.  A gollum will
    march through; kill it to proceed.
    There is a tome in one of the open doorways.
    Now look for the cracked wall.  Behind it is a scalable wall climb out and
    head out of this room.  In the rooms nearby, light the orbs to open the
    transporter.  Then shift into the spectral realm and phase
    through the grated door and look for the conduit.
    Now transport out of the shrine.
    - cemetery -
    Kill the shades within the shrine.
    Jump down and drag the stone tower four paces to the right (ONLY).  Jump up
    the stone columns and glide to the tower you dragged.  Jump and glide to the
    right landing and back into the mausoleum.  Use the door to the SE of this
    room.  Go through the hallway with the stone head back to the crypt with the
    large painting in it.  To the right of the painting of Kain there is a ledge
    to climb up on the wall.  Climb up and head right to the door with the dark
    orb in it.  Use the Light Reaver to open it.  There is another TK rune
    there. (-Thanks to Nelo Angelo of Nosgothic Realm for that.)
    Now head out of the shrine using the dark reaver.  Now go back to where you
    began the level again and through the door nearby.  Go through it (where
    you met the first revenants.)  Go down the hall until you see a scalable
    wall and jump to the ledge to the right.  You will see a door with a
    blackened orb in it.  Use the light reaver to fill the orb with light and
    open the door.  Beyond it is a health talisman.
    Now go back to the beginning of the level AGAIN.  There is a pathway (not a
    doorway) and follow it to the end to see a large gate and two orbs to each
    side of it.  Change the dark orb to a light one.  Then the light one dark.
    - Items: -
          Health Talismans:
          1)  The left window of the doorway looming over Raziel right at the
              beginning.  You must be in the physical world.
          2)  Behind the cracked wall in the Dark Reaver forge. (Post imbue.)
          3)  The hallway between the first set of revenants and the water
              zone there is a scalable wall.  Climb it and jump to the next
              ledge.  Use the light reaver to open the door.
          Telekinetic Runes:
          1)  On the platform above the cemetery.  It is along the way to the
              dark reaver.  Before Kain's Mausoleum.
          2)  Behind the dark orbed door to the right of Kain's Crypt in the
              mausoleum.  Must have the Light Reaver.
          Ancient Tomes:
          1)  Open doorway in the light imbument room.
    - Enemies: -
           V. Hunters (fem):  These enemies use pole weapons.  The female
                              portion of the caste are very much like the
                              sarafan types of this kind except they cannot
                              block.  (The wraith blade cannot really be
           V. Hunters (male): The males attack like the females except they
                              throw molotov cocktails form a distance.  These
                              enemies accuracy is lower however.  Use the same
                              techniques as you do on the female version.
           Sorceress Hunters: These hunters can empower their allies with
                              stronger attacks, regeneration and higher
                              defense.  What separates them form their sarafan
                              counterparts is they can teleport and create a
                              barrier that will only be destroyed if attacked
                              with telekinesis first.  They can also create
                              magical barriers that will encase Raziel in a
                              confined area.
                              -(Use the same techniques on the hunters as you
                              would the sarafan.)-
            revenants:        Regular caste revenants are actually very easy.
                              They can throw projectile vomit which is slow
                              and can be cut.  As long as you keep attacking
                              they cannot hurt you badly.  Their only strong
                              point is their stamina.  These guys take a
            Gollums:          These stone monsters provide quite a challenge
                              in the beginning.  Wait for one to strike when
                              your close then dodge away.  Dodge towards them
                              and slash them with a three hit combo.  You can
                              usually pull off one more combo before they
                              come out of their dazed state.
                              Their attacks are all nearly close range.
                              When in groups get them to kill each other by
                              dodging between them when they swing.
    - TOTAL ITEMS: -
    Health:        3
    TK:            2
    Tomes:         3
    V               - T H E   P I L L A R S   O F   N O S G O T H -
                               In the Age of the Sarafan                   K A I N
    Walk down the steps heading east.  Fight the Sarafan if you so choose but it's
    not necessary.  Watch the short cinematic and head North of the Pillars for a
    Health Talisman.  Go west of the Pillars and phase through the gate.
      Head to the ruins and there you will find a pillar that can be destroyed with
      TK.  Climb up the broken stub and the to the ledge above for a tome. Jump
      across the ledge to the other part.  Kill any sarafan with TK tosses or
      Slashing them to bits.  Follow the pathway beyond here to the pedestal with
      the stone disk lying on it.
    Head back to the beginning of the level and place the disk by the stone
    platform on the ground.  Burn the two braziers on the wall and rotate the tower
    that comes out of the ground for few times.  A passage will open up in the
    wall.  Continue down the path until you see a wall with a bizarre statue
    growing out of it.
      Destroy the Head with TK and then hit the TK switch behind it.  Jump the
      stone   ledges on the left side to climb these new ledges to get the Reaver
      of Dimension.
    Now go to the ledges to the right of the statue and grab the Health Talisman.
    Now go all the way back to where you got the Stone Disk and touch the Diamond
    symbol on the statue.  Now Bat Flight to the next location.
    - Items: -
          Health Talismans:
          1)  To the right of the odd looking statue.
          Telekinetic Runes
          1)  North of the Pillars.
          Ancient Tomes:
          1)  The ledge above the ruins to the West of the Pillars.
    - TOTAL ITEMS: -
    Health:        7
    TK:            5
    Tomes:         5
    V I             - T H E   P I L L A R S   O F   N O S G O T H -
                                   500 Years Later                     R A Z I E L
    Head down to the encampment below.  Kill the hunters and then get the Health
    Talisman and then proceed further.  Kill the next set of enemies and scale the
    wall to the right of the screw like pillar.  Walk along to the Fire Shrine.
    Scale the wall next to the transporter and move the stone dial so that there is
    nothing blocking the large stone on the left.  Now head down  and drag it to
    the center and then to the wall with the TK switch above it.  Scale the wall
    again and rotate the dial so that you can press the stone block to the wall.
    Now press it towards the wall and hit the TK switch.  The stones gases will
    light on fire.  Now drag it to the center of the room.
    - i Fire Reaver -
    Follow the hallway form the transport and out the doorway.  Drop to the first
    floor and shift into spectral realm.  Visit both fenced in rooms to fight a
    couple mini-bosses.
    Head back to the main room and look for the room to rematerialize.  Once you
    have; head back to the forge and imbue the reaver with Fire.
    Go back to the room you rematerialized in and burn the two braziers there.
    Find a room with chairs lining the wall.  You can jump up here to the second
    floor. There in the adjacent chamber is a Tome.
    Head out and to the door to the left.  Kill the shades and jump on the pillar.
    Now use the camera and TK functions to hit the switch.  Quickly light both
    fires.  The one closest to you and then the one on the other side up the
    scalable wall.  Go out of this room and to the one to the left.  Follow the
    Hall out; with the four fires lit the transporter will activate.  Leave the
    fire shrine.
    - The Pillars of Nosgoth -
    Follow left to the stone dial and the braziers from Kain's level.  Now burn the
    braziers with the reaver and rotate the stone tower until the passage is opened.
      Head to the pillars and search the area to the east.  You will have to kill a
      few hunters but a TK rune is lying there.  Now head North and jump up the
      ledge.  Grab the tome and kill the Hunters protecting The Bronze Disc (a
      barrier will envelope it.)  Grab the disc and head West.  Place the disc in
      the grated gate and head to the ruins.
    Jump the center pillars and shift on the second one.  Jump to the right and
    rematerialize.  Now follow the path outside of it and look to your immediate
    right.  (Before you fall off of any ledges.)  You can see the shrine.  Glide
    across to the ledge and open the door with the Fire Reaver.
    Slide the stone on the left hand side of the shrine room to the right.  Lock it
    in place by hitting the TK switch while standing in front of it.
    Now head to the other side of the room and drag that stone over the other jet
    (to the left.)  Hit the Air Jet in the center of the room and float to the high
    ledge.  Grab the Howling Heartstone.  Now head back down and hit the TK switch
    again.  The air  will move the stone and then go to the other end of the room
    and move that one out of
    the way.  Place the Howling Heartstone in its place.  The transporter will now
    - Air Reaver -
    Drop through the whole in the floor and head towards the fenced area. There you
    will fight a guardian.  Afterwards head through the  pathway still in the tomb.
    Scale the wall and head northward.  Pass the next scalable wall instead of
    going down and phase through the next gate.  There is a conduit there.
    Rematerialize and head down the hall.  Grab the Health Talisman.  Now go back
    to the last scalable wall you didn't go down and fight the next guardian.
    After he is beaten go back to the imbument room and rematerialize.  Kill the
    tentacle creatures and go imbue the reaver with the element of air.  Head left
    of the switch door.  Scale the wall to the left of the broken air jet and jump
    up to the ledge. Burn the brazier.  Now head to the other side of the TK switch
    door and activate the air jet. Glide to the ledge and burn the brazier.
    Now go to the center of the room and activate that air jet.  Glide to the next
    room and turn the stone on the left to the Light Reaver symbol.  Now rotate the
    stone on the right to the Dark Reaver.  Hit the TK switch and turn the dark orb
    light and the light orb dark.
    Now head to the open room on the first floor and scale the wall. The
    transporter will activate for your passage.
    - The Pillars of Nosgoth -
    Head out of the shrine.  form the ledge overlooking the water jump left.  Kill
    the enemies that cross your path and then follow through the ruins all the way
    to the pillars.  Go north of the pillars and activate the air jet near where
    you got the bronze disc.  Now glide to the ledge above and head into the
    - Items: -
          Health Talismans:
          1)  At the beginning near the camp
          2)  In the Air Reaver Forge, follow the path instead of
              going to fight the second guardian.  Phase through the
              grated door way.  Rematerialize and head down the hall.
          Telekinetic Runes:
          1)  NE of the Pillars in the surrounding area.
          Ancient Tomes:
          1)  In one of the larger rooms in the Fire Forge.
          2)  Near the Bronze Disc near the ledge overlooking the pillars.
    - Enemies: -
           Hylden Hunters:    Some of the hunters get green glowing eyes.
                              This doesn't not affect their ability.
                              Fight as normal.
           Giant Hunters:     These bastards are strong as hell.  These
                              will be the most irritating enemies in the
                              game.  Use the Fire Reaver and its spell to
                              kill these giants.  Keep attacking while
                              they flail about.  Their attacks are fast
                              especially for their size.  Do not use
                              standard dodges to avoid them, this can
                              spell your peril.  form a distance they
                              will launch sledge hammers in your
           guardians:         These are the original vampire guardians of
                              the pillars.  Their attacks vary but the
                              basic strategy is to push towards them
                              attacking and backing off when they start to
    - TOTAL ITEMS: -
    Health:        5
    TK:            3
    Tomes:         5
    VII             - T H E   V A M P I R E   C I T A D E L -            K A I N
    Go down the stairs form this room and phase through the gate at the bottom.
    There is no need to fight the tentacle monsters.
    Kill the Red Hunters along the way to open the trap gates.  In the vampire
    shrine area look for a tome overlooking the cliff.  Now head left and kill more
    of those delightful red hunters.  In the farthest room you will find a very
    small walkway with the Wheel of Life on a pedestal.  Pick it up and kill the
    enemies nearby.  Head all the way back to the first room after the phase gate.
    There will be a large gate there with a circular indention.  Place the wheel in
    that spot.
    Now head down and left.  There will be a little area with a couple reddies and
    a Health Talisman.
    Go further down to the super jump point.  Leap across to the transporter.
    Leave this first room; the doors surrounding will all close and you must face a
    gollum.  Now look for a room to the left with a tome in it. Now look for a
    place to climb up.  Teleport through the fire shrine.
    Leave the entry way and go to the door to the right where you had to light the
    second set of braziers with Raziel.  There is TK rune in here.
    Go down and look for the room with chairs lining the wall and climb up. Head to
    the teleporter for the Water Shrine.
    Now leave this room through the grated doorway.  Go to the room all the way to
    the left side of the second floor and down the hallway in that room for a
    Health Talisman.
      Jump to the first floor and destroy the cracked walls.  Take up the Rusted
      Scales and Carved Stone Skull form each of them.  Now go to the door farthest
      right and place the relics in the symbols right and left of the larger door.
      Enter the room and wait for the camera to change to see the water.  Fire a TK
      blast at the two braziers above the water at the other side of the screen.
      The water will drain now head down and TK the switch.  The  level the switch
      is on will come out allowing you to take the next piece of the Balance Emblem.
      This piece is endowed with the power of lightning.  A nice bonus to this
      weapon is its ability to hurt enemies that are close-by to the one you are
    Now head out of this room after killing the shades that appear through the
    sealed door.  Mow in the mainroom hit the TK switch above that one door.  Scale
    the wall and kill the Gollum there.  Head out of the room to the one on the
    farthest right of the second level.  Open the seal and face a Fire Gollum.  Go
    through the transporter and fight the two gollums there.
    Go out and look for the scalable wall.  Now head up and fight the two Fire
    Gollums before heading out of the Light Shrine.  Now phase through the gate and
    go to the first floor.  Look for the transporter on the first floor.  Teleport
    outside and head almost all  the way back to where you got the Wheel of Life.
    You will see an odd sealed door.  Open it and proceed.
    - Items: -
          Health Talismans:
          1) To the left of the super jump point up one ledge.  Look around.
          2) Hall in the Water Shrine to the left of the regular gollums.
          Telekinetic Runes:
          1) The door outside and to the right of the light transporter in
             the fire shrine.  Where you lit two braziers with Raziel.
          Ancient Tomes:
          1) Around the Vampire Shrine area in the outside world.
          2) One of the rooms after facing the first gollum.
    - Enemies: -
          	Red Hunters:       There are two forms of these but vary only
                               slightly.  form a distance One type can
                               throw little knives.  The other is
                               stronger physically.  These guys can't even
                               block they will be easier than the Sarafan.
                               Use any technique you like but have fun.
            Grande Shades:     These bastards are annoying.  If you get
                               lazy just begin to TK them to sap extra
                               life.  They will dodge after a few swings
                               and use mainly lunging techniques.
    - TOTAL ITEMS: -
    Health:        9
    TK:            6
    Tomes:         7
    VIII              - V O R A D O R 'S   M A N S I O N -             R A Z I E L
    The most disparing level in this game.  Many people have asked me how to get
    through the mansion.  This level will upset you.  Garunteed.  But it also will
    become the most replayable level in the game.  There is enough play-time in
    this level to make it a rich playing experience.
    Walk up and hit the square button at the large mansion doors.  A small
    cinematic will begin.  Now kill the two gollums.  Head back to the mansion and
    climb the ruins above the door.  Blast the window and shift planes.  Now phase
    through the window and head down either hallway.  Go to the adjacent hallway
    midway and look for the conduit.  Rematerialize and fight the few revenants.
    Now head up the staircase and go through either door.  Go down the hall and
    kill any revenants you feel necessary.  Both halls meet in a room with statues
    on either side and a door with a TK switch above it.  Equip the Fire Reaver and
    TK the switch.  Two revolving braziers will appear out of the wall.  Burn them
    quickly before the puzzle can reset.  Now go through to the next level.
    This next area will be called the Water Zone.  There are three looming
    gargoyles a pond and two air jets at the end of the room.  Go to the next floor
    by activating an airjet and ride to the top.  Go into the Fire Door on the left
    side.  Go all the way down the halls and steps until you reach a small wall
    picture.  A cinematic will begin; afterwards shift realms and phase through
    the grated bars to the right of the picture. Go through the glass window room
    and outside.  There jump into the background and down the hill.  Use the
    conduit at the base of the hill and charge the reaver.  Equip the Fire Reaver
    and stand in the center of the braziers.  Use the Fire Spell and light them all
    at once.
    Head back up the hill and past the green house area you came form.  You will
    see a circular stone structure with a statue in the center.  Climb the pillar
    on the left and then up top.  Head along to the other side.  Destroy the
    windowed doorway towards the mansion on what appears to be a second floor.
    Glide across and through the doorway.  Head down the hall and to the left for a
    TK rune.  Now head right and kill the revenants.
    Burn the two braziers near the fireplace and destroy the cracked wall beyond it.
    Now shift realms and phase through the bars.  Jump to the ledge to the left.
    form there glide to both suspended platforms and to the left ledge.  Now jump
    to the ledge to the left of that one and use the conduit to rematerialize.
    Jump back over to the ledge to the right and go through the door.  Follow the
    hallway to the next door to enter the Library.
      The goal in the library is to light the six dark orbs so equip the Light
      Reaver. The locations are listed and how to get them.
      1) Nearest the statue.
      2) The painting on the first floor looking towards the entrance.  Destroy it
      and light the orb beyond it.
      3) The second floor looking towards the entrance on the right.  Follow the
      stairs and glide and stagger form the top to get to the next orb.  (If you
      couldn't see it go to the first floor and use the camera.)
      4) The second floor looking to the right.  Climb the stairs and pull out the
      book shelf that you can drag out.  Push it to the side and light the orb.
      5) Destroy the table in the center of the room as well as the benches around
      it.  Drag the tower on the left past the fireplace onto the switch where the
      table used to be.  The flames in the fireplace will disappear.  Light the
      6) Jump the scalable wall to the right of the entrance.  Climb up and to the
      pillar.  Hit the TK switch at the end of the room and QUICKLY jump form
      spike rail to spike rail all the way to the chandelier.  Light the orb.
      Now retrieve the Blood Drinker form the statue.  Head back to the entrance
      and down the hallway.
    From there jump off the ledge and fight the three gollums.
    Head back up the stairs and go back to the Water Zone.  Use the airjets to get
    to the second floor and impale the statue on the left side.
    Now go to the Air Door.  Head down the hall into the water.  Shift realms and
    phase through the gate on the bottom.  Look for the scalable wall and climb up
    out of the water.  Head left and use the conduit to rematerialize.  Now head
    right past the blue door to the larger set on the right side.  Go down the hall
    and kill any revenants.  Go up to the next room and jump the first landing;
    then to the next one.  Scale the wall and jump to the next ledge.  Now scale
    that one.  Glide across to the next ledge with the window on it.  Blast it then
    shift realms.  Phase through the gate and head along the high path to the
    conduit at the other end.  Rematerialize.
    Notice the over looking pillars?
    Go to the one closest to the window you came out of and jump to it.  Now shift
    realms and glide to the pillar to your upper-left hand side.  Now jump to the
    next one to the other high path.  Follow the side all the way through the
    doorway and go down the stairs.  At the bottom under the stairwell is a conduit
    to rematerialize through.  Now head through the door on the left side.  Kill
    the revenants.  Now go through the door at the end of the hall.
      In this area you will need the Dark Reaver to darken the lighted globes.
      You will need to use the Dark Spell for the majority of these tests so make
      use of the charge stone.  Also any you don't need the spell for will have
      an *.
      1) * The Globe on the stairs behind the statue.
      2) Hit the TK switch above the last globe and glide to the fallen
      chandelier.  Now wait for it to go up and use the spell.  Now cross the
      spike railings quickly to the orb on the other side.
      3) Up the scalable wall to the right of the windows.
      4) Smash the odd looking window form the windows with TK and darken the orb.
      5) The fireplace on the other side of the room form the windows.
      6) form the entrance jump on the pillar to the left.  You will be standing
      on a switch that will make some ledges come out of the wall above the
      fireplace. Use your spell now and Jump the three ledges to the orb.
      Now retrieve the Heart Seeker form the statue.
    Head back to the First scene of Vorador's Mansion outside the front door.
    Drop to the ground and go back through the first entrance and down the hall
    again.  Re-use the conduit and go up the stairs.  Go down the hall and fight
    the gollums just before the Water Zone.
    Enter the Water Zone and use the airjets to the second floor again.  Place
    the Heart Seeker in the right statue.
    Go through the Fire Door again and head down the hall.  This time the wall
    before the grated door will be cracked.  TK it and head back towards the stone
      Instead of going up again look for another wall to the upper right of the
      stone structure that has cracks in it with a blue angel.  TK it and go down
      the piping.  Head down the sewer until your camera changes and you see a
      long stretch of water.  Hit the TK switch across the water and quickly shift
      into the spectral realm.  Jump each pillar that rose to go into the conduit
      past the rising pillars.  This may take a couple tries.  At the other end is
      Half of Vorador's Crest.  Now head back along the sewer and kill the 
    Climb the scalable wall inside the large vertical pipe.  Head back to the
    Water Zone.
    Use the airjet to get to the second level and go through the Air Door.  Head
    down the stairs but NOT into the water.  You will see  a cracked wall to the
    left of the water.  Go through now and place the first piece of the crest in
    the blue door's symbol.  Now go to the large doors on the right.
    Use the options menu to change the brightness to HIGH and then go up the
    tower to the second floor.  Jump up two of the platforms.  In this room is a
    cracked wall.  Now smash it down with a TK (it is easier to locate that way)
    and grab the Health Talisman.  Now go to the first floor before exiting the
    large doors.
      Go through the hallway and see the Fireplace with a circular symbol above
      it?  Destroy the cracked wall beyond it and head down the hallway.  You will
      see four pillars with symbols on them and a blackish green dial on the floor.
      You have to rotate the four pillars to match the ones on the wall.
      Note:  You must have the symbols facing the center dial.  form left to right
      the symbols should be AIR, FIRE, EARTH, WATER.
      The dial will raise a bit.  Jump on it and wait for it to go up.  Once it
      stops glide to the ledge with the other Half of Vorador's Crest.
      Now head back to the last blue door where you put the other piece of
      Vorador's crest in the symbol.  Place the new piece in it and go through the
      door.  Use the charge stone and equip the Fire Reaver.  Use the Fire Spell
      when standing in the center of all the suspended unlit candles hanging form
      a chandelier.
      The chandelier will raise and the gate to the last spear will open; but
      when you approach it the gate will shut.  You will have to kill the two
      fire gollums.
      Now retrieve the Soul Stealer.  Go through the exit and head through the
      passage you busted down with the TK blast earlier and head up the stairs.
    Back in the Water Zone place the last spear in the center gargoyle.
    Destroy the three broken walls behind each statue for a Health Talisman and
    two Soul Basins.
    A portal will open where the pond was below the gargoyles.  Enter it to go
    to the Water Shrine.
    i Water Reaver
    Follow the hall and shift realms.  Phase through the gate and head down
    Fight the two guardians and look for the room to rematerialize inside.  Go
    back out and look for a Health Talisman in one of the guardian tombs.  Now
    Imbue the reaver with the element of water.
    One room visibly has two fires in it.  Extinguish them with the Water
    Use the Water Reaver to freeze the waterfall.  Climb up and look for the
    water fall on the second floor and freeze it.  Climb up that one and
    Extinguish that fire.  Now head to the second floor again and go to the
    open door to the left.
    Extinguish that fire and shift realms.  Now jump to the passage to the
    right side and use the conduit in the next room to rematerialize.  Use the
    Water Reaver to extinguish that flame as well.  Now shift realms again
    and phase through the gate.
    Go right and phase through the next gate.  Look for the conduit and escape
    the Water Shrine.
    Now head back through the hallway away form the Water Zone.  Go through
    either hall to the main room.  See where the hall you walked form before
    the first conduit and this room meet?  To the left side is a painting.  Use
    TK to blast it down.  There is a Health Talisman behind it.
    Now go to the entrance of Vorador's Mansion and scale the wall  to the
    right of the door.  Shift and phase through the broken window and go to
    the conduit in the middle of the courtyard.  Scale the wall right of the
    mansion and use the conduit on the walkway once more.  Now head across to
    the other walkway via the pillars and shifting again.  Go into the room
    you got the Heart Seeker form and shatter the painting to the right side
    for another Tome.  Head back to the room with the Gargoyles in it.
    Back in the Water Zone, use an airjet to glide to the second floor with the
    gargoyles on it.  Go through the firedoor and head down the hill to where
    you lit all those braziers.
    You will notice little red and green symbols by each brazier.  Extinguish
    the fires that meet a green symbol.  Now go through the door for a short
    Go back up the hill all the way to the stone structures again.  Jump up the
    pillar to the left and go around the top stones.  Glide to the window
    above and down the hall to the Blue Door.  Now you will be back in the
    library again.
    There is a tome behind the window to the left of the statue.  You must
    shatter it.
    Use the Library Seal on the door behind the statue.
    - Items: -
          Health Talismans:
          1)  In the Water Shrine in one of the tombs on the first floor.
          2)  After the first conduit there are paintings left and right of
              the entrance to the hall you came out of.  The one on the left
              side is breakable after you spear the Gargoyle on the right side.
          3)  The first tower near the place you get the Silver Half of
              Vorador's Crest.  Go to the second floor turn up the brightness
              and break the cracked wall after getting the Heart Seeker.
          Telekinetic Runes:
          1)  In the room above the stone structures beyond the Fire Door; down
              the hall and to the left.
          2)  Behind the cracked wall nearest the Soul Stealer's Gargoyle.
          Ancient Tomes:
          1)  Behind the glass window to the left of the statue in the library.
              Spear the Gargoyle on the left first.
          2)  The painting to the right of the door in the other spear room.
              The gargoyle on the right must be impaled in the Water Zone.
    - Enemies: -
            Large revenants:  These baddies are a bit more durable than their
                              smaller brethren.  They are almost as easily
                              As with most enemies the Fire Spell works wonders
                              in a bind.  Note that these guys can jump up to
                              ledges Raziel is standing on.
    - TOTAL ITEMS: -
    Health:        8
    TK:            5
    Tomes:         7
    IX            - T H E   V A M P I R E   C I T A D E L - 2 -           K A I N
                      Seek Power Source for Disabled Warp Gate
    Walk down to the super jump point and leap across the pit.  Follow the walkway
    to the right and enter the transporter.
    Head out of the first room of the Earth Shrine and go right to the first sealed
    door.  Go through it and destroy the pillar there.  Climb up and to the next
      Notice the missing orb by the inactive transporter.  You will now face a fire
      gollum.  Now head to the hall on the right and jump down the hole that's
      rounded off with a fence before the next door.  Grab the Earth Globe and kill
      the shades.  Destroy the wall and head into the tomb for a Health Talisman.
      Go back up to the second floor past the rounded off hole you jumped through
      earlier.  Place the Earth Globe in it's designated spot.  Head down form
      there through the transporter.
    Phase through the grated doorway and drop below to the first floor.  Kill the
    gollums and Red Hunters.  Look for the scalable wall and climb up.
      Go left to the inactive transporter and take the Sphere of Energy.  Kill the
      two gollums and phase through the grated doorway.  Go left on the walkway
      and go through the next door for a TK rune.
      Use the Jump point to leap to the other side.  Go back through the
      transporter  and kill the two gollums inside the room.  Go through the left
      hallway.  (The camera angle won't change until you have passed through it.)
      And go back to the inactive transporter.  Place the sphere in the correct
      place and go through the transporter.  Kill the Gollum and phase through
      the gate.  Jump down to the first floor.
    Phase though the gate below and kill the red hunters.  Break the wall to the
    left of the tomb and scale the wall behind it.  Head forward past the next
    tomb and kill the gollums near the transporter.  Now DON'T go in the
    transporter instead go to the next hallway right and get another tome.  NOW
    enter the transporter.
      At least in the PS2 version you don't have to TK the switch on the left of
      this puzzle.  Just touch the symbol.  On the right side hit the TK switch
      and touch the next symbol.  Grab the last piece of the balance emblem to
      complete it.  This one is marked with scales and endows the reaver with the
      power to slow time.  touch this last symbol and go through the door.  Jump
      down to the first floor and exit form the transporter.
    Use the Jump point to leap to the other side of the pit.  Head back to the
    Vampire Shrine where the murals were on the outside world?  Go through this
    door and watch this very important cinematic.  Grab the Health Talisman
    before entering the portal.
    Once outside the portal in the newer Nosgoth... kill the Grande Shades and
    exit outside of the shrine.  Head straight out the door to find a bat flight
    - Items: -
          Health Talismans:
          1)  After getting the Earth Globe in the next room.
          1)  Just before jumping through the portal at the end.
          Telekinetic Runes:
          2)  The left of the door form the Dark Shrine.
          Ancient Tomes:
          1)  The hall of the Air Shrine exit past the Gollums.
    Health:     11
    TK:          7
    Tomes:       8
    7                    - W A L K T H R O U G H -                    P A R T   3
    P A R T   3:  Will deal with the Climax of this story.  form here on in the
                  game is linear and will require you saving every once in a while.
                  You are about to finish the game.  There is no more than 2.5
                  hours of gameplay left.
    X               - A V E R N U S   C A T H E D R A L -             R A Z I E L
                            Find the Heart of Darkness
    Head to one of the hallways until you reach a door.  Now open it with the Water
    Reaver.  Head below to fight four gollums.  Each one will yield a new stone
    platform until all are vanquished.  No go up the platforms and grab the
    Obsidian Sphere and put it in its placeholder below.
    Now enter the Earth Shrine...
    - i The Earth Reaver -
    Walk down the hall for a TK rune. shift realms and jump to the main room on the
    first floor.  Fight the guardians.
    Go into one of the tombs to rematerialize.  Kill the revenants with charged
    attacks by utilizing the charge stone.  Charge up again and leave this room.
    Switch to the Dark Reaver.  Now head to the door on the left first but use the
    spell only once you arrive there.  Use the spell and darken the orb.  Now head
    to the room just left of there.  Use the soul basin and go through the broken
    doorway to the right.  Freeze the waterfall with the Water Reaver and climb up
    to the next floor.  Walk into the foreground left.  Fall through the floor in
    the next chamber.  Kill the revenants and use the Light Reaver to make the dark
    orb change.  The barrier will now be broken.
    Go back the way you came and imbue the reaver with the element of Earth.
    Use the Earth Reaver on the dial on the ground with its symbol.  Three
    platforms will appear.  Climb them all quickly to the far ledge.  Change to the
    Air Reaver and hit the airjet.  Glide to the top of the screen into the room.
    Now rotate the stones so that both show the Air Forge Symbol.  Hit the TK
    switch and now do the same for the Fire Forge Symbol.  Change to the Water
    Reaver.  Now go into both adjacent rooms and extinguish the fires there.
    Now head out of the room to the ledge to the left facing the doorway.  Change
    to the Fire Reaver and burn the braziers.  Now head back to the first floor and
    use the Earth Reaver to summon the stone steps again.  Jump up the first and
    the second and then to the third ledge; and then to the right.  Now change
    back to the Fire Reaver and burn the two braziers.  Shift into the spectral
    realm and head through the grated doorway.  Now rematerialize in the next room
    and exit the shrine.
    - Avernus Cathedral -
    Change to the Water Reaver and open the door to get back into Avernus
    Cathedral.  Now go back into the first room and kill the worshippers; don't
    bother taking their soul... just charge the reaver with them.
      Now use the Earth dial to make steps to the right side of the cathedral.
      Jump up all of them and to the left to a walkway.
      Grab the Health Talisman and kill the worshippers.  Grab the Dark Scripture.
    - Note on Worshippers -  Certain worshippers have the ability to summon
    demons.  These guys possess souls you can eat.  They are protected by a
    barrier that will break with a few telekinetic blasts and a couple combos.
    Defeat them as quickly as possible.  Demons are pesky and difficult.
    Place the scripture in the larger book in the main room.  A portal will
    open up.  Go into it.
    Go down the hallway and grab the tome after the first cinema.  Now head down
    the hall to fight the worshippers that summon demons.  Hit them as quickly
    as possible to stop this process.
    Go down the hall further to the next large room.  Kill the next two
    summoners.  Go to the end of the hall through the main doors.
    - The Reunion Battle -
    Slash the monster's Telekinetic blasts.
    Jump over its large waves.
    When it charges, dodge quickly.
    Now- How to defeat it.  Eventually the creature will begin to scream and a
    large drum will vibrate.  Hit it with the reaver or better yet TK the
    damned thing.  Then run over and slash at its head.  Repeat this process
    until he makes all the drums rings.  Hit all the vibrating gongs to kill
    - Your TK powers will now be as great or greater than Kain.
    Destroy the large pillar and climb the wall for the last cinematic of this
    - Items: -
          Health Talismans:
          1)  Above the main room of the cathedral where you get the Dark
          Telekinetic Runes:
          1)  Down the Hall in the Earth Shrine.
          Ancient Tomes:
          1)  In the first large room after the first cinematic in the catacombs.
    Health:       9
    TK:           6
    Tomes:        8
    XI             - A V E R N U S   C A T H E D R A L -              P A R T   2
      i                     - T H E   A D V E R S A R Y -
    Attack the enemy with standing combos and telekinetic waves.  Dodge it's
    weapon and attack.  The creature should die quickly.
      ii                    - T H E   T R A G I C   H E R O -
      Use air attacks on this enemy and telekinetic waves.  Use the dropping attack
      form the sky to kill it quickly.
      Retrieve the Heart of Darkness.
    XII            - V O R A D O R 'S   M A N S I O N - 2 -           R A Z I E L
                                 Resurrect Janos
    To the right of the starting point in the first set of library shelves is a
    cracked wall.  Smash it down and go further down the hall.  Smash the next wall
    and watch the cinema.  Head up the next part of the hallway.  Open the door.
    Now drop down to the Water Zone and go next to an Air Jet below.  You will find
    another Health Talisman.
    Now leave the room .  Fight the revenants and go down the hall.  Open the door
    and head to the right to get a tome.  Look for a pillar highlighted in green.
    Smash it and climb the broken pieces to the by using the scalable wall to reach
    the second level.  Smash the wooden barrier.
    Proceed through the hall to the next door using the Earth Reaver.  Jump through
    the broken window and get another TK rune.  Go through the blue angel door and
    down the hall.  Kill the revenants and continue on.
    Climb the stairs and go to the courtyard below.  Walk into the main entrance
    and break the Vorador statue across form the doors with a TK Blast.
    Get the Health Talisman.
    Head down to the south near where Vorador's Mansion level began the last time.
    (Those gates?)  Turn to look at the pillar highlighted in green.  Use a TK
    attack to knock it down.  Now use the air jet to glide up to the rooftops
    again. Glide to the North Western Pillar and then to the North Eastern Pillar
    to the other side.
    Destroy the griffen highlighted in green with a TK blast.  Climb up to the
    fenced in window and shift realms.  Phase through it and go all the way to
    the bottom.  Kill the Grande Archons.  Now head down the stairs and use the
    conduit behind the barrels at the base of the stairs.  Head down the hallway
    and open the large doors.  Jump into the water and switch to the Earth Reaver
    to become heavy. One of the corners has a tome.  Shift realms and phase
    through the gate to get it.  Then phase back and use the scalable wall to
    climb above the water and use the conduit.  Then jump back in the water with
    the Earth Reaver and find the breakable wall.  Break it and go on through
    Drag the two stones on the right hand side onto the visIble switches.  Now
    Grab the TK rune.
    Head out of the water and down the piping then climb out of the sewer.
    Look for the stone structure that led you to the library in the original
    Mansion level.  Climb the circle of stone and into the window for a Health
    Now head down to the crypt and finish the deed.
    - Items: -
          Health Talismans:
          1)  Behind Vorador's Statue.
          2)  The old path form the stone structures to the Library.
          3)  Water Zone area next to an air jet.
          Telekinetic Runes:
          1)  The broken window near where you got the Heart Seeker.
          2)  Underwater, drag the two stones in place in the sewers water.
          Ancient Tomes:
          1)  To the right of the door that hangs over the main hall. The highest
              point on the stairs.
          2)  Below in the water with the blue angel door nearby.  Must be in
              spectral realm.  Phase through the gate in the corner.
    - TOTAL ITEMS: -
    Health:       12
    TK:            8
    Tomes:        10
    XIII         - T H E   V A M P I R E   C I T A D E L -           R A Z I E L
                      Investigate the Inner Chamber Below
    Walk down the stairs and shift into the spectral realm.  Kill the Demon and
    rematerialize to kill the revenants.  Now head to the Vampire Shrine.  Place
    the Oroborus in the door within the room.  Go through the main set of doors.
    Walk down the steps and equip the Earth Reaver.  Smash the wall under the
    water and walk through.  Climb the wall and walk all the way down the hall.
    - i The Spirit Reaver -
    There will be an obstacle preventing you form forging the weapon.  Hit it with
    the reaver and equip the Dark Reaver.  Climb the scalable wall and press the
    Dark Reaver in the third forging.  Then equip the Light Reaver and press it in
    the fourth forging.  The ground will shake and the Spirit Forge will descend
    another level.
    Go down and have the scalable wall directly behind you.  Equip the Earth
    Reaver and strike the obstacle again.  Jump up the wall behind you and hit the
    Earth dial.  Jump the temporary stone platforms up to scale the wall.  Equip
    the Water Reaver and put it in the second forge.  Then change the weapon to
    the Fire Reaver.  Place it in the fifth forge.  The platform will lower again.
    Equip the Earth Reaver and drop down.  Make sure a large stone edifice is to
    your right when you strike the obstacle again.  Now strike it and press the
    right arrow to equip the Water Reaver.  Swim up to that platform to your right
    and jump out of the water.  Freeze the waterfall and scale it.  Now glide to
    the left side and scale the ledge.
    Go into the little opening and equip the Earth Reaver again.  Hit the dial and
    jump the platforms to the last scalable wall.  Climb up and press the Earth
    Reaver into the first forge.  Then equip the Air Reaver and go all the way to
    the sixth forge and put it in.  Now the obstacle will once again renew itself.
    Equip the Earth Reaver again and jump into the water.  Strike the obstacle for
    the last time.  You are now endowed with the most powerful weapon in the game.
    Now go all the way back to the beginning where you shifted  into the gate.
    Shift again and phase through the gate.  Then go all the way up the steps
    until you reach a stone obstacle.  Scale the wall to the left and jump over
    the obstacle.  Now go to the first area of the Vampire Citadel.
    - ii  Redeemer and Destroyer -
    This boss is relatively easy.  Make sure your not in combat mode when you
    fight it.  If it swoops down jump away form it.  Strike it when it's got a
    headache.  The tornadoes can just be walk around.  The shock wave is
    unavoidable but the creature can be TKed and held there to be stopped.  ONLY
    hit the creature when it has a headache.  It may summon revenants but with the
    new power of the blade it takes a strike to kill them.  Use the revenants to
    charge the spell.  Then Unleash it when the creature has a headache.  This will
    knock off a quarter of it's life.
    XIV                - A V E R N U S   C A T A C O M B S -              K A I N
    Kill the Demons and escape the realm.   Climb the scalable wall and enter
    Mortanius' chamber for a Health Talisman.  Head out of the catacombs killing the
    demons there (Grab the tome along the way.)
    Leave the Catacombs and Bat Flight out of Avernus.
    XV            - T H E   V A M P I R E   C I T A D E L -               K A I N
    In the first room is a TK rune.
    Go to the Spirit Forge.  Along the way you will pick up the last tome.
    - i  Crack in the Wheel -
    The Eye is protected.
    Avoid the tentacles.  If one raises slowly be prepared to side-dodge it.  If
    it sweeps jump over it as it moves left and right.  When it comes to a stop
    strike it.
    When the barrier is removed form the eye run over quickly and strike it with a
    three hit combo and follow it up with another.
    When the flares follow you side step in the opposite direction of its curve.
    (Green flares don't need to be dodged.)
    More tentacles will appear later on just use the same basic tactic you did
    when it was just the one.  (Actually I find it easier with more of them.)
    The eye will sometimes randomly burst flares at you so be on the look out.
    Four solid rounds of whacks to the big ole' eye should put the monster out of
    8               - S P O I L I N G   T H E   S T O R Y . . . -
    Kain found his way into the Sarafan Stronghold to look for Moebius.
    Moebius awaited Kain beneath the stronghold in the catacombs; knowing Kain was
    searching for Raziel.
    Kain tried to intimidate Moebius but his staff dominated Kain's vampiric
    Later, Kain found Moebius high in the tower.  He tossed the staff from Moebius
    and forcefully took Moebius information on Raziel's whereabouts and was
    directed to the Vampire Citadel.
    There Kain discovered a memory of prophesy where a vampire would face an
    adversary of equal strength.  In order to enter the tomb Kain had to restore
    the Balance Emblem.
    Once he did he met the Oracle, an ancient creature who explained Raziel was
    not the hero of the vampires, but the adversary.  It offers to whisk Kain
    five hundred years into the future to fulfill his destiny.
    Within the bowels of the nether realm Raziel struggled against the Elder God.
    He was starved and imprisoned there awaiting release.
    After tricking the Elder, Raziel found his way out of his ward and to the
    surface realm.  The conduits Raziel had always relied on were deprived from
    him; forcing him to search for a way out.  He found a fresh corpse and
    inhabited it, transforming its tissue into his own.
    He discovered the shrines of light and darkness which he used to open his way
    to the pillars.
    He then questioned the specter of Ariel and discovers himself five hundred
    years from the last time he walked physically in the world.  Ariel distrusted
    him and his origins but told him where to find Vorador.
    Raziel imbued the reaver with fire and air and discovered through murals more
    of his ancient heritage.
    Vampires once warred against a race very similar to theirs eons ago.  They
    had worshipped a god of fate and banished the non believers into the demon
    realm.  But not without consequence.  The vampires were afflicted with
    sterility and a blood hunger.
    To sustain their enemies banishment, the vampires called upon nine guardians
    to represent the pillars.  But as time progressed the vampires began to die
    out and humans began to take their place.  Unwilling to lose their heritage
    the vampires began abducting the human guardians and transforming them into
    the new race of vampires.
    Among the first to be changed was a weaponsmith named Vorador.  He was not a
    guardian but the forger of the reaver blade.  The blade which became a holy
    relic to the vampires.  Vorador was the first vampire born into the blood
    curse with the Dark Gift.
    Eventually the humans turned on their Guardians, lead by Mortanius and
    It was said that the hero to the vampires would wield the reaver against his
    adversary, a creature of equal power that represented the banished race.
    The Hylden's champion would bear a sword of flame and there were two
    possible outcomes.  Either champion could win.
    Armed with new information Raziel sought out Vorador within his mansion.
    There he discovered another more chilling mural that spoke of the vampires
    immortality, and their denial their god of fate.
    Raziel confronted Vorador with the questions of his heritage to which he
    responded with vague commentary.  Then Raziel was brought to Janos' crypt and
    Raziel was sent to Avernus in search of the Heart of Darkness; Janos'own heart.
    Kain found himself in the Nosgoth after the pillars' damnation.
    He sought out Avernus for Raziel.
    Below the catacombs of Avernus Raziel discovered his true origin as the
    adversary to the vampire race.
    He faced Hash Ak Gik who had possessed his brother Turel.  Turel had been
    summoned to the past to control the humans and aid the Hylden against his will.
    Raziel consumed his soul and found his way above Turel's lair.  There he met
    with Mortanius who was also imprisoned by Hash Ak Gik but possessed enough
    will to explain his story.
    Mortanius had used the Heart of Darkness to remake Kain into a vampire.  Thus
    setting prophesy into motion.  He left Raziel with the knowledge that he and
    Kain would face each other soon.
    Kain arrived at Avernus Cathedral to seek out Raziel.  There the two spoke and
    Kain tried to reason with Raziel.  In the end, the battle was inevitable and
    Raziel seeing it that way fought Kain.
    Ripping Kain's own heart out, Raziel sent Kain's body into the demon realm.
    Raziel returned to Vorador's Mansion only to find the vampire had been taken
    by Moebius' mob.  He found Janos and resurrected him.
    Janos remembered the prophesy but was shocked to discover Raziel was the
    enemy.  Janos chose to aid Raziel to the vampire citadel for the final
    forging of the wraithblade.
    Raziel had to fight with the Elder to get him to leave the forge alone long
    enough to imbue the blade with the Balance Guardian's of pasts souls.
    The spirit reaver was forged and Raziel returned to Janos.  The pillars were
    destroyed in that instant from the younger Kain and Hash stol Janos' mind.
    Raziel tried to kill Janos but lacked the fortitude to finish the job.  Hash
    punished Raziel by forcing him into the spectral realm before flying off.
    Kain awoke in the demon realm.  With his heart removed he was still alive
    somehow.  He battled demons to free himself and headed to the Citadel.
    There he found Moebius resurrected from his battle with Kain's younger self
    and speaking to some unknown being.  Moebius tried to stop Kain with his
    staff but with Janos' heart removed from Kain it was powerless against him.
    Kain killed Moebius and Raziel was waiting for him on the other side.
    Moebius tried to barter his life back from the Elder God he cannot see.
    Raziel impaled him on the Spirit Reaver and purified Moebius sight. Now
    Moebius understood what he had worshipped for eons... and then Raziel
    handed him back to the wheel of fate.
    The Elder threatened to drag Kain and Raziel into the bowels of the Earth.
    Raziel pleased to see Kain alive, made his decision... he would return to
    purify the reaver.
    Entering Moebius' body, Kain struck the reaver into Raziel, ignorant of
    the fact that it was his first lieutenant he impaled.
    Raziel appeared and Kain tried to force the reaver out of him.  But Raziel
    spoke, healing Kain of impurity and explained that he must enter the reaver
    for Nosgoth to be restored.
    He ended by saying he would see the true enemy.
    Kain attacks the Elder forcing him underground... knowing one day, he will face
    him again.
    9                           - G L I T C H E S -
    There have been numerous glitches that I have been e-mailed with.
    So far the majority of these seem to affect are Chapter 4: The Cemetery and
    Chapter 8: Vorador's Mansion.
    GLITCH 1-   Doors Lock up on me what can I do?
      After you exit the decorative shield zone/light shrine there are two doors
      that line the mountainous barrier that encloses the grounds below and the
      stone structures.
      This is a fatal glitch start over.
    GLITCH 2-   The charge stones disappear?
      This can happen anywhere.  Again save and restart.  Whatever causes this
      glitch remains unknown but can happen from time to time.
    GLITCH 3-   I passed through a window/door mistakenly and Raziel went through
                but he can't get out!  There is no conduit what do I do?
      You will probably only run into this in this level.  But it is possible it
      will happen in other areas with weak barriers.
      In the mansion it is possible to climb the circular stone structures beyond
      the fire door and fly through the window above without breaking it or
      going in it in the material world.  However... this will lock Raziel in the
      Just down the hill near the large set of braziers is a door to a crypt.  If
      you alter the manual camera angles to go off-focus of Raziel, you can
      magically move beyond the barrier and head to Janos'crypt.  Again you will
      be locked inside.
      TO CORRECT a glitch like this all you need to do is go off-focus of Raziel
      and go through the barrier.  Voila.... Raziel will escape.
    GLITCH 4-   I am stuck in the ground... cannot move... etc. what do I do?
      Pray to god and kiss your ass goodbye.  Actually if you off-focus your
      character and jump around or walk around you will usually break free.
      Otherwise simply save and reset.
    GLITCH 5-   When I reached Janos to return the HEART OF DARKNESS he would
                not wake up and its not even in my inventory!!!?
      This is not my favorite problem.  When this happens your very close to
      the end of the game but if you have hit this snag; you will have to 
      restart from the very beginning.
    GLITCH 6-   I am at the end just before the spirit forge but I just can
                not seem to break that damned wall under water can you explain
                this for me?
      Yet another glitch like THE HEART OF DARKNESS one that leaves you with a
      bitter taste over this game.  Start over.
    10                              - C O D E S -
      These come courtesy of Nosgothic Realm.
      All codes must be performed from the pause menu :
    Fear the Tube-
    You will now hold the mighty weapon of destruction... the cardboard tube.
    The camera will reset and you will hear Kain say "Fear the Tube".
    Toon Modes-
    L1, DOWN, L1, UP, R1, L2, L1, DOWN, TRIANGLE
    Untextured Polygons-
    Refill Health-
    MAX Items-
    EXP Max-
    Infinite Reaver Spell-
    Open Dark Chronicles-
    Unlock Bonus material-
    R2, DOWN, L2, R1, Left, L2, DOWN, L1, TRIANGLE
    (Can also be unlocked by completing the game)
    11        - G I V I N G   C R E D I T   W H E R E   I T   I S   D U E -
    I would like to thank Crystal Dynamics for their efforts in creating quality
    gaming for the mature minds.  They bring back the integrity to gaming where
    commercialization has taken over.
    Thank you to Adam Canter for the organizational ideas, they helped me further
    my walkthrough with my own thoughts.
    Thanks to Nelo Angelo of Nosgothic Realm for his help on the couple items I
    missed early on and the information gathered on the reaver functions.
    Thanks to Curare Eclipse for his helpful experiential attack listing.
    Thanks to the help of Nosgothic Realm you now have a code to use in the game.
    Thanks to Data1119 for his criticism on my spelling which I still needed to
    Thanks to Spiral Maze for that last F***ING piece of Talisman for Raziel.
    You rock bud.
    Thanks to Ashman_X for his courtesy regarding Raziel's final boss.  That was
    And to Andrew J. Nieves (Eractnodi) for his brief info on a missing talisman.
    The countless others who sent me mail over the past six months when I did not
    have the net;  I do not even know how many of you sent me repeat solutions 
    over simple things already discovered.  Your determinations to complete this
    guide are much appreciated unfortunately over eight months much of the mail I
    received had been deleted......
    These efforts help immensely guys... thank you.
    And thank you, the people who read this guide and walked through this
    fantasitc game with me.
        Jake Hoffman.

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