The fragile balance of Nosgoth is in danger. Disputes within the Circle of Nine, the guardians of the Pillars of Nosgoth, have caused strife across the land. Ariel, the Guardian of Balance, has given a young vampire, Kain, the opportunity to save his own soul and free Nosgoth from its fate. Kain alone must face the other Guardians in order to heal the land and remove his vampiric curse. Written by
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At the end of the game, there was an alternative text for the argument between Mortanius and Anacrothe at the Pillars. In this version, when Anacrothe accuses him of being the circle's traitor, Mortanius more extensively explains his motives and admits to killing Ariel, whereas in the final version of the game, her murderer is left a mystery. See more
You betrayed us Mortanius! You had Kain killed and turned him into a monster! You set him upon us!
It had to be. Nupraptor's insanity poisoned all of our minds. The Circle had failed in its sworn duties. It had to be destroyed.
Failed our duties? Idiot! The Circle exists for us, we don't exist for it! Our powers will save or damn Nosgoth at our whim! Stand with us, Mortanius, or die!
Then I shall die!
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