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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In an earlier stage of development, the part where human Kain fights back unknown attackers and then gets murdered, was depicted by a CGI video (like the ones in the rest of the game). In this version, human Kain is blond, because they had not yet decided to give him black hair as a human. Later, that video was replaced with a playable version of the attack and murder of Kain, because it didn't turn out as well as they had intended. The video was never included in the released disc and got lost forever in the vaults of Silicon Knights, with only a few screenshots of it being released in some early promotional material of that time. See more
You thought yourself a king when in fact you were a pawn! You have served me well, Kain.
I serve no one!
Indeed. Such narrow vision. Don't you see? My silencing of Ariel, and its calculated repercussions, is but the first act in my theatre of Grand Guignol. Of which you are the tragic hero... play on, little vampire, play on...
Followed by Soul Reaver 2