Pillars of Nosgoth: magical principle
Recurring term
The Balance symbol as it appears in Legacy of Kain: Defiance.
Introduced in Wiki-Icon-BO1 Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (1996)
Appearances Wiki-Icon-BO1 • (SR1C) • Wiki-Icon-SR1Wiki-Icon-SR2Wiki-Icon-BO2 • (DEFC) • Wiki-Icon-DEF
Related articles Spirit (elemental predecessor)
Pillar of the Mind
Pillar of Dimension
Pillar of Conflict
Pillar of Nature
Pillar of Energy
Pillar of Time
Pillar of States
Pillar of Death
Pillars of Nosgoth

Balance was a sphere of metaphysical law within Nosgoth, and one of the nine magical principles harnessed and governed by the Pillars of Nosgoth. As the hub of the magical principles of the Pillars it regulated the other principles and was associated with the elemental force of Spirit.



The Pillars diagram linking Nosgoth's magical principles.

As a magical and metaphysical fundament, Balance was effectively made manifest everywhere in Nosgoth, but was most prominently and saliently represented by the Pillar of Balance, which was raised before Nosgoth's recorded history.[BO1-C9][SR2] The Pillar, like its eight counterparts, was intrinsically linked to the health of Nosgoth, and was protected by the Balance Guardian, who served as a personification of the principle.[1] At least four Balance Guardians were known to exist: the original Guardian, the martyred guardian, Ariel and Kain.[SR2][BO1][2]



  1. Wiki-Icon-DC Soul Reaver 2: Background Story at Dark Chronicle (by Marie Tryhorn)
  2. Wiki-Icon-DC Legacy of Kain: All Pillar Guardians at Dark Chronicle (by Marie Tryhorn)
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