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Chapter 10: The Wharves: Betrayal is the tenth and penultimate chapter of Blood Omen 2, it followed Kain's (and Umah's) trip to infiltrate the Wharves and board a ship heading to the Hylden City . It is succeeded by Chapter 11:The Hylden City.

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At the end of Chapter 9:the Device, Kain rescued Janos Audron from the Device and provided the Cabal with new information; revealing thatthe Hylden had control over the Sarafan and that with their primary weapon destroyed, they (the Hylden) would use their initial breach between the Realms (the Hylden Gate) to launch a full invasion of Nosgoth. Realising they must reach the Hylden City and close the Hylden Gate (using the powers of the Nexus Stone ), Janos informed Kain that the Hylden City was protected by a "shield of magic"[1] which prevented teleportation. Seeking an alternate way to reach the Hylden City and deactivate the shield, Kain (reluctantly accepting Umah's companionship) travelled to the Wharves seeking a ship travelling to the Hylden City.

In Chapter 10:the Wharves, Kain and Umah arrived at the bridge to the Wharves, where Umah explained to Kain that they were seeking a 'War Galley' in the Southern Docks [2] and lectured Kain on the perils of the heavily guarded area. Upon Kain's arrogant reply, Umah began to inquire about the fate of the Cabal once the Sarafan, Sarafan Lord and Hylden had been defeated. Kain shared his vision of a Nosgoth completely under his control, hesitantly saying the Cabal Vampires would be allowed to do as they wished. Umah clearly believed Kain to be lying, saying that as they would be the only ones able to stop him, Kain would hunt down the Vampires. Umah stole the Nexus Stone from Kain and Teleport further into the Wharves, intending to use the Nexus Stone to defeat the Sarafan Lord and close the Hylden Gate herself.

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Umah after stealing the Nexus Stone from Kain

Angrily Kain pursued Umah intothe Wharves, finding that the local fog had severely restricted movement throughout the Wharves. Kain was able to overhear two Merchants discussing access to their ships and find out the password ("North Star"[3]) to allow Kain to enter the shipyards. Finding his access blocked by several inactive ships, Kain activated several lighthouses, enabling the ships to move and unblock Kain's path. Outside the Southern Docks he met a Cabal contact who informed him that to sneak into the Docks, he would have to reposition another Lighthouse, allowing a Sarafan supply ship to dock and tricking the Sarafan troops into lowering the drawbridge to the Southern Docks.

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Umah shortly before her death at the hands of Kain

Shortly inside the Southern Docks, Kain finally caught up with Umah, who had clearly been overpowered by a group of Sarafan Knights and Glyph knights. Killing the last Knight, Kain softly taunted Umah reminding her of his vision of empire . Umah now agreed with him about it, begging for him to use his blood to save her. Instead Kain killed her and took back the Nexus Stone, showing the price traitors would pay in his empire and regretting that she "could have been [his] Queen".[4]

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The Greater Demon escaping its cage

soon found the War Galley in the Southern Docks; loading up Hylden supplies, which even included several captured Humans and a caged Greater Demon. Vorador (still unaware of Umah's death) Whispered to Kain to get him to release the Demon and use its cage to smuggle himself onto the galley. Kain Charmed a nearby Industrial Worker making him lower the cage, allowing the Greater Demon to dispose of several Sarafan Knights and break through a larger cage and wall to make its escape. Kain then Charmed the worker into load him and the cage onto the ship, which was bound for the Hylden City [BO2].

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    • This level marks the first appearance of Kain's final costume, the Spiky attire; which he will wear until the end of the game and the final appearance of (the now deceased) Umah[BO2]; though she will be mentioned on several occasions in Chapter 11: The Hylden City.
    • Inside the 'Southern Docks', Kain finds an area with several human NPC's (mainly Industrial Workers) locked in cages and protesting against their capture[BO2]. Given dialogue, It is probable that these humans were being taken to the Hylden City to become Slaves.[5]

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    1. Wiki-Icon-BO2 Janos: "He has created a base in this world, the Hylden City, across the sea. There he has opened a Gate to bring his kind into our world. My plan was to teleport us to the Hylden City, and launch a final assault on the Sarafan Lord, but now I find there is some kind of shield of magic that prevents me. If we are to fight them, that shield must be destroyed." Crystal Dynamics. Blood Omen 2. (Eidos Interactive). PlayStation 2. (March 19, 2002) Transcript.
    2. Wiki-Icon-BO2 Umah: "Vorador has said we must seek out a war galley. We should search the Southern Docks." Crystal Dynamics. Blood Omen 2. (Eidos Interactive). PlayStation 2. (March 19, 2002) Transcript.
    3. Wiki-Icon-BO2 First Man: "They won’t let me down to the docks! They say it’s because of the fog, but I need to get to my boat!"//Second Man: "Just give him the the password, ‘North Star’. He’ll let ya through"//First Man: "Thanks, mate. I owe you one." Crystal Dynamics. Blood Omen 2. (Eidos Interactive). PlayStation 2. (March 19, 2002) Transcript.
    4. Wiki-Icon-BO2 Janos: "Precisely. It is their umbilical cord to the other world. When it is closed, they cannot dwell in our world." Crystal Dynamics. Blood Omen 2. (Eidos Interactive). PlayStation 2. (March 19, 2002) Transcript.
    5. Wiki-Icon-BO2 Prisoner 1: "Help! Help me!"//Prisoner 2: "Let us out! You can’t do this to us!"//Sarafan Guard: "Silence! No one expects you’ll all get there alive. Anyone wish to die now? Good." Crystal Dynamics. Blood Omen 2. (Eidos Interactive). PlayStation 2. (March 19, 2002) Transcript.
    Preceded by:
    Wiki-Icon-BO2 Into the Depths
    Blood Omen 2 chapters
    Wiki-Icon-BO2 Chapter 10: Betrayal
    Followed by:
    Wiki-Icon-BO2 The Living End (chapter)

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