Kain's empire was a vampire-ruled faction which rose to power in Nosgoth during the post-Blood Omen era. It was conceived by Kain, the vampire Guardian of the Pillar of Balance and last survivor of the Circle of Nine, in stark defiance of the human machinations he fell victim to in his youth. He ruled alongside his six lieutenants, who formed the Council. Over the centuries, the empire's boundaries expanded to encompass the majority of Nosgoth.
After Kain resurrected the six Sarafan warrior inquisitors as vampires, each lieutenant began to turn vampires of their own, which assembled into clans. Within a century, the clans had subjugated Nosgoth's humans, and began shaping the land to suit their purposes over the ensuing millennium. By the Soul Reaver era, decay had fully set in, and Kain began to forsake his empire, instead exploring other means to "challenge the Fates".
Membership and hierarchyEdit
Kain resurrected six Sarafan warrior priests (Raziel, Turel, Dumah, Rahab, Zephon, and Melchiah) as vampire lieutenants, whom he viewed primarily as a way to achieve his ultimate destiny. Their exact duties are never stated, however.
- Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver comic
- Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver
- Soul Reaver 2 (mentioned only)
- Legacy of Kain: Defiance comic
- Legacy of Kain: Defiance (mentioned only)