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1,849 articles covering the Land of Nosgoth since July 2007.

The Legacy of Kain series comprises five action-adventure video games released between 1996 and 2003, primarily developed by Crystal Dynamics, and currently published by Square Enix Europe. Each entry in the series incorporates elements of action and puzzle-solving in its gameplay, and all take place in the fictional setting of Nosgoth, united by the character of Kain, the series' vampire anti-hero.

Although technically a pentalogy, the series is effectively made up of two duologies telling the separate stories of Kain (Blood Omen) and Raziel (Soul Reaver), with both culminating in Legacy of Kain: Defiance. The games have enjoyed critical success, and – despite their present dormancy – continue to be widely praised and highlighted for their high-quality voice acting, storytelling, and visuals.

The Legacy of Kain Wiki is an unofficial fansite, maintained by volunteers, covering the games and accompanying media, and hoping to fully document the content, history, and potential future of the series and related topics in an approachable and comprehensive manner. It is not affiliated with, or endorsed by, Square Enix Europe, Crystal Dynamics, or any of their subsidiaries, employees, or associates.

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"In Life and Beyond"
The five games comprising the series to date, plus related games, merchandise, and projects.
MP-Categories-Chapters Chapters
"Destiny is a Game"
Walkthroughs, transcripts, and analyses of the chapters which compose each of the games.
MP-Categories-Characters Characters
"The Players"
The myriad cast of immortals, Guardians, and manipulators whose actions form the crux of the story.
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"This Dying World"
Nosgoth's known landmarks, cities, fortresses, ancient ruins, and dimensional planes.
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"All the Conflict and Strife"
The complex chronology of the series and its world, including major events, eras, and timelines.
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"We are Legion"
Vampires, humans, Hylden, and other fauna and flora dwelling within the setting.
MP-Categories-ItemsEquipment Items and equipment
"Relish for Slaughter"
Kain and Raziel's mighty instruments of destruction, and all of their unique attributes.
MP-Categories-Abilities Abilities
"The Dark Gift Manifests"
Powers earned, won, and stolen alike over the course of the protagonists' journey.
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"Suffering to the Conquered"
Malevolent forces marshaled to eliminate Nosgoth's anti-heroes, and the means to overcome them.
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"A Lesson at Every Turn"
A glossary of miscellaneous concepts, words, and phrases in the context of the series.
MP-Categories-Personnel Personnel
"Worshiping a Giant Squid"
The real-life cast, crew, and studios responsible for developing the Legacy of Kain.
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"The Planes of Possibility"
A range of cut, deleted, altered, and unused concepts and material from behind the scenes.

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The Guardian of the Pillar of Time, or Time Guardian, referred to the individuals summoned to represent and serve the Pillar of Time, one of the Pillars of Nosgoth. All Pillar Guardians belonged to the oligarchy of sorcerers known as the Circle of Nine. Though Time Guardians themselves made further appearances, the term "Time Guardian" itself was mentioned only in Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain, Soul Reaver 2, and Legacy of Kain: Defiance.


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An extracted overhead 'map' view of the area of the Pillars of Nosgoth clearing as it appears in Nosgoth's early history in the final chapters of Soul Reaver 2. This version of the Pillars area featured the pure uncorrupted pillars, a southern battlement entrance not seen in other titles and was notably covered with ice and snow in this era. The symbol that can be seen at the base of the Pillars would later come to be associated with Nosgoth.


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    The Last Few Months

    July 18, 2014 by Baziel

    Time continues to march on in the world of Legacy of Kain and things are getting a little stretched, so apologies for the lack of recent updates on these blogs - though if you have access to Wiki activity, Recent Changes or our Facebook page you'll know that a lot is still going on - but we can always use people to lend a hand contributing to incomplete topics if you're knowledgeable or can research in the relevant areas.

    First off, we have to mention that our Facebook page - now arguably used as…

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Official sites

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The official Nosgoth site and forums
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The official Legacy of Kain forums
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Series art director Daniel Cabuco's site

English-language community

Icon-DCDark Chronicle
The Encyclopædia Nosgothica
Icon-NRNosgothic Realm
The oldest Legacy of Kain fansite
Icon-TLWThe Lost Worlds
Preserving deleted and altered material
Icon-THD - The Hylden Dimension
Moderator updates on the series
Icon-TSTime Streamer
An enduring nexus for fan creations

Fan project hubs

Icon-TADThe Ancient's Den
Frequent updates on the series
Icon-RevivalRevival
A 2D side-scrolling fan sequel
Icon-OmnicideBlood Omnicide
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain in 3D
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deviantART's Legacy of Kain hub
Icon-TumblrFuck Yeah, Legacy of Kain
A tumblr. blog for the games

Other languages

Icon-BRThe Reaver Blog
The premier Brazilian (Portugese) blog
Icon-FRLe Royaume de Nosgoth
A French-oriented fan website
Icon-DELegacy of Kain.de
The largest German fansite
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Facts and lore in Italian
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Legacy of Kain site for Russian speakers
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Comprehensive information in Spanish


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The Legacy of Kain Wiki is a fansite, not affiliated with, or endorsed by, Square Enix Europe, Crystal Dynamics, or any of their subsidiaries, employees, or associates. Despite the commercial nature of Wikia (the site's hosting service), the small number of volunteer administrators responsible for producing the site's content strictly do not profit from this maintenance, and are not professionally associated with Wikia itself. From their perspective, the site is solely intended to serve as a tribute and guide to the franchise.

Original written content at the Legacy of Kain Wiki is freely licenced and distributable under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Generally, quotations, images, sound files and other media are the property of Square Enix, Crystal Dynamics, or other bodies and individuals where respectively noted. We believe that their inclusion constitutes Fair Use under international copyright law. No offense, or breach of any individual's trust, copyright or intellectual property rights, is intended by the site administrators.

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