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It’s been a while and I keep meaning to do these more regularly. Since the last blog update the site has continued to rumble on and with a few interesting additions on the horizon I thought it best to update this now.
The main thrust of the last year has been the Defiance artifacts articles with the Category now completed, including finished articles for the Falcon Insignia, Malek's Shield, Malek's Sword, Decorative Sword, Ornamental Shield, Kain's Family Crest, Faceted Orb, Stone Disc, Bronze Disc, Howling Heartstone, Wheel of Life, Carved Stone Skull, Rusted Scales, Blood Drinker, Heart Seeker, Gold Half of Vorador's Crest, Silver Half of Vorador's Crest, Soul Stealer, Library Seal, Earth Globe, Sphere of Energy, Obsidian Sphere, Dark Scripture, Heart of Darkness (artifact) (the actual artifact not the BO1 relics) and the Golden Ouroboros. In Addition we’ve explored the secret item room "artifact1a" and the deleted items found within such as the Crimson Chalice of Evisceration, Mysti…Read more >
|Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain (1996)||Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver (1999)|
|Soul Reaver 2 (2001)||Blood Omen 2 (2002)||Legacy of Kain: Defiance (2003)|
The Heart of Darkness was a legendary artifact believed to possess the power to restore Vampiric unlife. It was reputed to have been ripped from the chest of Ancient vampire Janos Audron by the Sarafan in Nosgoth's early history inspiring many tales and relics in Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain. The Heart would become a vital object for Raziel in Soul Reaver 2 and Legacy of Kain: Defiance as he sought to recover the heart and use it to restore the murdered Janos.
Featured mediaLegacy of Kain: Defiance that showcases the initial concepts for the Archon introduction scene at the end of the chapter Escape from the Elder God Chamber. Along with showing an early version of the design for Reaper archons, the scene also elaborates on something made clear in the script - that Souls could escape the Spectral Realm and 'ascend' to a higher plane: displayed here as a glowing light in the sky. In scripts this is described as "the first hint that there is something beyond the wheel the EG talks of; that there is another possible way of life and death.".