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2,007 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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|Games and media|
"In Life and Beyond"
The five games comprising the series to date, plus related games, merchandise, and projects.
"Destiny is a Game"
Walkthroughs, transcripts, and analyses of the chapters which compose each of the games.
The myriad cast of immortals, Guardians, and manipulators whose actions form the crux of the story.
"This Dying World"
Nosgoth's known landmarks, cities, fortresses, ancient ruins, and dimensional planes.
"All the Conflict and Strife"
The complex chronology of the series and its world, including major events, eras, and timelines.
"We are Legion"
Vampires, humans, Hylden, and other fauna and flora dwelling within the setting.
|Items and equipment|
"Relish for Slaughter"
Kain and Raziel's mighty instruments of destruction, and all of their unique attributes.
"The Dark Gift Manifests"
Powers earned, won, and stolen alike over the course of the protagonists' journey.
"Suffering to the Conquered"
Malevolent forces marshaled to eliminate Nosgoth's anti-heroes, and the means to overcome them.
"A Lesson at Every Turn"
A glossary of miscellaneous concepts, words, and phrases in the context of the series.
"Worshiping a Giant Squid"
The real-life cast, crew, and studios responsible for developing the Legacy of Kain.
"The Planes of Possibility"
A range of cut, deleted, altered, and unused concepts and material from behind the scenes.
This month's featured article
Hash'ak'gik's altar was a secret area within Avernus Cathedral, visited by Kain during the Blood Omen era. It was a perverse, occult shrine to the god Hash'ak'gik, and contained battle artifacts and a tome recounting his commands to human worshipers. The altar could be visited in Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain from Chapter 8: Defeat Azimuth and though not revisited in further titles, the influence of the Hash'ak'gik cult continued to be a large influence to the events of Legacy of Kain: Defiance.
This month's featured medium
An in-game screenshot from Soul Reaver 2 showing the inner sanctum of the Sanctuary area of the Sarafan Stronghold in the Pre-Blood Omen era. Along with the usual Sarafan iconography, the mural of Kain's murder of William the Just and the ignition of the First paradox can be seen on the far left, memorialising the catalyst of Moebius's mercenary army. In center-left the mural of the murder of Janos Audron and extraction of the Heart of Darkness can also be seen.
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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…
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…Read more >
The official Nosgoth site and forums
– Eidos Forums
The official Legacy of Kain forums
Series art director Daniel Cabuco's site
The Encyclopædia Nosgothica
– Nosgothic Realm
The oldest Legacy of Kain fansite
– The Lost Worlds
Preserving deleted and altered material
- The Hylden Dimension
Moderator updates on the series
– Time Streamer
An enduring nexus for fan creations
Fan project hubs
Frequent updates on the series
A 2D side-scrolling fan sequel
– Blood Omnicide
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain in 3D
deviantART's Legacy of Kain hub
– Fuck Yeah, Legacy of Kain
A tumblr. blog for the games
The premier Brazilian (Portugese) blog
– Le Royaume de Nosgoth
A French-oriented fan website
– Legacy of Kain.de
The largest German fansite
Facts and lore in Italian
Legacy of Kain site for Russian speakers
– Legado de Kain
Comprehensive information in Spanish
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