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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.
MP-Categories-Locations Locations
"This Dying World"
Nosgoth's known landmarks, cities, fortresses, ancient ruins, and dimensional planes.
MP-Categories-History History
"All the Conflict and Strife"
The complex chronology of the series and its world, including major events, eras, and timelines.
MP-Categories-Inhabitants Inhabitants
"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.
MP-Categories-Enemies Enemies
"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 Health coil, also known as the Soul Spiral, the Spirit Spiral or simply the Health Guage, was a symbol used particularly throughout the Soul Reaver arc of the series, most notably to represent Raziel's health but also particularly related to the Spectral Realm and the Spirit elelment.

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Legacy of Kain - Defiance p09-10

A double page spread from the Legacy of Kain: Defiance comic depicting some of the major events in Kain's life. The elder Kain is shown in the center of the piece armed with the Soul Reaver and prepared for battle. Alongside him are two 'flashbacks' of events from Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain reinterpreted for comic format. The first on the left shows Kain's human death at the hands of his assassins, while the right panel shows the aftermath of Kain's rejection of the sacrifce and the ensuing Collapse of the Pillars. The original sketches for the strip were auctioned in 2015 by artist Tyler Kirkham.

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The official Nosgoth site
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The official Nosgoth and Legacy of Kain forums
Icon-EidosEidos Forums
The former official Legacy of Kain forums
Series art director Daniel Cabuco's site

English-language community

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

Fan project hubs

Icon-TADThe Ancient's Den
Frequent updates on the series
A 2D side-scrolling fan sequel
Icon-OmnicideBlood Omnicide
Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain in 3D
deviantART's Legacy of Kain hub
Icon-TumblrNosgoth Legacy of Kain
A tumblr. blog for the games
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
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The largest German fansite
Facts and lore in Italian
Legacy of Kain site for Russian speakers
Icon-ESLegado de Kain
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.

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