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Well once again we have the traditional waiting period. I had intended to post this in time for October, but well this has been a tough year and things have once again gotten away from me. Apologies for that. So what's been going on? Well although the community has died down a little since the cancellation of Nosgoth, time marches on and there are still a number of ongoing fan projects and work, news and other sources of interest for LoK fans:
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On the official side, GlyphX artist Boyd Lake has finally updated his website with his completed models for the vampires Dumah and Zephon as seen in the SR1 intro - these accompany those already released of Melchiah, Rahab and Turel. Denis Dyack has also been taking fans questions on Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain in a series of 'Deep Dive' videos, which are very informative on the origins of the series - these can be found in three parts 1,2 and 3 (or 2.2). Among the revelations is that there is apparently a legitimate way to access the HMCS Bitter thro…
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Kain's Mausoleum is the crypt where Kain was buried after his human death in the Blood Omen era, and the place he awoke as a vampire shortly afterward. Situated within the Cemetery in southwestern Nosgoth, it appears as a playable location in Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain and Legacy of Kain: Defiance.
A Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver screenshot showing the unusual stained glass window above Nupraptor's Retreat in the Soul Reaver era. The skull shaped Nupraptor's Retreat was first seen in Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain as the abode of the Mind Guardian Nupraptor and the area was visited again in Soul Reaver several centuries later, when the skull had fallen down the cliff in the intervening years. Raziel could climb up to the jaw plate atop the cliff on the route to the Stone Glyph altar and above found the mysterious stained glass which was presumably formerly part of the retreat. The imagery bears similarity to traditional religious iconography and the interpretation remains unclear, although Daniel Cabuco had speculated that it was how Nupraptor saw himself - as a god.