Chapter 4: The Hunt for Malek is the fourth "level", or chapter, of Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain. It follows Kain journey through Coorhagen and Malek's Bastion, in his attempt to destroy Malek, the Guardian of the Pillar of Conflict and unliving Ward of the Circle of Nine.
Players (in order of appearance)Edit
- Kain (voiced by Simon Templeman) and Kain's voiceovers
- Malek (voiced by Neil Ross)
- Ariel (voiced by Anna Gunn)
|[As Kain approaches Coorhagen:]|
|Kain (V.O.):||Years ago, word reached us of a strange pestilence that had laid siege to a few remote villages far east. But the rumors failed to prepare us for the horror that was the Plague.|
|[Discovering a plague-ridden corpse:]|
|Kain (V.O.):||Worms and maggots fed upon his festering skin, the scent of tainted blood seeped through the wounds upon which they feasted. Pity... such a waste; good blood gone bad.|
|[Seeing the sign leading to Coorhagen:]|
|Kain (V.O.):||Coorhagen – my home – the finest city in all of Nosgoth, rich in vanity and conceit. I had no delusions as to the welcome I would receive.|
|Kain (V.O.):||Death and disease stalked these streets. Bodies lay, most in the very spots in which fate had taken them. A perfect homecoming.|
Dialogue: The region north of CoorhagenEdit
|[Observing Malek's Bastion:]|
|Kain (V.O.):||Malek's Bastion, perched defiantly on the mountain top, black as night against the blanket of snow. What manner of man would choose a land so harsh and utterly devoid of life?|
Dialogue: Malek's BastionEdit
|[As Kain enters the Bastion, Malek contacts him remotely:]|
|Malek:||I know you are here, demon. The stench of death clings to you.|
|[Kain examines the Bastion's interior:]|
|Kain (V.O.):||The interior was as cold and sterile as the snow outside, with empty suits of armor and sharp, cruel steel lining the walls.|
|[Malek comments on his minions:]|
|Malek:||My warriors are but shadows of my skill, child.|
|[Kain discovers the first minion generation room:]|
|Kain (V.O.):||The towering metal structure gave birth to these wraiths. I could hazard only a guess at its function: fusing the souls of long dead warriors to their armor, so that they may do battle once again.|
Life without blood. What a travesty!
|[Each time Kain silences one of the generators, he receives a taunt:]|
|Malek:||Do you hope to best me, Kain? Do not worry. Your challenge will not go unmet.|
|Malek:||Your undeath does not make you immortal, vampire.|
|Malek:||Come to slay the slayer of vampires, have you?|
|[Finding a secret door that leads to the power source of the machines:]|
|Kain (V.O.):||The globe powered the machinery. With its destruction, the deafening shrieks of the machines ceased to echo throughout the bastion. It was now time to silence the machines' maker.|
|Malek:||You try my patience, fledgling. Care to try my blade, instead?|
|[Traveling to the heart of the Bastion:]|
|Kain (V.O.):||My eyes yearned from lack of contrast, my mouth ached for want of blood. In this cold wasteland, food was scarce, and my hunger grew.|
|[Entering the heart of the Bastion:]|
|Kain (V.O.):||The guards at the gate offered no resistance; they were frozen solid and dead as they stood, their flesh welded to the cold metal of their armor...|
|[Discovering a frozen corpse upon a throne:]|
|Kain (V.O.):||A corpse held court on a tattered throne, grinning malignantly at me through blackened teeth.|
|Malek:||It is not often that a man sees his own corpse, it is a sobering experience.|
But I am far less interested in my own corpse than I am in yours. Prepare yourself, vampire.
|[After unsuccessfully confronting Malek:]|
|Kain (V.O.):||'Twould seem Malek's destiny with my blade was postponed. Perhaps Ariel could offer further guidance.|
Dialogue: The Pillars of NosgothEdit
|Ariel:||Ah, the lord returns empty-handed. Does the Sarafan elude you? Very well, go east of Malek's Bastion.|
The Oracle shall give you aid.
- Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain is not formally divided into chapters in-game.[BO1] The chapter names and definitions used at the Legacy of Kain Wiki originate from the supplementary Prima guide, Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain: Official Game Secrets.
- The dialogue transcripts used in this article are adapted from Tenaya's original transcript of Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain at Nosgothic Realm, and the pair of official Silicon Knights/Crystal Dynamics scripts hosted at The Lost Worlds as of 2012. As in the Nosgothic Realm transcript, some scene descriptions have had to be manually revised to reflect the finished product, but these edits are intended to be as slight as possible.