Vampires (Soul Reaver era)
Vampire sub-race
Promotional art of Raziel and a Melchahim vampire from Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.
Era of origin • The post-Blood Omen era (the Council)
• The Soul Reaver era (the clans)
Factions Kain's empire
• The Council
• The Dumahim
• The Melchahim
• The Rahabim
• The Razielim
• The Turelim
• The Zephonim
Leaders Kain (progenitor, emperor)
Raziel (Razielim patriarch)
Turel (Turelim patriarch)
Dumah (Dumahim patriarch)
Rahab (Rahabim patriarch)
Zephon (Zephonim patriarch)
Melchiah (Melchahim patriarch)
• The Priestess (religious leader)
Variants Adult Dumahim
Adult Melchahim
Adult Rahabim
Adult Turelim
Adult Zephonim
Fledgling Dumahim
Fledgling Melchahim
Fledgling Rahabim
Fledgling Turelim
Fledgling Zephonim
Plane Material Realm
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"That's impossible - these foul, scuttling beasts could not be kin of our high blood."

The vampires of the Soul Reaver era were the generation of vampires created during the rise of Kain's empire, all of whom are descended from Kain himself.


Proceeding the Collapse of the Pillars, Kain spent five centuries as the sole remaining Vampire in Nosgoth before finally discovering a way to create vampires himself: by snaring a Soul and using it to reanimate a corpse. Subsequently, Kain, in an act of ironic blasphemy, broke into the Tomb of the Sarafan and breathed part of his Soul into the corpses of six sanctified Sarafan warrior inquisitors: in order, Raziel, Turel, Dumah, Rahab, Zephon and Melchiah. Thus, a new generation of vampires was born.

As Kain's vampire "sons" raised their own vampire clans (the Razelim, Turelim, Dumahim, Rahabim, Zephonim and Melchahim), the vampire race quickly repopulated, and within a few centuries, the Humans were "thoroughly domesticated," with a few groups of vampire hunters kept around to entertain and provide some challenge. Kain was soon deified amongst the lesser vampires, with his exploits as a fledgling becoming the stuff of legends while few people in Nosgoth, human or vampire, were aware that he was once human.

However, like their progenitor Kain, all vampires inherited the Corruption of the Pillars, which Kain had had from birth. Thus, over the centuries, all vampires in Nosgoth mutated into various beasts.




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Preceded by:
Vampires (post-Blood Omen era)
Vampire sub-races
Vampires (Soul Reaver era)
Followed by:

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