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Chapter Three - Kain - The Sarafan Stronghold

The Sarafan Stronghold

Kain takes the Falcon insignia and starts to look for Moebius.

Kain V.O.:
This artifact seemed as though it was made for that unusual lock. Now the door could be opened.

Kain approaches the statue in the open-air courtyard.

Kain. V.O.:
Malek, the great Sarafan warrior; I had met him before. His sword and shield seemed to have gone astray.

After winning a battle in the round 'training room', Kain mists through the upper level grate and surprises a lone Sarafan guard. He starts to choke the Sarafan.

Kain:
Tell me - where can I find your master? Quickly - Moebius is - ?

The Sarafan points, struggling to breathe.

Sarafan:
... in the tower...

Kain:
Good.

Kain snaps the Sarafan's neck. A short while later, Kain moves a block into place, revealing Malek's shield.

Kain V.O.:
Malek's missing shield. I hated to restore his dignity, but I would need to return this to his monument before I could progress.

Kain returns the shield to its rightful place. He continues, and quickly finds Malek's sword.

Kain V.O.:
Malek's sword belonged in his right hand. However distasteful this errand was, I would return it to its proper place.

Kain returns the sword to the courtyard statue.

Kain V.O.:
The way to the tower now lay open before me. I looked forward to finding Moebius, and resuming our conversation...

Kain finds another piece of the Balance Emblem - flame enhancement.

Kain V.O.:
Curious. This artifact joined with the relic I discovered earlier, appeared to be but one fragment of a larger emblem. This shard was endowed with elemental Fire, enhancing both the Reaver and my telekinetic powers.

Dark Chronicle - Kain Settles The Score

Kain reaches the tower chamber. He listens at a door, then kicks it in, revealing Moebius - alone.

Moebius:
Here you are at last. I see you found a fragment of the Balance Emblem. This will be of even further use to you - if you can find the other three. Now, shall we...?

Kain:
Yes.

Kain seizes Moebius's staff telekinetically - wrenching it out of his grasp - and hurls it across the room. He then takes hold of Moebius himself in the same way.

Kain:
Let us continue our conversation -

Kain sharply pulls Moebius nearer, lifting him off the floor. The Time Streamer's hood falls back, revealing his bald head.

Kain:
But on a somewhat different footing. Now - what do you have to tell me, Moebius?

Suspended in the air, Moebius clutches at his throat, choked by Kain's constricting TK grip.

Moebius:
You cannot kill me. We both know that this is not how - or when - I die.

Kain:
Death is not the only possible outcome.

Kain tightens his telekinetic grip, making Moebius cry out.

Moebius:
Your delusions of fulfilling the Vampires' foolish prophecies have badly distorted your judgement. And Raziel is not what you think.

Kain:
You dare imagine what I think?

Kain throws Moebius into a wall. Moebius slides down it, and ends up on his knees.

Moebius:
So you prevented Raziel's soul from entering the Reaver. Do you believe for a moment that by this you have averted your fate? Or his? Or that of Nosgoth itself? Your manipulations are pathetic.

Kain:
Yet Raziel retains his free will. And that's what frightens you, isn't it, Moebius? You cannot see his path, and so you cannot control it.

Moebius:
And neither can you. Yes, Raziel is shrouded from us, but we see the ripples of his potential actions. And every path he might choose leads to the same outcome: he will kill you, Kain. In sparing Raziel, you have written your own death sentence.

Kain:
You still have not answered the question I came to ask -
(Kain slams Moebius to the floor)
Where is Raziel?

Moebius:
He is not, in a true sense, here. Not now.

Kain: (threateningly)
Don't try my patience, Moebius. What have you done with him?

Moebius gets to his feet slowly and stands with his back to Kain.

Moebius:
He is contained. In time, it may be safe to release him. His destiny must be completed -
(Moebius turns)
He will enter the sword. But until that time he is dangerous - far more dangerous than you could understand.

Kain:
And your incontrovertible evidence?

Moebius:
The answers are plain if you know where to look. Go west of the Pillars - there you will find a testament written in stone.

Moebius vanishes.

Kain V.O.:
But stones, too, can lie.

The Sarafan Stronghold (Continued)

Kain approaches the edge of the balcony and looks toward the distant Pillars.

Kain V.O.:
The Pillars of Nosgoth stood pristine against the horizon. To the west I would find the enlightenment Moebius felt I lacked.

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