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Chapter Five - Kain - The Pillars

The Pillars

Kain walks along a path towards the Pillars.

Kain V.O.:
How strange to see this place long before my birth... centuries before the corruption set in that would poison the land, and put me on the treacherous path I still followed. In the future, these edifices would be condemned to darkness and decay. I would cause their fall, and build my empire upon their ruins. Was it still possible that with the right knowledge, the right moves, I might one day see Nosgoth restored, the Pillars pure once more? My answer - according to Moebius - lay somewhere to the west of this place. I could restore the world, perhaps. But never again could I give Nosgoth back her innocence.

Kain finds a strange obelisk.

Kain V.O.:
My path ended here, offering only this empty vista. Was this another of Moebius's little jokes? ...or a puzzle for which I had not yet found the answer?

On inspecting the obelisk -

Kain V.O.:
This symbol seemed familiar... Perhaps I needed to recover another fragment of the Balance Emblem before I could proceed.

Kain finds another piece of the Balance Emblem on a ruin near the foot of a waterfall - dimension enhancement.

Kain V.O.:
Another fragment of the Balance Emblem, this one endowed with the properties of Dimension. Perhaps this would reveal the mystery that lay west of the Pillars... if Moebius spoke the truth, and there was indeed something there to find.

Kain uses the fragment on the obelisk, and the obelisk shatters.

Kain V.O.:
The mists that shrouded this lake miraculously now cleared away, revealing an ancient citadel. So Moebius had not lied. Or perhaps this was simply another of the Time Streamer's illusions, meant to slow my true endeavor.