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Kain Kain

In the centuries before Kain’s birth, the land was protected by an oligarchy of sorcerers known as the Circle of Nine - guardians sworn to serve and protect the Pillars of Nosgoth.

But the Circle was infiltrated by an enemy, and Ariel – the Balance Guardian – was cruelly murdered. Her assassination sent psychic shockwaves throughout the Circle, and in their derangement the remaining sorcerers turned their powers to dark purposes, poisoning the land with their sorcery and abandoning the Pillars to stand like silent, decaying sentries.

Into this dying world Kain was born. The son of an aristocratic Nosgoth family, he lived the privileged life of a nobleman, never realizing his undiscovered destiny – that he was marked from birth as Ariel’s successor, fated to take her place as the Guardian of Balance.

Ignorant of his destiny, the ambitious but directionless Kain roamed the land – during one fateful journey, he was ambushed by brigands and murdered, cruelly impaled on his assassin’s sword.

Plucked from the brink of oblivion by the Necromancer Mortanius, Kain awakened in the underworld, still transfixed by his enemy’s blade. Tormented by his hunger for vengeance, and heedless of the spiritual cost, Kain recklessly accepted the Necromancer’s offer of revenge – and rose from his tomb to discover that he had been resurrected as a vampire.

Kain quickly tracked down his assassins and exacted his bloody revenge. With his vengeance and hunger sated, he sought only a cure for the vampiric curse that afflicted him. Guided by Mortanius and the specter Ariel - Kain hunted down each of the corrupt sorcerers now poisoning Nosgoth. Only with their deaths could the Pillars be healed – and only by restoring Balance would Kain be released from his vampiric curse.

During his journey, Kain discovered and claimed the Soul Reaver, an ancient soul-devouring blade, and stumbled across – not so coincidentally – a time-streaming device created by Moebius, the Guardian of Time.

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