Soul Reaver: Vampire Clans
In Soul Reaver, all the vampires Raziel encountered were descended from Kain, as he was. Kain had sired his six lieutenants (Raziel, Turel, Dumah, Rahab, Zephon and Melchiah), and over time each lieutenant built 'clans' of their own vampiric descendants. Each clan was named after its respective lieutenant-patriarch, and held a territory (a region of Nosgoth they primarily controlled and resided in).
Following Raziel's execution in the Abyss, the vampiric evolution of the clans diverged greatly. The lieutenants mutated, undergoing dramatic physical changes: Melchiah and Zephon lost their humanoid forms entirely. The clans developed characteristics unique to their bloodline, loosely mirroring their lieutenant's transformation.
The following vampire clans appeared in Soul Reaver, with the exception of the Razielim (Raziel's own clan).
|Clan Flag Colour:||Yellow/Gold|
The Melchahim were little more than walking corpses, resembling zombies more than vampires. Their fragile skin and flesh decayed. It was said that they stole the skins of their human victims, constantly using them to replace their own.
Read more about the Melchahim →
|Clan Flag Colour:||Grey|
|Territory:||The Silenced Cathedral|
The Zephonim's evolution had made them spider-like. They were particularly agile, with thin, wiry bodies, and long arms and legs. They walked on all fours most of the time, but they could walk upright if they wanted to.
Read more about the Zephonim →
|Clan Flag Colour:||Blue|
|Territory:||The Drowned Abbey|
Not only could they withstand contact with the water - they actually thrived in it. Their bodies had become streamlined (with an unusual cobra-like hood), and they were proficient swimmers.
Read more about the Rahabim →
|Clan Flag Colour:||Purple|
|Territory:||The Ruined City of the Dumahim|
When Raziel returned from his hellish execution in the Abyss, the first vampires he encountered were Dumahim fledglings. Raziel did not immediately recognize them; he called them "foul, scuttling beasts."
Read more about the Dumahim →
|Clan Flag Colour:||Green|
|Territory:||Name unknown (not seen in the game)|
The Turelim were the most powerful clan in Nosgoth; physically strong, quick-moving, armed with highly sensitive hearing, and able to fire Telekinetic Force Projectiles.
Read more about the Turelim →
|Clan Flag Colour:||Red|
|Territory:||Name unknown (located west of the Abyss)|
Following Raziel's execution, the Razielim clan disappeared from Nosgoth. Presumably they were all hunted down and killed according to Kain's orders. When he returned from the Abyss, Raziel certainly believed that to be the case.
Read more about the Razielim →
Soul Reaver pages:
- Background Story
- Vampire Clans
- Creatures and Enemies
- Earned Abilities
- Upgrade Artefacts
- Warp Gates
- Map of Nosgoth
- Cheat Codes
- Promotional Wallpaper