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Further updates to the Dark Prophecy articles, and the possibility of a new game

After another unreasonably-long delay, I'm happy to present two additional chapters in Divine Shadow's series on The Dark Prophecy: Hylden Armour Wraiths and Earth Elementals. Please note that the delay is entirely my fault - DS had the work done in the fall of 2012, and I just haven't had time to get it ready to post since then.

In addition, Raina Audron wrote to me with some very interesting news: the evidence is mounting that a new Legacy of Kain game is nearing release. As most fans are aware, there have been quite a few rumours over the years that a new game was in development, and we know that at least one of these (The Dark Prophecy) was a genuine work-in-progress which was canceled. What makes this time different is that a domain name (warfornosgoth.com) has been registered (although it is only hosting a blank page as of this writing), and technical information in Valve's Steam software as well as AMD patches make reference to the game (alternately referred to as "War for Nosgoth", or simply "Nosgoth"). This is not an official announcement or a guarantee that the game will actually be released, but it will be interesting to see if it makes an appearance at E3 later this month, or at PAX in late August/early September.

For further discussion on this potential new game, please see this thread over at the Eidos forums, or this thread over at the Nosgothic Realm forums.

For anyone who's curious why I've been too busy to update TLW more frequently, it's because back in March of 2012 I switched careers from systems engineering to information security. It's been really great to be able to use my reverse-engineering and hacking skills professionally, but it hasn't left a lot of time for other things. Fortunately, I've always intended TLW as more of a historical account, as opposed to a news source :). There are a number of things I've been meaning to add for some time, though, and while it may take longer than I intended, they will appear sooner or later.

Nosgoth - A new game that is really going to be released

Along with 15 other members of the fan community, I recently had the opportunity to visit Square-Enix's London studio for a preview of Nosgoth. You can read all about it in Nosgoth Community Day.

I've also added a placeholder section for the cancelled title Dead Sun.

There have been a number of other really interesting things that I've gotten stuck finding time to post here for the last year, and I am hoping to have them ready in a week or two. Stay tuned.

An assortment of new content

Here's a batch of articles I've been meaning to post for awhile, but which to my dismay until now had slipped through the cracks for various reasons:

I've also updated the Nosgoth Community Day article to include some additional ways that the new game is referencing previous entries in the series (it's at the very end of the page). Since I'd already collected them for that update, I've added downloadable versions of the symbols for the human classes in Nosgoth to the Symbols article (the vampire class symbols are already there, as they're the clan symbols for Dumah, Turel, and Raziel).
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