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A Traitor in The Circle

article by Ben Lincoln


One of the unused sets of dialogue in the Blood Omen data file is a lengthier version of the argument between Anarcrothe and Mortanius which occurs near the end of the game.

In this "uncut" dialogue, Anarcrothe accuses him of being "The Circle's traitor". Mortanius responds by explicitly acknowledging his role as Ariel's murderer, then explaining at length his motivations for the rest of his actions in the story.

It seems likely that this dialogue was removed from the game because it is redundant - everything that needs to be conveyed is also included in the cinematic where the two fight.

The deleted dialogue is played immediately prior to the cinematic in the early build of Blood Omen from 12 July, 1996. This version of the dialogue can be downloaded below. The content is identical to the reconstruction I created in 2002, but is of higher quality. It is presented in audio-only form as the player cannot move while the dialogue plays, resulting in a fixed shot of Kain standing at the Pillars.

[ Mortanius argues with Anacrothe ]
Mortanius argues with Anacrothe
File Size Author
Mortanius argues with Anarcrothe 1 MiB SK/CD
The deleted Mortanius/Anarcrothe argument, recorded from the 12 July, 1996 build of the game.
Audio Reconstruction
File Size Author
Mortanius argues with Anacrothe 605 KiB SK/CD
Unused audio extracted from Blood Omen, arranged by Ben Lincoln. This version was created in 2002, and is preserved here for historical purposes. The recording from the 12 July, 1996 build of the game is of much higher quality.
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