[ Legacy of Kain: The Lost Worlds ]

Alternate Silenced Cathedral Areas

article by Ben Lincoln

 

Like any game, Soul Reaver's areas went through many designs before being finalized in the production release. The Silenced Cathedral in particular in known to have numerous interesting alternate designs.

In its lower levels, one of the main corridors originally branched in two directions, and had been decorated by its inhabitants with cocooned humans.

Zephon's chamber has two side rooms which contain mysterious spouts of green material, similar to the "soul dispenser" in the Underworld. These doors are still present in the final version of the game, but there is nothing behind them. These may have been related to a different way in which he would have been killed - perhaps they are a poison, or a flammable gas which would have been ignited by the flamethrower of the fallen human in the main chamber when the doors were opened (similar to how Dumah is slain).

 
[ A cocooned human ]
A cocooned human
[ A cocooned human ]
A cocooned human
[ A branching corridor ]
A branching corridor
[ The single corridor in the final version ]
The single corridor in the final version
[ Part of a pipe puzzle? ]
Part of a pipe puzzle?
[ The pipes in the retail game are unrepairable ]
The pipes in the retail game are unrepairable
[ The door to one of Zephon's side chambers ]
The door to one of Zephon's side chambers
[ The door to one of Zephon's side chambers ]
The door to one of Zephon's side chambers
[ The spout behind one of the doors ]
The spout behind one of the doors
[ The spout behind the other door ]
The spout behind the other door
 
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