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The Pinnacle of The Silenced Cathedral

article by Ben Lincoln

 

After defeating Kain and using the Reaver to consume his soul, the final leg of Raziel's journey would have taken him to the highest levels of The Silenced Cathedral to open its sounding pipes (see The Final Battle with Kain, The Amplified Reaver, and Opening the Sounding Pipes).

The Silenced Cathedral is an enormous level in Soul Reaver as it was released, but the Pinnacle section would have made it even larger. This final area of the game would have been inaccessible from the rest of the Cathedral, and Raziel would have flown to it from the summit which The Mountain Retreat was built). The blocked-off doorways in the Cathedral would not have lead to the Pinnacle, but were part of an unfinished puzzle.

The existence of high quality rendered artwork of the Cathedral may imply that Raziel's flight to its Pinnacle would have been depicted in an FMV cinematic, rather than being a player-controlled section of the game.

 
[ A 3D rendering of the Silenced Cathedral ]
A 3D rendering of the Silenced Cathedral
[ Concept art of The Silenced Cathedral ]
Concept art of The Silenced Cathedral
[ Concept art of The Silenced Cathedral ]
Concept art of The Silenced Cathedral
[ The Silenced Cathedral as seen in the opening FMV ]
The Silenced Cathedral as seen in the opening FMV
 
 
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