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The Spirit Glyph

article by Ben Lincoln

 

Raziel would originally have discovered not six, but seven Glyphs in addition to starting with the Shift Glyph. The Eighth and final entry in the ring menu was the Spirit Glyph - the counterpart of the deleted Spirit Reaver (see The Elemental Reavers).

As with much of the material which was cut from Soul Reaver, the Spirit Glyph is described in issue 19 of PSM:

[The Spirit Glyph] creates a localized vortex of soul-sucking energy, tearing the souls out of any enemies within a prescribed radius. The souls are magnetized directly into Raziel, replenishing his health energy.

Little else is known about this Glyph - in particular how it would have been obtained in the game. Video and still imagery from very early versions of Soul Reaver contain the full ring menu, with the Spirit Glyph symbol being a spiral much like the ones in the Abyss and Raziel's own health meter. None is known to exist of the Glyph actually in use.

 
[ Prima's strategy guide contains a mis-labelled Spirit Glyph symbol ]
Prima's strategy guide contains a mis-labelled Spirit Glyph symbol
[ Clockwise from front center: Shift, Sunlight, Water, Fire, Stone, Spirit, Force, Sound ]
Clockwise from front center: Shift, Sunlight, Water, Fire, Stone, Spirit, Force, Sound
[ Another interim version of the Glyph ring menu. In the center is the Stone Glyph, with Spirit to the left. ]
Another interim version of the Glyph ring menu. In the center is the Stone Glyph, with Spirit to the left.
[ The same early Glyph ring menu in a different position reveals the yin-yang Shift Glyph ]
The same early Glyph ring menu in a different position reveals the yin-yang Shift Glyph
 
 
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