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The Turelim Clan Territory

article by Ben Lincoln

 

Turel's territory would have been Raziel's next destination after The Undercity and The Temple. Consisting of volcanic and other underground terrain, it was reportedly one of the two largest areas deleted from Soul Reaver. It was intended to be accessible from somewhere near Dumah's "Ash City", perhaps via the ledges and what appears to be a bridge high in the air opposite the entrance to the Oracle's Cave.

The Turelim Clan Territory is found in more pre-release screenshots of the game than any of the other deleted areas, and video footage is present in The KainDemo Video and Video Demo - 1999-03-16. One of its more striking aspects is its prevalent rivers of lava. This would have been deadly to Raziel, creating an additional challenge despite his earned ability to swim in water.

Part of the area would have been an enormous smokestack and furnace designed to "belch smoke into the sky, shielding the land from the poisonous effects of the sun", according to the manual for Soul Reaver. Several of the screenshots seem to include the lower portion of this smokestack.

The smokestack makes a cameo appearance in the opening FMV, to the left of the Silenced Cathedral. It is believed that this is also the one which Raziel would have used in ascending to The Mountain Retreat.

The Turelim Clan Territory was (like the Undercity) another victim of insufficient time and resources to properly debug it before the release deadline.

Screenshots From the 1999-03-16 Demo Video
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See Video Demo - 1999-03-16 for more information.

 
 
[ Turel's smokestack in the opening FMV ]
Turel's smokestack in the opening FMV
[ The smokestack in Turel's area ]
The smokestack in Turel's area
[ The smokestack in Turel's area ]
The smokestack in Turel's area
[ The smokestack in Turel's area ]
The smokestack in Turel's area
[ The Turelim Clan Territory ]
The Turelim Clan Territory
[ From the KainDemo video ]
From the KainDemo video
[ From the KainDemo video ]
From the KainDemo video
[ From the KainDemo video ]
From the KainDemo video
[ From the KainDemo video ]
From the KainDemo video
[ From the KainDemo video ]
From the KainDemo video
[ From the KainDemo video ]
From the KainDemo video
[ The Turelim Clan Territory ]
The Turelim Clan Territory
[ The Turelim Clan Territory ]
The Turelim Clan Territory
[ From the box for the UK release of the game ]
From the box for the UK release of the game
[ From the box for the UK release of the game ]
From the box for the UK release of the game
[ From a printed advertisement ]
From a printed advertisement
[ From a printed advertisement ]
From a printed advertisement
[ From a printed advertisement ]
From a printed advertisement
[ From a printed advertisement ]
From a printed advertisement
 
 
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