Legacy of Kain: Defiance – Dark Chronicle – Bulgarian Fandub – Prologue
What this post is about:
In the upcoming weeks, we’ll be sharing a series of fandub videos from one of Square Enix and CrystalDynamics’ most iconic titles. Тhese dubs would not have been possible without the enthusiasm and talent of colleague voice-over talent and undercover mixer Aydin Adrian Ismailov.
Why we chose this series:
The Legacy of Kain and Soul Reaver game series captured our imagination with their fantastic storylines since we first laid our hands on the CDs all those years ago. The vivid characters, brought to life by the magnificent performances of the original v.o. cast have, to a large extent, inspired us to step up behind the mic.
What we aim to achieve:
We wanted to make the story available to Bulgarian fans of epic tales of valour and sacrifice, while having a fun time revisiting some of our favourite characters in gaming history. By the end of the project we hope to get at least a handful of you rooting for Kain, Raziel, and Co..
Original English transcript:
Dark Chronicle – Prologue
Given the choice – whether to rule a corrupt and failing empire, or to challenge the Fates for another throw, a better throw against one’s destiny – what was a king to do?
We are reminded of past events, of Kain’s empire, and the execution of Raziel, his first and greatest lieutenant. We see how Raziel became a reaver of souls, and how he pursued Kain through the Chronoplast portal into Nosgoth’s history.
But does one ever truly have a choice? One can only match, move by move, the machinations of fate, and thus defy the tyrannous stars.
A cloud of bats come together on the roof of the Sarafan Stronghold. Kain materializes from them. The full moon is rising behind him. Kain begins his infiltration of the building.
And so I returned to the sanctuary of my enemy – the fortress of the Sarafan brotherhood, deemed impossible for any man to penetrate…
Kain passes through a gate in mist form. He chuckles quietly, then kills a guard.
… Impossible for any man.
Kain drinks the guard’s blood from the neck. He lets the body drop, wipes his mouth, and continues.
Deep within these walls, my prey awaited: Moebius the Time Streamer, deceiver and eternal gamester, using living beings as his pawns.
Kain pauses to let two Sarafan pass by, overhearing their conversation.
… In the end we rooted out an entire nest of the fiends.
But we had swept that area already.
Not well enough, but no matter. We purged every last one of that brood with fire. May their souls now rest.
Lord Moebius will be pleased.
It was time for Moebius to answer a few questions. I hoped, for his sake, to find him in a forthcoming mood.
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