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The Carved Stone Skull was an artifact used by Kain in Legacy of Kain: Defiance. It could be found in the chapter Explore the Citadel and was discovered in the Water forge within Vampire Citadel.


The Carved Stone Skull was a quest item in Legacy of Kain: Defiance that was used by Kain in the chapter Explore the Citadel as he ventured into the Vampire Citadel in Nosgoth's early history.[Defiance][Defiance/7][Defiance strategy guide]

After entering the forge areas of the Vampire Citadel, Kain was transported through several warp gates, passing through the Light forge and fire forge on the way to the water forge. Within the forge Kain could find a sealed door in the main chamber notably containing spaces for two distinctively shaped artifacts. In an adjacent chamber Kain discovered the Carved Stone Skull on a small podium in front of the tomb of the original Guardian of States.[Defiance][Defiance/7][Defiance strategy guide]

The item itself consisted of a golden skull overlaid on the abstract symbol for the principle of Death. The Death symbol in the background was a grey/brown or faintly golden color with a gold trim around the edges. Beneath the arch of the symbol the golden skull was positioned facing to the right - notably the skull was fanged and had a death symbol carved into its forehead.[Defiance][Defiance/7]

Returning and collecting nearby Rusted Scales at the tomb of the original Guardian of Death, Kain could open the locked door and find a secret chamber where he could collect the Lightning fragment of the Balance Emblem.[Defiance][Defiance/7][Defiance strategy guide]



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