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Nosgoth's earliest history included all events before Nosgoth's recorded history prior to the Vampire-Hylden war.


Little was known of Nosgoth's genesis. The Elder God described himself as "eternally present – here and everywhere; now and always,"[Soul Reaver 2/2] "the Engine of Life [itself], the source of Nosgoth's very existence,"[Soul Reaver 2/5][Defiance/2][Defiance/13] and "the origin of [all] Life."[Soul Reaver 2/5][Defiance/13] However, Raziel and Kain disbelieved his claims.[Soul Reaver 2/2][Soul Reaver 2/5][Defiance/2][Defiance/13] Nevertheless, he was active in this period, orchestrating worship of the Wheel of Fate and the Vampire-Hylden war.[Defiance/10]

Life in the Material Realm, including the "Elder races"[Blood Omen 2/8] – the ancient vampires and the Hylden – and the humans, came into existence. According to a Hylden scientist, "when [the humans] were but hairless apes cowering in caves, [the Hylden] gave [them] all that [they] had."[Blood Omen 2/11]

The ancient, primitive cult responsible for constructing a statue of the Elder God in the Subterranean Ruins may have been founded in this timeframe.


Preceded by:
Nosgoth's historical events
Earliest history
Before Nosgoth's recorded history
Followed by:
The Vampire-Hylden war