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The '''Falcon Insignia''' was an [[:Category:Defiance quest items|artifact]] used by [[Kain]] in [[Legacy of Kain: Defiance|''Defiance'']]. It was the first quest-related item encountered by Kain and could be found in the [[Sarafan Stronghold]] in the chapter ''[[Pursue Moebius]]''.
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The '''Falcon Insignia''' was an [[:Category:Items/Defiance artifacts|artifact]] used by [[Kain]] in [[Legacy of Kain: Defiance|''Defiance'']]. It was the first quest-related item encountered by Kain and could be found in the [[Sarafan Stronghold]] in the chapter ''[[Pursue Moebius]]''.
   
 
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When Kain returned to the [[Sarafan Stronghold]] in the ''[[Infiltrate the Stronghold|first chapter]]'' of ''Defiance'', he noted a door with an unusually shaped locking mechanism in the '[[Legacy of Kain Wiki:Chapter House|chapter house]]' area of the stronghold and he resolved to find the key. By the conclusion of the chapter, Kain had confronted [[Moebius]] beneath the stronghold and discovered the unusually shaped Falcon Insignia embedded in a door in Moebius' chamber.{{Ref|DEF}}{{Ref|DEF-C1}}
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When Kain returned to the [[Sarafan Stronghold]] in the ''[[Infiltrate the Stronghold|first chapter]]'' of ''Defiance'', he noted a door with an unusually shaped locking mechanism in the '[[Legacy of Kain Wiki:Chapter House|chapter house]]' area of the stronghold and he resolved to find the key. By the conclusion of the chapter, Kain had confronted [[Moebius]] beneath the stronghold and discovered the unusually shaped Falcon Insignia embedded in a door in Moebius' chamber.{{Ref|Defiance}}{{Ref|Defiance/1}}
   
The artifact itself consisted of a golden falcon looking left with wings outstretched. A second bird in a darker shade of brown or grey was positioned behind the first, giving a border around the golden bird. Above the head of the golden bird, the second bird's neck was raised looking upward, giving the impression of it rising above the first.{{Ref|DEF}}{{Ref|DEF-C1}}{{Ref|DEF-C3}}
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The artifact itself consisted of a golden falcon looking left with wings outstretched. A second bird in a darker shade of brown or grey was positioned behind the first, giving a border around the golden bird. Above the head of the golden bird, the second bird's neck was raised looking upward, giving the impression of it rising above the first.{{Ref|Defiance}}{{Ref|Defiance/1}}{{Ref|Defiance/3}}
 
[[File:Def-Inventory-FalconInsignia.PNG|thumb|300px|The Falcon Insignia in the inventory]]
 
[[File:Def-Inventory-FalconInsignia.PNG|thumb|300px|The Falcon Insignia in the inventory]]
In the third chapter ''Pursue Moebius'', Kain's initial objectives revolved around the recovery and return of the Falcon Insignia and his first task involved collecting it from Moebius' chamber to open the door and allow him passage to exit the room. Upon returning to the chapter house Kain could place the item in the unusual lock he had seen earlier. This unlocked the [[Sealed doors|Sealed Door]] behind and allowed him to ascend to the upper levels of the 'chapter house' and '[[Legacy of Kain Wiki:Sanctuary (Sarafan Stronghold)|Sanctuary]]' areas of the stronghold - ultimately opening the way to the 'relic room' where Kain collected [[Malek's Shield]].{{Ref|DEF}}{{Ref|DEF-C3}}{{Ref|DEF-Prima}}
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In the third chapter ''Pursue Moebius'', Kain's initial objectives revolved around the recovery and return of the Falcon Insignia and his first task involved collecting it from Moebius' chamber to open the door and allow him passage to exit the room. Upon returning to the chapter house Kain could place the item in the unusual lock he had seen earlier. This unlocked the [[Sealed doors|Sealed Door]] behind and allowed him to ascend to the upper levels of the 'chapter house' and '[[Legacy of Kain Wiki:Sanctuary (Sarafan Stronghold)|Sanctuary]]' areas of the stronghold - ultimately opening the way to the 'relic room' where Kain collected [[Malek's Shield]].{{Ref|Defiance}}{{Ref|Defiance/3}}{{Ref|Defiance strategy guide}}
   
 
==Notes==
 
==Notes==
*The Falcon Insignia is explicitly named as such in the inventory and its name is reiterated in objectives, and ''[[Prima's Official Strategy Guide - Legacy of Kain: Defiance|the official guide]]''.{{Ref|DEF}}{{Ref|DEF-C1}}{{Ref|DEF-C3}}{{Ref|DEF-Prima}} The artifact is not directly named in dialogue where it is simply referred to as an ''"unusual key"'' or an ''"artifact"'' - stage directions vaguely refer to the item as an ''"emblem"''.{{Ref|DEF}}{{Ref|DEF-C1}}{{Ref|DEF-C3}} Game files list the item as ''"shold_artifact_one"'' and its lock as ''"shold_lock_one"''. A duplicate of the item also appear under ''"shold_artifact_one_dupe"'' - possibly intended for use in cutscenes. The door where Kain initially gains the insignia is listed as ''"shold_secretdoorsmoebius"''.{{Ref|DEF}}
 
*Like all the quest items seen in ''Defiance'', the Falcon Insignia is never seen being carried. The item disappears once taken from its original position and can only be seen in the inventory screen. It reappears on screen when placed in it's final position.{{Ref|DEF}}{{Ref|DEF-C1}}{{Ref|DEF-C3}}
 
 
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*The Falcon Insignia bears a striking resemblance to the falcon symbols on the banners of the [[Legions of the Nemesis]] seen in the [[First timeline]] of the [[Blood Omen era]] in ''[[Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain]]'' - set several centuries after Kain's exploit in the stronghold - and may have been deliberately designed as such.{{Ref|BO1}}{{Ref|BO1-C9}}{{Ref|BO1-C10}}{{Ref|BO1-Prima}} [[Moebius]] is presumably responsible for its placement and even indirectly comments on the fate of the legions in his chambers before Kain collects the insignia.{{Ref|DEF}}{{Ref|DEF-C1}} The symbols were originally designed in ''Blood Omen'' to be evocative [[wikipedia:Nazi Germany|Nazi Germany]] and [[Silicon Knights]]' developer diary, [[The Complete Guide To Legacy of Kain]], confirms that [[wikipedia:Adolf Hitler|Adolf Hitler]] and the [[wikipedia:Nuremberg Rally|Nuremberg rallies]] influenced Moebius's character and the scene where he rallies William's peasants respectively.<ref name="SK-Themes">{{Icon|DC}} [http://www.dark-chronicle.co.uk/resources/bo1_faq/faqtheme.htm Theme Outlines for Cinematics] at [http://www.dark-chronicle.co.uk/resources/bo1_faq/faqtoc.htm SK: The Complete Guide To Legacy of Kain] (archived at Dark Chronicle)</ref> [[wikipedia:Nazism|Nazism]] was later drawn upon again to inspire the creation of the [[Sarafan (post-Blood Omen era)|revived Sarafan]] of ''[[Blood Omen 2]]''.{{Ref|BO2-C3}}
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*The Falcon Insignia is explicitly named as such in the inventory and its name is reiterated in objectives, and ''[[Legacy of Kain: Defiance: Prima's Official Strategy Guide|the official guide]]''.{{Ref|Defiance}}{{Ref|Defiance/1}}{{Ref|Defiance/3}}{{Ref|Defiance strategy guide}} The artifact is not directly named in dialogue where it is simply referred to as an ''"unusual key"'' or an ''"artifact"'' - stage directions vaguely refer to the item as an ''"emblem"''.{{Ref|Defiance}}{{Ref|Defiance/1}}{{Ref|Defiance/3}} Game files list the item as ''"shold_artifact_one"'' and its lock as ''"shold_lock_one"''. A duplicate of the item also appear under ''"shold_artifact_one_dupe"'' - possibly intended for use in cutscenes. The door where Kain initially gains the insignia is listed as ''"shold_secretdoorsmoebius"''.{{Ref|Defiance}}
*Like the other [[:Category:Defiance quest items|quest items]] in ''Defiance'', the Falcon Insignia appears in the secret [["artifact1a"]] room.{{Ref|DEF}}<ref name="artifact1a">{{Icon|TLW}} [http://www.thelostworlds.net/Defiance/The_Artifact_1a_Room.html The Artifact 1a Room] at [[The Lost Worlds]] (by Ben Lincoln)</ref>
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*Like all the quest items seen in ''Defiance'', the Falcon Insignia is never seen being carried. The item disappears once taken from its original position and can only be seen in the inventory screen. It reappears on screen when placed in it's final position.{{Ref|Defiance}}{{Ref|Defiance/1}}{{Ref|Defiance/3}}
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[[File:Defiance-Artifact1a-FalconInsignia.png|thumb|The Falcon Insignia in the artifact room]]
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*The Falcon Insignia bears a striking resemblance to the falcon symbols on the banners of the [[Legions of the Nemesis]] seen in the [[First timeline]] of the [[Events of Blood Omen|events of ''Blood Omen'']] in ''[[Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain]]'' - set several centuries after Kain's exploit in the stronghold - and may have been deliberately designed as such.{{Ref|Blood Omen}}{{Ref|Blood Omen/9}}{{Ref|Blood Omen/10}}{{Ref|Blood Omen strategy guide}} [[Moebius]] is presumably responsible for its placement and even indirectly comments on the fate of the legions in his chambers before Kain collects the insignia.{{Ref|Defiance}}{{Ref|Defiance/1}} The symbols were originally designed in ''Blood Omen'' to be evocative [[wikipedia:Nazi Germany|Nazi Germany]] and [[Silicon Knights]]' developer diary, [[Legacy of Kain Wiki:Sources/Dark Chronicle: Silicon Knights' Blood Omen FAQ|The Complete Guide To Legacy of Kain]], confirms that [[wikipedia:Adolf Hitler|Adolf Hitler]] and the [[wikipedia:Nuremberg Rally|Nuremberg rallies]] influenced Moebius's character and the scene where he rallies William's peasants respectively.<ref name="SK-Themes">{{Icon|DC}} [http://www.dark-chronicle.co.uk/resources/bo1_faq/faqtheme.htm Theme Outlines for Cinematics] at [http://www.dark-chronicle.co.uk/resources/bo1_faq/faqtoc.htm SK: The Complete Guide To Legacy of Kain] (archived at Dark Chronicle)</ref> [[wikipedia:Nazism|Nazism]] was later drawn upon again to inspire the creation of the [[Sarafan (era following Blood Omen)|revived Sarafan]] of ''[[Blood Omen 2]]''.{{Ref|Blood Omen 2/3}}
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*Like the other [[:Category:Items/Defiance artifacts|quest items]] in ''Defiance'', the Falcon Insignia appears in the secret [["artifact1a"]] room.{{Ref|Defiance}}<ref name="artifact1a">{{Icon|TLW}} [http://www.thelostworlds.net/Defiance/The_Artifact_1a_Room.html The Artifact 1a Room] at [[The Lost Worlds]] (by Ben Lincoln)</ref>
   
 
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Latest revision as of 12:51, November 21, 2019

"This artifact seemed as though it was made for that unusual lock. Now the door could be opened."
―Kain[src]

The Falcon Insignia was an artifact used by Kain in Defiance. It was the first quest-related item encountered by Kain and could be found in the Sarafan Stronghold in the chapter Pursue Moebius.

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"This door had been equipped with a singular lock, requiring an unusual key. Somehow I would find it"
―Kain[src]

When Kain returned to the Sarafan Stronghold in the first chapter of Defiance, he noted a door with an unusually shaped locking mechanism in the 'chapter house' area of the stronghold and he resolved to find the key. By the conclusion of the chapter, Kain had confronted Moebius beneath the stronghold and discovered the unusually shaped Falcon Insignia embedded in a door in Moebius' chamber.[Defiance][Defiance/1]

The artifact itself consisted of a golden falcon looking left with wings outstretched. A second bird in a darker shade of brown or grey was positioned behind the first, giving a border around the golden bird. Above the head of the golden bird, the second bird's neck was raised looking upward, giving the impression of it rising above the first.[Defiance][Defiance/1][Defiance/3]

Def-Inventory-FalconInsignia

The Falcon Insignia in the inventory

In the third chapter Pursue Moebius, Kain's initial objectives revolved around the recovery and return of the Falcon Insignia and his first task involved collecting it from Moebius' chamber to open the door and allow him passage to exit the room. Upon returning to the chapter house Kain could place the item in the unusual lock he had seen earlier. This unlocked the Sealed Door behind and allowed him to ascend to the upper levels of the 'chapter house' and 'Sanctuary' areas of the stronghold - ultimately opening the way to the 'relic room' where Kain collected Malek's Shield.[Defiance][Defiance/3][Defiance strategy guide]

NotesEdit

  • The Falcon Insignia is explicitly named as such in the inventory and its name is reiterated in objectives, and the official guide.[Defiance][Defiance/1][Defiance/3][Defiance strategy guide] The artifact is not directly named in dialogue where it is simply referred to as an "unusual key" or an "artifact" - stage directions vaguely refer to the item as an "emblem".[Defiance][Defiance/1][Defiance/3] Game files list the item as "shold_artifact_one" and its lock as "shold_lock_one". A duplicate of the item also appear under "shold_artifact_one_dupe" - possibly intended for use in cutscenes. The door where Kain initially gains the insignia is listed as "shold_secretdoorsmoebius".[Defiance]
  • Like all the quest items seen in Defiance, the Falcon Insignia is never seen being carried. The item disappears once taken from its original position and can only be seen in the inventory screen. It reappears on screen when placed in it's final position.[Defiance][Defiance/1][Defiance/3]
Defiance-Artifact1a-FalconInsignia

The Falcon Insignia in the artifact room

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