The Fire Glyph is a Glyph spell acquired by Raziel in Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.

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It is one of the last glyphs that Raziel can acquire in the game. It can be found deep within the Razielim Territory, but only after killing Rahab and acquiring the ability to swim. Once inside the temple, Raziel had to solve a puzzle by lighting a brazier held by a demon-like statue with a torch or Fire Reaver. When cast, Raziel formed 2 small fire orbs in each hand while raising them above his head and a giant fiery wave would be sent around him, incinerating any enemies close by. This glyph icould be regarded as the most powerful glyph of all due to its ability to kill any non-boss enemy. It required 8 points of Eldritch Energy to use. It should be noted that although its range is smaller than that of the Sunlight Glyph, however, it kills both vampires and humans alike.

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Soul Reaver Alpha - Glyphs

(by Raina Audron)

In the Soul Reaver alphas the Fire Glyph is one of the weaker glyphs compared to being one of the more powerful in the retail. Like in the retail version the Fire Glyph altar can be found in the flooded area beneath Raziel's Clan territory.

The Fire Glyph is shown on the alpha Ring Menu by an orange 'ball and zig-zag' design representing fire and an even earlier version of this menu can be seen in video previews. In retail it has a stylized circular 'candle flame' design..

The effect of the Glyph also changes: in the alpha Raziel extends one arm, snaps his fingers and taps his fist on the ground causing a red expanding ring to appear, while in retail he raises his arms individually and 'ignites' a fire causing the red expanding ring of energy.

The spell emanates outward in rings of fire, igniting all enemies in its wake (killing both vampires and humans).
―Steve Starvis (Eidos)[1]

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  • This area is listed under Dark Eden in the debug menu. Reasons for this are unknown, but it is possible it was originally planned to appear elsewhere.
  • The mural of a vampire with inelligible writing below reappears in Soul Reaver 2 in the Dark Forge.
  • The statue is refered to as "babar" in the code, which is commonly explained to mean tiger, lion or leopard or is a shortening of the word barbarian.

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