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The Rusted Scales were 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 Rusted Scales were 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 Rusted scales on a small podium in front of the tomb of the original Guardian of Death. [Defiance][Defiance/7][Defiance strategy guide]

The item itself was a flat three pronged crown-shaped object with a brown background and a golden trim around the edges. A semi circular golden curve emanated from the sides of the object and curved in a wide arc connecting the three prongs. An image of a set of balance scales was imprinted on the face of the item in brown and gold. [Defiance][Defiance/7]

The Rusted Scales in the inventory

Returning the scales to the locked door and collecting nearby Carved Stone Skull at the tomb of the original Guardian of States, Kain could open the 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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