"As I entered the chamber, I sensed that it had been sealed for hundreds - perhaps thousands - of years. And while this room was clearly built when the Pillars were erected, I knew that no human hand could have shaped this place - and that perhaps it had never been seen by human eyes. The surrounding murals depicted a winged race, their features so like my own - but beautiful, where mine were grotesque... and angelic, while mine were demonic. I tried to decipher these images: A great war, but with combatants like none I had ever seen..."
- —- Raziel, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver 2