"The Gift continued to evolve. Over time, we became less human and more... Divine. Kain would enter the state of change, and emerge with a new gift. Some years after the master, our evolution would follow. Until I had the honor of surpassing my lord."
—Raziel, Legacy of Kain: Soul Reaver.note Paraphrased from two versions of the intro's monologue, one used in the game, and one released along with the unfinished video as promotion.
The Master is as old as any vampire on record. There's no telling how powerful he'll be if he reaches the surface.