Legends of the Iconoclast

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Legends of the Iconoclast

Developer: Dwayne Anderson

Publisher: N/A

Designer: Dwayne Anderson

Engine: Build Engine (Blood mod; BloodGDX, NBlood, Raze), Kex Engine (Fresh Supply)

Version: N/A

Released: 2001, 2002, 2004; 2012, 2017

Genre: First Person Shooter

Modes: Single-player

Platforms: MS-DOS (original executable), Java VM (BloodGDX), Microsoft Windows (NBlood, Raze, Fresh Supply), Unix-like (NBlood, Raze)


ISBN-10: N/A

Media: Download

"The medieval world of Iconoclast has been veiled in darkness. The oceans churn, the dawn brings its own darkness, the wind becomes a deadly gale, and the land begins to rot. For 1000 years, the realm has been under a terrible curse. The people wait, their only hope: a prophecy. 'When the world is veiled in darkness, a hero shall appear, step out of the darkness he once served and join forces with the light. Hoisting the light, he shall bring forth its power and sacrifice to it, the demons of the darkness.' 1000 years have passed since that terrible night of Archbishop Tchernobog's curse. On the 1000'th anniversary of the curse, the realm's hope for freedom and salvation appears. From the shadows of the outerworld of Earth, comes a hero. Born into a world of violence, surrounded by the darkness, bound by his ultimate destiny, his name strikes fear into the hearts of his enemies as with death and bloodshed from the bullets of his weapons. He is destined to become a hero. He is Caleb. Six mystical swords, a black king, the spirit of soothsayer possessed by darkness, an evil archbishop, all are pieces to a puzzle that holds the key to breaking the curse. But in the midst of it all, a new evil will arise. Nobody said being a light warrior would be easy."Plot synopsis

Legends of the Iconoclast (otherwise known as LOI) is a Blood fan add-on developed by Dwayne Anderson featuring a mixture between the original game's themes and aspects of medieval fantasy. In terms of total number of maps, it is by far the largest custom add-on for Blood, eclipsing its nearest rivals Bloody Pulp Fiction and Death Wish. It also takes a more story oriented approach than most other add-ons, which focused more on gameplay and level design.


Tchernobog, a former soothsayer of King Iconoclast IX, uses the powers of dark magic to kill his former king and steals the sword of darkness. Then he places a curse on the people of Iconoclast, with the only way for the place to be saved is if an ancient legend comes true.

Five mystic swords, including the sword of darkness, must combine to become one. One thousand years later, Caleb is captured by the Cabal and is taken to the realm of the Iconoclast, and the only way for Caleb to escape is to fulfil the ancient legend.

Website: http://www.reocities.com/andersondwayne/loi.html (Internet Archive)

Story Background[edit]

See Also: List of Fan Fiction

Additional background stories were also created by Anderson:

Legends of the Iconoclast - Part One[edit]

Format: Word Documents and Text Files compressed in a Zip File

Legends of the Iconoclast - Part Two[edit]

The Tyrant Returns

Format: Word Document

The Battle of the Iconoclast

Format: Word Document

A New Love?

Format: Word Document

Raven Dark's Return

Format: Word Document


The Cabal War[edit]

INI file last edited on September 4, 2001.

Episode 1: Beginning of the End[edit]

  • castle1: Shrapnel City
  • castle2: The Docks
  • castle3: The Cabal Ship

Episode 2: The Dark Ages[edit]

  • castle4: Where am I?
  • castle5: Village of Iconoclast Gate
  • castle6: Iconoclast Tower
  • castle7: Dunkilus
  • castle8: The Tower of Murlock

Episode 3: Into The Castle[edit]

  • castle9: Mt. Iconoclast
  • castle10: The Dragon's Lair
  • castle11: The Castle Gate
  • castle12: Moat of Lost Souls
  • castle13: The Royal Crypt
  • castle24: Tomb of Lazurus
  • castle25: The Castle Gate

Episode 4: The Tragic Prince[edit]

  • castle14: Hall of Knights
  • castle15: Gibbet of Stone
  • castle16: King's Court
  • castle17: Gardens of Lazurus
  • castle18: Inner Courtyard

Episode 5: The Sword In The Stone[edit]

  • castle19: Deathtrap Dungeon
  • castle20: Chambers of Torment
  • castle21: Bascillica of the Cabal
  • castle22: The Royal Tower
  • castle23: The Horned King's Tower

The Return[edit]

INI file last edited on July 31, 2002.

Episode 1: The Dark War[edit]

  • return1: The Cathedral

Episode 2: Plague of the Moon[edit]

  • return2: Wastelands
  • return3: Shrine of the Mystic Gods
  • return4: The Chaos Sanctuary
  • return5: The Outer Courts
  • return6: Chambers of the Damned
  • return7: Cheogh's Sanctuary

Episode 3: Quest for the Swords[edit]

  • return8: Forsaken Citadel
  • return9: Halls of Eternal Fire
  • return10: The Spider Queen's Lair
  • return11: Inner Sanctum
  • return12: The Master Room

Episode 4: Flying Nightmares[edit]

  • return13: Raven Dark's Sky Palace
  • return14: Underhalls
  • return15: Apocalypse Tower
  • return16: Halls of Darkness
  • return17: The Dark Sorcerer's Keep
  • return18: Balcony of Judgement

The Trials of Destiny[edit]

"Take on the role of Vincent Valiant Orbison, Caleb's only remaining descendant and fufill your ultimate destiny as leader of the forces of Light!" — Official description

INI file last edited on March 23, 2004.

Episode 1: Descendant of a Light Warrior[edit]

  • tod1: Hills of Iconoclast
  • tod2: Plateau of Decay
  • tod3: Naphorphia Cliffs
  • tod4: The Spring of Life

Episode 2: A Test of Courage[edit]

  • tod5: Valley of Famine
  • tod6: Tamirtania Forest
  • tod7: Minstrel Caverns
  • tod8: Tomb of the Bard King

Episode 3: Trial By Destiny[edit]

  • tod9: Desolate Wasteland
  • tod10: Cavern of Pestilence
  • tod11: Pillar's Of Sacrifice
  • tod12: Apollo's Mountain
  • tod13: Cavern of Destiny
  • tod14: The Temple of Light
  • tod15: The Excalibur's Keep

Episode 4: Awakening of the Dark Master[edit]

  • tod16: Ishmael's Tomb
  • tod17: Temple of the Dark Master
  • tod18: Valkereye's Hall

Episode 5: Darkness of Eternity[edit]

  • tod19: Darkmosphere Palace
  • tod20: Hall of Shadows
  • tod21: Haunted Halls
  • tod22: Courtyard of the Moon
  • tod23: Nightmare Hall
  • tod24: Chambers of Dark Magic
  • tod25: Pandemonium Tower
  • tod26: Halls of the Dark Light
  • tod27: Valkereye's Tower
  • tod28: Valiant's Final Destiny

Link: RTCM demo


"In the final year of World War I, a new army was rising to power. This army, a religious military organization known as the Scourge, founded by a mysterious man named Garibaldi, had members from all across the world and other dimensions. Whether they were killers and murderers fleeing justice, or simple men and women seeking to find their place, anyone could join, promised glory and power. The Scourge made their base in a unknown dimension, free from the spying eyes of outsiders and non-members. Among its members was a young man named Logan, the son of a gunsmith. Together with his love Katrina, Logan was one of the Scourge's most skilled fighters and sharpshooters. But when Katrina discovered that the Scourge, under Garibaldi's orders, were waging war against mankind, slaughtering the innocent to build an army of the undead to conquer all dimensions, she couldn't bring herself to be part of the madness. When she tried to resign, Garibaldi had her executed for her treason. Griefstricken and enraged, Logan vowed never to forgive Garibaldi or the Scourge. When the Scourge invade his home city, Logan seeing this as his chance for retribution, determined to save his world, decides to fight back and somehow seal the Scourge from Earth and prevent further invasions. But his mission and crusade will take him back to the Scourge's homeworld where he'll discover the truth about Garibaldi, and a terrible secret his former master has been keeping. His journey will take him through forests, caverns, mountain cliffs, forsaken towns, the Scourge's cathedral, and finally through a monolithic castle, as he fights for revenge, redemption, and a chance to give meaning to the death of his beloved."Official storyline

In order to commemorate the project's tenth anniversary in 2011, work on a expanded and fixed up version was began by its original author. A blog detailing the new project was also created by the game's creator.

Scourge of Humanity[edit]

"Take on the role of Logan, a Romanian gunsmith as he embarks on an epic quest of revenge and redemption as he journeys into an unknown dimension and wages war on the most powerful army to have ever existed: the Scourge, founded by the evil Garibaldi, a power-mad misanthropist hell-bent on the extermination of mankind. Logan must prevent the Scourge from resuming its war on Earth to save humanity and to avenge the deaths of everyone involved, including his own true love. During his quest, he'll uncover the shocking truth about Garibaldi and the plight of this unknown dimension. He must fight his way through Garibaldi's castle and ultimately confront Garibaldi in a battle to determine the fate of both humanity and the realm of Iconoclast." — Official description

The first part of the remake is entitled "Scourge of Humanity" and is set near the end of the First World War. A powerful religious military organization known as the Scourge is waging war on mankind, led by a mysterious man named Garibaldi, whose goal is humanity's extermination. Logan, a Romanian gunsmith and former soldier of the Scourge, who turned his back on the organization after his love Katrina discovered the true purpose of the Scourge and was executed when she went against Garibaldi, fights back when his home city is invaded, seeing this as his chance for retribution, only to strand himself back in the Scourge's home dimension. Here, he discovers sinister secrets about Garibaldi. Enlisted by the wizard Murlock to save the land, Logan embarks on an epic adventure where he must fight his way through Garibaldi's castle, recover the elemental swords, rescue a cursed prince and princess, and ultimately defeat Garibaldi to save mankind and give meaning to the death of his beloved Katrina.

Scourge of Humanity was released on April 15, 2012.

Download: blood.freeminded.de, ModDB

Episode 1: Trouble On The Homefront[edit]

  • SohE1M1: City Under Siege
  • SohE1M2: Sewage System
  • SohE1M3: The Harbour
  • SohE1M4: Voyage of the Scourge

Episode 2: Where Am I?[edit]

  • SohE2M1: Iconoclast Forest
  • SohE2M2: Gate of Iconoclast
  • SohE2M3: Iconoclast Castle
  • SohE2M4: Deadwood Forest
  • SohE2M5: Basilica of Garibaldi
  • SohE2M6: Chambers of the Scourge
  • SohE2M7: Garibaldi's Sanctuary

Episode 3: Plight Of Iconoclast[edit]

  • SohE3M1: Phantom Wood
  • SohE3M2: Dunkilus Gate
  • SohE3M3: Murlock's Keep
  • SohE3M4: The Forbidden Thicket
  • SohE3M5: Lazarus Peak
  • SohE3M6: Scorch Cavern

Episode 4: Garibaldi's Gauntlet[edit]

  • SohE4M1: Main Gate
  • SohE4M2: Storm Floodgates
  • SohE4M3: Catacombs
  • SohE4M4: Ramparts of Fortitude
  • SohE4M5: Stronghold of Lazarus
  • SohE4M6: Forsaken Citadel

Episode 5: Excalibur of Light[edit]

  • SohE5M1: Dungeon of Torment
  • SohE5M2: Halls of Lazarus
  • SohE5M3: Shrine of Elemental Destiny
  • SohE5M4: Garibaldi's Tower
  • SohE5M5: Heart of Stone

Unfinished Business[edit]

"Garibaldi is dead, but his legacy lives on through the army he raised: the Scourge. Now they have declared war on the entire realm of Iconoclast, determined to reclaim what they believe is rightfully theirs and ultimately exact revenge against the traitor who sullied their pride as the most powerful army in existence: Logan. The people of the land need a hero to lead them to victory. And once more, Logan answers the call, realizing that he has unfinished business in the realm. With his crusade in Katrina's name not yet ended and his internal demons still tormenting his soul, Logan prepares himself for the fight of his life. The battle against Garibaldi may be over, but the war with the Scourge has only truly just begun! A war that he must fight and win in order to truly find peace. There can be no peace so long as those who make war march. If you want peace, prepare for war!" — Official description

The second part is entitled "Unfinished Business" and was released on May 7, 2017. This sequel focuses on the protagonist continuing his war on the organization that he was once part of as he seeks to tie up a few loose ends, confront his internal demons, and once more save the world.

Episode 1: Knight In Leather Armour[edit]

  • UfbE1M1: Logan Returns
  • UfbE1M2: Tamirtania Wood
  • UfbE1M3: Seige On Tamirtania
  • UfbE1M4: Underhalls
  • UfbE1M5: Tamirtania Castle

Episode 2: Heat of Conflict[edit]

  • UfbE2M1: Pestilence Valley
  • UfbE2M2: Famine Canyon
  • UfbE2M3: Death Cavern
  • UfbE2M4: Plateau of Decay
  • UfbE2M5: Shield of Arcanius
  • UfbE2M6: Arcanius Castle

Episode 3: Blade of Evil[edit]

  • UfbE3M1: Brotherhood of Judgement
  • UfbE3M2: Leviathan's Cove
  • UfbE3M3: Forest of Gloom
  • UfbE3M4: St. Lazarus Chapel
  • UfbE3M5: Forsaken Crypt
  • UfbE3M6: Lord Draven's Estate

Episode 4: Enemy Territory[edit]

  • UfbE4M1: Forgotten Isle
  • UfbE4M2: Scourge Stronghold
  • UfbE4M3: Living Quarters
  • UfbE4M4: Courts of War
  • UfbE4M5: Scourge Command Sanctum
  • UfbE4M6: Friend or Foe?

Episode 5: Judgment Day[edit]

  • UfbE5M1: Sky Ramparts
  • UfbE5M2: Apocalypse Courtyard
  • UfbE5M3: Judgment Keep
  • UfbE5M4: In Katrina's Name
  • UfbE5M5: The Loose End

Valiant Destiny[edit]

"More than a month after the release of LOI2: Unfinished Business, downloads are still slow. I'm still a little disappointed by the low number of downloads. All together on all sites where the file is, only about 150 people have downloaded the game. But fear not faithful Bloodlites. This does not mean I will cancel plans for the third and final part in the remake trilogy. As you all know, the original LOI3 was considered the best in the trilogy. It was the biggest and the largest segment of the trilogy. And the same will happen with the remake to LOI3. Continuing the tradition of Scourge of Humanity and Unfinished Business, part 3 will be made better. The story will be improved, as will level design. I'm still gathering ideas for the story, but in the end, the story will be more complex than that of Unfinished Business. Who knows? I may need more than twenty eight levels. Part 3 will introduce us to a familiar hero from the original (no, not Caleb as he's more of an anti-hero and a lot of people didn't like his transformation to a hero in the original). Part 3 will tie up the loose ends left at the end of Unfinished Business. Like Unfinished Business, most of the levels will be remade or even replaced altogether and adding new levels. There will be new music, new sounds, and the overall game will be more complex, epic, and darker. The story will introduce new characters not seen in the original LOI3, and those who appeared will be redone. Overall, it will be a worthy and satisfying conclusion to the LOI remake trilogy."Dwayne Anderson

A third and final part has been announced to be in production, entitled "Valiant Destiny". The add-on will feature 48 levels, double that of previous instalments, and more of them will be made from scratch. Certain levels are to be based on locales "never before seen in the history of the Build engine", including a grain elevator, submarine, underwater base, ocean rig, and airship. It will also feature 49 new music tracks and more new sounds.

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