The Obscura Paintings are five 15th century pieces of art, that play a major role in the game The Angel of Darkness. The were thought to be linked to Alchemy and the dark arts. They are images painted on thick wooden bases, like Russian icons. The images were created by the Black Alchemist Pieter Van Eckhardt in the 13 or 1400's. Together the Paintings hide something called the Sanglyph (also known as the The Blood Sign) which Eckhardt had produced to revive the Nephilim and hidden it in the paintings to keep them safe. Each painting has a metallic symbol of power built into it which will, if combined form the Sanglyph. The original paintings depicted evil imagery.
The Paintings were seized by the Lux Veritatis from Eckhardt in the mid 15th century and painted over with religious imagery by Brother Obscura. Before the paintings were hidden, Brother Obscura made secret copies of the paintings, the Obscura Engravings which held the key to the locations of the original paintings. The Cabal were already in possession of three of the paintings, when they hired Werner von Croy to get the fourth for them in Paris.
The paintings have no power, but they do hold pieces of a very powerful artefact known as The Sanglyph.
- OBSCURA PAINTINGS: There's information here on the Obscura Paintings: It says they were five images painted on thick wooden bases, like Russian icons I guess. They were created by the Black Alchemist Pieter Van Eckhardt in the 13 or 1400's. Together the five Paintings hide something called the Sanglyph, or The Blood Sign. I wonder what that does? The Paintings were seized by the Lux Veritatis from Eckhardt and painted over with religious imagery. I wonder who the Lux Veritatis were? It says each Painting has a metallic symbol of power built into it. So that's why Eckhardt wants the paintings!