Glyph Magic featured in Blood Omen 2. Umah described it as "a new kind of magic - deadly to [vampire] kind."
The Sarafan Lord used Glyph magic against Kain's army, when the Sarafan fought the vampires outside of Meridian. With it, he was able to destroy Kain's army and kill most of the vampires. Blood Omen 2's dream-sequence FMV (Full Motion Video) showed the Sarafan Lord using lightning-like Glyph magic to devastating effect.
In the years since Kain's defeat, the Sarafan had utilised Glyph magic to find and kill as many vampires as possible. Many Sarafan had their armour infused with Glyph magic. It glowed whenever a vampire was nearby, protecting them against stealth attacks. These men were called Glyph Guards or Glyph Knights.[2,3]
A Glyph Guard notably activated the Ward Gate that separated Kain from Umah in the Slums. Kain first encountered a Glyph Knight on the roof of the Sarafan Keep; they were most difficult type of Sarafan warrior to fight and kill.
- [BO2] Umah to Kain: "The Sarafan. An army of fanatical humans sworn to eradicate all vampires from the world. A new leader brought them together, and wielding a new kind of magic - deadly to our kind - was able to destroy your army and kill most of the vampires. You were defeated in mortal combat by this leader, the Sarafan Lord."
- [BO2] Umah to Kain: "We are the Cabal, the Vampire Resistance. We work to undermine the Sarafan at every turn. But we are losing. With the new magic they employ - the Glyph magic - they are able to find us and kill us. Our numbers are dwindling. Without help we will not survive."
- The Blood Omen 2 Game Manual (UK and US versions)