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The Brotherhood of Nod

The Brotherhood of Nod, often simply referred to as Nod or The Brotherhood, is one of three prominent fictional factions in the Tiberian series of Westwood Studios' Command & Conquer real-time strategy video games. An ancient and secret society that allegedly predates all but the most early of civilization's history, the Brotherhood of Nod began to represent a globalized as well as a highly militant Abrahamic cult in modern times, showing the combined characteristics of a vast religious movement, a multi-national corporation and a boundaryless nation-state, while being none of the three in itself. The society is led by a mysterious and charismatic man who is known only as Kane. Their emblem is a chamfered triangle enclosing a curved scorpion tail, with black and red as the main color elements. Image File history File links Brotherhood_of_Nod. ... FicTioNaL is a Gaming Legend. ... Westwood Studios (1985-2003) was a computer and video game developer, founded in 1985 as Westwood Associates by Brett Sperry and Louis Castle and based in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... The most recent version of the series logo, which appears in Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Command & Conquer (often abbreviated as C&C or CnC) is a series of video games, mostly of the real-time strategy style as well as a single first-person shooter game based on the... A real-time strategy (RTS) video game is one that is distinctly not turn-based. ... This article is about computer and video games. ... For the Europe album, see Secret Society (Europe album). ... Central New York City. ... Ancient history is from the period of time when writing and historical records first appear, roughly 5,500 years before the Common Era. ... The International Monetary Fund defines Globalization (or globalisation) as “the growing economic interdependence of countries worldwide through increasing volume and variety of cross-border transactions in goods and services, free international capital flows, and more rapid and widespread diffusion of technology”. Meanwhile, The International Forum on Globalization defines it as... An Abrahamic religion (also referred to as desert monotheism) is any religion derived from an ancient Semitic tradition attributed to Abraham, a great patriarch described in the Torah, the Bible and the Quran. ... This article does not discuss cult in its original meaning. ... Fishers of men; Oil on panel by Adriaen van de Venne (1614) Religion—sometimes used interchangeably with faith or belief system—is commonly defined as belief concerning the supernatural, sacred, or divine, and the moral codes, practices, values, and institutions associated with such belief. ... A multinational corporation (MNC) or transnational corporation (TNC) is one that spans multiple nations; these corporations are often very large. ... The term nation-state, while often used interchangeably with the terms unitary state and independent state, refers properly to the parallel occurence of a state and a nation. ... The word charisma (from the Greek word χάρισμα (kharisma), gift or divine favor, from kharizesthai, to favor, from kharis, favor: see also charism) refers to a rare trait found in certain human personalities usually including extreme charm and a magnetic quality of personality and/or appearance along with innate and powerfully... Kane Within the fictional universe of Westwood Studios Command & Conquer real-time strategy video games, Kane is the nefarious and seemingly immortal mastermind behind the ancient and secretive Brotherhood of Nod society. ... Example of a chamfer A Chamfer is a beveled edge connecting two surfaces. ... Superfamilies Pseudochactoidea Buthoidea Chaeriloidea Chactoidea Iuroidea Scorpionoidea See classification for families. ...

Contents

Historical overview

Founding

The original Nod crest.

Exact date unknown. The Command & Conquer game manual mentions "exaggerated" reports that place the Brotherhood's founding prior to 1800 BC. Throughout the series, however, are snippets of evidence that seem to suggest the given date to be accurate, among them: Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article is about the first Command & Conquer video game. ... // Events 1787 - 1784 BC -- Amorite conquests of Uruk and Isin 1786 BC -- Egypt: Queen Sobekneferu died. ...

  • The ending credits to the original game show an ancient red and black artifact, depicting the first Abrahamic murder, being excavated from a former Nod site.
  • In Command & Conquer: Renegade, the Temple of Nod in Sarajevo, of which Kane states is built on holy ground, is shown to house what is apparently the tomb of Abel; the tomb also contained hebrew writings with the word Abel (הבל).Image:Http://i182.photobucket.com/albums/x42/amitamit2/hebrew.jpg
  • Kane's apparent immortality. His appearance has remained largely unchanged over the series' span of several decades, not to mention surviving numerous seemingly fatal events.

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Background

Before the outbreak of the First Tiberium War, the most accepted idea was that it was just simply another minor terrorist faction. When a scandal broke involving major American defense contractors however, it was discovered that Nod had substantial military air, sea and land power. Nod is headed by Kane, known as Jacob Caine by Interpol in the Western world, and as Amir al-Quayym by MI6 in the Middle East. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... A scandal is a widely publicized incident involving allegations of wrong-doing, disgrace, or moral outrage. ... A defense contractor (sometimes called a military contractor) is a business organization or individual that provides products or services to a defense department of a government. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The term Western world, the West or the Occident (Latin occidens -sunset, -west, as distinct from the Orient) [1] can have multiple meanings dependent on its context (e. ... The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6),[1] is the United Kingdoms external intelligence agency. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


Nod forces are composed of guerrillas from other allied organizations, mercenaries and conscripts from the territories Nod controls, as well as Nod-indoctrinated religious fanatics. Before the Sarajevo central headquarters was identified, Nod was believed to have no central command base, instead operating from multiple individual locations, with posts previously identified in Kuantan, Malaysia; the Ar-Rub' al-Khali desert, Saudi Arabia; Tokyo, Japan and Caen, France. Guerilla may refer to Guerrilla warfare. ... For other uses, see Mercenary (disambiguation). ... Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo) Coordinates: , Country Entity Canton Sarajevo Canton Government  - Mayor Semiha Borovac (SDA) Area [1]  - City 141. ... Kuantan City Coordinates: , Country State Establishment Late 19th century (early formation of township) Area  - City 2,960 km²  (1,143 sq mi) Elevation 21. ... Location of the empty quarter in Arabia Sand dunes in the Empty Quarter The Empty Quarter (Arabic: Rub al Khali الربع الخالي), is one of the largest sand deserts in the world, encompassing the southern third of the Arabian Peninsula, including southern Saudi Arabia, and areas of Oman, the United Arab Emirates... This article is about arid terrain. ... For other uses, see Tokyo (disambiguation). ... Caen (pronounced /kɑ̃/) is a commune of northwestern France. ...


Also during Tiberian Dawn, Nod is believed to back a number of officially-recognized political parties. Among the ones mentioned are the Fist of Allah party in Jordan, the United We Stand America party in the United States, and the Albion First! party in the United Kingdom, among others. Additionally, they are also affiliated with the following: Irish Republican Party, Islamic Jihad, Khmer Rouge and others. “Political Parties” redirects here. ... Allah is the Arabic language word for God. ... United We Stand America was the name selected by Texas businessman H. Ross Perot for his 1992 independent campaign for President of the United States. ... This article is about the archaic name for Great Britain. ... Irish republicanism is an ideology based on the Irish nationalist belief that all of Ireland should be a single independent republic, whether as a unitary state, a federal state or as a confederal arrangement. ... Islamic Jihad (Arabic: ‎, Harakat al-Jihad al-Islami) is a terrorist Islamist group based in the Syrian capital, Damascus. ... Flag of Democratic Kampuchea Photos of genocide victims on display at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum The Khmer Rouge (Khmer: ) was the ruling political party of Cambodia -- which it renamed to Democratic Kampuchea -- from 1975 to 1979. ...


Nod's chief asset is its near monopoly on the Tiberium harvesting industry. Due partially to chance, the alien organism arrived via meteor impact near the Tiber river in Italy and thus the genesis of the name Tiberium. Kane, the self-appointed leader of the Brotherhood of Nod, claims that it was the Brotherhood who first discovered the organism and that he named it after Tiberius Caesar Augustus. Tiberium spreads quickly and thrives in temperate to warm conditions. Many of the poorer countries straddling the equatorial regions were hit hardest by the rapidly-spreading substance. The Brotherhood, being anti-Western, tapped into these suddenly-rich nations for substantial control of the Tiberium market. At the time of Tiberian Dawn, Nod controlled almost half the world's Tiberium supply at 49%. Compare with the lacklustre 27% controlled by the G8 nations (sponsors of GDI), and the remaining 24% in the hands of unaffiliated nations. This article is about the economics of markets dominated by a single seller. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Photo of a burst of meteors with extended exposure time A meteor is the visible path of a meteoroid that enters the Earths (or another bodys) atmosphere, commonly called a shooting star or falling star. ... Tiber River in Rome. ... For other persons named Tiberius, see Tiberius (disambiguation). ... Group of Eight redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Nod looks at Tiberium very differently than its main enemy, GDI. Whereas GDI treats Tiberium as a dangerous but economically valuable product as well as a scientific anomaly, the Brotherhood sees it as the dawn of a new age entirely. As such, they are much more willing to directly use Tiberium in potentially unsafe ways, such as use in weaponry. The UNGDI, or fully the United Nations Global Defense Initiative, is a fictional militarized branch of the United Nations which is featured prominently in the Tiberian series of Westwood Studios Command & Conquer real-time strategy video games. ...


Command and Conquer

Further information: Command & Conquer (video game)

Before Tiberian Dawn is played out, it is believed that Nod's fiscal assets were in the range of 255.2 billion US dollars based on audits of seized financial records. Because Nod controls a large portion of the world's supply and they are at the forefront of Tiberium research, they possess incredible leverage in financial operations such as on the London Gold Exchange. This article is about the first Command & Conquer video game. ... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... London Gold Exchange is a digital gold currency exchange founded in 2000. ...


According to the canonical storyline, Nod took over Africa but latter was defeated by the Global Defense Initiative. GDI exploited the weak points of Nod's strategy. Kane devised a plan to blame GDI for the slaughtering of Białystok. Afterwards, Nod broadcasted a fake news report claiming GDI razed the whole town on suspicions of Tiberium smuggling. Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... The UNGDI, or fully the United Nations Global Defense Initiative, is a fictional militarized branch of the United Nations which is featured prominently in the Tiberian series of Westwood Studios Command & Conquer real-time strategy video games. ... Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Podlachian Powiat city county Gmina BiaÅ‚ystok Established 14th century City Rights 1692 Government  - Mayor Tadeusz Truskolaski Area  - City 102 km²  (39. ...

GDI's ion cannon strike against the Temple of Nod, the event which marked the end of the First Tiberium War.
GDI's ion cannon strike against the Temple of Nod, the event which marked the end of the First Tiberium War.

The broadcast created a scandal that forced the Security Council to cut GDI funding pending an investigation, causing GDI to virtually shut down. Whenever it left an area, Nod quickly arrived to take over. Kane was however unaware that this 'scandal' had been planned by GDI and the UN, so when Nod forces arrived they encountered heavy resistance from "abandoned" bases. Since the incursions into GDI territory caused Nod forces to be spread very thin, GDI not only repelled the attacks, but took large areas of Nod territory. Image File history File linksMetadata The_End_(C&C). ... Image File history File linksMetadata The_End_(C&C). ...


Kane himself was believed to have been killed at the final stand of the Brotherhood near Sarajevo. With GDI forces swarming in, Kane calmly attempted to escape his 'Temple of Nod'. At the exit, however, the entire Temple was bathed in a bright light—the light of GDI's Ion Cannon. Kane was seemingly vaporised by the light, holding his arms out wide. Some claim that Kane was unaware that it was an Ion Cannon, only that he thought it was God's light. This article is about large scale ion beam weapons in science fiction. ... Shekinah (שכינה - alternative transliterations Shechinah, Shekhina, Shechina) is the English spelling of the Hebrew language word that means the glory or radiance of God, or God resting in his house or Tabernacle amongst his people. ...


If the GDI player destroys Kane's Temple without using the Ion Cannon, Kane is buried under large piles of rubble as he attempts to escape. Contrary to most expectations, it is the 'Ion Cannon Ending' that is considered to have occurred - indeed, the sight, shown in a security video, haunts the GDI leader, James Solomon, throughout Nod's 'interregnum'. Surveillance cameras. ... This page lists the characters of the Global Defense Initiative, one of the primary factions in the Tiberian series of Westwood Studios popular Command & Conquer series of computer and video games. ...


Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun

Further information: Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun

Following the First Tiberium War, the death of Kane caused the Brotherhood to factionalize into small armies, ruled by random generals. For quite a long time, they fought more against themselves than against GDI. When Kane resurfaced 30 years later they reunited and once again faced off against GDI forces. The UNGDI, or fully the United Nations Global Defense Initiative, is a fictional militarized branch of the United Nations which is featured prominently in the Tiberian series of Westwood Studios Command & Conquer real-time strategy video games. ...


According to the official C&C storyline, Nod is again defeated by the Global Defense Initiative. It is discovered that Kane did not survive unharmed. Large portions of his face were hidden under metal, covering what appear to be massive burns. This was particularly surprising, as all transmissions from Kane to both Nod and GDI showed a flawless face; a possible explanation is that the images were digitally-altered, which is partially confirmed by a GDI technician. In Firestorm, it is revealed in the end of the Nod campaign shows that here is a hidden lab with stasis tubes; one of them had Kane inside. By Command & Conquer 3, Kane once again appears unscarred, but not without occasional chest pains from being stabbed by McNeil [1]. Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars (working title) is the long awaited sequel to Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun. ...


Tiberian Sun: Firestorm

Further information: Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun#Firestorm

The Firestorm Crisis starts with Slavik arguing with the inner circle of the Brotherhood over leadership issues now that Kane has disappeared. Slavik orders his men to recapture CABAL, a move which he believes will help reunite Nod while at the same time allowing Nod to compete with GDI. Slavik's men recover the device, but after CABAL's reactivation the computer seizes control of all Nod cyborg units, and assassinates the inner circle members. Slavik, who alone managed to escape the death that claimed the other generals, orders all Nod forces to evacuate from CABAL's cyborgs. Slavik assists in this evacuation by maneuvering the Montauk to a Nod installation and recovering the survivors. Slavik then orders a surgical strike against a massive GDI air force base to recover an EVA unit, which is reprogrammed to assist Nod forces.


Unable to beat CABAL on his own, Slavik approaches GDI general Cortez with a cease-fire offer so that they can work together against CABAL. GDI agrees, and both sides begin attacking CABALs auxiliary bases, in Nod's case a Tiberium harvesting facility and civilian settlement. With CABALs auxiliary bases down Nod forces deploy members of the elite cadre to clear out a patrolling CABAL cyborg team before establishing a base and launching an offensive against CABAL. Ultimately, Nod forces were able to destroy the CABAL Core, thus eliminating CABAL as a credible threat to the Brotherhood.


This, however, was not the end, as CABAL's face was once again displayed on a screen within a room, overseeing several human bodies hooked up to life support systems and in cryogenic sleep, with Kane being one of the bodies.


Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

Further information: Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars

The Third Tiberium War begins with the Brotherhood of Nod again emerging from the shadows to battle GDI. In the very early stages of the Third Tiberium War, Nod launches a successful attack on GDI's Goddard Space Center, rendering all of GDI's anti-missile capabilities useless. GDI is caught off guard, with its senior commanders and acting director up in the Philadelphia for the annual energy summit. Due to the loss of its anti-missile defences, the Philadelphia becomes vulnerable to attack and is quickly destroyed by a Nod missile. Nod uses the confusion to attack all major GDI installations and were almost successful in taking the "North Eastern Blue Zone" (North American Eastern Seaboard). However, GDI rallied its forces and drove Nod out of the regions they had captured.


It quickly became apparent that Kane and his leading scientists were working on a liquid tiberium bomb which would be strong enough to wipe GDI from the face of the planet. While GDI was in Africa, destroying what it believed to be Nod's chemical weapons factories, Nod was transporting its new weapon from the real chemical factories in South America to their reconstructed temple in Sarajevo in eastern Europe. After GDI finished their campaign in Africa, they turned their attention to Nod's stronghold. What GDI did not know, however, was that they had been lured into a trap.


GDI flocked to Sarajevo in hopes that this would be the final encounter with the Brotherhood of Nod. They established strong footholds deep in Nod territory and used them as leverage to launch a devastating attack on Nod's Temple Prime. During the attacks, Kane stealthily slipped away, knowing that his work there was complete. When GDI was successful in neutralizing Nod's ion disruption towers, they fired upon the temple with their ion cannon. When the ion cannon was fired, the temple was destroyed instantly. The ion particles broke through the layers of the temple until it reached the lowest lying part, wherein the liquid tiberium bomb lay. Upon contact with the ion particles, it detonated, sending shockwaves across the planet. Millions of people in Eastern Europe were feared dead, but to Director Redmond Boyle - it was a price worth paying for the death of Kane and Nod.


Nod followers were understandably shocked. Their temple was destroyed and their great leader was dead. Kane's second in command, General Killian Qatar, took over control of the Brotherhood and called all forces to her Australian base so that they may be able to regroup. Unbeknownst to them, the liquid tiberium blast had other consequences. An alien species known as the Scrin had been waiting on the edge of our solar system for millennia for a signal to invade Earth: a liquid tiberium explosion. The Scrin landed in Red Zones and began deploying infantry, spacecraft and vehicles against any resistance they encountered. In Australia, Killian Qatar made a desperate alliance with GDI to fight off the new threat. During a major battle in Australia, Kane resurfaced, and was furious at Killian for allying herself with GDI and ordered her death. Killian was killed and Kane revealed his masterful plan. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ...


The tacitus from the Second Tiberium War had contained information on a future alien invasion, and that the invasion would begin when a liquid tiberium explosion occurred. Kane saw this as an opportunity to invite a superior race to Earth - one with vast knowledge of tiberium. However, Kane and his scientists could not find a strong enough detonator to get the desired results. As a result, Kane started a war with GDI, knowing that they would retaliate with their ion cannon on his temple - the only force strong enough to detonate the bomb to gain the necessary explosion.


When the Scrin arrived on Earth they began to construct giant towers. When each of these towers was constructed, they would become an interstellar gateway to other galaxies and worlds. Also, on completion, they would become invulnerable to any attack. The towers housed vast information on tiberium. This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ...


After GDI fought off the initial Scrin attack, it noticed the towers for the first time. Knowing that whatever the towers do could not possibly be good, they launched co-ordinated attacks on every tower across the globe. Kane realised that at least one tower must live for this campaign to be successful and orders Nod's energy to be focused on defending one particular tower in southern Italy, near where tiberium first came to earth in the form of a meteorite. GDI assaults the tower with tremendous force but is held back by Nod and is eventually pushed from the area. All other towers across the globe were destroyed and the tower in southern Italy was the last one standing. Kane's plan, as a result, was a success.


It should be noted that the massive burns on Kane's face(and the metal plates) had not appeared during the Third Tiberium War. There is also no evidence that they were ever there as well. Kane can refer to: In sports: Glen Jacobs, the current World Wrestling Entertainment wrestler Kane Justin Kane, Australian boxer Drew Hankinson, a current professional wrestler who performed for World Wrestling Entertainment as the masked Imposter Kane, a Doppelgänger of the current unmasked Kane Lane Huffman, a retired professional wrestler... Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is a real-time strategy video game developed by Electronic Arts Los Angeles for the Windows and Xbox 360 platforms, and is the long-awaited sequel to the 1999 RTS title Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun and its expansion pack Firestorm by Westwood Studios. ...


Abrahamic reference

Cain commits the first murder. Detail of the Ghent Altarpiece (1432) at Saint Bavo Cathedral.
Cain commits the first murder. Detail of the Ghent Altarpiece (1432) at Saint Bavo Cathedral.

Throughout the Command & Conquer series, Brotherhood of Nod loyalists of different generations alike have made the allusion that Kane is none other than the Abrahamic figure of Cain - allegedly the first man in Earth's history to have committed murder according to the scriptures of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Cain and Abel were the two sons of Adam and Eve, born after the Fall of Man when Adam and Eve had been tempted into eating the forbidden fruit from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (823x700, 72 KB) Jan van Eyck painting Ghent Altarpiece, finished 1432. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (823x700, 72 KB) Jan van Eyck painting Ghent Altarpiece, finished 1432. ... Opened view of the polyptych. ... Events June 1 - Battle of San Romano - Florence defeats Siena foundation of Université de Caen In the end of the Hook and Cod wars, Jacqueline, Countess of Hainaut and Holland is forced by Philip the Good, Duke of Burgundy, to abdicate all her estates in his favour; end of Hainaut... The Saint Bavo Cathedral (also known as Sint-Baafs Cathedral, or the Dutch Sint Baafskathedraal) is the seat of the diocese of Ghent. ... The most recent version of the series logo, which appears in Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Command & Conquer (often abbreviated as C&C or CnC) is a series of video games, mostly of the real-time strategy style as well as a single first-person shooter game based on the... Kane Within the fictional universe of Westwood Studios Command & Conquer real-time strategy video games, Kane is the nefarious and seemingly immortal mastermind behind the ancient and secretive Brotherhood of Nod society. ... An Abrahamic religion (also referred to as desert monotheism) is any religion derived from an ancient Semitic tradition attributed to Abraham, a great patriarch described in the Torah, the Bible and the Quran. ... Cain and Abel redirect here. ... This article is about Earth as a planet. ... Many religions and spiritual movements hold certain written texts (or series of spoken legends not traditionally written down) to be sacred. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Topics in Christianity Movements · Denominations · Other religions Ecumenism · Preaching · Prayer Music · Liturgy · Calendar Symbols · Art · Criticism Important figures Apostle Paul · Church Fathers Constantine · Athanasius · Augustine Anselm · Aquinas · Palamas · Luther Calvin · Wesley Arius · Marcion of Sinope Archbishop of Canterbury · Catholic Pope Coptic Pope · Ecumenical Patriarch Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Cain and Abel redirect here. ... Michelangelos Creation of Adam, from the Sistine Chapel. ... Adam, Eve, and a female serpent (possibly Lilith) at the entrance to Notre Dame de Paris In Abrahamic religion, the Fall of Man, the Story of the Fall, or simply, the Fall, refers to mans transition from a state of innocence to a state of knowing only dualities such... In the Bible, the forbidden fruit is the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil eaten by Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ...


The story is told in the Bible at Genesis 4 and in the Qur'an at 5:27-32. In both versions, Cain, a farmer, commits the first murder by killing his brother Abel, a shepherd, after God (called YHWH) rejected Cain's sacrifice yet accepted that of Abel. This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ... The Qur’ān [1] (Arabic: , literally the recitation; also sometimes transliterated as Quran, Koran, or Al-Quran) is the central religious text of Islam. ... For other uses, see Farmer (disambiguation). ... Shepherd in Făgăraş Mountains, Romania. ... This article discusses the term God in the context of monotheism and henotheism. ... The Tetragrammaton in Phoenician (1100 BC to 300 CE), Aramaic (10th Century BC to 0) and modern Hebrew scripts. ...


God then sought out Cain to ask him where his brother might be, to which Cain replied: "I know not; Am I my brother's keeper?". Upon this answer, God cursed Cain to wander the Earth forever, unable to die of old age. In his fear, Cain pleaded with God, who then placed a mark upon him. Because of this mark, whoever kills Cain, vengeance would be upon them seven-fold. Cain then departed to wander the lands. Early translations of Hebrew text described these alleged events, stating that Cain "departed to the Land of Nod. And Adam had another son, whose name was Seth.". Later on, Cain is mentioned as a father, naming the city of Enoch after his son. Cursed can refer to: Curse Cursed (movie) Cursed (band) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... The word Hebrew most likely means to cross over, referring to the Semitic people crossing over the Euphrates River. ... // Origin The Land of Nod is a place in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible, located to the east of Eden, to which Cain was banished after murdering his brother Abel. ... This article is about the Biblical Seth. ... Enoch (from Hebrew: חֲנוֹךְ, Standard Tiberian meaning initiated, dedicated, disciplined; Greek: ενωχ, ; traditional English: Enoch) is a Hebrew name. ...


Where the Bible and Qur'an versions both state that Cain killed Abel, another book named the Midrash told the story of a fight between them. Cain was the first to attack, however he was quickly overpowered by his stronger brother. Abel spared his brother's life and turned to leave, but Cain subsequently surprised his brother and murdered him in cold blood. Midrash (Hebrew: מדרש; plural midrashim) is a Hebrew word referring to a method of exegesis of a Biblical text. ...


The mark of Cain is considered to be powerful in Christian and Islamic literature. God agreed that Cain could not be killed until he had seven generations of children. However, a Jewish Biblical commentator wrote that after seven generations Cain was killed by one of his own descendants, a man named Lamech. Whether this is true or not is unknown. The word Jew ( Hebrew: יהודי) is used in a wide number of ways, but generally refers to a follower of the Jewish faith, a child of a Jewish mother, or someone of Jewish descent with a connection to Jewish culture or ethnicity and often a combination... Lamech (in Hebrew לֶמֶך Lemmech) is the name of two men appearing in the genealogies of Adam in the book of Genesis. ...


In a direct correlation, the original manual for the first Command & Conquer game lists a quote by Kane, with the source cited as a file named "#GEN4:16". This is a reference to Genesis 4:16, which states; "And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod, on the east of Eden". Command & Conquer is the original title in Westwood Studios Command & Conquer franchise of real-time strategy video games. ... For other uses, see Genesis (disambiguation). ...


To further this reference, the player can find an underground tomb in Command & Conquer: Renegade which depicts the murder of Abel, with Kane himself stating that the coffin contained Abel's remains. No other reference to the tomb has ever been made since, as it was destroyed along with Nod's Cairo temple. Finally, the Scrin themselves claim that they have known of Kane prior to the events of the games, yet that they are unable to recognize his genetic makeup. Kane is also apparently immortal, as his actions span over 100 years (as of the latest installment in the C&C franchise), yet he appears to have not aged a day since his first canonical appearance as Joseph Stalin's mysterious advisor in Command & Conquer: Red Alert. Nickname: Egypt: Site of Cairo (top center) Coordinates: , Government  - Governor Dr. Abdul Azim Wazir Area  - City 214 km²  (82. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... Look up Genetic in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... This article is about living for infinite period of time. ... Canon, in the context of a fictional universe, comprises those novels, stories, films, etc. ... Josef Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili (Georgian: , Ioseb Besarionis Dze Jughashvili; Russian: , Iosif Vissarionovich Dzhugashvili) (December 18 [O.S. December 6] 1878[1] – March 5, 1953), better known by his adopted name, Joseph Stalin (alternatively transliterated Josef Stalin), was General Secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Unions Central Committee from...


Philosophy and ideology of Nod

The parable of Cain and Abel has been explored in many different works over the course of history, which according to Joseph Kucan served as partial inspiration for Eydie Laramore in creating the world views of the Brotherhood of Nod[2], as it was eventually portrayed in the Command & Conquer games. Enclosed in Charles Baudelaire's collection "Les Fleurs du Mal" ("The Flowers of Evil") for example is the poem "Abel and Cain", which, alongside the Abrahamic connotations to the character of Kane and the Brotherhood of Nod, provides insight into Nod's philosophy and ideology as a secret society of ancient origin; Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... // For a comparison of parable with other kinds of stories, see Myth, legend, fairy tale, and fable. ... Cain and Abel redirect here. ... Joseph D. Kucan is a director, actor, writer, and casting director for various gaming companies and movies. ... A world view (or worldview) is a term calqued from the German word Weltanschauung (pronounced ) Welt is the German word for world, and Anschauung is the German word for view or outlook. It implies a concept fundamental to German philosophy and epistemology and refers to a wide world perception. ... “Command & Conquer” redirects here. ... “Baudelaire” redirects here. ... Les Fleurs du Mal (literal trans. ... Poetry (ancient Greek: poieo = create) is an art form in which human language is used for its aesthetic qualities in addition to, or instead of, its notional and semantic content. ... An Abrahamic religion (also referred to as desert monotheism) is any religion derived from an ancient Semitic tradition attributed to Abraham, a great patriarch described in the Torah, the Bible and the Quran. ... Kane Within the fictional universe of Westwood Studios Command & Conquer real-time strategy video games, Kane is the nefarious and seemingly immortal mastermind behind the ancient and secretive Brotherhood of Nod society. ... Political Ideologies Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      An ideology is an organized collection of ideas. ... For the Europe album, see Secret Society (Europe album). ...

This characterization of Cain casts him as the representant and the messiah of all downtrodden people in the world, called the "Race of Cain", who in time will rise up in brotherhood to overthrow their oppressors. This notion is further underlined by an excerpt from Kane's introductory speech to new followers of the Brotherhood of Nod, found in the official strategy guide by Westwood Studios for Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn; In Judaism, the Messiah (Hebrew: , Standard  Tiberian ; Aramaic: , ; Arabic: , ; the Anointed One) at first meant any person who was anointed with oil on rising to a certain position among the ancient Israelites, at first that of High priest, later that of King and also that of a prophet. ... For other uses, see World (disambiguation). ... Westwood Studios (1985-2003) was a computer and video game developer, founded in 1985 as Westwood Associates by Brett Sperry and Louis Castle and based in Las Vegas, Nevada. ... This article is about the first Command & Conquer video game. ...

Throughout the games of the Tiberium universe, Nod has been shown as viewing the aggressive exploration, exploitation and utilization of the extra-terrestrial Tiberium substance as the key towards achieving its goals and ideals in this endeavour; Extraterrestrial life refers to forms of life that may exist and originate outside of the planet Earth. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ...

According to a FMV cutscene of the original Command & Conquer game, the Brotherhood of Nod has also been known to historically maintain strong ties with most global terrorist, radicalist and extremist organizations, and through this gradually rally the disenfranchised and disenchanted from across racial, social, cultural and ideological spectrums into a single religious or quasi-religious Abrahamic order, standing in highly militant opposition to the democratic and industrialized modern world. This phenomenon is exemplified by one of the "Intel Database" files of the Brotherhood of Nod campaign in Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars; Full motion video, usually abbreviated as FMV, is a popular term for television-quality film or animation in a video game. ... This article is becoming very long. ... Radical is derived from the Latin word radix, which means pertaining to the root(s). In various fields of endeavor, it can mean: in sociology: one who advocates thoroughgoing analysis or change at the root in politics: can refer to a supporter of a revolutionary social movement can refer to... Extremism is the act of taking a belief, political view or ideology to its most literal extreme. ... Democracy is a form of government under which the power to alter the laws and structures of government lies, ultimately, with the citizenry. ...

From the point of view of the outside world, which typically is represented by the Global Defense Initiative in the games of the Tiberium universe, the Brotherhood of Nod was "a quasi-state, quasi-terrorist organization" seeking to "unite the third-world nations under a pseudo-religious political platform with imperialist tendencies", as stated in the second page of the manual to the original Command & Conquer game released in 1995. The manual further stated that GDI holds the Brotherhood of Nod to be "a popular neo-fascist, anti-West movement vying for total domination of the world's peoples and resources". The UNGDI, or fully the United Nations Global Defense Initiative, is a fictional militarized branch of the United Nations which is featured prominently in the Tiberian series of Westwood Studios Command & Conquer real-time strategy video games. ... For other uses, see Third World (disambiguation). ... Imperialism is the policy of extending the control or authority over foreign entities as a means of acquisition and/or maintenance of empires, either through direct territorial or through indirect methods of exerting control on the politics and/or economy of other countries. ... Clerical fascism is an ideological construct that combines the political and economic doctrines of fascism with theology or religious tradition. ...


This is further expanded upon by Electronic Arts in the "Intel Database" files of the Global Defense Initiative campaign in Tiberium Wars, where it is stated that GDI views Nod as "a dangerous, virulent and inexplicably self-sustaining terrorist group obsessed with accelerating the worst ecological catastrophe in history". Electronic Arts (EA) (NASDAQ: ERTS) is an American developer, marketer, publisher, and distributor of computer and video games. ...


While unclear what the stories of future installments in the Tiberium universe of the Command & Conquer games are to entail, the final stanzas of Charles Baudelaire's poem accurately foreshadowed Kane's goals in Tiberium Wars - to ascend to the stars, and to lay claim to the universe; This article is about the Ascension of Jesus Christ. ... STARS can mean: Shock Trauma Air Rescue Society Special Tactics And Rescue Service, a fictional task force that appears in Capcoms Resident Evil video game franchise. ... For other uses, see Universe (disambiguation). ...

Aliases of the Brotherhood

The society has been known to go by the names of "The Brotherhood", "The Ways of Nod", or "ShaÆSeer" among the tribes of Godan. While the word 'Godan' does exist in reality, it is unknown which meaning of the term is specifically referred to, and as a result it may be entirely fictional.


Known hierarchy and branches

The highest religious and military leader of the Brotherhood has always been Kane himself, with directly beneath him his Chosen who form the Inner Circle of Nod. Kane Within the fictional universe of Westwood Studios Command & Conquer real-time strategy video games, Kane is the nefarious and seemingly immortal mastermind behind the ancient and secretive Brotherhood of Nod society. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


An elite branch within the Brotherhood is a shadowy group known only as the "Black Hand", who constitute Nod loyalist specialists tasked with accomplishing the Brotherhood's most important objectives both in and out of war time. A direct connection between real-life historical events and the Black Hand exists as well -- on June 28, 1914, at Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, a Serb nationalist belonging to a group called the Black Hand assassinated Archduke Francis Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, an event often attributed with having triggered World War I. Coincidentally, the temple of the Brotherhood of Nod is found to reside in Sarajevo throughout all games in the Tiberian series, and, additionally, the leader of the Black Hand throughout the Second Tiberium War is a former freedom fighter of Serbian origin named Anton Slavik. Real life is life outside of an environment that is generally seen as fiction or fantasy. ... is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1914 (MCMXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Map of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Sarajevo) Coordinates: , Country Entity Canton Sarajevo Canton Government  - Mayor Semiha Borovac (SDA) Area [1]  - City 141. ... Official languages Latin, German, Hungarian Established church Roman Catholic Capital & Largest City Vienna pop. ... Serbs (in the Serbian language Срби, Srbi) are a south Slavic people living chiefly in Serbia and Montenegro and Bosnia and Herzegovina. ... Nationalism is an ideology that creates and sustains a nation as a concept of a common identity for groups of humans. ... Members of the Black Hand Black Hand (Serbian: Црна рука / Crna Ruka), officially Unification or Death (Serbian: Уједињење или смрт / Ujedinjenje ili smrt) was a secret society founded in Serbia in May 1911[1][2] as part of the Pan-Slavism nationalist movement, with the intention of uniting all of the territories containing Serb populations... Look up Archduke in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Franz Ferdinand links to here. ... “The Great War ” redirects here. ... Freedom fighter is a relativistic local term for those engaged in rebellion against an established organization that is thought to be oppressive. ... This page lists the characters of the Brotherhood of Nod, one of the primary factions in the Tiberian series of Westwood Studios popular Command & Conquer series of computer and video games. ...


Military doctrines

Black Hand Special Forces

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Nod Commander Anton Slavik

The Brotherhood's military is centered around the concepts of stealth and speed, preferring outmaneuvering their enemies, maneuver warfare, guerrilla tactics and subterfuge. Maneuver warfare, is the term used by military theorist for a concept of warfare that advocates attempting to defeat an adversary by incapacitating their decision-making through shock and disruption brought about by movement. ... “Guerrilla” redirects here. ...


The armory of the Brotherhood consists of fast light-armour units with average firepower that can outmaneuver any opponent, in addition to long-range weapons such as SSM launchers or large-caliber artillery, designed to rain immense punishment on targets from a safe distance. A surface-to-surface missile (SSM) is a guided projectile launched from a hand-held, vehicle mounted, trailer mounted or fixed installation or from a ship. ...


However, the Brotherhood tends to avoid direct engagements, as their main battle units are significantly less powerful than their counterparts (their M2 Bradleys can only challenge GDI's M1 Abrams with the support of four or five of these units, for instance), preferring fast surprise attacks on vulnerable enemy infrastructure with recon bikes or stealth tanks, or long range bombardment with artillery and ballistic missiles. The M2 Bradley IFV (Infantry Fighting Vehicle) and M3 Bradley CFV (Cavalry Fighting Vehicle) are American infantry fighting vehicles manufactured by BAE Systems Land and Armaments, (formerly United Defense, originally FMC). ... GDI is short for Graphics Device Interface or Graphical Device Interface, and is one of the three core components or subsystems of Microsoft Windows. ... The M1 Abrams main battle tank is the principal combat tank of the United States Army, the United States Marine Corps and the Australian Army, with three main versions being deployed starting in 1980: the M1, M1A1, and M1A2. ... For other uses, see Artillery (disambiguation). ... Diagram of V-2, the first ballistic missile. ...

Control the media, control the mind.

CABAL

Another way in which Nod engages the enemy are media, for example when the Brotherhood managed to cripple GDI operations after triggering a massive scandal concerning the massacre of civilians in Białystok, Poland, supposedly committed by GDI soldiers. This scandal resulted in UN cutting off funding for the GDI. Another example of information warfare is when Nod operatives attacked the central base of the Forgotten posing as GDI forces, rallying mutants to Nod's cause by manipulating media reports. Coordinates: , Country Poland Voivodeship Podlachian Powiat city county Gmina BiaÅ‚ystok Established 14th century City Rights 1692 Government  - Mayor Tadeusz Truskolaski Area  - City 102 km²  (39. ... The emblem of the United Nations Global Defense Initiative The Global Defense Initiative (GDI) is a fictional military faction in the science fiction computer game Command & Conquer. ... This article is about the United Nations, for other uses of UN see UN (disambiguation) Official languages English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Arabic Secretary-General Kofi Annan (since 1997) Established October 24, 1945 Member states 191 Headquarters New York City, NY, USA Official site http://www. ...


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Technological level

In certain fields, the Brotherhood of Nod was portrayed as being technologically superior to the UNGDI, an organization backed by and effectively operated on behalf of the United Nations, and, more specifically, the G8 economically and technologically developed nations. It is not fully revealed how Nod achieved such a state of unique technological superiority, though it is implied to be in part because of their access to and study of Scrin technology, and their monopoly and monopsony on Tiberium, which provided them with vast amounts of wealth, both financially and scientifically. During the course of the series, the Brotherhood is revealed to have constructed, to own, and to operate many state-of-the-art research institutes, and to hire out research teams globally. Oftentimes, these institutes and related facilities are kept highly secret, and are hidden from academia and especially from national and international bioethics committees. It is revealed that routinely speculative and occasionally unsafe human experimentation, generally performed upon Nod volunteers, prisoners of war, and occupied civilian populations, is commonplace at Nod research facilities. Some technologies Nod has devoted particular attention to include: weaponisation of LASERs, directed energy weaponry, bioweapons, chemical weapons, nuclear weapons, advanced robotics, artificial intelligence, various theoretical possibilities for antigravity, stealth technologies such as light-bending electromagnetic fields, advanced and sustainable power generation, reprogenetics, cybernetics and its offshoot, brain-machine interfaces. Research into the last two has heavily stagnated however, given its bad experiences with CABAL in Tiberian Sun: Firestorm as CABAL assassinated most of the high ranking Nod officers and took control of the Nod cyborg armies. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The UNGDI, or fully the United Nations Global Defense Initiative, is a fictional militarized branch of the United Nations which is featured prominently in the Tiberian series of Westwood Studios Command & Conquer real-time strategy video games. ... Group of Eight redirects here. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long or excessively detailed compared to the rest of the article. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... Academia is a collective term for the scientific and cultural community engaged in higher education and research, taken as a whole. ... Bioethics is the ethics of biological science and medicine. ... Geneva Convention definition A prisoner of war (POW) is a soldier, sailor, airman, or marine who is imprisoned by an enemy power during or immediately after an armed conflict. ... For other uses, see Laser (disambiguation). ... A broad category of weaponry involving concentrated electromagnetic energy or atomic particles, with varying levels of destructive power. ... Biological warfare, also known as germ warfare, is the use of any organism (bacteria, virus or other disease_causing organism) or toxin found in nature, as a weapon of war. ... Dressing the wounded during a gas attack by Austin O. Spare, 1918. ... The mushroom cloud of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki, Japan, 1945, rose some 18 kilometers (11 mi) above the hypocenter A nuclear weapon derives its destructive force from nuclear reactions of fusion or fission. ... Robotics is the science and technology of robots, their design, manufacture, and application. ... Bold text[[Link title]] “AI” redirects here. ... AntiGravity is a group of New York gymnasts/performance artists. ... Reprogenetics is a term referring to the merging of reproductive and genetic technologies expected to happen in the near future as techniques like preimplantation genetic diagnosis become more available and more powerful. ... For other uses, see Cybernetics (disambiguation). ... A brain-computer interface (BCI) or direct neural interface is literally a direct technological interface between a brain and a computer not requiring any motor output from the user. ...


This is in addition to a great deal of research into Tiberium and alleged extraterrestrial technology, which was often though not necessarily crossed-over with the aforementioned fields for various purposes.


References

  1. ^ DeCandido, Keith (2007). Command & Conquer: Tiberium Wars. New York: Ballantine Books, 287. ISBN 978-0-345-49814-4. Suddenly, Kane bent over, pain slicing through his chest. Unsurprisingly, Brother Eamon was at his side in an instant. Turning around, he screamed at one of the other acolytes: "Summon a doctor immediately!" "No!" Kane said in a ragged voice, even as his hand clutched his chest tightly. "I am fine. it is the usual pain." Not for the first time, Kane cursed Michael McNeil and his persistence. Kane had his escape route well planned from the Cairo stronghold, but the thrice-damned soldier had found and impaled him. It had taken him years to recover from the wound.
  2. ^ Joe Kucan interview. "JCDX" and "Fatman". Retrieved on 04 October 2007.

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See also

Kane Within the fictional universe of Westwood Studios Command & Conquer real-time strategy video games, Kane is the nefarious and seemingly immortal mastermind behind the ancient and secretive Brotherhood of Nod society. ... Cain and Abel redirect here. ... // Origin The Land of Nod is a place in the Book of Genesis of the Hebrew Bible, located to the east of Eden, to which Cain was banished after murdering his brother Abel. ... This article or section contains a plot summary that is overly long. ... This page lists the characters of the Brotherhood of Nod, one of the primary factions in the Tiberian series of Westwood Studios popular Command & Conquer series of computer and video games. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

External links

  • C&C Database Project on Wikipedia
  • http://www.kanelives.org/ - Official fansite of the Kane character, sponsored by Electronic Arts

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