Just when you thought you'd seen it all in the old games, Raina Audron has uncovered a secret message hidden undiscovered (or more accurately not believed) in Legacy of Kain: Defiance for over 10 years.
Reading "Hide the Marmosets!", the message can be found in the PS2 version using the wireframe mode cheat. You can find the message in Raziel's second visit to Vorador's mansion (after his return from Avernus), where it appears in the flooded sewers area (where you found a piece of the seal). You should be able to find it in the Sewer Cistern area next to a TK rune.
When quizzed about the meaning of the message, Daniel Cabuco responded:
"Pretty straightforward: hide those marmosets! Lol
There were a lot of overtime hours on Defiance. As a result, people would get punchy around 10pm-2am. Lots of inside jokes suddenly became really good ideas to put jn the game.
Some were official like the chibi mode or cardboard tube, others wormed their way in.
Honestly surprised anyone found something like this. We used sayings like this as placeholders to test memory. Having it change in spectral shows that it was also used to test modes.
Hide the marmosets, don't scare the crows and Electric Bugaloo were all used. They were all supposed to be removed (which I am sure happened when the PC version was made)
In SR2 I used my car photo as a placeholder and a Japanese Pride fight poster between Kazushi Sakaruaba and Royce Gracie. (Which were removed so don't bother looking for them lol)
Amazing this was found after so long a time."
Games that keep on giving