Izual revealed this to be false, during Act IV.
It was merely a trick so that Tyrael would use the soulstones on the Prime Evils.
While that appears to be the case, there is nothing to say that Azmodan and Belial haven't since abandoned the original plan to truly try and take over Hell. Or that they even knew they were being duped to begin with.
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I think it would be interesting if one of the primes found a commonality of goal with the heroes to stop the lesser evils from conquering Hell. It would compliment the heavy focus on aiding the Heavens in Diablo II, in my opinion, although it would be kinda predictable.
Quote from name="XxL2PxX" date="29 Jun 2008, 11:47 PM" post= "47" »
Well if you play the game, it is said from Deckard Cain that Tyrael gave the Horadrim three soulstones to imprison the three Prime Evils: Diablo was sealed in the head, Baal in the chest, and Mephisto in the back? Baal's was shattered in an attempt to capture him and Mephisto's was shattered after he was sealed, so it leaves Diablo the only one to remain fully sealed inside his soulstone
You are saying that Diablos soulstone was not shattered at all? Well actually Diablo lured archbishob Lazarus to the catacombs beneath the horadric monastery and "made" him shatter the soulstone, thus freeing Diablo. This can be found in the D1 manual:
Not long after Leoric took possession of Khanduras, a power long asleep awakened within the dark recesses beneath the Monastery. Sensing that freedom was within his grasp,Diablo entered the nightmares of the Arch Bishop and lured him into the dark, subterranean labyrinth. In his terror, Lazarus raced throughout the abandoned hallways until he at last came to the chamber of the burning Soulstone. No longer in command of his body or spirit, he raised the stone above his head and uttered words long forgotten in the realm of mortals. His will destroyed, Lazarus shattered the Soulstone upon the ground. Diablo once again came into the world of Man...
In the previous two games, Diablo and his two brothers, Mephisto and Baal, were the three Prime Evils of a world called Sanctuary. Where we start off in Diablo III, it’s twenty years later (after Diablo II: Lord of Destruction) and the brothers are gone, they’ve been vanquished. Essentially everyone was kind of geared for Hell to actually invade. At the end of Lord of Destruction, the Worldstone was destroyed, it left a giant crater and everyone was expecting the hordes to come pouring out of it and nothing happened. So, Deckard Cain is one of our main characters from the first two games, he’s spent the last two decades trying to find out where the last two Evils are, what they’re doing and why the invasion didn’t happen. A lot of the rest of the story focuses on Tyrael, the Angel of Justice, and what’s happened to him since that event as he was actually the angel who destroyed the world.
Nice find indeed. The word vanquished seems to be the key, they did not say that the brothers are dead. And Diablos presence in D3 has been confirmed by the overthrown statue description text.
And Jay wilson said the following in the artisan video:
Artisans are special NPCs who help the player in his fight against Diablo by lending their skills as craftsmen.
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