Actually, that information is from the Diablo I manual. If you haven't played DI or read its manual, you definitely should. A lot of people say that Diablo I is actually better than Diablo II.
But I believe Belial is mentioned in The Legacy of Blood. Xazax is a minion of Belial, from what I recall.
Ah, I've played Diablo I but never noticed about who are the lesser evils, or at least the thought have never occured to me that there was a big difference. Then again when I played Diablo I the last time was several years ago.
The Blizzard guys were saying that we have seen Andariel and Duriel so far, but we have yet to see Azmodan (the Lord of Sin) and Belial (the Lord of Lies). We will very likely get to see them two in DIII.
And yes, they are only part of Diablo lore. Everything is only part of Diablo lore. Its not real life lol.
Who said it leads to another dimension? We don't know where that portal led to exactly, but its assumed that it led back to town or back to the Hellforge to destroy Baal's soulstone.
Oh, thank you for clearing that up for me mate. Had no idea, haven't read The Sin War yet, started with the 3 other books, Black Road etc.
That book took place during Diablo 2. Darrick was cursed by Kabraxis, but he also gained tremendous power. He had demonic healing and the sword, Stormfury. I have a feeling he make a cameo.
I am not familiar with the cameo thing so you'll have to explain that for me. Might perhaps mean something with suicide or comeback? Yes, when he used those powers he can hear Kabraxas. Darrick was punished to be Kabraxas gateway back if memory serves me right.
Back to the main question, anyone know what happened after that?
EDIT: Sorry his name isn't Kabraxas but Kabraxis as Murderface spell it. My friend call himself Abraxas which made me quite confused. Sorry
Have Blizzard made any followup on what happened to Darrick Lang and Kabraxas? I have only heard of him in the book The Black Road by Mel Odom and nothing else. Suggestions? Might he be a part of a potential sequal?
The butcher is on Level 2. And so is the Poison Water supply (if you don't have the Skeleton king on level 3). You probably missed the butcher, you do not always get that quest.
Yes, the Butcher is the prime suspect for hacking off Wirt's leg. The Butcher also hacked up Farnham's friends.
Dark Riders are porbably bandits. COuld of been a subplot that was left out, seems like it might have been a cool one.
There is something that has always bugged me with Odgen's opening line. "Thank goodness you have returned" Return!! As in my character has been to, or in Tristram before? Was this suppose to be part of some larger sub plot? something to make the character more 3 dimensional? (The Barb in D2 is... err was friends with Malah's son) or is it just a cool sounding typo. Kinda like Tyrael saying godspeed, when there is no "God" in Diablo.
If your character has been to Tristram before why don't they other NPCs mention this? Or is Ogden referring to the fact you are a tavern patron, but even then Gillian (as the barmaid of said tavern) would recognise you, and Farnham could quite possiblity have been your drinking partner at some point so he would know you, assuming he wasn't too drunk to remember.
Always struck me as odd he says returned, generally in a game you are new to an area.
From listening to what all NPC's had to say during the first two levels, each say something different depending on my progress of course, my conclusion is that Wirt was tortured and that Pepin had to amputate the leg since it was so badly wounded. He also states this himself that the injuries were so severe that nothing else could be done. And Cain also talks about how multiples tortured or had tortured Wirt when Griswold the blacksmith found him.
EDIT: About the part where Ogden refer to you as returning, it also struck me. There is no sign of recognition from anyone except Ogden and so far, only at that time (opening line). Does anyone know if he has been to Tristram before and if so, when and why?
Where does it say that Wirt lost his leg to a Fallen?
I quoted Deckard Cain earlier where he spoke about Wirt and King Leorics son who got kidnapped by monsters with spears (Fallen Ones is so far the only ones I've come across with spears) and that those monsters kidnapped him. When the blacksmith (Griswold) found him Wirt was being tortured and according to Pepin the healer Wirts injuries was so severe that the peg-leg was his only option.
EDIT: Yeah it really makes sense that the butcher chopped his leg but I'll come back to that later on when I reach him. I bet Cain will speak more of this
Maybe Blizzards initial intentions for Diablo 1 was too make Deckard Cain more of an old senile storyteller who although has useful information is also a bit messed up. Whereas in Diablo 2 hes much more wise and coherent. Could just be a random peice of information Blizzard forgot about, thats one explanation anyway.
Blizzard didnt plan to have a cow level in Diablo 2 so, they didnt originally plan to have Wirts leg there either. These things were only added after the Diablo 1 rumors started about the Cow Level and Blizzard went along with it
So, the legends that Cain mentioned must be refering to Wirts "wanting to run away from Tristram" and not his leg or the cow level in the next game.
As for the Dark Riders, it must just be corrupted people or the corrupted Knights of Khanduras messing with the townsfolk before descending down to Hell
Edit- or... How did he lose his leg exactly? Maybe hes just lucky to be alive because hes lucky to be alive....
I would guess that they refer to his injury as a result of the torture he had to endure from the fallen ones.
Dark riders? I don't know who they are exactly. Perhaps they are just corrupted humans? I searched the text (on Solomir's website) for anything, and nothing of their origin is spoken.
But I can't find the quote that references to Wirt's story being foretold in legend. Could you try and find it?
I am actually playing Diablo I now and just minimize when a question pops into my head. Walked over to Wirt again and here is his entire speach qouted:
"Cain knows too much. He scares the life out of me - even more than that woman across the river. He keeps telling me about how lucky I am to be alive, and how my story is foretold in legend. I think he's off his crock." - Wirt the leg-pegged boy.
EDIT: About how Wirt got injured, Gillian the barmaid said that she knew Wirt's mother Canace and that the "hideous creatures stole him" (Wirt). Guess I'll find out more about this when I reach further in the game.
EDIT #2: Kinda ironic that the next time I speak to Cain he tells me how it all occured. Wirt and King Leorics son (+alot of other kids) was kidnapped by creatures wearing spears and when the king sent down his troops none could be found except Wirt. Wirt wasn't found by the troops though, it was the blacksmith who found him when the creatures were torturing Wirt for their own pleasure.
When you talk to Ogden for the first time in Diablo he speaks of the dark riders that came to town (tristram) and killed alot of people and went to the towns church where they performed dark rituals. Anyone know anything of these riders?
Also when speaking to Wirt he talks about Cain who said that Wirts story is foretold in legend. What legend does he refer too? I actually don't even know what happened to Wirt in the first place. Guess I'll get my answer here or while I play thorugh Diablo I again
First off, Cholik is dead so I'll assume that you are speaking of Darrick.
Second, Diablo 3 will probably (as the title let it suppose) be centered on Diablo.
Don't get me wrong, I'd love to revisit Bramwell and kick the ass of Kabraxis, but I think we're going to do a lot of other stuff in D3 before it comes to that. I think that I'll expect Astrogha to be in D3 more than Kabraxis, just because we've seen him more often in the novels.
If you're not happy this, feel free to make a mod once D3 is released.
Oh yes, I ment Darrick. My bad!
Yeah Diablo 3 should as you say be centered on Diablo but I still feel that Kabraxas should be a part of the game since he clearly is to be released at some time, Darrick can't go on forever and in The Black Road it's clear that Kabraxas will roam the world once again. At least I got that impression by how the black road ended.