Wow...wow...did you guys see this new artwork image?
If that isn't Imperius I don't know what it is...
- 8/15/2008 12:47:19 PM Posted in: Lore & Storyline
8/13/2008 1:39:11 PM
Alright...really sorry if this is a repeat...I've been gone for a few weeks now..I've looked through all the threads and havent seen anything on this yet...so..Posted in: Lore & Storyline
Has anyone noticed the change in text on the main D3 page?
"Two decades have passed since the demonic lords, Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal, set out across the world of Sanctuary on a vicious rampage, twisting humanity to their unholy will. Yet for those who battled the Prime Evils, the memory fades slowly.
When Deckard Cain returns to the ruins of Tristram Cathedral seeking clues to defeat new stirrings of evil, a fiery harbinger of doom falls from the heavens, striking the very ground where Diablo once entered the world. This fire from the sky reawakens ancient evils and calls the heroes of Sanctuary to defend the mortal world against the rising powers of the Burning Hells once again."
So now we know that this couldn't possibly be Tyrael warning Deckard...which leaves the only two sound theories for now to be:
1.It is Imperius coming to Sanctuary
2.It is an entirely new evil we haven't heard or seen yet
Bring on Imperius!!
7/29/2008 8:21:31 AM
Posted in: Lore & StorylineQuote fromBut its not usually in the nature for angels to go batass crazy and go off on a tangent, create another plain of existence and let it's inhabitance praise you. So I dont think anything is out of the question
And its not usual for demons to want out of the chaos of war and settle down in a "sanctuary"
We have to remember that Sanctuary was a refuge for angels and demons. The inhabitants of sanctuary were both untrue to their nature's in forming sanctuary. I mean after all you have demons and angels falling in love. I think both sides are fallible and Sanctuary itself is proof.
The Brothers do show a loyalty to each other but they are the only demons. The Lesser evils betrayed the Prime (even if it was their plan) Then Belial and Azmodan turned on each other. Demons are chaos and they will always fight. As Trag'Oul speaks of...there must always be a balance. With Heaven gone, the Hells would just fight each other till all was destroyed.
7/23/2008 6:45:31 PM
Posted in: Lore & StorylineQuote fromOr a good angel delivering a sad message.
Or no angel and a badass demon ;-)
7/21/2008 9:32:31 PM
Posted in: Lore & StorylineQuote fromH Now when the stone was removed from Tal'Rasha, Tal'Rasha was still fairly posessed by Baal and did not revert back. In fact, even when he took the stone back, he never stuck it back into him, but rather wore it around his neck. Evidently, at least some of Baal's essence was still in Tal'Rasha even without the soulstone. What if Diablo did the same with the Dark wanderer. He kept it in the stone with Albrecht, as the prince was not the host he wanted. Once he was in the much more suitable host of the Wanderer, he took up a more permanent residence. Now as far as we know, when Big D wend down in D2, the body did not revert. It might have, but it might not have, and we never saw it do that. Now if that body were rezzed, it would probably be enough to call back Big D's soul from the void it was sent too. Just a theory. Nothing more, nothing less.
I believe that the reason for Tal Rasha was because the stone was broken and incomplete so the Horadrim used Tal Rasha's body as the other part of the soulstone. So when one part (the actual stone) was taken out, half of Baal's essence was still inside Tal Rasha. This explains why Baal needed to get the other half of his soulstone, so he could be complete.
7/21/2008 12:19:57 PM
Posted in: Lore & StorylineQuote fromArchanum:
The Wanderer's body became a vessel for Diablo. His personal energies, essence, life force coursed through that body. For all intents and purposes, that WAS his body. To think otherwise wouldn't really make sense.
The Soul Stone was carved from the World Stone, a monolith of unknown, untapped arcane power. If you follow all of this, then it can be said that, "Yes, Diablo's form was pierced and blemished by the Soul Stone."
His spirit was marred, leaving a hole in his head.
I'm sorry I just don't agree. If you read the D1 manual when it describe's the prince's transformation it states this:
Great, arched horns erupted from albrecht's skull as Diablo altered the form of a child to match that of his demonic body.
Note that it says "altered". He changed the look("form") of that child to look like his body. If what you said is true it would have said that he shed the child's body and came into his own.
7/21/2008 11:57:33 AM
Ok....everyone is missing one huge thing.Posted in: Lore & Storyline
Diablo himself has never been "pierced" by his soulstone.
Diablo was bound inside the soulstone. The only things that have been pierced by the soulstone are his hosts. This is where the scar would be only. Diablo has no scar from his soulstone because his essence has always been inside it since he was bound in it by the Horadrim until we destroyed it on the Hellforge.
We only see Diablo with a soulstone jutting out of his head because what we see of Diablo is his spirit completely overtaking a host which must have the soulstone thrust inside them. When the soulstone enters a host Diablo can slowly spill his essence out into the host to begin corrupting it. (we know this takes time) Once he has full control over it, he may change the body to resemble his true form. But what we are seeing is still the host with the soulstone in it.
So no...Diablo would not have a scar on his "spirit" from the soulstone.
7/18/2008 2:35:20 PM
Posted in: Lore & StorylineQuote fromWhy?, have you seen the front cover of the Diablo Archive paperback, its awesome.
Agreed. I think to make Diablo look like the creature we see in that trailer would be a huge mistake by Blizzard. He isn't even recognizable as Diablo. The only reason that people thought it was him was because he was the only big bad demon we saw in the trailer.
And as for the development panel's answer. They did say they "believed" that was Diablo looking through the ice. To me it was very clear they were assuming this instead of stating a fact. It could also just be a cover up because they don't want to reveal storyline.
I believe they can change Diablo's appearance but if you look its only been very subtley. Even the way Diablo is described in the Sin War books (way before he ever came to Sanctuary) his characteristic trait is those curled horns which are not present in this demon. (he has horns but they are flowing straight back)
I'm not going to say for sure one way or the other. In my opinion it doesn't matter because whatever that thing is...it looks bad ass...and I want to kill it ;-)
7/17/2008 9:56:16 PM
Posted in: Lore & StorylineQuote fromAnyone else notice on the concept art on the official sight they removed the sketch of the two angels from the top and now it's just Imperius?
Blizzard is on to us!
Nope its there like it has always been. You just have to click on the "download high res" button when you click on it the first time and the preview pops up. ;-)
7/17/2008 1:40:39 PM
Posted in: Lore & StorylineQuote fromSanctuary does not have "space" as we know it, it was created by the Angels and Demons as a sanctuary (fits, doesn't it?)
10 million theories about the meteor.....Inarius, corrupted Tyrael, any one of half a dozen bigass demons
Actually if you read the Sin War books you will find that there is space...Trag'Oul.
And as Veltras reminded me in another thread, Trag'Oul talks about the possibility of there being things "far beyond angels and demons."
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