Diablo Lore Series Part 1

Need to catch up on the lore covering the World of Sanctuary in time for Diablo III? Want to see some badass fanart (including from our own Umpa)? Let us join Force as he takes a look at Diablo's history (pre-D1), in part one of this three part lore series, covering the conflict between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells, and Sanctuary's role in between.

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  • #1 Rocador
    Very cool, keep it up!
    The images are also very well selected.
  • #2 Siddartha
    I enjoyed this post a lot, however, when mankind is indeed given a chance to chose sides by their own, it should also be said that Mephisto's blood is by now in the Worldstone and that Sanctuary belongs to Hell, the Worldstone actively prevents Angels or Demons coming into Sanctuary but since the pact after Uldyssian's sacrifice. The Prime Evils are able to come into Sanctuary, as they are banished by Azmodan and Belial who seek control over Hell, basically Mephisto dies killing one quarter of Hell's minions and respawns into Sanctuary because of his blood being in the Worldstone, alongside his brothers (what happens in Hell at the moment should be quite interesting). Also Tyrael being a renegade among the angels is trying to help mankind fight the demons on Earth but without the consent of The Angiris Council, who looks upon Nephilim as a great sin (also it is called Sin War because it is a war for control over the Nephilim who in the eyes of Heaven are the result of the ultimate Sin, breeding between Angels and Demons), I guess all this can still be explained when the consequences of destroying the Worldstone are analyzed, I just felt that it might be important to the next game and not just a bunch of details from the books, which I recommend to everyone because they are an awesome read.

    Anyways, great pictures, and a good comprehensive post for those who are not as familiar with Diablo Lore.
  • #3 carnage665
    This is awesome. Very well done Force!

    I've seen most (if not all) of your vids concerning D3, and although i love getting updates about new features in D3, this video takes the cake! I've always played d1 and d2, but never read the books. So i didnt know all that much about the lore. this vid explains so much! Great work and thnx
  • #4 Jamoose
    Awseome. Very well done.

    I always found it funny how much the story resembles our earth's ancient history in one way or another.
  • #5 Daemaro
    Loved the video, sad it's over. :P
  • #6 popo_joe
    great job!
  • #7 ycM
    Really cool video, thanks. Keep up the good work!
  • #8 Caniroth
    Nice :), I'll definitely keep an eye out for the other parts.
  • #9 Shatterer
    Nice video. Very useful for people who'd rather listen then read.

    Hearing the D1 soundtrack makes me want to play it so badly D:.
  • #10 Umpa
    Quote from Daemaro

    Loved the video, sad it's over. :P


    Just hit play again. That's what I do! :P
  • #11 Gulliver
    Great stuff.
  • #12 Nekrodrac
    Nice. Really enjoyed it.

    Good thing I never read the books though- sounds like depressing material.
  • #13 sztefenfu
    win
  • #14 LarryNC
    I really enjoyed the video! :-) Moremoremore! =)
  • #15 Periculum
    Looking forward to part 2 and 3 :)
  • #16 Cybersuicide
    REally cool! cant wait for the next part
  • #17 MuppZA
    Who made the Lilith artwork? looked awesome anyways! :)
  • #18 WorldstoneShard
    Quote from Sixen

    Need to catch up on the lore covering the World of Sanctuary in time for Diablo III? Want to see some badass fanart (including from our own Umpa)? Let us join Force as he takes a look at Diablo's history (pre-D1), in part one of this three part lore series, covering the conflict between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells, and Sanctuary's role in between.


    Awesome recap. Well done Force. Thx for posting Sixen.
  • #19 tomot951
    great idea! Great job, I've never read any of the books but this made me interested. Perhaps I'll go pick up a copy
  • #20 PhrozenDragon
    Very cool video and very cool artwork. Not to mention the splendid lore in there. But that's cool Sixen, you just showcase Umpa :(

    Quote from Siddartha

    I enjoyed this post a lot, however, when mankind is indeed given a chance to chose sides by their own, it should also be said that Mephisto's blood is by now in the Worldstone and that Sanctuary belongs to Hell, the Worldstone actively prevents Angels or Demons coming into Sanctuary but since the pact after Uldyssian's sacrifice.

    Mephisto's blood is not in the Worldstone, or even necessarily related to it. The pact involving his blood was made on the ground of the destroyed Cathedral of Light, probably somewhere around where Kurast lies today. The pact regarding the Worldstone is never explained in the books. Understand that the video is supposed to be devoid of as much speculation as possible.

    Quote from Siddartha

    The Prime Evils are able to come into Sanctuary, as they are banished by Azmodan and Belial who seek control over Hell, basically Mephisto dies killing one quarter of Hell's minions and respawns into Sanctuary because of his blood being in the Worldstone, alongside his brothers (what happens in Hell at the moment should be quite interesting).

    Not true. The old D1 lore states that the Three kill one third of Hell's minions before being banishes, but it's so obscure and old that it's hardly certain to be relevant in the lore developed for D3. No reference is made to the Three being killed during their banishment, and the blood link is conjecture on your part.

    Quote from Siddartha

    Also Tyrael being a renegade among the angels is trying to help mankind fight the demons on Earth but without the consent of The Angiris Council, who looks upon Nephilim as a great sin

    Possibly. It remains to be seen just how much of a renegade Tyrael was during the events of D2. And as for the Angiris seeing the nephalem as a sin, that's basically just Imperius of the five.
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