Diablo II – NPC Dialogue Lore – Act III – Khalim’s Will
|Never forget that your ultimate purpose here in Kurast is to destroy Mephisto. The ancient Horadrim imprisoned the Lord of Hatred inside the Guardian Tower that is located within the Temple City of Travincal.
Know this, friend. The only way to gain entry to Mephisto’s prison is to destroy the artifact known as the Compelling Orb.
Mephisto used this device to control the Zakarum Priests and their followers. The Orb can only be destroyed with an ancient flail imbued with the spirit of the one incorruptible priest.
Soon after his imprisonment, Mephisto worked his evil corruption on the Zakarum priesthood. All were turned to his dark ways, save one – Khalim, the Que-Hegan of the High Council.
Mephisto directed the other Council priests to slay and dismember Khalim and then scatter his remains across the Kingdom. The Priest Sankekur succeeded Khalim as Que-Hegan, eventually becoming the embodiment of Mephisto here on the mortal plane.
The corrupted High Council fashioned an Orb to control the rest of the Zakarum faithful and used their powers to hide the lair of their master from mortals.
Your task is to collect the scattered relics of Khalim – his Heart, his Brain, and his Eye. Then, using the Horadric Cube, transmute Khalim’s Flail with his relics.
Once this is accomplished, you must destroy the Compelling Orb with Khalim’s Will to open the way into the corrupt sanctum of Mephisto.
Find Khalim’s relics. Search for his Eye in the Spider Cavern.
|Ormus remembers the tale of Ku Y’leh. That venerable sage forgot that there is no life beyond death. There is only life.
Once prolonged unnaturally, it can become a living hell.
|Immortality is definitely not for me.
Can you imagine having to wake up every night just to piss for the next thousand years?
|I must admit, your foolish quest made little sense to me. But now I see the value of your actions. I believe you do possess great wisdom.|
NOTE: After finding the Eye of Khalim within the Spider Cavern(Spider Jungle), you get prompted by the Quest log.
Search for Khalim’s Brain in the Flayer Dungeon.
|Ahh … Khalim’s Eye! Only it can reveal the true path to Mephisto.
Place the Eye in the Horadric Cube along with Khalim’s other relics – the Heart, the Brain, and the Flail.
NOTE: When killing Witch Doctor Endugu at the Flayer Dungeon level 3 (Flayer Jungle)—he drops the Khalim’s Brain. This mob is Demon Magic Resistant Fire Enchanted [Immune to Fire]. Quest log updates.
Search for Khalim’s Heart in the Sewers under the Kurast Bazaar.
|This is most fortunate! Khalim’s Brain knows Mephisto’s weakness.
Place it in the Horadric Cube along with Khalim’s other relics – the Eye, the Heart, and the Flail.
|You’re very brave to have come here. In the old days, mages who didn’t belong to one of the great Mage Clans were hunted down as renegades. But now, the Mage Clans have little authority.|
NOTE: Khalim’s Heart is found at the Sewer level 2 at Kurast Bazaar. The Quest log updates.
Search for Khalim’s Flail in Travincal. Beware the High Council.
|You have found Khalim’s Heart, and it still bears the courage to face Mephisto!
Place it in the Horadric Cube along with Khalim’s other relics – the Eye, the Brain, and the Flail.
NOTE: When you kill Mind Eater the Impaler at the Guardian Tower, he drops Khalim’s Flail. One-hand Damage: 1 to 16, Durability: 19-30, Required Dexterity: 36, Required Strength: 41, Mace Class – Very Fast Attack Speed, +60% Increased Attack Speed, +40 to attack rating, Adds 1-20 Lightning Damage, +60% Damage to Undead. Quest Log updates.
Ask Cain about Khalim’s relics.
|Once properly imbued, Khalim’s Flail can destroy the Compelling Orb and reveal the way to Mephisto.
Place it into the Horadric Cube along with Khalim’s relics – his Heart, his Brain, and his Eye. Then, transmute them to carry out Khalim’s Will.
Transmute Khalim’s relics – the Flail, Eye, Heart, and Brain – with the Horadric Cube.
|Masterfully done, hero! You have crafted Khalim’s Will. Employ it to destroy the Compelling Orb and open the way to Mephisto.
May the true Light guide your way.
Use Khalim’s Will to smash the Compelling Orb.
|I ought to return to the ship. We may have to sail from here very quickly.|
|Beware, my friend. Sankekur may be the most powerful mortal in the world. He controls thousands of fanatical worshippers and embodies the Lord of Hatred himself. His death will be no easy task.|
NOTE: Once destroying the Compelling Orb at the Guardian Tower of the Blackened Temple of Travincal, the entrance to Mephisto’s Durance level 1 is opened by the wall. Quest log updates.