Thunderclaww: Hello again! So, the Diablo III: Book of Tyrael was just recently launched and it is really, really good and I really want to thank you for creating this resource. But at the end or near the end there’s like an encyclopedia that lists a lot of different characters that are important in Sanctuary and some of them that’s the first time there is any mention, such as this Morbed who is super powerful, apparently. Are we gonna encounter him in Reaper of Souls?
Parker: Morbed specifically will be appearing in fiction, not in Reaper of Souls. Was there other specific ones you were questioning about or … ?
Thunderclaww: Where did Morbed get this amazing power? He has like necromancer, druid and barbarian traits.
Kindreagan: So his story will be told.
Chu: He has some like hacked white items from Diablo II, I think. (laugh)
Kindreagan: And I’m glad you enjoyed the book, by the way.
Fan # 25: So when Tyrael ripped his wings off he became human. Now, is that something that is only the fate of Council members or is that angels in general? And what would be the ramifications in Heaven if the entire Council dewinged?
Boyarski: We actually had a long discussion about that and I said if all you have to do is take the wings off angels that would be a great strategy for demons. You know you get one in front of them waving their hands, and the other one sneaks up behind and tears off his wings. But, the wings was more of a symbolic gesture. I mean, he needed to lose them to become mortal; but that wasn’t what caused it, that was a symbolic gesture. It was part of him shedding his angelic being. But that wasn’t in any way, shape or form the cause of it.
Kindreagan: And you were asking of the ramifications of …?
Fan # 25: Yes, the ramifications if the entire Council dewinged.
Watrous: The world would get some really nice people tough. Sorry, mortals.
Kindreagan: And a couple of jerks.
Fan #26: Hi, so I noticed in the last panel that I saw, that we were taking the fight to Malthael in Pandemonium. So are we revisiting the Pandemonium Fortress that we saw in Diablo II? Is that what that big structure is that we saw?
Fan #27: Hi, I was just wondering that since Tyrael made the soulstones for the Horadrim to seal the three prime evils in, is there a reason that when the amber soulstone gets shattered, Tyrael just can’t make a new one?
Parker: The original three soulstones that he gave to the Horadrim were made from the worldstone, so there’s no more worldstone.
Kindreagan: So there’s no way for him to shave more of the worldstone off to make…
Boyarski: Are you asking about the whole thing with Tal Rasha?
Fan #27: Yes, with Tal Rasha.
Kindreagan: Yeah, I’m glad Leonard caught that. We were answering a question you weren’t asking. But yeah, I think that time constrain is the most important part of that. They had to act very fast.
Fan #28: Hello! So when Tyrael shed his wings and dispersed his archangel energy and he’s actually a mortal now, why hasn’t a new archangel of justice formed from the Crystal Arch? From his dispersed energy?
Parker: When the Arch decides it happens, it happens. It’s not an instant.
Kindreagan: And of course, the other part of that is that Tyrael didn’t die. He transformed into a new sort of being and so I think that the big thing is that Tyrael’s transformation into being a mortal is really a completely unprecedented thing in the Diablo universe. The ramifications of it are something that I think are gonna come out over time. But it’s definitely not gonna work the way things usually work.
Boyarski: Well. I think also you misspoke slightly, if I may. He’s no longer the archangel of justice but he’s still the Aspect of Justice. There’s a little bit of leeway there. Everything else you were saying, I agree with. I just wanted to point that out.