Necromancer: I am near the fallen star… and the dead it raised.
Templar: And the tomes! Onward!
LOCATION: NEW TRISTRAM
MAIN QUEST: The Fallen Star
- Kill the risen dead attacking the gates.
Necromancer: I have come to aid these lands. Where is the fallen star?
Captain Rumford: It fell on the old cathedral. There was only one survivor — Leah. You should speak with her.
Guard: Captain Rumford, more dead are coming!
Captain Rumford: We can’t open the gates until we drive them back!
Captain Rumford: I’ve never seen anyone fight like that before! Guards, open the gates! You’ll find Leah at the Slaughtered Calf Inn.
- Talk to Leah in the Slaughtered Calf Inn
Captain Rumford: Burn those corpses before they rise again!
Brother Malachi the Healer: Zakarum has fallen to disgrace… What faith can save us now? It is the end of the world, can’t you see that?
Necromancer: Are you Leah? Did you survive the fallen star?
Leah: I did. But it blasted my uncle, Deckard Cain, into the depths of the old cathedral. I tried to search for him, but the dead were already rising. I came back here to rally the militia, but th– watch out, the wounded are turning!
- Kill the Risen
Bartender: This is killing business.
Talk to Leah in the Slaughtered Calf Inn
Leah: The dead will overwhelm us all unless something is done.
Necromancer: Yes. That is why I am here.
Leah: Thank you. You should speak with Captain Rumford at the gate. He can tell you what to do.
- Talk to Captain Rumford at the gate to New Tristram
Guard: I promised Marko I’d protect him, and now he’s dead.
Necromancer: I will bring peace to the risen dead.
Captain Rumford: I admire your courage, but Captain Daltyn and the militia were slaughtered by those things. Only I survived.
Necromancer: I have experience in these matters.
Captain Rumford: Well, I have seen you fight… Strike at the wretched mothers and their queen. They’re the ones vomiting out these horrors.
- Kill the Wretched Mother
- Kill the Wretched Queen in the Old Ruins
- Bonus: Wretched Mothers Killed: 0/3
Captain Rumford: There, that’s one of the wretched mothers! There are more of them in the ruins down the road.
I, Deckard Cain, have spent many years traveling and writing about the strange creatures in our world, but the sight of the wretched mothers still haunts me. They are the remnants of Queen Asylla’s slaughtered handmaidens, who were twisted by foul magic. Now they feast upon cadavers and regurgitate them as newly formed risen dead.
Templar: I do not understand how evil walks in the day. Should it not fear the light?
Templar: Well, this is a dismal sight…
LOCATION: OLD TRISTRAM ROAD
LOCATION: THE OLD RUINS
Necromancer: Old Tristram… Diablo once walked these lands.
Templar: This village surrendered to evil and paid the price. These creatures won’t go down easily!
- Use the Old Ruins Waypoint
- Talk to Captain Rumford in New Tristram
Captain Rumford: Thank you for your help. But, could you talk some sense into Leah? She won’t give up on the idea of rescuing her uncle.
Necromancer: Interesting. If he lives, his knowledge could prove useful.
|Townsfolk #1:||Sixteen militiamen went out. Only Rumford came back. Akarat help us.|
|Townsfolk #2:||We never should have built on this cursed ground. Maybe Cain was right — even in death, Diablo torments us.|
|THE BURNING BODIES|
|Tristram Militia||The dead have been a bane on our existence since that cursed fire fell. We have to burn them just to make sure they don’t rise from the grave.|
|LEAH AND CAIN|
|Necromancer||What can you tell me of Lean and Cain?|
|Tristram Militia||Not too much, I’m afraid. They came here almost a year ago. She split her time between looking after him and helping out the town. He spent his days in the old cathedral, looking for old texts, from what I hear. They were inside when that thing hit. She’s lucky to be alive.|
|Traveling Scholar||I came here to study the fall of Old Tristram. This is closer to the town’s history than I want to be!|
|Brother Malachi the Healer||Zakarum has fallen to disgrace… What faith can save us now? It is the end of the world, can’t you see that?|
|By the grace of the ancients, may your soul be warmed and brought to glory in righteousness.|
|Death may be upon us all soon, but I shall do what I can to ease your pain.|
|May the gods who abandoned us come to your aid one last time.|
|As the shepherd watches over his flock, so shall I care for those who seek to protect us.|
|And it is written: “A fire will carve a furrow in the sky, and this shall be a sign unto you that the end is come.”|
|Tashun the Miner (Merchant)||I worked my hands to the bone to bring you these fine goods.|
|Haedrig Eamon||Nothing ever seems to change in New Tristram, does it?|
|Necromancer||Why do you say that?|
|Haedrig Eamon||There’s always some threat of the risen dead or foul evil descending on the town, isn’t there?|
|Townsfolk #3||Don’t you dare lift a finger to help our mayor fix his wagon. My brother died defending this town while that bloated coward tried to run away!|
|The dead rising from their graves! This must be the end of the world!|
|MOVE THE CART|
|Necromancer||Your cart is in the way.|
|Mayor Holus||How dare you speak to me like that! I am the mayor of this town!|
|Necromancer||Then why are you standing here, idle?|
|Mayor Holus||Are you mad? This town is doomed! Anyone with a grain of sense should be trying to get out! Will you help me or not?|
|Villager||Tristram used to be such a wonderful place to live. My family has been here since the town grew out of the ruins of Old Tristram. But now… it’s horrible. The loved ones we’ve buried and grieved over now threaten our lives.|
|Villager #2||Have you come to help us? The other adventurers who came through here didn’t look so deadly.|
|Villager #3||I don’t care what anyone says — that thing that fell from the sky was no rock. A rock doesn’t cause the dead to leave their graves!|
|Bron the Barkeep||Welcome to the Slaughtered Calf Inn.|
|Bring me whatever treasures you have no use for. I’ll give you a bit of coin to save up for your casket.|
|As you can see, business is atrocious. It must be the end times if people won’t even drown their sorrows in drink.|
|Leah||For a long time, Uncle Deckard avoided coming back to this place. There were a lot of ghosts here for him. This is where Diablo drove old King Leoric mad and terrorized the people. I don’t know what really happened here, but whatever it was, it was horrible. Nearly everyone who survived went mad.|
|Townsfolk #4||I heard you helped out at the gate. Pretty brave. Or foolish.|
|NEW TRISTRAM’S HISTORY|
|After King Leoric went mad, no one lived in these parts for a long time. Then adventurers were lured here by tales of riches to be found inside the old cathedral. New Tristram started when some traveling merchants decided to set down here to sell to the adventurers. It grew quickly… Lot of good farming in these parts. Well, before all of this started.|
|Villager #4||So I turned around, and there she was — my wife! Back from the dead! Old Rumford put an axe in her head before she could eat me, but still, it was a touching moment.|
|Villager #5||It’s a shame that bard got himself eaten. I could do with some music right now.|
|Villager #6||The gates might fall at any second, and you want a pretty song?|
|Villager #5||Can you think of a better time?|
|Captain Rumford||When Leah told us the dead were pouring out of the cathedral, we quickly went to put an end to it. At first it seemed we were succeeding, but th-but they just kept coming. We– well, we were overcome. Captain Daltyn and the men fought valiantly. They protected me. I am no soldier. I am– I was a farmer. I should not have been out there with them. I do not know how I made it back here. None of the others did. And now, somehow I’m supposed to lead the militia.|
|TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF|
|Captain Rumford||I volunteered to help because it seemed the right thing to do. But I’m no leader of men.|
|Necromancer||True, though you have held the town thus far.|
|Captain Rumford||That’s a simple thing for you to say. You were born to fight monsters like the risen dead. Me, I’m just a farmer.|
Deckard Cain’s Journal, Part 1
We have come at last to Tristram’s old cathedral. This is where Diablo, lord of terror, first corrupted mankind. This is where I may finally find the answers I seek. Leah worries after my safety, but I believe information vital to defeating the last lords of the Burning Hells can be found here.