Diablo II - NPC Dialogue Lore - Act II - The Seven Tombs

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Jerhyn
I have heard of your many deeds of skill and bravery. I feel I can trust you with something I have been hesitant to speak of… Drognan and I have concluded that the Dark Wanderer who passed through here recently was Diablo, himself! Drognan believes that Diablo is searching the desert for the secret tomb where the great Horadric mage, Tal Rasha, keeps Baal imprisoned. You must find Diablo and put an end to the terrible evil that has fallen upon our city. Drognan is wise and is sure to have some helpful advice for you as to how Tal Rasha’s tomb may be found. It may take you quite some time to find The Tomb. May you be ready when you do.

It is well-known that there are seven great Horadric tombs hidden beneath the sands in the furthest reaches of the desert. One of them surely must be Tal Rasha’s prison. You must explore each of the tombs to find Tal Rasha’s exact location. Of course, Diablo is searching for the Tomb as well… No one can guess as to what terrors he has unleashed in his search.

Meshif
So… You’re going to search for the Seven Tombs, huh? Don’t you know that they’re just desert legends passed between merchants and travelers? No one really believes that they exist.
Warriv
Be very careful, my friend. I think I’ve seen enough recently not to doubt that these Tombs exist. And if they do, they’re most certainly guarded by terrible creatures.
Atma
I’ve heard legends of the Tomb of Tal Rasha, but I thought they were just old tales meant to scare young children.
Geglash
Ohh… I’d go with ya’ to those tombs… But… umm… I don’t like all that living dead stuff.
Meshif
I’m sorry, I can’t help you much here. Now, if the tombs were across the ocean, then I’d be the guy to talk to.
Fara
Legend has it that Tal Rasha lies imprisoned within his tomb, forever struggling to keep the Lord of Destruction bound. His was a selfless act, although perhaps foolhardy.
Lysander
When Tal Rasha chose to embody the spirit of Baal, he knew his doom was to wrestle eternally against the will of the greater Evil. Look around you and ask yourself, ‘Has the battle been won or lost?
Drognan
Tal Rasha’s tomb is hidden deep in the desert among six others. Tal Rasha’s symbol marks the True Tomb. If you want to know what that symbol is, you should be able to find it within the legendary Arcane Sanctuary.
Deckard Cain
Diablo nears his goal. We have little time to lose. Remember, my friend, that Andariel gave herself willingly to Diablo’s cause. It would be prudent to assume that the other Evils will attempt to aid their master as well.
Greiz
If you’re going into the deep desert, why not hire a few of my men to watch your back?
Jerhyn
You have done very well. Few could have come this far, let alone discover the True Tomb of Tal Rasha. Unfortunately, I hear that Diablo and Baal have eluded your grasp. This is most unfortunate… If you wish to travel East, I have authorized Meshif to give you passage by sea. I imagine he should be very anxious to leave by now. Good luck on your quest, and thank you again for saving my beloved city. You will always be welcome in Lut Gholein, my friend.
Elzix
I heard that Diablo has managed to best you, at least for the time being. I hope you catch up with him soon, and send him back to Hell for good!
Lysander
I’m sorry things didn’t turn out as you had hoped. Go and remember us fondly. You know, you bothered me far less than most.
Atma
You have proven to be the greatest of heroes, and I am honored to call you friend. Thank you for bringing peace to our lives again.
Warriv
Never fear, my friend. You did the best you could. I suspect that Diablo and Baal are now heading east, towards Kurast. You’ll find them… I know you will.
Atma
This is terrible news! Baal is in possession of one of mankind’s most powerful mages, and the Lord of Terror guides his path. They must be stopped, for I am sure they mean to free their elder brother Mephisto, the Lord of Hatred, who lies imprisoned under the corrupted city of Kurast. I fear you are walking into a great evil, but your faith can save you. May you walk in the light always.
Geglash
You’re an inspiration! And such a hero that it makes me look twice as bad… Ahh, you’re OK… Hey! Just save some glory for us little guys, huh?
Drognan
This is a serious setback… It is most unfortunate that Tal Rasha has been consumed by Baal’s destructive influence. There are many secrets known to the Horadrim, which could be used by Baal against us. You must travel east by sea to Kurast and stop Diablo and Baal before they free their eldest brother, Mephisto. Hahh… The lands of the eastern Empire are not the same as they used to be. There has been little word for some time. Speed is of the essence. Go quickly, my friend. May the fates smile on you.
Meshif
Jerhyn tells me I should take you east to Kurast. I haven’t been there for several years, but rumor has it that things are pretty grim.
Greiz
I’ve heard that your foe got away from you this time. Well, look at it this way… you’ve got the demons on the run. If you’re going to be leaving, then… Well, thanks for your help.
Deckard Cain
The Archangel Tyrael was the one who gave the Soulstones to the Horadrim two hundred and sixty years ago. It is highly unusual for the forces of Heaven to so directly interfere with man’s destiny, but Tyrael was said to act of his own volition. We have never been able to discern why. Perhaps, he goes against the consensus of Heaven because he doubts our ability to defend ourselves, or perhaps, he sees more threat than his peers. Where the actions of Hell often seem straightforwardly bent on destruction, the motives of Heaven are unfathomable. Now make haste… Both Diablo and Baal must be stopped before they join with their brother, Mephisto. If the three Prime Evils unite once again, the world as we know it will be no more.
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