The game takes place in Sanctuary, the dark fantasy world of the Diablo series, twenty years after the events of Diablo II. Deckard Cain and his niece Leah are in Tristram Cathedral investigating ancient texts regarding an ominous prophecy. A mysterious star falling from the sky strikes the Cathedral, creating a deep crater into which Deckard Cain disappears. Written by
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[Leah stands at the Diamond Gates of Heaven
Even in the heart of Heaven, angels... can still feel fear.
[Imperius calls on his spear and leaps down to the entrance
My old enemy. You cannot hide from me, no matter what form you choose to wear. Let your true self be revealed... Diablo!
[Imperius blasts Leah with his spear, causing her form to change... into one more monstrous
Our long war ends TODAY, Imperius!
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Referenced in Hunting the Legend