Sunday, April 22, 2007

Diablo I

"Thanks goodness you returned. Much has changed since you lived here, my friend. All was peaceful until the dark riders came and destroyed our village. Many were cut down where they stood , and those who took up arms were slained or dragged away to become slaves or worse... The church at the edge of town has been desecrated and is being used for dark rituals. The screams that echo in the night are inhuman. But some of our townsfolk may yet survive. Follow the path between my tavern and the blacksmith shop to find the church and save who you can. Perhaps I can tell you more if we speak again. Good luck." - Ogden

You know when you spent too much time playing a game, when after ten years you still remember completely the starting speak of the game. That speak marked the start of Diablo, a 1996 game. I still remember other pieces of speak, but not as good as in the old days when I could repeat almost every quest speak.

Almost all the books in the game started with this phrase: "Take heed and bear witness to the truths that lie herein, for they are the last legacy of the Horadrim..."

"And so locked beyond the gateway of blood and passed the Hall of Fire, Valor awaits for the Hero of Light to awaken..."

That is it... Memories of a long and barely forgotten past...

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