Diablo 2 Acts
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Act I - The Sightless Eye
THE WESTERN KINGDOMS
Sandwiched between the Barbarian lands to the north and the vast deserts to the east lie the mountainous, verdant forestlands of the Western Kingdoms. The Western Kingdoms are comprised of the three regions: Entsteig, Khanduras, and Westmarch. The smaller, self-contained kingdoms contained herein have developed unique rules of protocol and etiquette, leading many to consider the Western Kingdoms as the most civilized of lands. Such exalted opinions stand in surprising contrast to the youthful age of the realm. While long a destination of merchants and peaceful travelers, recently infighting has made the Western Kingdoms a common destination for mercenaries and other, more sordid, visitors.
The Western Kingdoms are well known for their rich woodlands, a result of the area's nutrient laden soil, pleasant rainfall, and mild climate. From the massive pine and spruce, to the supple yew and ash, these woodlands are unequaled anywhere in Sanctuary. These abundant, fine-grained woods are forested for housing, farming tools, and weapons of warfare. The Sisters of the Sightless Eye, who make their homes within the provinces of Entsteig, are renowned for the bows that they fashion from these trees.
But as the shadows fall across all of Sanctuary, the Western Kingdoms too, are changing. The once familiar creatures that have inhabited these forests have become warped, aggressive versions of their natural forms. Woodsmen have spotted several of the following creatures, and have submitted their reports so that travelers and heroes alike may be better prepared to encounter these foul beasts.
Game starts in Act 1. Officially this act is called "The Sightless Eye". The area is in eastern Khanduras and the player is helping the Rogues take back the Rogue Monastery from Andariel's influence.
The player starts at the Rogue Encampment where he/she is introduced to the various problems that Andariel's influence has brought down upon the Rogues.The town is a safe place where the player can come back to with a Town Portal or through Waypoints to repair, stash, sell and buy items or gamble.
- Akara: Rogue Priestess, leader of the rogues. Heals the player, sells potions, scrolls and caster-oriented weaponry.
- Charsi: The blacksmith of the rogues in the camp. Of barbarian descent.
- Deckard Cain: Cain resides in the camp after the player has completed the quest The Search for Cain. Identifies items.
- Gheed: A gambler who is also a merchant.
- Kashya: Leader of the Rogue army. Provides rogue mercenaries.
- Warriv: A merchant who provides advice but nothing else. After the last quest, he takes the player to Lut Gholein.
There are 6 quests to progress through Act I. Once all the quests are completed, character can move to Act II
Quest 1 - Den of Evil
Kill all monsters in the Den of Evil (Blood Moor)
+1 Skill Point, 1 Free Respecialization (reset stat points/skill points)
Quest 2 - Sisters' Burial Grounds
"My Rogue scouts have just reported an abomination in the Monastery graveyard! Apparently, Andariel is not content to take only our living. Blood Raven, one of our finest captains in the battle against Diablo at Tristram, was also one of the first to be corrupted by Andariel. Now, you'll find her in the Monastery graveyard raising our dead as zombies! We cannot abide this defilement! If you are truly our ally, you will help us destroy her."
Kill Blood Raven (Burial Grounds)
Grants the ability to hire Rogue mercenaries, as well as granting one for free
Quest 3 - Search for Cain
"It is clear that we are facing an Evil difficult to comprehend, let alone combat. There is only one Horadrim sage, schooled in the most arcane history and lore, who could advise us...His name is Deckard Cain. You must go to Tristram and find him, my friend. I pray that he still lives."
Rescue Deckard Cain (Tristram)
Following his rescue, Deckard Cain will offer to identify items at no charge. Akara will also reward you with a random ring (magic in Normal, rare in Nightmare and Hell).
Quest 4 - The Forgotten Tower
NPC: Moldy Tome (Stony Field)
"...And so it came to pass that the Countess, who once bathed in the rejuvenating blood of a hundred virgins, was buried alive...And her castle in which so many cruel deeds took place fell rapidly into ruin. Rising over the buried dungeons in that god-forsaken wilderness, a solitary tower, like some monument to Evil, is all that remains. The Countess' fortune was believed to be divided among the clergy, although some say that more remains unfound, still buried alongside the rotting skulls that bear mute witness to the inhumanity of the human creature."
Kill the Countless (Forgotten Tower level 5, Black Marsh)
Treasure Chest opens when the Countess is killed
Quest 5 - Tools of the Trade
"When I fled the Monastery, I left behind the Horadric Malus, my enchanted smithing hammer. If you can retrieve it for me, I'll use its magic to strengthen your equipment."
Obtain the Horadric Malus (Barracks, Rogue Monastery). Guarded by the Smith
Charsie will imbue a piece of normal (white) equipment, turning it into a rare item with randomly selected abilities. No Magic, Rare, Set, or Unique items can be used. This can only be done once per difficulty; therefore, it is recommended that Charsi's imbue be saved until later in the game for a higher level item. Circlets are the popular choice
Quest 6 - Sisters to the Slaughter
NPC: Deckard Cain
"It is certain that we face the demon queen, Andariel, who has corrupted the Rogue Sisterhood and defiled their ancestral Monastery. This does not bode well for us, my friend. Ancient Horadric texts record that Andariel and the other Lesser Evils once overthrew the three Prime Evils - Diablo, Mephisto and Baal - banishing them from Hell to our world. Here, they caused mankind untold anguish and suffering before they were finally bound within the Soulstones. Andariel's presence here could mean that the forces of Hell are once again aligned behind Diablo and his Brothers. If this is true, then I fear for us all. You must kill her before the Monastery becomes a permanent outpost of Hell and the way east lost forever."
Kill Andariel (Catacombs Level 4)
Access to Act II. Talk to Warriv to travel
For Act I mercenaries, check out the this page.
Act I Zones