Tyrael It is good to see you again, hero. Mephisto’s defeat is a great victory for the Light. I knew that you would eventually find your way here. The Pandemonium Fortress is the last bastion of Heaven’s power before the Gates of the Burning Hells. This place has been hallowed by the blood of thousands of champions of the Light, many of whom were mortal, like yourself. Now the final battle against the Prime Evils draws near . . . and you must face it alone. I have been forbidden to aid you directly, save for a few bits of wisdom. For this is the hour of mortal Man’s triumph . . . your triumph. May the Light protect you and the powers of Heaven shine upon your path.
There is a dark, tortured soul who was trapped within this forsaken realm long ago. He was called Izual by mortal men, and in ages past he was my most trusted Lieutenant.
Yet, against my wishes he led an ill-fated assault upon the fiery Hellforge, itself.
Despite his valor and strength, Izual was captured by the Prime Evils and twisted by their perverse power. They forced him to betray his own kind and give up Heaven’s most guarded secrets.
He became a corrupt shadow of his former self - a fallen angel trusted neither by Heaven nor Hell.
For his transgressions, Izual’s spirit was bound within the form of a terrible creature which was summoned from the Abyss. His maddened spirit has resided within that tortured husk for many ages now.
It seems to me that he has suffered long enough. I implore you, hero, find Izual and release him from his cruel imprisonment.
Put an end to his guilt and suffering.
Though Izual no longer carries the Angelic Runeblade, Azurewrath, he may still possess great strength and power within his new form.
Also, he may not be able to tell friend from foe while in his present state. If you find him, he will almost certainly be hostile.
Proceed with the utmost caution.
Look for Izual in the Plains of Despair.
Long ago, I swore an oath to watch over the Horadrim and their descendants.
As Deckard Cain is the last of their esteemed Order, I will not allow him to perish here so far from the lands of his birth.
Be at ease, hero, I know that he is your friend. He shall come to no harm.
Destroy the demon that holds Izual’s soul.
After killing Izual’s new physical form, his spirit rises above the corpse.
Talk to Izual’s spirit.
Tyrael was a fool to have trusted me!
You see, it was I who told Diablo and his Brothers about the Soulstones and how to corrupt them. It was I who helped the Prime Evils mastermind their own exile to your world.
The plan we set in motion so long ago cannot be stopped by any mortal agency. Hell, itself, is poised to spill forth into your world like a tidal wave of blood and nightmares.
You and all your kind . . . are doomed.
See Tyrael for reward.
You should speak of this with Tyrael. He will know what to make of this.
Thank you, hero, for putting Izual’s tortured spirit to rest. May the Light protect you and the powers of Heaven shine upon your path.
But, if what you tell me is true, then I fear that we have been played for fools all along.
Izual helped Diablo and his Brothers trick me into using the Soulstones against them . . . Now the Stones’ powers are corrupted.
With the combined powers of the Soulstones under their control, the Prime Evils will be able to turn the mortal world into a permanent outpost of Hell!
You’re lucky to be alive, my friend! It is imperative that you find and stop Diablo!