So I've declared this past week "Hayley gets waaay too invested in Diablo lore" week. I've already scoured every corner of the Wiki and burned through one of the novels set just before Diablo III. Trust me. More fanart will ensue.
All this was brought on because my sister, myself, and two friends played through Diablo III on PS3 recently, and DANG was it a blast! It brought me back to the days of Gauntlet; plowing through zombies and demons, screaming like crazies. Good times.
I usually only play games for their story, and I'll admit that Diablo III's story didn't interest me at first (which changed, obviously, once I started reading up on the lore). Apparently the game is designed to be re-played on progressively higher difficulties, starting over from the beginning of the story. I'm looking forward to it because it's crazy fun to play with friends, but now that I know how the story ends, some things will never be the same...
Which brings me to the picture! The character in red, Leah, is the main NPC you go adventuring with (and if you've seen any of the Cinematics, she's in most of them). But at the end of the game, it turns out she's the vessel through which Diablo returns, gets possessed, and goes all "DESTROY EVERYTHING!" on you. With this knowledge, I can't imagine our party will be able to act natural on our second playthrough...
A cookie to anyone who can guess which of the four characters on the left is my character.
Cover art for Jeroen Steenbeeke's Book, The Ravens End Game ! Great guy, awesome story, great characters and a fun project to work on ! This character is Sarina, she is the greatest of all "Destroyers" in the saga. The Idea was to show the power of her abilities with an orb or fire being summoned around her.