Lesser Evils: Azmodan(Lord of Sin) & Belial(Lord of Lies) After a previous post i made, i decided to do some reserach to find out about that old tomb in diablo 1 i remembered about the lesser evils. Here is info; perhaps a strong allusion to Diablo 3. From what i gather from blizzard via diabloii.net's d3 wiki page with the official quotes and such, i would put my money that it is indeed going to be a battle of heaven vs hell in one form or another; whether it's a story before or after the worldstone, or perhaps the banishing of the 3 prime evils, i'm guessing the names below will be key players. Enjoy Diablo II: Lord of Destruction's story-line introduces a new mythical object into the Diablo Universe, the Worldstone, which is an ancient crystal that prevents the Heavens and the Hells from completely enveloping the mortal realm. Baal is seeking it inside Mount Arreat. However, true to the games preceding it, Baal is defeated. The Worldstone is destroyed by the archangel Tyrael due to Baal's corruption of it. According to the manual for Diablo, there were seven Great Evils - the three Prime Evils (Mephisto, Diablo and Baal) and the four Lesser Evils. While the Prime Evils controlled Hell as a sovereign triumvirate, the Lesser Evils were powerful in their own right, serving as Lieutenants to the Prime evils, but often jealous of them. 1. Azmodan, Lord of Sin, and Belial, Lord of Lies: Azmodan joined with his brother Belial during the Sin War to overthrow the Prime Evils, who they believed were unwilling to continue the war with Heaven. Rallying Hell's legions behind them, Azmodan and Belial overthrew Diablo, Mephisto and Baal and banished them to the mortal realm, believing that if the angels were focused on battling the Prime Evils in the mortal realm, the Gates of Heaven would be wide open. Once the Prime Evils were gone, Azmodan and Belial argued over who had the greater authority, and thus their alliance fragmented and a civil war broke out in Hell. Azmodan's and Belial's fates are unknown. In the first Diablo novel, Legacy Of Blood, Belial is referred to as the Lord of Hell, though this may just be exaggeration on the part of the speaker, a demon named Xazax. Since the release of the 1.11 patch, only Azmodan and Belial have yet to appear in-game. EDIT: Went back to the tomb. Here's the direct quote. Tomb reads, "The Dark Exile" "So it came to be that there was a great revolution within the burning hells known as the dark exile. The lesser evils overthrew the three prime evils and banished their spirit forms to the mortal realm. The demons Belial (the lord of lies, and Azmodan (The lord of sin) faught to claim rulership of hell during the absence of the three brothers. All of hell polarized between the factions of Belial and Azmodan, while the forces of the high heavens continually battered upon the very gates of hell" Here's links to the actual in game Tombs. I believe it's all evidence. Nevertheless, guys voice is superb! The Realms Beyond: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4d5Z1rowA0k Tale of the Three: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syIYMWa1vdc&feature=related The Dark Exile: Script is above. I'll see if i can get a video up for it. Here's some refresher info as well: 2. Andariel, Maiden of Anguish: Once allied with Azmodan and Belial when they overthrew the Prime Evils, Andariel re-aligned herself with Diablo upon his resurrection in the mortal realm. Upon entering the world of Sanctuary, Andariel took over the Monastery of the Sightless Eye, the stronghold of the Rogues, and forced High Priestess Akara and her surviving warriors to flee to a ramshackle camp. Andariel's motives were clear when the Dark Wanderer (Diablo) was discovered - Andariel was attempting to block the pass into Aranoch in order to prevent adventurers from stopping the Wanderer/Diablo from reaching the Tomb of Tal Rasha. At the behest of the Sisterhood, an adventurer battled through demons and undead into the Monastery, and defeated Andariel - thus opening the pass to the desert port of Lut Gholein. In later sources, Andariel was said to be the strongest daughter of Lilith (see below), which might make her Mephisto's granddaughter. 3. Duriel, Lord of Pain: Once allied with Azmodan and Belial when they overthrew the Prime Evils, Duriel aided Diablo in finding the Tomb of Tal Rasha in the deserts of Aranoch, where Baal was imprisoned. Once Diablo freed Tal Rasha/Baal, Duriel was left in the tomb to confront the adventurer searching for it, as a punishment for his previous infraction. Duriel was defeated by the adventurer. In the new Diablo novel, The Sin War, it is revealed that Mephisto had two children: a son, Lucion, and a daughter, Lilith. Lilith is introduced in the 1.11 patch. She appears in a quest called the Pandemonium event requiring the hero to collect three keys and transmuting them in the Horadric Cube to form a portal to her realm. She is described as the Queen of Succubi and the Matriarch of Demons. The addition of Lilith has caused some controversy, as she was never mentioned in previous texts (which had only seven Great Evils and named all of them). Many players do not consider her canon. However, Lilith (almost certainly the same character) is a major character of the Sin War trilogy, where she is revealed to be the daughter of Mephisto and sister of Lucion. It is possible that offspring of the Great Evils are not considered to be Great Evils themselves. This presents another problem, as Lilith is described as Andariel's mother.