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Poem/prologue at the beginning of D2 guide

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  1. allthenamesaretaken

    allthenamesaretaken Diabloii.Net Member

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    Poem/prologue at the beginning of D2 guide

    I used to have the D2 strategy guide but got rid of it after the information started becoming outdated. I remember that there was this really short poem/prologue at the beginning of the book that sounded cool but can't remember what it was and can't find it anywhere online. Does anyone know what it said?
     
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    Here it is:

    The Adept (Initiate, Part II)


    "I have walked the paths; the shadowed roads
    that led to terror's breast. I have plumbed the depths of
    Hatred's womb and scaled Destruction's crest.

    For every secret left unveiled, for every power learned,
    I'd sell the remnants of my soul, regardless how it burned.
    And still I sought a higher wisdom few could have attained.
    'Though I found it, it would leave me - broken, damned and drained.

    For now I find this power gained is more unto a curse.
    My spirit burns with every spell and each irreverent verse.
    Despite this strength and knowledge earned, I have paid a heavy toll,
    Never should've traded power for my own immortal soul."


    - C. Vincent Metzen
     
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    allthenamesaretaken Diabloii.Net Member

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    Thanks for posting, that isn't the one though, but it's a good one. I don't even know if I can call the one Im thinking of a poem or prologue, it was such a long time ago that I read it. I think it was fairly short and mentioned something about waking up to a wasteland or something like that.
     
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    Snowglare Fan Fiction Forum Moderator

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    This appears at the beginning of the Diablo 2: Lord of Destruction manual.

    Is that the one?
     
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    allthenamesaretaken Diabloii.Net Member

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    Ya that's it, I thought it was from D2, thank you!
     
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    Are there any other pieces of texts worth mentioning?

    Does anyone have a scanned version of the manuals?

    I got the prehistory text, those diaries of different characters... plus info from Arreat Summit on classes-history and stuff.

    But is there anything else in the manuals?

    See, we don't have manual-editions here in our country, so i can't get my hands on it.

    The reason I'm wondering, is because I'm about to write some sort of an atlas of Diablo world and history for the Russian fans.

    Any help would be greately appreciated.
     
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    Well, you could always pop by The Dark Library's archives and see if there's anything from the manuals there that you'd want to use. Some stuff isn't on there (the short descriptions of the various monsters in each manual comes to mind) but most of the historical texts are.

    I've never found one online, though that doesn't mean that there isn't one. Might be worth a look on Google, if you haven't already tried.

    Well, if you've got something in mind that you want to know about, let me know. I'll have access to my copies in a few days.
     
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    mEtaLL1x Diabloii.Net Member

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    Thanks for info, comrade.

    Well, I gathered the monster/char info from Arreat Summit.

    But I was thinkin' about some extra stuff..... just like those verses.
     
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    The following information is from the Diablo II manual, and I haven't seen it either on TDL or at the Arreat Summit. Someone smack me if I'm just being blind like that.

    There's also some stuff in the Diablo I manual that isn't at TDL. It conflicts with the newer material at times, but on some points it's interesting.
     
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