There are just some old stories that stick. While many reminisce of classic books and films, video games have found their way into fond memories of haunting and inspiring tales of good and evil. The simplicity of Blizzard's epic mythology within Diablo had humble beginnings: a hack-n-slash RPG with a hero descending deeper into dungeons, and finally into Hell itself to take on the Lord of Terror himself.
The original game back in the old days of Windows 95, had a beautiful instruction manual of the sleek black cover of the fiery title, with its ominous namebearer looming over staring you down. Inside was a black and white instruction manual, but it also TOLD the story. Ancient journal entries from an old hermit, a letter of caution from the highest authority to an arch bishop strayed from the light, an introduction of the eternal conflict between the dark and the light.
This quick sketch is a quick study of values, a tormented soul driven into madness from power and corruption. His tale can resemble other figures in literature who were high in stature, but sided with evil (Saruman, anyone?). A quick profile of the catalyst to the downfall of Tristram and the rise of Terror bestowed upon Westmarch.