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Diablo III Class Short Stories- Updated

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As we draw ever closer to the worldwide release of Diablo III on May 15, we have been unlocking more information and short stories for our heroes of Sanctuary on our Diablo III launch site. In case you missed the new short stories we've released, we have all five of them listed for you here.

Monk- Unyielding by Matt Burns

"When the ill wind blows, the tree that bends will break."

Zhota could not silence Akyev's parting words. They had dogged his every step for the past weeks. By day, the memory of his master's voice was only a whisper, but when night came, it reached a fever pitch.

Tonight was the same... Tonight he knew he would be tested again.


Barbarian- Wayfarer by Cameron Dayton

His dead sister came at sundown. Always at sundown.

As the sky bruised and the shadows grew long into night, he stood to watch the sun disappear behind the mountains. This was when the whispered sound of the evening breeze would crumble into the slow, shuffling rasp of feet. Her feet... cold and white, frayed tendon and cracked bone worn bare over countless miles of frost-rimmed rock. It did not matter how far Kehr had traveled that day, how many rivers he had forded or cliffs he had scaled. She came at sundown.


Demon Hunter- Hatred and Discipline by Micky Nielson

Valla smelled the rotting dead from a mile away.

The air was warm despite the clouds that blanketed Khanduras as the demon hunter arrived in what was left of Holbrook—once a tiny, struggling farm community, now a deserted ghost town. Or so it seemed; the heavy stench of putrification suggested that the residents were still present, just not among the living.


Witch Doctor- Doubtwalker by Matt Burns

The war began at sunrise, as it always did.

Benu and ten other witch doctors from the Clan of the Seven Stones stalked into the heart of the Teganze as swift and silent as panthers. Only the faint rattle of bone and iron charms dangling from their tribal masks warned of their presence. Striped in white, yellow, and red paint and decorated in bright bokai feathers, their bodies blended with the vibrant jungle around them.


Wizard- Firefly by Michael Chu

I ask your forgiveness, for there is much to speak of the wizard, and I am the only one who can tell all there is of her story. This is my burden, as is what awaits after. The ending is no great mystery. It is written in the shattered stones and broken walls that surround us, and whispered in the rumors that tumble from every mouth.

But on the subject of magic, nothing is so simple, and be certain that what you may have seen and heard is not the whole tale.
Edited by Nethaera on 5/1/2012 12:48 PM PDT
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Didn't even realize there were short stories for each character until now.
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Roar!
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04/24/2012 11:45 AMPosted by NoxeOut
First to read!


You get a zombie flavored cookie! ;)
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That's almost as good as an invite......
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These were pretty good and I really enjoyed them all so far (haven't read Witch Doctor's yet) but... I prefer the short-stories that youtube's automated closed-captions have generated for the hero preview videos.

My favorite story beat? Monk, time in video is 2:22, the line is: "The monk foreclosed heavy armor relying instead on his superhuman agility to a... great day."
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While the Sigils are nice, this is what i have been looking forwards too every week, these stories are very fun to read, and I'm glad that they are the stories of our heroes, while the DH was obvious the others, (have not read WD yet, but its open in another window waiting...) have not been so obvious.

Thank you Nethaera :D
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04/24/2012 11:57 AMPosted by Nethaera
First to read!


You get a zombie flavored cookie! ;)
So does that make it cookie dough?
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04/24/2012 11:45 AMPosted by NoxeOut
First to read!

Your mom said she is proud of you! :')
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Yeah they are somewhat hidden. Good idea to make a post about them. There are 2 typos in the Witch Doctor story, and there was one in the Monk story btw. The WD has a 6 in the middle of one of the words and one sentence is missing a period.


*Proofread
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85 Night Elf Rogue
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The worst part about Diablo 3 is the 15 days after the beta that I'll have to wait to play again.
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04/24/2012 12:11 PMPosted by BubbleLee


You get a zombie flavored cookie! ;)
So does that make it cookie dough?


Dont eat it. I once got actual food contaminating my zombie cookie...YECH!
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04/24/2012 12:51 PMPosted by FreeLoser
"When the ill wind blows, the tree that bends will break."


lol , that's a wrong quote , ''Trees that don't bend with the wind, won't last the storm'' this is the right one lol


It's the wrong quote from a fictional story? I could ask the author if they were inspired by the "original" quote, but given that this is a work of fiction, I believe they are permitted to shape it however serves their purpose.
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04/24/2012 12:51 PMPosted by FreeLoser
"When the ill wind blows, the tree that bends will break."


lol , that's a wrong quote , ''Trees that don't bend with the wind, won't last the storm'' this is the right one lol

I don't think you understand what quoting is. If that's not what the dude in the story said, then it's not the "right" quote.

I also don't think you understand the author's intent when he changed the proverb.
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