Okay first off I've NEVER played Diablo for the story. I know they put a lot of effort into it but the Diablo franchise has never had the strongest writing. Agree or disagree that's where I stand.
I've been playing the game for a while, got a character up to 60 and working on 2 more to get to that point. I kinda breezed through some of the sections due to wanting to level up. On my 3rd character Blizzard actually got me.
Early Act 4 before I rescued Auriel I went back to the Keep to sell stuff and i guess I never visited the Bastion that early. ..
I found the Burial Wishes book.
and I found Nikola.
beats the Deckard Caine punch moment by a ward margin.
I loved listening to the pair of lovers, one pair young and hopeful, one pair weathered and true. Congrats Blizzard, you made me care about background npcs.
Question to any of the Blizz tam writers; Where did Nikola's husband meet his fate? My personal canon is the guard that Adria offed during the Blacksoultone scene in Act 3.