All evidence points to their allegiance with Heaven, but that cannot make sense if they are mortal. They would have had to gain their allegiance with Heaven in the 20 - 40 years prior to Diablo II, but since nothing has been explained that would warrant that, and the fact that the Sin War forbids Heaven and mortals to interact (up until the events of Diablo III and excepting Tyrael of course) just makes that idea not make any sense.05/11/2013 06:53 PMPosted by StarblazerJamella and Halbu were probably lawful good merchants that had connections with angels, so they worked there.
05/12/2013 09:55 PMPosted by ChrisThey would have had to gain their allegiance with Heaven in the 20 - 40 years prior to Diablo II, but since nothing has been explained that would warrant that, and the fact that the Sin War forbids Heaven and mortals to interact (up until the events of Diablo III and excepting Tyrael of course) just makes that idea not make any sense.
I'm not sure that's the case. Though they were in the same place at the same time as Tyrael, I can't say that they are tied to his presence.05/14/2013 12:29 AMPosted by StarblazerThey were with Tyrael, and he was always more willing to work with mortals.
A few things with this statement; While many humans can fight beside Hell, it is significantly more common than humans fighting alongside Heaven. Heaven is famously orderly, and an alignment with mankind has been forbidden for thousands of years before the events of Diablo I. Not to say that there have not been humans that have fought in the name of Heaven, but there is a clear difference.05/14/2013 12:29 AMPosted by StarblazerAlso, in Diablo 1, it was explained that throughout history, mortals have aligned themselves with both Heaven and Hell, so these two were clearly aligned with Heaven.
The fact that they are human is confirmed on Diablo Wiki.I'm looking for a more reliable source.
Not directly. They certainly could be, but they must have gained loyalty to Heaven during some event whose story has yet to be told.05/22/2013 12:24 AMPosted by StarblazerIs there any reason to believe that they're not human?
The Champions of Light
This faction, whose only two known members are Jamella and Halbu, the Merchants of Light, is difficult to comprehend. They are aligned with Heaven, though may not be directly a part of it. They seem to be immortal, but appear to be humans. They may have been humans favored by renegade angels such as Yaerius or Inarius, who were then granted heavenly powers and accepted by Heaven. They may have gained trust with Heaven during some event so far untold. They may also be native to the Island of the Sunless Sea, though officially it does not exist.
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