08/24/2013 07:40 PMPosted by Psyberus"Finally, all the lords of Hell are captured within the soulstone! Once we destroy the stone, their evil be gone forever!"
08/24/2013 10:16 PMPosted by ZaknarilYou can destroy a soulstone with the Hammer of Hellforge and the Anvil of Annihilation (as seen in D2). The problem is it STILL doesn't truly destroy the spirit. It sends them to the Dark Abyss where they were created. It is suggested that they can still return. This is why the spirits were trapped in soulstones and hidden on Sanctuary to begin with. You can never truly destroy them once and for all...you can only hope to contain them for eternity (or at least that's what the lore said at one time LOL).
Originally, soulstones were meant as a containment for the souls of Mephisto, Baal, and Diablo. They were meant to be permanent, and from what we know, they would have been if it was not for Izual who had knowledge of soulstones, and more specifically, their flaws. Izual was Tyrael's right hand man, so Izual gained this knowledge directly from Tyrael before the events of the Dark Exile. It is important to note that the soulstones were likely crafted at or before this time. Unfortunately, Izual was captured and corrupted by Hell during an assault in the Realm of Destruction. While tortured, he gave up the secrets of soulstones, so the Prime Evils came up with a plan to start a coup in Hell, called the Dark Exile, with intentions to exploit the flaws in soulstones while on Sanctuary. The Dark Exile occurred when the four Lesser Evils rose up against the Primes and banished them to Sanctuary.08/24/2013 11:06 PMPosted by SucrilhusI don't understand the lore well enough to answer these...can someone clarify that to me, please?
RoS' writers address the alleged Black Soulstone plothole:Interesting, but not surprising that the writers retcon D3 less then a year after it was released...
According to them, since the Black Soulstone isn't coming from the Worldstone like the regular Soulstones, Tyrael doesn't know if it can be destroyed by the Hellforge nor does he want to find out the hard way. So sealing it away seems the best option.
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