Not very deep into Diablo lore but who is..

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Ok i am not super deep into diablo lore (i know the basics of the game) but who/what/where is tal rasha and who is Maltheal or whatever his name is
Tal'Rasha contained Baal within himself via a soulstone. He was then imprisoned within the tomb of Tal'Rasha. Baal has since then been sent free apon the world, but he was killed after he corrupted the Worldstone, which forced Tyrael to destroy it. He was one of the demons aborsbed into the Black soulstone.

http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Tal_Rasha

Maltheal was the Archangel of Wisdom on the Angelic Council. He has been missing since around the time the Worldstone was taken from Heaven to be placed apon Sanctuary.

http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Malthael
just to add.. Tal Rasha was once a Horadrim along with Jered Cain(Cain's ancestor) and Zoltun Kuile. According to the Book of Cain, during the battle to seal Baal within the soulstone, the soulstone was damaged and thus cannot completely seal Baal for long. As per Zoltun Kuile's suggestion that a man's soul can act as catalyst to hold Baal within the soulstone, he volunteered and was sealed in the tomb until the events of Diablo 2.
Tal Rasha is explained by http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkJRxBlZi70

Malthael doesn't exist.
07/23/2012 10:24 AMPosted by LittleDisco
Malthael doesn't exist.


Don't mislead others just because you didn't like D3's lore. Let them choose for themselves.
07/23/2012 10:30 AMPosted by AscendedOne
Don't mislead others just because you didn't like D3's lore. Let them choose for themselves.


I'm not misleading anyone. I can't find anything in D1 or D2 about Malthael.
07/23/2012 10:36 AMPosted by LittleDisco
Don't mislead others just because you didn't like D3's lore. Let them choose for themselves.


I'm not misleading anyone. I can't find anything in D1 or D2 about Malthael.

And he's not in D3, either.
In D3, there is a Journal entry about Malthael abstaining from voting to eradicate Humanity.

http://diablo.wikia.com/wiki/Malthael

Malthael, Archangel of Wisdom (at times referred to as "the silent angel") was a member of the Angiris Council and its most mysterious member.[1] He is a gaunt figure, wearing black robes and a black breastplate.[2] He served as the guiding hand and first among equals on the Angiris Council.
Malthael is also present in the Sin War: Veil of the Prophet, which is canon.
07/23/2012 09:51 AMPosted by AscendedOne
Maltheal was the Archangel of Wisdom on the Angelic Council. He has been missing since around the time the Worldstone was taken from Heaven to be placed apon Sanctuary.


Almost there. But he ditched the Council when the Worldstone was destroyed.
07/23/2012 05:24 PMPosted by Chris
Malthael is also present in the Sin War: Veil of the Prophet, which is canon.

Only as canon as D3.

Which is to say, not.
07/24/2012 03:10 PMPosted by Bianary
Malthael is also present in the Sin War: Veil of the Prophet, which is canon.

Only as canon as D3.

Which is to say, not.


It actually is canon. Just because you don't want it to be canon does not make it so. Deal with it.
malthael did not decide on humanity fate.
07/24/2012 03:34 PMPosted by MykeC

Only as canon as D3.

Which is to say, not.


It actually is canon. Just because you don't want it to be canon does not make it so. Deal with it.

I'm sure you also think there were prequels to Star Wars and sequels to the Matrix.

Don't worry, I won't hold it against you.

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