Chapter I - The Darkening of Tristram

Lazarus was slain beneath Tristram, and Aidan challenged Diablo, who had possessed Albrecht’s body, twisting it into a harrowing monstrosity. Aidan destroyed Diablo’s manifestation… but he could not destroy the Crimson Soulstone. Fearing that Diablo would remain free to corrupt more innocents, Aidan resolved to contain the demon—by plunging the soulstone into his own forehead.

Weary, Aidan returned to Tristram, but the town’s celebrations did nothing to calm the dark essence that haunted his mind. The prince soon departed, heading to the east in search of answers… and salvation.