The Burning Hells
The Burning Hells,or just Hell is the home of demons. The inhabitants of Hell are lead by the Great Evils, seven immensely powerful demons.
- 安达利尔（Andarial）, 痛苦女王（Maiden of Anguish） (莉莉丝Lilith最优秀的女儿)
- 阿兹莫丹（Azmodan）, 罪恶之王（Lord of Sin）
- 贝里艾尔（Belial）, 谎言之王（Lord of Lies）
- 督瑞尔(Durial), 痛苦之王 - 也称苦难小王子（Lord of Pain - also known as Prince of Pain)
The rampage by the Prime Evils made the disperse mage clans of the humans unite as a group they called the Horadrim, a group of the most powerful sorcerers the human race had ever seen. The Archangel Tyrael contacted them and gave them Soulstones to capture the Prime Evils with.
Led by the Initiates Tal Rasha and Jered Cain, the Horadrim found Mephisto in the Kehjistan jungles, and managed to capture him within the Soulstone meant for him. He was buried under the Temple of Light in what would become Kurast and guarded by a large section of the magi brotherhood.
Baal was found and defeated in the Aranoch desert, not too far from Lut Gholein. However, the Demon Lord managed to shatter the Soulstone, and an improvised prison was used for Baal. Tal Rashas very soul would help contain the demon, chained to a Binding Stone in the Tomb of Tal Rasha, located in the Canyon of the Magi.
Jered Cain led the remaining Horarim to the West, and caught up with Diablo near the river Talsande. They fought a bitter and hard battle, with heavy losses, but managed to subdue the red terror. He was imprisoned in his Soulstone and buried in caves nearby, whereupon a Horadric monastery was built.
Neither of the Three Demon Lords had anticipated not only to be defeated, but be unable to escape.
However, some centuries later, after the taskless Horadrim brotherhood had all but disappeared, Mephisto managed to reach out to the local Zakarum priesthood in the now sprawling city of Kurast and draw them to him. He corrupted the priesthood, and sent emissaries of Zakarum out into the world while he built his power.
Whether or not Lord Leoric, a very well known pious man, came from these expeditions or not, he brought with him the Zakarum religion to Khanduras from the East, and made himself King with his seat of power in Tristram, the very same location Diablo was still imprisoned. Diablo tried to corrupt Leoric but failed, making the King mad in the progress. However, his Archbishop and advisor Lazarus was susceptible, and was made to free the Prime Evil, giving him Leoric's only son Albrecht as a host to possess.
Terror started reigning again, and although the mad King Leoric eventually was killed by his trusted commander Lachdanan, the worries did not end. The Cathedral was still spewing out evil beasts.
Many adventurers tried to travel down in the labyrinths beneath the Cathedral in search for fame and fortune, but all died or fled. One day came an unknown man, who did manage to reach the deepest parts of the labyrinth and find Diablo in a section that had already begun to corrupt into a likeness of Hell. A frightful battle took place, and the hero was successful.
He tried to contain the demon within himself, to bring it to the Eastern mage clans for a final defeat, but in the end he succumbed to the powerful force of Diablo and became the Dark Wanderer.
Some time after the release of Diablo and his travels to the East in the guise of the Dark Wanderer, Diablo and/or Mephisto regained some control of Hell again, as the Lesser Evils of Andariel and Duriel once again stood by the Prime Evils. Possibly as punishment, they were just placed as guards against the passage East, to delay the human heroes from capturing Diablo. Exactly what went on here is not known.
The Dark Wanderer did indeed turn East, but to free his brothers, not defeat Diablo. The demonic decoys did indeed slow down the heroes, and with the help of his companion Marius, the Dark Wanderer managed to free Baal from his prison in the Tomb of Tal Rasha despite Tyrael physically intervening.
The heroes arrived too late, but managed to free Tyrael, which was bound to the Binding Stone in place of Baal.
More to come...