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“I heard about a star falling in New Tristram. The dead were rising; was this what I searched for? A foe worthy of my blade?
As I walked down the road towards the village of New Tristram I saw a dead body on the side of the road, nothing new for me, but knowing that the dead rise in these parts I kept a close eye on the body. As I kept traveling this road I saw the first of these risen dead; it attacked me on sight, my axe flew fast through the air and struck the creature, killing it. I must watch out though, because I see more of these creatures in the distance.
The road was filled with them, feasting on other dead bodies, I deal with them like any other Barbarian would, with steel. After a bit of a travel I arrived at the gates of New Tristram which were under attack by these dead creatures, but the guards handled them with ease. After the combat ended, I asked the guard captain about the fallen star. He told me that it fell on the old Cathedral and there was only one survivor, Leah. All of a sudden the creatures attacked again, but now they also had me to content with. I helped the guards dispatch of these creatures, one thing is sure, New Tristram isn’t safe, but then again isn’t that what I wanted?
The guard captain, Rumford he was called, praised my combat abilities. He must not have seen a lot of Barbarians I guess. He told me I could find Leah in the Slaughtered Calf Inn. With this knowledge I walked into the village with a feeling that this journey was not going to be dull, but that’s just the way I like it. When I was making my way to the inn I noticed two men of the militia as they took care of the bodies, it seems to work if you burn it, so simple and so easy, burn the body so these creatures won’t have a body to walk with.
Before I arrived at the inn I was stopped by a madman, he kept talking about this being the end of the world. Doomsayers always seem to crawl out of the woodwork when something bad happens, I gave the man no attention and walked towards the inn.
When I entered the inn I noticed that the people inside this inn were scared, the doomsayer must have gotten to them. I asked around about Leah and I was pointed by one of the villagers to a woman dressed in a red shirt and who had a bow on her back. I asked her if she was Leah, the one that survived the fallen star? She told me that she was, but her uncle, Deckard Cain, was struck by the star and was pulled into the depths of the cathedral. She tried to search for him but to no avail, as the dead began to rise she was forced to get away. As if some god was playing a sick joke on us the wounded inside the inn started to turn themselves. I quickly dispatched of them fighting together with Leah. After the battle Leah warned me that the dead will overwhelm them unless something was going to be done. This is what I was looking for, a challenge, a fight. I told her I would deal with these creatures. She was grateful and sent me to the guard captain, because he could tell me what needed to be done. So I set out again, out of the inn towards the guard captain.”
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