Reign of the Black King

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Reign of the Black King
Reign of the Black King.png
Act1
TypeCampaign
Quest StartDeckard Cain
Quest EndDeckard Cain
Quest Objectives

  1. Use the New Tristram Waypoint to return to the Cathedral Garden
  2. Enter Leoric's Passage
  3. Go to the Cathedral Level 2 through the Ornate Door
  4. Descend through the Cathedral
  5. Give aid to the Warrior
  6. Find the Warrior's Stolen Items
  7. Find and Kill Jondar
  8. Join the Templar
  9. Search for the Royal Crypts
  10. Find the Crypt of the Skeleton King
  11. Enter the Crypt of the Skeleton King
  12. Kill the Returned
  13. Place Leoric's crown on the Skeleton King
  14. Kill the Skeleton King
  15. Enter the Desolate Champer
  16. Talk to the Stranger in the Desolate Champer
  17. Return to New Tristram
  18. Talk to Deckard Cain



In the quest Reign of the Black King, players face their first boss encounter of Diablo III and are introduced to their first follower. This quest returns players back to the Cathedral depths and ultimately into the Royal Crypts where the Skeleton King rests.


Quest Rewards

  • 3650 XP
  • 1426 Gold.png

Objectives

Barbarian Portrait.pngBarbarian
Leoric’s crown has been reforged.
Demon Hunter Portrait.pngDemon Hunter
How might I use the crown to reach the Skeleton King?
Monk Portrait.pngMonk
I have the crown. Where is the Skeleton King?
Witch Doctor Portrait.pngWitch Doctor
The crown is in my keeping. Direct me now to the lost king.
Wizard Portrait.pngWizard
I have the crown. How do I reach the Skeleton King?
 
Deckard Cain Portrait.pngDeckard Cain
At last. With it, you can unlock the sealed door in the room where you rescued me and enter the royal crypts. When you find the Skeleton King, place the crown atop his head… and destroy him.
 
Barbarian Portrait.pngBarbarian
I will crush him and find the fallen star.
Demon Hunter Portrait.pngDemon Hunter
When he is destroyed, I shall finally reach the star.
Monk Portrait.pngMonk
The Skeleton King lies at the heart of the imbalance in this land. I will end his reign and find the fallen star.
Witch Doctor Portrait.pngWitch Doctor
The Skeleton King's sickness infects this land. I will put an end to it and find the star.
Wizard Portrait.pngWizard
The Skeleton King dies today. I must find the fallen star.
 
Quest Log Update
This Skeleton King doesn't know when to stay dead. He thinks himself immortal. My blade will prove him wrong. Cain says the crown will open a golden door beneath the mausoleum, witch is beside the cathedral.
 

Use the New Tristram Waypoint to return to the Cathedral Garden

Enter Leoric's Passage

Go to the Cathedral Level 2 through the Ornate Door

Quest Log Update
The golden door will open now that I have the crown
 

Descend through the Cathedral

Quest Log Update
The Skeleton King waits in his crypt. I will find him and smash his bones to powder.
 

Give aid to the Warrior

Quest Log Update
A warrior stands here in the depths of the cathedral, imprisoned by dark sorcerers. Let's see how well their magic works with a blade in their backs.
 
Unknown Portrait.png(All)
Who are you?
 
Warrior (Templar) Portrait.pngWarrior (Templar)
You will know soon enough. Help me find my gear, I will reward you well.
 

Find the Warrior's Stolen Items

Quest Log Update
The warrior has asked for my help to find his weapons and armor. When we do, I will learn who he is.
 

Find and Kill Jondar

Quest Log Update
The warrior is a templar betrayed by one named Jondar. I do not share his religion, but I recognize betrayal and have known vengeance. I will help the templar find his.
 

Join the Templar

Templar Portrait.pngTemplar
Thank you for your aid. I will go with you on your hunt for the Skeleton King, but there is one condition.
 
Templar Portrait.pngTemplar
If we find the sacred tomes of my order, they are mine.
 
Barbarian Portrait.pngBarbarian
Agreed.
Demon Hunter Portrait.pngDemon Hunter
Very well. I have no need of books.
Monk Portrait.pngMonk
Your books have no worth to me. They are yours.
Witch Doctor Portrait.pngWitch Doctor
Agreed.
Wizard Portrait.pngWizard
That is agreeable. Though I wouldn't mind taking a look at them...
 
Templar Portrait.pngTemplar
Then onwards we go to fight the Skeleton King.
 

Search for the Royal Crypts

Quest Log Update
The Skeleton King waits in his crypts. I will find him and smash his bones to powder.
 

Find the Crypt of the Skeleton King

Enter the Crypt of the Skeleton King

Quest Log Update
I have found the royal crypts. All that now remains is to find the cursed Leoric in his lair, place the crown upon his head, and face him. When he is dead, New Tristram will finally be spared.
 

Kill the Returned

Place Leoric's crown on the Skeleton King

Quest Log Update
The Skeleton King's bones sit before me. Once I put the crown on his head, he will come for me.
 

Kill the Skeleton King

Rewards:

  • 3000 XP
  • 1260 Gold.png

Enter the Desolate Champer

Quest Log Update
I feel moving air. There is a secret passage beneath the throne.
 

Talk to the Stranger in the Desolate Champer

Quest Log Update
A man lies in the fallen star's crater. Could he be what we have been looking for?
 
Barbarian Portrait.pngBarbarian
It was you that fell from the sky? You are the source of all this destruction, and yet I sense no evil about you.
Demon Hunter Portrait.pngDemon Hunter
So it was you who fell here and caused this chaos… and yet I know that you are not evil.
Monk Portrait.pngMonk
It was you that fell from the sky? I do not believe that you are behind the evil of this place.
Witch Doctor Portrait.pngWitch Doctor
So, you are the fire that fell from the sky. Why do I find you here, at the source of this place’s darkness?
Wizard Portrait.pngWizard
It was you that fell from the sky? I don’t believe that you are the source of the evil in this place.
 
The Stranger Portrait.pngThe Stranger
I am… I-I was… I… I remember falling.
 
Barbarian Portrait.pngBarbarian
Then who are you? Why are you here?
Demon Hunter Portrait.pngDemon Hunter
Do you remember who you are?
Monk Portrait.pngMonk
Who are you?
Witch Doctor Portrait.pngWitch Doctor
Do you remember why you are here?
Wizard Portrait.pngWizard
Then who are you? Why are you here?
 
The Stranger Portrait.pngThe Stranger
I am not your enemy. I think… Yes, I-I belive… I have come with a warning.
 
The Stranger Portrait.pngThe Stranger
The darkness… the darkness… is coming! I must… I don’t remember…
 
Barbarian Portrait.pngBarbarian
I will take you to see Decard Cain. He knows much.
Demon Hunter Portrait.pngDemon Hunter
Perhaps Deckard Cain can help you. Come with me.
Monk Portrait.pngMonk
I will take you to Cain. He will Help.
Witch Doctor Portrait.pngWitch Doctor
I will lead you to Cain. He will lead us to understanding.
Wizard Portrait.pngWizard
I should bring you back to town. Cain will know what to do with you.
 

Return to New Tristram

Quest Log Update
Deckard Cain will know what this stranger's arrival means. I go to see him now.
 

Talk to Deckard Cain

Rewards:

  • 650 XP
  • 166 Gold.png

Barbarian Portrait.pngBarbarian
This is what fell from the sky.
Demon Hunter Portrait.pngDemon Hunter
I found him at the center of the crater.
Monk Portrait.pngMonk
I found this man in the crater made by the fallen star.
Witch Doctor Portrait.pngWitch Doctor
This man was the falling star.
Wizard Portrait.pngWizard
This is what fell out of the sky.
 
Deckard Cain Portrait.pngDeckard Cain
No man could survive such a thing… Who are you?
 
The Stranger Portrait.pngThe Stranger
A warrior, I think… I came bearing grave news, but I cannot remember…
 
Deckard Cain Portrait.pngDeckard Cain
Your message might be all that can save us from impending doom.
 
Unknown Portrait.pngReward
Yellow Belt