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 Chamber
  16. Talk to the Stranger in the Desolate Chamber
  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.
Crusader Portrait.pngCrusader
I have the crown
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.
Crusader Portrait.pngCrusader
If it helps me find the fallen star, I will put an end to him.
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.
 

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

Descend through the Cathedral

Give aid to the Warrior

Find the Warrior's Stolen Items

Find and Kill Jondar

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.
Crusader Portrait.pngCrusader
If these tomes are not the key to redeeming the Zakarum faith, then they are indeed yours
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

Find the Crypt of the Skeleton King

Enter the Crypt of the Skeleton King

Kill the Returned

Place Leoric's crown on the Skeleton King

Kill the Skeleton King

Rewards:

  • 3000 XP
  • 1260 Gold.png

Enter the Desolate Chamber

Talk to the Stranger in the Desolate Chamber

Return to New Tristram

Talk to Deckard Cain

Rewards:

  • 650 XP
  • 166 Gold.png

Barbarian Portrait.pngBarbarian
This is what fell from the sky.
Crusader Portrait.pngCrusader
Cain, meet the falling star
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? What 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
Rare Armor or Weapon