Reign of the Black King
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|Reign of the Black King|
|Quest Start||Deckard Cain|
|Quest End||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.
 Total Rewards
- 5,250 XP
 Quest Start
- Speak with Deckard Cain.
|Leoric's crown has been reforged.|
|How might I use the crown to reach the Skeleton King?|
|I have the crown. Where is the Skeleton King?|
|The crown is in my keeping. Direct me now to the lost king.|
|I have the crown. How do I reach the Skeleton King?|
|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.|
|I will crush him and find the fallen star.|
|When he is destroyed, I shall finally reach the star.|
|The Skeleton King lies at the heart of the imbalance in this land. I will end his reign and find the fallen star.|
|The Skeleton King's sickness infects this land. I will put an end to it and find the star.|
|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
- Travel to Cathedral Level 3.
 Give aid to the Warrior
|Ave, magistros. Ave, registrus. Ave, leodastus. Ave mendaxas. Illius animos. Illius vellenas. Illius fortens.|
Maintain you incantations! He will soon turn...
|Your magic is weakening...|
I am free!
Now back to my mission.
|Who are you?||(everyone)|
|You will know soon enough. Help me find my gear, I will reward you well.|
|Tell me, what brought you to this infernal place?|
|I come to vanquish the Skeleton King.|
|I must kill the Skeleton King.|
|I must destroy the Skeleton King.|
|I go to face the Skeleton King.|
|I have unfinished business with the Skeleton King.|
|Then our aims align. / As do I.|
|The cultists dragged me past this glowing pit. What made it?|
|I am here to find out.|
|I will know soon.|
|I've come here to find out.|
|I wish to know this as well.|
|That's what I'm here to find out.|
 Find the Warrior's Stolen Items
- Open the container "Templar's Stolen Items" located on Cathedral Level 3.
|I am Kormac, warrior of the templar order. If it is the Skeleton King you seek, then you will have to fight your way past Jondar. There is no reason we should hunt alone.|
|I know a templar can be trusted. Together we fight.|
|I often prefer to be alone. But I will make an exception for you...|
|Agreed. Let us fight together.|
|No, there is not.|
|I suppose not. A strong spear at my side could prove helpful.|
|Black magic bars our way...|
But the will of a templar is stronger.
 Find and Kill Jondar
|You were a templar, Jondar! How could you succumb to this Coven?|
|The Coven is my brotherhood now, Kormac! The powers we serve will soon rule this world!|
|Please forgive me. My vision was clouded by the Coven's evil magic.|
|Betrayal can never be forgiven.|
 Join the Templar
- (Prompt to continue with the Templar as a follower)
|Thank you for your aid. I will go with you on your hunt for the Skeleton King, but there is one condition.|
If we find the sacred tomes of my order, they are mine.
|Agreed.||Barbarian, Witch Doctor|
|Very well. I have no need of books.|
|Your books have no worth to me. They are yours.|
|That is agreeable. Though I wouldn't mind taking a look at them...|
 Search for the Royal Crypts
 Find the Crypt of the Skeleton King
- Travel to the Crypt of the Skeleton King from the Royal Crypts.
- Defeat the Activated Pillars. (optional)
 Enter the Crypt of the Skeleton King
- Open the door to the Crypt of the Skeleton King and enter.
 Kill the Returned
- Kill all the spawned Returneds.
 Place Leoric's crown on the Skeleton King
- Activate the Skeleton King.
 Kill the Skeleton King
- Defeat the Skeleton King.
- 5,250 XP