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Book of Cain
Book of Cain Cover
Author Deckard Cain (Flint Dille)
Cover Artist Unknown
Publisher Insight Editions
Published November 2011
Pages 148

The Book of Cain is a book detailing the history, cosmology and lore of the Diablo universe, written through the eyes of Deckard Cain. The book is intended to explain and elaborate on the lore behind the games, which according to Chris Metzen had over the years been worked on by so many different writers and teams that it was a mess.

It expands the lore with a creation myth, information about the origins of the High Heavens and Burning Hells, a detailed account of the Sin War and profiles on the major characters of the universe including the Angiris Council and Great Evils. It also explains the history of Sanctuary in greater detail.

Table of Contents[]

The Dawn

9: Anu and the Dragon
13: The Eternal Conflict

The Burning Hells

19: Realms of Evil
21: The Prime Evils
23: Diablo, the Lord of Terror
25: Baal, the Lord of Destruction
26: Mephisto, the Lord of Hatred
29: The Lesser Evils
31: Duriel, the Lord of Pain
32: Andariel, the Maiden of Anguish
35: Azmodan, the Lord of Sin
37: Belial, the Lord of Lies
39: Conclusions

The High Heavens

41: The Angiris Council
42: Imperius, archangel of Valor
45: Tyrael, archangel of Justice
47: Auriel, archangel of Hope
48: Itherael, archangel of Fate
51: Malthael, archangel of Wisdom

Monuments of Wonder

53: The Silver City
54: The Crystal Arch
56: The Diamond Gates

Sanctuary, the Mortal Realm

59: Inarius and the Worldstone
61: The Creation of Sanctuary
62: Rise of the Nephalem
67: The Purge

Ancient History

69: The Birth of Civilization
71: Sanctuary Revealed
76: The Sin War
82: The Mage Clan Wars
86: The Aftermath of the Mage Clan Wars
86: The Dark Exile
88: The Hunt for the Three
94: The Hunt for Zoltun Kulle
95: The Rise of the Zakarum

Modern History

101: The Darkening of Tristram (Diablo I)
111: The Dark Wanderer (Diablo II)
125: The Lord of Destruction (Diablo II: Lord of Destruction)

Sanctuary: Lands and Cultures

131: The Deserts of Aranoch
132: The Dreadlands
134: Ensteig
137: Ivgorod
138: Kehjistan
140: Khanduras
140: Scosglen
141: The Skovos Isles
142: The Torajan Jungles
144: Westmarch
144: Xiansai