Lut Gholein, often called the Jewel of the Desert, is the main trading port in Aranoch and the midpoint between the Western Kingdoms and Kehjistan beyond the Twin Seas in the East. It is the largest city to appear in Diablo II, in fact the only real city at all: the other acts feature a makeshift camp, a destroyed city and two forts. Lut Gholein shares similarities with some Middle Eastern countries of Earth along with heavy Egyptian influences.
When the player arrives in the city as they chase after Diablo, the city is tormented by Radament, a mummified Horadrim mage who is hiding in the sewers below. Although intially mummified to guard their own tombs, Drognan suggests that Radament might have been corrupted by Diablo when he passed by the town.