Talic, known as "Talic the Defender" is a non-player character (NPC) from the Diablo II expansion Lord of Destruction. He is one of three Bosses along with Madawc and Korlic guarding the Worldstone on the summit of Mount Arreat.
Talic is from the Western Shores of the Barbarian Kingdom. At a young age, Talic had already mastered several of the barbarian skills. He was only 19 when he was called to serve the Ancients. Before his calling, he had only heard legends of Mt. Arreat. The Kae Huron mountain range, where lies Arreat, isn't even visible from warm waters he grew up around. One morning there was a knock at his door. It was the town elder and an old woman. They entered as his wife and young child sat at the table. The woman was introduced as Kala the Seer for Sescheron the capital city of the Barbarian Tribes. She came to bestow upon Talic the ultimate task of protecting the sacred gates to Mt. Arreat. His reward for accepting such service would be eternity atop the mountain. While it was an honor beyond comprehension to be chosen for such a role, he would never be able to return home, nor see any of his family again.
Talic rose from his chair, standing a head taller than the Seer, and told her fiercely "I won't go." He had refused. He told the Seer to choose another. Kala looked at him and said the choice was not hers to make. The Ancients had spoken to her of a young warrior in the West named Talic. That was who they wanted, that was who they chose. Talic stared long at the Seer. Then finally, he nodded slowly in agreement, turned to his wife and child, kissed them goodbye, and journeyed to Mt. Arreat.
Talic is first met during the Rite of Passage quest in Act V of Diablo II, as one of the guardians of the Worldstone. Along with Madawc the Guardian and Korlic the Protector, Talic emerges from a statue-form when the player interacts with altar at the center of Mt. Arreat summit.
"We are the spirits of the Nephalem, the Ancient Ones. We have been chose to guard sacred Mount Arreat, wherein the Worldstone rests. Few are worthy to stand in its presence; fewer still can comprehend its true purpose. Before you enter, you must defeat us."
||Difficulty||Health||Resistances||Drain Effectiveness||Locations (Monster Level)|
||Normal||3,800 - 4,560||0||70||0||0||70||70||100%||Arreat Summit (40)|
|Nightmare||29,106 - 38,808||0||70||0||0||70||70||100%||Arreat Summit (71)|
|Hell||102,592 - 128,240||50||110||50||0||40||50||100%||Arreat Summit (90)|