The Fated continue to delve in to the world of Sanctuary, in an attempt to aid the Rogues and gain access to the Cathedral, and through it, the Burning Hells.
Having retrieved Akara’s amulet, the leader of the Rogues was able to provide them with the location of Deckard Cain, who, with any luck, will be able to tell them how to defeat the demon queen, Andariel.
The Fated slay the risen Blood Raven, and recover a scroll that speeds them along to Tristram. There, they slay many demons, and free Deckard Cain.
Returning to the Rogue Camp, the Fated are disturbed to learn o the deaths that have plagued the place since they left.
After speaking with Deckard Cain, they learn the cause of the slayings: Korric’s sword, Tyrfing!
A blade of ancient dwarven construction, the blade was cursed to slay someone whenever it was drawn, and be the source of three great disasters.
Learning this, Korric bids the smith Charsi to fashion a lock for the scabbard, so that it may not be drawn lightly.