Life Before Diablo IIIEdit
Haedrig lived with his father for most of his life in Caldeum. They were a very wealthy family, as his father was a diplomat. That all fell apart when his grandfather Chancellor Eamon was blamed for what happened to King Leoric and Tristram. When the Skeleton King was destroyed, his grandfather helped many villagers out of the city. He died of a sword wound, and was buried with the Shattered Crown to keep it safe. Shortly after, a mob of crazed villagers from Tristram killed his father with two knives to his back and one in the throat. Eamon escaped, and a few years later he met Mira, his future wife, trapped in a cage, accused of being a witch. Haedrig broke the cage and met up with a Vecin caravan, and the two wed sometime after. They then moved to New Tristram, at Mira's request.
Haedrig was responsible for being the blacksmith of New Tristram. Shortly after the return of the Skeleton King, his wife, Mira, became infected with the disease that made the dead rise again. He asked for the aid of the nephalem, and the two killed many of Haedrig's friends and his own wife. Eamon then assists the player in creating weapons and salvaging armor along his/her journey.
Haedrig, as with all artisans, only needs to be recruited once per account. He will be present and provide services from the beginning in New Tristram in all subsequent playthroughs on all difficulty levels. While Haedrig will briefly disappear from his normal spot when the player reaches his recruitment quest, his services will still be available through their respective enviromental objects. Haedrig himself will return to his usual location after the recruitment quest is completed