The Knights of Westmarch are a Paladin order in service of Westmarch.


Pure at heart, during the Darkening of Tristram, the knights closely followed the teachings of the Zakarum.[1] The knights have since become a largely secular order, more focused on defending Westmarch from physical rather than spiritual harm.[2] They are led by a knight commander.[3]


The Knights of Westmarch were founded after Rakkis's conquest of Westmarch,[4] and were in service to the realm by the time King Korsikk came to the throne.[3] In 1263,[5] the knights defeated the forces of King Leoric of Khanduras,[1] who had ordered an invasion of Westmarch.[6] After Mephisto's corruption of the Zakarum Church was revealed, the knights, eager to diminish their connections with such corruption, absorbed the Order of Paladins into their ranks.[4]

Known MembersEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Paladin, The Arreat Summit. Accessed on 2014-03-07
  2. 2014-03-10, CRUSADER LORE AND HISTORY Q&A. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-06-30
  3. 3.0 3.1 Diablo III, Defender of Westmarch
  4. 4.0 4.1 2014-03-10, THE HISTORY BEHIND THE CRUSADE. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-03-07
  5. Book of Tyrael
  6. Diablo Manual
  7. 2013-10-23, What if a Paladin and Crusader runs into each other?. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2013-10-23
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