The following article contains information from the Diablo I expansion Hellfire, which was not made by Blizzard Entertainment. Thus, it is not considered canon.

"So you're the hero everyone's been talking about. Perhaps you could help a poor, simple farmer out of a terrible mess? At the edge of my orchard, just south of here, there's a horrible thing swelling out of the ground! I can't get to my crops or my bales of hay, and my poor cows will starve."


Lester the Farmer was an inhabitant of Tristram.


During the Darkening of Tristram, Lester found found something swelling out of the ground, preventing him from getting to his crops and bales of hay. After seeing Adria, she gave him a rune bomb, saying it would remove the thing from the field. He asked a hero to do it for him, as he had to watch his cows. The hero obliged and detonated the bomb, revealing the entrance to the Festering Nest.[1]


Lester is exclusive to Diablo: Hellfire. He can be seen talking to his cows, and the other townsfolk think he has gone mad, but feel sorry for him because he lost everything. He initiates the Farmer's Orchard quest. Using the Command.txt exploit replaces Lester with the Complete Nut (Lester in disguise), allowing players to tacke the Jersey's Jersey quest.

Unlike the classic Diablo NPCs, Lester does not have any gossip and can not be asked about quests. After the hero opens up the Hive with the rune bomb, the next time he/she returns to Tristram from underground, Lester will have departed


  1. Diablo: Hellfire, Farmer's Orchard
Diablo I NPCs
DiabloAdriaDeckard CainFarnhamGillianGriswoldKael RillsOgdenPepinWirt
HellfireCeliaComplete NutLester