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Lut Gholein
Act II
Quest(s) Radament's Lair, The Horadric Staff, Tainted Sun, The Arcane Sanctuary, The Summoner, The Seven Tombs
NPC(s) Jerhyn, Deckard Cain, Atma, Lysander, Greiz, Fara, Elzix, Meshif, Geglash, Kaelan
Adjacent Zone(s) Rocky Waste, Harem
Waypoint Yes
Lutgholein

The Wanderer and Marius arrive in Lut Gholein

Lut Gholein, often called the Jewel of the Desert, is the main trading port in Aranoch and the midpoint between the Western Kingdoms and Kehjistan beyond the Twin Seas in the East. The city is actually much larger than what appears in-game. It seems small so players don't get bored with all the travel, and would have used up a lot more disc-space if it was its full size. Lut Gholein has distinctive features of Arabian culture, while the dungeons outside feature Egyptian designs, complete with mummies, reanimated skeletons and beetles also known as scarabs.

Lut Gholein is visited by the player in Act II in Diablo II in an attempt to track down Diablo and prevent him from freeing his brother, Baal. However, the journey proves difficult as Diablo unleashes evil in his wake, warping the local creatures into demonic forms.

The city is tormented by Radament: a mummified Horadric mage possessed by a demon, who is hiding in the sewers below. The player is also required to find the key pieces (Horadric Cube and the two pieces of the Horadric Staff) to unlock Tal Rasha's tomb where Baal is imprisoned. The Summoner takes control of the Arcane Sanctuary, releasing demons into the Palace and threatening the city.

ResidentsEdit

The townsfolk of Lut Gholein offer various services, these being:

QuestsEdit

There are six quests in Lut Gholein:

WaypointsEdit

The following waypoints can be found and used (after activation) in Act II:

Points of InterestEdit

There are various buildings throughout the city, yet none of them can be entered.

If you explore Atma's tavern, you can find your way into the kitchen, though there is nothing to interact with in there.

Jerhyn's Palace has a small balcony - to the left of the stairs leading down into the Harem.

DefensesEdit

The city is very large and usually has very good defenses (as stated in Legacy of Blood, including well-built wall structures and a well-trained army. However, since the arrival of the Wanderer, many guards have been slain and the rest were ordered back into the Palace to defend it. Jerhyn hired Greiz and his mercenaries to protect the city instead. They have done a good job, but cannot hold against the demons beyond the city walls.

ReferencesEdit

Lut Gholein, aside from Diablo II, is also referenced in the Richard A. Knaak Diablo novels The Kingdom of Shadow and Legacy of Blood.

Towns in the Diablo series
DreadlandsBastion's KeepHarrogathSescheronStaalbreak

KehjistanAlcarnusCaldeumGea KulHashirKehjanKurastTorajaTulisamViz-jun
KhandurasNew TristramRogue EncampmentTristramWaystruckWortham
WestmarchBramwellCorvusDuncraigHillsfarKingsportWestmarch
Other/Unknown—Az'TurrasqEntsteigLut GholeinPandemonium FortressSeramSilver CityTiklanTran AthuluaTur DulraUreh

Act II Zones (Diablo II)
Lut GholeinSewersRocky WasteThe Stony TombDry HillsHalls of the DeadFar OasisMaggot LairLost CityAncient TunnelsValley of SnakesClaw Viper TempleHaremThe Palace CellarArcane SanctuaryCanyon of the MagiTal Rasha's TombTal Rasha's Chamber

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