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.


Lut Gholein is very large, with good defenses, including well-built structures and a well-trained army. It is located on a fertile strip of land, which, along with its bordering of the Twin Seas, has contributed to its prosperity.[1] Its people wear colorful clothing, at least compared to the more dour styles of Kehjistan.[2]


Set on the western edge of the Twin Seas, the jewel city of Lut Gholein has actually prospered in the merciless environment of Aranoch Most credit this to the city's coastal location and strong sea trading ties with the kingdoms to the east and west.[citation needed]

Early HistoryEdit

Several conquerors had tried to take the city. All of them met with failure.[1]

Recent HistoryEdit

With the arrival of the Dark Wanderer, many guards were slain and the rest were ordered back into the Palace to defend it. Jerhyn hired Greiz and his mercenaries to protect the city instead.[3]


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

Lut Gholein is visited by the player in Act II in Diablo II. It acts as the town hub of the act.

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.


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


There are six quests in Lut Gholein:


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.


This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
  • Lut Gholein has distinctive features of Persian culture. This is in contrast to the rest of Aranoch, which appears to use Ancient Egypt as its real-world inspiration.
  • "Lut" is a Persian word which translates as "emptiness." The real world desert, Dasht-e Lut, uses this word. "Gholein" could possibly mean "two ghouls" in Arabic.
  • One of the first cinematics for Diablo II showed cocktails being served to patrons in a desert bazzar.[4] This bears resemblance to Lut Gholein. However, the cinematic made no appearance in the game's final release.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Legacy of Blood
  2. The Kingdom of Shadow
  3. Diablo II, The Secret of the Vizjerei
  4. 2015-09-13, Page 3: In Their Own Words: An Oral History of Diablo II With David Brevik, Max Schaefer, and Erich Schaefer. US Gamer, accessed on 2015-09-15