Moldy Tome is an old book found on a stone pedestal in the Stony Field in Act I of Diablo II. It relays the tale of an evil Countess and her fortune, found somewhere within a ruined castle in the wilderness. Reading this tome will activate the Forgotten Tower quest, where the player must defeat the Countess and claim her treasure.
The Moldy Tome Edit
The Moldy Tome reads as follows:
"...And so it came to pass that the Countess, who once bathed in the rejuvenating blood of a hundred virgins, was buried alive... And her castle in which so many cruel deeds took place fell rapidly into ruin. Rising over the buried dungeons in that god-forsaken wilderness, a solitary tower, like some monument to Evil, is all that remains.
The Countess' fortune was believed to be divided among the clergy, although some say that more remains unfound, still buried alongside the rotting skulls that bear mute witness to the inhumanity of the human creature."
Diablo I Tomes
Story Tomes — Book of Blood • Mythical Book •
Book of the Blind • Steel Tome • Dark Exile • Sin War • Binding of the Three • Great Conflict • Wages of Sin are War • Tale of the Horadrim • The Realms Beyond • Tale of the Three • The Black King
Items — Ancient Tome • Fungal Tome
Diablo II Tomes
Story Tomes — Moldy Tome • Horazon's Journal
Items — Book of Skill • Lam Esen's Tome • Tome of Town Portal • Tome of Identify
Diablo III Tomes
— Act I Tomes A Prisoner's Journal • A Summoner's Journal • Adenah's Jottings • Adria's Journal • Cain's Old Journal • Command from Cultist Grand Inquisitor • Deckard Cain's Journal • Despina's Journal • Farmer's Journal • Gillian's Diary • Gravedigger's Log • Hermit's Ravings • Khazra Heads Wanted • Kingsport Bill • Lachdanan's Scroll • Lazarus's Grimoire • Leah's Tristram Journal • Leoric's Journal • Lost Journal • Mira's Letter to Haedrig • New Tristram • Notes of Urik the Seer • Old Diary • Old Tristram Journal • Orders from Maghda • Priest's Contemplations • Queen Asylla's Journal • Reply from Cultist Grand Inquisitor • Report from Wortham • Researching the Khazra • Scabbard of Talic the Defender • Scoundrel's Journal • The Drowned Temple • The Hanging Tree • The Highlands • The Khazra Massacre • The Last Stand of the Ancients • The Skeleton King • Tomb Robber's Journal • Torn Letter • Torn Letter's Response • Traveler's Journal • Tristram Fields • Villager's Journal • Wandering Tinker's Diary • Warrior's Rest • Warriv's Journal
Tomes — Act II A Love Letter • A Servant's Journal • An Abridged History of Caldeum • Andariel, the Maiden of Anguish • Azmodan, the Lord of Sin • Baal, the Lord of Destruction • Belial, the Lord of Lies • Blackened Journal • Crumbling Journal • Deceivers' Orders • Diablo, the Lord of Terror • Duriel, the Lord of Pain • Eirena's Journal • Fuad's Journal • Guard's Orders • Hunter's Journal • Iron Wolf Captain's Journal • Kala's Poem • Kulle's Journal • Larra's Diary • Leah's Caldeum Journal • Maghda, Leader of the Coven • Mephisto, the Lord of Hatred • Missive to Maghda • Necromancer's Log • On the Desolate Sands • Poltahr's Notes • Proclemation from the Imperial Guard • The Ancient Portal Device • The Chamber of Faces • The Dahlgur Oasis • The Desert Aqueducts • The Feared Hero • The Imperial Guard's Orders • The Last Will of Khan Dakab • The Legend of Zei the Trickster • The Musings of Sardar • The Promises of Fezuul al-Kazaar • The Seven Lords of Hell • Zoltun Kulle
Tomes — Act III Battlefield Reports • Bloodstained Letter • Fall of the Barbarians • Ghom's Log • Journal of Hansen Haile, Captain • Leah's Keep Journal • Morgan's Journal • Orders from Azmodan • The History of Bastion's Keep
Tomes — Act IV Archangel Auriel, the Aspect of Hope • Archangel Imperius, the Aspect of Valor • Archangel Ithereal, the Aspect of Fate • Archangel Malthael, the Aspect of Wisdom • Archangel Tyrael, the Aspect of Justice • Burial Wishes • Izual's Descent • The Angiris Council • The Creation of Sanctuary • The Destiny of the Nephalem
Tomes — Act V Adria's Note • Adria's Journal • Deserter's Journal • Grand Maester's Journal • Lord Kertis's Journal • Malthael's Plan • Melaina's Memory • Miser's Will • Nephalem Rifts • Raissa's Memory • Sibyl's Memory • The Discovery of Sanctuary • The Grand Maester's Proclamation • The Great Weapon • The History of Pandemonium • The History of Westmarch • The King's Journal • The King's Note to Lord Wynton • The Horrible Secret • The Last of the Ancients • The Lost Warrior • The Path of Wisdom • The Plague Tunnels • The Ravings of a Deranged Mind • The Souls of Westmarch • The Testament of Inarius • The Testament of Rakkis • The Writings of Lilith • Urzael's Journal • Urzael's Trap