New Tristram is a town in central Khanduras which was built near the ruins of Old Tristram. It was founded by merchants in an unknown year after the events of Diablo II to capitalize on the popularity of the legends and folklore of the Cathedral of Old Tristram. People slowly settled down and built a town. After the Cathedral was plundered, people lost interest and the town fell into decline.
The Old Cathedral was seen in the first gameplay videos of Diablo III. Though all structures in Tristram were burned to their foundations after the Dark Wanderer unleashed his Terror in Diablo II, the Cathedral somehow remained undamaged.
The New Tristram wallpaper reveals a familiar sight: the remains of the gibbet Deckard Cain was rescued from in Diablo II. Next to the gibbet is the ruined fountain where Cain used to be in Diablo I. On the background the Cathedral rises into the sky, still emanating an eerie glow.
"We have all heard the tales associated with Tristram. The very mention of its name brings to mind images of undead monstrosities, demonic possession, monarchy driven to lunacy, and, of course, the greatest legend of all: the Lord of Terror unleashed. Although many now claim that a peculiar mold upon the bread or perhaps a fouling of the water drove the populace mad with visions, I have seen too much in my varied travels to dismiss such stories out of hand. It is within this context, then, that I have to say my journey to what is now called "New Tristram" was somewhat of a disappointment. New Tristram has been in existence for several years, though the exact date of its founding is unclear. Originally simply a collection of merchants looking to profit on adventurers and travelers drawn by legends of riches within the old cathedral, it slowly set down roots and became an established town. As soon as the cathedral was looted bare, however, the adventurers and travelers stopped coming, and New Tristram found itself in decline. The town is now comprised mostly of depressing shacks; the inn is the only building that looks even the least bit habitable. Before I took my leave of this dreary place, I was cornered by an eccentric old man who seemed to have an endless supply of anecdotes and folksy wisdom to impart. He went on about there still being much of value deep within the cathedral in the form of tomes of ancient origin and wisdom. I will have to take his word for it, for I must admit that while I did explore the burnt remains of the "old" Tristram, I lacked the intestinal fortitude to do much more than take a few hesitating steps within that infamous cathedral of legend." - Abd al-Hazir
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|Towns in the Diablo series|
| Alcarnus • Az'Turrasq • Bramwell • Caldeum • Duncraig • Entsteig • Gea Kul • Harrogath • Kehjan • Kingsport|
Kurast • Lut Gholein • New Tristram • Pandemonium Fortress • Rogue Encampment • Seram • Sescheron
Staalbreak • Toraja • Tran Athulua • Tristram • Tulisam • Tur Dulra • Ureh • Viz-jun • Waystruck • Westmarch • Wortham