I had opened the 5th Seal. Out of nowhere, knight-magi show up and we dispatched them quickly as usual. The alpha soldier was Lord de Seis. After also bringing him to peace quickly, I was picking up his treasure and was about to lay my hand on his golden War Scepter when the Hell shook! I could not pick it up due from the rumbling force of the quaking, but at least nothing fell from the ceilings and hit my platoon.
An ominous voice boomed: Not Even Death Itself Will Save You From Me!
I knew that had to come from Diablo itself. I could not see him as he was evidently risen from the central star on the floor many yards down the Sanctuary hall. I replied (quietly enough) "Well Diablo, would you please wait until I arrange the treasures in my inventory first? I'll off-load my loot at the Fortress, then we can have a fight."
I do not know how many times I will have to resurrect to return and defeat Diablo, but the first battle has not yet begun!
--ENG 08:57, 20 January 2009 (UTC)