It reads as follows:
- "Take heed and bear witness to the truths that lie herein, for they are the last legacy of the Horadrim. When the eternal conflict between the High Heavens and the Burning Hells falls upon mortal soil, it is called the Sin War. Angels and Demons walk amongst humanity in disguise, fighting in secret, away from the prying eyes of mortals. Some daring, powerful mortals have even allied themselves with either side, and helped to dictate the course of the Sin War."
- The title is likely a reference to the Bible phrase "for the wages of sin is death."
|Diablo I Tomes|
| Story Tomes — Dark Exile • Great Conflict • The Realms Beyond • Book of Blood • Mythical Book • Book of the Blind • Sin War • Tale of the Three • Wages of Sin are War • Binding of the Three • Tale of the Horadrim • The Black King • Steel Tome|
Items — Ancient Tome • Fungal Tome
Hellfire Tomes — Journal: The Meeting • Journal: The Tirade • Journal: The End