The Kingdom of Westmarch was initially founded by the Sons of Rakkis. The Sons of Rakkis were defenders of the Light and slew the followers of Astrogha in Westmarch hundred of years prior to the second attempt to summon the demon from the Burning Hells into Sanctuary. During the reign of King Leoric of Khanduras Leoric, being influenced by Diablo through his traitorous advisor Archbishop Lazarus, ordered his army to invade Westmarch. The invasion failed miserably due to Westmarch's greater power over Khanduras, and led directly to Leoric's overthrow and death, and from there the Darkening of Tristram.
The kingdom's appearance and culture are reminiscent of medieval Europe. From a development perspective, time was taken to ensure that Westmarch's culture was distinct from other cultures such as that of Kehjistan.
- ↑ 2013-10-24, Blizzplanet Interview – Micky Neilson & Matt Burns Discuss Diablo III: Book of Tyrael. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2013-10-26
|Locations in the Diablo universe|
| Burning Hells • Ether • High Heavens • Mbwiru Eikura • Nephalem Rifts • Pandemonium • Realm of the Banished • Realm of Shadow • Void • Wastelands|
Sanctuary — Aranoch • Dreadlands • Ivgorod • Kehjistan • Marshland • Scosglen • Skovos Isles • Swamplands • Torajan Jungles • Western Kingdoms (Entsteig • Khanduras • Westmarch) • Wojahn • Xiansai
Related — Towns