Harrogath is a city in the frozen north, situated on the slopes of Mount Arreat. The city is the last bastion of Order against the Lord of Destruction. Harrogath can only be entered by players who install the Diablo II expansion pack, Lord of Destruction, and it is accessed through a red portal opened by Tyrael, after a character defeats Diablo in Act IV. It's the town level of Act V.
However, after going out on the battlefield of the siege against Harrogath and defeating one of Baal's generals, Shenk the Overseer, in combat and lifting the siege of Harrogath, opinions start to sway in favour of the heroes. Larzuk the Blacksmith offers to socket one of the player's items as a reward, an honour that is not otherwise given to anyone.
Qual-Kehk hardly becomes completely swayed by this, and sends out the heroes to rescue Barbarians held captive on the battle field. Defeating obstacles and hordes of demons, the heroes manage to free many of the stout warriors, and Qual-Kehk makes many of them available to hire to aid the players in their quest.
Malah requests the player to aid her in finding the disappeared daughter of the Head of the Council of Elders, Anya. She suspects Nihlathak is responsible for her disappearance. Using the clues provided by Malah, the players find Anya in the Crystalline Passage, trapped in a prison of ice.
When she is rescued, Nihlathak mysteriously goes missing.
Lord of Destruction
The heroes try to catch up with Baal to defeat him, and the town can only sit and wait.
News arrive that they defeated the Ancients in combat, gained entrance to the Worldstone Keep, fought their way through hordes of Hell's utmost elite and finally defeated Baal in the Worldstone Chamber.
When the heroes arrived to Harrogath, they informed the villagers about Tyrael's plan to destroy the Worldstone, which they are obviously distraught by.
It's pretty clear what happened. Tyrael used ancient mystical incantations on his Azureblade El'Druin and hurled it at the Worldstone. It started shattering and it all ended in a massive explosion. The massive Mount Arreat became .
The question is what happened to Harrogath, considering it was located on the slopes of the mountain. Either they stayed for a valiant death in the explosion, or they travelled elsewhere when warned by Tyrael.
Exactly what happened, and what the barbarians have been up to for the last 20 years is something we hopefully will know, .
Harrogath is full of a variety of NPCs that contribute with varying levels of helpfulness.
- Bunny Roaster: All he does all day: Roastt bunnies.
- Deckard Cain: Identifier and quest helper.
- Larzuk: Blacksmith, merchant.
- Malah: Healer, merchant.
- Nihlathak: Gambling/villain.
- Qual-Kehk: Mercenaries, quest giver.
- Barbarian NPCs: Wounded men.
- Not in town:
- Frigid Highlands
- Arreat Plateau
- Crystalline Passage
- Halls of Pain
- Glacial Trail
- Frozen Tundra
- The Ancients' Way
- Worldstone Keep, level 2
These are the six quests in Harrogath:
- Stop the Siege
- Rescue on Mount Arreat
- Prison of Ice
- Betrayal of Harrogath
- Rite of Passage
- Eve of Destruction
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