Alkor is an NPC from Diablo II, Act III. He is an Alchemist, similar to Lysander in personality and wares. Alkor's shop is at the top of the map, where he sells various potions. He is also very fond of necromancers. Apparently, he has a number of odd potions, claiming that Asheara is a good customer as she buys a "potion of manliness" from him every week, although the latter is most likely Alkor's rude sense of humor.
Yes, Natalya is a cute girl. However, I think she could use a special potion. Let me see here, 'Radiant Beauty'? No. 'Ray of Sunshine'? No, that's not it. Ah, here it is, 'Relax Frosty Bitch'. This should help her out.
Even I can tell that the evil in the jungle is growing. I hope you survive out there, my pasty friend. I'd still like to discuss what components are best used in necromantic potions.
Golden Bird (Cut)
There was a very fat man here recently asking after the Golden Bird of Ku Y'Leh. Have you heard of it? He kept muttering about ashes. I would imagine one Golden Bird's ash-hole to be about the same as another, wouldn't you?
Many alchemists believe that Ku Y'leh's magical elixirs bonded with his body before his death. His ashes are, therefore, considered to be very rare, highly potent alchemical ingredients. If I could procure the ashes, I would create a potion which could defy death itself!
Remember, Ku Y'leh's ashes are stored within the statuette of the Golden Bird. The bird is worth a great deal to the one who can locate it.
Who has not dreamt of immortality? One man is rumored to have done more than merely dream. Find the Golden Bird of Ku Y'leh, and you might find the secret to everlasting life.
With Golden Bird
Ah, the Golden Bird of Ku Y'leh. Thank you, my friend.
Busy yourself while I experiment with the ashes within it. Then, return and see what I have made for you.
From the ashes of Ku Y'leh I have mixed for you a potion.
It pains me to waste time with you, so I'll get right to the point.
There is a very special book which you must find for me. It was written long ago by a sage known as Lam Esen, who studied Skatsimi magic and the effects of the Prime Evils on the mortal world. The Black Book was lost when the Children of Zakarum took over this land.
Now, you must reclaim it without delay! Its knowledge may aid us in this dark time ahead.
The Black Book contains powerful secrets of Skatsim, the Old Religion, long eclipsed by Zakarum.
I should warn you. The Black Book is much sought after by both good and evil. Be wary.
Did I neglect to mention that the book contains useful information about the Prime Evils?
You have found the Book! It should give all of us here some insight into the nature of the Prime Evils...