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"Asheara...? Oh, she's is a tough-talking mage, but I'd wager she's never faced true Evil. Pampering drunken mercenaries is one thing, but standing face to face with a hell-spawned demon is another."

Natalya(src)

Asheara is the leader of the mercenary company known as "The Iron Wolves".

BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

Asheara spent many years as a member of various unscrupulous mercenary outfits. Despising the brutal tactics employed by these groups, she eventually forged the Iron Wolves, a group that would hold honor and duty above all else.[1]

Mephisto's JungleEdit

"My name's Asheara, and I lead the mercenary band of mages known as the Iron Wolves. We've been hunting down demons in the jungle for months, but no matter how many of them we kill, they just keep comin'. Seems this whole place has been overrun by evil. Rumor has it that you've come here to help. If that's true, then I'll let you hire some of my mercenaries. But be careful...If you piss them off, they can be worse than those monsters out in the jungle."

Asheara(src)

In 1265, Asheara and her mercenaries were at Kurast, which was being overtaken by the surrounding jungle. The Iron Wolves spent months hunting down demons, but no matter how many they killed, they just kept coming. An Assassin named Natalya was also present, but when Asheara tried to recruit her into the Iron Wolves, Natalya began lecturing her about the "dangers of magic." Another resident of Kurast, Alkor, commented that she purchased a "potion of manliness" from him every week.[2]

She encountered a group of heroes who were pursuing the Dark Wanderer. She let them hire some of her mercenaries to aid them.[2] She was suspicious of the heroes at first, suspecting that they might be Zakarum spies, but came to trust them over time.[3] She was satisfied with the carnage the heroes wrought against the Zakarum thralls,[4] and upon their defeat of Mephisto, named them honorary Iron Wolves.[5]

The Child EmperorEdit

Kurast fell, despite the efforts of the Iron Wolves. Later, Asheara and her mercenaries retrieved a young boy to be the new ruler of Kehjistan, as per the wishes of Zakarum. The boy, named Hakan II, became the new emperor. Asheara personally brought him to Caldeum.[6]

The Scouring of CaldeumEdit

Over twenty years after the fall of Kurast, Ashaera was in Caldeum, still leading the Iron Wolves as they served the people of Kehjistan. Harsh times had fallen on the city, due to Belial possessing Hakan II. She encountered the Nephalem, and explained the history of the Iron Wolves, and the state of affairs in the city. Later on, she managed to grant the Nephalem an audience with Hakan. When the emperor ordered the Nephalem and Leah executed for the "massacre" of Alcarnus, Asheara covered their escape into the city's sewers. She later supervised the evacuation of the refugees during the Scouring of Caldeum.

After Belial's defeat, Tyrael stated that he was unconcerned about the city's future, since it had Asheara to keep the peace.[7]

In-gameEdit

Diablo IIEdit

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Asheara as seen in Diablo II

Ashaeara appears as an NPC in Act III of Diablo II. She will offer the heroes the services of the Iron Wolves for a premium, since they are needed at the docks.

After completing the Blade of the Old Religion quest, Asheara will inform the heroes that several mercenaries have volunteered to aid them free of charge, since Ormus's use of the Gidbinn has freed up their time and they are eager for action.

Diablo IIIEdit

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Asheara in Diablo III

Ashaeara returns as an NPC in Act II of Diablo III. She wears a more ostentatious and (slightly) less revealing outfit in keeping with the other Iron Wolves and the overall opulence of Caldeum. Asheara does not appear to have aged since the events in Kurast (not particularly surprising for a mage) and oddly, speaks with a completely different accent. Her signature snake is also gone. In combat, she wields a sword, but strangely, does not use spells.

She is the namesake for the Diablo III item sets, Asheara's Uniform and Asheara's Vestments.

Personality and TraitsEdit

"Oh, Asheara's a good customer. She buys a potion of manliness from me every week."

Alkor(src)

Asheara shares an unspoken bond with her mercenaries,[8] and vows that no harm will come to anyone who is safeguarded by the Iron Wolves.[9] She is strict, but even-handed with those under her command, and has a strong moral code, holding the Iron Wolves above the more brutal methods used by other mercenary companies.[1] She is both self-concious and proud of her womanhood.[2] She is considered to have a "fine form", and at least one hero regarded Asheara as "the most beautiful woman [they] had seen on this new continent." She speaks in a blunt tone, but is unable to hide the genuine concern she has for those under her protection. During this time, she carried a serpent with her, draped around her shoulders.[10]

She is intrigued by the Amazons, noting that their skills seem to be a mix of both martial and magical prowess.[2] She has a dim view on Zakarum, considering it to be a "false religion." In comparison, she is more favorable towards Skatsim.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Book of Tyrael
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Diablo II, The Infernal Gate
  3. 3.0 3.1 Diablo II, The Infernal Gate, Lam Esen's Tome
  4. Diablo II, The Infernal Gate, The Blackened Temple
  5. Diablo II, The Infernal Gate, The Guardian
  6. Diablo III, Blackened Journal
  7. Diablo III, Act II
  8. Diablo III, Asheara's Iron Fist
  9. Diablo III, Asheara's Guard
  10. To Hell and Back
Diablo III NPCs
Act I
Adenah the Curio Vendor
Alaric
Arghus the Collector
Beleaguered Farmer
Brother Malachi the Healer
Bron the Barkeep
Captain Rumford
Crazed Hermit
Deckard Cain
Ghost of the Cow King
Ghostly Woman
Karyna
Kyr the Weaponsmith
Leah
Lloigor the Crazed
Marko
Mayor Holus
Mira Eamon
Nek the Brawler
Queen Asylla
Radek the Fence
Rodger the Alchemist
Sasha
Tashun the Miner
The Ferryman
Tyrael
Vendel the Armorsmith
Verrall
Virgil
Wandering Tinker
Warriv
Willa Rathe
Wounded Man
Act II
Adria
Aleran
Asheara
Caliem
Captain Davyd
Ghaine the Healer
Hakan II
Iron Wolf Jarulf
Javad the Merchant
Kadim
Larra
Leah
Lieutenant Vachem
Lugo the Miner
Mia
Mehtan the Necromancer
Nek the Brawler
Sadeir the Innkeeper
Silmak the Fence
Squirt the Peddler
Thadar
Tilnean the Collector
Tyrael
Zaven the Alchemist
Zoltun Kulle
Act III
Adria
Andreus the Healer
Botulph the Miner
Drian
Former Mayor Holus
Garell the Quartermaster
Halmin the Alchemist
Hansen Haile
Ironsmith Maldonado
Leah
Lieutenant Clyfton
Lieutenant Lavail
Lieutenant Merityn
Litton the Fence
Marta
Messenger Martyns
Nek the Brawler
Nikola
Private Mattius
Sergeant Burroughs
Sergeant Dalen
Sergeant Pale
Tyrael
Vidar the Collector
Act IV
Andreus the Healer
Auriel
Botulph the Miner
Garell the Quartermaster
Itherael
Litton the Fence
Nek the Brawler
Tyrael
Act V
Captain Vonn
Clara
Derric
Diadra the Scholar
Emily
Elayne
Enkasi
General Torion
Guardian
Halbu
Halissa
Imperius
Isendra
Ivy
Jamella
Kyla
Lorath Nahr
Master Crusader
Master Necromancer Ordan
Mehtan the Necromancer
Nek the Brawler
Patriarch Anisim
Powell the Miner
Sergeant Samuels
Sophia
Tyrael
Zayl (Humbart Wessel)
Adventure Mode
Abd al-Hazir
Dane Bright
Daivin the Adventurer
High Cleric
Kadala
King Kanai
Lorath Nahr
Orek
Quentin Sharpe
Skular
The Crazed Man
Tyrael
Urshi
Artisans
Covetous Shen
Haedrig Eamon
Myriam Jahzia
Zoltun Kulle (Kanai's Cube)
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