Fara was once a Paladin of the Hand of Zakarum, training in a temple in Eastern Kurast. As a young Paladin, she once helped Warriv. She abandoned the faith after learning of corruption and greed within the church. Establishing herself in Lut Gholein, she made a living selling and repairing armor for the city's guards and mercenaries, toiling under the desert sun.
In 1265, Lut Gholein came under siege by dark forces. A group of heroes pursuing the Dark Wanderer made their way into the town, and Fara lent them her aid. Their group included Warriv, but she saw no need to remind them of their past encounter, and doubted he remembered her. The rewards for her deeds (in her mind) would not come in this life. To her horror, the Dark Wanderer succeeded in releasing Baal, and she wished the heroes well as they continued their pursuit eastward.
Fara appears in Act II of Diablo II. She is Lut Gholein's armorer, and like Akara, Atma, Ormus, Jamella and Malah, automatically replenishes the player's health and mana when they deal with her. If one's character is below level 15 she will only sell a few items, but will have a considerably wider selection at and after that level, including magical and socketed. Her prices, like all of Lut Gholein's shopkeepers, decrease as a reward for killing Radament.
The shrines in the desert are leftover artifacts from the great Sin War that ravaged these lands almost a thousand years ago. They still function, but most travelers believe them only to be remnants of the distant past.
I've no love for brothels, as they can lead honorable men to do dishonorable things. Since the local harems took up hiding in the palace, however, there seems to be a rise in foul tempers.
I believe that the creature you refer to is one of the ancient Horadric mummies from the tombs that lie buried beneath the desert sands. It is unusual for one of his kind to be so far away from his resting place. I sense in this entity a restless and malevolent spirit.
Drognan told me something interesting earlier today. It might explain why Radament is so restless, and it might have something to do with why he is stealing human body parts.
As you have helped Atma and all of us, so shall I help you.
Legend has it that Tal Rasha lies imprisoned within his tomb, forever struggling to keep the Lord of Destruction bound. His was a selfless act, although perhaps foolhardy.
This is terrible news! Baal is in possession of one of mankind's most powerful mages, and the Lord of Terror guides his path. They must be stopped, for I am sure they mean to free their elder brother Mephisto, the Lord of Hatred, who lies imprisoned under the corrupted city of Kurast.
I fear you are walking into a great evil, but your faith can save you. May you walk in the light always.
While no longer of Zakarum, Fara carries forth the ideals of Order and Right, and holds true to the teachings of Akarat. She believes that despite the corruption of the church, his teachings in of themselves are pure and noble. She has a positive attitude and great inner strength, along with a sharp mind, with much knowledge of Sanctuary's ancient religions. However, while proud of her Paladin training, she maintains a humble facade, and refuses to discuss the reasons for her abandonment of the Church.
She has no love for brothels, and is dubious of mercenaries, stating that she cannot be loyal to those who are not loyal to themselves.