For the quest of the same name, see The Forgotten Tower (Quest).

"And so it came to pass that the Countess, who once bathed in the rejuvenating blood of a hundred virgins, was buried alive...And her castle in which so many cruel deeds took place fell rapidly into ruin. Rising over the buried dungeons in that god-forsaken wilderness, a solitary tower, like some monument to Evil, is all that remains."

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The Forgotten Tower

The Forgotten Tower is a structure that resides within the Black Marsh of Khanduras.



The entrance to the tower

The Forgotten Tower is all that remains of a castle once inhabited by The Countess. For her cruel deeds, she was buried alive, and her castle fell into ruin. By the year 1264, all that remained of the castle was a single solitary tower, looming over the wilderness like a monument to evil.[1] An epic poem was written about the tower, about how much sorrow one could stand there. The tower was not only dangerous due to its state of disrepair; once inside, many succumbed to a vile miasma. Reportedly, several Sisters of the Sightless Eye perished once a staircase collapsed on them.

Through means unknown, the Countess emerged, but was slain by a group of heroes inside her tower, and its riches were plundered.[2] Six years later, another group of heroes came to the tower.[3] A group of cultists engaged in a blood ritual that they failed to stop, which resulted in the resurrection of the Countess.[4]


Diablo IIEdit

Forgotten Tower
Act Act I
Quests The Forgotten Tower
Levels 1
Monsters -
Adjacent Zones Black Marsh, Tower Cellar
Area Level Normal 7
Area Level Nightmare 38, 39, 40, 41, 42
Area Level Hell 75, 76, 77, 78, 79
Waypoint No

The Forgotten Tower appears as a zone in Act I of Diablo II. It lies in the Black Marsh, which connects to the Tower Cellar. Technically the Forgotten Tower only refers to the small area located directly beneath the tower ruins; there are stairs leading up towards the Black Marsh and down into the cellars. The quest is given by the Moldy Tome found in the Stony Field.

Diablo ImmortalEdit

The Forgotten Tower is revisited in Diablo Immortal. The Countess is once again confronted.[3] It differs from its predecessor in that its layout is more open.[4]



This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
  • The tower was to be visited by Jacob in the Sword of Justice comic series. However, the respective plotline was canceled.[6]


  1. To Hell and Back
  2. Diablo II, The Sightless Eye, The Forgotten Tower
  3. 3.0 3.1 Diablo Immortal, Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed on 2018-11-05
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 2018-11-06, DIABLO IMMORTAL: CLASSES, ABILITIES, WORLD, AND Q&A AT BLIZZCON 2018. Blizzpro, accessed on 2018-11-13
  5. 2018-11-03, BlizzCon 2018: Diablo Immortal. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2018-11-06
  6. 2012-12-19, Blizzplanet Interviews DC Comics Diablo: Sword of Justice writer Aaron Williams and artist Joseph Lacroix. Blizzplanet, accessed on 2012-05-28
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