Halissa was the sister of Valla.[3]

Biography

Life

The daughter of a sawyer,[2] Halissa and her family resided in Westmarch,[1] in a village close to Tristram, located in a forest.[4] She was close to Valla, and her face always lit up at the sight of her.

Halissa's family were killed by demons, when the Hellspawn attacked their village. Valla grabbed Halissa and they ran to the river and hid for weeks. Memories of the massacre gave her nightmares and "unhinged" her mind. One night she woke up screaming and ran, coming too close to the riverbank and slipping. Valla, who had chased after her, tried to grab her hand, but lost her grip and she was swept away in the current,[2] raving and cursing[5] before drowning.[2] Her soul wound up in the Pandemonium Fortress. She looked for her parents, but couldn't find them. But she knew they were somewhere nearby. She could hear them screaming.[6]

Death

Valla at her family's graves

Valla erected a gravestone for Halissa beside the graves of her parents. She later joined the Demon Hunters, and kept an etching of her sister on hand, even two decades after her death. Halissa's death continued to haunt her, and the memories were used against her by the demon Valdraxxis. Just prior to her departure for Khanduras in light of premonitions of a Fallen Star, she visited Halissa's grave again.[2]

Years after her death, Malthael led the Reapers against Sanctuary. Ordan instructed Halissa in the means to communicate with the living. Sure enough, Valla encountered Halissa within the Pandemonium Fortress. As Halissa explained, "something bad" kept her soul in the fortress, and asked Valla to remove it.[6]

In-game

In Diablo III, Halissa appears within the Pandemonium Fortress in Act V, provided the player is controlling a Demon Hunter. The game operates under the premise of her being the sibling of the Demon Hunter, regardless of the character's gender (the same principle applies to the Demon Hunter's cinematic intro and journal entries). She is depicted as a little girl armed with a Hand Crossbow.

Halissa's "older" portrait

Her initial portrait found in the game files shows her as a young woman (not a girl) with similar facial features.

Personality and Traits

Valla described Halissa as possessing bright, inquisitive eyes, and boundless energy.[2]

References

Act I
Adenah the Curio Vendor
Alaric
Arghus the Collector
Beleaguered Farmer
Brother Malachi the Healer
Bron the Barkeep
Captain Rumford
Caravan Leader
Crazed Hermit
Deckard Cain
Eran
Ghost of the Cow King
Ghostly Woman
Karyna
Kyr the Weaponsmith
Leah
Lloigor the Crazed
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
Brother Ghaine the Healer
Caliem
Captain Davyd
Captain Ravan
Caravan Leader
Damius
Hakan II
Iron Wolf Jarulf
Javad the Merchant
Jeran
Kadin
Kala
Kohin
Larra
Leah
Lieutenant Vachem
Lugo the Miner
Mehtan the Necromancer
Nek the Brawler
Netharaz
Rasheed
Sadeir the Innkeeper
Silmak the Fence
Squirt the Peddler
Thadar
Tilnan the Collector
Tyrael
Zaven the Alchemist
Zoltun Kulle
Act III
Adria
Andreus the Healer
Beryn
Botulph the Miner
Captain Haile
Drian
Former Mayor Holus
Garell the Quartermaster
Halmin the Alchemist
Ironsmith Maldonado
Leah
Lieutenant Clyfton
Lieutenant Lavail
Lieutenant Merityn
Litton the Fence
Markus
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
Captain Haile
Damotrius
Garell the Quartermaster
Itherael
Litton the Fence
Nek the Brawler
Nikola
Tyrael
Act V
Brother Anselm
Brother Francis
Brycen
Captain Vonn
Clara
Derric
Diadra the Scholar
Emily
Elayne
Enkasi
General Torion
Guardian
Halbu
Halissa
Imperius
Isendra
Ivy
Jamella
Kyla
Lady Serena
Lorath Nahr
Lord Harold Snowe
Master Crusader
Master Necromancer Ordan
Mehtan the Necromancer
Nek the Brawler
Oswyn
Patriarch Anisim
Powell the Miner
Sergeant Samuels
Sophia
Tyrael
Zayl (Humbart Wessel)
Adventure Mode
Abd al-Hazir
Dane Bright
Djank Mi'em the PTR Vendor (PTR only)
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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