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Moldy Tome

The Moldy Tome is an old book found on a stone pedestal in the Stony Field in Act I of Diablo II. It relays the tale of an evil Countess and her fortune, found somewhere within a ruined castle in the wilderness. Reading this tome will activate the Forgotten Tower quest, where the player must defeat the Countess and claim her treasure.

The Moldy Tome

The Moldy Tome reads as follows:

"...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.

The Countess' fortune was believed to be divided among the clergy, although some say that more remains unfound, still buried alongside the rotting skulls that bear mute witness to the inhumanity of the human creature."