"My Rogue scouts have just reported an abomination in the Monastery graveyard!" -Kashya

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This quest becomes available after completing the Den of Evil, and is activated by talking to Kashya. She informs the player that a corrupted Rogue named Blood Raven has been raising the dead as Zombies and she must be stopped. The quest involves defeating Blood Raven, which, in turn, earns Kashya's respect.

Blood Raven is located in the Burial Grounds, located just off of the Cold Plains.

Once Blood Raven has been defeated, her death animation, which most quest super uniques have, will kill any remaining undead monsters in the cemetery itself but not those outside of the perimeter of the burial grounds. Return to Kashya for the reward. She will grant access to her Rogue Mercenaries for a fee, as well as a free mercenary if the player currently does not possess one.

The area has a Crypt and a Mausoleum. It is worth checking out for that extra experience and items for low-level characters.

Completion of this quest prompts Akara to give the next Act I quest, The Search for Cain.

Strategy[edit | edit source]

Once there, it may be useful to kill all the skeletons and hungry dead found at the outer edges of the Burial Grounds (outside the cemetery gates). This ensures that there will be fewer creatures trying to surround and attack the player while he/she takes on Blood Raven in the center of the cemetery. Blood Raven moves around quite fast while shooting arrows and flame arrows at you, so a weapon or charm that adds cold damage will prove very useful here to slow her down. Blood Raven can be found within the cemetery gates, surrounded by her army of Zombies and skeletons; in fact, she will continue to raise the dead as the battle progresses, so she should be the top priority. All remaining undead minions die shortly after Blood Raven falls.

Blood Raven is, statistically, the third strongest Super Unique in Act I, after Treehead Woodfist and Andariel, respectively. However, the former does not need to be killed and it is likely the player is of sufficient level the first time Andariel is met in order to battle her properly. Even in mid-teen levels Blood Raven can still take some time to kill.

Quest Activation Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Kashya[edit | edit source]

"My Rogue scouts have just reported an abomination in the Monastery graveyard! Apparently, Andariel is not content to take only our living. Blood Raven, one of our finest captains in the battle against Diablo at Tristram, was also one of the first to be corrupted by Andariel. Now, you'll find her in the Monastery graveyard raising our dead as zombies! We cannot abide this defilement! If you are truly our ally, you will help us destroy her."

NPC Quest Dialogue[edit | edit source]

After Initiating[edit | edit source]

Akara[edit | edit source]

"Blood Raven fought valiantly against Diablo in the catacombs beneath Tristram...She was never quite the same afterwards. It is now obvious she brought an evil influence back with her."

Charsi[edit | edit source]

"Blood Raven was the leader of a Rogue band that once fought Diablo at Tristram."

Gheed[edit | edit source]

"I'm sorry...The undead are bad for trade. I have a strict no-return policy."

Kashya[edit | edit source]

"Death has done nothing to weaken Blood Raven's combat skills. If anything, she's more deadly than ever."

Warriv[edit | edit source]

"Hmmm...How can one kill what is already dead?"

Early Return[edit | edit source]

Akara[edit | edit source]

"If you fail to destroy Blood Raven, I fear that our Order will perish forever."

Charsi[edit | edit source]

"Akara felt something was wrong even before Andariel descended upon us. She feared that Blood Raven had stumbled upon some evil force beneath Tristram. I wish we had acted then..."

Gheed[edit | edit source]

"I wonder if that old gossip, Melra, is among the undead? Oh, she had dirt on everybody."

Kashya[edit | edit source]

"Each moment you delay adds another undead Sister to Blood Raven's army."

Warriv[edit | edit source]

"When the dead return to prey upon the living, it is a terror beyond understanding."

Upon Completion[edit | edit source]

Akara[edit | edit source]

"Andariel must be made to pay for her sacrilege!"

Charsi[edit | edit source]

"Kashya wishes to reward you for your defeat of Blood Raven. I thank you, too, even though Blood Raven was once my friend."

Gheed[edit | edit source]

"Some of those gals weren't so nice the first time around."

Kashya[edit | edit source]

"I can hardly believe that you've defeated Blood Raven! Though she was once my closest friend, I pray that her tortured spirit remains banished forever. You have earned my respect, stranger...and the allegiance of the Rogues. I have placed several of my best warriors at your disposal."

Warriv[edit | edit source]

"You've done well, stranger. I hope all your efforts are worth it."

Character Quest Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Burial Grounds Entry[edit | edit source]

Amazon[edit | edit source]

"I sense great sorrow and misery."

Assassin[edit | edit source]

"Hmm, whose handiwork lies buried here?"

Barbarian[edit | edit source]

"I shall meet death head-on."

Druid[edit | edit source]

"Planting the dead; how odd."

Necromancer[edit | edit source]

"Too many empty graves."

Paladin[edit | edit source]

"This holy place has been desecrated."

Sorceress[edit | edit source]

"There is dark magic at work here."

Quest Completion[edit | edit source]

Amazon[edit | edit source]

"Rest in peace, Sister."

Assassin[edit | edit source]

"What I kill stays dead."

Barbarian[edit | edit source]

"Good riddance, Blood Raven."

Druid[edit | edit source]

"Your time has passed, Blood Raven."

Necromancer[edit | edit source]

"Blood Raven, rest well."

Paladin[edit | edit source]

"Sisters, there was no other way."

Sorceress[edit | edit source]

"Rest now, Blood Raven."

Reward[edit | edit source]

Kashya will grant the player a free Rogue Archer, if they don't already have a hireling, and allow them to hire further mercenaries at any time. Should the quest not be completed, Kashya will allow players to buy her mercs anyway after players reach level 9.

Diablo II and Lord of Destruction quests
Diablo II icon.jpg Diablo II quests

Act IDen of EvilSisters' Burial GroundsSearch for CainThe Forgotten TowerTools of the TradeSisters to the Slaughter
Act IIRadament's LairHoradric StaffTainted SunArcane SanctuaryThe SummonerSeven Tombs
Act IIIThe Golden BirdBlade of the Old ReligionKhalim's WillLam Esen's TomeBlackened TempleThe Guardian
Act IVFallen AngelHell's ForgeTerror's End

Diablo II LOD icon.jpg Diablo II: Lord of Destruction quests
Act VSiege on HarrogathRescue on Mount ArreatPrison of IceBetrayal of HarrogathRite of PassageEve of Destruction
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