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Taking Notes is a campaign achievement to read all the Quest lore books in Act I of Diablo III.

Throughout players' travels across Sanctuary, they will find journal entries, scrolls, diaries, notes and letters written by people both known and unknown. They often record thoughts and feelings of events that occurred in the past, oftentimes even before the time of Diablo I. They will usually be found at random within certain areas or at a certain spot of the game world, and usually refer to some historical event tied to that general area. Every single one has been voice recorded, which can be heard anytime the player wishes, which convey the mood and emotional state of the author at the time of writing.

Report from Wortham[]

Location: Northern Highlands, found on a corpse in the very north of the map, just before entering Leoric's Hunting Grounds.

"Mistress, It is my pleasure to report that I have broken the prisoners from Wortham. Words have flowed from their mouths like blood from a wound! Our summoners can retrieve the weapon at your command, and the enemy shall be none the wiser"

Dark Cultist

Command from Cultist Grand Inquisitor[]

Location: Halls of Agony, on a lectern.

"I need more bodies! You think my summoners can just conjure up a demon whenever it pleases them? We must have blood — fresh blood, mind you — and human flesh to bolster our magic. I will be expecting a reply from you shortly"

Grand Inquisitor

Reply from Cultist Grand Inquisitor[]

Location: Halls of Agony, on a lectern, after picking up Command from Cultist Grand Inquisitor.

"Of all the abominable stalling! In case it was not clear, I need the sacrifices now. I have heard enough of your idle complaints that the villagers have fled from the Highlands, leaving no one left to sacrifice. You'd best come up with something, or it's your hide we'll be flaying"

Grand Inquisitor

A Page from Lazarus's Grimoire[]

Location: The Cursed Hold, in the room with the guillotine just before the exit.

"The time of my lord's true awakening is at hand. That fool Leoric was only able to resist him because he did not yet possess his full power. With the queen dispatched as a traitor, I may now devote myself fully to preparing the boy for the presence of my master..."

Orders from Maghda[]

Location: Leoric's Manor, dropped from the first group of cultists the player encounters.

"There is a new piece to the game, a girl named Leah. My spies tell me she is the child of the witch Adria, who is hiding in the deserts of Caldeum. Bring this news to the master at once"

Maghda

Villager's Journal[]

Location: Found in the lockboxes which spawn in random locations in either Old Tristram Road or The Old Ruins.

"The king has gone mad, executing anyone his paranoid eye falls on! None of us are safe"

Villager Gordon

A Summoner's Journal[]

Location: Southern Highlands, dropped by a Cultist found performing a ritual on the bodies of four khazra.

"Maghda is a fool. I will raise an army of souls from these primitives and chain them to my invincible will. Yes, with these heathens at my command, the kingdoms of the world shall bow to the might of...The Lord of Goats! I may have to work on the title a bit more"

Dark Cultist

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