This quest involves an irritable mage who has secluded himself on level eight. The mage, Zhar the Mad, will himself initiate the quest when approached. He is found in a magic library containing several scrolls as well as a bookcase. He will give the hero a spellbook and tell him/her to leave. Attempting to take the book on the bookcase will infuriate Zhar, and he will attack. Since he is of the Counselor enemy type, he teleports around the room, shooting firebolts at the hero. He may also use the spell, Flash. Defeating him completes the quest.
- "What?! Why are you here? All these interruptions are enough to make one insane. *mad laughter*. Here, take this and leave me to my work. Trouble me no more!"
- "Arrrrgh! Your curiosity will be the death of you!!! (laughs)"
- "I'm sorry, did I break your concentration?" (In a reference to Jules in Pulp Fiction)
- This quest returns in Diablo III's event, The Darkening of Tristram, as an encounter while exploring the Labyrinth. The model used for Zoltun Kulle will be used to depict the mad wizard.
|Diablo and Hellfire quests|
|Diablo I quests|
|Anvil of Fury • Archbishop Lazarus • Arkaine's Valor • Black Mushroom • The Butcher • The Chamber of Bone • Diablo • Gharbad the Weak • Halls of the Blind • Lachdanan • The Magic Rock • Ogden's Sign • Poisoned Water Supply • Skeleton King • Warlord of Blood • Zhar the Mad|
|The Defiler • Farmer's Orchard • Grave Matters • The Jersey's Jersey • Little Girl • Na-Krul • Reconstructed Note|