Historian of Tristram

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Historian of Tristram is an achievement obtainable in Act I. It involves the collection of World Lore items.


You can find which Journals you have by looking at your Achievements in game, under Campaign > Act I and scroll down to 'Historian of Tristram' and expand that menu.


Name Points Description Banner
Historian of Tristram
(database)

Campaign/Act I
10 Read the following World lore books in Act I.
No Award


The Historian of Tristram achievement is required in order to complete the following achievement(s).



Grand Lorekeeper of Sanctuary
(database)

Campaign
20 Complete the lore book achievements listed below.
No Award


Journal Locations[edit]

Below are details of all the journals needed for Historian of Tristram achievement, where they are located and what quest, if any, you need to be on in order for them to spawn. The link below will provide more details if needed including how to farm for the journal.


Some single entry journals and some with multiple entries can appear in the same spot, such as in a particular room and those are shown in images.


The Hanging Tree[edit]

The Hanging Tree location
Found in The Weeping Hollow at a tree with 3 hanging bodies[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 The cold ground welcomes the foul bodies of these cruel men. They sought to prolong their lives through forbidden magic at great and cruel cost to others. Their evil fed on itself until it consumed them all and they found themselves at the end of a hangman's rope. -- Tristram Magistrate a Shattered Crown



Gravedigger's Log[edit]

Gravedigger's Log location
Found in the Cemetery of the Forsaken in Act I[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 When King Leoric came to court, he brought many nobles with him. And nobles, oddly enough, want noble crypts. So I showed up with my shovel, thinking to make an easy profit by digging a few holes. Ha! There's no stopping their demands around here! Now I eat, sleep, and breathe dirt, it seems. -- Darris the Gravedigger Any



Tristram Fields[edit]

Tristram Fields location
Found in the Fields of Misery in Act I on the corpse of a slain traveller.[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 The Tristram fields are fair lands, fertile and temperate. Superstitious farmers kept away from them for quite a while after the fall of Old Tristram, but time has persuaded them to abandon these ridiculous notions and take up the hoe and plow once more. Now they supply crops to both New Tristram and Wortham. -- Abd al-Hazir]] Darris the Gravedigger Any



Khazra Heads Wanted[edit]

Decaying Corpse lore loot
Found in Southern or Northern Highlands on a Decaying Corpse[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 "The local khazra tribes have become a serious threat. They attack caravans and are moving into areas where they haven't been seen before. We need you to take care of this problem for us. We'll pay twenty-five gold pieces for every khazra head you bring back. -- New Tristram Official Any



Researching the Khazra[edit]

Decaying Corpse lore loot
Found in the Southern or Northern Highlands on a Decaying Corpse[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 "My loutish companions have no curiosity about the khazra; they are only interested in the bounty on their heads. But I am convinced the khazra can be communicated with. It is dangerous, to be sure, but it is a risk I am willing to take. -- Belard the Scholar Any



The Khazra Massacre[edit]

Decaying Corpse lore loot
Found in the Southern or Northern Highlands of Act I on a Decaying Corpse[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 Everyone is dead. Belard, that damned fool, was trying to communicate with the khazra. And then the cultists showed up. As soon as I saw them, I ran. I wanted no part of their dark magic. I heard the screams of my companions, but there was nothing I could do to help. -- Osman the Hunter Any



The Highlands[edit]

Lost Chest location
Found in the Lost Chest in the Southern Highlands of Act I[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 "Though New Tristram and the fields surrounding it have been resetted over the years, the Highlands remain empty save for the crumbling ruins of Leoric's old outposts. The king built more than one watchtower in his paranoia but now they cannot even ward away goatmen and wild beasts. A tragedy, really. -- Abd al-Hazir Any



Torn Letter[edit]

Torn letter from a dusty bag
Found in the Caverns of Araneae in a Dusty Bag[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 Chancellor Eamon, It is of utmost importance that we secure my manor from the traitorous rabble in Tristram. The caves to the east are too close to my land! They must be blocked - completely obstructed. I believe the archbishop Lazarus has magically bound some arachnids of late. They may serve us well... -- His Majesty, King Leoric Any



Torn Letter's Response[edit]

Torn letter's response from a dusty bag
Found in the Caverns of Araneae in a Dusty Bag[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 Royal Guard, With great pain, I must admit that our king is no longer able to seperate reason from madness. He orders the caverns to be filled with the archbishop's monstrous creations and will hear nothing else. Perhaps the legendary ancients themselves once dwelled there...but now we must desecarate their ruins. -- Chancellor Eamon Any



New Tristram[edit]

New Tristram spawn point
Found in The Slaughtered Calf Inn in Tristram[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 For many years, villagers were too afraid to settle near the ruins of the cursed town Tristram. But as time went by, adventurers arrived to loot the old cathedral, and their business was profitable enough that New Tristram sprang up to accommodate them. Fewer travelers visit now, though, and the town is mostly populated by craftsmen and farmers. -- Deckard Cain Any



Traveler's Journal[edit]

Adventurer's corpse lore loot
Found on an adventurer's corpse along the Old Tristram Road in Act I.[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 While exploring a cave with hopes of finding hidden treasure, I came upon a most grisly sight - a heap of dead bodies. Unbelievably, as I was searching them for any items of value, they began to rise! I must tell them of this in New Tristram before it's too late. -- Theren the Traveler The Fallen Star



Warriv's Journal[edit]

Warriv's corpse
Found along the Old Tristram Road in Act I[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 I return to Khanduras after twenty years, the burden of countless failures and tragedies heaped upon my shoulders. Am I being punished for helping that stranger hunt the Dark Wanderer? I always thought Deckard Cain half a madman, but perhaps... he was right. Perhaps he can banish the shadow hanging over my life. -- Warriv Any



Tomb Robber's Journal[edit]

Crypt robber's corpse
Found on a Crypt Robber's Corpse in the Crypt of the Ancients in the Festering Woods.[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 We were so sure we could beat whatever traps the ancients had lad for tomb robbers, but the dead bodies of my friends testify to the folly of our arrogance. I will be dead soon as well. Our greed was our downfall... -- Tomb Robber Any



The Last Stand of the Ancients[edit]

Last Stand event lore loot
Found in the Festering Woods on the Last Stand of the Ancients event.[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 Our enemies are legion, but they will not take us without a fight. We must hold them here while the keys to the holy temple are hidden away from their leader, the fiend Nereza. Resolve must not falter, though we will surely die to the last man! -- Edric Last Stand of the Ancients



The Drowned Temple[edit]

Found in the Drowned Temple next to the Festering Woods in Act I.[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 The Worldstone has been changed. Our children are born weak and suffer short lives. The demon Nereza promised to restore their power but instead turned them into misshapen creatures and sent them to war against us. We may die, but not before she is sent back to the Burning Hells. -- Alaric Any



Warrior's Rest[edit]

Ancient skeleton
Found on an Ancient Skeleton in the Warrior's Rest in the Festering Woods of Act I.[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 Alaric says that out people can survive the coming battle, but I saw the truth in his eyes. Why did he order me to guard the Beacon of Honor? Those shambling things are slaughtering my people in the forest above, and there is nothing I can do to stop it! -- Edric Any



Old Tristram Journal[edit]

Old Tristram Journal
Found in an Old Keepsake Box (map) on the Old Tristram Road or in The Old Ruins[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 The rumors of torture and worse grow every day. What has happened to Tristram and its king? I once thought Leoric a great man, but it seems I was deceived. We all were. He sends our meager army against Westmarch on the morrow. What will become of us? -- Villager Despina Any