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Holyknight3000, or HK is a well known Diablo 3 community wallpaper artist and prominent figure in the Diablo fan art community.


Background[edit]

Holyknight3000
The Runeweaver
The Old Fiery Zod
The Final Fiery Zod
The Runeweaver's Fiery Kal
The Runeweaver's Fiery Kal 2011
Holyknight3000, also known as "HK" made him self known a few days after the Diablo 3 announcement on July 1st 2008 with his first wallpaper posted on Diii.net's gallery, which was a screenshot of what we now know was Diablo.


He went on to make the Fiery Runes Series wallpapers, a popular series that had four sub-series. This series didn't really take off until he spent 5 hrs making the Female Witch Doctor wall art which he only used screenshots from the WWI 2008 Concept Art Trailer.


The initiative by HK to make these wallpapers is one of the main reasons that the prominent Diablo 3 fansite Diii.net started weekly fan wallpaper reports, posted by long time community front figure Flux and called the Diablo III Weekly Wallpaper, a feature much appreciated by the fans.


On 28 May, 2009 HK was recognized for his work and help with the community and became the forum moderator for the Fan Creations Forum and on 3 June, 2009 HK took over the Fan Art Watch from Flux.


In early November of 2009 HK gave himself a second name; a title to be called by, and it was The Runeweaver. The reason behind it was since he made mostly rune based artwork over the first few years of his time making wallpapers for the community.


On November 10th 2009 with the help of Leord and Flux HK restarted the long lost The Dark Library as a watch for fan fiction. After talking about adding a section for Fan fiction in the wiki.


On April 16th 2010, HK began work on his fan class The Untainted. A class that was a combination of a healer, caster and monk style melee with a chance to briefly tank.


On February 20th 2011, HK began work on his companion fan fiction to The Dark Library world called the Chronicles of the Dark Library. A world where Curator and Head Librarian Kristof A. Williams embarks on a journey to find out what happened to his adopted father and his past. This also added greater depth to HK's fan class The Untainted.


On December 23rd 2011, HK posted an image of himself[1] on his deviantART account[2] showing himself in a rune-covered hoodie/cloak while looking over his monitor showing his symbol the fiery Kal.


On April 1st 2012, HK had posted an April Fools message about ending the first Fiery Runes Series. Though it was during April fools day; he had planned to and ended the series on March 29th 2012.


On April 2nd 2012, HK posted that he was not done with the Fiery Runes Series and announced that he was working on the sequel to the series. This new series would have new runes altogether, and the 38 Runes from Fiery Runes I had been retired.


On May 1st 2012, HK collaborated with fellow fan artist Softshack and created the first new wallpaper in the Fiery Runes II Series. This piece would feature Softshack's Caldeum fan art and would help set the stage for the Locations II sub-series' beginning.


On November 15th 2013, The second series in the fiery runes II series entitled as "Soulfyre" began. This series had the fiery runes now as smokey wispy and "souly" dark teal and grey runes. It still had the red runes for stuff from classic D3.


Works[edit]

Below are the various works, and series Holyknight3000 has posted on diii.net's D3 Wallpaper Gallery.


HK also used nameplates for most of his work up untol early 2011, and the variety of different ones has their own wiki article. He only used them for the fiery runes series after that.


Fiery Runes Series[edit]

This is the collection and gallery of the Fiery Runes Series by HK.

For all info that was about this series and how it was made please see the Behind the Fiery Runes article.


Series One[edit]

The first wallpaper in this series and what started for HK began on July 1st 2008. The series ended on his rendition of Diablo on August 11th 2008.

Diablo 3 Logo
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Male Barbarian I
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Male Witchdoctor I
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Female Witchdoctor I
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Deckard Cain
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Male Witchdoctor II
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Female Barbarian I
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Male Barbarian II
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Archangel Tyrael I
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"Smiley Belial"
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Diablo I
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Series Two[edit]

The Second Series began with the headshot of Diablo from the debut d3 logo that showed his head below the name. The image came from the Leipzig Press CD Artwork. The series started to go weekly on every Monday around midnight central time. This series began September 1st 2008 and ended November 10th 2008.

Diablo II
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Male Witchdoctor III
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Caldeum
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Skovos
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Tristram
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Female Wizard
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Male Wizard
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Fire of Teganze
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Will of the Ancients
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Series Three[edit]

Also called Fiery Runes Series Three: Heaven and Hell, or FRS3: Heaven and Hell. This series which began on December 1st 2008 had 33 wallpapers representing the 33 runes of the circle and ended after 2 years and 1 month on January 1st 2011.

Mistress of Pain
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Archangel Tyrael II
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Kurast Docks
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Caldeum Bandit City
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Khazra Goatman
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The Unburied
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The Scavenger
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The Archivist
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The Tardein Wastes
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Aranoch
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Dune Thresher
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Triune Summoner
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Fallen Shaman
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Fallen Overseer
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Xiansai
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Tristram Cathedral
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Inner Sanctuary
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Lut Bahadur
Gallery Forum
Stinging Winds
Gallery Forum
Borderlands
Gallery Forum
Goat Hill Tabern
Gallery Forum
Female Monk 1.0
Gallery Forum
Visage of Light
Gallery Forum
Kehjistan
Gallery Forum
Caldeum II
Gallery Forum
Skovos II
Gallery Forum
Ruins of Ureh
Gallery Forum
New Tristram
Gallery Forum
Tristram Tunnels
Gallery Forum
The Demon Hunter
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The Skeleton King
Gallery Forum
The Animated Vessel
Gallery Forum
Diablo: The Lord of Terror
Gallery Forum



Series Four[edit]

This Series began on April 18th 2011, and featured dark dimmer red runes. He also added the 5 new runes for D3 into the circle as well as a smaller more compact nameplate.


The Tomb Viper
Gallery Forum
The Witch Doctor's Horrify
Gallery Forum
The Tristram Cathedral II
Gallery Forum
The Five
Gallery Forum
The Five - No BG
Gallery Forum
The Followers
Gallery Forum
The Followers - No BG
Gallery Forum
Anti-Tyrael
Gallery Forum
Female Monk 2.0
Gallery Forum
Happy Halloween 2011
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Diablo IV: Lord of Terror
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A Diablo Christmas 2011
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Diablo V
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Fiery Runes: Full Circle
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Series iPhone[edit]

While HK was working on Series One he saw some d3 wallpaper images on the net for the Apple iPhone and decided to make a few for people who are fans of the series. This way they could have the fiery runes on their mobile iPhone. He also made one from the second series of the Male Witchdoctor. This iPhone series is ongoing with the series as the main series is released.

Archangel Tyrael
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Diablo I
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Male Witchdoctor I
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Female Witchdoctor I
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The Wizard
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The Witch Doctor
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The Barbarian
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The Archivist
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Caldeum
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Skovos Islands
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Tristram
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Kurast Docks
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Caldeum Bandit City
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Tardein Wastes
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Aranoch
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Lost Art Witch Doctor
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Lost Art Barbarian I
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Lost Art Barbarian II
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Xiansai
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Tristram Cathedral
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Lut Bahadur
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Stinging Winds
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Borderlands
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Goat Hill Tabern
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Kehjistan
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Caldeum II
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Skovos II
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Ruins of Ureh
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New Tristram
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Tristram Tunnels
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Series Extras[edit]

These are the Extra wallpaper images HK released after he had finished with each series. Some he revisited for better sizing or just better quality remakes. This side series is ongoing as the Fiery Runes Series continues on.

The Fiery Zod
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Barbarian I
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Tyrael V2.0
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An Artist's Thank You 2011
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Fiery Runes II Series[edit]

This is a collection of wallpapers and artwork tied to the sequel to the Fiery Runes Series.


Series One[edit]

This was the first series set of wallpapers for the sequel series to the first fiery runes wallpapers.

Series Two - Soulfyre[edit]

This was the second series in the sequel to the first fiery runes series, featuring soul glowing and smokey runes.

Series II Extras[edit]

These are the Extra wallpaper images HK released after he had finished with each series. Some he revisited for better sizing or just better quality remakes. This side series is ongoing as the Fiery Runes Series continues on.


Other Wallpaper[edit]

These are the various other Diablo 3 wallpapers that HK made before he began the series and during his downtime making new rune walls, and series.


Cinematic Demon[edit]

The Very First Wallpaper's Holyknight3000 made after the diablo 3 announcement.

Cinematic Demon V1
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Cinematic Demon V2
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Concept Art[edit]

This was a series of concept art images that HK used, and when he couldn't use them for the Fiery Runes Series he created a side series.

Concept Art 1 Leah
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Concept Art 2 Tyrael
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Concept Art 3 Imperius
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Concept Art 4
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Concept Art 5
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Diablo 3 Wallpaper Series[edit]

This was the newest batch of non fiery runes wallpaper, and the start to another series that HK made when he didn't make a Fiery Rune Wallpaper.

Demonic Invasion
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Demonic Invasion V2
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The Arreat Summit
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Azurewrath
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The Monastery
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Cain's Study
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Diablo
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Cain & Leah
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Anniversary Wallpapers[edit]

These wallpapers were for the anniversaries of Diablo 3, and the Fan Artists Community.

Year One V1
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Year One V2
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Year One
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Year Two
Gallery Forum
2nd Anniversary
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Year Two
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The Third Anniversary
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Diablo 15th Anniversary
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Diablo Incgamers 15th Anniversary
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iPhone Wallpapers[edit]

These wallpapers were iPhone wallpapers that were not of the Fiery Runes Series.

Diablo III
Year One
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Barbarian I
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Barbarian II
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Barbarian III
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Barbarian IV
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Diablo III
Year Two
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The Untitled[edit]

These are wallpapers that didn't pertain to any one wallpaper series that HK worked on.

Sanctuary
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Inner Sanctuary
Gallery Forum
The Radiant Visage
Gallery Forum
Sandstorm
Gallery Forum
White
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Tyrael
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Tyrael II
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Updated Inner Sanctuary
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A Bloody Battle Reloaded
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Barbarian
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Collector's Edition
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Book of Cain: Diablo Crest
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Tomes of Lore Series[edit]

Formally known as the "Sketchbook Series"; this series was made for concept art that was just sketched artwork, and lined art.


Blizzcon 2011: The Black Soulstone[edit]

Wallpapers HK had made based upon the Diablo 3 Cinematic for the Black Soulstone that was first shown at Blizzon2011's opening ceremony.

Azmodan
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Azmodan II
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The Black Soulstone
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Leah II
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Hell's Throne
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Hell's Legions
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Hell's Legions II
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Leah's Despair
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Video Games Awards 2011: Opening Cinematic[edit]

Wallpapers HK had made based upon the Diablo 3 Opening Cinematic that was first shown at the 2011 Spike TV VGA's.

The Angels
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Imperius
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Imperius II
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The Demons
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Tyrael vs Rakanoth
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Auriel
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Imperius III
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Angels and Demons
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Angels and Demons II
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Tyrael II
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Tyrael III
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Diablo
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Cain & Leah
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Stain-Glass Imperius
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Cain II
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The Fallen Star
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Impact
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The Burning Crater
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Cries for Cain
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Retrospective Reveal 2012[edit]

Wallpapers HK had made based upon the deleted scenes from the Extended version of Diablo's 15th Anniversary Retrospective [3]; which revealed newer images of Imperius, Tyrael, and Diablo.

Imperius
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Tyrael
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Diablo
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Diablo III TV Spots[edit]

These wallpapers were images from the three TV spots that blizzard released before the game came out.


I - Evil is Back[edit]


II - It's Not Safe Here[edit]


III - End of Days[edit]


IV - Extras[edit]


Diablo III: Wrath[edit]

This is a dozen wallpapers featuring images from the anime short by Peter Chung and Titmouse.


Diablo III: The Acts[edit]

Wallpapers featuring scenes from the cinematics in the game after it was released.



Diablo III: The Acts II - Classes[edit]

Wallpapers featuring scenes for the cinematics about the five classes from the game after it was released.


Diablo III: The Acts III - Quests[edit]

Wallpapers featuring scenes for the mini cinematics about the quests from the game after it was released.


Diablo III: The Acts IV - Extras[edit]

Extra wallpapers featuring art from the classes, quests and other pieces



Diablo III: The Acts V Reaper of Souls[edit]

Wallpapers featuring art from the classes, quests and other pieces for the expansion.


Diablo III: The Acts V Part II[edit]

Wallpapers featuring the quests and ending cinematic from Reaper of Souls.



Annual D3 Wallpapers[edit]

Various wallpapers that HK had made and posted once a year showcasing all of his wallpapers over each year.


Miscellaneous[edit]

These are extra wallpapers that HK had made that were not tied to any series, and were intended as stand alone pieces.


Contest Artwork[edit]

These wallpaper and artwork HK made whenever there were contests from Diii.net.

Archangel Tyrael Pen Art
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Halloween 2008 - Graveyard
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Fan Art[edit]

This is a collection of fan art that Holyknight3000 had made over time.

Goat Hill Tabern
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Archangel Tyrael 2010
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Fan Classes[edit]

This was some of HK's works on various fan classes. As well as some of those classes skill trees and more.


The Untainted[edit]

This was a fan class that HK worked on to be a melee healer class that could when damaging enemies, heal the party and the player himself. Also the Untainted could be a caster as well as a ranged. With a very powerful and expensive ability the class could also tank for a short amount of time.




Fan Fiction[edit]

This was a fan fiction that Holyknight3000 had wrote before Diablo III came out.


Chronicles of the Dark Library[edit]

This was a fan fiction HK created for the Fan fiction Watch called The Dark Library. He would have his characters read out the latest, and past fan fiction. All the while investigating some strange happenings going on in the old slowly being refurbished complex.



Fan Poetry[edit]

This was a collection of fan poerty that Holyknight3000 had wrote.


Poetry for Chronicles of the Dark Library[edit]

These were a set of poems based upon the world of the dark library world.


Other Works[edit]

Other various poems that HK had written over time.


Fan Locations[edit]

Various places in the world of sanctuary that HK had created for his story Chronicles of the Dark Library.




Related Links[edit]


Fan Art News[edit]


Fan Fiction News[edit]


Site Forum News[edit]


Other News[edit]


Websites[edit]

This is a list of the websites HK posted his art on during 2008-2013:
(Websites in gray no longer work or are bot ridden)


Forum Links[edit]

HK's complete forum post archive is here Forum Thread Archive.


References[edit]