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Imperius is the leader of the Angiris Council, which governs the High Heavens and its Heavenly Host. He is the Archangel of Valor. Imperius views Sanctuary and the Nephalem as a threat, but his fellow archangels are less certain about his assessment.
Archangel Imperius wears a shining breastplate with royal red robe underneath. Upon the breastplate is an upturned blazing sword.
At the end of the Sin War, once Angel Inarius had been defeated by Uldyssian, and Uldyssian in turn sacrificed to save Sanctuary, Archangel Auriel summoned Mendeln, Serenthia and Rathma into the Silver City to witness the judgement imparted by the Angiris Council.
Archangel Imperius was the first to talk. He declared what Angel Inarius had created had to be destroyed: Sanctuary and its inhabitants. Imperius proposed to the other four members of the Angiris Council that the renegade angel Inarius should be imprisoned for eternity and his nest of demonspawn children: the edyrem and nephalem, destroyed.
Imperius stretched a gloved fist forward and turned it downwards as a sign of doom for the world of Sanctuary as the first vote in the collective poll of the Angirls Council. In the end, there was only one vote favoring the destruction of Sanctuary, one abstain vote, and three votes against. With bitterness, Archangel Imperius declared Sanctuary's survival.
- It is thought by fans that the blazing angel in one of the Diablo III concept art shown at the Blizzard Worldwide Invitationals is Archangel Imperius because of the sword upon the breastplate. See the Meteor article for more info.
- Diablo: The Sin War Trilogy, The Veiled Prophet - page 326.
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