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From the Writings of Abd al-Hazir: The World of Sanctuary

Not long ago, I wrote of my disappointment that New Tristram lacked the palpable dread its reputation led one to expect. I wish that I had not tempted fate with my quick words. Disappointment is much preferable to stark terror, and terror was what I stumbled into that night.

Since returning home, I have been feverishly researching those demon-enthralled cultists in an effort to ease my mind, to assure myself that I had not actually seen what I had, but every whispered, frightened tale only deepens the chill that has seized me. I do not know which of my actions alerted them, but my worst fears have been realized. I have been marked.

— Abd al-Hazir, Marked by Dark Cultist, Entry No. 0042.

This is the last known writing of Abd al-Hazir. Known for his compilation of weird and wonderful facts about our unique world, he has unfortunately been missing since late last year.


Diablo III - New Tristram

Two decades have passed since the demonic denizens, Diablo, Mephisto, and Baal, wandered the world of Sanctuary in a vicious rampage to shackle humanity into unholy slavery. Yet for those who battled the Prime Evils directly, the memory fades slowly and the wounds of the soul still burn.

When Deckard Cain returns to the ruins of Tristram’s Cathedral seeking clues to new stirrings of evil, a comet from the heavens strikes the very ground where Diablo once entered the world. The comet carries a dark omen in its fiery being and it calls the heroes of Sanctuary to defend the mortal world against the rising powers of the Burning Hells – and even the failing luminaries of the High Heavens itself.

Written by cthulhu

June 29, 2008 at 9:51 pm

Deutsche Welle

The passing of the past 2 weeks during the PM0 Pipeline Replacement Project gridlock between P3TRONA5-P8JV-H1DR0, filled with:

Watching news on TV – Deutsche Welle

Reading online news – Der Spiegel Online

Browsing for 70L trekking backpack – Deuter

Installation of CO2 for Saturation Diving Systems – Drägerwerk AG

Classical music on iPod – Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor

Podcast on iPod – Thomas L. Friedman’s The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century on Ten Flatteners: #1: Collapse of Berlin Wall- 11/9 (November 9, 1989).

Debating about philosophy and nihilism with the Canadian Operation Superintendent – Nietzsche’s Übermensch (Thanks for the 101 on Life and book review on Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth)

Anticipating Euro 2008 “Tebbit Test” – Germany vs Turkey

Wading the state of mind amongst the colleagues – Schadenfreude

My MSN tagline – ein nachdenkliches Schweigen

Her gmail tagline – ich gebe keine Scheisse!

Shirt – Hard Rock Cafe Berlin

Ate – Pretzel

Dreaming of luxury items – Volkswagen Golf GTI, Sennheiser HD-650 Headphone and Leica M & R Lenses for Leica M8


Moving to Deutschland soon (hahaha). I used to dream of working with Siemens-Schottel Propulsor Consortium (SSRP) specializing in marine propulsion, mainly azimuth thruster.

How the heck I got into the Subsea Engineering?

And getting less interested with ROV & Saturation Diving Systems but getting more interested with AUV & Finite Element Analysis (FEA)?


Written by cthulhu

June 24, 2008 at 10:58 pm