A Quick Study

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A Quick Study is an achievement obtainable in Act I. It involves the collection of People Lore items.

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

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<achievement type="single">A Quick Study</achievement>

The A Quick Study achievement is required in order to complete the following achievement(s).

<achievement type="single">Grand Lorekeeper of Sanctuary</achievement>

Journal Locations[edit | edit source]

Below are details of all the journals needed for A Quick Study 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.

Adria's Journal[edit | edit source]

Part 1 is found in Act I in the Hidden Cellar under Adria's Hut after killing Captain Daltyn[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 Aidan came to me last night. I suspected what was lurking within his troubled heart. I consoled him as best I could. Regardless, wherever he's headed, Hell will surely follow in his wake. The shadows close in on Tristram once again. But, like Aidan, I'll be gone before they fall. Legacy of Cain

Lachdanan's Scrolls[edit | edit source]

Scrolls 1 - 5 are found in Act I in the Cathedral on a scribe's lectern[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 My name is Lachdanan, and I am cursed. Once the captain of King Leoric's army, I lived only to honor my land and my king. No man has a greater love for his king than I had for mine, even as I drove my blade through his dark and corrupted heart. The Legacy of Cain
2 It was Lazarus - of that I am certain. He alone had the king's ear and whispered dark and evil magics into it, instilling the notion of an imminent attack by Westmarch. Afraid to speak against the archbishop, the councillors nodded their empty heads in agreement and sent us off to die. The Legacy of Cain
3 When we returned from our horrific defeat in Westmarch, my beloved king lost all pertense of sanity. He seethed with rage, spitting curses upon us as traitors. With great sorrow I ran him through. The Legacy of Cain
4 I will forever live in anguish for my last attempt to honor my king. As we lay him to rest in his burial chamber, he manifested as a hideous skeletal demon. Gorash and my other knights were overcome at once, but I fought on. The Legacy of Cain
5 And now I wander, cursed by my once-beloved king. Evil gnaws at my bones, and I cannot risk putting my beloved Tristram in danger should I fail to contain that which tears at me. I must venture down into the labyrinth to die alone. The Legacy of Cain

Leah's Journals[edit | edit source]

Parts 1 - 7 are found in Act I in Leah's Room in Tristram. [e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 We've been under siege for six days now. Uncle Deckard is still missing. Captain Rumford and the others are losing hope. I tell them not to lose faith... but if help doesn't arrive soon... The Fallen Star
2 A miracle has happened! A hero, like one out of Uncle Deckard's tales, appeared and saved us! I know in my heart that my uncle still lives and I pray that the hero will bring him home safely. The Legacy of Cain
3 Uncle Deckard's home--rescued from the clutches of the Skeleton King! I'm so glad. But the Skeleton King? I thought he was a folktale. The idea of mad King Leoric returning to torture this place... Hasn't Tristram suffered enough? A Shattered Crown
4 I can hardly believe it, but the falling star... is a man! When Uncle Deckard realized this, he was crushed. I know he was hoping for something more... miraculous. Sword of the Stranger
5 Uncle Deckard believes the key to unlocking the Stranger's memory is reassembling his sword. I wish I could say this was another of Uncle's crazy theories, but I can't deny that these ominous events are starting to really scare me. The Broken Blade
6 When we retrieved the Stranger's second sword piece, Maghda found us. She's always on our heels. Who is she? She claims to know my mother, but how could that be? Regardless, we must beat her to Wortham and the final piece of the sword. The Doom in Wortham
7 Uncle Deckard is gone forever. I remember the wonderful times we had together, always off on another crazy quest. What will I do without him? He believed the Stranger was an angel, but he is only a man. I always knew they were just stories. Uncle Deckard died for those stories. Trailing the Coven

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Journal spawn point

Leoric's Journals[edit | edit source]

Parts 1 - 5 are found in Act I on a scribe's lectern [e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 We have just arrived in Tristram, and I must say I'm a bit dismayed. This place is a backwater filled with serfs and an ancient broken down monastery, hardly fit for the king of Khanduras! I cannot fathom why Lazarus was so intent on this becoming our new seat of power. Reign of the Black King
Royal Crypts
2 A fetid, pallid malaise has fallen over the manor we now call home. Young Albrecht seems to be enjoying himself in our new home, however. Perhaps I am simply suffering from an imbalance of humors brought on by the recent change of clime. Reign of the Black King
Royal Crypts, Leoric's Manor or Halls of Agony
3 I am convinced that some malevolent being is attempting to wrest control of my thoughts away from me. Voices direct me to horrendous acts, and there are times when I seem unable to control my body. Lazarus knows, this is certain. He looks at me strangely when he thinks me otherwise disposed. Reign of the Black King
Royal Crypts or Halls of Agony
4 Though my council begs me to reconsider, I will continue with the executions of those I find guilty of plotting against the kingdom. Perhaps they fear my eye will fall on them and discover their heinous, treasonous plans as well. Lazarus is the only one I can still trust. Reign of the Black King
Royal Crypts or Halls of Agony
5 I have finally rid myself of the dark influence seeking to subdue me, and now I see things as they truly are. This conspiracy among the insolent townsfolk to weaken me by stealing Albrecht away will not stand! Perhaps the heads of their women and children on pikes will bring them clarity... Reign of the Black King
Royal Crypts or Halls of Agony

Farmer's Journal[edit | edit source]

Found in the Fields of Misery in Swickard's Corpse where the Tinker's Hovel etc spawns. #6 on the map.[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 I'm not quite sure what all the fuss is about. Few farmers turn up dead, and everyone goes running for the hills. I've lived off these lands for twenty years, and I have not seen any bloodthirsty monsters running about. No reason I should leave a perfectly good harvest. Any

Scabbard of Talic the Defender[edit | edit source]

Found on level 2 of the Watch Tower in the Southern Highlands of Act I from Vendel the Armorsmith[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 This scabbard is a rare treasure, it's inscription reads, "Talic the Defender," in archaic letting. He was one of the ancients who guarded Mount Arreat until the shattering of the Worldstone, a true warrior who gave his life to spare the world from the dark fate it has fallen to now. The Scavenged Scabbard

Deckard Cain's Journal[edit | edit source]

Parts 1 - 2 are found on the desk in Cain's House in Tristram. [e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 We have come at last to Tristram's old Cathedral. This is where Diablo, Lord of Terror, first corrupted mankind. This is where I may finally find the answers I seek. Leah worries after my safety, but I believe information vital to defeating the last lords of the Burning Hells can be found here. The Fallen Star
2 I wish that Leah could live a different life--a more normal life--but, alas, such is not her fate. When I pass, there is none but her to continue my work, and the future of this world hangs in the balance. Reign of the Black King

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Journal spawn point

Adenah's Jottings[edit | edit source]

Part 1 is found in the House of Curios in the Fields of Misery in Act I. [e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 These cowardly farmers have been leaving the fields for days now, but I'm not about to follow them. My home is here, and a few angry goatmen won't change that. Any

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Journal spawn point

Hermit's Ravings[edit | edit source]

Found in a Dusty Bag in the Caverns of Araneae[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 I used to be one of them. Ordinary. Untouched. Until her voice came to me. Then I knew how I must serve. I must kill the one who threatens my mistress and the dark power that created her. I have been chosen! Any

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Hermit's Ravings in Dusty Bag

A Prisoner's Journal[edit | edit source]

Found on level 2 of the Halls of Agony dropped by a Tormented Behemoth. [e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 13th day of Lunasadh, 1263, Anno Kehjistani, The jailers burned runes into my flesh. They say all the torture and dark magic will turn us into demonic slaves for King Leoric. What foolish lies! 17th day of Lunasadh, Pain is terrible...I can't think...I'm so hungrrry. 20th day of Lunasadh, MMMmmMMMASTter I HunnGEr MASTER FeEEED ME. A Stranger in Need

Queen Asylla's Journal[edit | edit source]

Part 1 is found in The Cursed Hold in Act I.[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 Starved of the sun, I no longer know what day it is. I can hear The Warden, my husband, and that dog Lazarus discussing my fate. My life will be over soon, yet I fear more for my poor Albrecht's future in the wake of his father's madness. If only Aidan were her. -- Queen Asylla Any

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Journal spawn point

Scoundrel's Journal[edit | edit source]

Part 1 is found in a stolen sack near the slope up to The Old Mill as seen in this map[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 After much searching, I have found a promising lead. A family near New Tristram has obtained a valuable relic, and poor fools that they are, they haven't the slightest idea what to do with it! I have some idea of what to do with their daughter, though... and through her, I'll get my prize. -- Lyndon Any

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Stolen sack location

Kingsport Bill[edit | edit source]

Found after speaking with the Scoundrel about "Lyndon's Origins". [e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 Wanted: one relic, scarlet, roughly the size of a man's fist.

It was stolen two months past during a deplorable theft from the Merchants Guild Bank. Those apprehended were not in possession of the item. The relic is greatly missed by its rightful owner, who offers a reward for its safe return. -- Lyndon


Skeleton King[edit | edit source]

Dropped by the Skeleton King in the Crypt of the Skeleton King underneath The Royal Crypts.[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 The Zakarum high priests in Kurast proclaimed Leoric king of Khanduras many years ago. He ruled well until Diablo's influence drove him mad, and the loyal knight Lachdanan was forced to slay him. Afterward, Diablo himself raised Leoric from the dead as the Skeleton King until the monarch's son Aidan vanquished him. -- Deckard Cain Reign of the Black King

Wandering Tinker's Diary[edit | edit source]

Found outside the Sheltered Cottage in a bag (Tinker's Possessions) in the Fields of Misery. [e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 We should have known. The farmers left over a fortnight ago—and yet we stayed. Last night, we heard the beasts creeping closer. My husband left to investigate and I haven't seen him since... All I have left are the things we made together. Hopefully they are of more use to someone else. -- Rina the Tinker Any

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Diary spawn point

Notes of Urik the Seer[edit | edit source]

Parts 1 - 3 are found in satchels in the Cave of the Moon Clan #1 on the map. [e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 Long I have labored to master the dark arts. Now I finally reap the rewards, for Maghda has acknowledged me! She promised me a special task that will bring endless glory to the Great One. I can hardly rest until she reveals it on the morrow! -- Urik the Seer Any
2 Goatmen! All my labors were for a bunch of rotten, stinking goatmen! Maghda claims that they will become our most valuable allies and that the task is one that she can entrust to no one but me, but I know my place. I am most bruisingly humbled. Any
3 Enslaving the goatmen was easier than I anticipated. My magic seemed to reignite the savagery deep within them, and they clocked to me in hordes. A few escaped -- those who understood the fate of their people -- but they are too weak to counter my spells. The Moon clan attacks at my command! Any

Priest's Contemplations[edit | edit source]

Found in a satchel on the ground in the south of Wortham as seen on this map.[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 One of the men retrieved a strange artefact in his nets. It looked like a hilt of an ancient blade, but I know it must be more. The fisherman argued with me, but I convinced him to leave it in the safety of the chapel. A holy place for a holy relic. -- Verall, Priest of Wortham Any
2 When the church of the Zakarum sent me here, I assumed that my village would be simple and untroubled. To be honest, I was relieved. Corruption has struck down many a greater man than I, and such a quiet place could've been my salvation. But everything changed when disaster struck the Tristram Cathedral. Verrall, Priest of Wortham Any

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Part 1 & 2 Spawn point

Mira's Letter to Haedrig[edit | edit source]

Found in Tristram just by the Blacksmith.[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 My dearest Haedrig, Do not feel despair, my love. You did everything you could. Our time together meant more than words can say, but in the end fate is a cruel mistress. Your strength is needed to end the horrors that beset this world. My final wish is that you find your path. Love always, Mira Reign of the Black King

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Letter spawn point

Cain's Old Journal[edit | edit source]

Parts 1 - 2 are found in Act I in an Old Keepsake Box along the Old Tristram Road on in The Old Ruins.[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 I can no longer deny the true nature of the evil that rises from the depths of the cathedral. It is almost too horrible to admit the truth of it. It is the dark Lord of Terror, Diablo himself, who plagues us. Any
2 The vile staff of Lazarus was brought to me today, confirming my suspicions. There is no longer any doubt that Lazarus kidnapped Albrecht and perhaps even freed Diablo from his ancient prison. Who knows what further treachery he has planned? Any

Gillian's Diary[edit | edit source]

Parts 1 - 2 spawn in an Old Keepsake Box (map) on the Old Tristram Road or in The Old Ruins[e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 Ogden and his wife have offered to let me and Grandmother continue to stay with them. I think we will now that the troubles are over. I am still tormented by horrific nightmares. I keep hoping they will fade, bu they seem to be getting stronger. -- Gillian Any
2 To think I was once afraid of Adria. She is going to take me to Caldeum with her soon. Caldeum! I never thought to see it with my own eyes...Though it saddens me to leave Ogden and his wife, Adria assures me that she will find a cure for my nightmares. Any

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Gillian's Diary in an Old Keepsake box

Lost Journal[edit | edit source]

Found in an Old Keepsake Box on the Old Tristram Road or in The Old Ruins. [e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 I had heard the rumors, but I thought them just fancies of bored women. Until I saw them dragging people through the streets today. Our own citizens! Has the world gone mad?! Any

Old Diary[edit | edit source]

Found in an Old Keepsake Box on the Old Tristram Road or in The Old Ruins. [e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 There is chaos everywhere, and word in town is that Lachdanan killed the king! If only this is true, perhaps our days and nights of living in terror are behind us now. Any

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Old box, old diary

Despina's Journal[edit | edit source]

Found in an Old Keepsake Box on the Old Tristram Road or in The Old Ruins. [e]
Part Text Found on Quest
1 Praise the powers that be! Griswold, bless his dear heart, risked everything to bring that dear boy home from the cathedral. Though he is troubled and moody now, I am certain it will pass and he will once again be the sweet Wirt we all love. Any