With Game of Thrones Season 6 out at pretty much the same time Diablo III Seasion VI is released, I have been following both of them.
That pretty much means that I have been reading up on lore for both the game and the series. So, it came as a pleasant surprise when I saw a reference to Gregory Clegane from Game of Thrones in Diablo.
Out of the Fire
I was out in Act V grinding on my way for completing the Season Journey, had just hit Level 70 and wanted to hit Uzriel on Master.
This event starts just before the tower which houses Uzriel. Since the Out of the Fire event started, I went on to finish it. Lo and behold, out pops Clawgane, The Mountain. He is a unique Executioner (double entendre Blizzard).
Fans of the Game of Thrones would be quick to see the similarities. Sir Gregory Clegane is one of the antagonists in the series who whacks the hell out of whoever stands in front of him. One of his names is also the Mountain.
After two Dune references that I blogged about (Shaitan and Fenring), I would not be surprised that after this, I manage to find a reference to Star Wars and Star Trek in Diablo III as well!