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A Quick Study - Part 1 - Act I People Lore Book Location Guide - Diablo 3

Updated on August 23, 2013

This guide will cover part 1 of 3 of where players can find all of the People Lore Books that need to be found in Act I of the video game Diablo 3 for the Quick Study achievement. There are 43 books to find in the group altogether, spread through various locals, which provide lore and background information on the events taking place. This part covers the first 15 books found in terms of natural quest progression.

**Spoiler Warning**
Some of these journal entries may give away certain plot points or secrets of the game. Proceed with caution.

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Contents:

  1. Leah's Journal, Part 1
  2. Deckard Cain's Journal, Part 1
  3. Old Diary
  4. Gillian's Diary, Part 1
  5. Leah's Journal, Part 2
  6. Adria's Journal
  7. Lost Journal
  8. Despina's Journal
  9. Cain's Old Journal, Part 1
  10. Cain's Old Journal, Part 2
  11. Gillian's Diary, Part 2
  12. Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 1
  13. Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 2
  14. Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 3
  15. Leah's Journal, Part 3

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Leah's Book
Leah's Book
Leah's Book

Leah's Journal, Part 1

Only available during the quest The Falling Star when you first arrive in the town of new Tristram. Head to the back of the Slaughtered Calf Inn to find Leah's room, which you can enter and find Leah's Book. The book when interacted with drops out a different journal at different times and will respawn again later. For now, it will give you part 1 of her journal.

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The book in cain's house.Part 1 of his journal.
The book in cain's house.
The book in cain's house.
Part 1 of his journal.
Part 1 of his journal.

Deckard Cain's Journal Part 1

The same deal with Leah, Deckard Cain's house has a book sitting on the table that when used will spawn a journal depending on where you are in Act I. This one is only available during the Fallen Star Quest once the "Talk to Captain Rumford at the Gate" objective is presented after talking to Leah at the Inn.

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The Old Keepsake box.The Old Diary.
The Old Keepsake box.
The Old Keepsake box.
The Old Diary.
The Old Diary.

Old Diary

This journal is confirmed to come out of the Old Keepsake box, which is an object that can spawn randomly in the Old Tristram Road or the Old Ruins. There seems to be an order in which the journals appear out of a particular source, this being the first which is found.


Gillian's Diary, Part 1

This is the second journal to come out of an Old Keepsake box. The location in which it spawns does not matter and can be anywhere along Old Tristram Road or Old Tristram itself.


Leah's Journal, Part 2

This book is found back in Leah's room just like the first part, this time after accepting the quest The Legacy of Cain, but before taking the waypoint to the Old Ruins.


Adria's Journal

Impossible to miss, Adria's Journal is given to you after talking to Leah, once you've killed the Captain in the basement of Adria's Hut during the quest The Legacy of Cain.


Lost Journal
Lost Journal

Lost Journal

Journal number three to pop out of the Old Keepsake Box. It will be necessary to do a few runs of Old Tristram and its road to get all the journals that can possibly fall out of these boxes as you typically only find a couple boxes in each game.


Despina's Journal
Despina's Journal

Despina's Journal

Journal number five found from the Old Keepsake Box, if you include the journal which falls out of the box, needed for the Historian of Tristram achievement.


Cain's Old Journal, Part 1
Cain's Old Journal, Part 1

Cain's Old Journal, Part 1

Journal number six from the old keepsake, like I said, several runs will be needed of this area for sure to find the plethora of available journals here.


Cain's Old Journal, Part 2
Cain's Old Journal, Part 2

Cain's Old Journal, Part 2

Still using the keepsake box as a source, this makes journal number seven to be found, and you can usually find 2 boxes per run, so this will probably be your 4th or 5th run through the area.


Gillian's Diary, Part 2
Gillian's Diary, Part 2

Gillian's Diary, Part 2

The final journal you need to run through keepsake boxes to find. Now its time to move on to other journal sources.


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The Scribe's LecternLachdanan's Scroll, Part 1
The Scribe's Lectern
The Scribe's Lectern
Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 1
Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 1

Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 1

During the quest The Legacy of Cain as your passing through the Cathedral Level 1, look around for object's labeled Sribe's Lecterns, which are little stone pedestals with books sitting atop of them. Activating these objects in this area will drop the first 3 parts of Lachdanan's Scroll, this being the first that drops.


Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 2
Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 2

Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 2

This will be the second journal to drop from the Scribe's Lecterns in the Cathedral level 1. Can likely drop from lecterns in the higher levels of the Cathedral as well.

Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 3
Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 3

Lachdanan's Scroll, Part 3

This will be the third journal to drop from the Scribe's Lecterns in the Cathedral levels.You may end up getting this later on, depending on how the lecterns spawn in your game, but you can always rerun a certain level to make sure you've grabbed the journals you need.

Leah's Journal, Part 3
Leah's Journal, Part 3

Leah's Journal, Part 3

You can pick this journal up from Leah's room after completing The Legacy of Cain quest when you save Cain from Leoric's Passage. You can talk to Leah to turn in the quest and go ahead and pick up A Shattered Crown (or jump to this point) to find the book sitting on her table.

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      anon 5 years ago

      Not too sure if you can find the journals in both Old Tristam and Old Ruins, or if there are specific drops in both areas. If they're shared though, it's probably faster to just do the runs in the Old Ruins. If there's a box it'll usually be at the south-east corner of the map, below the waypoint.

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      pipsa 5 years ago

      I found some randomness in which order the journals come from keepsake boxes. In my last play I got Old Diary last just after Gain's journal 2 and Despina's Journal. All dropped but in different order than mentioned here.

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