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*[[Battle over Char (Omega)|Battle over Char]]
 
*[[Battle over Char (Omega)|Battle over Char]]
 
and more...
 
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|side1={{FlagKhalai}} [[Protoss Empire]] remnant/survivors {{dagger}}
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|side1={{FlagConclave}} [[Protoss Empire|Protoss Khalai empire]] remnant/survivors {{dagger}}
 
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{{FlagNerazim}} [[Nerazim|Dark templar tribes]]
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{{FlagNerazim}} [[Dark Templar|Dark templar tribes]]
 
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{{FlagRaynorsRaiders}} [[Raynor's Raiders]]
 
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{{FlagKelMorianCombine}} [[Kel-Morian Combine]]
 
{{FlagKelMorianCombine}} [[Kel-Morian Combine]]
|commanders1={{FlagKhalai}} [[Praetor]] [[Artanis]]<br>
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|commanders1={{FlagConclave}} [[Praetor]] [[Artanis]]<br>
{{FlagKhalai}} [[Executor (Episode IV)|Unnamed Executor]]<br>
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{{FlagProtoss}} [[Executor (Episode IV)|Unnamed Executor]]<br>
{{FlagKhalai}} [[Judicator Caste|Judicator]] [[Aldaris]] {{dagger}}
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{{FlagJudicatorCaste}} [[Judicator Caste|Judicator]] [[Aldaris]] {{dagger}}
 
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{{FlagNerazim}} Dark [[Prelate]] [[Zeratul]]<br>
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{{FlagNerazim}} [[Dark Templar|Dark]] [[Prelate]] [[Zeratul]]<br>
 
{{FlagNerazim}} [[Matriarch]] [[Raszagal]] {{WhiteFlag}} {{dagger}}
 
{{FlagNerazim}} [[Matriarch]] [[Raszagal]] {{WhiteFlag}} {{dagger}}
 
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{{FlagRaynorsRaiders}} Commander [[Jim Raynor]]<br>
 
{{FlagRaynorsRaiders}} Commander [[Jim Raynor]]<br>
{{FlagKhalai}} [[Praetor]] [[Fenix]] {{dagger}}
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{{FlagTassadar}} [[Praetor]] [[Fenix]] {{dagger}}
|commanders2={{FlagDominion}} [[Emperor of the Terran Dominion|Emperor]] [[Arcturus Mengsk]]<br>
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|commanders2={{FlagDominion}} Emperor [[Arcturus Mengsk]]<br/>
 
{{FlagDominion}} General [[Edmund Duke]] {{dagger}}<br>
 
{{FlagDominion}} General [[Edmund Duke]] {{dagger}}<br>
 
{{FlagDominion}} General [[Horace Warfield]]<ref name="CastWarfield">[[Blizzard Entertainment]]. 2010-11-12. [http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/hero/horace-warfield Cast of Characters: Horace Warfield]. ''Blizzard Entertainment''. Accessed 2010-11-13.</ref>
 
{{FlagDominion}} General [[Horace Warfield]]<ref name="CastWarfield">[[Blizzard Entertainment]]. 2010-11-12. [http://us.battle.net/sc2/en/game/hero/horace-warfield Cast of Characters: Horace Warfield]. ''Blizzard Entertainment''. Accessed 2010-11-13.</ref>
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{{FlagKerrigan}} [[Samir Duran]]<br>
 
{{FlagKerrigan}} [[Samir Duran]]<br>
 
{{FlagKerrigan}} [[Cerebrate (Episode VI)|Unnamed Cerebrate]]
 
{{FlagKerrigan}} [[Cerebrate (Episode VI)|Unnamed Cerebrate]]
|commanders5={{FlagUEDExpeditionaryFleet}} Admiral [[Gerard DuGalle]] {{dagger}}<br>
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|commanders5={{FlagUED}} Admiral [[Gerard DuGalle]] {{dagger}}<br>
{{FlagUEDExpeditionaryFleet}} Vice Admiral [[Alexei Stukov]] {{dagger}}<br>
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{{FlagUED}} Vice Admiral [[Alexei Stukov]] {{dagger}}<br>
{{FlagUEDExpeditionaryFleet}} [[Captain (Episode V)|Unnamed Captain]]<br>
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{{FlagUED}} [[Captain (Episode V)|Unnamed Captain]]<br>
 
{{FlagConfederacy}} Captain [[Angelina Emillian]] {{dagger}}<br>
 
{{FlagConfederacy}} Captain [[Angelina Emillian]] {{dagger}}<br>
 
|forces1=[[Dark Templar|Dark templar]] [[Fleet of the Matriarch|forces]]<br>
 
|forces1=[[Dark Templar|Dark templar]] [[Fleet of the Matriarch|forces]]<br>
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===The Dominion===
 
===The Dominion===
 
{{main|Terran Dominion}}
 
{{main|Terran Dominion}}
Having reinforced the armies of the [[Terran Dominion]] by forcefully conscripting the remaining warriors of the defunct [[Terran Confederacy]], [[Emperor of the Terran Dominion|Emperor]] [[Arcturus Mengsk]] set out to fortify the various worlds under his care. With General [[Edmund Duke]] by his side, Mengsk was unopposed by any of the major [[terran]] militias within the [[Koprulu sector]].<ref name="SC:BW_Man" />
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Having reinforced the armies of the [[Terran Dominion]] by forcefully conscripting the remaining warriors of the defunct [[Terran Confederacy]], Emperor [[Arcturus Mengsk]] set out to fortify the various worlds under his care. With General [[Edmund Duke]] by his side, Mengsk was unopposed by any of the major [[terran]] militias within the [[Koprulu sector]].<ref name="SC:BW_Man" />
   
 
===Rebels and Dissidents===
 
===Rebels and Dissidents===
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{{Quote|With all due respect, [[Zeratul]], the [[Protoss]] do not run from their enemies. [[Aiur]] is our homeworld. It is here that we shall make our stand!"<br>"Just as your [[Conclave]] did? They are dead now, [[Aldaris]], dead because they allowed their pride to blind their reason. Only if we learn from their mistakes can we live to avenge them. Now, [[Executor (Episode IV)|Executor]], I know of a place where we can find solace. It is [[Shakuras]], the secret homeworld of my people the [[Dark Templar]].|[[Aldaris]] and [[Zeratul]] discuss strategy.|Escape from Aiur}}
 
{{Quote|With all due respect, [[Zeratul]], the [[Protoss]] do not run from their enemies. [[Aiur]] is our homeworld. It is here that we shall make our stand!"<br>"Just as your [[Conclave]] did? They are dead now, [[Aldaris]], dead because they allowed their pride to blind their reason. Only if we learn from their mistakes can we live to avenge them. Now, [[Executor (Episode IV)|Executor]], I know of a place where we can find solace. It is [[Shakuras]], the secret homeworld of my people the [[Dark Templar]].|[[Aldaris]] and [[Zeratul]] discuss strategy.|Escape from Aiur}}
 
[[File:CitadelExecutor SC1 Art1.jpg|thumb|Among Aiur's ruins]]
 
[[File:CitadelExecutor SC1 Art1.jpg|thumb|Among Aiur's ruins]]
Artanis was appointed the new Praetor and met with Aldaris, Zeratul and the [[Executor (Episode IV)|Executor]] at an isolated base. At Zeratul's suggestion, the Khalai survivors retreated to their last functional warp gate, fighting through a sizable zerg force to get there. Fenix and Raynor held back and protected their flank while the Executor got the [[Khalai]] survivors through the gate and traveled to [[Shakuras]].<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M1">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[Escape from Aiur]] (in English). 1998.</ref> Daggoth's forces took control of the gate and followed the refugees to Shakuras. On Shakuras, Artanis, Zeratul and the Executor reconnoitered the surrounding area and found a suitable location for a more permanent settlement. They were ambushed by [[hydralisk]]s but saved by the Dark Templar.<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M2">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[Dunes of Shakuras]] (in English). 1998.</ref> While Fenix and Raynor fought to retake the warp gate on Aiur, Artanis had the gate on Shakuras secured.<ref>'''[[Artanis]]:''' "[[Executor (Episode IV)|Executor]]! We have received a transmission from [[Jim Raynor|Raynor]] and [[Fenix]]! They are still alive, and are fighting to retake the [[Warp Gate (Xel'Naga)|warp gate]] on [[Aiur]]! We must secure the gate on this side without delay!" ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]].'' Vivendi Games. Level/area: [[Dunes of Shakuras]] (in English). 1998.</ref>
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[[Artanis]] was appointed the new Praetor and met with Aldaris, Zeratul and the [[Executor (Episode IV)|Executor]] at an isolated base. At Zeratul's suggestion, the Khalai survivors retreated to their last functional warp gate, fighting through a sizable zerg force to get there. Fenix and Raynor held back and protected their flank while the Executor got the [[Khalai]] survivors through the gate and traveled to [[Shakuras]].<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M1">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[Escape from Aiur]] (in English). 1998.</ref> Daggoth's forces took control of the gate and followed the refugees to Shakuras. On Shakuras, Artanis, Zeratul and the Executor reconnoitered the surrounding area and found a suitable location for a more permanent settlement. They were ambushed by [[hydralisk]]s but saved by the [[Dark Templar]].<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M2">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[Dunes of Shakuras]] (in English). 1998.</ref> While Fenix and Raynor fought to retake the warp gate on Aiur, Artanis had the gate on Shakuras secured.<ref>'''[[Artanis]]:''' "[[Executor (Episode IV)|Executor]]! We have received a transmission from [[Jim Raynor|Raynor]] and [[Fenix]]! They are still alive, and are fighting to retake the [[Warp Gate (Xel'Naga)|warp gate]] on [[Aiur]]! We must secure the gate on this side without delay!" ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]].'' Vivendi Games. Level/area: [[Dunes of Shakuras]] (in English). 1998.</ref>
   
 
Three days after the evacuation commenced,<ref name="SC:DkTempSaga2">Golden, Christie (November 27, 2007). ''[[StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga: Shadow Hunters|StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #2: Shadow Hunters]]''. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7126-8.</ref> Raynor and Fenix shut the gate down on Aiur,<ref>'''Jim Raynor:''' "Executor, [[Raynor's Raiders|my crew]] and I will remain here on Aiur and shut the gate down on this side. It's the only way to make sure that the [[Zerg]] won't send more reinforcements to [[Shakuras]]."<br>'''Artanis:''' "You will be hopelessly outnumbered, and once the gate is shut down there will be no one to save you should you be overrun."<br>'''Raynor:''' "Yeah, well... I'm a man of action. What can I say?"<br>'''Fenix:''' "I shall remain with Raynor as well, Executor. My duty is to Aiur, after all."<br>'''Artanis:''' "Farewell then, brave warriors. We will send through all the troops we can spare." ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Level/area: [[Dunes of Shakuras]] (in English). 1998.</ref> stranding numerous protoss. The refugees would split into various groups, such as the [[Shel'na Kryhas]], led by [[Ladranix]],<ref name="SC:DkTempSaga2" /> and Fenix's refugees.<ref name="SC:BW_E5_M6">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[Emperor's Flight]] (in English). 1998.</ref> A number of protoss heroes were stranded in [[stasis cell]]s.<ref name="SC:Ens2_M1">''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[StarCraft: Enslavers II|Enslavers: Dark Vengeance]] bonus campaign, episode I: "[[StarCraft: Enslavers II#The Rescue|The Rescue]]" (in English). 1999-02-05. [http://classic.battle.net/scc/OS/0299.shtml StarCraft Map Archives]</ref>
 
Three days after the evacuation commenced,<ref name="SC:DkTempSaga2">Golden, Christie (November 27, 2007). ''[[StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga: Shadow Hunters|StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #2: Shadow Hunters]]''. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7126-8.</ref> Raynor and Fenix shut the gate down on Aiur,<ref>'''Jim Raynor:''' "Executor, [[Raynor's Raiders|my crew]] and I will remain here on Aiur and shut the gate down on this side. It's the only way to make sure that the [[Zerg]] won't send more reinforcements to [[Shakuras]]."<br>'''Artanis:''' "You will be hopelessly outnumbered, and once the gate is shut down there will be no one to save you should you be overrun."<br>'''Raynor:''' "Yeah, well... I'm a man of action. What can I say?"<br>'''Fenix:''' "I shall remain with Raynor as well, Executor. My duty is to Aiur, after all."<br>'''Artanis:''' "Farewell then, brave warriors. We will send through all the troops we can spare." ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Level/area: [[Dunes of Shakuras]] (in English). 1998.</ref> stranding numerous protoss. The refugees would split into various groups, such as the [[Shel'na Kryhas]], led by [[Ladranix]],<ref name="SC:DkTempSaga2" /> and Fenix's refugees.<ref name="SC:BW_E5_M6">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[Emperor's Flight]] (in English). 1998.</ref> A number of protoss heroes were stranded in [[stasis cell]]s.<ref name="SC:Ens2_M1">''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[StarCraft: Enslavers II|Enslavers: Dark Vengeance]] bonus campaign, episode I: "[[StarCraft: Enslavers II#The Rescue|The Rescue]]" (in English). 1999-02-05. [http://classic.battle.net/scc/OS/0299.shtml StarCraft Map Archives]</ref>
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{{Quote|You have done well, Kerrigan. There is more to you than it seems. Perhaps I have misjudged you."<br>"Given our history, I can't say I blame ya'. Let's just get the job done.|Zeratul and Kerrigan on Braxis|The Quest for Uraj}}
 
{{Quote|You have done well, Kerrigan. There is more to you than it seems. Perhaps I have misjudged you."<br>"Given our history, I can't say I blame ya'. Let's just get the job done.|Zeratul and Kerrigan on Braxis|The Quest for Uraj}}
 
[[File:Uraj SC1 Game1.jpg|thumb|The [[Uraj]] on [[Braxis]]]]
 
[[File:Uraj SC1 Game1.jpg|thumb|The [[Uraj]] on [[Braxis]]]]
Artanis, Zeratul and the Executor led an army to [[Braxis]], which had been abandoned by the protoss long ago. Following Raszagal's orders to destroy anything that blocked them from the crystals, the protoss overcame the Dominion defenses. Kerrigan personally fought alongside the force, her efforts making Zeratul more trusting of her. The protoss destroyed the larger base which oversaw the crystal and took it away. Kerrigan found the Uraj and a [[probe]] was sent to retrieve it.<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M4"/>
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Artanis, Zeratul and the Executor led an army to [[Braxis]], which had been abandoned by the protoss long ago. Following Raszagal's orders to destroy anything that blocked them from the crystals, the protoss overcame the Dominion defenses. Kerrigan personally fought alongside the force, her efforts making Zeratul more trusting of her. The protoss destroyed the larger base which oversaw the crystal and took it away. Kerrigan found the Uraj and a [[probe]] was sent to retrieve it.<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M4" />
   
 
Viewing Braxis as a vital step toward dominating the sector, the UED surrounded it with an orbital blockade. The blockade included [[space platform]]-based [[missile turret]]s powered by fusion [[power generator]]s. The protoss refused Vice Admiral [[Alexei Stukov]]'s demands to surrender. Artanis led the breakout and opened a way through by targeting power generators, which disabled the turrets. The protoss slipped through unscathed<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M5">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[The Battle of Braxis]] (in English). 1998.</ref> and the UED gave up pursuing them.<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M6">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[Return to Char]] (in English). 1998.</ref>
 
Viewing Braxis as a vital step toward dominating the sector, the UED surrounded it with an orbital blockade. The blockade included [[space platform]]-based [[missile turret]]s powered by fusion [[power generator]]s. The protoss refused Vice Admiral [[Alexei Stukov]]'s demands to surrender. Artanis led the breakout and opened a way through by targeting power generators, which disabled the turrets. The protoss slipped through unscathed<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M5">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[The Battle of Braxis]] (in English). 1998.</ref> and the UED gave up pursuing them.<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M6">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[Return to Char]] (in English). 1998.</ref>
 
[[File:Khalis SC1 Game1.jpg|thumb|The [[Khalis]] on [[Char]]]]
 
[[File:Khalis SC1 Game1.jpg|thumb|The [[Khalis]] on [[Char]]]]
Char was the next point of call in the quest for the crystals. During the Great War, the Khalis had been brought to the world by the Dark Templar in an effort to combat the zerg, but had to be abandoned when the Swarm overwhelmed them.<ref name="InterviewMetzen">Chris Metzen, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-04-03. [http://sclegacy.com/interviews/10-blizzard/281-scl-metzen-interview-lore-exclusive SC:L Metzen Interview - Lore Exclusive]. ''StarCraft Legacy.'' Accessed 2009-05-18</ref> Now, months after its loss, the Khalis now resided in close proximity to the still-infant second Overmind. The protoss, along with some zerg that Kerrigan managed to control, had two options&mdash;either conduct a snatch and grab of the crystal, or inflict enough damage to the Overmind so that the nearby zerg would be pacified, allowing easy retrieval of the crystal. Either way, the operation was a success and the allied forces returned to Shakuras.<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M6" />
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Char was the next point of call in the quest for the crystals. During the Great War, the Khalis had been brought to the world by the Dark Templar in an effort to combat the zerg, but had to be abandoned when the Swarm overwhelmed them.<ref name="InterviewMetzen">Chris Metzen, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-04-03. [http://sclegacy.com/interviews/10-blizzard/281-scl-metzen-interview-lore-exclusive SC:L Metzen Interview - Lore Exclusive]. ''StarCraft Legacy.'' Accessed 2009-05-18</ref> Now, months after its loss, the Khalis now resided in close proximity to the still-infant second Overmind. The protoss, along with some zerg that Kerrigan managed to control, had two options&mdash;either conduct a snatch and grab of the crystal, or inflict enough damage to the Overmind so that the nearby zerg would be pacified, allowing easy retrival of the crystal. Either way, the operation was a success and the allied forces returned to Shakuras.<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M6" />
   
 
===Scouring of Shakuras===
 
===Scouring of Shakuras===
 
{{Quote|For too long have we labored in futile defense as our enemies push us further and further away from victory. The time has come to let loose the full fury of our powers! Never again shall [[Shakuras]] be despoiled by the foul touch of alien species! These [[Zerg]] shall be the first to fall before us!|[[Raszagal]] before the activation of the [[xel'naga temple]].|Countdown}}
 
{{Quote|For too long have we labored in futile defense as our enemies push us further and further away from victory. The time has come to let loose the full fury of our powers! Never again shall [[Shakuras]] be despoiled by the foul touch of alien species! These [[Zerg]] shall be the first to fall before us!|[[Raszagal]] before the activation of the [[xel'naga temple]].|Countdown}}
 
[[File:Aldaris SCR HeadAnim.gif|thumb|[[Judicator Caste|Judicator]] [[Aldaris]]]]
 
[[File:Aldaris SCR HeadAnim.gif|thumb|[[Judicator Caste|Judicator]] [[Aldaris]]]]
Aldaris became aware of Kerrigan's mental enslavement of Raszagal while the [[Fleet of the Matriarch]] was retrieving the crystals. By the time the Fleet had returned, he had raised an entire legion of [[Khalai]] survivors, including [[archon]]s and all available [[arbiter]]s.<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M7">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]].'' Vivendi Games. Mission: [[The Insurgent]] (in English). 1998.</ref> Upon the return of the Fleet, Raszagal demanded that the Executor terminate Aldaris and quell the uprising, prompting concerns about her behavior from Zeratul, who was disturbed at Raszagal's apparent fervor,<ref>'''[[Raszagal]]:''' "Congratulations, Executor. Your success has brought us the promise of hope against the Zerg. However, we face a new threat within our own ranks. In your absence, [[Judicator Caste|Judicator]] Aldaris and an entire legion of [[Khalai]] survivors from Aiur have begun an open [[Khalai Revolt of Shakuras (The Insurgent)|revolt]] against us."<br>'''Zeratul:''' "By the gods, this is ill news indeed! Why would Aldaris betray us so?"<br>'''Raszagal:''' "He and his ilk believe that it was wrong to have abandoned Aiur and consorted with our people. Their prejudices have driven them to perpetuate the Conclave's sins against us! Even now, Aldaris and his [[Khalai Insurgents|loyalist templar forces]] are preparing to attack our Citadel."<br>'''Artanis:''' "I can scarcely believe this. As if the Zerg were not enough! [[Matriarch]], are you certain of this?"<br>'''Raszagal:''' "All too certain, young templar. Executor, as Matriarch of the [[Dark Templar]] and custodian of this world, I hereby order you to terminate Judicator Aldaris, and quell this untimely uprising without delay! There will be no dissent among us while the Zerg are poised to strike!"<br>'''Zeratul:''' "There is something amiss here. The Matriarch has always been a wise and gentle soul. Though there is some merit in her decision, this is very unlike her." ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Level/area: [[The Insurgent]] (in English). 1998.</ref> but either way, both he and Artanis resigned themselves to the task. To help even the odds, [[dark archon]]s were created<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M7" />&mdash;the first in a thousand years.<ref name="SC:BW_Man" />
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Aldaris became aware of Kerrigan's mental enslavement of Raszagal while the [[Fleet of the Matriarch]] was retrieving the crystals. By the time the Fleet had returned, he had raised an entire legion of [[Khalai]] survivors, including [[archon]]s and all available [[Arbiter]]s. Upon the return of the Fleet, Raszagal demanded that the Executor terminate Aldaris and quell the uprising, prompting concerns about her behavior from Zeratul, who was disturbed at Raszagal's apparent fervor,<ref>'''[[Raszagal]]:''' "Congratulations, Executor. Your success has brought us the promise of hope against the Zerg. However, we face a new threat within our own ranks. In your absence, [[Judicator Caste|Judicator]] Aldaris and an entire legion of [[Khalai]] survivors from Aiur have begun an open [[Khalai Revolt of Shakuras (The Insurgent)|revolt]] against us."<br>'''Zeratul:''' "By the gods, this is ill news indeed! Why would Aldaris betray us so?"<br>'''Raszagal:''' "He and his ilk believe that it was wrong to have abandoned Aiur and consorted with our people. Their prejudices have driven them to perpetuate the Conclave's sins against us! Even now, Aldaris and his [[Khalai Insurgents|loyalist templar forces]] are preparing to attack our Citadel."<br>'''Artanis:''' "I can scarcely believe this. As if the Zerg were not enough! [[Matriarch]], are you certain of this?"<br>'''Raszagal:''' "All too certain, young templar. Executor, as Matriarch of the [[Dark Templar]] and custodian of this world, I hereby order you to terminate Judicator Aldaris, and quell this untimely uprising without delay! There will be no dissent among us while the Zerg are poised to strike!"<br>'''Zeratul:''' "There is something amiss here. The Matriarch has always been a wise and gentle soul. Though there is some merit in her decision, this is very unlike her." ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Level/area: [[The Insurgent]] (in English). 1998.</ref> but either way, both he and Artanis resigned themselves to the task. To help even the odds, [[dark archon]]s were created<ref name="SC:BW_E4_M7">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]].'' Vivendi Games. Mission: [[The Insurgent]] (in English). 1998.</ref>&mdash;the first in a thousand years.<ref name="SC:BW_Man" />
   
 
Zeratul and Artanis's forces dissipated Aldaris' hallucinatory copies and corralled him. He refused to surrender and in explanation of his actions, attempted to explain what he'd learnt about Raszagal being in Kerrigan's thrall. Before he could do so however, Kerrigan herself appeared on the battlefield and slew him. Outraged, Zeratul demanded that she leave Shakuras. To the Queen of Blades, it mattered little&mdash;she'd come to Shakuras to slay Daggoth's cerebrates and the protoss had done the job for her. She thus departed, her objectives complete.<ref>'''Aldaris:''' "You can no longer afford to be so naive, Artanis. While you were securing the crystals, I discovered that your Matriarch has been harboring a dark secret! She has been manipulated by de-"<br>'''Kerrigan:''' "We have no time for this!"<br>'''Zeratul:''' "Kerrigan... What have you done?"<br>'''Kerrigan:''' "I just cleaned up your mess, [[Protoss]]. Don't be so squeamish."<br>'''Zeratul:''' "Wretched creature! This was a Protoss matter; you had no right to interfere! Begone from this world! You are no longer welcome among us!"<br>'''Kerrigan:''' "Fine. I've done what I came here to do. I've insured the destruction of the renegade Cerebrates, and I used you to do it. Have fun, mighty Protoss... We'll be seeing each other again, real soon..." ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Level/area: [[The Insurgent]] (in English). 1998.</ref>
 
Zeratul and Artanis's forces dissipated Aldaris' hallucinatory copies and corralled him. He refused to surrender and in explanation of his actions, attempted to explain what he'd learnt about Raszagal being in Kerrigan's thrall. Before he could do so however, Kerrigan herself appeared on the battlefield and slew him. Outraged, Zeratul demanded that she leave Shakuras. To the Queen of Blades, it mattered little&mdash;she'd come to Shakuras to slay Daggoth's cerebrates and the protoss had done the job for her. She thus departed, her objectives complete.<ref>'''Aldaris:''' "You can no longer afford to be so naive, Artanis. While you were securing the crystals, I discovered that your Matriarch has been harboring a dark secret! She has been manipulated by de-"<br>'''Kerrigan:''' "We have no time for this!"<br>'''Zeratul:''' "Kerrigan... What have you done?"<br>'''Kerrigan:''' "I just cleaned up your mess, [[Protoss]]. Don't be so squeamish."<br>'''Zeratul:''' "Wretched creature! This was a Protoss matter; you had no right to interfere! Begone from this world! You are no longer welcome among us!"<br>'''Kerrigan:''' "Fine. I've done what I came here to do. I've insured the destruction of the renegade Cerebrates, and I used you to do it. Have fun, mighty Protoss... We'll be seeing each other again, real soon..." ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Level/area: [[The Insurgent]] (in English). 1998.</ref>
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===UED Invasion===
 
===UED Invasion===
{{quote|Attention! Defenders of the [[United Earth Directorate]], this is [[Gerard DuGalle|Admiral DuGalle]]. You were all briefed before we left [[Earth]], so you know that we have come here to conquer [[Koprulu Sector|this sector]] in the name of Humanity. Should any of you have second thoughts about performing your assigned duties, be reminded that if we fail in our mission here, not one of us will be going home. We stand or fall together in this forsaken wasteland!<br><br>Serve the Directorate. Serve Humanity. All other priorities are secondary to victory! DuGalle out.|Admiral Gerard DuGalle to his troops above [[Braxis]]|First Strike (Episode V)}}
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{{quote|Attention! Defenders of the [[United Earth Directorate]], this is [[Gerard DuGalle|Admiral DuGalle]]. You were all briefed before we left [[Earth]], so you know that we have come here to conquer [[Koprulu Sector|this sector]] in the name of Humanity. Should any of you have second thoughts about performing your assigned duties, be reminded that if we fail in our mission here, not one of us will be going home. We stand or fall together in this forsaken wasteland!<br><br>Serve the Directorate. Serve Humanity. All other priorities are secondary to victory! DuGalle out.|Gerard DuGalle to his troops above [[Braxis]]|First Strike (Terran)}}
   
 
:''Main article: [[Battle of Boralis (First Strike)|Battle of Boralis]]''
 
:''Main article: [[Battle of Boralis (First Strike)|Battle of Boralis]]''
 
[[File:FirstStrike SC1 Map2.png|thumb|[[Boralis]]]]
 
[[File:FirstStrike SC1 Map2.png|thumb|[[Boralis]]]]
The UED returned to Braxis. In order for their invasion of the Dominion to be successful, the UED required access to its primary [[datanet]] and weapon diagnostics. To this end, [[Atlas Wing]] was ordered to capture Braxis's capital city of [[Boralis]]. However, the ground troops were poorly placed, as their landing site had no source of [[vespene gas]]. Boralis was also well defended.<ref name="SC:BW_E5_M1">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[First Strike (Episode V)|First Strike]] (in English). 1998.</ref> Both issues were rectified through contact with Lieutenant [[Samir Duran]], leader of the [[Confederate Resistance Forces]]. He offered to show them a less-defended path to the rear of Boralis. He allayed Stukov's suspicions by pointing out that he and his men were dedicated to overthrowing Mengsk&mdash;allying with the UED seemed only logical.<ref>'''[[Samir Duran]]:''' "[[Captain (Episode V)|Captain]], I am Lieutenant Samir Duran of the [[Confederate Resistance Forces]]. I've been monitoring your attack against the [[Terran Dominion|Dominion]], and I'd like to offer you my services and skills in return for amnesty."<br>'''[[Alexei Stukov]]:''' "Intriguing. Lieutenant, you have absolutely no idea as to who we are or what we have come here to do. Why do you wish to side with us?"<br>'''Duran:''' "Because my men and I have sworn to fight against the Dominion and [[Arcturus Mengsk|its Emperor]]. Seeing as how your forces have been laying into [[Boralis|this Dominion base]], I figured we were on the same side."<br>'''Stukov:''' "I see. How exactly do you propose to be of service to us, Lieutenant?"<br>'''Duran:''' "Well, I possess intimate knowledge of the surrounding area. I can show you an alternate route that leads to the rear of the main Dominion base."<br>'''Stukov:''' "Very well, Lieutenant. Consider yourself and your men the first colonial conscripts of the [[United Earth Directorate]]. Captain, see that the Lieutenant is given our full cooperation. We shall see if he's worth the effort." ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Level/area: [[First Strike (Episode V)|First Strike]] (in English). 1998.</ref> Duran's proposed alliance was accepted and the combined forces fought their way into Boralis, defeating the local Dominion forces.<ref name="SC:BW_E5_M1" />
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The UED returned to Braxis. In order for their invasion of the Dominion to be successful, the UED required access to its primary [[datanet]] and weapon diagnostics. To this end, [[Atlas Wing]] was ordered to capture Braxis's capital city of [[Boralis]]. However, the ground troops were poorly placed, as their landing site had no source of [[vespene gas]]. Boralis was also well defended.<ref name="SC:BW_E5_M1">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[First Strike (Episode V)|First Strike]] (in English). 1998.</ref> Both issues were rectified through contact with Lieutenant [[Samir Duran]], leader of the [[Confederate Resistance Forces]]. He offered to show them a less-defended path to the rear of Boralis. He allayed Stukov's suspicions by pointing out that he and his men were dedicated to overthrowing Mengsk&mdash;allying with the UED seemed only logical.<ref>'''[[Samir Duran]]:''' "[[Captain (Episode V)|Captain]], I am Lieutenant Samir Duran of the [[Confederate Resistance Forces]]. I've been monitoring your attack against the [[Terran Dominion|Dominion]], and I'd like to offer you my services and skills in return for amnesty."<br>'''[[Alexei Stukov]]:''' "Intriguing. Lieutenant, you have absolutely no idea as to who we are or what we have come here to do. Why do you wish to side with us?"<br>'''Duran:''' "Because my men and I have sworn to fight against the Dominion and its [[Arcturus Mengsk|Emperor]]. Seeing as how your forces have been laying into [[Boralis|this Dominion base]], I figured we were on the same side."<br>'''Stukov:''' "I see. How exactly do you propose to be of service to us, Lieutenant?"<br>'''Duran:''' "Well, I possess intimate knowledge of the surrounding area. I can show you an alternate route that leads to the rear of the main Dominion base."<br>'''Stukov:''' "Very well, Lieutenant. Consider yourself and your men the first colonial conscripts of the [[United Earth Directorate]]. Captain, see that the Lieutenant is given our full cooperation. We shall see if he's worth the effort." ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Level/area: [[First Strike (Episode V)|First Strike]] (in English). 1998.</ref> Duran's proposed alliance was accepted and the combined forces fought their way into Boralis, defeating the local Dominion forces.<ref name="SC:BW_E5_M1" />
 
:''Main article: [[Raid on Umoja (Brood War)|Confederate Raid on Umoja]]'', ''[[Raid on the Dylarian Shipyards (Episode V)|Raid on the Dylarian Shipyards]]''
 
:''Main article: [[Raid on Umoja (Brood War)|Confederate Raid on Umoja]]'', ''[[Raid on the Dylarian Shipyards (Episode V)|Raid on the Dylarian Shipyards]]''
 
The UED gained much information about the Dominion from Boralis' computer files.<ref name="SC:BW_E5_M2">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]].'' Vivendi Games. Mission: [[The Dylarian Shipyards (mission)|The Dylarian Shipyards]] (in English). 1998.</ref> This included the travel schedule of Dominion emperor [[Arcturus Mengsk]], who was traveling to [[Umoja]] to visit his son [[Valerian Mengsk|Valerian]] at the younger Mengsk's home planet, [[Umoja]]. They would hold the party at the house of [[Ailin Pasteur]], Valerian's grandfather. A [[Raid on Umoja (Brood War)|raid]] was carried out in order to kill Mengsk, but ultimately failed.<ref name="SC:IMengsk" />
 
The UED gained much information about the Dominion from Boralis' computer files.<ref name="SC:BW_E5_M2">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]].'' Vivendi Games. Mission: [[The Dylarian Shipyards (mission)|The Dylarian Shipyards]] (in English). 1998.</ref> This included the travel schedule of Dominion emperor [[Arcturus Mengsk]], who was traveling to [[Umoja]] to visit his son [[Valerian Mengsk|Valerian]] at the younger Mengsk's home planet, [[Umoja]]. They would hold the party at the house of [[Ailin Pasteur]], Valerian's grandfather. A [[Raid on Umoja (Brood War)|raid]] was carried out in order to kill Mengsk, but ultimately failed.<ref name="SC:IMengsk" />
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:''Main article: [[Raid on Aiur (Emperor's Flight)|UED Raid on Aiur]]''
 
:''Main article: [[Raid on Aiur (Emperor's Flight)|UED Raid on Aiur]]''
 
[[File:EmperorsFlight SC1 Map1.jpg|thumb|[[Fenix]]'s encampment]]
 
[[File:EmperorsFlight SC1 Map1.jpg|thumb|[[Fenix]]'s encampment]]
The UED pursued Raynor and Mengsk to Aiur, where they hid in a protoss encampment based around the warp gate. Large numbers of zerg prowled the area and while passive, anything could set them off. A [[captain (Episode V)|captain]] was assigned to destroy the encampment while forces led by Duran and Stukov would seal off the area.
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The UED pursued Raynor and Mengsk to Aiur, where they hid in a protoss encampment based around the warp gate. Large numbers of zerg prowled the area and while passive, anything could set them off. A [[captain (Episode V)|captain]] was assigned to destroy the encampment while forces led by [[Samir Duran]] and Vice Admiral [[Alexei Stukov]] would seal off the area.
   
 
Shortly after the invasion, the warp gate was activated, throwing the zerg into a frenzy. The UED forces fought their way past both protoss and zerg, destroying the protoss encampment. Raynor and Mengsk fled in a transport, but the UED strike force was in position to intercept them. However, to Stukov's astoundment, a force of zerg converged on the location. Duran had moved his troops out of position and feigned ignorance of such actions. An irate Stukov left the battlefield in order to attend to "a personal matter". This enabled a massive swarm of zerg to move into the area, destroying everything in sight. Raynor and Mengsk escaped and the warp gate self-destructed.<ref name="SC:BW_E5_M6" />
 
Shortly after the invasion, the warp gate was activated, throwing the zerg into a frenzy. The UED forces fought their way past both protoss and zerg, destroying the protoss encampment. Raynor and Mengsk fled in a transport, but the UED strike force was in position to intercept them. However, to Stukov's astoundment, a force of zerg converged on the location. Duran had moved his troops out of position and feigned ignorance of such actions. An irate Stukov left the battlefield in order to attend to "a personal matter". This enabled a massive swarm of zerg to move into the area, destroying everything in sight. Raynor and Mengsk escaped and the warp gate self-destructed.<ref name="SC:BW_E5_M6" />
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[[File:PatriotsBlood SC1 Map1.jpg|thumb|The psi disrupter's interior]]
 
[[File:PatriotsBlood SC1 Map1.jpg|thumb|The psi disrupter's interior]]
 
:''Main article: [[Raid on the Psi Disrupter (Patriot's Blood)|First Raid on the Psi Disrupter]]''
 
:''Main article: [[Raid on the Psi Disrupter (Patriot's Blood)|First Raid on the Psi Disrupter]]''
Stukov took his [[Stukov's Elite Guard|Elite Guard]] to [[Braxis]] where he reconstructed the [[Psi Disrupter]]. DuGalle traced him to the world and was perplexed at his actions, especially in light of the detection of a fully functional psi disrupter. Duran convinced the admiral that this was an act of treason. In response, DuGalle put Duran in charge of a strikeforce through which Stukov would account for his actions.<ref>'''Adjutant:''' "Vice Admiral Stukov took control of a large contingent of troops and came here to the planet Braxis."<br>'''DuGalle:''' "Why would he abandon the battle on Aiur? Why has he come back to Braxis?"<br>'''Duran:''' "I mean no offense, Admiral. But perhaps Stukov's loyalties are not as strong as you once believed."<br>'''DuGalle:''' "Because you are young and foolish, Lieutenant, I will pardon that insult. Alexei and I have been friends since long before you were born. However, he must be found. If Stukov is here, he will account for his actions."<br>'''Adjutant:''' "Admiral, our sensors have detected a fully functional Psi Disrupter on the planet's surface directly below our position. It would appear that the Vice Admiral did not destroy the Psi Disrupter on Tarsonis as was ordered."<br>'''DuGalle:''' "What? Impossible!"<br>'''Duran:''' "I warned you Admiral! Stukov has betrayed you! He's reconstructed the Psi Disrupter in order to sabotage your mission in [[Koprulu sector|this sector]]!"<br>'''DuGalle:''' "I can't believe it. Yet the evidence is incontrovertible. Alexei, what have you done? Perhaps you've been right all along, Lieutenant. On my authority, enter the Psi Disrupter... and... deal with the Vice Admiral appropriately..."<br>'''Duran:''' "Of course, Admiral." ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Level/area: [[Patriot's Blood]] (in English). 1998.</ref> The force fought their way through the psi disrupter to Stukov, whom Duran shot and vanished soon afterwards. As Stukov lay dying, he told DuGalle that he believed Duran was the traitor and may even have been [[infested terran|infested]].<ref>'''Duran:''' "Vice Admiral Stukov, I am here under orders to terminate your command."<br>'''Stukov:''' "Lieutenant Duran. I'm not surprised. We both know exactly what it is that you're here to terminate. Get on with it."<br>'''Duran:''' "Say goodnight, Stukov."<br>'''Stukov:''' "To hell with y- !"<br>'''DuGalle:''' "Lieutenant Duran, report your situation immediately!"<br>'''Stukov:''' "Gerard... old friend. You do indeed have a traitor in your midst... but it's not me. Duran. He has been playing us both from the start... He convinced you to destroy the Psi Disrupter... even though it was our best chance at defeating the Zerg. And then, on Aiur, ...he allowed the Zerg to overrun us even as we had the fugitives in our grasp. I came here... to activate the one hope we have of defeating them... And you killed me for it. Heh, heh... Duran is your enemy Gerard. I suspect... that he may even be infested as well... Use the Disrupter, Gerard... Finish our operation... Let my death have at least some meaning."<br>'''DuGalle:''' "Alexei! No! What have I done? What have I done? Computer, where the hell is Lieutenant Duran?"<br>'''Adjutant:''' "The Lieutenant no longer registers on my sensors, Admiral. He appears to have vanished."<br>'''DuGalle:''' "No." ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Level/area: [[Patriot's Blood]] (in English). 1998.</ref> DuGalle realized too late that his friend was telling the truth. The UED was unable to locate Duran but they did encounter large numbers of zerg which had invaded the Disrupter. The Disrupter's core had been set to overload in a short period of time. Duran's former force teamed up with the remains of Stukov's force, fighting their way past the zerg to save the Disrupter. The Disrupter remained on Braxis, protected by a planetary garrison.<ref name="SC:BW_E5_M7">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[Patriot's Blood]] (in English). 1998.</ref>
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Stukov took his [[Stukov's Elite Guard|Elite Guard]] to [[Braxis]] where he reconstructed the [[Psi Disrupter]]. DuGalle traced him to the world and was perplexed at his actions, especially in light of the detection of a fully functional psi disrupter. Duran convinced the admiral that this was an act of treason. In response, DuGalle put Duran in charge of a strikeforce through which Stukov would account for his actions.<ref>'''Adjutant:''' "Vice Admiral Stukov took control of a large contingent of troops and came here to the planet Braxis."<br>'''DuGalle:''' "Why would he abandon the battle on Aiur?<br><br>"Why has he come back to Braxis?"<br>'''[[Samir Duran|Duran]]:''' "I mean no offense, Admiral. But perhaps Stukov's loyalties are not as strong as you once believed."<br>'''DuGalle:''' "Because you are young and foolish, Lieutenant, I will pardon that insult. Alexei and I have been friends since long before you were born. However, he must be found. If Stukov is here, he will account for his actions."<br>'''Adjutant:''' "Admiral, our sensors have detected a fully functional Psi Disrupter on the planet's surface directly below our position. It would appear that the Vice Admiral did not destroy the Psi Disrupter on Tarsonis as was ordered."<br>'''DuGalle:''' "What? Impossible!"<br>'''Duran:''' "I warned you Admiral! Stukov has betrayed you! He's reconstructed the Psi Disrupter in order to sabotage your mission in [[Koprulu sector|this sector]]!"<br>'''DuGalle:''' "I can't believe it. Yet the evidence is incontrovertible. Alexei, what have you done?<br><br>"Perhaps you've been right all along, Lieutenant. On my authority, enter the Psi Disrupter... and... deal with the Vice Admiral appropriately..."<br>'''Duran:''' "Of course, Admiral." ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Level/area: [[Patriot's Blood]] (in English). 1998.</ref> The force fought their way through the psi disrupter to Stukov, whom Duran shot and vanished soon afterwards. As Stukov lay dying, he told DuGalle that he believed Duran was the traitor and may even have been [[infested terran|infested]].<ref>'''Duran:''' "Vice Admiral Stukov, I am here under orders to terminate your command."<br>'''Stukov:''' "Lieutenant Duran. I'm not surprised. We both know exactly what it is that you're here to terminate. Get on with it."<br>'''Duran:''' "Say goodnight, Stukov."<br>'''Stukov:''' "To hell with y- !"<br>'''DuGalle:''' "Lieutenant Duran, report your situation immediately!"<br>'''Stukov:''' "Gerard... old friend. You do indeed have a traitor in your midst... but it's not me. Duran. He has been playing us both from the start... He convinced you to destroy the Psi Disrupter... even though it was our best chance at defeating the Zerg. And then, on Aiur, ...he allowed the Zerg to overrun us even as we had the fugitives in our grasp. I came here... to activate the one hope we have of defeating them... And you killed me for it. Heh, heh... Duran is your enemy Gerard. I suspect... that he may even be infested as well... Use the Disrupter, Gerard... Finish our operation... Let my death have at least some meaning."<br>'''DuGalle:''' "Alexei! No! What have I done? What have I done? Computer, where the hell is Lieutenant Duran?"<br>'''Adjutant:''' "The Lieutenant no longer registers on my sensors, Admiral. He appears to have vanished."<br>'''DuGalle:''' "No." ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Level/area: [[Patriot's Blood]] (in English). 1998.</ref> DuGalle realized too late that his friend was telling the truth. The UED was unable to locate Duran but they did encounter large numbers of [[zerg]] which had invaded the Disrupter. The Disrupter's core had been set to overload in a short period of time. Duran's former force teamed up with the remains of Stukov's force, fighting their way past the zerg to save the Disrupter. The Disrupter remained on Braxis, protected by a planetary garrison.<ref name="SC:BW_E5_M7">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft: Brood War]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[Patriot's Blood]] (in English). 1998.</ref>
 
:''Main article: [[Invasion of Char (To Chain the Beast)|The Capture of the Overmind]]''
 
:''Main article: [[Invasion of Char (To Chain the Beast)|The Capture of the Overmind]]''
 
[[File:ToChainTheBeast SC1 Map1.jpg|thumb|The [[Second Overmind|Overmind]]'s defenders]]
 
[[File:ToChainTheBeast SC1 Map1.jpg|thumb|The [[Second Overmind|Overmind]]'s defenders]]
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{{Quote|Once again I stand atop the broken bodies of my enemies... - Victorious but not unscarred. - The Earth-borne Directorate has been destroyed. - And the Overmind lies dead and trampled beneath the ashes of Char. - As for my unlikely allies, I think that I shall allow them a reprieve. - For in time I will seek to test their resolve, and their strengths. - They will all be mine in the end, for I am the Queen of Blades. - None shall ever dispute my rule again.|Kerrigan stands triumphant.|StarCraft Episode VI#The Ascension}}
 
{{Quote|Once again I stand atop the broken bodies of my enemies... - Victorious but not unscarred. - The Earth-borne Directorate has been destroyed. - And the Overmind lies dead and trampled beneath the ashes of Char. - As for my unlikely allies, I think that I shall allow them a reprieve. - For in time I will seek to test their resolve, and their strengths. - They will all be mine in the end, for I am the Queen of Blades. - None shall ever dispute my rule again.|Kerrigan stands triumphant.|StarCraft Episode VI#The Ascension}}
 
[[File:InfestedSarahKerrigan SC1 CineAscension1.jpg|thumb|Kerrigan ascendent]]
 
[[File:InfestedSarahKerrigan SC1 CineAscension1.jpg|thumb|Kerrigan ascendent]]
Kerrigan allowed the protoss and Dominion to survive, at least for a time,<ref name="SC:BW_CineAscension" /> and felt that a great threat was coming.<ref>And alone, floating on [[Char Aleph|a dark platform]] above the burnt-out planet of Char, Sarah Kerrigan, the Queen of Blades, sat and lorded over the ravenous Swarms. Unable to shake the feeling that a great threat loomed just over the horizon, Kerrigan could only stare off into the vastness of space where she beheld a great void. Or perhaps a reflection of a hollow victory and of the trials yet to come... ''StarCraft: Brood War''. Vivendi Games. Level/area: Epilogue (in English). 1998.</ref> When the war ended, it appeared that doom was nigh for both terrans and protoss, as both species were left to speculate what worlds would be targeted? Who, they asked, could stand against Kerrigan? However, the zerg pulled back from the frontlines and disappeared into their territory. Months passed. Then years.<ref name="SC2:CinematicStarCraft">Brooks, Robert. ''[[The Cinematic Art of StarCraft]]'' (hardcover). Blizzard Entertainment, October 18, 2018.</ref> Kerrigan refrained from carrying out any overt hostile actions against her enemies over the years, leading many to speculate on her motives.<ref name="SC:WoL_Man" /> Some believed the zerg threat to be over. Others feared that Kerrigan was planning something worse than mere conquest. However, many who entered zerg territory in search of answers never returned.<ref name="SC2:CinematicStarCraft" />
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Kerrigan allowed the protoss and Dominion to survive, at least for a time,<ref name="SC:BW_CineAscension" /> and felt that a great threat was coming.<ref>And alone, floating on [[Char Aleph|a dark platform]] above the burnt-out planet of Char, Sarah Kerrigan, the Queen of Blades, sat and lorded over the ravenous Swarms. Unable to shake the feeling that a great threat loomed just over the horizon, Kerrigan could only stare off into the vastness of space where she beheld a great void. Or perhaps a reflection of a hollow victory and of the trials yet to come... ''StarCraft: Brood War''. Vivendi Games. Level/area: Epilogue (in English). 1998.</ref> She refrained from carrying out any overt hostile actions against her enemies over the coming years, leading many to speculate on her motives.<ref name="SC:WoL_Man" />
   
The [[Terran Dominion]] was greatly weakened as a result of the Brood War. It lost control of the [[Kel-Morian Combine]] and [[Umojan Protectorate]].<ref name="LoreVid" /> It was forced to rely on mercenaries in order to deal with various military problems.<ref name="Merc1">1999-03-26. ''[[StarCraft]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[Mercenaries (map)|Mercenaries]] (in English). [http://classic.battle.net/scc/OS/0399.shtml Map Archives: Mercenaries]. ''StarCraft Compendium Map Archives.''</ref> Still, it had effectively recovered from the conflict<ref name="SC:FrntLn_V2_News">Randolph, Grace (w), Nan Kim (p, i). "[[StarCraft: Frontline: Newsworthy|Newsworthy]]." In ''[[StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 2]]'' (paperback binding), pp. 68-121. Tokyopop, January 1, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-80831-8.</ref> by [[2502]].<ref name="HDTimeline">April 6, 2010. "Timeline". ''[[StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils]]''. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). pp. 311 - 323. ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.</ref> Mengsk declared the zerg to be pacified and drew up plans to secure his rule over the Dominion, and force the Umojans and Kel-Morians to bend the knee.<ref name="SC2:CinematicStarCraft" />
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The [[Terran Dominion]] was greatly weakened as a result of the Brood War. It lost control of the [[Kel-Morian Combine]] and [[Umojan Protectorate]].<ref name="LoreVid" /> It was forced to rely on mercenaries in order to deal with various military problems.<ref name="Merc1">1999-03-26. ''[[StarCraft]]''. Vivendi Games. Mission: [[Mercenaries (map)|Mercenaries]] (in English). [http://classic.battle.net/scc/OS/0399.shtml Map Archives: Mercenaries]. ''StarCraft Compendium Map Archives.''</ref> Still, it had effectively recovered from the conflict<ref name="SC:FrntLn_V2_News">Randolph, Grace (w), Nan Kim (p, i). "[[StarCraft: Frontline: Newsworthy|Newsworthy]]." In ''[[StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 2]]'' (paperback binding), pp. 68-121. Tokyopop, January 1, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-80831-8.</ref> by [[2502]].<ref name="HDTimeline">April 6, 2010. "Timeline". ''[[StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils]]''. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). pp. 311 - 323. ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.</ref>
   
 
Protoss society was re-organized into the [[Daelaam]]<ref name="SC:FrntLn_V1_WWF">Elder, Josh (w), Ramanda Kamarga (p). "[[StarCraft: Frontline: Why We Fight|Why We Fight]]." In ''[[StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 1]]'' (paperback binding), pp. 6–47. Tokyopop, August 1, 2008. ISBN 978-1427-80721-2.</ref> with Artanis as its leader.<ref name="InterviewMetzen" /> Difficult times faced the Firstborn as both Khalai and Nerazim were forced to co-exist.<ref name="SC:WoL_Man" /> He could not count on Zeratul, who had disappeared,<ref name="LoreVid" /> caught up in his guilt.<ref name="SC:DkTempSaga3">Golden, Christie (June 30, 2009). ''[[StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga: Twilight|StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #3: Twilight]]''. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7129-9.</ref>
 
Protoss society was re-organized into the [[Daelaam]]<ref name="SC:FrntLn_V1_WWF">Elder, Josh (w), Ramanda Kamarga (p). "[[StarCraft: Frontline: Why We Fight|Why We Fight]]." In ''[[StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 1]]'' (paperback binding), pp. 6–47. Tokyopop, August 1, 2008. ISBN 978-1427-80721-2.</ref> with Artanis as its leader.<ref name="InterviewMetzen" /> Difficult times faced the Firstborn as both Khalai and Nerazim were forced to co-exist.<ref name="SC:WoL_Man" /> He could not count on Zeratul, who had disappeared,<ref name="LoreVid" /> caught up in his guilt.<ref name="SC:DkTempSaga3">Golden, Christie (June 30, 2009). ''[[StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga: Twilight|StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #3: Twilight]]''. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7129-9.</ref>
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Ultimately, it would be four years until conflict once again [[Second Great War|engulfed]] the Koprulu sector...<ref name="SC:WoL_Man" />
 
Ultimately, it would be four years until conflict once again [[Second Great War|engulfed]] the Koprulu sector...<ref name="SC:WoL_Man" />
 
==Notes==
 
The attack wave descriptions for [[Co-op Missions]] mistakenly put the events of the Brood War during the [[Great War]],<ref name="CoopWaves">Blizzard Entertainment. ''[[StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void]].'' (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: [[Co-op Missions]], The Vermillion Problem (in English). 2016-08-21.</ref> while other sources list the two as separate conflicts.<ref name="SC:BW_Man">Underwood, Peter, Chris Metzen and Bill Roper. ''StarCraft: Brood War (Manual)''. Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.</ref>
 
   
 
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