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"Seeking adventure amongst the stars? Enlist in the Dominion fleet and be the first to explore the untouched regions of the Koprulu sector!"

- Fleet recruitment slogan.(src)

The Dominion Fleet[1] (a.k.a. "Dominion Armada"[2] or "Dominion Navy")[3] is the space naval arm of the Terran Dominion military. A portion of the Armada's initial strength derived from former Confederate units.[4]

History

Early Actions

Shortly after the establishment of the Dominion elements of the fleet traveled to Char due to Sarah Kerrigan's psionic emanations. The fleet was led by General Edmund Duke and contained elements of Alpha Squadron. It engaged zerg and protoss forces in orbit but was defeated. Many ships were either overrun by the zerg or destroyed by the Protoss Expeditionary Fleet that arrived shortly after. With the ground forces suffering disaster as well the fleet fell back from Char,[5] and later another fleet was defeated by the protoss.[6]

The Brood War

The fleet did not fare well during the Brood War. The United Earth Directorate Expeditionary Force inflicted notable defeats during the raid on the Dylarian Shipyards and the conquest of Korhal. It had to be rescued by Mengsk's temporary allies.[7] By the end of the war, the fleet had been rebuilt via a "collection of interests," but was once again defeated by Kerrigan's forces at Char Aleph.[8]

Interbellum

In the years following the Brood War, credits that might have been better spent on expanding the Fleet were instead spent by Arcturus Mengsk in his hunt for Jim Raynor.[9] Even so, by the time the Second Great War broke out the fleet had been rebuilt to the point to be again a sizeable military force.

In 2503,[10] a squadron aided Valerian Mengsk in his endeavour to find and secure archaeological materials.[11][12]

The Second Great War

Main article: Second Great War

In 2504, the Dominion's Satellite 1 in the Char System detected preparations by the Zerg Swarm to launch a massive attack on the Koprulu Sector. The fleet was placed on alert.[13] The zerg struck shortly afterwards, and the fleet abandoned the Fringe Worlds to fortify the Core Worlds.[note 1][14]

Plot branch : Raynor's Raiders purge Haven for the protoss.

The Dominion was unwilling to help the massive flow of refugees. The fleet was ordered to turn away refugee ships arriving in the Core Worlds.[15]

Plot branch ends here

First Fleet participated in Operation Burnout early in the war.[16] Later, the First and Second Fleets were tasked with defending the Core Worlds.[17]

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The fleet engages at Char.

During the fighting, Prince Valerian Mengsk had the anti-Dominion Raynor's Raiders retrieving the components to a xel'naga device; Mengsk believed the device could deinfest Kerrigan and strike a decisive blow against the zerg. Once all the components were in hand, the prince took half the fleet, without formally informing Emperor Arcturus Mengsk, to attack Char. The battle group was accompanied by Raynor's Raiders, and overall operational command was given to General Horace Warfield.[18] The fleet was heavily engaged but eventually fought its way from high orbit[19] and into the atmosphere.[20]

Known Branches

Known Members

Known Flagships

This is a list of the starships which at one time have become the flagship of the Dominion fleet, and thus of the Terran Dominion.

Notes

  1. Conversation with Matt Horner after StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty cinematic, "Escape from Mar Sara".

References

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-07-03. Go Boldly. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-03.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Dylarian Shipyards (in English). 1998.
  3. DeCandido, Keith R. A. (November 28, 2006). StarCraft: Ghost: Nova. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0743-47134-3.
  4. Underwood, Peter, Chris Metzen and Bill Roper. StarCraft: Brood War (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  5. Rosenberg, Aaron (June 1, 2006). StarCraft: Queen of Blades. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7133-4.
  6. Duke: "Protoss Commander, this is General Edmund Duke of the Terran Dominion Armada. You are in violation of our air-space and have endangered human lives in your reckless attack against the Zerg. I order you to withdraw your ships immediately. If you fail to comply, I will not hesitate to open fire upon your vessels."
    Tassadar: "General Duke, I am Tassadar, and you are well known to me. Whatever leniency I extended to you and your comrades before, may have been in error. If you persist in halting our course, we will burn your pathetic fleet down to the last man."
    Duke: "I'm going to have to assume that was a hostile response..." StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Choosing Sides (in English). 1998.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment staff. 2008-04-16. The Story so Far... Part 2: The Brood War. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2008-04-16.
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Omega (in English). 1998.
  9. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: Public Enemies. (in English). 2010.
  10. April 6, 2010. "Timeline". StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). pp. 311 - 323. ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.
  11. Golden, Christie (May 22, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #1: Firstborn. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7125-3.
  12. Golden, Christie (November 27, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #2: Shadow Hunters. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7126-1.
  13. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. UNN newscast after "Liberation Day." (in English). 2010.
  14. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Matt Horner (in English). 2010.
  15. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. UNN newscast after "Haven's Fall." (in English). 2010.
  16. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. UNN newscast after "The Evacuation." (in English). 2010.
  17. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. UNN newscast after "The Great Train Robbery." (in English). 2010.
  18. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: Dangerous Game. (in English). 2010.
  19. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Gates of Hell (in English). 2010-07-27.
  20. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: The Showdown. (in English). 2010.
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