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Halcyon is a fringe world[1] situated between the Antiga and Tarsonis star systems and within a shuttle ride of the latter. It has much arable land, used to grow grapes (for wine) and framberries. It also supplies hab which was sold to the crime lord Fagin in Tarsonis City.[2]

Its climate is considered pleasant, but it is not considered a vacation world.[1]


Halcyon was colonized by the 2400s[2] as a world of the Terran Confederacy.[3] Right from the start it was opened to corporate development. Many large companies from Tarsonis and elsewhere opened their doors there.[1]

By the late 25th century, it was something of an agricultural world. It also housed a rehabilitation center. One of its inmates was Emmett Tygore, a member of the Old Families who allegedly went insane when committing a series of murders. Tygore was never convicted.[2]

During the Great War and shortly before the Fall of Tarsonis the Terran Confederacy announced that it had moved a large number of forces to Halcyon in order to interdict Sons of Korhal, zerg or protoss forces heading to Tarsonis.

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Halcyon farming operation

Halcyon survived the Great War and was later absorbed into the Terran Dominion.[2] After the Brood War however, with former Dominion senator Corbin Phash spreading anti-Ghost Academy propaganda on behalf of the Umojan Protectorate, Halcyon was among the worlds his words reached, an anti-Academy protest being held in Camro Park.[4] In 2503, UNN ran a story that Jim Raynor had destroyed a school on Halcyon.[5]



The planet may be named after the Greek term Halcyon (IPA: /ˈhælsiən/), a term that originates from the Greek myth of Alcyone. It is used most often to mean golden or marked by peace and prosperity.


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  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 DeCandido, Keith R. A. (November 28, 2006). StarCraft: Ghost: Nova. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7134-2.
  3. Grubb, Jeff. StarCraft: Liberty's Crusade. Pocket Books, February 27, 2001. ISBN 0-671-04148-7.
  4. DeCandido, Keith R. A. (w), Fernando Heinz Furukawa (p, i). StarCraft: Ghost Academy: Volume 1 (paperback binding). Tokyopop, December 29, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-81612-2.
  5. Waugh, James. "Changeling." (November 18, 2009). Blizzard Entertainment. Changeling Accessed 2009-11-18.
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