"War is upon us, and wishing for peace will not make it so."

- Khastiana(src)

Khastiana is a protoss warrior. She calls herself a 5th level Khala adept, which enables her to enhance her shields, can experience moments of precognition in combat, and could make incredible leaps.[2]


Khastiana lived on Ash'Arak, instructed by Praetor Muadun sometime after the Fall of Aiur. Despite her teacher's misgivings, she aspired to become a zealot, believing that peace had become something to be fought for rather than wished for. To this end, she traveled to Shakuras, completing her training with assistance from the Dark Templar at the Shakuras Templar Proving Grounds. Her instructor taught her to look into opponents' minds before killing them.

Khastiana and numerous other protoss infantry were sent to the world of Artika via warp gate. Muadun personally commanded her arm of the forces. They had traveled to Artika in an attempt to gain control of a xel'naga temple located there. Her opponents included Dominion marines and the zerg. During the battle, she easily defeated many zerg warriors, even jumping on an ultralisk's back and stabbing it in the brain.

The dark templar guarding the temple itself were killed by Dominion marines and her squad was ordered into the temple. A three-sided battle erupted within. Khastiana fought with lone marine Jin-ho Lim, and from reading his mind discovered his intensive neural resocialization. She dropped her shields (to make the necessary physical contact) and freed the layered-over memories, but Lim found the memories painful and attacked her. In turn, they were both attacked by a scarred zergling.

Khastiana was crippled and was placed within the shell of an immortal. However, Muadun was aware that she still hadn't give up hope.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 April 6, 2010. "Timeline". StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). pp. 311 - 323. ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Elder, Josh (w), Ramanda Kamarga (p, i). "Why We Fight." In StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 1 (paperback binding), pp. 6–47. Tokyopop, August 1, 2008. ISBN 1427-80721-3.
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