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The Moebius Foundation was founded by Crown Prince Valerian Mengsk, as part of his efforts to investigate alien technologies after the discovery of the xel'naga temple on Bhekar Ro. To head this foundation, Valerian appointed Dr. Emil Narud, who was considered one of the most knowledgeable terrans in the sector regarding xeno studies. While publicly the foundation worked on studying the new alien threat for the benefit of humankind, secretly Narud was using the foundation to hybridize protoss and zerg genetics, which Valerian was aware of. Unbeknownst to Valerian, Narud made secret deals with Valerian's father, Emperor Arcturus Mengsk.
In 2503, a Moebius Foundation team explored a xel'naga relic on a barren world at KL-2, a dead star. The site housed a crystal, which acted as a "lock" for the underground prison of a powerful entity which had been imprisoned millennia ago by the xel'naga.
Researcher Dr. Morrigan, a minor telepath, learned from the entity how to create a psionic amplifier. With it, she released the entity, which quickly possessed and slew the other researchers. A Dark Templar team arrived and battled the entity, resulting in the deaths of the rest of the researchers.
In 2504 the Foundation sought pieces of the Keystone that would be used to make Sarah Kerrigan human again. The Foundation's main research campus was on Tyrador VIII and its research stored in data cores.
Over the course of two years, Valerian Mengsk and Dr. Narud helped design the secret Space Station Prometheus, which appeared to have a xel'naga aesthetic. The station was hidden in the Kirkegaard Belt. Valerian was aware that Narud had done work on hybrids there, but not how far advanced they were.
Tychus Findlay claimed that when Emperor Arcturus Mengsk made it illegal to trade in alien goods, the Foundation got desperate and offered to pay top dollar for every artifact liberated from the Dominion, which prompted Raynor's Raiders to seize an artifact on Mar Sara.
Second Great War
The Moebius Foundation established contact with Raynor's Raiders, using their liaison Tychus Findlay, offering to pay for the retrieval of pieces of a alien artifact due to the embargo Arcturus Mengsk put on their trade. Their funding of the revolutionary group was what kept the Raiders financially afloat.
The Foundation sent a specialist team to Xil with access to a Drakken laser drill. After reporting artifact radiation emanating from a xel'naga temple, the team was wiped out by the Tal'darim. Two days later, the Foundation contacted Findlay. When Raynor's Raiders reached the expedition's base, their adjutant accessed its local-net, decrypted the security override, and transferred control of base structures to Commander Jim Raynor. Meanwhile, Captain Matt Horner managed to access what was left of the expedition's sensor net and routed it through Raynor's map so he could see what the Tal'darim were up to, helping his troops avoid the other expedition's fate and secure the artifact.
Kerrigan, having figured out that the Foundation was paying Raynor's Raiders to seize the artifacts, attacked the main research campus. Narud sent three Moebius Security teams to purge the data cores. They were unable to reach the data cores and the survivors took refuge on the campus rooftops. When none of them reported back, Narud asked Raynor's Raiders to destroy the cores. He gave Raynor control of the Foundation's medivac dropships to transport his men around the city and avoid most of the zerg. Once the final data core had been destroyed by Raynor's Raiders and Moebius Security, the Foundation evacuated.
Once the Foundation had gotten themselves set-up again, they contacted Findlay to inform him that another artifact was on Typhon XI. Once it was retrieved, the Foundation arranged a rendezvous with Raynor's Raiders. Valerian went to the rendezvous to reveal himself as the owner of the Foundation and the purpose of the artifact.
After tracking down the last Keystone fragment, the Foundation informed Valerian that it was on a derelict xel'naga worldship located within the Sigma Quadrant. When the Keystone was assembled, the Foundation provided intel to General Horace Warfield suggesting that the zerg would be attracted by its pulse-emanations.
The device reversed Kerrigan's infestation, although not completely. It was evacuated by Raynor's Raiders and Valerian Mengsk's fleet. The fleet was shortly afterward confronted by Arcturus Mengsk and the Dominion Armada, and eventually took shelter at Space Station Prometheus. Dr. Emil Narud, who had boarded the rebel fleet beforehand, was causing problems, however, for instance, refusing to give out any information on the space station because it was classified. Valerian Mengsk had to broker a deal.
There, Dr. Emil Narud was intent on studying Kerrigan, but she and Raynor were opposed to this. In order to put pressure on the rebels, Narud called for a hostile reception, but the situation was diplomatically defused. Narud was impatient, however, and he and the rest of the Moebius Foundation took steps to betray Raynor, Kerrigan, Valerian Mengsk, and the visiting Raiders scientist, Egon Stetmann. Narud used Dr. Chantal de Vries to capture Stetmann and take recordings of his voice to fool Raynor. Kerrigan was taken to the infirmary to undergo limited tests. Teams of engineers were sent to "repair" (actually sabotage) the rebel fleet, and the Dominion was contacted.
Narud tried to capture Raynor and Valerian Mengsk but failed. He cloaked and escaped. While his forces attacked the rebels, he also released hybrids on them. Arcturus Mengsk appeared at the station and told Raynor he would have Narud pacify the hybrids and let him be as long as Kerrigan was turned over. The Dominion fleet even opened fire on Prometheus. Narud took the xel'naga artifact with him and escaped as his security forces covered his escape.
After Valerian re-established the Dominion, the Moebius Foundation then went dark. The last transmissions received from them were chaotic and crazed as Amon turned the security details, Moebius Corps into his slaves.
Moebius facilities continued to breed the hybrid, but became targets of Sarah Kerrigan. As Amon returned and the End War broke out, Moebius Corps ranks began to swell as they assaulted Terran Dominion worlds led by the hybrid, laying siege to Korhal before being repelled by the Dominion and Daelaam. Moebius forces helped Amon combat the Daelaam at Ulnar, but were defeated.
Moebius Corps's primary base of Revanscar, one of the main foundation hubs and hybrid breeding facilities, later came under attack by the Daelaam. Phase-smith Karax destroyed the reactors surrounding the facility, and the Spear of Adun bombarded it, ending their hybridization efforts and removing the last remnants of the entralled Moebius as a threat to the sector.
Years after its downfall, newly crowned Emperor Valerian Mengsk attempted to hide his connections to the Moebius Foundation due their crimes as Moebius Corps and their part in creating the hybrid. However, the Umojan Protectorate discovered files connecting him to Moebius, which Valerian speculated they intended to release to destroy the people's trust in him. Valerian sent ghost agent Nova Terra to the space fortress the Keep, where she retrieved the files. However, Valerian soon after released the files to the public, in an effort mitigate the damage such secrets could cause.
Moebius Foundation technology was recovered that led to the augmentation of psi-emitters by the Defenders of Man. They were able to use this technology against the Dominion, luring in feral zerg.
- Dr. Morrigan
- Dr. Joseph Reynolds
- Dr. Adrian Scott
- Dr. Chantal de Vries
- Dr. Nancy Wyndham
- Prof Benz
- Lieutenant Colonel Sparks
- Major Braxton
- Commander Dorian
- Lieutenant Zimmerman
- Staff Sergeant Bekkins
- Private Hopper
- Specialist Cranston
- Tychus Findlay (liaison with Raynor's Raiders)
- Watkins (security guard)
The group's decal is available in multiplayer as a reward for winning 500 team games as terran.