Nelyth is a planet that is/was held by Daelaam forces. It held spiritual significance to the protoss, and prayer tiles were set up through the settlement's streets.

The Plaza Strike occurred on this world, where the protoss successfully defeated the invading zerg.[1]

Plot branch : Kerrigan decides to evolve the baneling

During the Second Great War, Abathur became aware of the mitoscarab, a creature native to Nelyth that held useful essence for the Swarm. Its essence was assimilated, allowing banelings to morph into splitters. The new variant strain ran rampant, eradicating the protoss forces stationed at a nearby shrine.[2]

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  1. Dayton, Cameron. "Cold Symmetry." (March 7, 2013). Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Lore: Cold Symmetry Accessed 2013-03-07.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Baneling Evolution (in English). 2013-03-12.