was a Norad II terran battlecruiser and the flagship of Alpha Squadron.
Mengsk's Uprising Edit
Destruction of Korhal, Norad II, commanded by then-Colonel Edmund Duke, was making a routine patrol near the border with the Umojan Protectorate shortly after the destruction of Korhal when it received a communication from a mole on board the Sons of Korhal battlecruiser, .
Duke was delighted. Not only could he capture the leader of the Sons of Korhal, General
Arcturus Mengsk, but he could also retrieve a missing item from a secret Confederate program.
Norad II ambushed from warp space, preventing it from attempting to escape. He ordered a squad of soldiers to board Hyperion Hyperion, along with a secret agent. The plan went awry when Mengsk's forces killed his troops and Hyperion outmaneuvered and heavily damaged Norad II using a startling tactic. Duke believed it would take months to fix the hole in his ship.
The Great War Edit
With the outbreak of the
Great War, Norad II was one of the first Confederate ships to travel to Chau Sara and Mar Sara after the former world was purified by the protoss, carrying Universe News Network reporter Michael Liberty. It took part in a clumsy counterattack on the protoss, who were heading towards Mar Sara. The protoss evaded battle before it could reach range to deploy its Wraith squadron, which the Confederacy claimed was a victory for the terrans.
Norad II crashing Norad II was attacked by the zerg above Antiga Prime and crash-landed on the surface, but Duke and his crew were rescued by the  Sons of Korhal, much to Duke's surprise.
Duke continued to use it as his command ship during his assault on the central
orbital platform over Tarsonis.
It was later extensively refitted and renamed as
Norad III by the time the  Terran Dominion had traveled to Char.
Game Structure Edit
Norad II appears as battlecruiser wreckage in the form of a structure in the StarCraft mission, Norad II. It has 700 hit points and may be repaired, and has no attack.
Game Unit Edit
ATS Laser Batteries: 50
Yamato Cannon: 260
ATA Laser Batteries: 50
Yamato Cannon: 260
If the unit name is changed in
StarEdit, the rank changes from "Edmund Duke" to "Admiral". For example, in To Chain the Beast, one can see Gerard DuGalle, even though it is just another battlecruiser using the portrait of Duke.
The Yamato Gun is a powerful weapon that focuses a nuclear explosion into a beam using magnetic fields. It deals 260 damage.
+1 bonus to attack per level for Wraith ground attack and Valkyrie attack.
+2 bonus to attack per level for Wraith air attack
+3 bonus to attack per level for battlecruiser attack
Edmund Duke Quotations
StarCraft: The Board Game Edit
Norad II appears as a hero battlecruiser available to the Arcturus Mengsk faction in the Brood War expansion to StarCraft: The Board Game, as one of the faction's leadership card options.
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