During the Battle of Char, Merrick provided extraction for Jim Raynor and his fellow soldiers after the de-infestation of Sarah Kerrigan. As they headed into space, they came under attack by mutalisks. The Dominion ship Bucephalus offered them sanctuary. Raynor refused initially, but Merrick pointed out that a glaive wurm had hit the dropship, and they had about seven minutes before it ate through the hull. Raynor acquiesed, and the ship docked with the battlecruiser.