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Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find Episode Zero, Ressurection IV, and the Enslavers campaigns?

  • Episode Zero is the StarCraft demo campaign which can be found here or here.
  • Enslavers is already located in your StarCraft folder, /maps/campaign.
  • Enslavers: Dark Vengeance can be found here.
  • Ressurection IV is a bonus mission in StarCraft 64 that can be accessed only after beating both StarCraft and Brood War campaigns. (Note: This map is now available for the PC here.)
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Episode Zero: Loomings

Terran Prequel

Epilogue

TERRAN PREQUEL: LOOMINGS

As a stalwart defender of the
Sector-spanning Terran Confederacy, you have
been sent on a clandestine mission to the
remote border-colony of Chau Sara. The local
Magistrate, fearing that the population is
preparing to revolt has asked that you and
your Alpha Squadron troops intervene and
quell any uprisings that might occur.


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"BOOT CAMP"

Confederate Base Camp
Chau Sara
3:22 SCT, 11.07.2499

Mission Briefing:

Terran Command Center
Welcom to Chau Sara, Lieutenant. General Duke has instituted a brief field training exercise for all new Alpha Squadron commanders. The training grounds are prepared and the exercise may be initiated at your convenience.

Simply press "Start" to begin the exercise. You may skip the exercise by selecting "Skip Tutorial".

Whenever you feel you are ready, you may select "Start".

Any time is fine.

You're okay to go.

Lieutenant? Are you alright?

Game:

ADVISOR
The T-280 SCV is the cornerstone of
our hostile-environment construction
and resource gathering operations.

SCV
Roger that!

ADVISOR
In order to build a thriving colony,
numerous SCVs are necessary.

ADVISOR
You can build additional SCVs at
a Command Center.

ADVISOR
In order to quip additional personnel you
must have enough supply depots to
support them.

ADVISOR
You can use SCVs to build additional
supply depots.

ADVISOR
Our stockpile of minerals has run out.

ADVISOR
Select and SCV and use the gather command
on the crystals to collect more minerals.

ADVISOR
It is these blue crystals that are the source
of minerals. Use your SCVs to gather
additional minerals.

ADVISOR
Lieutenant, the base is well under
way. Completion of the full mission
objectives is now in your hands.

ADVISOR
The Refinery processes raw Vespene gas,
converting it into a form which your SCVs
can gather.

ADVISOR
This ends the field training exercise.
A review of colonial diplomatic
protocol begins in one hour.


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"STRONGARM"

Confederate Base Camp
Chau Sara
2:12 SCT, 11.08.2499

Mission Briefing:

Terran Command Center
Adjutant online. We have entered into a low orbit over Chau Sara and are preparing to descend to the planet.

Receiving incoming transmission...

Magistrate Collins
MAGISTRATE COLLINS
Lieutenant, it appears you've arrived just in time. As you know, the renegades who call themselves the Sons of Korhal have been working for months to undermine Confederate authority in the fringe colonies.

Well, they're on Chau Sara now, and I'd like to take care of them without involving the local militia. That's where your Alpha Squadron boys come in. There are to be no arrests, Lieutenant. I hope you understand what I mean. I want this problem solved once and for all.

Good hunting.

Game:

MARINE
Sir! We've got incoming! And I'll
be damned if I can identify 'em!

MAGISTRATE COLLINS
Whatever they are, you must destroy
them, Lieutenant! That is a direct order!

CERBERUS COMMANDER
Recon squad Cerberus reporting.
We're here to oversee the
extermination of these xenomorphs
and contain the spread of any
hostile infestation on this colony.

MAGISTRATE COLLINS
Why wasn't I informed of this?
Confederate Command never
consulted--

CERBERUS COMMANDER
We have our own orders, Magistrate.
We don't answer to you. I suggest we
get on with this mission.

MARINE
Sir, it looks like a dead end.

MARINE
Permission to speak freely, sir?
I'm not sure you know what you're doing.

If you're going to send us into hostile
territory and you want us to defend
ourselves, use the ATTACK command.

If you want us to ignore enemy fire and go
exactly to the spot you've targeted, use the
MOVE command.


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[NARRATIVE]

With the destruction of their base camp, and
the subsequent arrival of the mysterious
Cerberus unit, the Sons of Korhal withdrew
their remaining forces from Chau Sara.

Unfortunately, a darker presence had taken
root upon the planet: The alien xenomorphs
had infested one of the Colony's most secure
research facilities, the Flannum Installation.
Now, spurred by the dire Cerberus
Commander, you must enter into the
installation and rescue any survivors.


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"THE GAUNTLET"

Mission Briefing:

Terran Command Center
Receiving incoming transmission...

Magistrate Collins
MAGISTRATE COLLINS
Greetings again, Lieutenant. I know you're anxious for some answers about those creatures. Suffice to say they are the subject of current high-level research.

We had quarantined a number of these creatures for study, but shortly after our science crews began their experiments all communication with the Flannum Installation was lost.

Cerberus Commander
CERBERUS COMMANDER
The installation has been compromised, and preliminary scanner sweeps indicate the area is crawling with hostiles. My Cerberus unit will handle the situation inside, but we require Alpha Squadron's assistance getting there.

Any other information is on a strict need to know basis.

Game:

MARINE
We can take cover in these bunkers
if things get too dicey.

CERBERUS FIREBAT
Sir, tac team has reached the installation.
You watch things out here. We'll take care
things inside.

CERBERUS GOLIATH
Lieutenant, I recommend bringing
along an SCV for emergency repairs.


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"DEN OF THE BEAST"

Confederate Base Camp
Chau Sara
23:45 SCT, 11.08.2499

Mission Briefing:

Cerberus Commander
CERBERUS COMMANDER
Lieutenant, we have accessed the installation's primary bio-scanners and have ascertained that there is still a number of Confederate scientists inside.

Magistrate Collins
MAGISTRATE COLLINS
What? I'm the only one who has the installation's access codes! How did you override my security clearance?

Cerberus Commander
CERBERUS COMMANDER
I told you before, Magistrate, we don't answer to you. We are to infiltrate the installation and evacuate any remaining Confederate personnel.

Now let's move, gentlemen. We're on a tight schedule.

Game:

CERBERUS COMMANDER
Watch your backs; this place
must be crawling with xenomorphs.

CERBERUS FIREBAT
Sir, we've located the scientists.

MARINE
The security system's all outta
whack. Be careful boys.

MARINE
Hey, they must be the
rescue unit! Open the door.

MARINE
Check that out. They're trapped.

CIVILIAN
Wait! Don't open the doors yet...

CIVILIAN
Let's get out of here!

MARINE
Look out!

BRAVE MARINE
Room secure, sir!

MARINE
We're trapped in here surrounded
by hostiles. Requesting immediate
backup!

MARINE
Let's go!


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"FORCE OF ARMS"

Confederate Base Camp
Chau Sara
6:01 SCT, 11.12.2499

Mission Briefing:

Cerberus Commander
CERBERUS COMMANDER
Lieutenant, the scientists have been evac'ed to our main stronghold. They are confident that their findings can help us to defeat the xenomorphs before their influence can spread any further.

Terran Command Center
Receiving emergency transmission from the Office of the Colonial Magistrate....

Magistrate Collins
MAGISTRATE COLLINS
The city of Los Andares has fallen under attack by a large force of the creatures. General Duke himself has volunteered to aid you in retaking the city. Good luck, Lieutenant. Los Andares and the Confederacy are counting on you.


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"EXTERMINATION"

Mission Briefing:

Magistrate Collins
MAGISTRATE COLLINS
Well done, Lieutenant. I wish there were more Colonial officers that had your tenacity and spirit.

But right now we need to plan a tight defense. I've consulted with my top advisors, and I believe that if we can establish a perimeter, wecan--

Cerberus Commander
CERBERUS COMMANDER
There's no time for that, Magistrate. Our intelligence confirms that the time to strike the xenomorphs' primary clusters is now.

Lieutenant, you will command the assault.

Magistrate Collins
MAGISTRATE COLLINS
By who's authority? I am still Magistrate of this colony! And Iwill--

Cerberus Commander
CERBERUS COMMANDER
By order of the Colonial Crisis Act under sub-section 1602, I hereby supersede your authority in this matter. Lieutenant, you may commence with the operation.

Game:

Receiving incoming transmission...

CERBERUS COMMANDER
Lieutenant. By edict of Confederate
High Command, all matters regarding
these xenomorphs are under Class 7 Seal.
Do not speak of the existence of the
xenomorphs or in any way relay the events
surrounding their appearance on Chau
Sara. Failure to comply with these orders
will result in immediate termination.
This conversation never took place.
We were never here.


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EPILOGUE

Over the following weeks the Confederacy
instituted a planet-wide lock down which
restricted all travel and communication to and
from Chau Sara. By imposing these harsh
constraints, the Confederates hoped to
contain the knowledge of the xenomorphs'
existence.

Meanwhile, a barrage of Confederate
propaganda ensure that the operation would
only be remembered as a triumphant police
action against the Sons of Korhal. The
general populace would never suspect that
the events on Chau Sara were an omen of
darker days to come.

TO BE CONTINUED...

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Episode One: Rebel Yell

Terran Campaign

Cinematic: StarCraft Intro

Transcript:
- I can't see a thing Jem.
- Well hold on.
- I swear it's always some damn thing.
- Wait...got it.
- Ah, hell this thing ain't gonna hold.
- Shut up...
- Damn you're ugly.
- You girls strapped in nice and tight now?
- Tighter than your mama's a...
- That's a good one man.
- Locked in and cruisin'.
- What you got for me out there Joeyray?
- We got Terran for sure, I don't know about the rest.
- We got a big old butt load of floating debris out here.
- Woooeee! We hit pay dirt this time for sure.
- Explain to me how we're going to get all of this home.
- Yeah...
- I'm detached and moving toward the derelict spacecraft.
- Damn it Jem, video's out again.
- Well quit picking at it.
- I aint pick'n at it damn it,
- I'm out here with a hitch of my getty-up...
- Hey, are you listening to me?
- Hold on I got visual...
- its a damn bogey 12 o'clock,
- right behind the ship,
- right behind you Jem.


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TERRAN CAMPAIGN: REBEL YELL

In the decade since the end of the Guild Wars, the oppressive Terran Confederacy has stood unchallenged in its supremacy over colonial space.

All of that changed four days ago when a large alien fleet emerged from warp-space and laid waste to the unsuspecting Confederate colony of Chau Sara.

The Confederacy, fearing that the alien fleet's next target will be the colony of Mar Sara, has sent you to intervene. Acting as Magistrate, you are to safeguard the colonists and keep their state of panic from escalating any further.


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"BOOT CAMP"

Office of the Colonial Magistrate
Mar Sara Colony
2:25 SCT, 12.12.2499

Mission Briefing:

Terran Command Center
Welcome to Mar Sara, Magistrate. The equipment demonstration you requested is prepared and may be initiated at your convenience.

Simply select "Start" to begin the demonstration. You may skip the demonstration by selecting "Skip Tutorial."

Whenever you feel you are ready you may select "Start."

Anytime is fine.

You're okay to go.

Magistrate? Are you all right?

[End of Briefing.]
[End of Briefing. (Really.)]
[End of Briefing. (This time I mean it!)]
[End of Briefing. (Hey, it's your dime anyway.)]
[End of Briefing.

CHINESE LEMON CHICKEN
1 pound sliced chicken brst.
1 tsp corn starch.
3 tbsp soy sauce (dark).
1 sliced lemon.]

Game:

ADVISOR
The T-280 SCV is the cornerstone of
our hostile-environment construction
and resource gathering operations.

SCV
Roger that!

ADVISOR
In order to build a thriving colony,
numerous SCVs are necessary.

ADVISOR
You can build additional SCVs at
a Command Center.

ADVISOR
It is these blue crystals that are the source
of minerals. Use your SCV's to gather
additional minerals.

ADVISOR
In order to equip additional personnel you
must have enough supply depots to
support them.

ADVISOR
You can use SCV's to build additional supply
depots.

ADVISOR
Magistrate, our stockpile of minerals has
run out.

ADVISOR
Select an SCV and use the gather command
on the crystals to collect more minerals.

ADVISOR
The Refinery processes raw Vespene gas,
converting it into a form which your SCVs
can gather.

MARINE
Permission to speak freely, sir?

I'm not sure you know what you're doing.

If you're going to send us into hostile
territory and you want us to defend
ourselves, use the ATTACK command.

If you want us to ignore enemy fire and go
exactly to the spot you've targeted, use the
MOVE command.

ADVISOR
This concludes the equipment
demonstration. There will now be a fully
catered reception at Mar Sara Base.


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1. "WASTELAND"

Office of the Colonial Magistrate
Mar Sara Colony
19:43 SCT, 12.12.2499

Mission Briefing:

Terran Command Center
Adjutant Online. Good evening, Magistrate. I'll fill you in on what's been happening: Confederate traffic has increased substantially within the system due to the recent Protoss destruction of the Chau Sara colony. The Confederates have tightened security on all outlying systems, and it's likely that this colony will be locked-down as well. An encrypted Confederate transmission came for you while you were at dinner. Replaying transmission:

Edmund Duke
Greetings, Magistrate. I'm General Edmund Duke of the Confederate Security Forces, Alpha Squadron. The Confederacy has quarantined this entire planet, and we'll proceed with the lock-down within 48 hours. You're to relocate your core colonists to the outlying wastelands. Now I know there won't be any problems with these new arrangements.

Terran Command Center
Transmission ended. I have contacted the local Marshal, James Raynor. Raynor has agreed to meet your personnel en route and escort them to the new wasteland site.

Game:

RAYNOR
Howdy, boys. I'm Jim Raynor, the Marshal
of these parts.

ADVISOR
Infantry units, such as Marines, can be
trained at this facility.

TERRAN SCV
I can't believe we're being sent to
the Wasteland. These Confederates
think they can push anybody around.


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2. "BACKWATER STATION"

Office of the Colonial Magistrate
Mar Sara Colony
[07:12 SCT, 12.13.2499]

Mission Briefing:

Terran Command Center
Receiving incoming transmission. Com-link established:

Jim Raynor
Hey, what's up, man? Got yer refugees tucked in nice and tight. Provided you can sidestep anymore surprises from our Confederate friends, and we can keep them away from those critters, they should have an easy time.

Terran Command Center
Priority alert! Backwater station under attack by unknown alien organisms. Distress beacon activated at 0658. Alerting Confederate headquarters on Tarsonis... Stand by for incoming transmission.

Edmund Duke
We've already received the distress beacon from Backwater, and we'll take care of it. You just sit tight. You'll be notified if there's anything we think you need to know.

Jim Raynor
Damn! Listen, if we wait for Confederate reinforcements, that station's dust. I'll head out there now, do what I can. You send in some militia, and we'll save those folks. Trust me.

Game:

RAYNOR
Glad to see you, boys. Time to kick some
serious butt.

RAYNOR
These things have been out here awhile.
But they could be pretty useful.

RESCUED SCV
Thanks for the rescue. We've been
holed up in these bunkers for days
hiding from the Zerg!

RESCUED FIREBAT
Need a light?

RAYNOR
What the hell is that? Looks like
the ground there is alive.

MARINE/FIREBAT
What the hell did they do to
that Command Center?

RAYNOR
Whatever it is, it ain't natural.
Burn it, boys.

ADVISOR
Receiving incoming transmission...

DUKE
Marshal Raynor, by destroying a
vital Confederate installation, you
and your men have violated standing
colonial law. As of right now, you're
all under arrest. I suggest you throw
down your weapons and come
peaceably.

RAYNOR
Are you outta your mind!? If we
hadn't burned that damn factory,
this entire colony could have been
overrun! Maybe if you hadn't taken
your sweet time in getting here -

DUKE
Now I asked you nice the first
time, boy. I didn't come here to
talk with you. Now throw down
them weapons!

RAYNOR
Guess you wouldn't be a
Confederate if you weren't a
complete pain in the ass.


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Cinematic: Wasteland Patrol

PERIMETER PATROL
CONFEDERATE BORDER COLONY
MAR SARA

Transcript:
- Hey Sarge, why we always got to listen to this shit for anyway?
- Cause I'm in charge, that's why.
- Oh that don't seem like no good kind of reason to me,
- you ain't the boss of me anyway...hey what's that?
- Hood ornament in a second.
- Steam roller!
- Looks like you mashed some poor fella's dog Sarge.
- It's a Zergling Lester...smaller type of Zerg...
- He wouldn't be out this far unless, Oh Shit.
- I love you Sarge...


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3. "DESPERATE ALLIANCE"

Office of the Colonial Magistrate
Mar Sara Colony

Mission Briefing:

Terran Command Center
Receiving incoming transmission. Com-link established:

Edmund Duke
I got your message, Magistrate, and frankly I don't care what you have to say about Confederate regulations. You damn fringe world yokels are all alike, don't know where your loyalties lie. Y'all have a real good day now, y'hear?

Terran Command Center
Transmission ended. The report you requested is ready. Sixteen outland stations have reported sightings of the alien invaders identified as Zerg. The Confederates have arrested all standing militia forces and continue to avoid action against the Zerg. Three stations have fallen to the Zerg already. We've been unable to locate any source of military relief except... the extremist faction known as The Sons of Korhal. Their liaison is holding on line.

Arcturus Mengsk
Good day, Magistrate. My name is Arcturus Mengsk, and I represent The Sons of Korhal. You're familiar with the Confederate propaganda surrounding my group, but your reputation suggests you'll see past it. It's never been our practice to operate in any one place for long, but these Zerg don't look like they're going to wait. I'm going to make you an offer, Magistrate. I'd like to help you out by sending down a number of transports to your colony and evacuating any survivors.

You know, of course, that my organization operates outside the bounds of Confederate law. That's why they spread their lies and misinformation. If you decide to accept our help, you'll be branded as an outlaw too. But, it's a chance to save those people. Time to make a stand, Magistrate.

Terran Command Center
Ending transmission. Priority Alert! Evacuation Zone under attack by Zerg forces. Distress beacon activated at 1220.

Game:

VULTURE
Hey, this thing's on fire! You oughta' send
an SCV out here and repair it,
and fix my bike up too while he's at it.

MARINE
We can take cover in these bunkers
if things get too dicey.

ADVISOR
Ten minutes until dropship arrival.

ADVISOR
Five minutes until dropship arrival.

ADVISOR [disabled]
Magistrate, analysis shows that it may be
possible to break through the Zerg's
defenses and reach Mengsk's transports.

ADVISOR [disabled]
We've broken through to the dropships.

DROPSHIP PILOT [disabled]
Strap yourselves in, boys.

ADVISOR
One minute until dropship arrival.

ADVISOR
Sons of Korhal dropships approaching.

DROPSHIP PILOT
Strap yourselves in, boys.


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4. "THE JACOBS INSTALLATION"

Office of the former Colonial Magistrate
Mar Sara Colony
Three hours after colonial evacuation

Mission Briefing:

Terran Command Center
Your tenure as Colonial Magistrate is suspended, pending an official Investigation of your affiliation with the Sons of Korhal. Receiving incoming transmission...

Jim Raynor
Hey, man. Arcturus' boys sprung me from the prison ship. Apparently, they're as frustrated with the Confederates as we are! I know their reputation, but they seem to be on the level. I think Arcturus wanted to speak with you...

Arcturus Mengsk
Commander, Mar Sara is almost completely overrun by the Zerg. The Confederates are abandoning the planet, and so are we. However, there is one thing I'd like to do before we leave.

I want you to raid this colony's Confederate outpost and retrieve whatever design or weapons' schematics that you can find in their networks. With the chaos of the Confederates' evacuation, you shouldn't have any trouble getting in or out of their installation.

Jim Raynor
I'm into it.

Game:

RAYNOR
Zerg! I don't believe this!

MENGSK
Believe it. I saw Zerg within Confederate
holding pens myself, and that was over a
year ago. It's clear the Confederates have
known of these creatures for some time. For
all we know they could be breeding the
things! Be that as it may, our priority here is
accessing the Confederate nework. We'll
deal with the Zerg another day.

RAYNOR
Hey, we've found the plans, man. Have
the transports waiting when we come out.

CIVILIAN
Hey! You're not allowed in here!

CIVILIAN
You rebel scum!

MARINE
It's them! Blast them!

ADVISOR
Unauthorized entry detected.

ADVISOR
Security Cameras Activated.


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[NARRATIVE]

In the wake of the chaos resulting from the Zerg invasion, The Sons of Korhal escaped with the stolen data discs.

Fleeing to the border colony of Antiga Prime, Arcturus' group now plans its next crucial moves against the Confederacy.

Thirteen hours after the evacuation of Mar Sara, Protoss warships took up orbit around the colony and unleashed a massive planetary bombardment.

All life upon the surface was extinguished.


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5. "REVOLUTION"

Secret Staging Area
Second moon of Antiga Prime

Mission Briefing:

Jim Raynor
Hey, man. Headquarters has begun analysis of the discs. They expect to have them decoded shortly. I hope whatever's on those discs is worth it.

Terran Command Center
Receiving incoming transmission from Arcturus Mengsk:

Arcturus Mengsk
You and Captain Raynor have done well, Commander. I believe our efforts have weakened the Confederacy's grip on the fringe worlds, but our job out here isn't done yet. Lieutenant Kerrigan, my second in command, will elaborate.

Sarah Kerrigan
I'll get straight to the point. Our sources tell us that Antiga Prime is ready to begin open revolt against the Confederacy. Unfortunately, the Confederates seem to be aware of this as well. They've stationed a large detachment of Alpha Squadron troops there, under the command of General Duke.

Arcturus Mengsk
It will be your job, Commander, to free this colony and show our good intent to the Antigan people. Lieutenant Kerrigan will help you deal with Duke's officers. The rest of the Confederates are yours to deal with.

Game:

KERRIGAN
Captain Raynor, I've finished scouting out
the area, and-you pig!

RAYNOR
What? I haven't even said anything to you
yet!

KERRIGAN
Yeah, but you were thinking it.

RAYNOR
Oh yeah, you're a telepath. Look, let's just
get on with this, okay?

KERRIGAN
Right.

KERRIGAN
I hate these things. They can sense me
even when I'm cloaked. We should take
these out.

KERRIGAN
I've taken care of business on this end,
Commander. I think the Antigans are ready
to back us up, too.

ANTIGAN MARINE
That's right. We've tolerated these
Confederate goons long enough!

ADVISOR
Commander, I'm picking up a large
Confederate strike force advancing on our
position.

KERRIGAN
Well, they're not wasting any time.


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Cinematic: The Downing of Norad II

CONFEDERATE COMMAND SHIP NORAD II
HIGH ORBIT: ANTIGA PRIME


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6. "NORAD II"

Secret Staging Area
Antiga Prime Colony

Mission Briefing:

Terran Command Center
It appears that the Confederates are in a state of panic about the Antigan revolt. I'm picking up a high number of Confederate transmissions going back and forth between their outposts and their headquarters on Tarsonis. Most of the transmissions are heavily coded, but wait, here's something:

Edmund Duke
This is General Duke calling from Alpha Squadron Flagship Norad II! We've crash-landed and are being hit hard by the Zerg! Request immediate backup from anyone receiving this signal! Repeat, this is a priority one distress call-

Jim Raynor
Zerg? Here? Serves 'em right. 'Bout time they got a taste of what it's like to be in there mixin' it up.

Arcturus Mengsk
Jim, I want you to move in and save that base.

Jim Raynor
I'm positive I didn't hear that right.

Sarah Kerrigan
Arcturus, have you lost your mind?

Arcturus Mengsk
Listen, I know Duke's a cold hearted bastard, but an entire colony shouldn't have to suffer for that. Besides, a Confederate general could prove to be a powerful ally. This is an opportunity we cannot miss.

Sarah Kerrigan
I don't like this at all.

Arcturus Mengsk
I'm not asking you to like it. I'm asking you to do it.

Sarah Kerrigan
Yes, sir.

Jim Raynor
Great. Let's get this over with.

Game:

RAYNOR
If we're doin' this, we'd better hurry. That
ship won't last long against those Zerg.

DUKE
You're about the last folks I expected to
show up. What's your angle here, Mengsk?

RAYNOR
Our angle? I'll give you an angle, you slimy
Confederate piece of -

MENGSK
Jim, enough! I'll handle this.The
Confederacy is falling apart, Duke. Its
colonies are in open revolt. The Zerg are
rampaging unchecked. What would have
happened here today if we hadn't shown
up?

DUKE
Your point?

MENGSK
I'm giving you a choice.
You can return to the Confederacy and
lose, or you can join us and help save our
entire race from being overrun by the Zerg. I
don't think it's a difficult decision.

DUKE
Join forces? With you? I'm a general, for
God's sake!

MENGSK
A general without an army. I'm offering
you a position in my cabinet, not just some
backwater post. Don't test my patience,
Edmund.

DUKE
All right, Mengsk. You've got a deal.

MENGSK
You've made the right choice, GeneralDuke.

RAYNOR
I can't believe you're really going to trust
this snake!

MENGSK
Don't worry, Jim. He's our snake now.


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7. "THE TRUMP CARD"

Secret Staging Area
Antiga Prime Colony

Mission Briefing:

Terran Command Center
Commander, our position has been discovered. As of two hours ago, a large Confederate strike force arrived on Antiga Prime and established a base camp within our defensive perimeter. Arcturus Mengsk is calling a meeting.

Arcturus Mengsk
Greetings. I know you're all concerned about the Confederate strike force, but first we have a grave matter to discuss. It seems our data discs didn't hold weapon designs after all. Lieutenant Kerrigan will explain.

Sarah Kerrigan
You all know that the Confederates run a program for psychically gifted humans, training them to be Ghosts. Those running the program found that the Zerg are attuned to the psychic emanations of Ghosts.

Jim Raynor
So the Zerg are here for you, darlin'? This keeps gettin' better and better.

Sarah Kerrigan
Shut up. There's been a lot of secret Confederate research surrounding Ghosts and the Zerg. What we stole was a small but critical piece of the puzzle: designs for a Transplanar Psionic Waveform Emitter. The emitters broadcast the neural imprint of a Ghost, but at a much greater magnitude. These things reach across worlds.

Arcturus Mengsk
The Confederacy used these Psi Emitters to lure the Zerg into isolated containment areas. Your colony-Mar Sara-Commander, was one such location.

Jim Raynor
What are you saying?

Arcturus Mengsk
I'm saying the Zerg are a secret weapon developed by the Confederacy. I'm saying you were all subjects of a Confederate weapons test.

Just as they destroyed Korhal with nuclear weapons to establish dominance a generation ago, they would use the Zerg to put an end to their other rivals. Only this time there'd be no outrage; who could suspect the aliens were their creation? No, they'd be lauded as heroes for coming in and destroying the Zerg. It's time the Confederacy paid for its crimes.

And I know just the way. Lieutenant Kerrigan is going to plant an emitter at the Confederate base camp. Commander, you will provide her with an escort. When the Zerg arrive, they'll break the blockade for us and we'll make our escape. Now get moving.

Game:

KERRIGAN
I'm having doubts about this, Arcturus. I
just don't think anyone deserves to have
the Zerg unleashed on them.

MENGSK
I know you have personal feelings about
this, but you can't let your past cloud your
judgment. Carry out your orders, lieutenant.

KERRIGAN
Yes, sir.

KERRIGAN
Psi-Emitter in place. Just promise me we'll
never do anything like this again.

MENGSK
We will do whatever it takes to save
humanity. Our responsibility is too great to
do any less.


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T7. "BITING THE BULLET" [disabled]

Secret Staging Area
Antiga Prime Colony
08:56 SCT, 01.03.2500

Mission Briefing:

Jim Raynor
This defensive crap just isn't working! This is just like Mar Sara, man... Look, it's risky, but I think we can save the Colonists and still buy time to get off-world. If we attack the main Zerg Hive Cluster, they'll have to recall their forces to protect the nerve center.

Edmund Duke
That'll never work. Where'd you study tactics, boy? You'd be outnumbered at least twenty to one.

Jim Raynor
You damn coward! What, does the prospect of saving innocent civilians instead of wiping 'em out churn your stomach?

Edmund Duke
I don't need to take that from you, boy!

Sarah Kerrigan
Are you two through?

Arcturus Mengsk
She's right. Save it for the Zerg. I think your plan's a wild one Jim, but it's worth a try. Lieutenant Kerrigan?

Sarah Kerrigan
Agreed.

Arcturus Mengsk
Very well, then. Commander, you have tactical authority. Captain Raynor and General Duke will assist you.

Game:

DUKE
We kicked those Zergs' butts, but nobody
start pattin' yerselves on the back just yet.
I've picked up a whole new load of zerg
signals comin' straight for us.

RAYNOR
Yeah, just what we need... How many are
out there, Dukie?

DUKE
Well... more than we can handle...

RAYNOR
Great.

ADVISOR
Commander, I have an incoming
transmission from the Protoss flagship,
Gantrithor... I'll patch it through.

RAYNOR
Oh, man... What the hell do they want?
Stay alert people, these guys play hardball.

TASSADAR
Terran Commander, I am Tassadar, High
Templar and Executor of the Protoss Fleet.
I come bearing no ill will towards you or
your brethren. I have watched your
struggle with the Zerg and stand ready to
aid you in your struggle against them.

RAYNOR
Wow... well, hell. The more the merrier.

TASSADAR
I commend your courage.


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[NARRATIVE]

The Zerg, lured by the Psi Emitter's signal, descended upon the unsuspecting Confederate forces and annihilated them.

Once again, the Protoss fleet, under the command of High Templar Tassadar, arrived and incinerated the planet.


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8. "THE BIG PUSH"

Command Ship Hyperion
Holding perimeter orbit over
Confederate Capitol World Tarsonis

Mission Briefing:

Terran Command Center
Greetings, Commander. Receiving incoming transmission:

Arcturus Mengsk
The time of our final strike against the Confederacy is close at hand. Before we can strike at Tarsonis itself, however, we must break through the Confederacy's most potent defenses. General Duke will brief you.

Edmund Duke
I've defended Tarsonis in over thirty major battles, so I know its defenses inside and out. There are three primary orbital platforms that serve as staging areas for the Confederate fleet. If we assault the central platform, we should cause enough of a ruckus to allow a small force to break through the planetary defenses.

Jim Raynor
General, I'm impressed. I never figured you for the frontal assault type.

Edmund Duke
Well, the Confederates have Omega and Delta Squadron troops defending the platform. They're nothing compared to my Alpha Squadron boys.

Jim Raynor
Right.

Game:

RAYNOR [disabled]
All right, kids. Let's find a spot to park
these bad boys.

DUKE
I can't believe this! Alpha Squadron never
would've left this equipment behind! That's
what I call sloppy!

DUKE
This is Duke. The emitters are secured and
on-line.

KERRIGAN
Who authorized the use of Psi-Emitters?

MENGSK
I did, lieutenant.

KERRIGAN
What? The Confederates on Antiga were
bad enough, but now you're going to use
the Zerg against an entire planet? This is
insane.

RAYNOR:
She's right, man.Think this through.

MENGSK
I have thought it through. Believe me.
You all have your orders. Carry them out.


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T10. "OPERATION: SILENT SCREAM" [disabled]

Command Ship Hyperion
Holding close orbit over
Confederate Capitol World Tarsonis
10:46 SCT, 01.12.2500

Mission Briefing:

Terran Command Center
I've monitored Confederate satellite data as you requested. Confederate forces are still mobilizing for their counterstrike. Arcturus has called for a quick round-table before continuing with our assault. Patching you in...

Arcturus Mengsk
We stand now upon the very threshold of victory over the Confederacy. The only thing that can save them now is if we falter in our resolution. And we are not going to falter.

Commander, you've demonstrated exemplary skills thus far. You will spearhead our invasion. Take your force straight to New Gettysberg and establish control over the area.

Sarah Kerrigan
Arcturus, that's not what we discussed! Even if we can capture it, how will we ever hold that area?

Edmund Duke
Once the area has been secured, I'll come in to put down any attempted counter-strike.

Jim Raynor
How are you going to do that?

Edmund Duke
I'll do it, boy. You just wait... I'll do it.

Game:

DUKE
This is Duke. The Emitters are secured and on-line.

KERRIGAN
Who authorized the use of Psi Emitters?

MENGSK
I did, Lieutenant.

KERRIGAN
What? The Confederates on Antiga were
bad enough, but now you're going to use
the Zerg against an entire planet? This is
insane!

RAYNOR
She's right, man. Think this through.

MENGSK
I have thought it through. Believe me.
You all have your orders. Carry them out.


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Cinematic: Open Rebellion

SONS OF KORHAL WRAITH SQUADRON BRAVO
MISSION: ASSAULT CONFEDERATE SPACE PLATFORM
HIGH ORBIT: CONFEDERATE CAPITAL WORLD TARSONIS

Transcript:
- So I says, 'Answer that and stay fashionable..'
- It's not funny anymore Harley.
- All right cut the chatter ladies.
- Drop your socks and grab your throttle.
- Confederate platform verified and locked
- This one's all yours Harley...


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[NARRATIVE]

Like a beacon, the combined power of the Psi Emitters reached out to the far corners of the Terran Sector, luring billions of Zerg to the capitol world of Tarsonis.

The Zerg, overrunning the Confederacy's best defences, proceeded to lay waste to Tarsonis' major cities and industrial centers.


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9. "NEW GETTYSBURG"

Command Ship Hyperion
Holding close orbit over
Confederate Capitol World Tarsonis

Mission Briefing:

Terran Command Center
I've picked up several dozen Protoss warships descending upon Tarsonis. They seem to be heading on a direct course to the primary Zerg Hive.

Arcturus Mengsk
If they engage the Zerg, the Confederates may escape. Commander, send Lieutenant Kerrigan with a strike force to engage the Protoss. Captain Raynor and General Duke will stay behind with the command ship.

Jim Raynor
First you sell out every person on this world to the Zerg, then you ask us to go up against the Protoss? And you're goin' to send Kerrigan down there with no backup?

Arcturus Mengsk [Battlecruiser]
I have absolute confidence in Kerrigan's ability to hold off the Protoss.

Jim Raynor
This is bullshit. Kerrigan, are you reading this?

Sarah Kerrigan
I heard. I'm going down there. Arcturus knows what he's doing. I can't back out on him now.

Jim Raynor
Funny. I never thought of you as anyone's martyr.

Game:

RAYNOR
Why are you doing this, Kerrigan? Look. I
know about your past. I mean, I've heard
the rumors. I know you were a part of those
experiments with the Zerg; that Mengsk
came and saved you, but you don't owe
him this! Hell, I've saved your butt
plenty of times.

KERRIGAN
Jimmy, drop the knight-in-shining-armor routine.
It suits you sometimes. Just not ... not now. I don't
need to be rescued. I know what I'm doing. The
Protoss are coming to destroy the entire planet, not
just the Zerg. I know that because ... well I just know
it. I am a Ghost, remember? Once we've dealt with
the Protoss, we can do something about the Zerg.
Arcturus will come around. I know he will.

RAYNOR
I hope you're right, darlin'. Good huntin'!

MARINE
All right! Let's wax these critters!

MENGSK
Stay cool, Commander. Remember the
plan: the Zerg are to remain unharmed.

ADVISOR
Receiving incoming transmission:

KERRIGAN
This is Kerrigan. We've neutralized the
Protoss, but there's a wave of Zerg
advancing on this position. We need
immediate evac.

MENGSK
Belay that order. We're moving out.

RAYNOR
What? You're not just gonna leave them?

MENGSK
All ships prepare to move away from
Tarsonis on my mark.

KERRIGAN
Uh, boys? How about that evac?

RAYNOR
Damn you, Arcturus! Don't do this.

MENGSK
It's done. Helmsman, signal the fleet, and
take us out of orbit. Now!

KERRIGAN
Commander? Jim? What the hell's going on
up there-


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10. "THE HAMMER FALLS"

Command Ship Hyperion
Holding perimeter orbit over
Confederate Capitol World Tarsonis

Mission Briefing:

Terran Command Center
The fleet has lost contact with the ground forces at New Gettysburg. General Mengsk has ordered the immediate disengagement of the Korhal fleet from the Tarsonian system. Protoss and Zerg forces continue to battle across the core continent of Tarsonis. Receiving incoming transmission:

Jim Raynor
I can't believe he actually left her down there! I'm gone, and you'd better come with me. There's no tellin' who Arcturus'll screw over next.

Terran Command Center
Receiving incoming transmission:

Arcturus Mengsk
Gentlemen, you've done very well, but remember that we've still got a job to do. The seeds of a new Empire have been sewn, and if we hope to reap -

Jim Raynor
Aw, to hell with you!

Arcturus Mengsk
You're making a terrible mistake. Don't even think to cross me. I've sacrificed too much to let this fall apart.

Jim Raynor
You mean like you sacrificed Kerrigan?

Arcturus Mengsk
You'll regret that. You don't seem to realize my situation here. I will not be stopped. Not by you, or the Confederates, or the Protoss or anyone! I will rule this sector or see it burnt to ashes around me. If you try to get in my -

Terran Command Center
The fleet is prepped and ready, Commander. Awaiting orders.

Jim Raynor
The hell with him. We're gone.

Terran Command Center
It appears that General Duke has successfully activated Tarsonis' primary defensive weapon, the Ion Cannon. The Cannon must be shut down if any escape attempt is to be made.

Game:

RAYNOR
Well, Commander, it looks like we're on our
own. It's funny... It seems like yesterday
Arcturus was the idealistic rebel crusader.
Now he's the law, and we're the criminals. It
kills me to know that we helped him
achieve his goals of conquest.

RAYNOR
Damnit! I shouldn't have let her go alone.


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Cinematic: The Inauguration

CORONATION OF ARCTURUS I, EMPEROR OF THE TERRAN DOMINION
TERRAN DOMINION THRONE WORLD KORHAL

Transcript:
- Fellow Terrans,
- I come to you in the wake of recent events to issue a call to reason.
- Let no human deny the perils of our time
- While we battle one another,
- divided be the petty strife of our common history
- The tide of greater conflict is turning against us.
- Threatening to destroy all that we have accomplished.
- It is time for us as nations and as individuals
- to set aside our long-standing feuds and unite.
- The tides of an unwinnable war are upon us
- and we must seek refuge on higher ground
- lest we be swept away by the flood.
- The Confederacy is no more;
- whatever semblance of unity and protection it once provided is a phantom...a memory.
- With our enemies left unchecked, who will you turn to for protection?
- The devastation wrought by the alien invaders is self-evident.
- We have seen our homes and villages destroyed by the calculated blows of the Protoss.
- We have seen first hand our friends and loved ones consumed by the nightmarish Zerg.
- Unprecedented and unimaginable though they may be, these are the signs of our time.
- The time has come my fellow Terrans to rally to a new banner
- In unity lies strength; already many of the dissident factions have joined us
- Out of the many we shall forge an indivisible whole capitulating only to a single throne.
- And from that throne I shall watch over you.
- From this day forward let no human make war upon any other human,
- Let no Terran agency conspire against this new beginning.
- And let no man consort with alien powers...
- and to all the enemies of humanity seek not to bar our way,
- For we shall win through, no matter the cost.

..

Episode Two: Overmind

Zerg Campaign

ZERG CAMPAIGN: OVERMIND

The Swarms have crushed the meager human resistance and laid waste to nine of the thirteen Terran worlds. Shortly after the fall of the Terran capitol world of Tarsonis, the main Protoss fleet abandoned the Terran Sector. Now, efforts continue on Tarsonis to weed out the remaining Protoss forces.


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ZERG TUTORIAL LEVEL [disabled]

Confederate Capitol World Tarsonis


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"AMONG THE RUINS"

Confederate Capitol World Tarsonis

Mission Briefing:

Zerg Overmind
Awaken my child, and embrace the glory that is your birthright. Know that I am the Overmind; the eternal will of the Swarm, and that you have been created to serve me.

Behold that I shall set you amongst the greatest of my Cerebrates, that you might benefit from their wisdom and experience. Yet your purpose is unique. While they carry forth my will to the innumerable Broods, you have but one charge entrusted to your care.

For I have found a creature that may yet become the greatest of my agents. Even now it resides within a protective Chrysalis, awaiting its rebirth into the Swarm.

You must watch over the Chrysalis, and ensure that no harm comes to the creature within it. Go now and keep safe my prize.

Game:

DAGGOTH
The Hatchery is the heart of any Zerg
colony. It spontaneously generates larva,
which in turn are used to spawn your
various warriors and minions.

DAGGOTH
Now, create a Drone and start gathering
resources.

DAGGOTH
Overlords provide control for your minions.
As your forces grow in number, you must
hatch more Overlords to control them.

DAGGOTH
You have enough minerals. Select a larva
and mutate it into an Overlord.

DAGGOTH
To create new warrior strains, you must
generate the various hive structures.

DAGGOTH
The Drones themselves mutate into these
structures. Yet be careful: Never use
your last Drone to make a building.

DAGGOTH
Now, order your Drone to become a
Spawning Pool.

DAGGOTH
You'll notice that structures can only implant
themselves upon the creep.

DAGGOTH
You can make Creep Colonies to extend
the creep, but only a Hatchery can be
built upon open ground.

ZASZ
Greetings, I am Zasz. I too am a Cerebrate
of the Overmind. I have located a small
band of terrans who could threaten the
chrysalis and the hive cluster. You must
not allow them to leave here alive.


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"EGRESSION"

Confederate Capitol World Tarsonis

Mission Briefing:

Zerg Overmind
I am well pleased young Cerebrate, and so long as my prize remains intact, I shall remain pleased. Thus, its life and yours shall be made as one. As it prospers, so shall you. For you are part of the Swarm. If ever your flesh should fail, that flesh shall be made anew. That is my covenant with all Cerebrates.

Now you have grown strong enough to bear the rigors of warp travel with the Swarm. Thus we shall make our exit from this blasted world and secure the Chrysalis within the Hive cluster, upon the planet Char.

Zasz
Remnants of the Protoss fleet still linger within this planet's orbit. They will attempt to block our exodus at every turn.

Daggoth
My Brood shall aid you, Cerebrate, should you require assistance.

Game:

DAGGOTH
The Chrysalis is in danger! Recover it
before all is lost!

DAGGOTH
Do with my minions as you will Cerebrate.
They will serve you unquestioningly. Go and
bring swift wrath to all who would oppose
the Swarm.

ZASZ
Prepare yourself, Cerebrate. Your first jump
through warp space could be... unsettling.


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[NARRATIVE]

With the Protoss forces beaten and scattered, the Overmind has withdrawn the Swarms to the remote ash world of Char.


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"THE NEW DOMINION"

Primary Hive Cluster
Planet Char

Mission Briefing:

Zerg Overmind
Behold the power of that which is yet unborn! For the swirling images that flow forth from the Chrysalis are only a shadow of the sleeper's true power.

Zasz
The psionic emanations of the Chrysalis have reached out into the depths of space and lured our enemies to us! Even now, we are aware of their plans:

Edmund Duke
All right. All squadrons close formation and scan for hostiles. Emperor Arcturus believes that there's Zerg out here, so it's our job to flush 'em out! I don't want any slip-ups this time! We'll show these critters that they can't run from the Terran Dominion!

Daggoth
Engage the Terran forces with care. Your priority is to protect the Chrysalis at all costs.

Game:

DUKE
All right you sorry bastards! Fall Back!
Fall Back!

DAGGOTH
Hold, Cerebrate. Do not pursue them.

ZASZ
Cerebrate you must stay and relocate the
Chrysalis to a more secure location.
Daggoth shall deal with the remaining
Terran Forces.


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