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January

February

  • Kelerchian's training moves on to his psionic talents.[1]

March

  • Late:The organism escapes, killing most of the crew and forcing the rest to hide fortify themselves within the ship. Center for State Security bureaucrat Tamsen Cauley is told to deal with the situation in a deniable manner. He dispatches the War Pigs to destroy the battlecruiser, sample and crew. The War Pigs succeed, but one of their member dies.[2]

June

  • Kelerchian’s psionic training ends, the end result being that he always gets a headache when near a telepath.[1]

September

November

  • November 8: Alpha Squadron forces proceed to engage the Sons of Korhal. However, they find themselves under attack by zerg organisms. Cerberus Recon Squad comes to their assistance, helping them defeat the creatures along with the SOK.[5]
  • In the wake of the presence of the aliens and the Cerberus unit, the Sons of Korhal abandon Chau Sara.[6]
  • With the aid of Alpha Squadron, the Cerberus unit gains access to the Flannum Installation, which has been overrun by the zerg. The Confederate scientists inside are safely evacuated.[7]
  • November 11: The scientists are evacuated to Chau Sara’s main military stronghold, though the city of Los Andares falls to the zerg. Edmund Duke successfully leads a reclamation of it.[8][note 2]
    • Los Andares Prison falls under attack. The Confederacy rescues the guards but abandons the prisoners. It takes the Confederacy three days to reclaim the site. [9]
  • November 12: Against Collins' wishes, Alpha Squadron presses on and manages to defeat the zerg and destroy their primary hive clusters. The events are subsequently classified.[10]
  • Mid November: Confederate controlled media portray the action on Chau Sara as a victory against the Sons of Korhal. Chau Sara is placed under lockdown, with all traffic and communication into and out of the colony heavily restricted.[10]

December

Main article: December 12th is explicitly stated as a date in StarCraft Episode I. The day of this event occurs in StarCraft: Liberty's Crusade. Other dates are derived from this standpoint.
  • December 2: Mar Sara begins to lose contact with its outland colonist stations. Recon squads are sent in, but contact is lost with them also.[14]
  • December 7: The Confederates send out a reconissance-in-force of Mar Sara, confirming that it’s been infested by the zerg.[14]
  • December 8: The protoss fleet arrives at Chau Sara. Scans reveal that the topsoil has become infested with creep and most of the colonists killed or infested. Upon hearing of the situation, the Conclave orders Tassadar to torch the planet, in which he sorrowfully obeys. All life on the surface is extinguished, and Tassadar is ordered to do the same to any colony that had even the slightest possibility of infestation. Tassadar progresses, but begins to doubt the morality of such genocidal orders.[11]
  • The Confederacy is thrown into dissaray over the sudden protoss attack. Predicting that Mar Sara will be next in line, a clumsy counter-attack is dispatched to the Sara System.[11]
  • A few days after these events, the Sons of Korhal carry out a poison gas attack on a public plaza on Haji while a multi-train accident occurs on Moria.[3]
  • December 12: Tassadar's fleet is confronted over Chau Sara. Tassadar withdraws, not wanting to unleash more death. The phase is heralded as a Confederate victory.[11] In the aftermath, Duke sends a message to the colonial magistrate, ordering its citizens to be relocated to concentration points in the wastelands, thus allowing easier evacuation.[3]
  • December 13: Backwater Station comes under attack by zerg forces. Duke reassures Raynor that Alpha Squadron will take care of it, but Raynor sets off on his own with the magistrate sending in militia forces knowing that Alpha Squadron, despite its reputation, probably won’t move fast enough to save the station.[17]
  • December 15: Liberty takes a shuttle down to Mar Sara.[3]
  • After interviewing the locals, Liberty and Alpha Squadron Lieutenant Emily Swallow enter Anthem Base, where they’re attacked by the zerg. Swallow is killed, but Liberty is saved by Raynor, who links up with a small group of colonial militia. They destroy an infested command center near Backwater Station.[3]
  • December 17: Alpha Squadron marines arrest Raynor and the militia for “treasonous activities.” They’re hauled up to a prison ship in high orbit. Liberty makes his way back to the evacuation point but finds it abandoned, except for Sarah Kerrigan, who takes him to a safehouse. A hologram of Arcturus Mengsk appears. He reveals that the Confederacy plans to abandon Mar Sara so they can watch the zerg and protoss duke it out on and above the planet, “in order to save their own hides.” The citizens are considered expendable. However, Mengsk is willing to save them. They make a deal; Liberty speaks on Mengsk’s behalf and Mengsk will bust Raynor and his men from the prison ship.[3]
  • December 18: After the breakout, Raynor and Liberty lead a raid on the Jacobs Installation, encountering light resistance, yet finding zerg in holding pens. They retrieve the sought after weapons data and evacuate. The Sons of Korhal abandon the planet.[3]
  • Thirteen hours after the evacuation of Mar Sara, protoss ships arrive and incinerate the planet.[19]

Late December

  • Liberty is granted a series of interviews with Mengsk. He comes to believe in his cause. Meanwhile, Kerrigan is dispatched to Antiga Prime.[3]
  • Alpha Squadron forces are stationed on Antiga Prime to quell the rebellion that's brewing on the planet. With the aid of the Sons of Korhal however, Alpha control is thrown into disarray, the Antigans rising up against the Confederacy.[3][20]
  • Norad II is downed by the zerg. The Sons of Korhal save Duke, Mengsk knowing that the general could prove to be a powerful ally. Alpha Squadron thus becomes part of the rebel group.[3][21]

Misc. Events

The next article in this series is 2500.


References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 DeCandido, Keith R. A. (November 28, 2006). StarCraft: Ghost: Nova. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0743-47134-3.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Furman, Simon (w), Federico Dallocchio (p, i). "StarCraft #0" StarCraft (July 27, 2010) DC Comics (Wildstorm).
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 Grubb, Jeff (February 27, 2001). StarCraft: Liberty's Crusade. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04148-7.
  4. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Precursor bonus campaign, mission 0: "Boot Camp" (in English). 1998-09-03. Map Archives: Precursor Campaign.
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  7. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Precursor bonus campaign, mission 3: "Den of the Beast" (in English). 1998-09-03. Map Archives: Precursor Campaign.
  8. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Precursor bonus campaign, mission 4: "Force of Arms" (in English). 1998-09-03. Map Archives: Precursor Campaign.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Furman, Simon (w), Federico Dallocchio, Carlos D'Anda (p, i). "StarCraft #7" StarCraft 1 (7) (January 20, 2009) DC Comics (Wildstorm).
  10. 10.0 10.1 StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Precursor bonus campaign, mission 5: "Extermination" (in English). 1998-09-03. Map Archives: Precursor Campaign.
  11. 11.0 11.1 11.2 11.3 Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  12. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Stukov icon highlights (Episode V). (in English). 1998.
  13. Derived from Kenyon, Nate. (September 27, 2011). StarCraft: Ghost: Spectres. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-1439-10938-0.
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 14.3 Hickman, Tracy (May 21, 2002). StarCraft: Speed of Darkness. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04150-9.
  15. Underwood, Peter, Chris Metzen and Bill Roper. StarCraft: Brood War (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  16. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Wasteland (in English). 1998.
  17. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Backwater Station (in English). 1998.
  18. Metzen, Chris & Samuel Moore (March 29, 1999). "StarCraft: Revelations." Amazing Stories 596 (Spring): 20-27.
  19. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Jacobs Installation (in English). 1998.
  20. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Revolution (in English). 1998.
  21. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Norad II (in English). 1998.
  22. Reaper. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-08-10. (five years before StarCraft II).
  23. Mesta, Gabriel (July 1, 2001). StarCraft: Shadow of the Xel'Naga. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0671-04149-6.
  24. DeCandido, Keith R. A. (w), Fernando Heinz Furukawa (p, i). StarCraft: Ghost Academy: Volume 1 (paperback binding). Tokyopop, December 29, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-81612-2.
  25. Time derived from Neilson, Micky. "Stealing Thunder." (October 20, 2010). Blizzard Entertainment. Stealing Thunder Accessed 2010-10-20.

Notes

  1. This conflicts with information from StarCraft: Precursor, which had Duke present on Chau Sara in November 2499 (a month before the protoss attack), but in Liberty's Crusade Duke only reached Chau Sara after the protoss attack.
  2. This conflicts with information from StarCraft: Liberty's Crusade, which had Michael Liberty aboard Duke's flagship since September 2499. In Liberty's Crusade Duke only reached Chau Sara after the protoss attack, so could not have personally led forces on Chau Sara.
  3. Spectres provides the year, whereas Chau Sara being the point of first contact provides the month—at the earliest, the zerg would have been sighted after December 8th.

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