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The desolation wrought upon Antioch
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Antioch was a protoss province located on the world of Aiur, featuring a base seemingly of the same name.[1]

HistoryEdit

Zerg InvasionEdit

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A map of Antioch during the Great War
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The zerg invasion of Aiur devastated the planet and Antioch was no exception, experiencing numerous zerg attacks. Two days after the invasion's conclusion proper (the manifestation of the Overmind),[2] the outpost, under the command of Praetor Fenix, was on the edge of the abyss in terms of manpower and resources.[3] As such, the Conclave ordered that Antioch be reinforced, as the first priority of the protoss forces was to strengthen their defenses.[4]

First Battle of AntiochEdit

Reinforcements under the leadership of a new executor, Artanis, arrived at Antioch, having successfully engaged numerous zerg patrols in the lands surrounding it. Fortifying the base, the protoss then launched a successful counterattack against the zerg Tiamat Brood forces which occupied the ridge to the north.[5]

Second Battle of AntiochEdit

"Executor! Antioch is under attack by overwhelming Zerg forces!"

- Fenix(src)

While the protoss forces carried out an attack on the zerg-held province of Scion, Antioch fell under attack by overwhelming zerg forces. The defense was not nearly as successful as the first battle, and Fenix was mortally wounded.[6]

LegacyEdit

By the end of the war, Antioch had been reduced to a wasteland.[7]

The area was colonized by the Shel'na Kryhas, protoss refugees stranded after the evacuation of Aiur.[8] In 2503,[9] the group was largely wiped out.[8]

Its legacy can be said to live on in the base of New Antioch on Shakuras.[10]

NotesEdit

It shares the name with an ancient Greek city.

The province appears as a contestable territory in RISK: StarCraft,[11] though its geography differs from its portrayal in the novel StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga: Shadow Hunters. In the novel, the Citadel of the Executor is located in the province.[8] In RISK: StarCraft however, the two locations are in completely different locations, Antioch located in Aiur's south-eastern hemisphere, the citadel in its northwestern.[11]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Aldaris: "You must reinforce our outpost in Antioch and make certain that the province does not fall to the Zerg." StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Level/area: First Strike (in English). 1998.
  2. Mission Briefing: "Citadel of the new Protoss Executor Two days after the Zerg invasion." StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Level/area: First Strike (in English). 1998.
  3. Fenix: "Alas, all of our Probes were lost in the last Zerg attack, and we had no resources with which to replace them." StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Level/area: First Strike (in English). 1998.
  4. Aldaris: "The Conclave has dictated that our first priority is to strengthen our defenses. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Level/area: First Strike (in English). 1998
  5. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Level/area: First Strike (in English). 1998
  6. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Level/area: Higher Ground (in English). 1998
  7. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Cinematic: The Fall of Fenix (in English). 1998.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Golden, Christie (November 27, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #2: Shadow Hunters. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7126-1.
  9. April 6, 2010. "Timeline". StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). pp. 311 - 323. ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.
  10. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Legacy of the Xel'Naga (in English). 1998.
  11. 11.0 11.1 (October 10, 2012). RISK: StarCraft. USAopoly.
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