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The desolation wrought upon Antioch

Antioch was a protoss province on Aiur.

HistoryEdit

Zerg InvasionEdit

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A map of Antioch during the Great War

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),[1] the outpost, under the command of Praetor Fenix, was on the edge of the abyss in terms of manpower and resources.[2] As such, the Conclave ordered that Antioch be reinforced, as the first priority of the protoss forces was to strengthen their defenses.[3]

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.[4]

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,[5] and Fenix was mortally wounded.[6]

LegacyEdit

By the end of the war, Antioch had been reduced to a wasteland.[6]

The area was colonized by the Shel'na Kryhas, protoss refugees stranded after the evacuation of Aiur.[7] In 2503,[8] the group was largely wiped out.[7]

Its legacy can be said to live on in the base of New Antioch on Shakuras.[9]

NotesEdit

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Antioch Province

It shares the name with an ancient Greek city.

The province appears as a contestable territory in RISK: StarCraft,[10] 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.[7] 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.[10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Mission Briefing: "Citadel of the new Protoss Executor Two days after the Zerg invasion." StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Level/area: First Strike (in English). 1998.
  2. 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.
  3. Aldaris: "The Conclave has dictated that our first priority is to strengthen our defenses. 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
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: First Strike (in English). 1998
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Higher Ground (in English). 1998
  6. 6.0 6.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Cinematic: The Fall of Fenix. (in English). 1998.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 Golden, Christie (November 27, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #2: Shadow Hunters. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7126-1.
  8. April 6, 2010. "Timeline". StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). pp. 311 - 323. ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.
  9. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Legacy of the Xel'Naga (in English). 1998.
  10. 10.0 10.1 (October 10, 2012). RISK: StarCraft. USAopoly.

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