As the Sons of Korhal continued to win victories against the Confederacy, Tarsonis-based bureaucrat Tamsen Cauley came to believe that a victory by Arcturus Mengsk was inevitable, unless he was killed.
The War Pigs were dispatched to Atticus Minor in the General Lee to assassinate Mengsk. The War Pigs tried to use the chaos of the zerg invasion to kill Mengsk but failed and were forced to flee from the zerg. They successfully evaded the xenomorphs, only to fall afoul of a Confederate blockade. Nuura Joss, their pilot, evaded them as well.
Tamsen Cauley decided to switch sides to the Sons of Korhal, now that the fall of the Confederacy seemed inevitable to him. However, this would require hiding all involvement of his assassination attempt on his new boss. He resolved to exterminate the War Pigs and replaced them with the neurally resocialized Cerberus Program.
Valevoss lured the War Pigs to Tyrador VIII, where they would be ambushed by Cerberus troops. However, the War Pigs were suspicious and arranged a counter-ambush. They killed all the Cerberus troops present, while Valevoss died to "friendly fire" from Cerberus. The War Pigs split up and promised not to reunite.
- ↑ According to StarCraft comic author Simon Furman, this battle takes place during or shortly after the battle of Antiga Prime. Simon Furman, Medievaldragon. 2009-06-10. StarCraft # 1 - Simon Furman Interview. Blizzplanet. Accessed 2009-06-10. In StarCraft: Issue 1 this was timestamped as June, 2500 but this was retconned in StarCraft: Book 1 as taking place in February of the same year.