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"Brad Champlain, Special Research Operations. I understand you have a mutalisk problem."

- Champlain introduces himself(src)

Brad Champlain
Physical
Race

Terran

Gender

Male

Weight

100 pounds

Political
Affiliation

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Special Research Operations
Occupation

Scientist

Professor Brad Champlain is a terran scientist and member of the Dominion's Special Research Operations, skilled in the fields of organic chemistry and xenobiology. He prefers the term "professor" to "doctor" when it's being applied to him. He wears glasses.[1]

BiographyEdit

Early ResearchEdit

"You know how it is—if a scientist is going to make any sort of impact in the Koprulu sector, he'd better get involved with the war effort."

- Brad Champlain(src)

Champlain's first doctorate was in organic chemistry. It flowed naturally into his second doctorate of xenobiology. He joined Special Research Ops and used his skills in military applications. At some point he took a sabbatical on Shiloh.[1]

The Choss OperationEdit

"Sixty mutalisks ready to eat my town and they send you, a guy who—no offense—doesn't look like he's even held a gun.
None taken. Point of pride, actually."

- Katrin Shearon and Champlain(src)

In early 2505,[2] the moon of Choss experienced a mutalisk infestation that threatened the township of Quijadas. The town requested aid and Champlain requested that he be the one who be sent, as he wanted to find his "big fish"—confirmation of the existence of a "canny mutalisk."

Choss arrived on the moon. He was dressed poorly for its warm climate, and that, along with his small physique and the absence of actual weapons, made a poor first impression on Marshal Katrin Shearon. Getting out of the heat in the Agave Club, he told the marshal what he knew about mutalisks—a lot, and explained that the colony was likely dealing with a total of at least sixty mutalisks. Shaearon exclaimed that they'd need more firepower, and it was an assessment Champlain agreed with.

That firepower came in the form of mercenary Breg Shaw and his Flyswatter I goliath. In the week it took the merc to arrive, Champlain had set up sensors in the canyons, defining the mutalisks' vector of habitation. Through this, he was able to determine the approximate location of the creatures' spire. He relayed these findings to the merc, and Shearon herself declared she would join the hunt. Champlain traveled in a lab pod attached to the goliath while Shearon used an LAV. The trio swapped opinions before engaging the first of many mutalisk hunting packs. As Champlain pointed out, every kill counted as the mutalisks were without a hatchery. Upon finding the spire itself however, they saw that Champlain's earlier estimate of sixty or so mutalisks was a gross underestimate.

As part of the plan to take the structure out, Champlain pulled out a synthetic pheromone dispersal unit. As the mutalisks were not being controlled by any higher zerg entity, the plan was to mount it on Shearon's LAV and draw the mutalisks away, giving Shaw time to destroy the spire. It worked initially, but then the mutalisks turned back to engage Shaw's goliath. Shaw had to back off, sending the trio back to square one. They shared stories over a night campfire, but daybreak brought no relief. Only another mutalisk attack that destroyed the goliath's missile racks.

Things only got worse as the mutalisks continued to hunt them. Champlain was incapacitated by a mutalisk (and gained a broken arm as well) and of the other mutalisks, one of them was behaving in accordance with Champlain's "canny mutalisk" theory. Shaw was killed, but Shearon was able to destroy the spire and kill the "canny mutalisk." Champlain found her and helped her regain consciousness. The spire was destroyed and Champlain had found his "big fish." The two headed back to the township.[1] Champlain later sent the canny mutalisk's body to Project Blackstone for study.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Bogdanove, Kal-El. "Frenzy." (Feb. 28, 2013). Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Lore: Frenzy Accessed 2013-02-28.
  2. Twitter. 2013-03-24. Blackstone Twitter History. Twitter. Accessed 2013-03-24.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. Project Blackstone, accessed on 2013-04-11

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