Valerian Mengsk's renegades
Terran Dominion flagship
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During the war, the anti-Dominion Raynor's Raiders were hired by the Möebius Foundation to recover components to a xel'naga device. Dominion Prince Valerian Mengsk, the secret owner of the Foundation, wanted to use the device to deinfest Infested Kerrigan and raise his reputation. The Foundation arranged a rendezvous with the Raiders after the recovery of the Typhon XI component. Prince Mengsk went to meet them personally aboard Bucephalus, accompanied by battlecruiser escort. The rebels were surprised to be met by the Dominion fleet.
Although the Dominion ships did not raise shields, Jim Raynor automatically assumed hostile intent; he ordered Hyperion to latch onto Bucephalus for a boarding action. The rebel leader expected to find Emperor Arcturus Mengsk aboard the Dominion flagship. Raynor personally led the charge and eventually broke into Valerian's chambers and was surprised to find him there instead. Valerian was seemingly unperturbed; he revealed his plan to deinfest Kerrigan and secured further cooperation from Raynor.
Battle of CharEdit
When the final component was recovered, Bucephalus led half the Dominion Fleet and the Raiders to Char. The prince, General Horace Warfield, and Raynor met aboard the battlecruiser to confer. Emperor Arcturus Mengsk was contacted and formally informed of the operation. Despite Arcturus' concern that his son lacked experience to lead such an offensive, and annoyance with the alliance with Raynor, the attack was allowed to proceed.
The bridge of the Bucephalus appears in Wings of Liberty cinematics. Its starmap model was repurposed from its counterpart on the Hyperion. The paintings featured in the cutscenes however, were done by Blizzard's art department rather than its cinematic one.
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