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The cantina

The Hyperion's cantina is the place where many members of Raynor's Raiders are located in to drink and lounge around. Cooper served as the barkeep.[1]

By way of entertainment, the cantina features a jukebox, The Lost Viking arcade game, a holographic dancer and a flatscreen.[1] Tosh and the Screamers give performances on Saturday nights.[2] It also contains nostalgic items or various trophies garnered from missions.[1]

HistoryEdit

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Raynor drinking his sorrows in the cantina

During the Second Great War, Jim Raynor spent a great deal of his time drowning his sorrows in the cantina, drinking alone and remembering Sarah Kerrigan's betrayal by Arcturus Mengsk and her infestation by the zerg. Matt Horner managed to shake him out of his stupor however.[3]

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Findlay brawling with Raynor

Later on in the conflict, the cantina became the location of much discussion in regards to Raynor's alliance with Valerian Mengsk and his intention to return to Char. Tychus Findlay and Milo Kachinsky were opposed to the alliance, but Rory Swann supported Raynor's decision. The discussion became physical when Findlay threw Swann. Raynor managed to subdue the convict in a bar fight. The bar's jukebox was destroyed in the process[4] (though it was soon fixed).[1]

Game EffectEdit

MercenariesEdit

Mercenary contracts may be purchased with credits from Graven Hill, a recruiter in Hyperion's cantina.[5] A mercenary unit may only be hired after its base unit is unlocked by playing the appropriate campaign mission. The War Pigs are the exception; they are hired free of charge after "Zero Hour".

During missions, a mercenary squad is trained at a merc compound. They have no build time, and arrive nearly instantly at the compound by drop pod. There is a short cooldown until the mercenary squad may be trained again. The squad size varies by the unit, and there is a limit to the number of squads that may be trained for each mercenary per mission. Mercenaries benefit from armory upgrades and laboratory research that benefit their base unit.[6]

Mercenaries have unique unit models—60% of the model is altered to ensure the models are unique, but still recognizable.[7]

List of ContractsEdit

WarPigs SC2 Icon1 War Pigs
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Hired at

Graven Hill

  • Hyperion cantina
Price

Free of charge after "Zero Hour"

Squad size

4 War Pigs marines

Squads per mission

3

Cooldown

5 min.

Resource Cost

250 Minerals Terran SC1

Produced at

Merc compound

Notes

+65% Health, +35% Damage

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DevilDogs SC2 Icon1 Devil Dogs
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Hired at

Graven Hill

Price

25,000 credits

Squad size

2 Devil Dogs firebats

Squads per mission

2

Cooldown

5 min.

Resource Cost

250 Minerals Terran SC1 75 Gas Terran SC1

Produced at

Merc compound

Notes

+60% Health, +25% Damage

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HammerSecurity SC2 Icon1 Hammer Securities
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Hired at

Graven Hill

Price

40,000 credits

Squad size

2 Hammer Securities marauders

Squads per mission

2

Cooldown

6 min.

Resource Cost

250 Minerals Terran SC1 75 Gas Terran SC1

Produced at

Merc compound

Notes

+25% Health, +20% Damage

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SpartanCompany SC2 Icon1 Spartan Company
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Hired at

Graven Hill

Price

40,000 credits

Squad size

2 Spartan Company goliaths

Squads per mission

2

Cooldown

6 min.

Resource Cost

300Minerals Terran SC1 125Gas Terran SC1

Produced at

Merc compound

Notes

+33% Health, +33% Damage

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SiegeBreakers SC2 Icon1 Siege Breakers
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Hired at

Graven Hill

Price

45,000 credits

Squad size

2 Siege Breakers siege tanks

Squads per mission

2

Cooldown

7 min.

Resource Cost

400Minerals Terran SC1 200Gas Terran SC1

Produced at

Merc compound

Notes

+33% Health, +66% Damage

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HelsAngels SC2 Icon1 Hel's Angels
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Hired at

Graven Hill

Price

45,000 credits

Squad size

3 Hel's Angels viking fighters

Squads per mission

2

Cooldown

5 min.

Resource Cost

400 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1

Produced at

Merc compound

Notes

+45% Health, +40% Damage

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DuskWings SC2 Icon1 Dusk Wings
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Hired at

Graven Hill

Price

60,000 credits

Squad size

2 Dusk Wings banshees

Squads per mission

2

Cooldown

7 min.

Resource Cost

350 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1

Produced at

Merc compound

Notes

+25% Health, +50% Damage

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JacksonsRevenge SC2 Icon1 Jackson's Revenge
Campaign

Wings of Liberty

Hired at

Graven Hill

Price

80,000 credits

Squad size

1 Jackson's Revenge battlecruiser

Squads per mission

1

Cooldown

7 min.

Resource Cost

400 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1

Produced at

Merc compound

Notes

+30% Health, +33% Damage

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InteractionsEdit

CharactersEdit

The player can interact with the bar and its inhabitants via point-and-click mechanics. Major characters will engage in conversation, while minor ones utter one-liners.

Major
Minor

TelevisionEdit

The television shows UNN's Vermillion Live after most missions; it is hosted by Donny Vermillion, and Kate Lockwell makes frequent appearances. The content often pertains to the previous mission undertaken by the player. Commercials are shown occasionally.[8]

EntertainmentEdit

The jukebox plays a number of tracks, chosen by the player at will. The Lost Viking is effectively a mini-game, and completion of its levels will give the player achievements.[1]

TrophiesEdit

These items can be seen hanging above the Cantina door on the right side of the screen, except for Raynor's old marshal badge which hangs to the left of the door.

StockEdit

Over the years, the Raiders have visited many locales and acquired exotic and interesting recipies for alcohol, their sources ranging from backwater worlds to megacities.[10] Known liquors include the following:

VideosEdit

Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty - Armory Upgrades, Cantina Mercenaries & Laboratory Researches25:20

Starcraft 2 Wings of Liberty - Armory Upgrades, Cantina Mercenaries & Laboratory Researches

TriviaEdit

The hologram is doing the female night elf dance from Blizzard's World of Warcraft, itself inspired from Alizée's J'en ai Marre dance.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cantina (in English). 2010.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-07-16. Jammin'. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-16.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: ...Who We Choose To Be. (in English). 2010.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: Bar Fight. (in English). 2010.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Graven Hill's laptop (in English). 2010.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
  7. 2011, SC2: Terran Automated Refinery. Deviantart, accessed on 2011-03-19
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. General television (in English). 2010.
  9. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). July 27, 2010
  10. 10.0 10.1 2011-05-13, Shaken Not Stirred. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2011-05-26