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Dark Whispers
DarkWhispers SC2-LotV Game1
Conflict

End War

Campaign

Legacy of the Void

Date

2506

Result
  • Templar rescued
  • Moebius base destroyed
  • Protoss learn of the Temple of Erris
Combatants

Nerazim SC2-LotV Logo1Zeratul's Warband

HybridHonors SC2 Decal1 Amon's Forces

Zerg SC2 Icon Zerg Swarm

Commanders

Nerazim SC2-LotV Logo1 Dark Prelate Zeratul
DaelaamRegalia SC2 Decal1 Praetor Talis

Zerg SC2 Icon Sarah Kerrigan

Metacampaign
Objective(s)

Free captive protoss (3)
Station reactor must survive

Optional Objective(s)

Destroy pylon containment units (2)

Dark Whispers is the first mission of Whispers of Oblivion, the prequel campaign for Legacy of the Void.

HistoryEdit

Trail of SecretsEdit

"As it was foretold, Amon, the Dark God, lives again. If any hope remains for our galaxy, it lies in the hands of the xel'naga. Only one piece of the prophecy remains unfulfilled: that on the world where Amon was reborn, the last light will be revealed."

Dark Prelate Zeratul had spent the past six years pursuing means to prevent the rise of Amon and his hybrid. While he had helped fulfill most of the prophecy, one piece still eluded him, that the last light would be revealed on the world Amon was reborn on. Zeratul knew of only one creature who would know this location, Emil Narud, known to the terrans as Duran, who had died at the hands of Sarah Kerrigan. However, he gambled that his data may be found in a Moebius Corps facility.

Zeratul was contacted by Praetor Talis, who had been investigating protoss disappearances from their colony worlds, and who had tracked them to the Moebius facility. The two agreed to join forces to rescue the Templar trapped there.[1]

MissionEdit

"The terrans... tortured us, experimented on our flesh. Most did not survive."

- Freed Zealot(src)

Zeratul and Talis arrived, only to find the facility under attack by Kerrigan and her Zerg Swarm. Kerrigan refused to halt her attack for Zeratul, as it was a breeding ground for the hybrid. Zeratul marshaled his forces and engaged the Moebius forces in the facility, who were now mindless thralls in service of the hybrid.

Zeratul freed the first group of zealots, who revealed Moebius was experimenting on their flesh. This confused Zeratul, as Narud was dead. As they pushed in, they discovered an experimental pylon that allowed terrans to use warp in technology, that could be destroyed and turned back to protoss use.

Zeratul pushed further in, eventually encountering hybrid forces. The combined protoss force was able to rescue all Templar before Kerrigan destroyed the facility.[2]

AftermathEdit

"The Atrias system! This is where Amon was reborn-deep within the sigma quadrant, and under Tal'darim guard."

- Zeratul(src)

The last group rescued revealed to Zeratul that it was the Tal'darim who were abducting protoss and bringing them to Moebius stations to be turned into hybrid. They also revealed that they were brought to the Temple of Erris, an ancient xel'naga temple, but they did not know where it was located. Zeratul accessed the Moebius computers, revealing the temple's location in the Atrias system on the planet Atrias, deep within the sigma quadrant. Zeratul decided that it was necessary to investigate this, and Talis stated she was honor bound to help him after he helped achieve her mission.[2]

WalkthroughEdit

In this mission the player starts in the southeast corner of the map, and must fight through a gauntlet of Moebius Corps forces in order to save groups of protoss before Kerrigan destroys the main reactor. This requires the player to both move quickly, as Kerrigan moves in regular intervals and clear bases fairly quickly, and have a solid defense, as Moebius Corps sends forces to attack at regular intervals.

Colossi, immortals, and stalkers are a good combination, as they will quickly destroy ground units while covering against air units. Watch for ravens, as they will use seeker missile at every given opportunity and can destroy a mismanaged army. Place pylons forward to reinforce warriors, and take the expansion that will be open shortly after the second group of zealots are rescued.

If running up against the clock, it is possible to dive the last prison cell and move through the defenders, as it does not have too much health. The last cell is heavily defended by hybrid, thors and siege tanks, so fighting through will take a substantially large force and a decent amount of time.

Starcraft 2- LOTV – Oblivion (Prologue) Campaign 128:39

Starcraft 2- LOTV – Oblivion (Prologue) Campaign 1. Dark Whispers (BRUTAL) All Achievements

AchievementsEdit

DarkWhispers SC2-LotV AchieveIcon1 Dark Whispers
Points

10 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Complete the "Dark Whispers" mission in the Whispers of Oblivion Campaign

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DarkWhispers SC2-LotV AchieveIcon2 Massive Aggressive
Points

10 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Destroy 30 Zerg units during the "Dark Whispers" mission

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DarkWhispers SC2-LotV AchieveIcon3 World of Warpcraft
Points

10 Achievement SC2 Game1

Criteria

Destroy 6 Terran units as they are warped in during the "Dark Whispers" mission in Normal difficulty

Notes

The achievement name is a reference to the Blizzard Entertainment video game World of Warcraft.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: Trail of Secrets. (in English). 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Whispers of Oblivion, Dark Whispers (in English). 2015-07-15.

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