"It's risky just waiting here with all these mercenaries around."
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Dead Man's Port

Deadman's Port is the main settlement on Dead Man's Rock.

Infamous for its lawlessness, the port is home to smugglers, pirates, and mercenary groups. Despite antagonizing every major terran power, its remote location allows it to retain its independence.[1] Goods are smuggled out of the port for sale on other worlds. Refugees coming in, hoping for a better life, are often pressed into slavery. Brothels and gambling halls are located throughout the port, and it features a starport, where it is common for cargo to be stolen from.[2]


Early HistoryEdit

In approximately 2495, Deadman's Port's crime lords included Scutter O'Banon. His forces had a rivalry with criminals from another settlement, Paradise.[3]

Graven Hill was running a mercenary outfit there by 2500.[4]

Gabriel Tosh was banned from the port due to the fears of local mercenary groups.[5]

Egon Stetmann spent a few months there after smuggling himself off Tyrador III aboard a merchant ship. He made do by selling tech upgrades until a number of unscrupulous criminal groups took note of his talents and harried him with requests to plant tracking devices inside the brains of debtors and other individuals considered the property of local crime lords. Stetmann refused and became a hunted man forced to live off of refuse around the city's starport. Despite his best efforts to hide, he was discovered by one of the criminal organizations he had spurned. During this time Raynor's Raiders came to the port in order to resupply the Hyperion. Commander Jim Raynor and Captain Matt Horner rescued Stetmann from armed thugs who were preparing to execute him in plain view of everyone at the starport.[6]

Raynor and Horner became associated with Colonel Orlan, who was based at the merc-haven there.[1] Horner joined a card game, not knowing that the prize was marriage to Mira Han.[7][8]


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Raynor defeats Orlan

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During the Second Great War, Raynor's Raiders returned to the port wanting Orlan to decrypt Adjutant 23-46. He was successful, but planned to sell it to the Terran Dominion. He offered Han six thousand minerals to keep Raynor's Raiders off his back until the Dominion arrived. However, Han made a deal with Raynor whereby she would help him take Orlan out if he matched his offer. She gave him vultures which she had intended to give him when she married Horner. Raynor's Raiders had to find salvage to buy the mercenary contract first. Fortunately for them, shredders were constantly producing scrap and pirates had been stripping down ships there for years. Raynor hired Han and their forces assaulted Orlan's mercenary fortress. Despite using a nuclear missile, Orlan was forced to surrender.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Cutthroat (in English). 2010-07-27.
  2. Burns, Matt. "In the Blood." (Feb. 07, 2013). Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Lore: In the Blood Accessed 2013-02-07.
  3. Golden, Christie (April 12, 2011). StarCraft II: Devils' Due. Simon & Schuster (Gallery Books). ISBN 978-1416-55085-3.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-11-12. Cast of Characters: Graven Hill. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-11-13.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-07-24. Cast of Characters: Gabriel Tosh. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-24.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-07-24. Cast of Characters: Egon Stetmann. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-09-10.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Matt Horner (in English). 2010.
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Conversations after The Great Train Robbery (in English). 2010