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Gantrithor
Carrier SC1 Art2
Historical
Earliest sighting

2499

Destroyed

Late June, 2500, Aiur

Physical
Race

Protoss

Type

Super carrier

Political
Affiliation

Protoss Empire

Khalai SC2-LotV Logo1 Fleet of the Executor
Khalai SC2-LotV Logo1 Koprulu Expeditionary Force (December, 2499–April, 2500)

AkilaeTribe SC1 Logo1a Tassadar's Followers (April, 2500 – June, 2500)

Role

Protoss command ship

Personnel
Commander(s)

Tassadar

Tassadar SC1 HeadAnim1
Campaign

The Fall

Properties
Size

Large

Sight range

11

Protection
Shields

500

Hit points

800

Armor

4

Combat
Ground attack

Interceptor (6)

Air attack

Interceptor (6)

Attack range

8

Gantrithor was a protoss super carrier. During the Great War, it served as Executor Tassadar's flagship. The carrier was sacrificed to destroy the first Overmind.[1]

HistoryEdit

At the outbreak of the Great War, Gantrithor was the flagship of the Koprulu Expeditionary Force sent to prevent the Zerg Swarm from gaining a hold in the Koprulu sector. In the first months, it participated in the purification of the terran worlds of Chau Sara,[2] Mar Sara[3] and Antiga Prime.[4] The campaign failed at Tarsonis and the fleet was recalled to Aiur. Tassadar refused to return and took the carrier alone[5] to Char to investigate a psionic call from an unknown entity.[6]

Raynor's Raiders and the Terran Dominion's Alpha Squadron were already investigating Char for the same reason. When Gantrithor arrived the terrans were already under attack by zerg boarders. The super carrier destroyed every terran ship regardless of affiliation to stem the infestation. Only the terran flagships, Hyperion and Norad III, escaped.[7]

Tassadar's disobedience rankled the Conclave and they dispatched Judicator Aldaris, Artanis and the Fleet of the Executor to find him.[8][7] Artanis joined forces with his predecessor at Char and Gantrithor joined the fleet.[9] Together they returned to Aiur.[10]

Gantrithor SC1 CineDeathOvermind1

Final flight.

Gantrithor went into battle one last time at the end of the Great War. With Tassadar in command it joined a combined protoss and terran assault against the Overmind. To ensure the creature's destruction, Tassadar ordered the carrier on a collision course with the Overmind, while he channelled the energies of the Void for the killing blow.[11] Gantrithor was pursued by mutalisks and guardians. Several mutalisks entered the interior and caused significant damage. The energies erupting from Tassadar's body were too great for the ship; the carrier burst apart, releasing a coruscating bolt that destroyed the Overmind.[12]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 2007-10-05. Carrier. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2007-10-05.
  2. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-07-24. Koprulu Sector Systems: Mar Sara. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-24.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Trump Card (in English). 1998.
  5. Golden, Christie (June 30, 2009). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #3: Twilight. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7129-9.
  6. Tassadar: "As you know, the Zerg vanished after the fall of the Terran world of Tarsonis, and though the Conclave bid me return home, I was compelled to remain. A powerful psionic call drew my attention to a remote, barren world named Char." StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Level/area: Into the Flames (in English). 1998.
  7. 7.0 7.1 Rosenberg, Aaron (May 23, 2006). StarCraft: Queen of Blades. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7133-6.
  8. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Hunt for Tassadar (in English). 1998.
  9. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Choosing Sides (in English). 1998.
  10. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Cinematic: The Return to Aiur. (in English). 1998.
  11. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Eye of the Storm (in English). 1998.
  12. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Cinematic: The Death of the Overmind. (in English). 1998.

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