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The Khalai Caste are the working class of the protoss.[1] Artisans, scientists and builders, they form the great majority of the protoss population. Their vital contributions are valued by the other protoss.[2] The other two Castes are the Templar Caste (the warriors) and the Judicator Caste (the leaders).[1]


Before the advent of the Khala, each tribe had a definite proclivity or strength. The dictates of the Khala advised a three caste system, which each tribe fit easily into. The vast majority of protoss tribes were collected under the Khalai Caste.[2]

Despite the caste's non-combatant role, the Great War signalled the beginning of changing times for the Khalai Caste, the role of a warrior among them. The Furinax Tribe fought for the Protoss Conclave against Fenix and Jim Raynor when they tried to free Tassadar from his trial for treason.[3] As the war on Aiur continued against the zerg and the number of Templar diminished, many Khalai were forced to bear arms, the Shel'na Kryhas being a prime example.[2]

Members of the Khalai Caste continue to dwell on protoss colony worlds. However, they became the target of the Terran Dominion, many Khalai being abducted for experimentation in Project Gestalt.[4]

Known KhalaiEdit

Main article: Khalai characters

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Golden, Christie (November 27, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #2: Shadow Hunters. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7126-1.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Trial of Tassadar (in English). 1998.
  4. Elder, Josh (w), Ramanda Kamarga (p), Angie Nathalia (i), Junadi (i). "Do No Harm." In StarCraft: Frontline: Volume 3 (paperback binding), pp. 48-89. Tokyopop, July 14, 2009. ISBN 978-1427-80832-5.

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