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Augustgrad (a.k.a. "Korhal City") is the capital city of Korhal, restored from Confederate destruction and named in honor of Augustus Mengsk. Lying on a desert plain with mountains to its north, the city is exceptionally expansive with the core of the city on higher ground than the outlying regions to the southwest on the banks of a river. The city became the capital of the Terran Dominion and during the Brood War the UED judged it to be the most heavily fortified city in the Dominion, an assessment that still held true during the Spectre Rebellion.
Structurally, Augustgrad is a showpiece of Dominion wealth and influence. Massive buildings are located in the core of the city, reaching upwards. On the ground, bustling streets are intermingled with quiet parks and open spaces.
Establishment and FallEdit
Augustgrad, the "restored" capital of Korhal, was established as the capital of the newly formed Terran Dominion a few weeks after the fall of the Terran Confederacy. When the United Earth Directorate invaded Korhal, Augustgrad was at the center of their battle plan. Despite a long drawn out defense, the UED forces eventually succeeded in taking the city.
Augustgrad was eventually liberated by an alliance of Infested Kerrigan's zerg, Raynor's Raiders, and Dominion remnants. While Kerrigan's zerg attacked Augustgrad proper, the Raiders and protoss forces attacked the outlying fortification. Augustgrad was successfully reclaimed and fortified by General Edmund Duke. Shortly thereafter, though, Kerrigan betrayed her allies, destroying Mengsk's base of operations and killing General Duke.
In the four years since the Brood War, Augustgrad was extensively decontaminated, modernized and beautified by Dominion tax dollars. It now features parks, statues of Mengsk and his imperial palace. It is somewhat congested however.
In 2503, the Battle for Augustrgrad occurred, between the rebel Project Shadowblade and the Dominion. Shadowblade's AI, Lio Travski, shut down communications and Mengsk's Palace was attacked by spectres. However, the assault ended in failure, and Shadowblade withdrew.
Shortly before the Second Great War, Augustgrad was bombarded by a pirate radio signal playing a song called Wings of Liberty. This lasted at least two days, leaving Dominion officials scrambling to find the source.
During the Second Great War, the Dominion intended to showcase the Odin in the city, with coverage provided by UNN. However, the walker had been hijacked by Raynor's Raiders on Valhalla and was thus turned against the Dominion forces stationed there. When the Odin, piloted by Tychus Findlay, opened fire on the Dominion forces, they were left reeling. An adequate distraction was thus provided for the Raiders to establish a base within the city and, with the aid of the Odin, capture UNN Studios and broadcast evidence of Arcturus Mengsk's use of psi emitters against Tarsonis during the Great War.
Main article: Battle of Korhal
At the end of the Second Great War, Kerrigan gathered the Swarm's full might and lead a massive zerg invasion of Korhal, focusing most of her forces on the city of Augustgrad. In order to give the civilian populace a chance to be evacuated, she landed her forces outside the city walls before pushing inwards towards the palace. She succeeded in killing her longtime enemy Arcturus Mengsk, after which she pulled her forces back.
- Cineplex 5000
- Emporio Ormoni
- Korhal Palace
- Marcello's Italian Cusine
- Mengsk's private apartments
- Sammy BBQ and Noodles
- Tel Cochonito Loco
- The Gift of Freedom
- UNN Studios
- Zywiay Bronin
It was originally hazy as to whether "Korhal City" was the same location as Augustrad. The Wings of Liberty mission Media Blitz takes place in a city that is effectively unnamed, bar flags in the mission labeled "Korhal City." However, map editor files confirm that the city is indeed Augustgrad.
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