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Legitimate scientific organization (formerly), researcher of alien artifacts
Emil Narud (formerly)
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Following a battle on Braxis, in which Jim Raynor recovered an infested Alexei Stukov, who was "cured" with protoss nanotechnology, Stukov was handed over to Möebius. However, they conducted experiments on him as the cure slowly failed.
In 2503, a Möebius Foundation team explored a xel'naga relic on a barren world at KL-2, a dead star. The site housed a crystal, which acted as a "lock" for the underground prison of a powerful entity which had been imprisoned millennia ago by the xel'naga.
Researcher Dr. Morrigan, a minor telepath, learned from the entity how to create a psionic amplifier. With it, she released the entity, which quickly possessed and slew the other researchers. A Dark Templar team arrived and battled the entity, resulting in the deaths of the rest of the researchers.
By the Second Great War, the Foundation was led by Dr. Emil Narud and secretly owned by Prince Valerian Mengsk of the Terran Dominion. The prince used the Foundation to search for a xel'naga device that would be used to deinfest the Queen of Blades. The Foundation's main research facility was on Tyrador VIII[note 1] and its research stored in data cores.
Over the course of two years, Valerian Mengsk and Dr. Narud helped design the secret Space Station Prometheus, which appeared to have a xel'naga aesthetic. The station was hidden in the Kirkegaard Belt. Valerian was aware that Narud had done work on hybrids there, but not how far advanced they were.
Möebius' work was threatened by the Terran Dominion ban in the trade of alien goods. In response, the Foundation turned to illicit means. Just before the war they used Tychus Findlay to hire the rebel Raynor's Raiders to acquire the device's components. The Foundation directed the rebels to each component through the ex-convict.
Perils of WarEdit
While the Raiders were ultimately able to recover all of the components, the Foundation's own expeditions were not idle. An expedition discovered a component inside a xel'naga temple on Xil but was destroyed by the Tal'darim before they could excavate it. Many of the group's structures were still intact, including its Drakken laser drill. Möebius brought in the Raiders to complete the extraction.
The components were also of interest to Infested Kerrigan, and was constantly in competition with the Raiders for them. She discovered the Foundation as the key to the terrans' success and ordered an attack on the Möebius Foundation's base on Tyrador VIII. The Foundation knew the attack was coming but was unable to fully evacuate before it struck.[note 2] Mercenaries hired to purge the data cores were unsuccessful. Nonetheless, Kerrigan did not get what she sought. The Raiders' intervention destroyed the data cores and helped the Foundation evacuate. The Foundation promptly resumed providing the Raiders with support afterward.
The device reversed Kerrigan's infestation, although not completely. It was evacuated by Raynor's Raiders and Valerian Mengsk's fleet. The fleet was shortly afterward confronted by Arcturus Mengsk and the Dominion Armada, and eventually took shelter at Space Station Prometheus. Dr. Emil Narud, who had boarded the rebel fleet beforehand, was causing problems, however, for instance, refusing to give out any information on the space station because it was classified. Valerian Mengsk had to broker a deal.
There, Dr. Emil Narud was intent on studying Kerrigan, but she and Raynor were opposed to this. In order to put pressure on the rebels, Narud called for a hostile reception, but the situation was diplomatically defused. Narud was impatient, however, and he and the rest of the Möebius Foundation took steps to betray Raynor, Kerrigan, Valerian Mengsk, and the visiting Raiders scientist, Egon Stetmann. Narud used Dr. Chantal de Vries to capture Stetmann and take recordings of his voice to fool Raynor. Kerrigan was taken to the infirmary to undergo limited tests. Teams of engineers were sent to "repair" (actually sabotage) the rebel fleet, and the Dominion was contacted.
Narud tried to capture Raynor and Valerian Mengsk but failed. He cloaked and escaped. While his forces attacked the rebels, he also released hybrids on them. Arcturus Mengsk appeared at the station and told Raynor he would have Narud pacify the hybrids and let him be as long as Kerrigan was turned over. The Dominion fleet even opened fire on Prometheus. Narud took the xel'naga artifact with him and escaped as his security forces covered his escape.
Raynor, Valerian Mengsk and the rest of the rebels escaped.
- Dr. Morrigan (deceased, formerly)
- Hassan (deceased, formerly)
- Precht (deceased, formerly)
- Dr. Joseph Reynolds
- Dr. Adrian Scott
- Dr. Chantal de Vries
- Dr. Nancy Wyndham
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