Meinhoff is a planet in the Meinhoff system.
It orbits a star with a high UV output and has a very short day-night cycle.
Rory Swann began a mining outfit on Meinhoff in the years after the Brood War. Profits soared at first. In an effort to drive Swann's operation off Meinhoff and allow himself to take over its mineral-rich land, Tavish Kerr used his father's vast fortune to bribe Kel-Morian Combine officials into levying higher and higher taxes that made it nearly impossible to purchase necessities like food, water, and medicine. Swann declared his operation's independence from Kel-Morian control, and the Combine responded by sending a military contingent to seize all of Swann's assets. The Kel-Morians crushed the revolt and began slaughtering the miners. The embattled community sent out a distress signal and Swann was saved by Raynor's Raiders.
By 2504, Meinhoff was regarded as a "paradise world." In October, refugee populations from across the Koprulu sector used Meinhoff as a staging point from which they hoped to reach the safety of the core worlds. The death toll soared due to shortages of food and water in orbit. Worse, the crowding made it ideal for a zerg virus to spread through the refugee camps.
The virus made the refugees vulnerable to the high UV output of Meinhoff's star, so they burrowed underground by day and emerged only at night. By destroying the infested buildings by day and protecting their base at night, Raynor's Raiders successfully cleared the infestation. Doctor Ariel Hanson relocated the Agria colonists off-world.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Outbreak (in English). 2010-07-27.
- ↑ Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-07-24. Cast of Characters: Rory Swann. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-24.
- ↑ Chris Metzen, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-07-20 July 20, 2009 Metzen Interview. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-09-07.
- ↑ Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. UNN newscast after "Outbreak." (in English). 2010.