"Nemaka was a rock. A rock with no atmosphere. It wasn't even an interesting rock with no atmosphere."

Nemaka, a planet in or near the Koprulu Sector, is an uncolonized, airless and lifeless planet. It has a 200 kilometer wide crater visible from space.[1]


Thousands of years ago, a huge meteorite smashed into Nemaka, leaving the crater and blowing away the atmosphere. All life on the world was extinguished. The planet became the location of a xel'naga temple.

Nemaka was discovered by terrans about eleven years before the Brood War.

Archaeological InterestEdit

The temple had become inactive after the initial terran visit, which prompted Valerian Mengsk, son of Arcturus Mengsk and an archaeologist, to send archaeological expeditions to study the temple several years after the Brood War. Unfortunately, the first three missions failed to discover anything useful.

Jake Ramsey, leader of the last mission, theorized the temple had a similar function to the one found on Bhekar Ro. Ramsey discovered a secret within the temple. However, he became a fugitive rather than divulge the secrets to Valerian Mengsk, as he believed Mengsk had turned on him.[1]

Eventually the betrayal was explained to be the work of Arcturus Mengsk. Ramsey regaled the story of the temple to Valerian Mengsk.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Golden, Christie (May 22, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #1: Firstborn. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7125-1.
  2. Golden, Christie (June 30, 2009). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #3: Twilight. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7129-9.