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New Folsom
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Dominion Space


Koprulu sector


1 – Sue[1]


6,391 km[1]


+/- 51⁰ Centigrade average [124 Fº] (peaks of >800⁰C [1470 Fº]), very low humidity[1]

Axial Tilt

3.7 degrees[1]


1.3 standard[1]



  • 4 continents (variable)
  • 97 volcanic calderas
  • 9 mountain chains (all volcanic)
  • 53 lava lakes
  • 3 lava seas (variable)[1]



Lava crab (possibly indigenous)


TerranConfederacy SC1 Logo1 Terran Confederacy (?—2500)
TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion (2500—)


3,500 terrans[1]


New Folsom Prison

  • Food
  • Water
  • Ammo
  • Medical supplies
  • Replacement parts for prison superstructure[1]

Terran Dominion prison planet

New Folsom is a planet in the Koprulu sector.

Geologically abundant, it is deadly, unstable, and has an erratic orbit that passes through two major asteroid fields, making it inaccessible to all but the most heavily armored military starships.[1]

It is home to New Folsom Prison, based in a giant volcano caldera.[2]


The first three attempts to establish a mining colony on New Folsom met with disaster. However, the Terran Confederacy was determined to establish a foothold on it, as it was the richest source of the catalytic elements required to forge neosteel within Confederate territory. The Confederacy conscripted a team of experts, materials specialists, and terraforming engineers for this task. The team spent long months designing a platform system that would flex and shift with New Folsom's volatile crust while providing a habitat that was "minimally survivable" for a terran workforce. The project went ahead at no small cost in credits and lives: the New Folsom Confederate Mine was constructed on one of the stabler lava lakes on the planet, and it was soon producing the materials necessary for the Confederacy to begin building a new fleet of battlecruisers.

Not long after, those same catalytic elements were discovered in the Sara system. The mine was suddenly viewed as a colossal waste of government funds. Confederate financial analysts couldn't let such an expensive investment sit unused for long, so the mine was easily transformed into New Folsom Prison. The prisoners were used to work the mine's machinery, requiring only a minimal guard staff and robotic sentries.

Many members of the Sons of Korhal spent hard time in New Folsom Prison during their rebellion against the Confederacy. Nevertheless, the Terran Dominion continued its use.[1]

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This article or section contains information from the optional Covert Missions in StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty.

Plot branch : Raynor's Raiders help Gabriel Tosh

The entire prison was broken out of by Raynor's Raiders.[3]

Plot branch ends here


Folsom State Prison is a penitentiary in California, United States.


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-07-24. Koprulu Sector Systems: New Folsom. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-24.
  2. 2008-06-29. Samwise Didier, Dave Bergain. WWI 08 Coverage - StarCraft II Art Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2008-06-29.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, Breakout (in English). 2010-07-27.

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