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Niadra's Brood is a zerg brood led by Broodmother Niadra.

HistoryEdit

OriginsEdit

Niadra was created by Sarah Kerrigan to slay the protoss on the Daelaam Ark as it tried to escape Kaldir and warn the protoss of Shakuras of Kerrigan's actions. During the battle, Niadra damaged the ship's propulsion systems and eliminated the protoss. Afterwards, Niadra lost contact with Kerrigan as the ship had gotten too far away, so Niadra settled her brood in the ruins of the ship, waiting for her return.[1]

AdenaEdit

Niadra never heard Kerrigan's voice again, but her purpose remained, so she took her brood to the terran planet Adena in order to lay a trap for terrans so that she could grow the brood for a confrontation with the protoss. They were greeted by renegade Terran Dominion forces seeking to salvage a jorium mining base. Niadra infested the sqaud's commander with a larva just as Kerrigan did with her on the Daelaam Ark, but this was destroyed by the Daelaam in orbit under Admiral Urun. Undeterred, Niadra turned her attention to a psionic among the terran's ranks named Elms, who she thought would help her brood grow.[2]

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Niadra's brood in action on Adena

The brood attacked Elms's marines, but she was able to psionically sense Niadra's orders and counter their movements. Admiral Urun arrived with a protoss force and pushed the brood backwards, but they amassed for a counterattack.[3] They pushed through the protoss lines, with Niadra herself coming face to face with Urun, while Elms's forces encountered a group of their infestors in the caves.[4] While they were unable to implant larva into Elms, one managed to slip into Gary. Meanwhile Elms discovered that a large amount of zerg were in the cave, but the marines were able to escape when the caverns were collapsed.

Meanwhile on the surface, Niadra's zerg tore into the protoss, who were being worn down. Several merged into archons to kill as many zerg as possible before falling, but in the end Niadra confronted Urun and impaled him on her talons. With the protoss defeated, Niadra turned her brood on her true prize: Elms and the escaping terrans.[5]

However, Elms and her group escaped through the hanger bay, though the brood was able to kill Carter with an acidic burst. The brood sent infestors to impede their progress, but they were gunned down. As Elms and her squad made it to the dropship, Niadra attempted to psionically assault Elms, but she was knocked unconcious by Yong. As the terrans escaped her clutches, Niadra began to formulate a new plan to destroy the protoss.[6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Heart of the Swarm, Enemy Within (in English). 2013-03-12.
  2. Watrous, Valerie (w), Manual, Garcia (i) and Sandra Molina (c). (July 19th, 2017). StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 2 Accessed 2017-07-19.
  3. Watrous, Valerie (w), Manual, Garcia (i) and Sandra Molina (c). (September 13th, 2017). StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 3 Accessed 2017-08-13.
  4. Watrous, Valerie (w), Manual, Garcia (i) and Javir Mena (c). (December 9th, 2017). StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 3 Accessed 2017-12-09.
  5. Watrous, Valerie (w), Manual, Garcia (i) and Javir Mena (c). (January 5th, 2018). StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 5 Accessed 2018-01-07.
  6. Watrous, Valerie (w), Sepulveda, Miguel (i) and Javir Mena (c). (February 3rd, 2018). StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 6 Accessed 2018-02-03.