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The Norad II was a terran battlecruiser and the flagship of Alpha Squadron.

HistoryEdit

Mengsk's UprisingEdit

After the Destruction of Korhal, Norad II, commanded by then-Colonel Edmund Duke, was making a routine patrol near the border with the Umojan Protectorate shortly after the destruction of Korhal when it received a communication from a mole onboard the Sons of Korhal battlecruiser, the Hyperion.

Duke was delighted. Not only could he capture the leader of the Sons of Korhal, General Arcturus Mengsk, but he could also retrieve a missing item from a secret Confederate program.

The Norad II ambushed the Hyperion from warp space, preventing it from attempting to escape. He ordered a squad of soldiers to board the Hyperion, along with a secret agent. The plan went awry when Mengsk's forces killed his troops and the Hyperion outmaneuvered and heavily damaged the Norad II using a startling tactic. Duke believed it would take months to fix the hole in his ship.[1]

The Great WarEdit

With the outbreak of the Great War, the Norad II was one of the first Confederate ships to travel to Chau Sara and Mar Sara after the former world was purified by the protoss, carrying Universe News Network reporter Michael Liberty. It took part in a clumsy counterattack on the protoss, who were heading towards Mar Sara. The protoss evaded battle before it could reach range to deploy its Wraith squadron, which the Confederacy claimed was a victory for the terrans.[2]

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Norad II crashing

The Norad II was attacked by the zerg above Antiga Prime[3] and crash-landed on the surface, but Duke and his crew were rescued by the Sons of Korhal, much to Duke's surprise.[4]

Duke continued to use it as his command ship during his assault on the central orbital platform over Tarsonis.[5]

It was later extensively refitted and renamed as Norad III[6] by the time the Terran Dominion had traveled to Char.[7]

Game StructureEdit

Norad II appears as battlecruiser wreckage in the form of a structure in the StarCraft mission, Norad II. It has 700 hit points and may be repaired, and has no attack.[4]

Game UnitEdit

If the unit name is changed in StarEdit, the rank changes from "Edmund Duke" to "Admiral". For example, in To Chain the Beast, one can see Gerard DuGalle, even though it is just another battlecruiser using the portrait of Duke.

AbilitiesEdit

The Yamato Gun is a powerful weapon that focuses a nuclear explosion into a beam using magnetic fields. It deals 260 damage.

Usage
Hotkey Y
Cost 150 Energy Terran SC1
Range 10
Acquisition
Purchased from Physics lab
Hotkey Y
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 120Time SC2 Game1

UpgradesEdit

  • +1 bonus to attack per level for Wraith ground attack and Valkyrie attack.
  • +2 bonus to attack per level for Wraith air attack
  • +3 bonus to attack per level for battlecruiser attack
Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Science facility
Level 3
Cost 200 Minerals Terran SC1 200 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Science facility
Acquisition
Purchased from Armory
Hotkey H
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 266Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 298Time SC2 Game1
Required Science facility
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 330Time SC2 Game1
Required Science facility

ImagesEdit

NotesEdit

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The Norad II

ReferencesEdit

  1. Neilson, Micky (December 18, 2000). StarCraft: Uprising. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0743-41898-0 (eBook).
  2. 2.0 2.1 Grubb, Jeff (February 27, 2001). StarCraft: Liberty's Crusade. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-671-04148-7.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Cinematic: The Downing of Norad II. (in English). 1998.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Norad II (in English). 1998.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Big Push (in English). 1998.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mesta, Gabriel (July 1, 2001). StarCraft: Shadow of the Xel'Naga. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0671-04149-6.
  7. Rosenberg, Aaron (May 23, 2006). StarCraft: Queen of Blades. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7133-6.