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Norad II
Battlecruiser SC-G Art1
Historical
Earliest sighting

Late 2491

Decomissioned

February/March 2500

Physical
Race

Terran

Type

Behemoth-class battlecruiser (Norad-series)

Political
Affiliation

TerranConfederacy SC1 Logo1 Terran Confederacy (?—December 2499)

AlphaSquadron SC1 Logo1a Alpha Squadron

SonsOfKorhal SC1 Logo1 Sons of Korhal (December 2499—February 2500)
TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion?

Role
Personnel
Commander(s)

Colonel/General Edmund Duke

EdmundDuke SC1 HeadAnim1
Unit
Base unit

Battlecruiser

Properties
Size

Large

Sight range

11

Protection
Hit points

700

Armor

4

Combat
Ground attack

ATS Laser Batteries: 50
Yamato Cannon: 260LongboltMissiles SC2 DevGame1

Air attack

ATA Laser Batteries: 50
Yamato Cannon: 260LongboltMissiles SC2 DevGame1

Cooldown

30

Attack range

6

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

NoradII SC1 CineDowningNoradII

Norad II crashing

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, which the Confederacy claimed was a victory for the terrans.[2]

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
NoradIIWreckage SC1 Game1
Unit
Race

Terran

Affiliation

TerranConfederacy SC1 Logo1 Terran Confederacy

AlphaSquadron SC1 Logo1a Alpha Squadron
Campaign

Rebel Yell

Base unit

Battlecruiser

Protection
Hit points

700

Armor

1

Norad II SC1 wireframe

Wireframe and portrait

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]

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.

NotesEdit

The fate of the Norad II is unclear, as various sources conflict on this point. According to Liberty's Crusade, the Norad II self-destructed on Antiga Prime.[2] According to the game itself, however, the Norad II survived its crash and participated in a battle over Tarsonis.[5] According to Shadow of the Xel'Naga, the Norad II was refitted and renamed as Norad III,[6] apparently retconning its destruction in Liberty's Crusade.

North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) is a joint Canadian/United States military organization.

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.

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