The following section contains information from StarCraft Beta that is ambiguously canonical.

Oong was a protoss high templar historian[1] who witnessed the zerg attacks on the Koprulu Sector.

He reported to the Elders or Wise Ones (presumably the Conclave) these creatures, resembling those found in ancient histories recounting the last days of the xel'naga, sought to destroy the protoss.

He requested 5000 Templars to assist his investigation and fend off uncooperative terrans.

He was sent on the expedition.[2]


Considering the storyline changes from other information from the era, such as details of the xel'naga's "last days" gleaned from the Overmind[3] and Tassadar's status as leader of the Expeditionary Force,[4] Oong's status is probably non-canon.


  1. 1996-10-19, Blizzard Entertainment. Blizzard site web archive, accessed 2017-05-03.
  2. 1996-10-30. StarCraft (pre-release Protoss page). Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2008-01-26.
  3. Tassadar: "Zeratul, perhaps the time has come to tell our friends of the foe we face."
    "Zeratul: "Indeed. When I slew the Cerebrate on Char, I touched briefly with the essence of the Overmind. In that instant, my mind was filled with its thoughts, and I tell you now our worst fears have come true.

    "The Zerg were indeed created by the ancient Xel'Naga, the same beings that empowered us in our infancy. But the Overmind grew beyond their constraints, and has at last come to finish the experiments they began so long ago."
    Tassadar: "So you see my friends, we fight not only to save Aiur, but all creation! If we fall to the Zerg then the Overmind will run rampant throughout the stars, consuming all sentience-all life. It is up to us to put an end to this madness, once and for all." StarCraft. Vivendi Games. Mission: Shadow Hunters (in English). 1998.
  4. Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.