Redell "Red" Quinton was the chief engineer at Project Blackstone. He had beta-level access.


Contractor YearsEdit

In his early years, Quinton worked aswas a technician who worked on a contract with Bill "Pearly" Bousquette on T-280 space construction vehicle feedback modules. He also was the brewer of Red's hanger hooch.

Pearly described him as a "ornery, self-taught wrench swinger from a shite-kicking booney settlement." The two of them would brainstorm ideas for high level SCV modifications they would patent and get rich off of once they finished their current job. It was during this time, drunk off Red's hanger hooch, that the basic idea behind the biometric accumulator was developed, a feedback heuristic that would be implemented in all of the SCVs of Raynor's Raiders during Pearly's time with them.[1]

On Project BlackstoneEdit

Eventually, Redell was assigned to Project Blackstone. He didn't like being referred to as Mr. Quinton, saying that it was his dad's name (and that he has never met his father), and convinced Adjutant 33-27_V3.1974 to call him "Red". He sometimes talked to women, even the adjutant, in a flirtatious manner.

Dr. Helek Branamoor had some tasks for him, but he complained that his datapads didn't work. He was very happy when the adjutant activated the engineering bay, saying the equipment was so good he could build a viking from scratch.

He had some scientific discussions with Dr. Talen Ayers. Ayers was a biologist, a different discipline, but Quinton had read his book anyway. Ayers said that Quinton was an interesting fellow.

Quinton wanted to work "closely" with Pamela Foster on widow mine designs, but she dismissed him as being "backwood."

The adjutant locked Quinton's machine shop due to detecting alcohol and other "anomalous" chemicals. However, Quinton was inside at the time. He used a blowtorch to cut a hole in the door and escape. Major Lee Treicher chewed him out for this, saying he should have called security.

Quinton went on to tell a story involving filtration and waste products to Foster. When done, she asked if he still wanted to review ideas with "someone smart" but he just asked if she knew any.

He would later on steal Dr. Vera Langridge's activated carbon supplies for his own uses. He tried to get the adjutant to stealthily order some more without telling Dr. Langdridge, but the adjutant informed her anyway.

Major Treicher eventually locked him into his room for misusing resources to create a distillery.[2]

When Dr. Warren Held released zerglings into the facility, Quinton comes up with the idea to use his illicit distillery as a makeshift flamethrower, incinerating the levels the zerglings are occupying. However, he was ambushed by two zerglings so he sacrificed himself by incinerating himself along with them.[2]


  1. Bogdanove, Kal-El. "The Fightin' SceeVees." (May 30, 2013). Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Lore: The Fightin' SceeVees. Accessed 2013-05-30
  2. 2.0 2.1 Blizzard Entertainment. Project Blackstone - Declassified, accessed on 2013-09-03.