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"We Tal'darim name our worlds to honor significant events. We called our homeworld "Slayn." Let your imagination run wild as to why."

- Alarak(src)

Slayn
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Astrographical
Moon(s)

3

Rotation period

1.4 Cycles[1]

Physical
Geography

Formerly jungle, now barren due to terrazine eruptions

Species
Dominant

Protoss (?–2506)

Indigenous

Slayn elemental

Societal
Affiliation

Tal'darim SC2-LotV Logo2 Tal'darim (?—2506)

Population

12 million protoss (2506)

Status

Abandoned

Slayn was the Tal'darim homeworld. It is a dark world with a harsh environment,[2] possessing a dry, hot climate with deadly storms. The planet is rich with terrazine, a gas sacred to the Tal'darim, that allows them to commune with Amon in the Void.[3]

At night, it releases a terrazine fog in cycles. This fog has killed the planet's jungles.[3]

HistoryEdit

"Of all the planets in the galaxy, they chose Slayn as their homeworld?"
Slayn Heroes Art1

The Tal'darim establish their civilization on Slayn

Slayn was a jungle world, before it was settled by the Tal'darim—fanatical followers of the xel'naga Amon. After their settlement, eruptions of terrazine gas from the crust of the planet killed off the jungles, but this gas allowed the Tal'darim to pierce the veil between dimensions and commune with their god. For centuries the Tal'darim were centered around this planet, and here would invoke the rite of Rak'Shir, which allowed them to ascend the Chain of Ascension.[3]

Fourth Ascendant Alarak was part of the Tal'darim on the planet, when First Ascendant Nuroka ordered Alarak to help him overthrow Highlord Ma'lash, as Nuroka had seen that Amon cared little for the Tal'darim. Alarak entered the Rak'Shir between the two, but at the last moment sided with Ma'lash, killing Nuroka and becoming first ascendant.[3]

The End War Edit

During the End War, Alarak set his plan to get revenge on Amon into motion, and allied with Hierarch Artanis and his Daelaam, leading them to Slayn. Alarak deceived Artanis into slaying Ma'lash's guardians, and then challenged Ma'lash to Rak'Shir.[1] Though unhappy with being deceived, Artanis committed forces to aid Alarak in his fight against Ma'lash, and fought through his forces and hybrid allies to give Alarak the upper hand. Alarak eventually bested Ma'lash, casting him into the Pits of Ascension. Alarak ascended as Highlord of the Tal'darim, and committed them to the fight against Amon as revenge for his betrayal.[4]


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After Alarak's ascension to highlord, a splinter group of the Tal'darim loyal to Amon challenged First Ascendant Ji'nara to Rak'Shir. With the aid of allied commanders, Ji'nara was able to maintain her position on the Chain of Ascension.[5]

AftermathEdit

After Amon's final defeat, Highlord Alarak abandoned Slayn and left to find a new homeworld for the Tal'darim.[6]

ClimateEdit

Slayn was once a lush jungle world, however, Tal'darim terrazine exposure has left the world a barren and brutal land. The climate is dry and hot, with deadly storms that roar across the planet.[3]


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The storms of Slayn are titanic in size, and commonly include pockets of intense cold and large twisters.[7]

Known LocationsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Steps of the Rite. (in English). November 10, 2015
  2. 2014-11-07, StarCraft II Legacy of the Void Campaign Overview. YouTube, accessed on 2014-11-13
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Brooks, Robert. "Ascension." (Oct. 01, 2015). Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft Lore: Ascension Accessed 2015-10-01.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Rak'Shir. (in English). November 10, 2015
  5. 2016-03-17. New Co-Op Mission: Chain of Ascension. StarCraft II. Accessed 2016-03-17.
  6. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Cinematic: Homecoming. (in English). 2015.
  7. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Co-op Missions Mutator, Perfect Storm (in English). 2016-07-04.

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