Karax: How Zeratul foresaw the Keystone would lead us here is uncanny. It is now clear that it was this device's primary purpose.
Artanis: Zeratul was in touch with an expression of reality beyond my understanding.
Karax: This place... should not exist. It defies all decrees of science, shatters all understanding of astral-mechanics.
Artanis: I once thought we protoss had reached the pinnacle of attainable knowledge... I was a fool. There is far more in the galaxy than exists within protoss understanding, friend Karax. I know this now.
(If "Forbidden Weapon" was the Last Mission Played before Ulnar) Edit
Artanis: Fenix, you appear distressed.
Talandar: Apologies, Hierarch. I have been pondering the events that bought me here. I have discovered there are holes in my memory. Battles record here, in the ship's archives, that I should be able to recall, but cannot.
Artanis: What is it you have found?
Talandar: Records of my defeat at Antioch and being revived as a dragoon. But this body-it is clear to me that I am no dragoon.
Artanis: There is more to those records, Fenix. But what you uncover may not be desirable.
Talandar: I am willing to face the truth, old friend, however difficult it may be.
Artanis: Then I hope you find the answers you seek.
(If "Forbidden Weapon" was not the Last Mission Played before Ulnar) Edit
Talandar: I pondered the events that brought me here. There is much I should remember... but do not. My body is machine like the Purifiers.
Artanis: But you are not like them...
Talandar: I must know the truth of what I am.
Artanis: What you will uncover may not be desirable.
Talandar: It is time I faced that.
Artanis: The ship's data center has uploaded the recent annals and has much of the history you have lost. I hope you find the answers you seek, friend Fenix.
Rohana: It is hard to believe we stand above Ulnar-the home of the lhan-rii, the xel'naga. The judicators theorized the xel'naga left Aiur to return to a place such as this. It is said they slumbered through the ages.
Artanis: Zeratul believed the artifact would lead us unto hope... The xel'naga may be the hope he spoke of.
Rohana: It the legends are true, then the xel'naga are below, awaiting their children to awaken them.
Artanis: Here lies the resting place of the xel'naga. We must find a way to unseal this access way if we are to awaken them. Grand Preserver, what do you know of the temple in depths below?
Rohana: Only myth, legend. Here, upon Ulnar, the destined races will seek ascension. Their very presence shall open the way forward. I believe these celestial locks are the key. Our forces should claim them, in the hopes the way forward presents itself.
Karax: Hierarch, the Tal'darim are here! They are taking control of celestial locks!
Spectre: The voice's demands are clear. Keep the temple sealed.
Rohana: As long as they control the locks, the secrets of the temple will remain hidden from us.
Artanis: Warriors, engage the enemy and reclaim the locks! Amon will not have his victory so easily!
Karax: Our stargates can now warp in phoenixes. They are extremely mobile and effective at engaging our enemy across long distances.
Rohana: Once Amon's forces have been defeated, our warriors' presence should allow us to lay claim to the lock.
Rohana: The locks do not appear to respond to our cloaked warriors. We must send others in their stead.
Karax: The lock is now ours. These energy patterns indicate once we control the other four, the temple will open.
Artanis: Be on guard. Amon's servants are moving to seize a lock.
Artanis: Warriors, pull back from the enemy base. We must focus on the celestial locks.
Karax: Hierarch, the Tal'darim have deployed a titanic warp prism. If it core is similar to our own, the reactor is made of pure solarite. If possible, we should destroy it, and claim the reactor to enhance our Solar Core.
Karax: It is done. I am warping the vessel's cargo aboard for further study.
Karax: A lock has been captured by our foes, Hierarch. We must be cautious.
Karax: All five locks have been captured, Hierarch. The access way is opening!
Rohana: It seems Amon's forces have drawn back. I sense only a great stillness from within the temple.
Artanis: Then we have succeeded... It will not long before we see what fate has in store for us.
Talandar: These records are fascinating, Artanis. I can hardly believe the stories they contain.
Talandar: Praetor Adamis requested my presence for the decommissioning of the super carrierAntimond. When it was seized by a group of turncoats and traitors, I knew I could not let it fall into rebel hands.
Talandar: A scout crashed near the borders of Antiga. I gathered twenty warriors and we slaughtered a thousand zerg to save the pilot.
Talandar: The Kalath Intercession was a difficult time. Proud warriors who fought for Aiur were met with hostility when they returned. Aldera's judicator insisted I leave, my fellow templar were ordered to fire upon me. I did what I had to do to defend myself.
Talandar: I once led an expedition to rescue the last surviving brother of four zealots. The squadron was killed except for myself and the target.
Talandar: During the sacred celebration of Khas'mas, I was locked within a Conclave tower as it was overtaken by Dark Templar terrorists. After walking barefoot across shards of khaydarin crystal, I slew the terrorists and the warlord leading them with their own warp blades.
Talandar: Shortly after they killed my legion, I was captured by mercenaries. They were trying to stage a coup, demanding that I assassinate Aldaris. After breaking free, I hunted them down one by one. It was a good way to let off some steam.
Talandar: A disgraced executor and his legion seized control of a facility known as "the Rock." Thankfully, I subdued them before it was purified.
Talandar: A nuclear device detonated in the heart of New Antioch. A Khalai worker and I fought through an underground railway system to defeat the brother of the warlord I killed in that tower three years earlier.
Talandar: While attempting to negotiate the release of hostages on a border world, I encountered an unknown alien species. It separated us from each other. Hunted us like prey. Despite my lack of weaponry, I defeated it in martial combat and survived its explosive suicide.
Talandar: Some of these tales must have been embellished by their authors. It is difficult to believe one zealot could achieve so much.
Talandar: So many stories, Artanis. Each more unbelievable than the last.
Artanis: The shrines call this place the Temple of Unification. The xel'naga are somewhere within.
Kerrigan: So far all I'll encountered are hybrid. I've been fighting them for days. Progress has been... difficult.
Artanis: The prophecies foretell of two ascended races working together to seek out the Halls of Revelation within the temple. Only with both present will the shrines reveal the means to awaken the slumbering xel'naga.
Kerrigan: I've never cared much for prophecy...
Artanis: And yet, despite our history, here we stand... together. Perhaps you should start.
Artanis: It seems the temple have guardians... I will deal with them.
Artanis: Halt, do you sense that? A great power awakens within this construct...
Xel'naga construct: Purity of form. Purity of essence. Prove your strength!
Kerrigan: So the constructs hold the keys. Good to know.
Artanis: Let us proceed.
Artanis: These devices emit solar energy. We should gather them.
Ancient Xel'Naga: Our knowledge is your heritage.
Kerrigan: Look out, Hybrid!
Kerrigan: Another construct... We'll have to destroy it to open the doorway.
Artanis: Stay close to me, Kerrigan, My psionic abilities can mend our wounds.
Artanis: A key is still missing. Hm, there is a powerful energy across this chasm. Kerrigan, remain here. I must investigate this.
Artanis: Kerrigan, the construct is coming for you!
Artanis: Fate is with us. The shrine still functions.
Artanis: There, it gathers power. It should active shortly.
Kerrigan: Friends of yours?
Artanis: Not quite, It seems Amon's forces have found a way into the temple... We must slay them all.
Kerrigan: Think I'm starting to like you, Artanis.
Kerrigan: Let's finish this. Then we can see what your shrine has to say.
Artanis: I... I see now. The xel'naga were the first, born within the Void. Their sacred purpose was to cultivate life and perpetuate the Infinite Cycle. At a new universe's creation, they take a physical form. If destroyed, they are thrust back into the Void. All of this time, they have waited for us assemble the Keystone and find our way here...
Artanis: Amon indwells my people... possessing them through the Khala, but he has no physical form. If he were separated from the templar, he could be forced back into the Void!
Kerrigan: Come on, Artanis... We've still have a long way to go.
Kerrigan: Let's go. It won't be long until our enemy pushed us further into the temple.
Artanis: It seems that you were correct...
Kerrigan: Well then, shall we?
Artanis: The passage has caved in. We must find another way forward.
Artanis: It appears that Tal'darim are preoccupied! We should engage them while they are fighting the constructs!
Kerrigan: What fools you are to attack me!
Artanis: This passage has caved in as well. Wait... hybrid!
Spectre: Ulnar serves as your tomb.
Ancient Xel'Naga: Our heritage is your future.
Kerrigan: They're fighting another construct!
Artanis: The Tal'darim are breaching into Hall of Revelation!
Kerrigan: Ready your blades, templar!
Kerrigan: Look like we've earned a breather. You're up, Artanis.
Kerrigan: The shrines look like they've covered with pictograms. How do you know what they say?
Artanis: Communing with the shrine is more reading carvings. Each atom of the stone has been placed with meaning, purpose.
Artanis: It was here, from Ulnar, that the Xel'Naga began to seed the universe with life. They created us, just as they gave life to a numberless assembly of races in other universes. Every time, they observe and identify the potential of their offspring... never interfering. The infinite Cycle will always be the same. Two races are destined to emerge... one pure of essence, an indomitable spirit capable of change... and one pure of form-a being capable of vast psionic potential, able to house the essence of a xel'naga.
Artanis: Purity of essence and form, the zerg and the protoss! But if the Xel'Naga do not interfere... then It was Amon who uplifted my people. All we thought was the xel'naga, was a lie.
Kerrigan: Come on, Artanis. We've not far from having some answers.
Kerrigan: It's done... Do your shrine thing, Artanis. These gods of yours have a lot of answer for.
Artanis: Ahead of us... within a chamber of Ascension, the xel'naga have slumbered as civilization grew, fall and formed again. They will awaken when the two destined race arrive. Then the elders among them all will give their lives to bestow their essence... and pure of form and pure of essence will be reborn as xel'naga, shepherds of the infinite Cycle.
Kerrigan: So... what do you say? Ready to meet your maker?
Artanis: Indeed. Come, the chamber of Ascension lies ahead and our salvation within.
Kerrigan: Something is not right here...
Artanis: The xel'naga... No!
Kerrigan: They're dead, Artanis.
Amon: Artanis! Now you see... With the essence of the great betrayer, your people fulfill their purpose... my host body is forged. With it, I bring an end to the cycle. An end to the infinite suffering.
Artanis: My will is not so easily to be broken, Amon! The firstborn shall fear you no longer!
Zealot: Matriarch! There is a massive output of Void energies spiking from the temple below.
Vorazun: Target the epicenter of the... (Alarak suddenly appears)
(After a brief fight...)
Alarak: I do not come as your enemy, dark templar. (Vorazun then placed him in stasis)... You must listen to me, Matriarch... Amon's trap has sprung. Your leader is in grave danger.
Vorazun: You think us fools?
Alarak: Yes... that is irrelevant. What is relevant is that Amon has opened a gateway to the Void. Dark energies pour from within, and they burn through your precious leader, and any who oppose Amon. I can guide you to Artanis before this fate befalls him. If we are bold, we can stop the Dark God's assault.
Vorazun: Am I to believe that the moment you're released. Your blade will not be in my back?
Alarak: You waste time. (He escapes from stasis using his powers)... Lower your blades! I am Alarak, First Ascendant of the Tal'darim. Amon has betrayed my people. Retribution will be claimed for this, and if your Hierarch survives, he will aid in it! Make your decision.
High templar: I have heard of these terran spectres... Focus their energies into a feedback loop, they will not bear it.
Kerrigan: To me, my Swarm!
Artanis: Templar, join us, quickly!
Artanis: Vorazun, your forces have arrived just in time. Amon has opened a portal to the Void. It must be shut down before it tears us apart.
Kerrigan: Agreed. My Swarm and I will bear the brunt of Amon's power and buy you some time... But it's up to you to seal the portal.
Karax: The gateways draws power from these Void crystals. We will need to destroy them if we are to seal the gate.
Artanis: Then it shall be done.
Kerrigan: The darkness is approaching my hive cluster, Artanis... I hope you're getting ready to disable those crystals. I'll continue send as many zerg as I can spare to help you. Fight well, templar.
Artanis: The crystal's defenders have fallen! Move in and destroy it!
Karax: Hierarch, I am detecting several energy sources hidden across the temple... They appear to be xel'naga vessels, ancient power sources. If we can locate them, I should be able to use their energy to free up additional solarite from the Spear of Adun's core.
Karax: Crystal destroyed. Sensors are showing three more remain, Hierarch.
Kerrigan: Minions, push forward, engage Amon's forces. Artanis, now's a good time to make your move.
Kerrigan: What do you say? Let's go kill some hybrid.
Kerrigan: Artanis, hurry up and disable those Void crystals! My hive cluster is taking a beating.
Alarak: The Tal'darim's death fleet amasses at Slayn, awaiting the start of full scale invasion. I come with an offer. You will aid me in invoking a challenge for the right to rule my kind as Highlord. And in return, I will grant you cessation of hostilities between our people.
Artanis: Fenix, rally my advisors. It appears we have much to discuss.
Artanis: Rohana, do you see why you must sever your nerve cords? I cannot allow you to fall under Amon's sway again.
Rohana: The Khala was created in our darkest moment. Only its light was able to bind our people-to give us unity. We are born into it, and when we die, our spirits become one with it. It is worth fighting for.
Artanis: And now Amon uses it against us. It sustains his existence. Its time must end.
Rohana: Artanis, through the Khala, our every thought and emotion are made as one. I feel his thoughts and emotions swirling like a vortex throughout. He does not realize it, but here within the Khala, he is vulnerable.
Rohana: Just as he can see into me, I can see into him. We can use this to our advantage, Hierarch. I know it.
Karax: Hierarch, I believe I have found a way to save our people. As Zeratul's foresaw, this Keystone can indeed be our salvation.
Artanis: Explain yourself.
Karax: As we have seen, the Keystone was designed to be found and assembled by those who would ascend to become xel'naga. After leading them to Ulnar, it would also expel its stored energy to awaken the slumbering xel'naga. The Keystone siphons energies and redistributes. Essence, matter, information, consciousness... to this device, they are all the same. I see that now.
Artanis: This is how it cleansed Kerrigan?
Karax: It extracted the essence that forged her into the Queen of Blades. Then it used that energy to release Amon from the Void... If I can discover how to control the Keystone, we could use it to extract Amon from the Khala and save our people.
Artanis: Then Zeratul has led us to hope after all. Continue your research, Karax. We have a war to take to Amon!
Talandar: You were right all along, Hierarch. I am little more than a clone of your friend Fenix. The Tal'darim speaks truth. I am synthetic, a replication... a lie.
Artanis: What did you find in the archive?
Talandar: My death. My rebirth as a dragoon. And then, my death at the hands of this Queen of Blades. I am not Fenix, yet I hold his memories as if they were my own... I must have time to consider this.
Artanis: You are a warrior, Fenix, whether you identify yourself as my old friend or not. Know that I believe in you, and I believe you will help me destroy Amon's armies and save our people! Do not waver because of this knowledge.
(If You Choose to go Back to the Bridge Without Visiting the Solar Core)Edit
Vorazun: Hierarch, I apologize for the interruption, but Phasesmith Karax has urgently requested your presence within the Solar Core.
Alarak: You must know Amon will destroy you.
Artanis: If you have such faith in him, why are you here?
Alarak: Oh, I merely voice the inevitable. I know the true power of what you face... I said destroy you. Not I.
Alarak: I have seen enough. His hubris will be his undoing... It is a flaw I also see in you.
Artanis: I believe I like you, Hierarch... Your bravery is commendable.
Alarak: Join me then. Together we can defeat him.
Alarak: I cannot tether my fate to yours. Hatred does not burn within you as it does in me. You do not seethe with the agony of knowing all you believed in is a lie, and that only solace is found in the destruction of your betrayer.
Artanis: No? Amon corrupted my people and now turns them into hybrid abomination. My rage burn brighter than a thousand suns, and soon all will see my wrath unleashed!
Artanis: The Void portal within Ulnar has been sealed, but a greater threat looms. Amon is transforming our people into a host form.
Rohana: While we were focused upon Ulnar, he has unleashed the full might of the Golden Armada... using our own weaponry to eradicate life from planets across the Koprulu sector.
Artanis: Our current forces are not powerful enough to engage the Great Fleet... but Amon's other servants run rampant across the sector.
Vorazun: Then we should strike immediately. Eliminate his outlying forces.
Talandar: The ancient Purifiers were designed for war. If we reactivate them, we can build our armies and destroy Amon's zerg broods in one fell swoop.
Rohana: Assuming they do not turn on us first. The Purifiers possess no loyalty-no honor.
Alarak: You waste time bickering. The Tal'darim's death fleets are your threat. I alone can challenge Ma'lash for the right to rule, and bend his army to my will.
Karax: Do not forget Moebius Corps. They are rumored to operate from a hidden base where they forge a hybrid army to serve, even now.
Artanis: This is true, but we cannot engage them without knowing where they are. Vorazun, send your most elite dark templar to scour the sector. For now Karax, your focus must remain with the Keystone. The survival of our people depends on our actions in the days to come. It falls to the Firstborn to stop the coming oblivion!
Artanis: The xel'naga are dead. There is no salvation within Ulnar, and yet we indeed found hope. If we are to fight, we must raise an army. Fenix and I believe that we can awaken the ancient Purifiers and call upon their power. They may have been a forbidden weapon, I have seen their potential in Fenix, and know that this time, they will not fail us.
Artanis: The xel'naga are dead. There is no salvation within Ulnar, and yet we indeed found hope. Now, we must eliminate Amon's armies. Siding with Alarak is a indeed a risk. Tassadar, old friend, what would you do? Zeratul, would you have me take such a chance? The answer matter little. If this alliance can weaken Amon's armies, then it is a chance that must be taken.