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StarCraft: Retribution
Retribution Cover
Publisher

WizardWorks Software

Released

1998

Genre

Real-time strategy (RTS)

Platforms

PC, Mac

Input

Mouse, keyboard

Retribution, an authorized expansion pack to StarCraft: Brood War, was published in 1998 by WizardWorks Software, independently from Blizzard Entertainment, and authorized by Blizzard as an expansion pack.[1]

Retribution works within the limits of the original StarCraft game engine, and does not add any explicitly new content to the game, although it does contain over 120 new multiplayer maps, and a large single-player campaign.

Campaign

Retribution contains new single player missions in the form of plot-centered campaigns for each of the 3 races (protoss, terran and zerg). Several new heroes were also added to the game, complete with custom voice-acting. Like in the original StarCraft, these heroes are only accessible during certain single-player missions. Also included is new music and sound effects to further enhance the single-player experience.

An ancient artifact called the Argus Stone has been found on the terran world of Aridas. All three races converge upon the planet in order to acquire the artifact, as it is believed that whoever controls the stone will be able to control the universe.

The campaign is set after the creation of the Terran Dominion but before the death of the first Overmind.

The Legacy of Kharadun

The Legacy of Kharadun is the name of the protoss campaign. Judicator Kizrath and an Executor seek the Argus Stone on Aridas.

The Gateway to Taledon

The Gateway to Taledon
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result
Combatants

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Aridas Colonial Militia
Commanders

JudicatorCaste SC2 Logo1 Judicator Kizrath
TemplarCaste SC2 Logo1 Executor

Strength

Terran Exploratory Forces

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Reclaim control of the xel'naga ruins from the terrans
  • Bring Kizrath to the ruins once they are under protoss control
  • Kizrath must survive
Hero(es)

Kizrath

New Character(s)

Kizrath, Executor

Kizrath detected ruins which bore signs of being from Taledon. However, the Aridian forces were investigating the area, so Kizrath ordered the protoss to attack. Kizrath personally investigated one of the ruin sites, but realized the site they captured was a conduit to the primary ruins on the other side of the river. The Protoss Crusades fought through the Aridas militia's defensive line to get further into the ruins.[2]

The Heat of Battle

The Heat of Battle
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Protoss Crusaders weaken enemy defenses

Combatants

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Aridas Colonial Militia

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders
Commanders

JudicatorCaste SC2 Logo1 Judicator Kizrath
TemplarCaste SC2 Logo1 Executor

Zerg SC1 Logo Cerebrate of the Zerg Exploratory Forces

Strength

Terran Exploratory Forces

Zerg Exploratory Forces

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Bring four zealots to the zerg cave in the north

or

  • Bring four zealots to the terran maintenance duct in the south

The protoss encountered a battle being fought between the Aridians and the recently arrived Zerg Swarm. Kizrath located a cave in which the zerg Cerebrate of the Zerg Exploratory Forces was believed to be located, as well as a maintenance duct leading to the heart of the terran infrastructure. He hypothesized that sending a force into either would strike a blow against them.[3]

Weakening the Aggressors

Plot branch : The Protoss Crusaders send a force to attack the cerebrate in the zerg cave.
The Zerg Cave
The Zerg Cave
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Cerebrate of Zerg Exploratory Forces incapacitated

Combatants

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Aridas Colonial Militia

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders
Commanders

JudicatorCaste SC2 Logo1 Judicator Kizrath
TemplarCaste SC2 Logo1 Executor

Zerg SC1 Logo Cerebrate of the Zerg Exploratory Forces

Strength

Zerg Exploratory Forces

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Kill the zerg cerebrate using any means necessary
New Character(s)

Cerebrate of the Zerg Exploratory Forces

The Executor (Retribution) lead a small protoss force in the caverns in an attempt to incapacitate the cerebrate within. Inside they found a force of the Adrians who had been cut off and offered to assist the protoss. Together, the two forces pushed toward the cerebrate, eventually doing enough superficial damage to the creature to disrupt the swarm.[4]

Plot branch : The Protoss send a force into the terran maintenance ducts.
Retribution
Retribution
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Protoss Crusaders defend research outpost

  • Aridian forces repelled from xel'naga ruins
Combatants

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Aridas Colonial Militia
Commanders

JudicatorCaste SC2 Logo1 Judicator Kizrath
TemplarCaste SC2 Logo1 Executor

Strength

Aridian Support Forces
Terran Science Corps

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Reestablish the protoss base
  • Eliminate the terran base over the xel'naga ruins

The sabotage of the terran base created a weakness in their defensive line. Kizrath gave orders to repel terrans which were raiding the protoss research outpost.

The protoss forces retook a damaged protoss outpost, then attacked the terrans, which consisted of the Aridian support forces and the Science Corps. Their bases were established among ancient ruins that the protoss wished to explore. Both terran bases were destroyed.[5]

Where Heroes are Made

Where Heroes are Made
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Protoss Crusaders break through Aridas Colonial Militia line

Combatants

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Aridas Colonial Militia
Commanders

JudicatorCaste SC2 Logo1 Judicator Kizrath
TemplarCaste SC2 Logo1 Executor

Strength

Aridas Defenders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Destroy the Aridian defenders

Kizrath's forces weren't the only protoss forces on Aridas. Other protoss fronts were unable to prevent terrans from slipping reinforcements between Kizrath's forces and the Argus Stone. Kizrath and the Executor were tasked with facing a large terran base established between them and the stone. The base was raised and the protoss continued their advance.[6]

The Aridian Reserves

The Aridian Reserves
Conflict

Retribution

Place

Aridas supply platform

Result

Protoss Crusaders raze the space platform

Combatants

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson's Raiders
Aridas Colonial Militia
Commanders

JudicatorCaste SC2 Logo1 Judicator Kizrath
TemplarCaste SC2 Logo1 Executor

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson Archimedes (presumed)

Strength

Aridas Space Port Defenders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Kill all terrans on the outpost

Kizrath's observers detected a terran supply station orbiting Aridas. It supplied reinforcements and other supplies to terrans on the surface. Kizrath ordered a strike on the station. Jenson's Raiders used their heavily supplied forces to aid the space station's defenders, but in spite of their defensive efforts the platform was razed.[7]

The Last Defenders Fall

The Last Defenders Fall
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Protoss Crusaders destroy Aridian stronghold

Combatants

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Aridas Colonial Militia
Commanders

JudicatorCaste SC2 Logo1 Judicator Kizrath
TemplarCaste SC2 Logo1 Executor

Strength

Aridas Defenders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Eliminate all terran defenders

Kizrath ordered a strike on the final Aridian stronghold barring the pathway to Taledon. The strike was successful.[8]

Taledon

Taledon
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas, Taledon

Result
Combatants

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Aridas Colonial Militia
Commanders

JudicatorCaste SC2 Logo1 Judicator Kizrath
TemplarCaste SC2 Logo1 Executor

Strength

Aridas Defenders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Destroy the protoss temple that houses the Argus Stone
  • Bring Kizrath to the ruins once the temple is destroyed
Hero(es)

Kizrath

Kizrath was sure that he had reached Taledon, and that the Argus Stone lay within a temple at its heart. He personally led the protoss forces against the elite Aridian cadre defending the temple. The protoss forces destroyed the temple, enabling Kizrath to pick up the Argus Stone in his ship.[9]

The Triumphal March

The Triumphal March
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result
  • Protoss Crusaders rendezvous with escort fleet
  • Protoss Crusaders abandoned on Aridas by escort fleet
Combatants

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders
Great Fleet

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Aridas Colonial Militia
Commanders

JudicatorCaste SC2 Logo1 Judicator Kizrath
TemplarCaste SC2 Logo1 Executor
TemplarCaste SC2 Logo1 Escort Leader

Strength

Zerg Spoilers

Aridian Pursuers

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Take Kizrath to the pickup area in the north
Hero(es)

Kizrath, Escort Leader

New Character(s)

Escort Leader

Kizrath ordered the Executor to carve a path through the zerg to a rendezvous point. Here, escorts would take him and the Stone to Aiur.

At the rendezvous point, a large number of carriers arrived, accompanied by an Escort Leader. These forces assisted in the annihilation of the zerg bases. However, Kizrath was then contacted by the Escort. Its commander told him that the tactical value of the Argus Stone was seen as minimal. Kizrath and the Stone would be stranded on Aridas. Instead, his escort would be commandeered to help continue the protoss war against the zerg. Kizrath was told to continue delving into the truth behind the Stone.[10]

Strongarm

Strongarm is the name of the terran campaign. Dominion scientist Jenson Archimedes oversaw an effort to collect the stone, hoping to use it as a powerful weapon. He requisitioned a commander and his battalion to aid him in retrieving the stone. His forces were separate from the Aridian forces.

On the Field of Battle

On the Field of Battle
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Jenson Archimedes and his scientists slip past zerg and protoss battle

Combatants

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson's Raiders

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders
Commanders

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson Archimedes
TerranDominion Logo2a Commander

Strength

Zerg Warriors

Protoss Warriors

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Transport Archimedes and 4 of his scientists to the beacon in the southeast
Hero(es)

Jenson Archimedes

New Character(s)

Jenson Archimedes, Commander

Archimedes wished to transport himself and a number of his scientists to a set of Aridian ruins. However, protoss and zerg forces were engaged in combat with each other, so he needed assistance from a battalion of troops. As the two forces clashed, Archimedes and his scientists were able to slip through into the ruins.[11]

The Fragile Alliance

The Fragile Alliance
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Terran Dominion disperse the Fragile Alliance

Combatants

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson's Raiders

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders
The Fragile Alliance
Commanders

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson Archimedes
TerranDominion Logo2a Commander

Zerg SC1 Logo Cerebrate of the Fragile Alliance

Metacampaign
Objective(s)

or

  • Use Archimedes' ship to capture the cerebrate
  • Archimedes must survive
Hero(es)

Jenson Archimedes

New Character(s)

Cerebrate of the Fragile Alliance

A zerg cerebrate used xel'naga technology found in ruins on Aridas to take control of a small protoss tribe. Archimedes ordered the commander to either help him capture the Cerebrate or destroy it, which could break the alliance. Jenson's Raiders fought through the protoss and the zerg, defeating both of their forces and leaving leaving the cerebrate vulnerablele.[12]

The Fate of a Cerebrate

Plot branch : Jenson's Raiders capture the cerebrate.
Cramped Quarters
Cramped Quarters
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Terran Dominion research base defended

Combatants

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson's Raiders

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders
Commanders

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson Archimedes
TerranDominion Logo2a Commander

Strength

Zerg Siege Forces

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
Hero(es)

Jenson Archimedes

Archimedes complained that the Aridians were unhappy at the continued existence of the cerebrate. The research center where it was being kept in stasis fell under attack by the zerg, who wished to free it. The Dominion forces pushed the zerg back.[13]


Plot branch : Jenson's Raiders destroy the cerebrate.
Slaughter at Station 12
Slaughter at Station 12
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Science Station 12, Aridas

Result
  • Terran Dominion evacuate scientists from the base
  • Terran Dominion research base falls to the zerg
Combatants

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson's Raiders

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders
Commanders

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson Archimedes
TerranDominion Logo2a Commander

Strength

Research Base Security
Scientists

Zerg Invaders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Bring at least four civilian scientists to Hanger 3 for evacuation

Zerg broods were overwhelming the terran defenses across Aridas, including Science Station 12. The base had entered a state of emergency lockdown, locking the doors. These could be opened by scientists. A number of security devices were scattered throughout the installation.

Shortly after the Dominion task force entered the station, the zerg broke in as well. Jenson's Raiders were able to escape with a number of the scientists and preserve their research.[14]

The Protoss Staging Platform

The Protoss Staging Platform
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas orbital platform

Result

Terran Dominion clear orbital platform of the Protoss Crusaders

Combatants

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson's Raiders

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders
Commanders

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson Archimedes
TerranDominion Logo2a Commander

Strength

Space Platform Defenders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Ferret out the protoss survivors and kill them before they can rebuild the station

The protoss used a space station orbiting Aridas as a staging ground for their attacks. The Aridians attacked it with nukes from the ground, which weakened the protoss on the platform. Archimedes tasked the Commander with clearing the remainder of the platform before the protoss had time to rebuild.

The Dominion was successful in defeating the protoss.[15]

The Outback

The Outback
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Terran Dominion destroy zerg hives in fringe region

Combatants

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson's Raiders

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders
Commanders

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson Archimedes
TerranDominion Logo2a Commander

Strength

Zerg Raiders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Defend the devastated Aridian base
  • Eliminate any zerg clusters in the area

Zerg swarms overran an outpost in a desolate area of Aridas. Archimedes ordered the region to fall back under terran control, in order to prevent the zerg from relocating to more vital locations.

The local outpost had been holding the zerg off for five days after running out of resources. However, there was an unoccupied resource node nearby which the outpost had discovered. The Dominion forces smashed the zerg.[16]

Cornucopia

Cornucopia
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Terran Dominion drives Protoss Crusaders from massive mineral vein

Combatants

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson's Raiders

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders
Commanders

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson Archimedes
TerranDominion Logo2a Commander

Strength

Protoss Resources Defenders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Free the pass so that SCVs can get through to help build a base
  • Set up a base in the area to harvest the massive vein of crystals
  • Eliminate the protoss threat in the area

The protoss had located a dense vein of crystals which the Aridians had previously used to supply their troops. A Dominion regiment was sent to establish a base and defeat the protoss. The Dominion was successful in linking up with their cut off engineering division, and using their command center established a force that repelled the protoss from the region.[17]

In the Depths of Hell

In the Depths of Hell
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Terran Dominion rescue Jenson Archimedes

Combatants

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson's Raiders

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders
Commanders

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson Archimedes
TerranDominion Logo2a Commander

Strength

Zerg Kidnappers

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Rescue Archimedes and bring him back to the beacon for evacuation
Hero(es)

Jenson Archimedes

Archimedes' ship explored a large cavern beneath an excavation site when it was surrounded by the zerg. It was heavily guarded by scourges. Archimedes believed the zerg were deciding on his fate. He was able to contact the Dominion commander and request a rescue. The Dominion forces raided the cavern, defeating the zerg defending Archimedes, and escorted him from the cavern.[18]

On the Trail of the Stone

On the Trail of the Stone
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Terran Dominion drive protoss from ruins

Combatants

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson's Raiders

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders
Commanders

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson Archimedes
TerranDominion Logo2a Commander

Strength

Protoss Defenders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Completely destroy the protoss tribes

Archimedes located the Argus Stone, which was in the hands of the protoss. They fled to a set of ruins which was filled with protoss reinforcements. The Dominion defeated them but were not able to retrieve the stone.[19]

In the Presence of the Stone

On the Presence of the Stone
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result
Combatants

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson's Raiders

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders
Commanders

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson Archimedes
TerranDominion Logo2a Commander

JudicatorCaste SC2 Logo1 Judicator Kizrath (presumed)

Strength

Protoss Defenders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Destroy the protoss temple that houses the Argus Stone
  • Bring Archimedes' ship to the ruins so that he can take the stone aboard
Hero(es)

Jenson Archimedes

The protoss had warped in a temple from Aiur, designed to focus the energies of the Argus Stone. The Dominion attacked, destroying the temple and causing a cataclysmic explosion. Archimedes was able to maneuver his ship over the ruins and retrieve the stone.[20]

Dynamic Evolution

Dynamic Evolution is the name of the zerg campaign. Zargil of the Sennith Brood and other zerg cerebrates lead a campaign to collect the stones for themselves, in order to create a "Supreme Being".

Cutting off the Exits

Cutting off the Exits
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Jenson Archimedes' battlecruiser escort destroyed

Combatants

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson's Raiders
Aridas Colonial Militia
Commanders

Zerg SC1 Logo Cerebrate

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson Archimedes (presumed)

Strength

Aridian Maintenance Forces
12 battlecruisers

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
New Character(s)

Zargil, Cerebrate

Zargil explained to a young cerebrate the power of the Argus Stone. Zargil knew the artifact was being held by Jenson Archimedes and ordered the new brood to destroy the battlecruiser escort for his Science Corps.

After an Aridian base was raised, Archimedes' escort of twelve battlecruisers engaged the Zerg Crusaders. They were all destroyed.[21]

Ascension

Ascension
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Zerg Crusaders seize Dominion science facility

Combatants

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson's Raiders
Commanders

Zerg SC1 Logo Cerebrate

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson Archimedes (presumed)

Strength

Archimedes Defenders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Capture the terran science facility and return it to the beacon near your base for interrogation

Zargil Archimedes maneuvered through the terran bases, eluding the zerg's grasp. Zargil decided that seizing his comrades and extracting information from them would help them find Archimedes.

The zerg captured a science facility and brought it back to their base, where a defiler would extract the information. The terrans launched a massive assault when the science facility was captured, but the zerg fended it off.[22]

Undercover

Undercover
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result
Combatants

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders
Commanders

Zerg SC1 Logo Cerebrate

Strength

Terran Warriors

Protoss Warriors

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Reclaim this territory for the zerg and destroy anyone who dares to challenge us

A zerg hive and numerous zerg forces were defeated by the Dominion and the protoss. The two enemy factions were now fighting each other. The zerg were able to retake the hive, but during the battle the terrans and protoss allied with each other. The zerg, however, were successful in their assault, and defeated both factions.[23]

Battlefield Aridas

Battlefield Aridas
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Zerg Crusaders victory

Combatants

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders
Commanders

Zerg SC1 Logo Cerebrate

Strength

Terran Raiders

Protoss Forces

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Finish off the protoss base and secure the area

The protoss had defeated the zerg forces in a strategic region. The cerebrate in charge of those forces had been removed. The young cerebrate was ordered to assault these forces. During the battle, the new brood discovered terran forces also attacking the protoss. The zerg defeated the protoss and terran forces.[24]

Beginning of the End

Beginning of the End
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Zerg Crusaders infest Dominion command center

Location of Argus Stone discovered by Zerg Crusaders
Combatants

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Aridas Colonial Militia
Commanders

Zerg SC1 Logo Cerebrate

Strength

Aridian Defenders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)

Zargil located a terran troop and research base. One of their command centers held the precise location of the Argus Stone. The new Brood was ordered to infest the command center. The operation was a success, and the zerg discovered the location of the Argus Stone.[25]

Battle of Three Armies

Battle of Three Armies
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Aridas

Result

Zerg Crusaders break Protoss Crusader and Terran Dominion defensive line

Combatants

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion
Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders
Commanders

Zerg SC1 Logo Cerebrate

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Reclaim this territory for the Swarm and destroy anyone who dares to challenge us

The desperate terrans allied with the protoss, hoping to keep the zerg out of a cavern leading to the Argus Stone. The zerg punched through their lines.[26]

Guardians of the Stone

Guardians of the Stone
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Dominion Research Base, Aridas

Result

Zerg Crusaders retrieve the Argus Stone

Combatants

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson's Raiders

Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders
Commanders

Zerg SC1 Logo Cerebrate

TerranDominion Logo2a Jenson Archimedes (presumed)

Strength

Thakras

Defenders of the Argus Stone

Protoss Prisoners

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Kill the white suited guardians of the Stone
  • Bring Thakras to the stone
  • Thakras must survive
Hero(es)

Thakras

New Character(s)

Thakras

Zargil informed the young cerebrate that the terrans had betrayed the protoss and continued to hold the Argus Stone within their installation. Another brood had already assaulted the installation but failed, leaving Thakras and the remnant of his brood trapped within.

Zargil provided the cerebrate with infested terrans who had knowledge of the interior of the installation, such as passwords. However, some of their passwords were outdated, alerting Dominion security systems.

Inside, the zerg encountered protoss who had been captured by the terrans. All three forces fought each other.

In addition, the terrans conducted scientific experiments on the captured zerg, such as a genetic transducer which could transform mutalisks into guardians. However, the experiment resulted in the death of the zerg creature.

Thakras was freed, and the zerg pushed through the ghost agents defending the stone. The zerg retrieved the Argus Stone, obtaining its objective on Aridas.[27]

The Alliance

The Alliance
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Terran barge

Result
Combatants

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion
Protoss Empire

Protoss Crusaders
Commanders

Zerg SC1 Logo Cerebrate

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Destroy all enemies

The zerg attempted to escort the Stone to Char, but the protoss and terrans united their forces and created a convoy heading to Char. They hoped to intercept the Stone.

The zerg took over a terran barge in the convoy and eliminated the enemy forces.[28]

Terran Intrusion

Terran Intrusion
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Char

Result

Zerg Crusaders repel Dominion forces on Char

Combatants

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion

Commanders

Zerg SC1 Logo Cerebrate

Strength

Terran Raiders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Deal with the terran invaders to prevent any future interference on Char

The Overmind gained possession of the Stone. However, a small band of terrans landed on Char. The zerg crushed them.[29]

Calm Before the Storm

Calm Before the Storm
Conflict

Great War

Campaign

Retribution

Place

Char

Result

Zerg Crusaders

Combatants

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders

Protoss Empire

Commanders

Zerg SC1 Logo Cerebrate

Strength

Protoss Invaders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Repel the protoss invaders

The protoss also sent an invasion force to Char with the intent of retrieving the stone. Their forces were also defeated.[30]

The Battle of Char

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The Battle of Char
Conflict

Retribution

Place

Char

Result
Combatants

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Swarm

Zerg SC1 Logo Zerg Crusaders

TerranDominion Logo2a Terran Dominion
Protoss Empire

Commanders

Zerg SC1 Logo Cerebrate

Strength

Terran Raiders
Protoss Invaders

Metacampaign
Objective(s)
  • Kill the intruders
  • The Chrysalis must not be destroyed
New Character(s)

Supreme Being

Zargil informed the young cerebrate that the Supreme Being was approaching maturity within a chrysalis. It had to be protected from the attackers.

Xel'naga lore predicted that a catastrophic war would precede the birth of the legendary being, and only one race would emerge triumphant.

A united terran and protoss offensive attacked the chrysalis' location. They were defeated.[31]

Notes

  • Jenson Archimedes mentions that he had spent years studying the protoss and their relationship with the xel'naga. However, at the time of the battle the terrans had only known of the existence of the protoss for a few months.[32]
  • The final battle, which takes place on Char, is fought in a jungle environment.[31]

Transcript

Lord of Ascension. 2009-04-20. Retribution. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2009-05-08.

Current status

Blizzard Entertainment authorized Retribution as an expansion pack.[1]

By 2003 it was very difficult to obtain a copy of Retribution. Almost no original copies of this game exist, due to an early cancellation in production and a low purchase rate. While the expansion pack was authorized by Blizzard Entertainment, they offer no comment on availability or technical support.

At BlizzCon 2010, Blizzard employee Chris Metzen suggested that he didn't consider Retribution to be canon, but had not made a final decision.[33]

References

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  33. Hi, first I got a really really simple yes or no question. The official (sort of) Insurrection/Retribution campaigns from the original StarCraft, are those canon or not? And then more importantly, what is going on with Samir Duran? Because we didn’t see him at all in WoL, although we did see the fruits of his labors.

    Chris Metzen: So to the first point, I don’t know! My instinct tells me that they should not be canon, but I'd have to look at them again because there's probably good DNA there that might be useful. Chris Metzen, Brian Kindregan, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2010-10-23. BlizzCon 2010 StarCraft II Lore Panel. StarCraft Legacy. Accessed 2010-10-25.


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