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Artanis and Uraj.

Uraj is a khaydarin crystal shard. Over time has become infused with the energies of the Khala. Its Dark Templar counterpart is the Khalis crystal.


The xel'naga cut the Khalis and Uraj crystals from a monolithic khaydarin crystal and gave them to the protoss. Uraj was entrusted to the Akilae Tribe and venerated as a sacred relic. Unlike Khalis, Uraj took on the energies later associated with the Khala. The Akilae hid the crystal during the Aeon of Strife. Once the Strife ended the Templar Caste became the crystal's guardians and used it for meditation.[1]

During the golden age of protoss expansion, Khyrador became home to the Uraj. It was later abandoned when a series of violent psionic storms rocked the planet and drove away its protoss settlers.[2]

The Brood WarEdit

"Explain something to me, Zeratul. Why would your people leave such a sacred crystal in the hands of these Terrans?"
"We didn't. Long ago, this world was a Protoss colony called Khyrador. When the strife between our tribes escalated, this planet and the Uraj Crystal were abandoned. These Terrans have come here only recently."

- Sarah Kerrigan and Zeratul discussing the Uraj(src)

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The Uraj on Braxis

In 2500, the crystal was found by Sarah Kerrigan and a protoss army led by Praetor Artanis, Dark Prelate Zeratul and the Executor. They overcame the Terran Dominion defenses and sent in a probe to gather it up.[3]

The protoss returned to Shakuras with the crystals. Artanis carried the Uraj into the xel'naga temple[4] and inserted the crystal into the structure's mechanisms. The temple's activation created a giant energy burst that scoured the zerg from the planet.[5]


  1. Chris Metzen, StarCraft Legacy staff. 2009-04-03. [
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. 2010-07-24. Koprulu Sector Systems: Braxis. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2010-07-24.
  3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: The Quest for Uraj (in English). 1998.
  4. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Mission: Countdown (in English). 1998.
  5. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft: Brood War. Vivendi Games. Cinematic: Fury of the Xel'Naga (in English). 1998.

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