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"Ignore a single spark long enough, and it can grow into an inferno. Leniency is only an invitation to future chaos"

- Admiral Urun(src)

Urun is the leader of the Auriga Tribe and a member of the Hierarchy.

BiographyEdit

Early PoliticsEdit

"This Hierarchy is failing. It needs a leader to succeed. This stalemate is but further proof of that."
"Then I will be this leader!"
"You would ruin us all, Nahaan. I would submit myself for this position."

- Zekrath, Nahaan, and Urun play politics(src)

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Urun in an early Hierarchy meeting

In the early days of the Hierarchy, the group often found itself at an impasse. In light of yet another impasse, Zekrath suggested that it needed a leader. Nahaan immediately put himself forward, while Urun declared that he would lead them to ruin, and that it was he himself who would be leader. Neither of them achieved the position however, for as Zekrath and Mohandar pointed out, the hierarch had to be an individual who commanded the respect of both the Khalai and Nerazim, namely Artanis. The young protoss refused, stating his intent to leave the body and resume his duties as a warrior when circumstance allowed. Mohandar suggested that they reconvene the following day, in order to hear if Artanis had changed his mind. Many of the members threatened to leave the Hierarchy if Artanis did not take up the mantle of leadership, including Tabrenus. Urun snidely remarked that he would not mourn his departure if such a thing came to pass.

It did not, however, as Artanis agreed to take on the role of hierarch.[3]

Auriga LeaderEdit

Urun became the leader of the Auriga Tribe in 2503.[1]

TwilightEdit

In 2503,[4] Urun wisheed to retake Aiur for the glory of the protoss. He attended a meeting of the Hierarchy to discuss Zamara, a missing preserver. There were none on Shakuras. A terran female, Rosemary Dahl, attended the meeting, along with Vartanil (a survivor from Aiur) and executor Selendis.

Urun was unhappy that Dahl didn't propose a return to Aiur, and was angered to learn that Zeratul, Selendis and Artanis had abandoned survivors on Aiur years ago. However, Vartanil himself agreed with this action, blunting Urun's protests.

Urun proposed searching for more survivors on Aiur until told they'd been killed, and even then proposed sending an expedition to Aiur in order to retrieve clues. However, fellow Hierarchy member Mohandar found a more likely location for Zamara.[5]

Tensions in PeaceEdit

"Attention terrrans. This is Admiral Urun. This suicidal attack...This is how you repay us for not destroying you when you broke our treaty with your clumsy salvage operation? For saving your entire company from the zerg infestation aboard that 'ship of wounded?'"
"What? The hell you sa–"
"End transmission."

- Urun and Hogarth verbally spar(src)

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Urun contacts the terrans near Adena.

Admiral Urun survived the events of the End War, and later went on to command the carrier Saalok's Eye. Sometime after the Defenders of Man Insurgency, Urun spotted a group of terrans near the planet Adena, and stopped them. Their leader, Captain Hogarth, claimed to have orders to survey all abandoned outposts in the region, but Urun's subordinate noted they did not send any transmissions. Urun knew they were trying to deceive him, but allowed the terrans to land anyway.[6] The terrans were ambushed by the Niadra Brood, and when a dropship attempted to escape the planet with a marine infested with a larva inside, Urun shot it down. This inflamed tensions between Urun and Hogarth,[7] causing him to open fire on Saalok's Eye. Urun then deployed his ship's fighters to engage the terrans, then prepared to move down to the surface. His subordinate pointed out he was violating the treaty Artanis had made with the Terran Dominion, but Urun pointed out they fired first. Urun assembled a contingent of zealots and stalkers, stating that while he didn't care what happened to the terrans, he took responsibility for not detecting the zerg on the planet's surface. The broodmother that led them was therefore a threat, one he intended to remove. He asked only for volunteers, but none of his warriors refused his request. He and his forces deployed to the surface via the carrier's teleportation platform.

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An alliance is formed

Urun and his forces arrived on the planet's surface, and supported by fighters, drove the zerg back from the terrans they were attacking. Initially hostile, he was surprised to find the marine Elms was psionic, and speculated that Niadra wanted her as a prize. Elms offered an alliance between the two in order to fend off the zerg. Urun scathingly agreed to hear the marine's strategy. Elms suggested that they take out Niadra while they still could.[8]

In Utter DarknessEdit

Main article: In Utter Darkness
"Your timing is impeccable, Admiral Urun! When the enemy takes to the air, we will need your support."

- Zeratul upon Urun's arrival at the final stand.(src)

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Urun's phoenix at the final battle.

In an apocalyptic future glimpsed at by the Overmind (and others through it), Urun took part in a final stand on a distant, shadowed world against a hybrid-controlled Swarm. He rallied the remnants of the Great Fleet and had a small ground force gathered as well. He, alongside the remnants of his species, did battle. For all their valor, it was to no avail, and Urun fell alongside his people, declaring that there were "too many of them".[9]

Game UnitEdit

"Let it begin!"

- Urun ready for battle(src)

Two Urun portraits are available to those who purchase a season 1 war chest. "Urun" is also a division name in StarCraft II.

Urun pilots a powerful Phoenix in the mission "In Utter Darkness." It has an identical Graviton Beam ability as other Phoenixes.[9]

AbilitiesEdit

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Graviton Beam

Lifts target unit into the air, preventing it from moving, attacking, or using abilities. While using this ability the phoenix cannot move or attack. One in effect can be cancelled early to end the effects.

The effect ends instantly if either the targeted unit or the casting phoenix is destroyed.

Burrowed zerg units will be unburrowed by the ability, and will reburrow when they fall back to the ground.

Usage
Cost 50 Energy Terran SC1
Duration 7Time SC2 Game1
ve

UpgradesEdit

Increases attack damage of protoss air units.

Acquisition
Purchased from Cybernetics core
Hotkey E
Level 1
Cost 100 Minerals Terran SC1 100 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 175 Minerals Terran SC1 175 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Fleet beacon
Level 3
Cost 250 Minerals Terran SC1 250 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Fleet beacon
ve

Increases protoss air unit armor.

Acquisition
Purchased from Cybernetics Core
Hotkey A
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Fleet beacon
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Fleet beacon
ve
  • +1 armor to shields per level.
Acquisition
Purchased from Forge
Hotkey S
Level 1
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 114Time SC2 Game1
Level 2
Cost 225 Minerals Terran SC1 225 Gas Terran SC1 136Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
Level 3
Cost 300 Minerals Terran SC1 300 Gas Terran SC1 157Time SC2 Game1
Required Twilight council
ve
Acquisition
Purchased from Fleet beacon
Hotkey R
Cost 150 Minerals Terran SC1 150 Gas Terran SC1 64Time SC2 Game1
ve

DevelopmentEdit

It was stated that Urun would appear in Legacy of the Void.[10][11] However, he makes no appearance in the game. Data exists in the map editor for Urun as a hero unit in Legacy of the Void. Tooltips and buttons imply he would have piloted a carrier, and had the ability Mass Recall. Other data implies Urun may have appeared as a hybrid of some sort.[12]

Personality and TraitsEdit

"You believe yourself wiser than I?! Excellent. If you have a stratagem, reveal it now!"

- Urun to Elms(src)

Urun has a low opinion of terrans[6][8] and a high opinion of his own tactical abilities. He has often shown elements of snark within his personality.[3][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Blizzard Entertainment. 2013-01-22. StarCraft II Creative Development Q&A - Part 13. Blizzard Entertainment. Accessed 2013-01-22.
  2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Credits. (in English). 2010.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Burns, Matt (w) and James Waugh (w), Edouard Guiton (i) and Emanuele Tenderini (i). (October 20, 2015). Artanis: Sacrifice. Blizzard Entertainment. Artanis Sacrifice Accessed 2015-10-20.
  4. April 6, 2010. "Timeline". StarCraft II: Heaven's Devils. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). pp. 311 - 323. ISBN 978-1416-55084-6.
  5. Golden, Christie (June 30, 2009). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #3: Twilight. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 978-0-7434-7129-9.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Watrous, Valerie (w), Manual, Garcia (i) and Sandra Molina (c). (July 19th, 2017). StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 1. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 1 Accessed 2017-07-19.
  7. Watrous, Valerie (w), Manual, Garcia (i) and Sandra Molina (c). (July 19th, 2017). StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 2. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 2 Accessed 2017-07-19.
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Watrous, Valerie (w), Manual, Garcia (i) and Sandra Molina (c). (September 13th, 2017). StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 3. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Shadow Wars: Part 3 Accessed 2017-08-13.
  9. 9.0 9.1 Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty. (Activision Blizzard). PC. Mission: Wings of Liberty, In Utter Darkness (in English). 2010-07-27.
  10. 2014-11-13, Selendis/Urun/Mohandar returning?. Blizzard Entertainment, accessed on 2014-11-13
  11. 2014-12-01, BlizzCon 2014 LotV Lore Community Corner Discussion with James Waugh. YouTube, accessed on 2015-01-19
  12. Blizzard Entertainment. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Map Editor. (Activision Blizzard) (in English). November 10, 2015