Yuri Petrov was a terran archeologist. He possessed exceptional credentials, working on "cushier assignments" when compared to excavations on worlds such as Gelgaris.

In 2503, Petrov was assigned by Mr. V with other intellectuals to a team led by "maverick" archeologist Jake Ramsey, heading for an alien relic on the world of Nemaka. The constant, never changing nature of the artificial climate was frustrating to him, but regardless, entry to the relic was eventually achieved by Ramsey.

Things went badly from there however. Ramsey was attacked by an alien entity, landing him in a coma. Not long after this, Petrov and the rest of the archeologists found themselves as prisoners of the Terran Dominion on the Gray Tiger. However, due to a rampant marine, the ship's life support systems were destroyed, leaving Petrov and his colleagues to die.[1]


  1. Golden, Christie (May 22, 2007). StarCraft: The Dark Templar Saga #1: Firstborn. Simon & Schuster (Pocket Star). ISBN 0-7434-7125-3.