Return to Char | StarCraft: Brood War (Protoss #6)

Protoss fleet, high orbit over the planet Char.


BRIEFING

Artanis: Executor, the Uraj is secured and the UED has given up the chase. We are currently holding perimeter orbit over the planet Char. Zeratul, have you locked onto the location of the Khalis?

Zeratul: Yes. I remember sensing its power the last time I was on this world. However, our sensors indicate a massive, fluctuating energy signature at its location. I am, however, unable to identify the signature’s source.

Kerrigan: That should be obvious, gentlemen; the source is the Overmind itself. When the Cerebrates merged together, they must have locked onto the Khalis’ energies and nested near it. It’s probable that there’ll be a number of Broods protecting that area. It’s risky, but if we can strike hard and fast, we might be able to fight our way through their defenses and escape with the crystal.

Artanis: Comrades, I may have an alternative. Seeing as how the Overmind is still in its infant stages, I wonder if we might be able to disrupt its control over those Broods. If we can do enough superficial damage to the creature, it might pacify the Zerg nearest to it, allowing us some time to retrieve the Khalis.

Zeratul: A bold plan, young Artanis. Your courage rivals that of mighty Tassadar himself.

Artanis: You give me too much credit, noble Zeratul. I am not worthy enough to even speak “His” name.

Kerrigan: Touching. Look, boys, either of these plans will work, but let’s not waste any time. I’ll be able to exert limited control over a few of the Zerg here and provide you with some back-up. But the longer we stay, the more we risk losing both the crystals again.

Artanis: Agreed. Executor, deploy your forces. May Adun be with you!


OBJECTIVES

  • Retrieve the Khalis crystal with a probe or drone. OR
  • Do enough damage to the Overmind to send it into remission.

RESOURCES

In this mission you have control over two bases: Kerrigan’s Zerg base and the Protoss base.

PROTOSS BASE

You start the mission with 4 Probes, 3 Zealots, 3 Dragoons, 2 Dark Templars, and 3 Observers.

Buildings: Nexus, Forge, Gateway, 4 Pylons, 2 Photon Cannons, and a Shield Battery.

ZERG BASE

You start with 3 Drones, 2 Overlords, and 6 Zerglings.

Buildings: Hatchery, Evolution Chamber, Spawning Pool, and 3 Creep Colonies.

800 Minerals – 231 Vespene Gas – 23/41 Supplies.


STRATEGY

Select the 4 Probes and command them to harvest different Mineral nodes each.

Select the 3 Drones and command them to harvest different Mineral nodes each.

Build a Drone at the Hatchery.

Build a Probe at the Nexus.

Build a Probe.

Build a second Hatchery.

Build a Drone.

Build 2 Probes.

Build 2 Drones.

Build an Extractor at the Vespene Geyser.

Build a Probe.

Build a Drone.

Build a Probe.

Send a Drone to the south to build a Hatchery at the expansion base.

Around 1:14, 6 Zerglings are getting ready in the west ramp to attack your protoss base.

Build a Drone.

Build a Probe.

Send the Dark Templar to kill the 2 Lurkers beneath the western Observer.

By now the second Hatchery is complete. Build 2 Drones.

Build 2 Probes.

Send 3 Drones to harvest Vespene Gas.

Build a Pylon.

Build 2 Drones.

Select the Forge. Upgrade Ground Weapons Level 1.

Build a Cybernetics Core.

Build 2 Drones.

Build a Probe.

Build 2 Drones.

Build an Overlord.

Build a Probe.

Build an Extractor at the expansion base.

Build a Probe.

Build a second Forge.

Select the Cybernetics Core. Upgrade Singularity Charge to increase Dragoon attack range.

Build a third Forge.

Build 2 Drones.

Build a Probe.

Build 2 Drones.

Send 3 Drones from your main base to harvest Minerals at the expansion base.

Build 2 Drones.

Select a Forge. Upgrade Ground Armor Level 1.

Build 3 Drones at the expansion base.

Select the Forge. Upgrade Plasma Shields Level 1.

Build a Drone at the expansion base.

Build a Probe.

Build a Citadel of Adun.

Select the southmost Creep Colony. Mutate into a Sunken Colony.

Around 3:50 the Zerg will attack your Protoss base by the southern Photon Cannon. Send your Zealots, Dark Templar, and Dragoons to defend.

Build a Probe.

Build a Pylon.

Build 3 Creep Colony at the expansion base.

Build 3 Overlords at the expansion base.

Build 2 Probes.

Mutate a Creep Colony into a Spore Colony at the expansion base.

Mutate a Creep Colony into a Sunken Colony at the expansion base.

Mutate a Creep Colony into a Sunken Colony at the expansion base.

Build a Templar Archives.

Build 3 Drones at the main base.

Build a second Gateway.

Build a third Gateway.

Build a fourth Gateway.

Build a fifth Gateway.

Build a Probe.

Build a Pylon.

Build a sixth Gateway.

Build a seventh Gateway.

Select the Citadel of Adun. Upgrade Leg Enchancement to increase Zealot movement speed.

Build 3 Drones at the expansion base.

Select each Gateway and set Rally point a few yards west of the Shield Battery.

Select a Forge. Upgrade Ground Weapons Level 2.

Build a Probe.

Build 3 Pylons.

Build 4 Templar.

Build 3 Zealots.

Build 3 Drones at the expansion base.

Build a Probe.

Build a Robotics Facility.

Mutate a Hatchery into a Lair.

Build a Probe.

Build 3 Zealots.

Select a Forge. Upgrade Ground Armor Level 2.

Build 4 Zealots.

Select a Forge. Upgrade Plasma Shields Level 2.

Merge the 4 Templar into 2 Archons.

Build an Observatory.

Build 3 Dragoons.

Build 5 Pylons.

Move your army (2 Archons and 12 Zealots) to the enemy Zerg base — located at the top-left corner of the mini-map.

Move the westernmost Observer to detect burrowed Zerg and Lurkers at the enemy Zerg base.

Select the Lair. Evolve Ventral Sacs to enable Transporting for the Overlord.

Build 3 Drones at the Lair.

Build 4 Dragoons.

Build 4 Zealots.

Send 2 Drones to the enemy Zerg base you are destroying.

Build 2 Hatcheries at the enemy Zerg base.

Build 3 Dragoons and Rally them to the new expansion base (top-left corner of the mini-map).

Select the Robotics Facility. Build an Observer.

Build 3 Drones

Build 2 Pylons.

Build an Extractor at the new expansion base.

After defending the new expansion base, start to move your ground units south toward the Overmind area.

There are 2 Sunken Colonies and a Spore Colony at this chokepoint. You might encounter a Mutalisk, 2 Hydralisks and 4 Zerglings around this area.

Around 9:30, 2 Hydralisks and 6 Zerglings might attack your main base.

Build 6 Dragoons.

Build a Zealot.

Build 11 Overlords across all your Hatcheries.

Further south, there is another Sunken Colony, and a Guardian will aggro from high ground.

Select the Forge. Upgrade Ground Weapons Level 3.

Select a Forge. Upgrade Ground Armor Level 3.

Build 2 Zealots.

Destroy the enemy Zerg base located here. Bring an Observer to reveal burrowed units.

Build 5 Dragoons.

Build 6 Drones at the newest expansion #2.

Build a Spire.

Continue to rally new spawned Zealots and Dragoons to the enemy Zerg base.

Bring 2 Drones to the destroyed Zerg base.

Build 2 Hatcheries at expansion #3.

Attack the Overmind.

Overmind dies.

Artanis: Executor, the Khalis is ours! Let us depart this wretched world and return to Shakuras! … Provided there is still a Shakuras to return to…

This mission was completed in 14:49 minutes.


FACTIONS

  • Fleet of the Matriarch
  • Jormungand Brood
  • Garm Brood
STARCRAFT: REMASTERED WALKTHROUGH MENU
Episode 1: Rebel Yell (TERRAN CAMPAIGN)
1. Boot Camp2. Wasteland3. Backwater Station4. Desperate Alliance
5. The Jacobs Installation6. Revolution7. Norad II8. The Trump Card
9. The Big Push10. New Gettysburg11. The Hammer Falls12. Cinematic: The Inauguration
Episode 2: Overmind (ZERG CAMPAIGN)
1. Among The Ruins2. Egression3. New Terran Dominion4. Agent of the Swarm
5. The Amerigo6. The Dark Templar7. The Culling8. Eye for an Eye
9. The Invasion of Aiur10. Full Circle11. Cinematic: The Invasion of Aiur
Episode 3: The Fall (PROTOSS CAMPAIGN)
1. First Strike2. Into the Flames3. Higher Ground4. The Hunt for Tassadar
5. Choosing Sides6. Into the Darkness7. Homeland8. The Trial of Tassadar
9. Shadow Hunters10. Eye of the Storm11. Cinematic: The Death of the Overmind
Episode 4: The Stand (PROTOSS CAMPAIGN)
1. Escape from Aiur2. Dunes of Shakuras3. Legacy of the Xel'Naga4. The Quest for Uraj
5. The Battle of Braxis6. Return to Char7. The Insurgent8. Countdown
9. Cinematic: Fury of the Xel'Naga
Episode 5: The Iron Fist (TERRAN CAMPAIGN)
1. First Strike2. Dylarian Shipyard3. Ruins of Tarsonis4. Assault on Korhal
5b. Emperor's Fall (Birds of War)6. Emperor's Flight7. Patriot's Blood8. To Chain the Beast
9. Cinematic: UED Victory Report
Episode 6: The Queen of Blades (ZERG CAMPAIGN)
1. Vile Disruption2. Reign of Fire3. The Kel-Morian Combine4. The Liberation of Korhal
5. True Colors6. Fury of the Swarm7. Drawing of the Web8. To Slay the Beast
9. The ReckoningX Secret Mission: Dark Origin10. Omega11. Cinematic: The Ascension

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