Vile Disruption | StarCraft: Brood War (Zerg #1)


The forces of the United Earth Directorate have taken control of the planet Char and enslaved the ravenous broods of the fledgling Overmind. With the Directorate’s powerful Psi Disrupter negating Kerrigan’s control over the remaining broods, the UED remains uncontested in its domination of the sector.

Kerrigan, having sought out a band of unlikely allies, now plans to destroy the Psi Disrupter and sever the UED’s control of the Overmind.


Kerrigan’s Fortress, on the planet Tarsonis.


Kerrigan: Greetings, Cerebrate. By now you’ve realized that I’ve severed your connection with the Overmind and your renegade brethren. Understand, it’s nothing personal. I just can’t risk you falling under their influence. You’re mine now. Serve me unquestioningly, and I’ll let you live.

Duran: My Queen, pardon me for interrupting, but the visitors you have been expecting have arrived.

Kerrigan: Finally. They certainly took their time.

Raynor: Yeah, well none of us were in any real hurry to get here, Sarah.

Kerrigan: Still suspicious of my motives, Jimmy?

Raynor: Always.

Kerrigan: Heh. When I contacted you both on Aiur, I told you about the new Overmind and about the UED that seeks to control it. Well, the UED has done it. They’ve tamed the Overmind and now control most of the Zerg broods in this sector. That’s why I’ve asked for your help.

Fenix: You want us to help you defeat the UED so that you alone will rule the Zerg!

Kerrigan: Wrong, Fenix. I want to defeat them because if we don’t, they’ll clamp down on this sector, and enslave us all! You know I’m right Jim. You’ve studied the history of Earth, you know what the UED’s agenda is. Taking control of the Zerg is only the beginning for them.

Raynor: Maybe… I don’t know…

Duran: My Queen, again I beg your pardon for this interruption, but we have a very serious problem!

Kerrigan: Perfect timing… Gentlemen, we’ll need to finish this conversation later… continue, Duran.

Duran: The Psi Disrupter’s signal has reached us here on Tarsonis and shattered the unity of your broods! Within the past few hours, your minions have turned on each other and left their hive clusters to run out of control!

Kerrigan: This is just what I need. Cerebrate, take the few Zerg still under my control and do what you can to stem any further damage to the hive clusters. I can’t afford to have them destroyed by my own minions!


  • Rescue all hives from destruction.


You start with 6 Hydralisks and 2 Zerglings.

Select your 6 Hydralisks and 6 Zerglings and head north to the explore the Hive. 8 enemy Zerglings attack the Hive.

Duran: My Queen, the hive structures are not responding to the Cerebrate’s commands! There is no way to reinforce your warriors!

Kerrigan: Cerebrate, you’ll have to make due with the warriors you have. Slaughter the dissident Zerg in my name!

Note: Move your units to this location where you will find 4 Hydralisks and a Zergling patrolling.

There are 5 enemy Hydralisks at the top-right corner’s Hive. 3 friendly Hydralisks unburrow to join you.

8 enemy Zerglings unburrow to attack your units heading south toward the next Hive.

Come near the Hive to claim it. It will switch colors and you will hear a sound. 10 Scourges join your team. They are southeast of the Hive by the mountain.

A Zergling is found attacking a Spore colony at this corner.

To the west, 3 Guardians are attacking a Sunken Colony (high ground). Bring the Scourges to kill them.

Claim the next Hive (middle of the map).

Now head west toward the next Hive. 4 Hydralisks and 6 Zerglings will ambush the Hive from the west. 6 Zerglings from another Brood will simultaneously attack from the north — while you are busy with the ones from the west.

A second wave attacks from the west and north. Keep your units together. Be quick, because the next Hive (west) is also getting attacked. If that Hive is destroyed, the mission is failed. When all attackers are dead, 4 Queens join your team. These have all 3 abilities enabled: Ensnare, Parasite, and Broodlings. 2 Ultralisks will attack that same Hive shortly. Stay there until it attacks. You can use a Queen to cast Broodling on the Ultralisk.

There are 3 Ultralisks south. Use the Queens to cast Broodling on them which automatically kills them.

The next Hive is at the bottom-left corner of the map. This one is trickier because 7 Mutalisks attack. Bring your Hydralisks to kill them, and any Scourge that might have survived. You gain 2 Defilers after defending that Hive.

Send all your units through the Nydus Canal.

They teleport to a very large Zerg base. Kill any enemies in the area. There are enemy Ultralisks, Hydralisks, Zerglings, and Guardians scattered throughout the base. Remember you now have 2 Defilers. You can cast Dark Swarm, and Plague.

The most important thing to protect in such a large base is the Hive. Be aware at all times whether it is under attack. You lose this Hive, the objective is failed.

When the last enemy Zerg dies, many Hydralisks unburrow to join your team. Shortly after that happens, a wave of enemy Zerglings and Hydralisks come rushing at the Hive. Defend and hold.


  • Zerg Swarm
  • Garm Brood (Renegade Zerg)
  • Jormungand Brood (Renegade Zerg)
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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