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A Dark Templar is a member of a group of Protoss in the StarCraft universe. They cut off their psionic appendages to demonstrate their contempt for the Khala. The Protoss The Protoss are a race in Blizzard Entertainments real-time strategy computer game, StarCraft. ... The StarCraft universe is a fictional universe in which the StarCraft series of computer games and books are set. ... Khala (path of ascension) is the fictional religion of the Protoss alien species in the Blizzard game StarCraft. ...

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The Dark Templar were originally a group of Rogue Tribes which lived in hiding on Aiur. They were considered rogues for refusing to submit to the Khala. The Protoss Conclave knew of their existence, but had kept them a secret until about 1000 years before StarCraft starts. Fearing that the knowledge of their rogue nature would undermine their efforts of spreading the Khala, they determined that the Rogue Tribes were a threat, and ordered Adun to destroy them. Categories: Stub | Protoss | StarCraft planets ... Khala (path of ascension) is the fictional religion of the Protoss alien species in the Blizzard game StarCraft. ... The Protoss Conclave was a political body which used to control Protoss society in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... StarCraft (SC) is a real-time strategy computer game by Blizzard Entertainment. ... Khala (path of ascension) is the fictional religion of the Protoss alien species in the Blizzard game StarCraft. ... Adun was a Protoss character in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...

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Adun was considered a very valiant and powerful young warrior. He was also an extreme idealist, so many Conclave members thought it was a mistake of the Judicators to send him. 1998(c) Blizzard Entertainment, All rights reserved File links The following pages link to this file: Dark Templar StarCraft secret missions ... 1998(c) Blizzard Entertainment, All rights reserved File links The following pages link to this file: Dark Templar StarCraft secret missions ... This article is an alphabetical list of minor characters in the fictional StarCraft universe, a fictional universe in which a a games and several books are set, who do not fit into any other category. ... The Judicator Caste is one of the four main divisions in Protoss society and has existed sine the end of the Aeon of Strife. ...


Instead of destroying the Rogue Tribes, Adun tried to teach them psionics. One of the first abilities they learned was how to bend light around themselves, which renders them virtually invisible. He did this so the Rogue Tribes could hide from the Conclave. In several science fiction universes, a cloaking device is an advanced stealth system which causes a spaceship to be invisible and extremely difficult to detect with normal sensors. ... This article needs cleanup. ... The Protoss Conclave was a political body which used to control Protoss society in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...


He tried to teach them more powers, such as psionic storms, but this backfired. Without the discipline of the Khala they could not control these storms, which spiralled over Aiur. A High Templar is a powerful Protoss psychic in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... Khala (path of ascension) is the fictional religion of the Protoss alien species in the Blizzard game StarCraft. ... Categories: Stub | Protoss | StarCraft planets ...


Perhaps these storms were actually created by the first Dark Archons, as these psionic entities had not been created for 1000 years (about the time these storms took place) due to being too dangerous. The Dark Archon is a Protoss Dark Templar psionic entity in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...


In any event, now the Protoss Conclave could not hide the existence of the Rogue Tribes, so now the Conclave had a choice to either destroy them, banish them or admit that they'd let them live. It is unknown what censure Adun received, but he probably continued to live for a time. The Protoss Conclave was a political body which used to control Protoss society in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... Adun was a Protoss character in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...


The barely reunited Protoss Tribes began to fight once more, in addition to the hunts called for on the Rogue Tribes. Eventually the Rogue Tribes were forced to surrender. Instead of destroying them, the Conclave had them loaded onto an old but functional Xel'Naga freighter and secretly exiled them. They became a taboo subject and the Judicators tried to hide the evidence. Over the years the stories emerged as rumors about Dark Templar and Fallen Ones. The Protoss The Protoss are a race in Blizzard Entertainments real-time strategy computer game, StarCraft. ... The XelNaga are an ancient, cosmic race from the StarCraft universe — a fictional universe in which a series of computer games and books are set. ...


The Rogue Templar journeyed through the stars for a long time, hundreds of years. During this time the creation of the Dark Archon was banned, and the habit of cutting off their psionic appendages became common. In order to use psionic powers, they were forced to draw energy from the void. They also developed their fleet of Corsairs, vessels designed to defend themselves as they had travelled through the stars. The Dark Archon is a Protoss Dark Templar psionic entity in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...


Zeratul, a Prelate of the Dark Templar, had said: "I have journeyed through the darkness between the most distant stars. I have beheld the births of negative-suns and borne witness to the entropy of entire realities..." Perhaps he was speaking of these journeys. Zeratul is a Protoss character in the fictional Starcraft universe. ...


During these journeys the Rogue Tribes had encountered Char, probably early in their journey. While the Zerg had not yet reached Char, the Rogue Tribes somehow lost the Khalis crystal on the planet. Char is a planet in the StarCraft universe. ... The Zerg are an alien race in the StarCraft universe. ... Khalis is the name of a powerful psionic crystal in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...


The Rogue Tribes eventually discovered the dark planet, Shakuras, during their journeys and remained, due to the presence of a Xel'Naga Temple. Shakuras is the homeworld planet of the Protoss Dark Templars in the StarCraft Universe, a fictional universe in which a series of computer games and books are set. ... The XelNaga are a race in the StarCraft universe which have vanished (or gone to sleep) countless ages ago. ...


On the planet, they either found or created a Warp Gate which they could use to travel to Aiur. However, they did not use that Gate to connect to Aiur for a long time. In the Aeon of Strife in the fictional StarCraft universe, Protoss warriors created warp gates to travel great distances instantaneously. ... Categories: Stub | Protoss | StarCraft planets ...


Struggling to adapt to their harsh and nearly lightless environment, the Rogue Tribes altered their skills and even their biology to cope.


Eventually Matriarch Raszagal, age 1046 at the time of StarCraft: Brood War, and the only Dark Templar who was old enough to clearly remember Aiur, became the leader of the Dark Templar. Matriarch Raszagal is leader of the Dark Templar people in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... Categories: Stub | Protoss | StarCraft planets ...


Dark Templar warriors are armed with modified Psi-Blade technology, known as warp blades, and strive to protect their race and the ancient secrets of their tribes. By channeling their dark energies through these blades, they can permanently kill Zerg Cerebrates. Zerg Cerebrates are powerful agents of the Zerg Swarm, created by the Zerg Overmind for the purposes of controlling Zerg Broods. ...


After the devastation of Aiur, many Dark Templars forgave those Protoss who once banned them, and allowed their fellow brothers to escape to Shakuras. However some, such as those who follow Ulrejaz, cannot bring themselves to forgive the Protoss of Aiur. Among Executor Artanis's tasks are quelling this dissent. Ulrejaz is a Protoss Dark Templar in the StarCraft universe. ... Artanis is a young Protoss Praetor in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...


Recently the Dark Templar have allowed the creation of the Dark Archon, which appears to be different and marginally more stable than its previous form. The Dark Archon is a Protoss Dark Templar psionic entity in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...


Game Unit

Several Dark Templar (including Zeratul) are assigned to the player during some of the Protoss missions in Episode III of StarCraft. In Brood War, the player gains the ability to train them at the Gateway after building a Templar Archives. The Dark Templar used in the original and those you can produce in Brood War are actually separate units with slightly different stats. Zeratul is a Protoss character in the fictional Starcraft universe. ... Introduction StarCraft Episode III is part of the StarCraft storyline -- the history of the in the fictional universe of StarCraft. ... StarCraft (SC) is a real-time strategy computer game by Blizzard Entertainment. ... ...


Dark Templar are melee units and do a large amount of damage compared to other infantry, and can quickly dispatch other units, especially in numbers. Furthermore, they are permanently cloaked from the moment they enter the game, but as with all other cloaked units, can be detected. As such, they are excellent for harassing buildings and ground unit formations (m&m in particular) without proper detection capabilities. Each Templar costs 125 minerals and 50 vespene. A Medic head shot In the strategy computer game StarCraft, the medic is a Gay Terran unit that is capable of healing hitpoints for all friendly living ground units, such as marines, firebats, other medics, allied aliens, and others. ... Minerals are natural compounds formed through geological processes. ... In the PC strategy game StarCraft, Vespene gas is a basic resource used to produce advanced units for all races. ...


Dark Templar Rush

Similar but much harder to pull of than a Zealot Rush, One technique for multiplayer Protoss players is to invest all their resources to creating a few gateways and gaining the ability to create dark templars, then launching small groups at enemies. This is substantially more successful and less risky if the player has other allies who can defend his base and if the opponents are predominantly Terran, as many terrran players, even with wall-ins and large masses of Seige Tanks, will often leave no missile turrets near the front lines. This allows the Templar to decimate front lines before detectors are created, or running into enemy bases in a suicide run and destroying the enemy's command center. This is especially deadly on the 'fastest map ever' maps, where losing a command center permanently hinders the player's war effort. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Zealotry. ... The Protoss The Protoss are a race in Blizzard Entertainments real-time strategy computer game, StarCraft. ... Terran means of Terra, i. ...


Corsair-Templar Attacks

When facing a Zerg opponent, a sometimes useful tactic is to combine an army of Dark Templar with a fleet of Corsair: the Corsair quickly take out any Overlords in the vicinity (which are the Zerg's only detectors) and the Dark Templar move in for the kill. Heavy anti-air defences can be neutralized by the Corsairs' Disruption Web ability, making this move difficult for the Zerg to counter.


Two StarCraft: Brood War Dark Templar can merge together to become a Dark Archon, a powerful Protoss spellcaster unit. StarCraft: Brood War is an expansion pack released in 1998 for StarCraft — an award winning real-time strategy computer game developed by Blizzard Entertainment. ... The Dark Archon is a Protoss Dark Templar psionic entity in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...


References

  • StarCraft homepage at Blizzard Entertainment
  • Battle.net StarCraft Compendium
  • Maps of the Month - second rebellion
  • Dark Archon history
  • Corsair history
  • Underwood, Peter, Bill Roper, Chris Metzen and Jeffrey Vaughn. StarCraft (Manual). Irvine, Calif.: Blizzard Entertainment, 1998.
StarCraft
StarCraft universe:
Gameplay of StarCraft | StarCraft storyline | StarCraft units and structures
Factions/Organizations:
Dark Templar | Judicator Caste | Kel-Morian Combine | Khalai Caste | Protoss | Protoss Conclave | Pirate Militias | Raynor's Raiders | Sons of Korhal | Templar Caste | Terran | Terran Confederacy | Umojan Protectorate | United Earth Directorate | Xel'Naga | Zerg | Zerg Brood
Locations:
Aiur | Antiga Prime | Braxis | Char | Chau Sara | Korhal | Mar Sara | Moria | Shakuras | Talematros | Tarsonis | Umoja | Zerus
Characters:
Aldaris | Artanis | Gerard DuGalle | Edmund Duke | Samir Duran | Fenix | Sarah Kerrigan | Arcturus Mengsk | Nova | Raszagal | Jim Raynor | Alexei Stukov | Tassadar | Zeratul | Zerg Overmind | Minor Characters

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Dark Templar (633 words)
The dark templar is a powerful addition to the protoss army.
If you keep the Dark templar moving against a terran opponent they will not know where to expect the dark templar next, and will not be able to comsat till you have already attacked their forces.
A fully upgraded dark templar is almost two times as good as an un-upgraded dark templar.
Starcraft Infoceptor - Brood War Coverage (607 words)
Drawing upon dark cosmic energies, the Dark Templar have harnessed greater, or perhaps merely different, energies than were previously known to the Protoss.
The most lethal ability of the Dark Templar, however, is their power to bend light itself around their form, rendering them invisible to all but the most advanced means of detection.
Dark Templar are dangerous up close, so try to strike at them from a range, with Dragoons, Reavers, Scouts, or Carriers.
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