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Encyclopedia > Matriarch Raszagal

Matriarch Raszagal is leader of the Dark Templar people in the fictional StarCraft universe. She rules from her citadel on Shakuras, the nearly lightless homeworld of the Dark Templar. At 1,045 years of age, she is one of the oldest living Protoss, and the oldest of the Dark Templar. She one of the few old enough to clearly remember Aiur from before their exile. A Dark Templar is a member of a group of Protoss in the StarCraft universe. ... The StarCraft universe is a fictional universe in which the StarCraft series of computer games and books are set. ... 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 Protoss The Protoss are a race in Blizzard Entertainments real-time strategy computer game, StarCraft. ... Categories: Stub | Protoss | StarCraft planets ...


Raszagal is the first (and only) female Protoss portrayed by Blizzard Entertainment. Unlike other Dark Templar, she appears to have long psionic appendages. Perhaps it is only necessary to remove the tips of these appendages to sever the link to the Khala. Blizzard Entertainment is an American PC game developer and publisher. ... Khala (path of ascension) is the fictional religion of the Protoss alien species in the Blizzard game StarCraft. ...


A powerful psychic, with one of the most powerful minds in the galaxy, she has led the Dark Templar Tribes for nearly 500 years. But as she aged, her control over her powers began to slip.

Due to this loss of control she became vulnerable to the mechanations of Infested Kerrigan. Kerrigan made Raszagal her slave before or early in Episode IV. Sarah Kerrigan—who calls herself the Queen of Blades—is a character in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... StarCraft Episode IV is a continuation of the StarCraft storyline through the means of an expansion pack entitled StarCraft: Brood War. ...

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Welcome to Darkness

By the time Zeratul returned to Shakuras, many decades after he had left on missions, bringing the Khalai refugees with him, Raszagal was already under Kerrigan's influence. Zeratul is a Protoss character in the fictional Starcraft universe. ...


She was willing to forgive the Protoss of Aiur for exiling the Dark Templar, as the agency that enforced that act, the Protoss Conclave, had been destroyed. She was even willing to make peace with Aldaris, a former member of the Conclave. The Protoss Conclave was a political body which used to control Protoss society in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... In the fictional StarCraft Universe, Aldaris is a 740-year-old powerful Protoss Judicator in the service of the Protoss Conclave. ...


The Zerg had followed the Protoss to Shakuras, and Raszagal told her now-expanded military of a potential solution: the Xel'Naga Temple. Its powers enable it to destroy the Zerg. Unfortunately, the temple needs the Uraj and Khalis crystals to be activated. Her first request was to destroy the Zerg Cerebrates which had nestled against the Xel'Naga Temple. The Protoss forces were up to the task, slaying both Cerebrates with Dark Templar energies. The Zerg are a vaguely insectoid race in the StarCraft universe. ... The XelNaga are a race in the StarCraft universe which have vanished (or gone to sleep) countless ages ago. ... Uraj is the name of a powerful psionic crystal in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... Khalis is the name of a powerful psionic crystal in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... Zerg Cerebrates are powerful agents of the Zerg Swarm, created by the Zerg Overmind for the purposes of controlling Zerg Broods. ...


Strange Alliances

Infested Kerrigan appeared to the Protoss military leaders, Artanis, Aldaris and Zeratul, asking for a meeting with Raszagal. The Protoss were even more surprised when Raszagal said she was willing to host a meeting. Artanis is a young Protoss Praetor in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...


Kerrigan explained that, with the death of the Zerg Overmind, she was no longer under its control. Unfortunately there was a new Overmind growing on Char, and when it reached maturity, it would take control of her. Zeratul told her he was more concerned with protecting Shakuras than destroying a new Overmind. The Zerg Overmind —or simply the Overmind— is a character in the StarCraft universe. ... Char is a planet in the StarCraft universe. ...


While Artanis and Zeratul were grudgingly willing to work with Kerrigan, Aldaris stormed out of the meeting.


The Zerg had been dealt a harsh blow, but they were still spreading over Shakuras, and there were not enough Protoss to defeat them. Believing the Uraj to be on the world Braxis, she ordered her warriors to retrieve it, "and let nothing stop you from recovering it." Braxis is a small cold moon in the StarCraft universe. ...


Betrayal

The Protoss recovered the Uraj and Khalis with help from Infested Kerrigan, but returned to find Shakuras in a state of uproar. The Judicator, Aldaris, had taken control of the Judicator and Templar refugees, and led them in an attack against Raszagal herself. The Judicator Caste is one of the four main divisions in Protoss society and has existed sine the end of the Aeon of Strife. ... The Templar Caste is a collection of Protoss tribes in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...


Raszagal claimed they were being driven by their old prejudices, and ordered Zeratul and Artanis to terminate Aldaris. She would tolerate no dissent while the Zerg were poised to strike.


Zeratul felt that something was wrong. Raszagal had always been a gentle soul, he told Artanis. Still, he followed her orders.


After defeating Aldaris, they tried to convince him to return to the fold. However, Aldaris revealed that Infested Kerrigan had taken control of Raszagal's mind ... but Kerrigan arrived and killed him before he could say more. For this act, Kerrigan was ordered to leave the planet. Kerrigan boasted that she had manipulated the Protoss into killing her enemies, the Cerebrates of the new Overmind, and told them she would see them "real soon". Zerg Cerebrates are powerful agents of the Zerg Swarm, created by the Zerg Overmind for the purposes of controlling Zerg Broods. ...


Defender of the Dark Templar

Finally, the time to activate the Xel'Naga Temple had come. Raszagal was elated at the moment. The XelNaga are a race in the StarCraft universe which have vanished (or gone to sleep) countless ages ago. ...


"The time has come to let loose the full fury of our powers! Never again shall Shakuras be despoiled by the foul touch of alien species! These Zerg shall be the first to fall before us!"


Zeratul asked Raszagal if she was all right, or if Kerrigan's treachery remained behind, but Raszagal quickly reassured him that she was herself again.


While Kerrigan was away, the Protoss upgraded the capital city of Talematros with a Khaydarin Crystal-based defense grid. It created an electromagnetic field which somehow prevented Zerg from maneuvering through the air. Talematros, also spelled Talemantros, is the Dark Templar capital on Shakuras in the fictional StarCraft universe. ... Khaydarin Crystals are monolithic artifacts and psionic technology in the StarCraft universe. ...


Infested Kerrigan braved the possibility of being attacked by the Xel'Naga Temple in order to recover the Matriarch. The Temple was not activated during her assault, for unknown reasons.


The Reckoning

Raszagal was spirited away to Char, with Zeratul and Artanis following. Zeratul demanded her return, but Infested Kerrigan told him she wanted him to do something first. If he and his Dark Templar would slay the young Zerg Overmind for her, now under the control of the United Earth Directorate, she would allow the Matriarch to return. When Zeratul hesitated, Raszagal convinced him that the Overmind was a threat to the Protoss. Zeratul was forced to agree. United Earth Directorate symbol. ...


After Zeratul slew the second Overmind, Raszagal told him that she did not want to return. Realizing that Raszagal was still under Kerrigan's control, Zeratul managed to capture the elder Protoss back from a suprised Kerrigan. The Protoss The Protoss are a race in Blizzard Entertainments real-time strategy computer game, StarCraft. ...


Zeratul put her in a Stasis Cell while he could activate the dimensional recall that would enable them to escape from Char. Kerrigan pulled a risky maneuver, however, defeating his forces. Raszagal had to be killed by Zeratul as she was beyond redemption. As she lay dying, Raszagal told Zeratul that he was the new leader of the Dark Templar. Infested Kerrigan allowed Zeratul to leave with his guilt. A Stasis Cell is a Protoss invention in the fictional StarCraft universe. ...


While Zeratul was prepared to meet with Artanis, he was distracted by a strange event and did not go back to Shakuras. The current leadership of the Dark Templar is unknown. Blizzard Entertainment has released two secret missions for the computer game, StarCraft: Brood War. ...


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Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Zeratul (1574 words)
Raszagal directed the Executor to a Xel'Naga temple that, given the proper conduit crystals, could eradicate the Zerg.
Raszagal accept Kerrigan as an ally and directed her, along with Zeratul and Artanis, to collect the Uraj and Khalis crystals needed to access the temple.
Raszagal was taken to Char, where she was used to force Zeratul to kill the second Zerg Overmind.
Raszagal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1083 words)
Matriarch Raszagal is leader of the Dark Templar people in the fictional StarCraft universe.
Raszagal claimed they were being driven by their old prejudices, and ordered Zeratul and Artanis to terminate Aldaris.
As she lay dying, Raszagal told Zeratul that he was the new leader of the Dark Templar.
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