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% MISSION 6: "NORAD II"          %
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%            Secret Staging Area %
%            Antiga Prime Colony %
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Objectives: Protect Battlecruiser Norad II.
            Bring Raynor and 2 dropships to Norad II.
                                                                       
Briefing:
                                                                       
Advisor- (with Mengsk, Raynor, and Kerrigan)
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              |                                     |                  
              | It appears that the Confederates    |                  
              | are in a state of panic about the   |                  
              | Antigan revolt. I'm picking up a    |                  
              | high number of Confederate          |                  
              | transmissions going back and forth  |                  
              | between their outposts and their    |                  
              | headquarters on Tarsonis. Most of   |                  
              | the transmissions are heavily coded,|                  
              | but wait, here's something:         |                  
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Gen. Duke- (with Mengsk, Raynor, and Kerrigan; Advisor out)
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              | This is General Duke calling from   |                  
              | Alpha Squadron Flagship Norad II!   |                  
              | We've crash-landed and are being    |                  
              | hit hard by the Zerg! Request       |                  
              | immediate backup from anyone        |                  
              | receiving this signal! Repeat, this |                  
              | is a priority one distress call---  |                  
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              |_____________________________________|                  
                                                                       
                                                                       
Raynor- (with Mengsk, Kerrigan, and Advisor; Gen. Duke out)
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              |                                     |                  
              | Zerg? Here? Serves 'em right.       |                  
              | 'Bout time they got a taste of what |                  
              | it's like to be in there mixin' it  |                  
              | up.                                 |                  
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Mengsk- (with Raynor, Kerrigan, and Advisor)
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              |                                     |                  
              | Jim, I want you to move in and save |                  
              | that base.                          |                  
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Raynor- (with Mengsk, Kerrigan, and Advisor)
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              | I'm positive I didn't hear that     |                  
              | right.                              |                  
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Kerrigan- (with Mengsk, Raynor, and Advisor)
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              |                                     |                  
              | Arcturus, have you lost your mind?  |                  
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Mengsk- (with Raynor, Kerrigan, and Advisor)
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              | Listen, I know Duke's a cold hearted|                  
              | bastard, but an entire colony       |                  
              | shouldn't have to suffer for that.  |                  
              | Besides, a Confederate general could|                  
              | prove to be a powerful ally. This is|                  
              | an opportunity we cannot miss.      |                  
              |                                     |                  
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Kerrigan- (with Mengsk, Raynor, and Advisor)
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              | I don't like this at all.           |                  
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Mengsk- (with Raynor, Kerrigan, and Advisor)
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              |                                     |                  
              | I'm not asking you to like it. I'm  |                  
              | asking you to do it.                |                  
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Kerrigan- (with Mengsk, Raynor, and Advisor)
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              |                                     |                  
              | Yes sir.                            |                  
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Raynor- (with Kerrigan and Advisor; Mengsk out)
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              | Great. Let's get this over with.    |                  
              |                                     |                  
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message-
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              |          End of Briefing.           |                  
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              |_____________________________________|                  
                                                                       
                                                                       
Comments: What a twist! Is Mengsk growing soft? Or is he really a Confederate
          spy!? Probably not, but let's get on with it, shall we?
                                                                       
Starting line-up: 2 SCVs
                  4 Marines
                  2 Firebats
                  1 Raynor (Vulture)
                                                                       
Comments: See that dimmed Command Center somewhere to your left? That's
          a rescuable area! Go there now and gain yourself an entire
          base. There will be some resistance, but pitiful ones compared
          to what you have in store for them.
                                                                       
Transmission: - A Terran building with hit points
                "in the red" will burn down unless
                it is repaired.
                                                                       
Comments: Well? Start repairing those buildings! Start with the Engineering
          Bay, as it is the most likely to burn down. Next, repair the
          Bunkers, in preparation of a Zerg rush. Then build a Refinery,
          gather some gas, and start working on the damaged Battlecruiser
          on your right. And by the way, the Beacon there marks the spot
          where you should bring Raynor and the Dropships.
                                                                       
Transmission: Raynor - If we're doin' this, we'd better hurry. That
                       ship won't last long against those Zerg.
                                                                       
Comments: Right you are, Mr. Raynor. The Zerg will occasionally attack
          the crashed Battlecruier area so you don't have much time to
          get your units there before it becomes totally whacked. Ok now,
          here's the situation: Your base is quite close to the destination,
          but the narrow path in between is packed with Spore Colonies---
          those things that could detect all sorts of cloaked units and
          bring down those that are airborne. The solution? A ground attack,
          what else!? Sure, there are also Sunken Colonies nearby, but
          they're not as many as the Spores, which by the way are also
          aided by tons o' Scourges to make sure no small air unit group
          gets through. Here's a sketch of the right half of the map:
                                                                       
                                                                       
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|#####################\      Sn            /############\_            |
|######################|               3Sc \####-CRASH  ##\_          |
|#####################/                      \##   SITE-####\_        |
|###################/                     3Sp  \##############\       |
|###################\    _   Sp                  \#########/          |
|###################|   /#\_            Sn         \####/             |
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|################/  _/########\         2M         3Sc 3Sp        ____|
|##############/___/########/       __       Sp                  /####|
|#########################/_       /##\_ Sp       Sn   2Sc Sp  _/#####|
|###########################\_   _/#####\_                   _/#######|
|#############################\_/#########\          Sc     /#########|
|#########################################/ Sp          Sp /##########|
|# <----- Your Base  ####################/                /###########|
|######################################/                _/############|
|##############################-><-###/               _/###########/ \|
|###################################/________________/############/___|
                                                                       
                                                                       
Sp    - Spore Colony
Sc    - Scourge
Sn    - Sunken Colony
M     - Mutalisk
#     - lowlands
< / > - ramp
N     - insignificant areas
-><-  - entry point
                                                                       
                                                                       
Comments: All you need to accomplish the current mission is three Dropships,
          one of which is empty, another one with Raynor in it, and yet
          a third one full of Marines. Gather your forces at the "entry
          point" and have them stay there for awhile. Now unload your
          Marines. Chances are the lower-left most Spore Colony will
          spot you and fire away. No problem. You'll be able to unload
          all your Marines before the Dropship explodes. Now take that
          first Spore Colony out. The plan is to make a path through
          the right part of this piece of land, so move on towards the
          right and whack that Spore Colony and the onlooking Scourges.
          Now take out the Sunken Colony in front of you, as well as the
          four more Spore Colonies around it, and the extra Scourges
          floating by. The path is now clear. Fly your two other Dropships
          through this path and your done.
                                                                       
Transmission: Gen. Duke - You're about the last folks I expected to
                          show up. What's your angle here, Mengsk?
                                                                       
              Raynor - Our angle? I'll give you an angle, you slimy
                       Confederate piece of---
                                                                       
              Mengsk - Jim, enough! I'll handle this. The
                       Confederacy is falling apart, Duke. Its
                       colonies are in open revolt. The Zerg are
                       rampaging unchecked. What would have
                       happened here today is we hadn't shown
                       up?
                                                                       
              Gen. Duke - Your point?
                                                                       
              Mengsk - I'm giving you a choice.
                       You can return to the Confederacy and
                       lose, or you can join us and help save our
                       entire race from being overrun by the Zerg. I
                       don't think it's a difficult choice.
                                                                       
              Gen. Duke - Join forces? With you? I'm a general, for
                          God's sake!
                                                                       
              Mengsk - A general without an army. I'm offering
                       you a position in my cabinet, not just some
                       backwater post. Don't test my patience,
                       Edmund.
                                                                       
              Gen. Duke - All right, Mengsk. You've got a deal.
                                                                       
              Mengsk - You've made the right choice, General
                       Duke.
                                                                       
              Raynor - I can't believe you're really going to trust
                       this snake!
                                                                       
              Mengsk - Don't worry, Jim. He's our snake now.
                                                                       
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