Harvest of Screams – StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm Single Player Transcript

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Harvest of Screams

After the “Transmission” cinematic, players are shown a two-option screen. Choose either planet Kaldir or planet Char.

In both options, Kerrigan’s aim is to reclaim rogue zerg, each led by its own broodmother.

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In this case, I chose planet Kaldir. This map enables the Roach and Hydralisk units.

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MISSION: KALDIR

  • Reclaim Nafash’s Brood

NEW UNITS

  • Roach
  • Hydralisk

Adjutant: A broodmother named Nafash took her brood to the frozen moon of Kaldir. Recent reports indicate a protoss presence there. There is a high likelihood that Nafash is fighting the protoss for control of Kaldir. Her brood is believed to contain highly evolved, dangerous zerg organisms.

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Cinematic

Adjutant: Warning. Zerg organisms detected.

Kerrigan: That’s why I’m here. They’ll either accept me as their queen, or I’ll start killing them one-by-one until they do.

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(Izsha appears before Kerrigan)

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Kerrigan: What are you?

Izsha: I am Izsha. Your Majesty used to store all her ideas, thoughts and plans within me. Do you not remember?

Kerrigan: Yes … I do remember you. More importantly, you remember me.

(Kerrigan’s mind reaches out into Izsha’s mind – yellow glow in their eyes as special effect)

Izsha: You are the Queen of Blades. I obey.


Kerrigan: Perfect. Summon the Swarm, and prepare to move on Korhal.

Izsha: The Swarm is in disarray, and will not answer your call. Most zerg on Kaldir are under the command of broodmother Nafash. She seeks to create her own Swarm. While she lives, the Swarm will be divided.

Kerrigan: Not for long, it won’t. Take us down to the surface.

 


New Conversation: Izsha

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Kerrigan: Tell me about this leviathan.

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Izsha: It is the organism from which you command the Swarm. And this is its nerve center.

Kerrigan: And it can take me to any world I wish?

Izsha: Of course, my queen. But our numbers are few. Before conquering other worlds, you may wish to reclaim your forces here on Kaldir.

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Kerrigan: Leave the strategy to me. Now, what else can I do on this leviathan?

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Izsha: You can evolve and upgrade your Swarm in the evolution pit. The creature Abathur can help you.

 


New Conversation: Hatchery

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Izsha: The scouts report that Nafash set up a hive on this plain, but abandoned it shortly after.


Kerrigan: She moved off into those ice valleys. That must be where the protoss are.

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Evolution Pit

Kerrigan: What are you?

Abathur: Abathur. Evolve Swarm, spin strands and sequences. Served Overmind, then served Queen of Blades. Now serve you.

Kerrigan: I am the Queen of Blades!

Abathur: Different. Examining genetic strands. Queen of Blades was efficient, ancient zerg qualities. Minor terran influence. You, infected with more terran matter. Grasper limb poorly designed. Can improve. Will give it back, better.

Kerrigan: Don’t touch me.

Abathur: Only focus is evolving the Swarm. Seek perfection in all things. Work in evolution pit. Can review my work here.

 


Zergling Evolution

Abathur: Many benefits to evolving Swarm. Start with zergling.

Mutation Available: Zergling

Abathur: Organism can be upgraded, three distinct mutations available. Once chosen, will activate sequences within creature. Improve combat potential. Mutation choice, not permanent. Can alter at any time.

 


New Conversation: Abathur

Abathur: Moon small. Very little local essence.

 


Harvest of Screams: Mission Briefing

Reclaim Nafash’s Brood

Izsha: Nafash moved her brood into these ice valleys to fight the protoss. It’s unknown if she will join you willingly.

MAIN OBJECTIVES REWARD: +5 Kerrigan Levels

BONUS OBJECTIVES REWARD: +2 Kerrigan Levels

NEW UNIT: Roach

Cutscene

Izsha: This moon has pockets of intense cold called flash freeze storms. One such storm is approaching. It will push temperatures down so fast that almost all thermal energy will be lost.

Izsha: The storm will pass quickly but while it is here, your troops will be frozen in place.

Kerrigan: I can sense indigenous creatures nearby. Their matriarchs have powerful essence. Strong enough to help us adapt to this cold.

Gameplay

Kerrigan: I have to find an ursadon matriarch and get her essence.

Izsha: This zerg is feral. It is not under the control of any higher entity.

Kerrigan: Another feral roach. Something is very wrong.

Izsha: The flash freeze is near.

Kerrigan: I just have to find an ursadon matriarch.

Izsha: The flash freeze has arrived. Your troops are frozen.

Abathur: These ursadon, led by matriarch. Strong essence. Once local essence assimilated. Swarm will resist flash freeze.

Izsha: Flash freeze is passing.

Abathur: Essence assimilated. Swarm resistant to flash freeze.

Kerrigan: Excellent. And now I can sense Nafash’s hive cluster nearby …

Abathur: Injured roaches able to burrow. Regain health.

Kerrigan: Nafash’s brood. The protoss must have wiped them out. I’ll awaken this hive cluster for the Swarm.

Izsha: The protoss sensed the awakening! They are aware of our presence!

Expedition Leader (Protoss): The Queen of Blades! But what has happened to you? Frail and human!

Kerrigan: Protoss! I wondered when you’d show yourselves.

Expedition Leader: We must inform Shakuras. They will send the Golden Armada – they will destroy you!

Kerrigan: Izsha, tell me the protoss are out of range of Shakuras.

Izsha: They are, my queen. However, the protoss have psi-link spires that can amplify their psionic communication.

Kerrigan: Then we destroy those spires before the protoss can activate them.

Abathur: Additional matriarch essence nearby. If collected, Swarm can become more efficient in flash freeze.

Kerrigan: I do like an efficient Swarm. If I have a chance, I will hunt down some matriarchs.

Izsha: By accomplishing these goals you will grow more powerful. Your damage, energy, or life will immediately improve as your power level increases.

Expedition Leader: Brave protoss, slow her down! Take the fight to her!

Izsha: Protoss approaching the hive cluster! Flash freeze approaching! The protoss will be vulnerable until it passes!

[Flash Freeze Duration: 1:30]

Kerrigan: The protoss are defenseless! Attack now!

Izsha: Flash freeze storm is fading.

Note: Another wave of zealots will arrive a few minutes afterwards.

Izsha: Flash freeze will be here soon.

Izsha: Flash freeze storm has arrived!

Kerrigan: Press our advantage! Destroy the protoss!

[Flash Freeze Duration: 1:30]

Izsha: Flash freeze ending. We should retreat until the next storm hits.

[Next Flash Freeze: 0:45]

Expedition Leader: Time grows short, Kerrigan! The Golden Armada will come for you!

Izsha: In a few moments, there will be a flash freeze.

Izsha: A flash freeze storm has hit.

Kerrigan: The protoss are defenseless! Attack now!

[Flash Freeze Duration: 1:30]

Izsha: Flash freeze storm is fading.

Abathur: Matriarch essence useful. Visibility during flash freeze increased.

Izsha: Flash freeze will be here soon. The flash freeze storms are getting shorter. It will be harder to take advantage of the storms.

Izsha: Flash freeze is here!

[Flash Freeze Duration: 1:00]

Izsha: The flash freeze is ending.

[Next Flash Freeze: 2:00]

Izsha: Flash freeze will be here soon.

Izsha: The protoss forces are now frozen.

Kerrigan: One down.

Expedition Leader: Even if you destroy our spires, we will get word to Shakuras!

Abathur: Matriarch essence assimilated. Swarm perfectly adapted to fight in flash freeze storms.

Kerrigan: I feel stronger.

Kerrigan: One more left.

Expedition Leader: It’s no use, Kerrigan! Shakuras will destroy you!

Expedition Leader: The spires have fallen! Retreat!

Izsha: The protoss expedition will be unable to contact Shakuras.

Kerrigan: Now they have to deal with us.

 

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