Blizzard has given fans a nice Thanksgiving treat … the story so far behind Starcraft 2:

The storyline of StarCraft II takes place four years after the events of StarCraft: Brood War. We have prepared a two-part overview called The Story So Far, an opportunity for you to get up to speed with the characters, settings, and developments that lead up to StarCraft II. Read about Arcturus Mengsk’s pivotal betrayal, Kerrigan’s ascension as the Queen of Blades, and Tassadar’s noble sacrifice to save his people.