Zerg 01-04


Stetmann Log: Entry 2103
ステットマンの記録: 第2103号

Zerg sample recovered by Raynor’s Raiders, 6.10.2504.

Sample appeared dead when brought in, including tissue necrosis. However, tests now reveal frantic cellular activity, and it is moving.

This defies everything I understand about biology. I’m tracking massive generational changes in each cell. In the last hour, this thing has evolved more than humans did in 100,000 years.

If I can harness this, it could lead to huge military innovations for the Raiders.

Zerg 05-09


Stetmann Log: Entry 2139
ステットマンの記録: 第2139号

The recovered zerg sample is still growing. I introduced a protein solution. Might have been a mistake.

At the cellular level, the sample shows strains of every known zerg creature–and many other strains that I don’t recognize. It will take a while to map it all, but I’ve already begun extracting data from an ultralisk cell, and I found a spore crawler cell that yielded data on its instinctive threat-recognition routines.

Zerg 10-14


Stetmann Log: Entry 2247
ステットマンの記録: 第2247号

Recovered zerg sample continues to evolve. Clearly has motor function despite the lack of anything like a neural cortex. It’s giving off more heat than it could possibly be absorbing in that tank.

I’m learning how some zerg burrow so well. It’s extremely sophisticated. They have billions of tiny muscles that vibrate at a low frequency, effectively loosening soil, crumbling rock, and snapping vegetation. They can “swim” through the ground. It’s not quite as fast as running, but it’s close.

I can see a way to put this knowledge to good use.

Zerg 15-19


Stetmann Log: Entry 2297
ステットマンの記録: 第2297号

The zerg sample has developed an ocular organ. Will limbs be next? There is a basic dichotomy to zerg cell reproduction. Type A cells throw off seemingly random mutations. Type B cells hunt down these mutations and destroy them. It’s survival of the fittest on the cellular level. Successful mutations thrive.

I used microscopic scrapings from the sample to test an electrical discharge field I’d been tinkering with for some time. The results were gratifying. As an interesting side effect, the zerg matter developed into a very dense but flexible material. This material could be used to reinforce the superstructure of those old Hercules-class cargo ships that Swann’s always trying to find a use for.

I wish there were time to both pursue the discharge field and iterate on the hardened matter. I doubt there will be.

Zerg 20-24


Stetmann Log: Entry 2354
ステットマンの記録: 第2354号

The zerg sample has developed a large neural cortex. I’ve noticed it reacting to external stimuli, but in a very disturbing way. When it detects my presence, it stops moving. Is it trying to “play dead”? Can it react at that level?

I noticed earlier that zerg alpha amino acids have unique R groups. I’ve run a full regimen on some. Results are stunning. Zerg aminos are able to combine dead cell matter with normal proteins to biosynthesize new cells. They don’t suffer generational cell degradation. Simply put, a zerg will never die of old age. They can constantly renew themselves, albeit with radically changing cell structure.

We could never harness this for biological use with terrans: the results would be foregone and horrifying. But I wonder if I could alloy zerg tissue with some of our metals to make buildings that heal? The renewal process also throws off immense energy as a byproduct. Something there. I should see about harnessing that energy.

Zerg 25


Stetmann Log: Entry 2384
ステットマンの記録: 第2384号

The sample is trying to escape. I’ve detected several new acids in the nutrient solution. Over time, they will crack the tank. I wonder if Commander Raynor can post some marines down here? No; he’ll want to destroy it. I haven’t learned everything I can from this thing yet.

Breakthrough. I dosed some tissue with concentrated sigma radiation, and it slowed growth and movement severely. It would take a lot of work to safely deploy that much radiation on the battlefield, but it might be worth it.

Another breakthrough, and this one scares me. I mapped my way through the DNA of some brain tissue, peering back thousands of years, and I isolated the strain from which the zerg Overmind was derived. Not enough to clone the Overmind, but I could follow this strand to gain insight into how it controlled the zerg.


[Tutorial] Visit the Lab 【ラボに行こう】

You have received an important message from the Moebius Foundation. You can read the message on the Research Console in the Laboratory.


Message from the Moebius Foundation

Mr. Raynor,

You have obviously reached the limit of what you can learn from zerg bio-samples. We would be happy to purchase any future samples you find for 10,000 credits per sample.

Check this console if you find any further bio-samples, and the funds will be instantly wired to your account.

-Dr. Narud


You have sold your excess protoss relics to the Moebius Foundation for 10,000 credits per relic.

[Tutorial] Selling Bio-samples -【生体サンプル売却】

The Moebius Foundation will pay 10,000 Credits for every Zerg Bio-Sample you find from this point forward.
Check the Research Console in the Laboratory when you bring new Bio-Samples back to the Hyperion, and funds will be instantly wired to your account.