Tassadar - Savior of the Templar

“Aldaris, I submit myself to the Conclave’s judgment. But know this, given the same choices again, I would surely have made them. I have sacrificed all that our world might live. I have sullied my honor, I have discarded my rank and standing, and I have even broken our own most ancient traditions. But never think that I would, for one moment, regret my actions. For I am Templar, and above all else, I have sworn to protect our homeworld ’till the end.”

Once branded a heretic by the ruling body of the Protoss known as the Conclave, Tassadar is now considered one of the greatest heroes in the history of this enigmatic race of psionic warriors. From an early age, Tassadar was wholely devoted to the Khala, the Protoss religion that required all Protoss to remain psionically linked in the name of conformity and harmony. However, he also questioned the Conclave’s rigidity and dogmatic obsession with tradition. Despite his reservations about the Protoss leadership, his innate intelligence and strength allowed him to rise quickly through the ranks and eventually earned him the rank of Executor of the Protoss fleet.

It was Tassadar who made first contact with both the ravenous Zerg and the relatively young Terrans. Once the Conclave examined the Zerg and realized the threat they posed, they ordered Tassadar to wipe out any signs of their infestation, including worlds inhabited by the Terrans. Tassadar, however, felt it was the Protoss’ responsibility to protect the Terrans and refused to carry out his orders unless there was absolutely no hope of saving the planet in question. Eventually Tassadar was ordered to return home and face the Conclave for his insubordination, but he refused in favor of continuing his fight against the Zerg as best as he could without sacrificing Terran worlds. His fight would eventually bring him into contact with several allies, including a Terran named James Raynor as well as a group of Protoss known as the Dark Templar, an individualistic sect that had been exiled in ages past for refusing to join the Khala. Though initially hesitant to interact with the Dark Templars, Tassadar came to appreciate the powers of the Dark Templar that were lost to those who embraced the Khala. Eventually learning to use those powers for himself and combine them with his understanding of the Khala, Tassadar became inarguably the most powerful Protoss in existence.

Despite his new abilities, the Conclave abhorred his interactions with the Dark Templar and branded him a heretic to be killed on sight. Ever dedicated to protecting his home regardless of his own fate, Tassadar returned to the Protoss homeworld of Aiur to defend it from the Zerg. After defeating the Conclave forces that were more intent with stopping him than the Zerg, Tassadar rallied what was left his allies and made in one last stand against the Zerg Overmind. Despite their best efforts, nothing could significantly harm the Overmind, and thus Tassadar sacrificed himself by crashing his carrier into the massive creature while channeling both the Khala-based powers that he had grown up with as well as those of the Dark Templar. The resulting explosion succeeded in killing the Overmind, and while the Zerg remained on Aiur their loss of an all-powerful leader gave the Protoss the room they needed to survive.

Lore written by staff writer Tim Bales – JGGiant

Starting Statistics

Health Health Regen Damage Attack Speed Mana Mana Regen
750 (+125) 1.8125 (+0.262) 32 (+6) 1.00 per second 500 (+10) 3.00 (+0.098)

Combat Trait

Oracle

Heroic Abilities

Archon Force Wall

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