In every story there is a beginning, and an end, but sometimes
it is the journy that is most important.
A Vision of the Future
The wicked Cerebrate Zargil attempted to alter the future of the Zerg Swarm by securing the Terrans' past. To that end he captured Judicator Chaladar in order to create a new timeline. However, the Protoss and Zerg of his time, along with the Terrans of the past, managed to thwart Zargil and his brood, and erase his timeline. It was an example of cooperation unparalleled in history.
Unfortunately, only three remember that even occurring: Prelate Ziktofel of the Dark Templar, Judicator Chaladar, and the Hunter, Xaax the Defiler. They would lay the foundation of a future alliance between Protoss and Zerg, but such a path is not without its peril.
A Black Dream
In the wake of that climatic battle a new peace was to be formed between the Protoss of Shakuras and the Zerg of Kodulas, but it was not to be; the corrupted Judicator Arestes of the Shelak Tribe, and member of the New Conclave, manipulated events that would dissolve the alliance before it could begin. He maneuvered his pawn Kabala into starting a great war using the power of the Zeji Cloning Cylinders-- artifacts of a civilization ancient when the Protoss were young.
However, the threat of Zeji Cloning Cylinders was countered by the Scantid Fleet, and their Black Dream, a powerful symbol of cooperation of all three races waging war in the Koprulu Sector. Kabala revealed that it was he who manipulated Arestes from the beginning, and it took the sacrifice of two great heroes, Urust and Asakiro, to end the madness, once and for all.
With Kabala's apparent death and Arestes' flight the alliance formed behind the Black Dream fell into shambles, forcing the handful of heroes and the Scantid Fleet back into exile. They continue to sail among the stars, hoping for the day when the three races can cooperate without the need of a dangerous symbol as the Black Dream.
A Dark Prophecy
Xaax the Defiler retains possession of the Remains of the Overmind, the last key artifact necessary for the Zerg Swarm to reincarnate the physical form of their master. Seeing the Black Dream as his opportunity to break away from his Cerebrate masters Xaax deserts his post, but it is not long before Zerg agents are sent to hunt him down and retrieve the Remains of the Overmind. The rogue Defiler feels his power growing within, as the Remains slowly awaken themselves....
The Black Dream is drawn into a power struggle between Arestes and Kabala, who survived the battle at Valis IV, and are chased by the renegade Nova Squadron commander Van MacDougal and Thakras and Parakas from the Sennith Brood. With their very existances threatened the Scantid Fleet barely escapes with their lives-- Van, Thakras, and Parakas are vanquished, Arestes is destroyed, his ambition crumbling with him, and Kabala has taken over the Zeji Armada.
Xaax the Defiler has returned victorious to the Renegade Swarm, bearing the Remains of the Overmind subdued and under his control. Using this leverage, and a newfound ability to sever the Zerg reincarnation with dark energy, Xaax has become the most powerful individual member of the Swarm, and created his Lich Brood. Unsatisfied with merely this seat of power Xaax turns toward Kerrigan, aiming to wipe-out the last of his opponents....
Ace Tarpals retires from adventure and returns to Valis IV, informing General Strassenburg, formerly Serena Schezar, of his intent to lead a quiet life. With the knowledge that all his enemies have been eliminated, can this former pirate find peace without war?
Kuwadora returns to Shakuras and the Scantid Fleet is disbanded. Knowing full-well that the Conclave would be eager to get their hands on the Black Dream he makes certain of the destruction of all Zeji spacecraft in the Fleet's possession. To this day he remains uncertain to his place in the universe. Is his dream truly a fantasy?
The Protoss aim to monopolize the power the Black Dream has given them, but there are those in the Koprulu Sector that would challenge this power. There are those forgotten that will emerge from the cloak of shadow which they hid, and there are those who will see to it that the Protoss are stopped-- no matter the cost.
Final Destiny is at hand.