The Inauguration

Arcturus Mengsk

Fellow Terrans, I come to you in a wake of recent events to wish
you a call to reason. Let no human deny the perils of our times.

While we battle one another, divided by the petty strife of our
common history, the tide of a greater conflict is turning against
us, threatening to destroy all that we have accomplished. It is
time for us as nations and as individuals to set aside our long-
standing feuds and unite.

The tides of an unwinnable war are upon us and we must seek
refuge upon higher ground lest we be swept away by the flood.

The confederacy is no more. Whatever semblance of unity and
protection it once provided is a phantom - a memory. With our
enemies left unchecked, whom will you turn to for protection?

The devastation brought by the alien invaders is self-evident.

We have seen our homes and communities destroyed by the
calculated blows of the Protoss. We have seen first-hand our
friends and loved ones consumed by the nightmary Zerg,
unprecedented and unimaginable though they may be - these are the
signs of our time.

The time has come my fellow Terrans to rally to a new era, in
unity relies strength. Already many of the disembodied factions
have joined us. Out of the many, we shall forge an indivisible
home consisting only to a single throne, and from that throne - I
shall watch over you.

From this day forward, let no human make war upon any other
human, let no Terran agency conspire against this new beginning,
and let no human consort with alien powers. And to all the
enemies of humanity seek not to bar our way, for we shall win