These nimble robotic fighters are built in an automated manufacturing plant connected to the Carrier’s hangar, where diligent Khalai engineers see to their maintenance and launch operations. Each Interceptor is fitted with two small plasma cannons—as heavier ordnance would decrease maneuverability—and a simple AI with highly advanced targeting subroutines. Some of these fighters have independent fire-control circuits, which allow them to continue firing even if the enemy jams the command signal or destroys the Interceptor’s robotic brain.
After the Zerg invaded Aiur, the Protoss sought a way to improve Carrier
efficiency in combat. When they focused their efforts on expediting launch and recovery of Interceptors with minimal delay, the Graviton Catapult was born. This mechanized assembly harnesses the unique properties of graviton particles to hasten Interceptor deployment.
Khalai craftsmen meticulously shape high-density alloys into thick curved plates, using extreme temperatures to remove any structural imperfections which could compromise their strength. Afterwards, the alloy is subject to a complex surface treatment that involves different gasses and substances. The resulting hull plates are not easily breached—be it by kinetic, thermal, or biological means.