Minbari Mondays, Divided Loyalties and Who Are We?

       This week’s report, in our year 2259 CE, sent to us from our future by Ranger Mayann, writing to us from Minbar, where she is stationed:

Greetings, from Tuzanor:

        This incident takes place from 24 November 2nd, through December 1st, of your year 2259.  My order, on your Mars colony, lost members in the task of getting a message to your Babylon station.  The message was that we may not always know who we really are.


The Eye on Minbar section of your periodical, and your Captain teaching Delenn new and colorful vocabulary allow them to bond, in the early steps of their coming closeness.  And, each learns more of who the other really is.  From gathering needed intelligence proactively, as she does, to the colorful language that he uses, each is surprised by the other.


Delenn took charge of acting on our message, as the initial protector of your telepath, Lyta, the one most badly used, in the end.  But that will come out, in the end.  On the matter of self-knowledge, Delenn is nearest.


Writing from Tuzanor, on Minbar

Earth year 2278,


Anla’Shok Mayann


    No addendum this week from Shira.


Last Monday’s review was Confessions and Lamentations,

Next Minbari Monday will review:  The Long Twilight Struggle


Nih sakh sh’lekk, sleem wa.

I come in peace, I am your friend.


There are earlier episodes, as part of this letter on the history of the Babylon Project.  

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9 thoughts on “Minbari Mondays, Divided Loyalties and Who Are We?

    1. Very good point! I think I feel as if, of all the crimes committed by the Corps, this one may be the worst, possibly even topping that of Bester’s crimes. Both Byron and Garibaldi, after all, were active agents, and had some level of choice in their actions, even when “blocked at the point of action” as Garibaldi was.

      Talia, on the other hand, never had the slightest choice at all. Had the nice natural personality ever learned of the evil implanted one, might she even have chosen to make the ultimate sacrifice, and kill or otherwise find a way to neutralize herself, rather than be used by the PsyCorps in that way?

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