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Ambassador DelennMinbari - Humanoid race with bone-like structures growing from their head featured on the sci-fi series BABYLON 5 SYN/1994-98. The primary Minbari's onboard space station Babylon 5 were Ambassador Satai Delenn (Mira Furlan) and her aid Lennier (Billy Mumy). The Minbari halted their War with the Humans after they realized that the souls of their race were taking up residence in the Humans on Earth. Since Minbari do not kill Minbari, they stopped the conflict to preserve the sanctity of their beliefs. The Minbari live to attain perfection in themselves physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally.

The Minbari society is divided into caste systems. There are three castes: the religious, warrior, and worker. The five primary warrior clans are Star Riders (the oldest clan); Moon Shields; Wind Swords; Night Walkers; and the Fire Wings. The Minbari Religious Clans include The House of Mir; and The Third Fane (or House) of Chudomo.

The Minbari highest social belief is that there is no greater goal than to serve others. They also do not lie. When they sleep they rest at a 45 degree angle for sleeping horizontally would be to temp death. To show respect, Minbari look down when in the presence of a high ranking Minbari.

When a Minbari dies, their soul forms a "pool" from which new Minbari are formed. The Minbari's are ruled by a leader called "The Chosen One" who oversees the members of the Grey Council (nine persons; three taken from each caste). When they convene, they proclaim "Summoned, I come. In Valen's name, I take the place that has been prepared for me. I am Grey. I stand between the candle and the star. We are Grey. We stand between the darkness and the light."

The Grey Council was formed by Valen over one thousand years ago to safeguard and unite the Minbari. The warrior clan called the Anla-shok (or Rangers) were formed to help combat the darkness of the universe.


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