The Book of G'Quan - Sacred tome filled with religious
teachings and prophecies often mentioned on the sci-fi adventure
BABYLON 5/SYN/1994-98. G'Quan was the most celebrated religious
figure in the history of the Narn home world.
When The Shadows
(an arachnid species) invaded the Narns, G'Quan rallied his
people against them (using telepaths called "Mindwalkers") to
successfully drive the hostiles from their planet.
writings and teachings of G'Quan (transcribed exactly as they
appeared in the original text) were passed down through the
generations from mother to daughter. Hologram copies or other
manipulations were considered sacrilege.
One thousand years later in the year 2258, Narn Ambassador G'Kar
(Andreas Katsulas) stationed on space station Babylon 5 copied
his own version of The Book of G'Quan which soon became popular
with other seekers of truth on Narn.
Even the coffee stain ring on page 83 of G'Kar's text
(accidentally left by Security Chief Lt. Garibaldi) was
religiously copied in the pursuit of preserving the essence of
"The Book of G'Quan" preserved stories of "forces of darkness"
that came from the dead world called Z'ha'dum as well as
illustrations of the deadly encounter. The following are some
excerpts from the G'Quan writings:
- "And the Spirit of Darkness moved upon the land. It screamed in
the dreams of the Mindwalkers; and they fell, destroyed by it to
their children and their children's children. Then did the
Darkness come to Narn until it was driven out by G'Quan and the
last of the surviving Mindwalkers."
- "There is a darkness greater than the one we fight. It is the
darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is
not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and
despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope,
the death of dreams. Against this foe we can never surrender."
- "The future is all around us, waiting in moments of transition
to be born in moments of revelation. No-one knows the shape of
that future, or where it will take us. We know only that it is
always born in pain." See also - OATHS & PLEDGES - "Declaration
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