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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.

The original 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 G'Kar's copy.

"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 of Principles


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