Minbari

The Minbari Federation is governed from the seventh planet in the Chi Draconis A system. This planet and the star it orbits are both referred to as Minbar by the Minbari people. Minbar is one-fourth covered by the north polar ice cap and it has very rich crystalline deposits. These crystalline deposits are so plentiful and some are so large that some cities are carved right from the crystal.

The Earth and Minbari made first contact on July 12, 2245. The Earth battle group Demosthenes lead by the starship Prometheus took the Minbari gesture of honor (having gun ports open) along with the electromagnet interference of the Minbari ship as an aggressive posture. The Prometheus opened fire on the Minbari ships, killing the Minbari leader Dukhat. The Minbari in a fit of anger demanded the extinction of the human race and thus starting the Earth-Minbari War.

The mysterious Grey Council, created by Valen, rules the Minbari in the absence of Valen. It consists of 3 members each of the 3 castes, the Warrior, the Religious, and the Worker. Each of these castes is then further divided into clans. Each member of the council has an equal say in the governing of the nation. This prevents one caste from having an advantage over the others. When the Council failed to act against the Shadows, Delenn broke the Council, as foretold by Valen.

The Warrior and Religious castes are the most vocal in how the Minbari government is run and without the Grey Council would likely war with each other for control of Minbar.

Description: Minbari appear as typical humanoids. The most striking feature is the external head bone, which runs from the sides to the back of their heads. Minbari do not have hair on the tops of their heads, but occasionally have facial hair. Minbari ears are smaller than a human’s, less protruding, and lower, towards the neck, under the head bone.

Minbari Species Template (Warrior Caste)
Attributes
  • Fitness 3(6)
  • Coordination 2(5)
    • Reaction +1
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Perception +1
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Willpower +1
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Culture (Minbari) 2(3)
  • History (Minbari) 1(2)
  • World Knowledge (Minbari Homeworld) 1(2)
  • Unarmed Combat (Minbari Marital Art) 1(2)
  • Weapon Skill: Guns (Any) 1(2)
  • Weapon Skill: Pole Weapons (Pike)(Any) 1(2)(2)
Typical Traits
  • Language [Minbari/R/W] (+4)
  • Language [Any/R/W] (+4)
  • Code of Honor (Duty to Gray Council) (-2)
  • Thick Skull (+1)
  • Intolerance: Alcohol (-1)
    • A Minbari who drinks alcohol reacts as if he had the Bad Temper trait
Minbari Species Template (Religious Caste)
Attributes
  • Fitness 3(6)
  • Coordination 2(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Perception +1
  • Presence 3(5)
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Culture (Minbari) 2(3)
  • History (Minbari) 1(2)
  • World Knowledge (Minbari Homeworld) 1(2)
  • Theology (Minbari) 2(3)
  • Philospohy (Minbari)(Any) 1(2)(2)
Typical Traits
  • Language [Minbari/R/W] (+4)
  • Language [Any/R/W] (+4)
  • Code of Honor (Duty to Gray Council) (-2)
  • Thick Skull (+1)
  • Intolerance: Alcohol (-1)
    • A Minbari who drinks alcohol reacts as if he had the Bad Temper trait
Minbari Species Template (Worker Caste)
Attributes
  • Fitness 3(6)
    • Vitality +1
  • Coordination 2(5)
  • Intellect 2(5)
    • Perception +1
  • Presence 2(5)
    • Willpower +1
  • Psi 0(5)
  • Force 0(5)
  • Essence 0(5)
Skills
  • Culture (Minbari) 2(3)
  • History (Minbari) 1(2)
  • World Knowledge (Minbari Homeworld) 1(2)
  • Choose Any Skill 2(3)
  • Choose Any Skill 1(2)(2)
Typical Traits
  • Language [Minbari/R/W] (+4)
  • Language [Any/R/W] (+4)
  • Code of Honor (Duty to Gray Council) (-2)
  • Thick Skull (+1)
  • Intolerance: Alcohol (-1)
    • A Minbari who drinks alcohol reacts as if he had the Bad Temper trait

Minbari

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