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Old February 10th 15, 10:37   #43
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Re: EpDis: Grey 17 Is Missing

Originally Posted by Lennier's Tears View Post
A question: would the Den'Sha (guessing at the spelling here ) be something that is known to Minbari via legend only? If no Minbari has killed a Minbari in a thousand years, why is this still common knowledge? Is this some kind of cautionary tale? "In the Dark Days, when Minbari killed Minbari"?
The Minbari are depicted as a stagnating society, just like the Centauri but in different ways. The Minbari keep the old ways as part of their culture, even though they don't practice them anymore. But it prevents them from moving forwards as a society. They also believe they are dying off, or at least becoming diminished, because of the transferral of souls (which I think to begin with was meant to be literally the case, but in the end it was just human DNA being mixed with Minbari DNA as a result of Siinclair travelling back in time), so that mindset isn't conducive to progress either, and it all led to civil war.
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