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    I was wondering what if anything is known about Delenn's death. We know she was still going is 2360 all be it slow. Any its also not to much of a stretch to think that she was taken up the same way Sheridan and Sinclair were.

    I guess my question is what else is known if anything?

    "Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, Champagne in one hand - strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming WOW - What a RIDE!"

  • #2
    I believe it was said or written that she goes on a quest that has something to do with finding Valen and never returns. IOW, she 'vanishes' like Sheridan and (presumably) Valen did. The quest would have occurred some time shortly after her reappearance in DoFS (2362).

    I think it was going to be one of the short stories JMS planned to write at some point.

    It's been a while since I saw this info and I can't remember the source so I could be wrong.



    • #3
      Here's what JMS said about Delenn:
      Bold added for emphasis

      Final Reckoning
      Date: 20 Oct 1999 20:12:13 -0700

      "By the way, I note that SiL clearly does refer to 'events that had not yet happened when SiL was filmed '. For example, there's Lennier's death. (Remember that Lennier is toasted as one of the 'absent friends, in memory still bright'.) Franklin being the head of Xenobiology back on earth. Garibaldi being head of Edgar's Industries (although this is implicit in 'Rising Stars')."

      Exactly so. Franklin's situation even predates any thought at all about Crusade as a series.

      Garibaldi's death (a much quieter passing than he would have imagined waiting for him), Franklin's final fate on a distant, unexplored planet, Delenn's final journey (a quest involving Valen, though no one else around her believes it), Lennier's's all mapped out, on the theory that whether or not it ever gets used, *I* had to know it.

      ( a coming issue of the B5 magazine, there is a canonical timeline that covers the history of the B5 universe from the Big Bang to a million years in the future...and it's really nifty to see the whole thing laid out like that, to realize that, sonuvagun, it really does work. I commend it to everyone in the highest possible terms.)


      • #4
        And as far as I know, the reference Bakana made is the only one JMS has published.
        I believe that when we leave a place, part of it goes with us and part of us remains. Go anywhere in the station, when it is quiet, and just listen. After a while, you will hear the echoes of all our conversations, every thought and word we've exchanged. Long after we are gone .. our voices will linger in these walls for as long as this place remains. But I will admit .. that the part of me that is going .. will very much miss the part of you that is staying.


        • #5
          I believe I heard someone ask JMS the question at a con a few years ago.
          If I'm remembering correctly, he answered with a Koshism...