Babylon 5: Cultures: Brakiri

The Brakiri are a night-dwelling race who, like the Gaim has risen in prominence because of membership of the InterStellar Alliance. Previously they have had alliances with the Shadows but after fighting their wars for them, the Brakiri looked to the Army of Light

The Brikiri Ambassador and Lockley

The Brakiri purchase a ‘bit’
of Babylon 5 for the Day of
the Dead ceremony.

They are humanoid in looks but their skin fits somewhat tightly around their faces, giving them a distinctly pained expression. Their homeworld is Brakos located near Gaim Sovereign Space. They have many strange ways. one is their peculiar relationship with death and comets. Comets are a symbol of Death to the Brakiri and if you call on a Comet in the presence of one, it would be a grave insult meaning death not only to the Brakiri present but also their families.

Once every two hundred years they have an opportunity to meet their ancestors. I’m not joking, they can think of a person and on the ‘Day of the Dead‘ (which is at night) that person will visit them provided they are on Brakiri soil. This recently happened on Babylon 5 when the Brakiri Ambassador purchased a part of Babylon 5 for one night and it mysteriously became part of the Brakiri homeworld allowing all the inhabitants to meet a member of their friends of family.

If their ambassador is anything to go by, the Brakiri are a bunch of squabbling fools. They lack the elegance of the Minbari and the ruthlessness of people of Earth.

Race Rating – Brikiri
Personality 1 (rancid butter) – 5 (cool dude) 3
Attractiveness 1 (requires paper bag) – 5 (Drop-dead-gorgeous) 2
Humour 1 (stomach-turning) – 5 (sidesplitting) 3
Dress Sense 1 (laughable) – 5 (hip) 3
Aggression 1 (big/little softy) – 5 (hard as nails) 3
Social Standing 1 (scumbag) – 5 (god) 2

Sad Geezer Race Rating   (out of 30)  =  16                          

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