"And what is it that you're getting, Adira? A washed-up old republican . . . dreaming of better days?"
"These are my better days, Londo . . . thanks to you."
In 2258, Trakis had her working in a strip club on Earth station Babylon 5. Trakis wanted her to seduce Ambassador Londo Mollari so she could steal his Purple files, crucial information about many of the Republic's Noble houses. To accomplish this, Adira promptly begins a love affair with Londo. Adira spends several evenings with Londo, but ends up falling in love with him after his boundless kindness to her, which includes giving her an antique brooch that belonged to a matriarch of his family.
Pressured by Trakis, she finally drugs Londo and uses a mind probe to get the password to his files, downloading them onto a data crystal and leaving Londo unconscious in his quarters. However, when she is supposed to meet Trakis in the Zocalo, she flees from him instead, hiding with a friend and fellow dancer. Trakis manages to track her down and kidnaps her. Londo, working with Cmdr. Jeffrey Sinclair, are able to not only rescue her but free her from slavery as well. Londo invites her to stay with him, but she tells him the wounds are too fresh and she needs to return home for a while. Londo insists she take the brooch, and to "wear it proudly as a free woman." Adira promises to return to him.
In 2260, she decides to make good on her promise and return to the station. Londo is overjoyed at the thought of being with her again, sparing no expense in planning for her arrival. This includes buying her new clothes and renting the largest guest suite on the station. On her way back, however, she is poisoned by an agent of Mr. Morden and dies in her cabin. The death is blamed on Lord Refa, just as Morden hoped, prompting Londo to renew his allegiance with the Shadows (Londo later has Refa killed for the perceived hand in killing Adira).
Emperor Cartagia had one of his agents learn the truth of Adira's murder. The agent only discloses to Mollari the truth after Cartagia's death. Londo is devasted and distraught at this news. Mollari subsequently has Morden put to death and beheaded with his head being stuck on pike, avenging Adira's death.
Behind the ScenesEdit
- "Adira" is a real Hebrew girl's name that means "mighty, strong, noble or powerful".
- "Born to the Purple"
- "Knives" (mentioned only)
- "Interludes and Examinations" (post-mortem)
- "Into the Fire" (mentioned only)
- "Day of the Dead"
- "Movements of Fire and Shadow" (mentioned only)