"Now, we gave you a promise, and we are bound by that promise, and damn you for asking for it! And damn me for agreeing to it! And damn all of us to hell, because that is exactly where we're going! We talked about peace; you didn't want peace! We talked about cooperation; you didn't want cooperation! You want war! Is that it?! You want a war? WELL, YOU'VE GOT A WAR!"
- – John Sheridan snaps at the ISA ambassadors
The Centauri War was a brief conflict between the Centauri Republic and the Interstellar Alliance that took place in 2262, following the discovery that a series of attacks on civilian shipping lines had been executed by Republic ships. These attacks had been arranged by the Drakh via Regent Milo Virini, who had fallen under their control through a Keeper. The Drakh, former servants of the Shadows, sought to exact revenge on both the Centauri and the Alliance.
The conflict ended following an unauthorised sneak attack on Centauri Prime by Drazi Freehold and Narn Regime forces. The newly crowned Emperor Mollari II surrendered to the ISA, which imposed heavy sanctions against the Republic. The Emperor, like Virini, was blackmailed by the Drakh to receive a Keeper, and under its influence, severed all relations between the Centauri Republic and the Alliance. The secret Drakh occupation would last for sixteen years.
|Wars and Conflicts|
|Last Great War First Shadow War Second Shadow War|
|Chilean War World War III War of the Shining Star Dilgar War Canal Wars Earth-Minbari War Earth Alliance Civil War Telepath War Second Earth Alliance Civil War|
|War of 20 Million Deaths 1st Centauri Occupation of Narn Narn-Centauri War 2nd Centauri Occupation of Narn Centauri Wars of Aggression Centauri War of 2262|
|League Wars of 2260 Minbari Civil War Drakh War The Great Trade War|
|Battle of the Scoria Plains Battle of Nu'Shok Battle of Douala Liberation of the African Block Battle of Janos VII Invasion of Ragesh III Raider Attack on Babylon 5 Battle for Epsilon III Operation Sudden Death Thirdspace Invasion "Scout Fleet" Assault on Babylon 5|
|Battles of the Centauri War|
|Battle of Draxis Colony Fall of Centauri Prime|