The Drakh War was a conflict between the Interstellar Alliance and the Drakh, homeworld-less former servants of the Shadows who followed in the footsteps of their former masters and sought revenge for their defeat and the destruction of Z'ha'dum.
Interstellar Alliance president John Sheridan took command of the Excalibur and Victory and based on visions provided by Galen took the ships on a course for Earth, believing an imminent threat was soon to befall the planet. His concerns were only deepened after he saw the destruction wreaked upon Daltron 7 and the Death Cloud that caused the destruction.
The ISA forces, led by President John Sheridan himself, defeated the Drakh at the Battle of Daltron VII though most of their force jumped into hyperspace and made their way to Earth. En route, Sheridan contacted Earth to warn them of the coming attack and to scramble as many ships as possible to defend against the coming enemy.
And so it BeginsEdit
The Drakh attack of Earth began the conflict when the Drakh released a deadly plague on Earth. The plague was estimated to take five years to kill all life on Earth. The Victory was destroyed in the battle, sacrificing itself by ramming the Death Cloud's main control system segment.
Despite defeating the Drakh Sheridan's fleet was unable to prevent the Drakh from releasing the Drakh plague into Earth's atmosphere, infecting everyone on the planet. If a cure was not found, the plague would destroy all life on the planet.
Search for a CureEdit
Shortly after the plague was released Sheridan loaned the ship to the Earth Alliance to be converted into a traveling research center for a joint mission to find a cure for the Drakh plague somewhere in uncharted space. The mission was co-sponsored by Earthgov, Interplanetary Expeditions, the Earth Alliance Health Organization and the Interstellar Alliance with support from the Anla'shok.
By March 2267 the Excalibur crew were able to develop an anti-virus which could allow people to walk among those who are infected for up to 48 hours. The Excalibur was eventually successful in stopping the Drakh plague and by 2271, it had been completely eradicated.