"I don't want to go to Minbar."
"Oh, of course you want to go to Minbar. Everyone wants to go to Minbar! It is the vacation spot of the season...assuming you're part of the "long robes and head bone" set."
Located in the Chi Draconis — a binary star system in Sector 120, Minbar is the seventh planet in it's system and is just over 25 light years from Earth. Like Earth, Minbar has an oxygen/nitrogen heavy atmosphere that produces a blue sky. Nearly one quarter of the planet is covered by the northern ice cap and as a result the overall climate is markedly colder than that of Earth. Minbar is noted for it's vast crystalline deposits with many of it's cities carved directly from the crystals. The planet is orbited by two moons, has an orbital period of 1.5 Earth years, and a rotational period of 20 hours and 47 minutes.
Sikar: A fairly isolated city along the edge of the Southern Polar Region. During the Minbari Civil War, the Warrior Caste ousted the Religious Caste from the city, destroying their personal transports and forcing them to leave on foot, leading to over half of them dying from cold and exposure.
Palace of the Chosen One: A monumental palace reserved for the Chosen One, situated outside the city limits of Yedor, between three natural crystalline pinnacles in the foothills of the Tchok'an mountains. Chiselled out of a towering crystalline mountain, every inch of its highly polished surface is carved with scenes from Minbar's history.
Tchok'an Mountains: A crystalline mountain range just outside of the city of Yedor and the location of the palace of the Chosen One. Water taken from wells bored deep beneath Tchok'an is used to sanctify newly sprouting crops in the 'Renewal of Life' ceremony.
Strait of Weel: A narrow channel, so named for it's abundance of Weel.
Ailecococ: A species of small fish. The name can also mean the pleasure one gets meeting someone for the first time.
Beeba: A plant that produces an organic oil, broadly comparable to Earth olive oil and which has an equally similar culinary use.
Chudomo seeds: A bean-like seed pod akin to Earth haricots vert.
Gal'sha: A plant who's hard oily seeds are similar to Earth hazelnuts.
Glomo: A plant who's fruit can be compared to an Earth courgette.
Gokk: A domestic pet, similar to Earth Cats in demeanour.
Hylax: A plant who's seeds are similar to Earth red potatoes.
Ingati: A fierce animal, much respected for its courage and a sought after hunting trophy. Broadly similar to an Earth grizzly bear.
Jenn: A plant with a bulb-like structure with a distinctive taste and consistency very much like Earth garlic.
Kloo: An animal who's meat has a taste akin to Orionyogtree or Earth chicken. It is commonly used to make a stock that serves as a flavour base for several Warrior Caste recipes.
Madagon: A very aggressive six legged animal about the size of an Earth Great Dane. It features include sharp spines on its back and a double set of teeth.
Pil'sha: A type of herb with similar properties to Earth parsley.
Qual: A type of fruit that comes in several varieties such as qual'fha and qual'nha, which are themselves similar to Earth red and green peppers, respectively.
Raalon: An undomesticated beast specifically raised by the Worker Caste to be hunted an slaughtered for food by the Warrior Caste. Raalons secrete a milk like fluid that is harvested and used in several recipes and it's meat tastes somewhat like Earth lamb.
Rylla: A plant who's shelled seed pods are similar to Earth peas.
Se n'kai: A fruit baring tree that while fairly prevalent in the time of Valen, have since become much more scarce. Se n'kai fruit plays an integral role in the installation ceremony of a new Anla'shokEntil'Zha.
Slenn: A type of herb with similar properties to Earth thyme.
Taalor: A domesticated beast who's meat has a taste akin to Earth beef and is commonly used to make taalor tube, a sausage like food and a taalor stock that serves as a flavour base for several Warrior Caste recipes.
Tyr: A plant who's summer fruit can be compared to an Earth squash.
Ulabon: A great sea fish often found off the waters of the Almara Archipelago. The taste of Ulabon can be compared to that of Earth swordfish and is traditionally served by the Warrior Caste with a savoury Almara Meal.
Valen's herb: A type of herb with similar properties to Earth basil.
Valeria fruit: A type of fruit that cam be compared to an Earth plum tomato.
Weel: A type of flying fish commonly found in the appropriately named Strait of Weel. Cooked weel meat is comparable to Earth sea bass.
Wysa: A plant that bares a nut akin to Earth almonds.
Xenn: A citrus fruit with a bitter, lemon-like flavour.
Yedor root: A taproot type plant who's taste and texture can be compared to Earth carrots.
Yla: A leafy vegetable who's leaves are the primary ingredient in yla leaf cake.
Zassa: A plant who's very spicy pepper like fruit is on par with Earth jalapeño chilli.
Zerka: A small, rare ceremonial plant that is spun into thread used only on very special garments.