The Shadow Surgeons were an unidentified humanoid race that once served the Shadows.

Serving their masters as medical technicians, they are known to have prepared sentient beings with cyberweb implants and installing them as living CPU's in Shadow Vessels, as well as examined potential hosts for Drakh Keepers.[1][2][3]

Following the departure of the Shadows after the Shadow War, this species remained allied with the Drakh, another race that were allied with the Shadows. They followed them to Centauri Prime and hid inside the many forgotten secret passages within and beneath the Centauri Royal Palace.[2]
Londo tested

Londo being experimented on by the Shadow Servants.

Drakh and servant

A Drakh and Shadow Servant, observing Londo.


  • The name "Shadow Surgeons" is purely a descriptor as no official name for this race has ever been given in a canon source.
  • This species looks similar to, but is distinct from, both the Streib (another Shadow servant race) and the Vree (members of the League of Non-Aligned Worlds/Interstellar Alliance).


Canonbox default The following is based on The Mongoose Publishing RPG books and contradicts canon sources.

The Mongoose Publishing sourcebook "Darkness and Light" names this race as the 'Zener' and states that they posses an instinctive grasp of Shadow Technology, thus serving strictly as scientists.