Varn's Race was a race of technologically advanced humanoid beings.[1]

Around 1758 they installed the Great Machine deep beneath the surface of Epsilon III to hide from a violent group of outcasts. The machine and its secrets were put in the care of a lone guardian and a race of caretakers when the last of Varn's race, save the outcasts, died.

The last of their kind, the outcasts, would spend the next 500 years searching for the location of the machine, until finally in 2258 they detected its automated beacon, activated when Varn began nearing the end of his life. The Outcasts, led by Takarn, attempted to claim the planet, which had since become the location of the Earth Alliance space station Babylon 5. A short skirmish with the station and the Heavy Cruiser EAS Hyperion was interrupted by Draal, a Minbari and the newly installed guardian of the machine, warning that any party attempting to claim the planet would be destroyed. Takarn ignored this warning and moved his ship in, only for it to be obliterated by an energy beam from the planet's surface, effectively rendering Varn's race extinct.

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  • The term "Varn's Race" is used here only as a descriptor, as no official name for this race was ever mentioned.


Canonbox default The following is based on The Mongoose Publishing RPG books and contradicts canon sources.
  • According to the Darkness and Light sourcebook, the name of Varn's race is Ru Ha'rus and they are a Vorlon servant race.


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