The Drakh are an alien race that features in Babylon 5.
The Drakh were servants of the Shadows and lived with them on Z'ha'dum. They were not seen for many years, and the Centauri thought of them as stories to frighten small children. The Drakh were known to have been involved in a pact with the Technomages where they gave them their biotechnological implants that provided them with their powers in exchange for their allegiance. This secret pact between the leaders of the Technomage order and the Shadows continued for many years.
When the Shadows left, they who once served masters chose to become masters themselves. After the destruction of Z'ha'dum, they fled to Centauri Prime, where Shiv'kala seized control of the Centauri Republic. They also spent some time raiding less advanced races, and ended up in a skirmish with Delenn and the White Star fleet briefly.
After they gained total control of Centauri Prime, they prepared to strike at the Interstellar Alliance on their fifth anniversary by destroying Earth with the one remaining Shadow planet killer, and infecting Minbar with a nanotechnological virus that would wipe out the population. But with the help of new advanced ships and the sacrifice of the Victory, they were able to destroy the planet killer before they could destroy Earth. Out of spite, the Drakh infected Earth with the plague and the survivors of the fleet escaped.
One ship under the command of Councilor La'Shan was shot down, and he was later captured by the crew of the Excalibur on their first mission. They spent some time following around the Excalibur, monitoring their transmissions and made an attempt to destroy it. Later, when Earth had Dr Franklin study the plague, the Drakh attempted to destroy the Excaliber again but their fleet as well as a mothership was destroyed in the attempt.
Eventually the plague was cured, and the Drakh remained on Centauri Prime, preparing to use the Centauri to strike at the Alliance. Their influence on the Centauri homeworld was exposed by Vir Cotto, and driven away. It is presumed they were driven into exile.
The Drakh were a humanoid reptilian based species. There was a notable difference between certain species of Drakh; some wearing skeletal masks while others had a more reptilian look.
Drakh warriors wear skeletal masks, as a tradition from back before they went to the stars. They have strong telepathic capabilities, and their minds make up the Drakh Entire, which enables them to spread information to their entire population at will.
Drakh are also telepathically connected with the Keepers, which they carry in pouches on their bodies before bonding them with a host, and linking the three of them. The Keeper was capable of being wounded but did not die and instead regenerated within the host. The only sure way of killing the parasite was by killing the Drakh who spawned it.
There was one occasion where a Drakh warrior demonstrated telekinetic abilities by stopping a knife from hitting Londo Mollari and sending it back at the assassin. This may either have been telekinesis or some advanced form of technology at work.
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