PottsBr said:I have to say that I was very surprised that they could scare up that many Minbari telepaths on that short notice. How many Minbari are on the station anyway? I'm not sure how many were in the room, but I think one for each member of the command staff.
There were four Minbari telepaths, one for every member of the command staff. Exactly how many Minbari are on the station is never stated as far as I know, however, important Minbari like Delenn will always have access to the services of at least one telepath. In addition, where there is a population of Minbari of any size such as on Babylon 5, there will be at least one telepath to serve that population. Few aliens who have telepaths among their people will employ human telepaths for commerce or any other reason. Given their general distrust of humans, Minbari are no exception. Also don't forget that Babylon 5 is an important waystation. When folks like Minbari ambassadors travel it is not unlikely they might have a telepath among their entourage. There could have been more telepaths than the four we saw that just happened to be on the station at that time which is what gave Delenn the idea in the first place. Even if Delenn could only lay hands on two or three telepaths it is a simple thing to slip a couple of regular Minbari into the old ugly telepath uniform. They didn't have to stop Bester from scanning people. As long as Bester thought they might be able to tell he was scanning them it wasn't likely he'd risk it. And if he had tried they probably would have known instantly. You don't need a telepath to block a telepath when Garibaldi has a PPG.