The Telepaths were looking for a world of their own. The Markab homeworld was available after the plague. Seems like an obvious choice. No mention of any other race taking it.

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Sheridan blew up the local gate.

In S3E01, Sheridan opens a jump point inside a jump gate to blow up a pursuing shadow vessel. That gate was the Markab one. This would render that world hard to access for any given refugees (and looters, Sheridan's thought at the time).

  • How big a ship did they have? A large ship could have opened it's own jump point. Or some other ship could have done it for them.
    – FlaStorm32
    Aug 17 at 0:13
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    @FlaStorm32 - if it was just Byron's one group, and they had survival skills, that'd work. To bring in supplies, and future refugees, a one time drop won't cut it
    – Radhil
    Aug 17 at 0:17
  • @FlaStorm32 the gate being gone ought to take its node completely off the network which would make it very difficult to get to. A top of the line ship might be able to guess where in hyperspace the system was because we just don't know a lot about B5 physics. But regardless this was a bigger problem than just opening a jump point. Aug 17 at 2:10

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