2245 - Earth-Minbari war broke out
after a terrible missunderstanding between cultures. As the Shadows
say, out of pain and conflict, strength is born. The beginnings
of the Black Omega Squadron were seen during this war. No telepaths
were official allowed to join Earth Force due to the obvious complexities
of having to deal with orders coming from non-telepaths. Many were
hurried into service as fighter pilots during E.A tests, many died
quickly as most pilots did against the Minbari. However, telepaths
from the Stronger end of the scale, such as P.10s and P.12s began
to cheat the tests, pretending they had neither a strong telepathic
ability or the aptitude to fly Starfury fighters. The Psi-Corp however
noticed the potential in the idea and began to draw up plans of
capturing several Minbari fighters for a covert mission to capture
and detain a much needed Minbari Warship for study.
2246 - Several Nial
Minbari fighters had been captured by the Psi-Corp, using shuttles
with around 10 to 15 P.10s+. The pilots all dying from brain hemorages,
leaving the craft intact. The war as a whole was not going well
for Earth, a victory for the Psi-Corp would boost their popularity
on Earth with normals, that was the plan anyway. The Psi-Corp's
gamble had paid off but now the Earth President did not want to
gamble anymore and ordered the fighters be placed under scientific
study, they were not to be wasted in a potentially fatal mission.
Tweleve were captured and studied, one being secretly kept by the
Psi-Corp for their own studies.
2247 - Psi-Corp
were having more luck with the captured fighter due to their ability
to torture captured Minbari far more effectively than Earth Force.
Earth Force managed to gain some experience with the Laser weaponry
of the craft but learnt little else. The Psi-Corp however learnt
of it's ability to heavily reduce the fighter's signature in space,
giving it great stealth cabilities over human sensors. A less powerful
version of this was grafted onto a test StarFury, becoming the first
Advanced Starfury of it's kind. The possibility of capturing a Minbari
Capital ship had been lost however, the Minbari had become wise
to the presence of Human telepaths and had begun a much more wider
use of their own telepaths, putting telepaths on their Capital ships
and by making telepaths accompany fighter patrols.
2248 - The Minbari,
after fighting their way to the Sol system, bypassing Mars, came
straight for Earth. After destroying the remnants of the Earth Alliance
fleet in orbit at the Battle Of The Line, they surrendered and retreated
back into Minbari space. No Human knew the reason for this for a
long time. However, by bypassing Mars the 'Psi-Corp Advanced Squadron'
based at their headquarters on Mars, was never tested in a Battlefield
combat situation. The Squadron would lay dorment for years until
it's full potential was realised and some one with the organisational
skills to make it work on an instellar level would come along.
This picture is a rare glimpse of the Psi-Corp mother ship, a
modified star liner. Believed to be used to listen in on other
worlds both telepathically and conventionally by remaining in
hyperspace, which boosts the telepathic signal. It is believed
to be the home of the Black Omega Squadron too. It is serviced
by modified Black Omega Shuttles that also act as mini-carriers
of upto six attached fighters to save on fuel and act as a C&C
vessel with more telepaths on bored. This ship is extremely secretative,
only Psi-Cops would know of it's exsistance.
Known Pilots of the Black Omega Squadron were Alfred Bester,
reported to be the founder of the modern Black Omega Unit, and
his apprentice Byran. Upto 20 were observed in one action against
an Earth Force squadron blockading Babylon 5.
After the telepath war with the Psi-Corp, it was pressumed the
Black Omega squadron did not survive as all the pilots were Psi-Cops
loyal to Alfred Bester. The Unit was disbanded but the concept
was carried through to Earth Force, who were allowed to recruite
telepaths due to new equality laws.