Capital of Interstellar Alliance
Nestled in a high valley between two ranges of snow-capped mountains, Tuzanor was said to have been Valen‘s favourite place on the entire planet. Each and every building was ancient, carved into the crystalline outcroppings and has its own little park with the temples set in large parks with great waterfalls and fountains. It was common for young Minbari to make at least one pilgrimage to Tuzanor, though the city did not have any hotels, yet the pilgrims who came would always find a place to stay with whoever has a free room.
Anla’Shok Training Compound
The compound itself was laid out in the typical Minbari style with buildings grouped into threes and nines and was composed of nine barracks that could house upwards of nine thousand Rangers, three outdoor firing ranges, three training fields with elaborate obstacle course, wilderness survival and surveillance courses and weapons training area, three buildings for martial arts training and a large central complex of classrooms and administrative offices, also arranged in groups of three and nine. A large portion of the compound was taken up by a huge airfield with nine hangars.
The compound also featured three temples, including one eventually nicknamed “The Chapel” by the Human Rangers which was dedicated to Valen and featured a large, imposing statue of the great leader.
The Entil’Zha’s residence was also within the compound, though it stood separate from the other buildings. It featured a kitchen wing connected to the house through a small dining area. The house was originally inhabited by Valen himself and though none who held the title of Anla’Shok Na (before Jeffrey Sinclair) ever took up residence, the house was carefully maintained so that even after a thousand years, it was kept just as Valen had left it.
For over 1000 years the Tuzanor facility was the only one to train Anla’Shok, however towards the end of 2259 several other smaller camps were set up on other worlds to minimise the risk of all the new Rangers being wiped out in a single strike. One such camp was located on Zagros VII, a Drazi colony in Sector 801. It was soon abandoned, however, when its location was discovered by the Shadows.
The Battle of Minbar
In 2338, Tuzanor was orbited by the remnants of Aggressor-2338’s fleet, which had broken through to Minbar and managed to strike before being destroyed by Alliance forces.
Over the next few years, the city was rebuilt. There was a long debate about whether to rebuild the city completely as if nothing had happened, or to leave part of it destroyed as a reminder to posterity that one should always be prepared to repel an attack.