The climactic battle of the Earth-Minbari War, when all available Earthforce ships were assigned to "hold the line" around Earth against the approaching Minbari forces. The Earthforce vessels were nearly completely defeated when the Minbari captured Lt. Jeffrey Sinclair, a fighter pilot. Upon examination by the Grey Council, it was determined that he carried a Minbari soul. As a result, the Minbari surrendered unconditionally to Earth.