After the deaths of Burell and Isabelle and the discovery of rogue Techno-mages on Brensil 4, Kell disclosed to The Circle that he had prior knowledge of the Shadows returning as well as his part in Elizar's deception. On December 31, 2258, Kell resigned his position as head of the order.
Herazade was unsure if the Techno-mages were capable of fighting the Shadows. She waved off allying them with the Vorlons, as that would make their Order a direct target for the Shadows to attack. She then voted to send the Techno-mages into hiding, to weather the coming war.