Red Sector was an area of Babylon 5 that served as the station's commercial area. Businesses such as hotels, casinos, bars, and conference areas could be found here. Medlab, Security headquarters, and the Judiciary were also located in Red Sector. From 2260 to 2261, the Narn Embassy was located in Red Sector. Access to Red Sector was unrestricted.
- 1 Notable Locations
- 2 Subsectors
- 3 References
Red Sector features several large rooms that can be rented for ceremonial or festive occasions. The rental fee may include any furnishings that can be supplied by the station quartermaster, though the renting party may also supply their own furnishings. In 2258 Ambassador Mollari used a banquet room to demonstrate Centauri cultural beliefs as a part of a cross-cultural exchange. Later that year a banquet was held for the League of Non-Aligned Worlds representatives, before which Ambassador G'Kar protested the Narn delegation had been seated next to the Vree, citing their horrific table manners. In 2259 Londo rented a banquet room to celebrate the 30th anniversary of his ascension. Later that year, Urza Jaddo held a banquet to honour his reunion with his old friend Londo Mollari. It ended abruptly when Jaddo challenged Mollari to the Morago.
One of several shopping centres on B5, the Bazaar features shops and stalls carrying goods from all over the known galaxy and some of the best bargains this side of Centauri Prime. In 2259, during the latest round of fighting between the "Green" and "Purple" Drazi, a major fight broke out in the Bazaar. Later that year, when a Babylon 5 merchandising store was opened, several of the products on sale were produced by some of the traders in the Bazaar. In 2260, when Brother Edward dropped his bag in Brown Sector, Garibaldi later found someone trying to sell it down in the Bazaar.
The casino in Red Sector offers a variety of games where all major currencies are accepted. When he first arrived on the station, Londo Mollari would often spend a lot of his time and money in this establishment, although as he gained in power and responsibility, he found that games of chance no longer held his interest. While investigating the murder of Stephen Petrov in late 2258, a lead led Security Chief Garibaldi to a man named Devereaux, who was know to hang out in the casino. In 2259 a large contingent of Earthforce Marines briefly arrived on the station, during which time a disagreement between Private Kleist and Lieutenant Warren Keffer  led to a major fight among Earthforce personnel in this area.
Red Sector featured several areas that can be rented for business meetings and contract negotiations. Complete privacy is assured, and all rooms are equipped with a full range of data retrieval tools. The conference rooms systems are fully integrated into the station's central computer system and can be linked to any compatible datanet.
- "Here you will find the heart and soul of Babylon 5...Not to mention its kidneys, its spleen...A veritable parade of inner organs."
Dark Star was a bar and nightclub in Red Sector, owned by Ock. Ock took great pride in the fact that he procured only the very best female dancers on the station, and as a result the club had a sector-wide reputation as a fine pleasure spot for all sentients. The dancers would perform sets in the main area and were also available to be hired for private shows. In addition to the main area, the club also features a private area in the back for high stakes games of chance. In 2258 Adira Tyree was working as an exotic dancer in the Dark Star when she met Londo Mollari. Later that year, Londo talked Lennier into a game of cards in the Dark Star, but the game ended abruptly when one of the other players, a Hurr, discovered Londo cheating. After the ensuing riot, Security arrested 30 humans and aliens.
Located in Red 5, just off the Zócalo, Doug's Dugout was a premiere sports bar that offers real-time links to Las Vegas and New Vegas, sporting events on Earth or the colonies in addition to the bar's own in-house games. A variety of fast food from a number of different worlds is also on offer.
Earhart's was the officer's club on Babylon 5. Reserved for Earthforce personal and invited guests, it serves casual meals 24 hours a day and featured an excellent view of the station's inner core. It is named for the 20th Century aviator Amelia Earhart.
A club rule requires any officer entering on official business buys the next round of drinks. Garibaldi once made this mistake. As tradition, only swing or big-band music is played in Earhart's.
The Fresh Air Restaurant
Babylon 5's only five star restaurant.
The Gardens in Red Sector feature over 150 different kinds of plant life from several planets.
The Maze is an oxygen producing plant life covering an area some 60 foot square and 8 foot tall. Designed in the vein an old-Earth English garden, visitors can spend hours in the challenge of finding their way through the maze.
A popular location in Red Sector, this facility includes several virtual reality games, and several pathways through a number of green areas that are a part of the station's overall atmosphere recycling infrastructure. There are also several open areas suitable for outdoor games, including an Earth baseball diamond equipped with robotic pitchers and catchers.
The location of one of Babylon 5's many business conference areas and temporary quarters. In May 2258, Ambassador Kosh arranged to meet with Talia Winters and Mr. Abbut in Red 3 at "the hour of scampering" and again the following day at "at the hour of longing". In August that year Security Chief Garibaldi was called to "245" (assault with a deadly weapon) in Red 3. It seams the perpetrator was under some chemical intoxication. While pursuing from Jonathan Harris Mars, Alfred Bester stayed in a the temporary residence in unit 7, in Red 3.
In April 2258, Commander Sinclair attempted to get Jason Ironheart off the station by ordering a route cleared from Blue 16 through to Red 4 on the pretext that it was a drill. In August or 2262, several Centauri civilians are lynched and murdered by mobs, once such victim was attacked in Red 4.
The Bazaar and the Zocalo are located in Red 5. When Lyta Alexander first came aboard the station on January 3, 2257 she was assigned quarters in Red 5. Commander Sinclair showed her the way by cutting through the Alien Sector. Argo "Big Belly" owned an establishment in Red 5, though the last person to call him that to his face wound up an entrée. Red 5, compartment #23 was home to Ziklag-Ziklag Weapons, a licensed arms dealer that sold a wide range of weapons from all species, including a wide range of light munitions as well as a selection of battlefield electronic systems. Transactions involving the licensed sale of weapons on B5 is perfectly legal, so long as the merchandise itself is transferred off the station. Mr Timothy Chase was Ziklag's factor on Babylon 5.
In April of 2258, after escaping captivity by a pair of unknown operatives (Knight One & Two), Commander Sinclair was spotted by a security officer on level 2 of Red 6. In August Security Chief Garibaldi called the security station in Red 6 for a pick up after arresting a pair of criminals dealing in stolen Medlab slappers.
In May 2258 the Liner Callisto docked in Bay 12 all passengers holding berths on that flight were instructed to see Miss Uru in Red 7. When Amanda Carter, a representative of the Mars Provisional Government's Business Affairs Committee visited Babylon 5 in March of 2259, she stayed in Suite 15 of Red 7.
- The Official Guide to Babylon 5 (CD ROM)
- The Parliament of Dreams
- The Geometry of Shadows
- There All the Honor Lies
- Passing Through Gethsemane
- The Gathering
- GROPOS (episode)
- The War Prayer
- Born to the Purple
- The Quality of Mercy
- Points of Departure
- JMS post on GENIE - 8/16/1994
- A Race Through Dark Places
- JMS post on rec.arts.sf.tv.babylon5.moderated 11/5/1994
- A View from the Gallery
- Learning Curve
- Deathwalker (episode)
- The Corps is Mother, the Corps is Father
- Mind War
- Movements of Fire and Shadow
- And the Sky Full of Stars
- A Spider in the Web
- Grail (episode)