Vulcan (planet)

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Facts

  • Primary: Nevasa
  • System name: Nevasa II
  • Also known as: Minshara, T'Khasi, T'Rukh, Thhaei, Ti-Valka'ain (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru; Myriad Universes Short Story: "The Tears of Eridanus")
  • Capital: ShiKahr
  • Class M
  • No moon
  • Sister world to T'Khut (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Tidally locked to T'Khut (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
  • Major Inhabitants: Vulcan
  • Nation
  • Temperatures commonly reach high-40s Celsius (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)

History

  • c. 500th millennium BCE: Sargonian survivors of the Arret Empire settle on Vulcan, the ancestors of its later native civilizations. (TOS: "Return to Tomorrow")
  • c. 4th millennium BCE: The Furies dominate space around Nevasa, influencing early Vulcan civilization and inspiring, as in many contemporary cultures, a large number of frightening mythological figures. (INV Novel: First Strike)
  • c. 4th century: The Time of Awakening occurs when, while gripped in the aftermath of nuclear war, the philosophy of Surak begins to spread across Vulcan. (TNG: "Gambit, part II")
  • c. 12th century: The planet unites under a single government, the Confederacy of Vulcan. (Presumptive)

Locations

Orbit

  • Vulcan Space Central (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
    • Main spacedock complex for travel to or from Vulcan
    • Large enough to hold a Columbia-class starship within internal birthing (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)

Surface

  • Kel Province (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
    • Located in the far north of Vulcan (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
    • Burning Lake (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
      • Southern portion of the province (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
      • Nuclear wasteland similar to the Forge, with similar EM anomalies (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
        • Technology and outside scanners less effective as a result (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
    • Irinthar Mountains (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
      • Northernmost mountain range on the planet (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
      • Location of a secret Vulcan Defense Force supply depot as of 2165 (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
  • Lyr T'aya region (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
    • Vuldi Gorge (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
      • Noted for fog (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
  • Raal Province (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing; VOY: "Innocence")
    • Located on the shore of the Voroth Sea (VOY: "Innocence")
    • Fire Plains of Raal (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
  • Sas-a-shar Desert (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
    • Also known colloquially by locals as the Forge (ENT: "The Forge"; ENT Novel: ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Much of the region a nuclear wasteland from Vulcan's ancient nuclear wars
    • Suffused with electromagnetic anomalies that interfere with technology and outside scanning
    • Llangon Mountains (TAS: "Yesteryear"; DIS Novel: Desperate Hours)
      • On the edge of Sas-A-Shar, on the far side of the desert from ShiKahr (TAS: "Yesteryear")
      • Mount Seleya (ENT: "The Forge"; ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic; Star Trek III: The Search For Spock)
        • Extremely sacred location
        • Tallest peak in the Llangon Mountains
      • Surak's Peak (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
        • One of the tallest (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
        • Located near Mount Seleya (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
        • T'Klass's Pillar (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
          • Significant landmark near the summit (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
          • Spire of red rock (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • T'Karath Sanctuary (ENT: "The Forge", "Kir'shara"; TNG: "Gambit, Part II")
        • Approximately 37 kellicams south of Mount Seleya within the Sas-a-shar Desert (TNG: "Gambit, Part II")
        • Site of the Syrrannite revolutionists during the brief Vulcan civil war of the 22nd century (ENT: "The Forge", "Kir'shara"; TNG: "Gambit, Part II")
    • ShiKahr (ENT: "Fusion", "The Forge", "Awakening", "Kir'shara"; ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm, Uncertain Logic; TAS: "Yesteryear")
      • Laid out as a series of concentric circles radiating out from the central tower (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
      • Straight pneumatic-tube highays extend radially out throughout the city and to the surrounding park district (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
      • Park district serves as a wall of vegetation to mediate the heat and aridity of the desert (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
      • Divisions and locations
        • Business District (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
        • Government District (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
          • Located in central portion of the city (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
          • Administration Tower (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
          • United Earth Embassy (ENT: "The Forge")
        • ShiKahr Academy (ENT: "Fusion")
        • T'Plana-Hath Historical Museum (Hidden Universe Travel Guide: Vulcan)
        • Vulcan Learning Center (DIS Novel: Desperate Hours; DIS: "The Vulcan Hello")
          • Primary school education for Vulcans
  • Voroth Sea (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing; VOY: "Innocence")
  • Unknown region
    • Landmarks
      • Mount Tar'Hana (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
      • Lake Yuron (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Voroth Sea (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Plain of Blood (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Cities
      • Dycoon (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
      • Gol (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Han-shir (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
      • Jia'anKahr (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
        • Catacombs (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
      • Kir (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Mond (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
        • Existed c.12th century (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
      • TesKahr (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
        • Establishments
          • TesKahr Central Hospital (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
      • Voroth (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
      • Vulcana Regar (ENT: "Fallen Hero"; ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing; TNG: "Coming of Age")

Indigenous Life

Animal

  • Lanka-gar (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
    • Bird (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
  • Sehlat (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru; ENT: "The Forge"; TOS: "Journey to Babel"; TAS: "Yesteryear")
    • Urso-feline species (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
    • Some domesticated as pets (ENT: "The Forge"; TAS: "Yesteryear")
    • Common on Vulcan colony worlds as well (ENT Novel: Kobayashi Maru)
  • Sha'vokh (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
    • Desert scavenger bird (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Wingspan averaging over two meters (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)

Plant

  • Alem-vedik (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
    • Salt weed native to the desert
  • Favinit (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
    • Flowering plant
  • G'teth (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
    • Berry-bearing bush
  • Gespar (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
    • Fruit-bearing tree
  • Hla'meth (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
    • Herb
  • Ic'tan (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
    • Conifer tree
  • Kylin'the (ENT Novel: The Good That Men Do)
    • Native to the Forge
    • Leafy succulent said to have healing properties
  • Nar'ru (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
    • Climbing vine (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
    • Wraps around trees such as gespar (ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
  • Pla-berries (ENT Novel: Uncertain Logic)
  • Plomeek (ENT: "Strange New World"; ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm; TOS: "Amok Time")
    • Flowering plant (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
    • Roots are edible, used in preparation of plomeek broth (ENT: "Strange New World"; TOS: "Amok Time")
  • Rillan (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
    • Gourd
  • T'su'ke (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, To Brave the Storm)
    • Berry-bearing bush
      • Referred to as "i'su'ke" in To Brave the Storm