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  • Full Name: Surak
  • Born: 3rd-4th century, Vulcan (ENT: "The Forge", TNG: "Gambit, part II")
  • Species: Vulcan
  • Gender: Male
  • Originally worked as a computer scientist (TOS Novel: Vulcan's Soul: Exodus, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan)
  • Abandoned his field and began pursuit of philosophy and logic following the discovery that his developments were used in military weaponry (TOS Novel: Vulcan's Soul: Exodus)
  • Began preaching of logic and nonviolence to the various clans of Vulcan
    • Immediate students of the day included S'Task (TOS Novel: Vulcan's Soul - Exiles; ENT Novel: To Brave the Storm)
  • Author; Analects (TNG Novel: Greater Than the Sum)
  • Death: 4th century; radiation poisoning (ENT: "Awakening")
    • Incurred by nuclear strikes against Mount Seleya (ENT: "The Forge")
  • Seen as a near-messianic figure by Vulcans in the decades and centuries following his death, ushering in a total transformation of Vulcan society known as the Time of Awakening (ENT: "The Forge"; TNG: "Gambit, part II")
  • Katra survived among the masters of Mount Seleya following his death (ENT: "The Forge")
  • 2137: Surak's katric arc rediscovered by Syrran (ENT: "The Forge")
    • His rediscovery leads to the formation of the Syrranite movement (ENT: "The Forge")
  • Holders of Surak's katra following include Jonathan Archer and T'Pau (ENT: "Awakening", "Kir'shara"; ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)
  • June 21, 2156: Katra destroyed in Romulan terrorist attack on Mount Seleya during Earth-Romulan War (ENT Novel: Beneath the Raptor's Wing)