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This article is about the Vulcan desert. You may be looking for the TOS novel, Vulcan's Forge.
Vulcan's Forge map

Map of the Forge in 2387.

Vulcan's Forge (also known simply as The Forge) is a vast desert area and canyon complex located on Vulcan.


Forge vista

A vista of the Forge.

At its center are the Fire Plains of Raal, and the city of ShiKahr is one of several located at its periphery. Also within the Forge are Mount Seleya, and the volcanically active region known as the Womb of Fire. (Last Unicorn RPG module: The Way of Kolinahr: The Vulcans, ENT episode: "The Forge", TOS novel: Vulcan's Forge)

The Forge is home to a variety of animal- and plant-life adapted to severe desert conditions, including sehlats and le-matya. For cities near the Forge, it is the site of the traditional kahs-wan trial.

Humans referred to it as the Sas-a-shar desert. (TAS - Log One novelization: Yesteryear)


According to historical records, Vulcan's Forge is where Surak began his pilgrimage 1,800 years ago. (ENT episodes: "The Forge", "Awakening")

The Te-Vikram Brotherhood were known to reside in the Forge during the time of Surak. (TOS - Vulcan's Soul novel: Exodus)

Jadzia Dax had not visited Vulcan's Forge as of 2374, although she had always wanted to. In that year, her husband Worf suggested their honeymoon should take the form of a hike across the Forge during Summer, although Jadzia did not want to spend her honeymoon "climbing, hiking, sweating, bleeding or suffering in any way". (DS9 episode: "Change of Heart")




the planet Vulcan (Ni'Var)
cities and settlements AraKahrChi-reeDa'kum'UlchaDa-lebIn-YarIshayaIsk'KahrJaleylJia'anKahrKeldeenK'Lan-neKhir AhlKirKren'thanKwil'inorLe'TenyaNaweeth CityNekhieRemsusalaRh'IahrShanaiKahrShariKahrShiGralShiKahrSriKahrSuraKahrT'lingSharT'PaalTa'VistarVulcana RegarVulcinisXen'talZayus Federation icon image. Vulcan icon image.
landmarks and institutions Ancients of DaysDiplomatic InstituteFal-lan-tralFort Aba'kurHall of Ancient ThoughtHall of DebatesHall of VoicesKolinahru MonasteryKul'Cha'VirKu'Vel'DiKurat Temple ComplexM'dai sensor dishMonastery of UlannThe OasisRaal Provincial HospitalSarek School of Diplomacy and Ambassadorial StudiesSerenity SquareShiKahr AcademyShrine of S'vecShrine of T'VetSurak MemorialT'ralor PreserveT'Karath SanctuaryT'sar MuseumTav'Sal'NavaTinsha MonasteryTe'RikhTemple of LogicTemple of T'PanitTemple of AmonakT'Klass's PillarV'Shull InstituteVa'ne'meLakhtVulcan Academy of ArchivesVulcan ArchivesVulcan Institute of Defensive ArtsVulcan Science Academy
nations and provinces Enclave of the Faceless OnesGolKhomiKel ProvinceKir ProvinceLyr T'ayaRaalShi'alTat'SahrTekeh ProvinceXial
geography Al-Stakna MountainsCaves of KolinarCaves of KulvirCheleb-khor DesertGo'an DesertFire PlainsHarari DesertKendha-YaKurat Mountain RangeLlangon MountainsMount KolinahrMount P-TaMount TarhanaMountains of Gol (Mount SeleyaSurak's Peak) • Nal'shin ValleyNa'reePelashtPlains of GolPlateau of Tai-laShival FlatsTa'ValshTe-Vikram cavesT'Kallaron cavesT'raanT'regarT'riallT'ralor PreserveValley of EverlastingViltan FlatsVulcan's AnvilVulcan's Forge (GatewayPlain of BloodWomb of Fire) • Vuldi Gorge
continents and landmasses Han-shirNa'namXir'tan
bodies of water Great T'Kala SeaLake YuronStraits of Ha'zenThanor SeaVoroth Sea

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