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Vulcan - Class M - United Federation of Planets
Location: Vulcan system, Vulcanis sector, Beta Quadrant
Dominant Species: Vulcans
Population: 7 billion
Gravity: 1.4 G
Vulcan is a Class M planet in the Vulcan system and home world of the humanoid Vulcans, a founding member of the United Federation of Planets. The planet is located about 16 light years from Earth, in the Vulcan Sector.
Vulcan's orbital period (year) is 266.4 standard days.
Vulcan is an arid world, known for its many deserts such as the Forge. Its wildlife includes Sehlats, large cats that many Vulcan children keep as pets. In orbit of Vulcan are several Starfleet facilities, including a space station and drydocks.
Vulcan has three primary continents called Na'nam, Han-shir and Xir'tan. The first are enormous land masses that were divided into various provinces whilst the third was an island somewhat larger than the Earth continent of Australia. Due to the strong tidal forces brought about by the planet's interaction with T'Khut Vulcan was highly volcanically active. This generates a number of impressive lava spectacles, such as the Fire Plains. Around four to five billion years ago, Vulcan was a highly geologically active environment.
Furthermore, there are frequent energy discharges in the air that shimmered in the red sky in a region near the Gateway where there was an area that had a distorted magnetic field as a result of Vulcan's ancient atomic wars. This serves as a form of third magnetic pole that disrupted most electrical as well as transtator currents in the region that are instead absorbed energy leak out into the wind. This is responsible for creating the spectacular lightning displays that are often seen in the clouds of sand. Vulcan's geology and desert environment produce starkly up-thrust craggy and inhospitable mountains, with jagged and steep formations cut out by wind swept sand.
Vulcan maintains the oxygen in its atmosphere by deriving phytoplankton from its oceans, which existed as microscopic organisms that make up 90% of all planetary oxygenation processes, including those of Earth. Despite being a desert planet and not having a suitable source of oxygen in viable plant-life throughout most of their year, there is a sufficient amount of oxygenation occurring within the environment from the microbic water.
Early in the Dominion War, Benjamin Sisko expressed his concerns to Admiral Zach Warner that the Dominion would eventually be able to invade Vulcan if Starfleet kept up its defense posture. The routes between Vulcan and Earth and Alpha Centauri were critical to the Federation. The concerns for Vulcan lasted throughout the year, with fighting near the Vulcan border. Later, the fall of Betazed made the possibility of an invasion of Vulcan very likely.
Bodies of water
Mountains and volcanos
Hall of Ancient Thought
Hall of Voices
Temple of T'Panit
Temple of Amonak
Temple of Logic
Sarek School of Diplomacy and Ambassadorial Studies
Vulcan Science Academy
Vulcan Space Central
Vulcan Space Institute
In 2152, there were over a million physicians on Vulcan.
During the 22nd century, the death penalty was still common practice in Vulcan courts for a small number of offenses, including treason.
By the mid-22nd century, Vulcan had a history of conflict with Andoria, controlled the Coridan government, and had exchanged ambassadors with Earth and Qo'noS, among others. After the Babel Crisis, Vulcan became a founding member of the Coalition of Planets before co-founding the Federation in 2161.
Tobin Dax met Iloja of Prim during the Cardassian's exile on Vulcan.
During the early months of the Dominion War, the Fifth Fleet was fighting the Dominion near Vulcan.
In 2374, Ishka was given special dispensation by Grand Nagus Zek to leave Ferenginar for Vulcan, to have her ears raised. On her way back, she was captured by the Dominion. Later that same year, Betazed fell to the Dominion, and Major Kira noted that they were now in a position to threaten Vulcan. Shortly thereafter, Kira confirmed that the Dominion had been building up their forces on Betazed and that they would be able to launch an attack on Vulcan.