Fandom

Memory Beta, non-canon Star Trek Wiki

Kahs-wan

48,491pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

The kahs-wan was a Vulcan rite of passage that young Vulcans were expected to accomplish.

OverviewEdit

It involved a trial into the desert where the Vulcan was expected to survive in order to be considered an adult. (TAS episode: "Yesteryear") The rules of this maturity test meant that it was a test of individual survival and as such, teamwork was forbidden. Those children that were wounded and discovered by another were left until the kahs-wan student returned home at the end of the suvival course where they reported the dangers faced by the other student. (TOS novel: The Vulcan Academy Murders)

Due to the nature of the rite, there were always casualties faced by those that participated in the kahs-wan. This left some eleven year olds unbonded and tradition allowed this to be the case. Following a suitable period of mourning, it was deemed appropriate by those families who had been widowed by the death of a mate at Vulcan's Forge to approach each other in order to partake in a new bonding. (TOS novel: Unspoken Truth)

HistoryEdit

Thousands of years ago before the Vulcan Reformation, Solor took part in a kahs-wan class that was led by his mentor Rovalat. However, the young Vulcans from ShiKahr were ambushed by members of the Te-Vikram Brotherhood who had slain members of the class. (TOS - Vulcan's Soul novel: Exiles)

Spock underwent the kahs-wan in 2237. (TAS episode: "Yesteryear")

Tuvok had performed this rite when he was seven years old. (TLE novel: The Sundered)

ConnectionsEdit

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki