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The Way of Kolinahr: The Vulcans is a Last Unicorn Games RPG sourcebook providing detailed historical, cultural, and planetary background on the Vulcans and their planet for users to model characters and missions after.


From the back cover
A violent history
An ancient tradition
An enigmatic people
Vulcan. Hot, volcanic, unforgiving. Home to one of the pillars of the United Federation of Planets – the Vulcan people. From the Fire Plains to the provinces of Kir and Raal, join us on a tour of this ancient and fascinating world. Climb into the foothills below Mount Seleya or walk the streets of Vulcana Regar. Buy a Vulcan lute in the Grand Bazaar of ShirKahr or sample some plomeek soup from a street vendor's cart in far-off Ta'vistar. When you are ready, prepare to begin your training for the most arduous personal journey of all – the attainment of the fabled Kolinahr discipline – as you attempt to banish all emotion.
The Way of Kolinahr includes detailed information on Vulcan history, society and culture, providing the most comprehensive look to date at this fascinating world and its people. Play a Vulcan ambassador or a Vulcan Master of the Jarok Sect of logic. Debate the finer points of multi-phasic particles at the Vulcan Science Institute. Wrestle a sehlat in the hills above Rammat. Learn to use the lirpa and ahn-woon at the Vulcan Institute of Defensive Arts. The splendors of the planet Vulcan await you.
The Way of Kolinahr opens up a multitude of new opportunities for ST: TNG RPG players and Narrators alike. An indispensable resource on the planet Vulcan and its people, The Way of Kolinahr provides all the tools necessary to design and run entire Vulcan episodes and series. It includes:
  • Guidelines for creating and playing Vulcan characters, complete with numerous new templates, overlays, and background histories.
  • A detailed look at the planet Vulcan, its history, politics, and ongoing role within the United Federation of Planets.
  • In-depth treatments on the Vulcan philosophical schools and their impact on the development of the planet and its people.
  • Comprehensive write-ups on the ancient Vulcan psionic disciplines, including many new psionic talents and abilities for characters.
  • New Vulcan technology and psionic devices, supporting cast characters, locations for players to visit, information on running extended Vulcan series, and more!

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  • Introduction
  • The Way of Kolinahr
An anecdote in the Vulcan History section notes that after a mass slaughter, the "...blood of the slain clerics flowed down the carved steps of the mountain, and, according to legend, that is the reason that the stones of Seleya are tinged red to this day..." Apparently not accounting for the fact that Vulcan blood is typically portrayed as being green.
  • The Vulcan Government
  • The Planet Vulcan
  • Vulcan Technology
  • Vulcan Characters
  • Appendix
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