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

History

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 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)

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