Admiral Maxwell Forrest is having a discussion with ambassador Soval in the Earth embassy on Vulcan about joint-fleet operations. Then a bomb explodes, killing 43 people including Forrest. The Vulcans suggest Syrrannites, a group that has a different interpretation of the teachings of philosopher Surak, may be responsible and evidence supports that theory. DNA of a certain T'Pau is found on a bomb, a well known Syrrannite. The Vulcan chief investigator Stel however demands that Vulcan takes the matter entirely into its own hands. T'Pol gets an unexpected visit from her husband Koss, bringing an artifact from her mother. She is a Syrrannite and is hiding. The artifact shows a map that leads into a dangerous desert known as The Forge, following the same route Surak once did 1800 years ago.
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Arev describes an ancient, final battle between Sarak and those who espoused violence; those "who marched beneath the raptor's wings." As is later discovered in the original series, the Romulans are descended from Vulcans who fled their homeworld at some time in the past. The symbol of the raptor is the emblem of the Romulan Empire and is used as a decorative theme on their spacecraft. This statement by Arev is the first time in any of the television series or movies that the precise origin of the Romulans is revealed, that is, those who were defeated by the forces of Sarak. See more
A key element to the story is that a team from a starship would be expected to search the earth embassy for evidence. This makes absolutely no sense, as the embassy's security people would be responsible for this, most likely aided by investigators traveling from earth. See more
Arev, aka Syrran
References Star Trek: Amok Time
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