Vorash

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Tok'ra base on Vorash

Summary

Vorash was the main Tok'ra base where SG teams had contact with their allies. The planet was destroyed when the Tok'ra and SG-1 artificially made its sun go supernova in an attempt to strike a blow against an attacking Goa'uld fleet.

Factoids

  • Names and Designations: Vorash
  • Number of Suns: One
  • Number of Moons: Unknown
  • Source of Address: Tok'ra
  • Introduced in Episode:3.12 "Jolinar's Memories Part 1"
  • Earth Cultural/Technological Equivalent: Advanced–Tok'ra
  • Main Interest: Tok'ra base
  • Influenced/Dominated by: Tok'ra/now noone
  • History of Stargate: Unknown past. Was taken from planet when tok'ra left via ha'tak and allowed to drift into Vorash's sun while dialed to P3W-451

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Geopolitical Structure and History

Vorash, at least the area near the Stargate, has a landscape filled with large rocks and deserts. The Tok'ra establish secret tunnels beneath the surface using their technology. Aside from the Tok'ra, the planet was apparently uninhabited.

SG-1 was first brought to Vorash to prepare for a rescue mission for Selmak/Jacob Carter, after he was captured by Sokar and imprisoned on the hellish world of Netu (3.12 "Jolinar's Memories Part 1"). From Vorash, the team left with the Tok'ra Martouf/Lantash by cargo ship to Netu. After the rest of his team's imprisonment on Netu by Apophis, Teal'c returned to Vorash in the cargo ship to get reinforcements (3.13 "The Devil You Know Part 2"). He and the Tok'ra Aldwin returned to Netu; Aldwin was charged by the Tok'ra hierarchy on Vorash to destroy Netu and prevent Tok'ra knoweldge to fall into the hands of Sokar or Apophis. Luckily, SG-1, Selmak and Martouf were able to escape with Teal'c and Aldwin.

The SGC contacted the Tok'ra on Vorash when an old companion of Teal'c's, the Jaffa priestess Shaun'auc, revealed she had been able to communicate with her immature symbiote and, now that it was mature, it wished to join the Tok'ra (4.04 "Crossroads"). Shaun'auc could not live without another primta, so they hoped the Tok'ra could provide one. SG-1 escorted Shaun'auc to Vorash for the transfer. They placed the symbiote into a volunteer named Hebron. The newly blended symbiote revealed himself to be Tanith. Shaun'auc remained on Vorash to recover with her new symbiote while SG-1 returned to Earth. Teal'c planned to join Shaun'auc on Vorash to establish a new way for the Jaffa to rebel against the Goa'uld.

Unfortunately, Tanith was pretending to convert. He really planned to be a Goa'uld spy with the Tok'ra midst. He killed Shaun'auc for rebelling against her god, making it appear that her body rejected the new symbiote. Anise and a Tok'ra delegation left Vorash with Shaun'auc's body to return her to Teal'c. They had suspected Tanith from the start, but kept their conclusions to themselves, planning to use Tanith as a double-agent. The SGC discovered on their own that Shaun'auc had been murdered and SG-1 returned to Vorash, Teal'c swearing retribution on Tanith. He stormed through the tunnels and it took several Tok'ra to stop him. He was convinced to let the Tok'ra's plan go forward.

Final negotiations for the formalization of a Tok'ra/Tau'ri treaty were made by Daniel Jackson and SG-1 and a Tok'ra delegation on Vorash (4.05 "Divide and Conquer"). The leader of the Tok'ra High Council, Per'sus, narrowly escaped an assassination attempt when Maj. Graham of SG-14 was revealed to be a zatarc, a brainwashed Goa'uld assassin. The final signing of the treaty between Per'sus and the U.S. President was to take place at the SGC base instead.

Eventually, the Tok'ra decided to abandon Vorash for a new homeworld (4.22 "Exodus Part 1"). They could take the Vorash Stargate with them using the SG-1's newly acquired ha'tak. Thus they would be able to have a world outside the known Goa'uld Stargate network. Wanting to keep the new base location secret from the Goa'uld, they decided Tanith had outlived his usefulness as an unwitting double-agent. They kept him imprisoned as they moved, planning to remove the Goa'uld from his host Hebron. Tanith escaped and alerted Apophis.

Aware of the imminent arrival of Apophis's fleet, Sam Carter and her father then came up with a new plan. After most of the Tok'ra escaped through the Stargate, they would place it in the ha'tak and dial it to P3W-451, the planet with the black hole. Sending the Stargate into Vorash's sun, the gravitational pull of the black hole would destabilize the star, making it explode. The plan worked well, except that Teal'c did not want to allow Tanith to escape, and chased after his tel'tak in a death glider. Teal'c and O'Neill crashed on Vorash where they ended up battling Jaffa–a mortally wounded Teal'c was beamed up to Apophis's ha'tak. O'Neill was rescued by SG-1's mothership. The star went nova as the team tried to open a hyperspace window to escape–the blast wave sending both SG-1's and Apophis's ha'taks far off course into another galaxy. Vorash itself and the rest of Apophis's fleet were destroyed.

Gallery

Tok'ra briefing on Vorash
O'Neill and Teal'c on Vorash surface
Apophis's fleet destroyed by Vorash sun

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--Aurora 11:54, 9 February 2008 (PST)