"'The Forge" is the title of a Enterprise television episode from season four.
When Earth's embassy on Vulcan
is bombed, DNA evidence points to the culprits being the Syrranites
, a group that follows a revolutionary interpretation of the teachings of Surak, the father of Vulcan logic. After T'Pol
receives a clandestine lead, she and Archer embark upon a treacherous journey through the Vulcan desert to look for them. Back on the Enterprise, Dr. Phlox
discovers that the DNA was planted. He and Trip then examine the tape of security camera near a checkpoint in the embassy and single out the man who had the bomb. Furthermore they notice that the guard at the checkpoint seems to already know who the bomber is. Unfortunately, the guard is in a coma from the blast. While it violates Vulcan ethics, Phlox and Trip convince Soval
, a Vulcan ambassador who was nearly killed in the blast, to perform a mind meld with the guard. To Soval's surprise, he discovers that the real bomber is Stel, a Vulcan security officer. They confront Stel and his superior, V'Las, who is also the head of the Vulcan High Command. Stel agrees to testify. On Vulcan, Archer and T'Pol encounter another traveler who is distrustful of them. A sand-fire storm kills the other traveler, but before he dies, the traveler performs a mind-meld with Archer. It is later revealed that the traveler is Syrran himself. When Archer and T'Pol reach the Syrranite alcove, they are held at knife-point.