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The Vulcan Isolationist Movement was a small 24th century faction of extreme isolationists who believed contact with alien worlds was polluting their culture and destroying Vulcan purity. This faction advocated for the complete isolation of Vulcan from the rest of the galaxy and the eradication of all alien influence on the planet. This faction formed several years prior to 2370. (TNG: "Gambit, Part I", "Gambit, Part II")
In 2369, the Vulcan Isolationist Movement stole the first fragment of the Stone of Gol, an ancient weapon which focused and amplified telepathic energy, from a heavily guarded museum and hired mercenaries to find the two remaining pieces in the quadrant. In 2370, Tallera, a member of these extremists, acquired all three pieces; however, her plans were foiled by Captain Jean-Luc Picard. After Minister Satok, the head of the V'Shar, placed her in custody, his agency began a search for the other members of the faction. (TNG: "Gambit, Part I", "Gambit, Part II")
Background information Edit
"Gambit" writer Naren Shankar explained, "We went for people who very logically felt that Vulcan's 'problems' were linked to contamination by illogical people, so in a logical sense you say 'Get rid of them'...I just thought it was a very logical way to arrive at racism being the answer to your problems. It was a different but very believable tone for the Vulcans." (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion)