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|A MIND OF THEIR OWN|
|*SIM Type: USS Talisman A Missions|
|*Production number: TAL-RP032|
|*Previous Mission: Harvesting Season|
|*Next Mission: Tyranny|
|*SIM Concept: Hitman Jayaram|
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Captain's log, stardate 110402.1143. We have recieved orders to rendezvous with the USS Aegis, which will beam aboard Commander Swansong for a command inspection. In the meantime, we have additional orders to proceed to the location of a Vaadwuar installation. Starfleet intelligence has decrypted the data storage device we sent back to Pinastri and information within has revealed a small station in orbit of the fourth planet of the Humsor system of the Dactes sector, located at 44.7 LY's Rimward of Pinastri IV. The facility is the center of the Vaadwuar's military genetics experiments. According to the intel, the Vaadwuar have been "harvesting" beings of various races and genetically splicing DNA togeather to make the ultimate weapons of war. Our orders are to proceed to the facility and take what steps are neccessary to not only end the experiments and assaults on other races, but to end the attacks against the Federation. Hopefully this can be done without conflict, though that seems unlikely.
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The USS Talisman was ordered to what was believed to be the center of the Vaadwuar military genetics operation on stardate 110402. The Talisman arrived ahead of the assiagned task force behind it and began investigating. Several vaadwuar ship's were detected holding their position just outside the system the station was located within. Two away teams were sent. The first, led by Lt. Commander Brandi Meredith, secured the facility for the second away team to arrive under the command of Lt. Commander Jackson T. Jayaram. Upon the arrival of the second away team, the crew began to further investigate the facility by taking readings and recording everything they were encountering. The station was deemed to be a ruse to keep the task force busy while the Vaadwuar left with their last load of genetic experiments.
The away teams of the Talisman made certain though that no further experiments could be done. Detpacks were placed on the varying levels of the station in order to destroy it. Scientific samples were also taken off the station for further study into the Vaadwuar's projects. The Vaadwuar didn't completely turn tail and run however, as one console for a incubation chamber was apparently booby-trapped and nearly killed Captain Jayaram and the ship's chief medical officer Lt. Commander Genna Thiemen-Jayaram. No injuries were sustained and the away teams departed once all packs were in place. The packs were detonated and the station additionally pummled by the Talisman's phasers and photon torpedoes, leaving nothing but debris and the assurance that the Vaadwuar's rampage would be severely crippled, hopefully halted for good.