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|*SIM Type: USS Talisman A Missions|
|*Production number: TAL-RP010|
|*Previous Mission: Coheasion|
|*Next Mission: Unwanted Help|
|*SIM Concept: Hitman Jayaram|
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Captain's log, stardate 100410.0817. It has been four days since our encounter with the Q entity. Most of the crew are still trying to cope with the events of that night. I still sit here and wonder if it was morally right for us to sit by and watch eleven thousand people die. Starfleet's General Order One prevented us from intervening and changing history, which is the only reason I didn't order the use of the device Q provided us. We may have made the right choice in Starfleet's eyes, but my crew and I are still grappling with that questions.
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In 2385, the USS Talisman had its first encounter and dealings with the Q Continueum. While enroute to the Knoayir System, a member of the Continuem appeared before the crew to pass judgement on them. The reason for this disruption was The Q felt that the crew of the USS Talisman pass their own judgement on the Romarians by abandoning them several weeks before. The Q transported The Talisman back to the year 2367 to the Wolf System in the Alpha Quadrant. He explained that in two hours time they would witness the battle of Wolf 359, one of Starfleet's most devestating defeats. However, 'Q' presented them with a weapon that would destroy the Borg Cube then and there and end the Borg threat permanently. The decision to use the weapon was entirely up to the crew, and with that "Q" left them to their own devices. As the minutes passed and the battle approached, the debate was rung around as to wether or not the device should be used.
The time that had been dreaded for two hours had finally arrived, and the battle of Wolf 359 began. The crew of the USS Talisman looked on painfully as the Federation fleet was utterly torn apart. "Q" returned to try and goad Lt. Cmdr. Jackson T. Jayaram into using the weapon and saving his race from what then was sure to be total destruction. However, as painful and hard as it was to do, Lt. Cmdr. Jayaram sat idly by and did nothing, opting to let history run its course and uphold General Order One, the Prime Directive. Having been bested, "Q" brought the Talisman back to its own time and was recalled by the Continueum. The Talisman went on it's way, though leaving her crew to cope with having to helplessly witness the death of eleven thousand people and pondering the message that "Q" attempted to convey.