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|*SIM Type: USS Talisman A Missions|
|*Production number: TAL-RP031|
|*Previous Mission: The Test|
|*Next Mission: Harvesting Season|
|*SIM Concept: Hitman Jayaram|
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Captain's log, stardate 110313.1203. The Talisman has passed through the final system of the Unall sector and is en route to the Dactes sector located at 41.8 LY's Rimward of Pinastri IV. Long range sensors have detected something but the ship's computer has not been able to identify it at this range. As we begin to move deeper into the sector we should hopefully be able to get more details on the object seemingly drifting in deep space.
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On stardate 110313, the USS Talisman was enroute to the Dactes sector when they encountered an object of unknown origin in their flight path. The Talisman was slowed to impulse speeds to determine what this object was and if it was hostile if indeed alive. The crew began to survey but were unsuccessful due to the sensor interference from the objects vastly large energy output. The object was cubical in nature and did not appear hostile initially. As the Talisman tried to move around it, the cube continued to block the ships path, matching every move to impede their way. The Talisman moved in at a slow gradually pace to try and make a determination if the cube was sentient or not. All friendly hails and attempts at communication were unsuccessful. As the Talisman closed to within five million kilometers, the cube grabbed the ship with a type of tractor beam and began pulling the ship towards an oraface that had opened up. The beam was causing a massive power drain on all ship systems and due to this factor the Talisman was unable to use phasers or torpedoes to break away.
Determining this object to be some sort of predatory space creature, the crew surmised that it was the ship's energy it was after and Captain Jayaram ordered all ship's power except for life support to be cut off. The attempt to break free was unsuccessful and the object was near to pulling the Talisman inside it. Lt. Commander's Meredith and Starsider devised the idea of giving it an alternative source of power to occupy its attention long enough for the ship to get away. Making his way to shuttle bay two, Commander Starsider set a type-15 shuttle for automatic pilot and set it to depart on a delayed timer. Commander Starsider then blew the emergency hatch to the shuttle bay, causing a vaccum effect. Commander Starsider was able to hold on to keep from being blown out into space and keep conscious until power was restored and the force field erected. The plan succeeded as the alien turned its attention to the shuttle, moving to usurp its power. At this time, full power was restored to the Talisman and they were able to escape past it at warp. Lt. Commander Starsider was admitted to sickbay for treatment due to vaccum exposure.