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General Data
*SIM Type: USS Talisman-A Missions
*Production number: TAL-RP057
*Initiated: 130131
*Ended: 130131
*Year: 2388
*Previous Mission: Long Distence
*Next Mission: [[]]
*SIM Concept: Hitman Jayaram

=Captain's Log=

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Captain's log, stardate 130131.1034. We will be arriving in Sector 005C, subsector 91 in just over six hours. Long range sensors are showing a type of nebula in that area, but at this range we are unable to determine what type of nebula it is. We will begin our exploratory search there and see if that nebula houses anything interesting.

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Captain's log, supplemental. The Talisman began its exploration of Sector 005C in subsector 91 where we found an azure-type nebula. While still more massive then most nebulae, it is smaller then most of its type. Azure Nebulas are generally about fifteen lightyears in distence, whereas this one is only six. We ran intense sensor sweeps to try and learn all we could about this.

Inside the nebula we found all the typical gases associated with this type, such as sirillium, flourine, and argon to name a few. What we shouldnt have found was large concentrations of chlorine gas. Discovering this gas type that by all rights shouldn't have been there, we immediatley started looking for the reason behind its presence. We moved deeper into the nebula proceeding at yellow alert with shields raised to protect against the radiation the nebula was giving off. In addition, we sent class-one probes into the deeper parts to get more intense readings. Our finds were rather interesting.

After repairing some malfunctions caused by radiation leakage from the nebula, we were able to pick up debris which turned out to be that of the USS Pathway. The interesting part is the Pathway was listed as lost in the 2290's, an era consistent with the materials found in the debris. However, the remains were determined to be that of a Nova class starship, which far outdates the ceramic alloy we found. That particular matieral hasnt been used for at least fourty years. It brings some interesting questions that a science team will have to answer.

We brought onboard a piece of the wreckage which contained the ships damaged emergency transponder, containing the ships final logs. All we were able to recover from it were the words "Pathway", "Starfleet", and "Wormhole". This fit into one of the theories that the pockets of chlorine gas were caused by the impulse drives of older starship designs. Additionally, a wormhole phenomonom would explain how a ship so old ended up in the Delta Quadrant. The only question that isnt answered is the design itself. It is modern, but the technology found in it is rather old. Hopefully the science team Starfleet dispatches can put an answer to that mystery. For the time being, I have ordered warning beacons placed near the nebula to warn other starships of the potentially hidden wormholes. We are moving on to the Heran system in subsector 74.

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