The Test

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General Data
*SIM Type: USS Talisman-A Missions
*Production number: TAL-RP030
*Initiated: 110306
*Ended: 110306
*Year: 2386
*Previous Mission: Better Killing Through Science
*Next Mission: Life in All Forms
*SIM Concept: Hitman Jayaram

Captain's Log

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Captain's log, stardate 110306.1535. We are currently on course for the final system of the Unall sector, the Hepad system. However our engines have been acting a slight bit sluggish as we approach a rather unusually dense portion of space in the sector. Despite the inefficiency of the engines, there is no danger and Lt. Finistair should have the engines back at full operational status once we are passed the density. Outside of that I forsee no problems from here to Hepad and project this course to be an uneventful one.

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Events Summary

On stardate 110306 the USS Talisman was passing through a star cluster with an unusually heavy denseness which was affecting ships systems. As the Talisman was trying to navigate its way through, it suddenly stopped at a dead halt out of warp speed with no warning. A voice then began to speak with nothing registering on the comms systems. The voice identified itself as a being of the Rudine and informed the ships crew that they were tresspassing in Rudine space. The crew was then informed they were to be tested if they wished to pass through the area of space safely. Lt. Commander Brandi Meredith, Ensign Jayce Raymaker, and Ensign Jim Bowie were all selected and taken from the bridge.

The selected members of the crew were brought to a planet of unknown origins. There they encountered two beings called The Guardian and The Sentinel. These two beings were two of the Rudine race and were tasked with giving the crew the test. Under the direction of Lt. Commander Meredith, the crew of the Talisman selected was not to play their game. This decision only served to annoy The Guardian and thus decided after a short while that they would fair better with a new leader. Lt. Commander Lans Starsider was then taken from the Talisman and placed inside a static bubble by The Sentinel. Commander Starsider's only form of aid was to give the crew orders from the bubble but could do nothing else.

Due to the reactions of the tested crew, The Guadian began to choke Commander Starsider through an unknown means, only releasing him when he lost consciousness. He had additionally attacked and injured Ensign Raymaker during the testing session, and The Sentinal attacked Ensign Bowie which completely shut down all of the androids internal functions and deactivated him. The Sentinal then restored him, again through a power unknown to the Federation. After several tests of both mental and physical abilities, the Guardian and Sentinal deemed the crew had failed, but granted them safe passage anyway stating that they are not prepared to face what they will encounter. The crew was returned to the ship, and the Talisman departed with the injured parties being treated in sickbay.