TO CDR Nymas, CDR-GEN Rellir
FROM S/CDR Maiell
CC : CDR Thue, LT Vaebn
SUBJ RR-6445 System, Investigation of Abandoned Tal Shiar Base
LEVEL 2: Restricted
Investigation of unknown signal in third planet of RR-6445 System. Signal identified jointly by M.I. assets and S.F.I. assets on DS13.
S/CDR Maiell - OIC
At 1500 hours yesterday, station time, SFI and MI elements of DS13 identified an unknown signal originating from the third planet of the RR-6445 System. SFI and MI identified the planet as M-Class, albeit barely. Records from MI indicated the star system was a far flung Star Empire mining system before that governments' collapse. The signal itself was artificial, but long-range investigation could not yield much further. At 1800 hours, a message was received by the OIC of Militia Intelligence at DSEC, Wing-Commander N'hiara.
"This is RRF-DSEC. We are aware you have recieved a transmission from RR-6445. Be advised that we will use our resources to handle it. You need not -trouble yourselves with this matter." The transmission abruptly cuts off.
At 2000 hours, myself and a few
Upon arrival in the system, the vessels immediately detected a large artificial compound on the planet's frozen surface. A team including all officers in the personnel section were beamed to the surface. Runabouts were also brought to the surface in the event transporter signals were rendered null.
Initially observations showed the location of the base. Protruding from large piles of snow was a massive stone wall. Two large watch towers guarded a gate which had been rendered null due to the extreme conditions. The team passed through the gate and into the facility compound.
Crates with traces of high quality ore (hypothesized for starships after refinement) were seen outside the main entry point of the facility. Additionally, pieces of debris (likely from starships) were identified. The debris in particular were emitting a noticeable, but still weak, electrochemical signal. Scans, unfortunately, were unable to determine a cause of the aforementioned electrochemical signal.
During investigation of the compound, a vessel flying low over the valley (200-1000m) was spotted. Snow afforded limited visibility, but it appeared to be Aelahl-class, Heavy Cruiser. Additionally, a squadron of Guard Marines wearing Republic colors, but no identifiable patches, were seen descending the nearby hill. Concluding our investigation time was limited, we quickly found a way through the security-locked entry-point of the facility.
The interior of the facility revealed its original owner: Tal Shiar. Equipment and uniforms that remained inside were quickly identified as mid 2370s, Dominion-war era. The source of the signal, too, was attributed in the southern control facility of the compound. An investigation of the computer terminals themselves afforded us information on a PROJECT MHIESSAN. Most of the data was wiped, but the project appeared to be focused on rendering warp-core engines null. Such a device, if it could actually be assembled, would have garnered a significant advantage to Tal Shiar elements until effective countermeasures were devised.
Additionally, personnel identified only as 'AGENT IFVIYDRAES' and 'AGENT ILUOIAN' were identified. As well, mining equipment, Cardassian in origin, was identified. Serial numbers indicated the equipment was from the United Bilitrium Mining Corp., a subsidiary of the New Lakarian Mining Company based out of Vanden Prime. The company is headed by Cardassian CEO Orrolsa Tariam. Lastly, the project itself appeared to have been stopped after 'AGENT IFVIYDRAES' went rogue and sabotaged their efforts.
As we prepared to leave, the Guard Marines we spotted earlier stormed the facility. Though they wore no badges, we could only guess they were from DSEC. Suffice to say, they were far from home. The Guard Marines opened fire on us, but elements of the team were able to promptly incapacitate them. The team then exited the facility, returned to allied ships, and returned to base.
Original objectives were accomplished, but more questions than answers arose.
Chiefly, the information on this PROJECT MHIESSAN will need to be researched in detail. Though we learned the original purpose of this project, the fact we encountered resistance to this investigation means it might not have been completely scrapped.
As well, Wing-Commander N'hiara's involvement needs to be researched. Though it was apparent she was not working for the project, it seemed as though she did not want others learning about the project.
Lastly, the Cardassian angle needs to be researched in more detail. I personally recommend a fishing trip to Vanden Prime in the near future.
If you have questions for me, I will make myself available. More importantly, I promise not to waste your time.