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The USS Sheppard has docked at the station. It requires a great deal of repair and overhaul. Also, Captain Dwi reports that the ship is currently infested with a type of spider which has been eating through their gel packs and systems. Engineer Diavolo had sent some replacement packs with the tow ships and the spiders apparently have not been as attracted to those. The Captain has told me they have an artifact in their possession that they have been studying, and they believe may be a contributing factor to their systems failures. We are tasked with helping the crew of the Sheppard with this.