Location: 14 lightyears spinward of SS Astraois, on the far side of the Takaar Nebula -- Back in the Astraios Sector, we had a brief rendezvous with the USS Marco Polo before they left at top speed to meet the rest of the Task Force engaged in sweeping the sector for pirates. We moved to 50,000 kilometers from the wormhole and remained at stationkeeping while engineering repaired our aft shields. This gave science and tactical time to launch a probe and gather data on the vortex. We were surprised to find sensor logs showed tachyon eddies at either end of the wormhole. Further investigation revealed an unsubstantiated report in the cultural archives on Astraios Prime of a Borg sphere being seen near Treman. The data is several decades old and it was dismissed at the time as a hoax. As we continued our repairs and sensor sweep, we discovered an object in the wormhole. Red alert. It emerged near our position and was identified immediately as the metallic asteroid that had passed us when we were lost on the other side of the vortex. We sent friendship messages on all frequencies. With the help of the probe we had launched to extend scanning range... we realized this appeared to be a Borg sphere. "Tertiary Adjunct of Unimatrix 300" hailed us, he seem perturbed that we had used their corridor without permission, and curious about our home.