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Greetings, old comrade!
I trust that this message finds you well and that your career is going smoothly. It has been a long time since we were in contact, and so it is difficult for me to presume by asking for a favor. What I ask I cannot explain, but much depends on this.
You will be contacted by a Vulcan named Salak, who is on a mission of utmost secrecy dealing with a renegade Romulan. I urge you and a few of your best fellow officers to aid him with his mission, though you will have no official Star Fleet sanction.
Do not attempt to contact me. I cannot respond, and would be forced to deny all.
For whatever it is worth, I wish you all the luck that humans seem to put so much faith in.

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