For the system, see life support.

Vedek Bareil Antos is critically injured just as peace talks between the Bajorans and the Cardassians reach a critical stage.


Five months ago Vedek Bareil Antos commenced peace talks with Legate Turrel as a final peace settlement between Bajor and Cardassia. A compromise was reached to meet face to face on DS9.

A Bajoran girl Leanne calls to Jake Sisko while walking through the Promenade, and make plans to have dinner. 

Meanwhile en route to DS9 a Bajoran transport carrying a peace delegation of two Bajorans (Kai Winn Adami and Vedek Bareil) experiences disaster when a power conduit ruptures (due to micro-fractures) injuring many passengers. After docking, the spacecraft is met by a security contingent when Ops is contacted by Odo asking for Kira Nerys to meet them in the infirmary

Doctor Julian Bashir uses all his skill and knowledge to try and save his patient to no avail. Later when he prepares to do an autopsy when he finds that Bareil's frontal lobe is still firing neurons and takes action to try and revive Bareil after he has declared him dead.

Kai Winn contacts Legate Turrel to meet on the space station to continue peace talks. 



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