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Talos was the site of conflict during the Border Worlds Conflict of 2673. The Union of Border Worlds had uncovered evidence that Admiral Geoffrey Tolwyn and a faction known as the Black Lance were instigating war between Confed and the Border Worlds, and were en route to Earth to secure a declaration of war. Determined to stop this, Colonel Christopher Blair pursued Tolwyn on the BWS Intrepid by detouring through several star systems as they trailed Tolwyn's flagship, the TCS Vesuvius. After passing through Ella, they caught up with Tolwyn at Talos.
After their arrival, Tolwyn suddenly turned the Vesuvius against the Intrepid instead of jumping straight to Earth, forcing the Border Worlders on the defensive. Colonel Blair led a full-scale defense against the Black Lance pilots in an effort to defend the Intrepid. Unfortunately, they were overwhelmed and desperately tried to flee from the Vesuvius. They were only saved by the quick intervention of Captain William Eisen who, along with his accomplices, hijacked the TCS Mount St. Helens and fought off the Vesuvius. Having saved the Intrepid, Eisen ordered both vessels to pursue the Vesuvius back to Earth.