FAQ by BSulpher
Mantis Ship Collectors
You are immediately hailed by an impressive-looking Mantis ship, “Your ship would make a mighty fine prize. Prepare for battle!”
Repel the boarders and ship, and they will try to make a hasty getaway (FTL leap almost immediately).Destroy the ship for medium Scrap and rewards.Destroy the crew for high Scrap and rewards.Ship escapes.Follow them.Let them get away.Nothing happens.Mantis Ship Collectors
You catch up with the Mantis that escaped before, only to see them transferring their crew into an even bigger ship!”Not YOU again! Do you know how much these repairs are going to cost me? Time to take out the big guns.”
Fight the ship, until they try to escape.Damage them more to get a communicationLet them live.Receive high Scrap, rewards, and a Weapon.Finish them off.Receive high Scrap and rewards.Destroy the crew.Receive high Scrap, rewards, and a Weapon.Mantis Ship Detected
There are multiple text intros for this Event:
You”re greeted by a rare sight: a Mantis ship that appears not to have noticed you.For once, you see the Mantis before they see you.When they see the Mantis warship waiting in ambush at your intended coordinates, your crew is relieved to note you”ve jumped someway off the mark.You overhear Mantis comm chatter: “Negative, I have killed more humans!” You gulp noticeably, but luckily they don”t see you yet.You overhear Mantis comm chatter: “The one on the right is starting to rot. Take him down. Take off his fingers. Put him out of the airlock.” They certainly don”t seem to be friendly…You overhear Mantis comm chatter: “Agreed. Next ship is your turn. Good hunting.” They don”t see you yet.Attack the ship.Fight a mantis ship for Scrap and rewards.Attempt to remain concealed.Nothing happens.Fight a Mantis ship for Scrap and rewards. (two results lead to this)(Cloaking) Cloak to stay hidden.Nothing happens. (two results lead to this)Fight a Mantis ship for Scrap and rewards.Mantis Ship Rockman body parts
A Mantis ship here is adorned with Rock body parts! it would be a gorier display if they had internal organs, but the message is clear enough: this is a hunter of a very specialised kind.
You are watching: You jump into the middle of a plasma storm
Attack!Fight a Mantis ship for rewards.Ignore them.Nothing happens.(Rock Plating) Ram the bastards.Disables a System on enemy ship, fight Mantis ship for rewards.(Rock Crew) Put your Rock crew member on the comm.Often causes 2 Mantis to board your ship, fight Mantis ship for rewards.
NOTE: The Rock Plating option is supposed to disable Engines, but it will disable a random System instead.
Mantis Ships Battle for Rock Freighter
A curious sight greets you at this beacon: a disabled Rock freighter drifts in space while two Mantis craft battle it out – presumably over who deserves the spoils.
Wait, then attack the surviving Mantis.Fight a Mantis ship, receive high Scrap and rewards.Ignore them.Nothing happens.(Repair Drone) Repair the Rock ship.Lose a Drone Part, receive high Scrap and rewards.(Hull Repair Drone) Repair the Rock ship.Lose a Drone Part, fight a Mantis ship, and receive high Scrap and rewards.Mantis War Camp
You receive a request, “All of our military ships have been destroyed or damaged during the rebellion. However, there have been reports of a Mantis war camp only a few jumps from us. Can you help?”
Pledge to do what you can.Apologize and decline.Nothing happens.Mantis War Camp
You find the Mantis encampment but there are far too many of them to count accurately. You send a long range message back to the settlement with your findings but unfortunately there”s not much you can do. It would be suicide to attack directly.
Leave before they notice you.Fight a Mantis ship for rewards.Nothing happens.(Missile Weapon) Bombard their key structures.Fight a Mantis ship for rewards.(Fire Bomb) Teleport fire bombs into their key structures.Lose 2 Missiles, gain 1 Engi crewmember, receive Scrap and rewards.Mantis who thinks it is Human
As soon as you jump into the system, you receive a hail from a nearby civilian Engi vessel. Their Captain appears on your screen: “Strange bug. Can you assist in debugging?”
Listen to their problem.Send a shuttle with an away team to help.he says to take him home.Return him home.Offer him a position on your ship.Gain Mantis crewmember Robert Smith.Ask if they can take a look at your engines.Engines are upgraded by 1 slot.Leave them, a cornered Mantis is too dangerous.Nothing happens.(Human Crew) Send your human crewmember to communicate with the Mantis.He says to take him home.Return him home.Offer him a position on your ship.Gain Mantis crewmember Robert Smith.Ask if they can take a look at your engines.Engines are upgraded by 1 slot.(Mantis Crew) Send your mantis crewmember to communicate with the Mantis.Scares Mantis, who you have to kill, getting small Scrap and rewards from Engi.(Mind Control) Use your Mind control System to calm him down.Calms Mantis, who you take home for medium Scrap and rewards.Mercenary Ship
This Event has multiple intros:
You find a mercenary for hire at this Beacon. Their unique skills can sometimes prove to be useful.A mercenary hails you: “Greetings, friend! We”ve heard tell of your quest and are here to offer our valuable services.”There”s a ship with pirate markings orbiting the nearby planet. You receive his hail: “Anything is possible, for the right price”The captain of this ship claims he can provide “services” as long as you”ve got the scrap.Mercenaries are swarming the galaxy now, knowing that their less-than-legal services are in demand during this period of unrest. One is waiting at this beacon and hails you.A ship hails you: “Good, sir! It seems you”re having some troubles with the Rebels. I”d like to help you, but I can”t afford the upkeep required on this hunk of junk I”m flying… maybe we can come to an arrangement?”Hire the mercenary to delay the Rebels.Lose Scrap, delays Rebels jumps for two jumps.Hire the mercenary to scout the sector.Lose Scrap, gain map of the Sector beacon types.Fight the ship.Receive rewards.You have no need of his services.Nothing happens.Merchant”s Job
You arrive at a populated sector. One merchant seems to be mass-broadcasting a request for a mercenary ship to aid him. Shall we respond?
Yes.”Great, I was worried no one would respond. My usual carrier is days late. I need you to deliver this cargo of drone parts to a small station a few jumps from here. I”ll pay you a bit of scrap now, but they will surely tip you generously.Accept.Decline.Nothing happens.”Your ship seems reasonably equipped… A freighter carrying a shipment of my goods is a week late. The fools flew through a pirate-filled sector in their haste and I fear for the cargo”s safety. I”m looking for a less incompetent captain to investigate.Accept.Receive a Quest marker (see Merchant”s Job
This Event has two possible scenarios.
Scenario 1You find the small research station and discover that it”s putting out a distress signal. Strangely, there is no response to your hails.
Dock with station and investigate.Get boarded, gain 1 crewmember.Prepare for a fight!Fight Human boarders.(Medbay) Have the advanced medbay analyze their condition.Gain 1 crewmember and medium Scrap.Receive medium Scrap and rewards.1 crewmember gets sick.Drag him back to the ship and prepare for a fight.Lose 1 crewmember, who joins Human boarders to attack.(Teleporter) Use your teleporter to retrieve your crew.Lose 1 crewmember, who attacks your crew.(Advanced Medbay) Drag your sick crew member back to the Medbay.Level 2 Medbay saves your crewmember, repeal Human boarders.(Advanced Medbay) Have the advanced medbay analyze their condition.Level 3 Medbay saves your crewmember, gain 1 additional crewmember.Leave it alone.Nothing happens.(Anti-Personnel Drone) Use an Anti-Personnel Drone to investigate.Lose 1 Drone Part .(2 outcomes lead to this)Receive medium Scrap and rewards.
Scenario 2You find the station and they respond to your hails immediately, saying, “It took you long enough! We have practically no use for these now… I refuse to pay full price, take this and leave the cargo in our holds.
Accept the paltry payment.Lose 5 Drone Parts, receive low Scrap.Refuse and keep the drone parts.Accept new offer.Lose 5 Drone Parts, receive medium Scrap.Leave.Keep 5 Drone Parts.(Weapons) Remain silent but power up your weapons.With Level 6 or higher Weapons, lose 5 Drone Parts, receive high Scrap and rewards.(Mind Control) Convince him that he”s being “unfair.”Lose 5 Drone Parts, receive medium Scrap.Merchant”s Job
This Event has three possible scenarios.
Scenario 1After a quick scan, you find a ship being chased by a pirate. This must be the missing delivery ship! You move in to rescue them.
Destroy the ship for medium Scrap and rewards.Destroy the crew for high Scrap and rewards.
Scenario 2You find the remains of the ship. It seems to have severe external damage, but you cannot pinpoint a cause. The majority of its cargo seems intact. You manage to discern the ship”s intended destination.
Receive medium Scrap and rewards.Take the cargo and head to its original destination in search of a reward.Take the cargo for yourself.Receive high Scrap and rewards.Receive a Weapon.
Scenario 3You find a severely damaged ship floating among some debris. The crew hails you, “I can”t believe that cheap bastard sent someone after us! I thought we would freeze to death. If you help us complete the delivery, we”ll share the reward and join your crew.”
Promise to deliver the cargo and ask if any would be interested in joining your crew.Take the cargo but drop them off at a nearby station.Receive high Scrap and reward,Receive a Weapon.(Teleporter) Beam the cargo aboard and leave them to their fate.Receive high Scrap and reward.Receive a Weapon.Merchant”s Job
You find the station that had ordered your cargo. You drop it off and they respond, “Ignoring the fact that this is days late, we really appreciate that you delivered our materials. We realize how dangerous this sector is these days. Take this as payment.”
Receive medium Scrap and a Drone schematic.Merchant Ship with Lanius Transport
A merchant ship is docked with a Lanius transport. You message them to see if they need any help. It turns out they have been studying the Lanius”s ability to reshape metal.
Inquire about the process.Give 45 Scrap to craft an Augmentation.Lose 45 Scrap, receive an Augmentation.Give 50 Scrap to craft a Weapon.Lose 50 Scrap, receive a Weapon.Give 40 Scrap to craft a Drone schematic.Lose 40 Scrap, receive a Drone schematic.Decline their offer.Nothing happens.(Lanius Crew) offer to help in the process.Reduces Prices in options 1-3 by 10 Scrap.Leave them to their research.Nothing happens.Nebula Battlefield
This nebula looks like it”s recently seen two ships exchange fire… with mutually-assured destructive results. Wreckage drifts by your screens and tumbles into the depths of the nebula to be lost to sight. It”s hard to determine who the combatants were without closer investigation.
(Slug Crew) Ask your Slug to scan for survivors.Spot a survivor.Make them comfortable for their final moments.(Advanced Medbay) Get them into the medbay!Gain 1 crewmember.(Clonebay) Try to clone them before it”s too late.Gain 1 crewmember.Investigate the battlefield.Take 4 Hull Points damage.Nothing happens.Spot a survivor.Make them comfortable for their final moments.(Advanced Medbay) Get them into the medbay!Gain 1 crewmember.(Clonebay) Try to clone them before it”s too late.Gain 1 crewmember.Leave the battlefield before other ships arrive.Nothing happens.Nebula Battlefield
You have arrived at the coordinates given to you by the dead crewman you attempted to save. There doesn”t seem to be anything here – no planets, no vessels, and no clue as to what he meant by sending you here.
(Slug Crew) Ask your Slug crewmember to scan for life forms.A Zoltan ship decloaks.Explain about finding the dead crewman.Fight Zoltan ship for rewards.Say ANODYNE.Fight Zoltan ship for rewards.Say ABADOTH.Receive rewards.Say ABATODH.Fight Zoltan ship for rewards.Do a full system scan – though you”re sure to lose some of your lead with the Rebels.Fleet gain 1 jump, reveals options in 1. above this option.Odd Moon
Something strikes you as odd about a moon in the distance.
Check it out.Receive medium Scrap and a Weapon.Layer of moon looks fragile.Attempt to detonate some explosives to break through the surface.Lose a Missile, receive medium Scrap.Lose a Missile, receive medium Scrap and a Weapon.Lose a Missile, nothing happens.Explosives are too valuable to waste on excavation work. Let”s get out of here.Nothing happens.Nothing happens.Scan reveals cave system.Attempt to detonate some explosives to break through the surface.Lose a Missile, receive medium Scrap.Lose a Missile, receive medium Scrap and a Weapon.Lose a Missile, nothing happens.Explosives are too valuable to waste on excavation work. Let”s get out of here.Nothing happens.Leave it be.Nothing happens.(Boarding Drone) Send a drone to probe the surface.Gain 1 Zoltan crewmember.Pirate Charges Crystalline Transport
A pirate ship jumps in right after you arrive at the beacon. It must have followed once the Long-Range Beacon was reactivated. It almost charges a small Crystalline transport ship, weapons armed.
Attack the pirate.receive low Scrap and rewards.Ignore them.Nothing happens.Pirate Engine Hack
Once you arrive, your screen lights up with warnings. A nearby pirate seems to have advanced hacking tools and they have tried to shut down our engines. Your crew manages to keep them operational and you move in to attack.
Continue…Engines reduced to 1 slot, fight Pirate ship for rewards.(Hacking System) Counter the remote hacking.Hacking system is disabled, fight Pirate ship for rewards.Pirate Ship Bribe
This Event has multiple introductory texts:
You come across a pirate in hot pursuit of an unidentified ship. You quickly receive a transmission from the pirate: “Stay out of this fight and we”ll make it worth your while.”An unidentified ship is badly damaged and still being assaulted by a space pirate. The victim begins a distress message until the pirate cuts in and offers to split the bounty if you sit tight.A missile shoots across your bow when the jump completes. Your scans quickly reveal a ship with pirate markings pursuing an unknown vessel. The pirate hails you: “Damn it, we weren”t expecting company. Stay out of this and you could profit.”Accept their bribe.Receive low Scrap and rewards.Try to be a hero. Attack the pirate.Destroy the ship, receive low Scrap and rewards.Destroy the crew, receive medium Scrap and rewards.Accept more generous bribe, receive high Scrap and rewards.
After the fight ends, you will have the chance to examine the other ship.
It is a Rebel Scout.Destroy the ship and salvage it.Receive low Scrap and rewards.Use the leverage you gained by saving their lives to convince them to delay the pursuing fleet.Rebels will not move for 1 jump.15 Hull Points are repaired.A Store opens.The crew is dead, receive medium Scrap and rewards.Nothing happens.Pirate Slaver
An especially well-armed pirate ship approaches you. “Hand over one of your crew and the rest can go unharmed”
Draw straws and send a crew-member over to the slavers.We will never surrender one of our crew to slavers!(Engines) Attempt to out-run the slaver ship.Escape the Pirate Slaver. (two outcomes lead to this)They offer surrenderAccept their offer.Gain 1 crewmember.Surrender is not an option.Destroy the ship for high Scrap and rewards.Destroy the crew.You find numerous slaves in the hold.Demand the Mantis joins your crew but release the rest.High Scrap, rewards, and 1 Mantis crewmember.Demand the Rockman joins your crew but release the rest.High Scrap, rewards, and 1 Rockman crewmember.Demand the Engi joins your crew but release the rest.High Scrap, rewards, and 1 Engi crewmember.High Scrap, rewards, and 1 crewmember.High Scrap and rewards.Pirate Smuggler
“A pirate ship arrives shortly after you. Judging from the fact that it is attempting to avoid your ship, you assume that it”s a smuggler trying to stay away from beacons.”
Attack the pirate.Destroy the ship for rewards.Destroy the crew.Gain 1 crewmember and receive medium Scrap.Receive medium Scrap, and update to your map.Receive medium Scrap and a Drone schematic.Receive medium Scrap and a Weapon.Ignore the ship.Nothing happens.(Weapons) Activate your advanced weapons threateningly.Take their bribe.Receive medium Scrap and rewards.Ignore their bribe and attack.Destroy the ship for rewards.Destroy the crew.Gain 1 crewmember and receive Scrap.Receive Scrap, and update to your map.Receive Scrap and a Drone schematic.Receive Scrap and a Weapon.Pirate Toll
Upon completing your jump, you receive a message from a nearby ship. “Greetings, and welcome to our beacon! For a small fee, we”ll let you continue on your way.”
Pay their toll.Lose Scrap, avoid fight.Reject their “offer”.Fight Pirate ship for rewards.Pirate Tuco
At first it appears you”ve arrived in an empty system, but a ship appears from behind a planet and hails you: “Haha! I am the dread pirate Tuco, prepare to die!”
Destroy ship/crew to receive low Scrap and rewards.Pirate may off surrender during battle.Let them go.Receive medium Scrap and rewards.Piracy cannot be forgiven. Attack!Receive low Scrap and rewards.Plasma Storm Auto Ship
“You jump into a sector of the nebula beset by a plasma storm. An automated rebel scout stationed at the beacon moves in to attack.
Prepare to fight.Fight the Auto ship for rewards.(Engines) Attempt to out-run it.Escape the ship.Fight the Auto ship for rewards.(Cloaking) Use your cloaking to escape.Escape the ship.Plasma Storm Incapacitated Ships
You jump into the middle of a plasma storm. Multiple recently incapacitated ships loom in the shadows, briefly illuminated by the lightning.
Manually search the wreckage for survivors and equipment.Take 4 Hull Points of damage, receive medium Scrap and rewards.Receive low Scrap and a Weapon.Receive medium Scrap and a Drone schematic.Gain 1 crewmember, receive low Scrap and rewards.Lose 1 crewmember, receive low Scrap and rewards..Avoid the risk and wait to jump away unscathed.Nothing happens.(Piloting) Have your pilot carefully explore the debris.Gain 1 crewmember, receive low Scrap and rewards.Receive low Scrap and a Weapon.Receive medium Scrap and a Drone schematic.Nothing happens.Powered-Down Lanius Vessel
You have picked up a Lanius vessel drifting in this sector. There is no damage to the hull, and it appears to be powered down.
Scan the ship for lifeforms.Fight a Lanius ship for low Scrap and rewards.Power weapons to attack.Fight a Lanius ship for low Scrap and rewards.You get no response.Ignore the vessel.Nothing happens.Navigate carefully around the ship and strip what materials from the hull you can.Receive low Scrap and rewards.Fight a Lanius ship for low Scrap and rewards.(Advanced Piloting) Engage the autopilot to strip the ship safely.Receive medium Scrap and rewards.(Lanius Crew) Send over a Lanius crewmember to plunder the ship of resources.Receive medium Scrap and rewards.You get no response.Ignore the vessel.Nothing happens.Navigate carefully around the ship and strip what materials from the hull you can.Receive low Scrap and rewards.Fight a Lanius ship for low Scrap and rewards.(Advanced Piloting) Engage the autopilot to strip the ship safely.Receive medium Scrap and rewards.(Lanius Crew) Send over a Lanius crewmember to plunder the ship of resources.Receive medium Scrap and rewards.Quarantine Level 5
“The nearby planet shows signs of habitation and great beauty. A rudimentary automated planetary defense system is looping its message into space: “Warning! Quarantine level 5 in effect under FHA act 22, article 11.2. Warning! Quarantine level…”
Nothing happens.Rebel Automated Ship at a Sensor Station
You detect a Rebel automated ship nearby. It does not engage and seems to be patrolling around a long-range sensor station.
Attack the automated ship to get to the sensor station.Receive low Scrap, rewards, and an updated map.Avoid provoking the ship.Nothing happens.(Sensors) Use your sensors to attempt to access the data.Receive an updated map.Fight an Auto ship, receive low Scrap, rewards, and an updated map.(Teleporter) Beam directly onto the station to try to avoid detection.Receive an updated map.Rebel Automated Ship at a Space Station
An advance rebel automated ship remains stationed near a small Rebel space-station. However, without functioning sensors it is impossible to tell what is inside.
Attack the automated ship to get to the station.Fight Auto ship for low Scrap and rewards.Avoid provoking the ship.Nothing happens.(Cloaking) Use your stealth to access the space station undetected.Fight Auto ship for low Scrap and rewards.Nothing happens.Receive medium Scrap and rewards.Receive medium Scrap and a Drone schematic.Receive medium Scrap and a Weapon(Hacking System) Try to hack the station to prevent an alert.Fight Auto ship for low Scrap and rewards.(Improved Hacking) Hack the station to prevent an alert.Nothing happens.Receive medium Scrap and rewards.Receive medium Scrap and a Drone schematic.Receive medium Scrap and a Weapon.Rebel Automated Ship using Shield Virus
Your arrival is greeted by numerous computer alerts. The nearby automated Rebel scout has deployed a virus and disrupted your shield system. Hopefully it won”t cause further problems before you can destroy it.
Continue…Shield System is halved, fight Auto ship for low Scrap and rewards.(Hacking System) Counter the remote hacking.Hacking System is disabled, fight Auto ship for low Scrap and rewards.Rebel Bombing Squadron
A number of large transports are being pursued by a Rebel bombing squadron. One bomber has managed to slip through the defensive fire, and is poised to wreak among the enormous yet vulnerable transports. There”s time for you to advance and take it out!
Prepare to fight the Rebel ship!Destroy the ship to receive medium Scrap and rewards.Destroy the crew to receive high Scrap and rewards.There”s no time, get ready to jump.Nothing happens.Rebel Civilian Checkpoint
There are multiple intro texts for this Event:
A rather large fleet of civilian ships are held up at this Beacon. It appears to be a Rebel checkpoint; everyone is being inspected for possible ties to the Federation. No one has noticed you yet.Another Rebel checkpoint is monitoring this location. A number of civilian ships are awaiting inspection, any of them could be Federation loyalists. The Rebels haven”t noticed you yet.A Rebel space station and single fighter is monitoring this Beacon for Federation activity. A number of civilian ships are docked, awaiting inspection by the Rebels and possible detainment if they are Federation loyalists. The Rebels haven”t noticed you yet.It looks like this Beacon is home to a Rebel checkpoint. They”re stopping and searching any ship that passes through. Civilians are being harassed, and Federation members are detained. The Rebels haven”t noticed you yet.Fend for yourself, attack, and escape.Fight a Rebel ship for low Scrap and rewards.Bribe the Rebels to release the civilian ships.Lose Scrap.Contact the civilian ships.Receive low Scrap.Receive rewards.Nothing happens.Fight a Rebel ship for low Scrap and rewards.A set of possible options (depends on intro text for Event).Fly behind a moon and stay hidden.Shut down all non-vital systems and stay hidden.Stay quiet and hope they don”t notice you.Stay out of their way and charge your FTL drive.Nothing happens (in all instances).Rebel Defector
A Rebel ship is patrolling this beacon, and immediately turns to engage. As your crew scramble to battle readiness, sensors detect a short-range teleporter signal. An intruder is on board! A flushed and panicky rebel soldier has teleported aboard. The rebel, who appears unarmed, repeatedly declares his peaceful intentions. It seems the rebel life has lost its charm.
Accept his proposal, and prepare to fight the Rebel ship.Gain 1 crewmember, fight Rebel ship for rewards.3 Hull Points damage, face boarders, and fight Rebel ship for rewards.Lose 1 crewmember, face boarder, and fight Rebel ship for rewards.2 Hull Points damage, 1 Engine System damage, Rebels gain 1 jump, and fight Rebel ship for rewards.Reject his offer. You can never trust these Rebels.Fight Rebel ship for rewards.Face boarder, and fight Rebel ship for rewards.He offers to take you to a Scrap cache.Reluctantly accept his proposal and fight the Rebel ship.3 Hull Points damage, face boarders, and fight Rebel ship for rewards.Lose 1 crewmember, face boarder, and fight Rebel ship for rewards.2 Hull Points damage, 1 Engine System damage, Rebels gain 1 jump, and fight Rebel ship for rewards.Reject him outright and execute him on the spot.Fight Rebel ship for rewards.Reject his offer again.Face boarder, and fight Rebel ship for rewards.Rebel Defector
You arrive to find Scrap.
Receive high Scrap and rewards.Receive low Scrap.Rebel Scout attacking Refueling Outpost
You detect a Rebel scout on an attack approach to a small refueling outpost. Their weapons are charged, but they”re not firing yet.
Intervene to defend the outpost.Fight Rebel ship for low Scrap and rewards.Receive low Scrap and rewards from outpost.Rebel Scout Pursuing Civilian Ship
You come across a Rebel automated scout ship persuing a civilian ship, weapons engaged.
Aid the civilian ship.Fight the Mantis ship for rewards, followed by contacting the civilian ship.A person offers to join your ship.Accept the crew on board.Decline request.Receive medium reward from the science vessel.Receive reward, and Captain installs a weapon.5 Hull Points are repaired.The Civilian crew has died, receive low reward.The Civilian ship escaped during battle.Stay out of it.Nothing happens.Rebel Ship in Nebula
You spot a rebel ship in the nebula ahead and stay off their radar. Try to engage?
Stay hidden.Nothing happens.Prepare to chase them!Fight the ship for rewards.Rebels gain 1 jump.Nothing happens.(Advanced Sensors) Try to track them as you move to engage.Fight the ship for rewards.(Long-Ranged Scanners) Try to track them as you move to engage.Fight the ship for rewards.(Lifeform Scanner) Use their life signatures to follow.Fight the ship for rewards.Rebel Transport
You spot a small rebel ship nearby. It seems to have been re-fitted for transport rather than combat. It does not seem to want to engage you and your ship.
Demand the surrender of their goods.Receive low Scrap and rewards, with a possible secondary prize.A Weapon.A Drone schematic.Sector map updated.Gain 1 crewmember.Avoid the ship.Nothing happens.Rebels Supplying Civilians
This Event has multiple intro texts:
You come across a Rebel ship distributing supplies to local civilian colonies. It”s probably not anything military grade, but every little bit helps.You find a Rebel combat ship that has been reassigned as an emergency supply vessel. The local civilians are apparently in need of help, and the Rebels are rising to the occasion.The Rebels in this system are doing supply runs for the local space stations. These civilians have likely been out of supply for months due to the war and are in desperate need.Civilian colonists loyal to the Rebel cause are present on a nearby planet. It looks like they are currently receiving a supply shipment. Could be useful.Because of the war, thousands of colonists have had their supply lines disrupted and have found themselves in dire straits. It seems in this system, the Rebels are sympathetic and are distributing what little supplies they can spare.Fight a Rebel ship.Receive low Scrap and rewards.Steal the civilian supplies.Receive low Scrap.Receive low Scrap and rewards.2 Hull Points damage, 2 damage to a System.Nothing happens.Leave the civilians alone.Nothing happens.Wait and steal the supplies from the civilians.Receive low Scrap.Receive low Scrap and rewards.2 Hull Points damage, 2 damage to a System.Nothing happens.Leave them be.Nothing happens.Refugee Shift Adrift
You have encountered a refugee ship drifting in space. It looks as if it was fleeing the Rebel advance and ran out of fuel. Its distress beacon is active, but you”re not sure anyone is on board, and its communications seem to be down.
Prepare to board and investigate.Receive medium Scrap and rewards.Gain 1 crewmember.Lose 1 crewmember.Face boarders.Nothing happens.Ignore the refugees.Nothing happens.Remote Settlement
Scans show a remote settlement being blockaded by a pirate ship. The ship hastily messages you, “Stay out of this, or you”ll be next!…Concentrate fire on…”
Attack the pirate.Fight a Pirate ship for rewards, and receive rewards from the settlement.Ignore them.Nothing happens.(Fire Beam) Show the pirate how to intimidate settlers: burn their crops!Receive high Scrap and a Drone schematic.(Fire Bomb) Show the pirate how to intimidate settlers: start fires in their crude dwellings!Lose a Missile, receive high Scrap and a Drone schematic.Rock Armoured Transport
A rock armoured transport nearby looks to have lost its bearings, but when you hail they grow suspicious: “Whatever life-form you are, we find you repugnant. We seek no aid. Leave. Now.”
Leave.Nothing happens.Repugnant? Arm the weapons.Fight Rock ship for rewards.(Rock Crew) Offer to lead them out of the nebula.Receive medium Scrap and rewards.Rock Bride
A rock captain hails you: “It is improper of me to contact off-worlders, but this is an emergency. We were on our way to deliver our passenger to her new husband – the Grand Basilisk of Numa V – when our engines broke down. Will you take possession of her, and make haste to Numa V?”
Accept the passenger.Refuse.Nothing happens.Rock Bride
A vast tunnel network near the surface of Numa V indicates an advanced Rock civilization. This must be where you were asked to deliver the passenger.Realizing arrival is imminent, your passenger – silent so far – pleads with you not to hand her over. She”s interrupted by the Grand Basilisk”s Chief Aide: “To the alien vessel holding the Basilisk”s wife. Deliver her to us. You will be rewarded… well.”
Hand her over.Receive low Scrap and an Augmentation.Refuse to comply.Gain 1 Rockman crewmember.Fight Rock ship, receive low Scrap, rewards, and a chance at an Augmentation.Rock Deserters
You encounter a small craft with minimal propulsion; its Rock crew-member explains that the Rock home-world is run on lies and propaganda that keep the populace in check, and that they want no part of it.
Tell them their god sent them here to join your crew.Fight a Rock ship for rewards.Promise to share with them the truths they”ve been denied.Gain 1 Rockman crewmember.Nothing happens.(Improved Sensors) Show them to your data suite.Gain 1 Rockman crewmember.Rock Mine
The burnt out hull of a Rock mine layer drifts by. Behind the wreck drifts a live mine; an automated drone that drills into ships” hulls before exploding. It locks onto your ship”s signature and heads your way!
Attempt evasive maneuvers. Move fails.Send someone out there to defuse it.Receive medium Scrap.Choose a wire to cut.Red!Receive medium Scrap.Lose 1 crewmember, take 5 Hull Points damage, and 1 random System damage.Blue!Receive medium Scrap.Lose 1 crewmember, take 5 Hull Points damage, and 1 random System damage.(Missile Weapon) Attempt a controlled detonation using a Missile.Lose 1 Missile, take 3 Hull Points damage, 1 random System damage, and receive low Scrap.(Beam Drone) Use a Drone to cut away the mine with a precision beam.Lose 1 Drone Part and receive low Scrap.(Improved Engines) Reverse thrusters!Nothing happens.Rock War Vessel
You are immediately messaged by an imposing looking Rock war vessel, “You”re the ship off to “save the Federation,” aren”t you? And you expect to survive with that hunk of junk?”
“We”re going to save them or die trying.””We”re strong enough to destroy you!”Ignore them.Nothing happens.Rock War Vessel
You arrive at the coordinates given and find yourself dangerously close to an M-class star! The other ship messages you, “Let”s see how long your puny ship can handle this heat! Prepare for a challenge!”
Fight the Rock ship.Destroy the ship for medium Scrap and rewards.Destroy the crew for high Scrap and rewards.Rock War Vessel
You arrive at a massive Rockman shipyard and notice the ship that had just tried to kill you is docked and already being repaired. “Well fought! I must say I did not expect you to survive.”
Unlocks the Rock Cruiser.Fully repairs your Hull Points.Receive the Rock Plating Augmentation.
NOTE: See the Ship Quests section for details on how to complete each necessary step for unlocking the Rock Cruiser.
Settlement Mercenary Work
You are immediately contacted by a settlement, “Hello, travelers. Your ship seems to be outfitted for combat… care to take up a bit of mercenary work?”
Listen to their offer.A store needs rescuing,Agree to rescue the store.Adds a Quest marker to your map (see Settlement Mercenary Work
There are multiple outcomes to visiting this Quest marker:
By following the directions given to you, you find a well-disguised outpost. You are welcomed by a friendly face who offers to assist you in your quest by joining your crew.Receive a crewmember, low Scrap, and rewards.After a quick search you discover the hidden Federation space-dock. They offer you some supplies in addition to fully repairing your ship.Hull Points fully repaired, receive medium Scrap and rewards.You find the planet at the indicated coordinates. Your initial scans show the planet to be barren and devoid of life, but you get a prompt reply when you broadcast on Federation frequencies. “Hello! So nice to see friends. We”ll bring you up some supplies.”Receive high Scrap, rewards, and a Drone Schematic.You search near the coordinates given to you, but your search yields no results. Perhaps they were mistaken.Leave.Nothing happens.(Sensors) Run a second scan pass.Receive medium Scrap and a weapon.(Long-Ranged Scanners) Run a second scan pass.Receive medium Scrap and a weapon.