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This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Engi Controlled Sector
  3. Engi Homeworlds
  4. Pirate Controlled Sector
  5. Rebel Controlled Sector
  6. Rebel Stronghold
  7. Mantis Controlled Sector
  8. Mantis Homeworlds
  9. Rock Controlled Sector
  10. Rock Homeworlds
  11. Uncharted Nebula
  12. Slug Controlled Nebula
  13. Slug Home Nebula
    Can also occur at an exit beacon.

You come across an asteroid mining colony. They message you immediately, saying, "Greetings. Our supplies of mining explosives have run out ever since the Rebels blockaded this system. Do you have any extra explosives?"

  1. (Missile Weapon) Offer to solve their problem by launching a missile.
    • "While I appreciate your enthusiasm, we have certain protocols for the use of explosives around the workplace. Launching a military grade weapon into our mines isn't exactly what I'd call 'union-friendly'."
      • Option is removed; can still select from remaining options.
  2. Give them the requested 5 missiles.
    • They thank you and offer to have their engineers repair some of your ship's hull.
      • Lose 5 missiles, receive repairs for 10 hull points.
    • They thank you and offer to have their engineers upgrade your reactor.
      • Lose 5 missiles, receive 1 reactor power upgrade.
    • They thank you for your generosity and offer some scrap in exchange.
      • Lose 5 missiles, receive 15-25 scrap.
  3. Give them 15 missiles.
    • "Wow. This will help our efforts considerably." They offer to have their engineers fix up your ship and upgrade your reactor.
      • Lose 15 missiles, receive repairs for 15 hull points and 1 reactor power upgrade.
    • "Wow. This will help our efforts considerably. What could I offer for your troubles..." After some time they deliver a ship Augment for installation on your ship.
    • "Wow. This will help our efforts considerably. Let me see what I can scrounge up to offer you." They deliver some scrap and have their team try to repair part of your hull.
      • Lose 15 missiles, receive repairs for 5 hull points and 30-40 scrap.
  4. Decline.
    • "I understand. Good luck out there. We'll try to make do with what we have."


This event is called HELP_MINERS in the datafiles.