This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Pirate Controlled Sector
  3. Rock Controlled Sector
  4. Rock Homeworlds
  5. Uncharted Nebula
  6. Slug Controlled Nebula
  7. Slug Home Nebula

This event is meant to occur at a distress beacon but wont because the <distressBeacon/> tag is missing in its definition.

The distress beacon is coming from a civilian ship. It appears it is being chased by a pirate.

  1. Aid the civilian ship
  2. Stay out of it.
    • The fight brings them out of your immediate scanning range; however, after a time the distress calls stop.
      • Nothing happens.
  3. (Improved Weapons) Fire a warning shot from your strongest weapon. (Requires level 6 Weapon Control)
    • Detecting the greater threat (and potential reward), they turn and engage your ship.
    • It seems the pirate wasn't looking for a fight with someone who could fight back. They leave and you move to contact the civilian ship.
      1. Contact the civilian ship.

Fight the pirate ship[edit | edit source]

Contact the civilian ship[edit | edit source]

  • The ship you saved was badly damaged in the battle. Most of the crew accepts your offer to be dropped off at a nearby station. One offers to join your crew.
    1. Welcome aboard!
      • The survivor gets on board the ship.
    2. Decline their request
      • Nothing happens.
  • The ship that the pirate was assaulting was a science vessel. They thank you for saving them and offer a small reward.
  • It seems the crew did not survive the assault. You take what you can from the remains of the ship.
  • They respond, "It's a good thing you came when you did; we'd be dead now otherwise. I'm a shipwright and I'd like to help you like you helped me."
    • The captain offers to install a piece of equipment on your ship.
  • "This sector has become increasingly dangerous for friends of the Federation. I think my crew can patch up some of your hull damage as thanks."
    • Your ship is repaired for 5 hull damage.
  • The civilian ship wisely made a fast retreat while you distracted the hostile ship.
    • Nothing happens.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

This event is called "PIRATE_CIVILIAN_BEACON" in the datafiles.

This event is very similar to the event 'Civilian Ship Chased by Pirate' but the blue option only appears on this one.

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