This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Engi Controlled Sector
  2. Engi Homeworlds

You notice an Engi colony hiding on the other side of a nearby moon. It turns out they're excavating an equipment cache from the Federation-Mantis War, and they suggest it might be used to lure the pursuing rebel fleet.

  1. Booby trap the cache.
    • You transfer down some missile warheads and the Engi rig them to blow before setting a distress signal to attract the fleet's attention.
  2. Secure the cache.
    • You have the Engi complete their excavations and bring the supplies on-board.


This event is called "ENGI_FLEET_DELAY" in the datafiles.