This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Engi Controlled Sector
  2. Engi Homeworlds

An Engi ship in the vicinity, seeing you jump in armed to the teeth, immediately broadcasts its surrender. "Subject goal: wealth. Engi motivation: survival. Transfer of goods acceptable?"

  1. Explain that you're friendly.
    • The Engi seem relieved, and eager to get underway. They set off without saying goodbye.
      • Nothing happens.
    • The Engi are satisfied with your explanation. "Beneficial. Subject goal: long, long journey. Remains compatible with transfer of goods from Engi." They send over the gear willingly, and you feel better for it.
  2. Accept their offer of surrender.
    • The Engi obediently transfer over the goods and get on their way. Money for nothing.


This event is called "ENGI_SURRENDER" in the datafiles.