This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Mantis Controlled Sector
  2. Mantis Homeworlds

You detect and retrieve an escape pod floating nearby. You consider returning it to space when you learn it's Mantis.

  1. Jettison the pod.
    • You send the pod back out the airlock. You're not stupid.
      • Nothing happens.
  2. Pry it open.
    • The Mantis inside is FURIOUS. He cuts the closest person in half with a single swipe. Kill it before anyone else is hurt.
      • You lose 1 crew member and are attacked by 1 Mantis boarder.
        • (Clone Bay) The Mantis is shocked to see the crewmember it just slaughtered step out of the Clone Bay.
    • The Mantis inside considers you a messenger from the god of mercy and demands to join your crew.
    • A man bursts out of the life-pod screaming and claws his way into a corner. A rare survivor of Mantis captivity. Once calm, the survivor offers to join your crew for a time.


This event is called "MANTIS_CREW" in the datafiles.

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