This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Engi Controlled Sector
  3. Engi Homeworlds
  4. Pirate Controlled Sector
  5. Rock Controlled Sector
  6. Rock Homeworlds

The intro text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:

  • After a short time you receive a message, "Hello. I hope it's not a bother, but I'm looking for an escort to a nearby system. This region is quite dangerous and our ship is not well-armed."
  • There is a single ship at this beacon. They hail you, "We could really use some help. Our FTL navigation system is shot. Can you help us get to a nearby station where they can patch us up?"
  • "Hello," your communicator opens a hail from a nearby ship. "Our weapon systems are malfunctioning and we're too afraid of pirates to travel home unassisted. Can you escort us?"

  1. Accept.
    • "Great. Take this bit of fuel as a down-payment. We'll be one step behind you, following your jump signatures. Don't want to take any risks now, do we?"
  2. Decline.
    • "We understand. Not everyone is confident they can survive in these hostile times, let alone take the responsibility of protecting others."
      • Nothing happens.

Quest MarkerEdit

  • You escort the ship to the requested beacon. Much to your dismay you are ambushed by a Rebel ship. You walked right into their trap!
  • Shortly after you arrive, the ship you were escorting jumps nearby. They thank you for your help and offer you a reward.
  • The ship you were escorting thanks you, "I don't think we could have made it without your help. Let my friends patch up some of your hull and show you their wares."
    • Your ship is repaired for 5 hull damage and a store opens.
  • You arrive and the ship you were escorting jumps in behind you. "Thanks for the help. We work at a nearby fusion power plant, we could try to improve your reactor's output as a form of compensation."
    • Your maximum reactor power is increased by 1.


This event is called "QUEST_ESCORT" in the datafiles.

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