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This is a Random Event. Occurs when you are out of Fuel with your distress beacon OFF.

As you drift through space an Engi ship passes through. From listening to their com channel it sounds like they're discussing making repairs on their ship.

  1. Hail them.
    • The Engi respond to your signal. "Identity: Federation. I/O error: Federation = [void]." All further hails go unanswered.
      • Nothing happens.
    • The Engi fail to respond, but move to intercept. You detect abnormal electromagnetic signals aboard the ship - someone has reprogrammed them to fight!
      • Fight an Engi ship.
        • (After the ship successfully escaped) The ship jumps away without a word. You hope they didn't leave to get reinforcements.
          • Nothing happens.
        • (After destroying enemy ship) With the hostile Engi ship destroyed you carefully extract as much fuel as possible from the wreckage.
        • (After killing enemy crew) With the hostile Engi subdued you carefully extract as much fuel as possible from the ship.
    • The Engi respond to your signal. "Your need: fuel. This unit's need: scrap. Exchange beneficial. Exchange permitted?"
      1. Make the trade.
        • You make the exchange and the Engi leave without another word.
          • You lose 10-20 scrap and receive 4-6 fuel.
      2. Decline.
        • The Engi coolly cut communications and continue on their journey.
          • Nothing happens.
    • Upon discovering your need, the Engi gladly offer some of their extra fuel reserves. It's amazing how altruistic these robotic creatures can be.
      • You receive 2-6 fuel.
  2. Ignore them.
    • They clearly are busy because they don't notice your ship at all.
      • Nothing happens.
  3. (Hull Repair Drone) Offer to help repair their hull.
    • They happily accept your offer for help. Once the drone does its work they transfer over some fuel for your trouble.


This event is called "FUEL_OFF_ENGI_DUBIOUS" in the datafiles.