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

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

  • A merchant ship jumps into the sector, obviously responding to your ship's distress beacon. They hail you offering a trade for fuel.
  • A ship arrives at the beacon. "We noticed your distress signal. I assume you're out of fuel? We're a bit low ourselves but perhaps we can make a trade."
  • A ship traveling near the beacon approaches your ship and hails you. "Out of fuel? This is a good opportunity for both of us... Care to trade?"
  • A mercenary ship arrives at the beacon. "We have a bit of extra fuel we can give you... for a price."
    1. Gladly trade.
    2. Respectfully decline.
      • They respond: "Seeing that you're in need, is this trade acceptable?"
        1. Accept the offer.
        2. Decline again.
          • They take pity on you and offer you some fuel free of charge.
            • You receive 1-6 fuel.
          • They end the discussion and prepare to jump away.
            • Nothing happens.
      • "I'm not doing this for charity, you know," says their captain. "This is the only other way I'll part with my fuel."
        1. Accept the offer.
        2. Decline again.
          • Their captain disconnects from the channel and without another word their ship prepares to jumps away.
            • Nothing happens.
      • Before they jump away, their captain says, "I'm sorry, but we are unable to help in any other way."
        • Nothing happens.


This event is called "FUEL_TRADER_DISTRESS" in the datafiles and is the distress equivalent of the Fuel Trader event.

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