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This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Engi Controlled Sector
  3. Engi Homeworlds
  4. Pirate Controlled Sector
  5. Rebel Controlled Sector
  6. Rebel Stronghold
  7. Mantis Controlled Sector
  8. Mantis Homeworlds
  9. Rock Controlled Sector
  10. Rock Homeworlds
  11. Uncharted Nebula
  12. Slug Controlled Nebula
  13. Slug Home Nebula
    Can also occur at an exit beacon.

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

  • "You look like a military vessel. We're trying to get back to our homes alive. I'm an engineer by trade and could try to improve your reactor if you have any extra supplies."
  • You receive a message from a small convoy. They're looking for some military supplies and are offering to try to improve your reactor in exchange.
    1. Agree to the trade.
    2. Respectfully decline.
      • You decide you need what supplies you have.
        • Nothing happens.

Note: If your reactor is already maxed out, agreeing to the trade will NOT increase you maximum power any further. And you will still lose the designated amount of missiles, drone parts, and/or fuel agreed upon per the trade.


This event is called "TRADER_UPGRADES_EXCHANGE" in the datafiles.