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This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Abandoned Sector

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

  • You immediately receive a message upon arrival, "Help! These metal bastards have gone crazy!" The communication originates from the hull of a partially dismantled ship which lies among a number of other destroyed ships. The violent Lanius ship responsible for this carnage is advancing on the survivors.
  • You scan the area after arriving at this system. A Lanius ship is in fast pursuit of an unarmed civilian ship. It's hard to say if it's truly a threat since its weapons are not charging.
  • You arrive at the location of a recent battle. Judging from the debris, some settlers attempted to fight off a number of small Lanius ships, although it's impossible to say who instigated the aggression. A few skirmishes can be seen in the distance, but more notably a lone Lanius ship is firing on a heavily damaged civilian vessel.
    1. Attack the Lanius ship.
    2. Try to contact the Lanius ship.
      • You approach the ship without activating weapons and the civilian ship says, "Don't go any closer! Just kill them!" before hastily making their retreat.
        1. Ignore them and continue
          • You ask what they want and the translator chirps their repsonse, "Explore. Assess trade potential.". It appears to be a merchant ship attempting to make contact with other races. The civilian must have simply been to afraid to ask. You check out what they have to sell for the moment
            • A shop opens
    3. Avoid the conflict.
      • Unfortunately it is not your mission to save every person affected by this war or the Lanius invasion.
        • Nothing happens.


This event is called "LANIUS_CIVILIAN" in the datafiles.