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.
      • You charge your weapons, which quickly gets the Lanius ship's attention.
    2. Avoid the conflict.
      • Unfortunately it is not your mission to save every person affected by this war or the Lanius invasion.
        • Nothing happens.

Contact the civilian ship[edit | edit source]

  • The ship you saved was badly damaged in the battle. Most of the crew accepts your offer to be dropped off at a nearby station. One offers to join your crew.
    1. Welcome aboard!
      • The survivor gets on board the ship.
    2. Decline their request
      • Nothing happens.
  • The ship that the pirate was assaulting was a science vessel. They thank you for saving them and offer a small reward.
  • It seems the crew did not survive the assault. You take what you can from the remains of the ship.
  • They respond, "It's a good thing you came when you did; we'd be dead now otherwise. I'm a shipwright and I'd like to help you like you helped me."
    • The captain offers to install a piece of equipment on your ship.
  • "This sector has become increasingly dangerous for friends of the Federation. I think my crew can patch up some of your hull damage as thanks."
    • Your ship is repaired for 5 hull damage.
  • The civilian ship wisely made a fast retreat while you distracted the hostile ship.
    • Nothing happens.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

This event is called "LANIUS_CIVILIAN" in the datafiles.

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