This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Abandoned Sector

A Lanius merchant appears to have a significantly improved translator as you clearly understand their message. "Metal content more than sufficient. Does your ship care to exchange resources for our excess metal?"

  1. Agree to the exchange.
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    The "Translator".

    • After the exchange is complete they leave without a word.
  2. Decline.
    • They leave without a word.
      • Nothing happens.
  3. Decline but ask about their translation device.
    • "Yes. It is quality. Our ship contains excess. Care to purchase?"
      1. Purchase the translator for 40 scrap.
        • Your ships dock and you are more than a little surprised when the Lanius you spoke with boards your ship. It appears the 'device' you purchased was one of the beings that learned your language.
      2. Decline again.
        • "No matter. This one does not mind this ship." They pull away and you are left to wonder what it meant by that. Perhaps the translation device has not yet been perfected?
          • Nothing happens.


This event is called "LANIUS_TRADER_TRANSLATOR" in the datafiles.

This event offers similar trades to the Lanius Scavenger Trader event but has an option to get a Lanius named Translator, as suggested by the distinctive intro text. Furthermore, the blue option to get a better trade is not present on this event.

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