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This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Rock Controlled Sector
  2. Rock Homeworlds

A Mantis ship here is adorned with Rock body parts! it would be a gorier display if they had internal organs, but the message is clear enough: this is a hunter of a very specialized kind.

  1. Attack!
    • No species deserves a Mantis hunter on their back - time to make the galaxy a little safer. Engage!
  2. Ignore them.
    • The Mantis take no interest in your ship - they're lying in wait for the next Rock ship to venture through. You're able to spin up the engines and jump at your leisure.
      • Nothing happens.
  3. (Rock Plating) Ram the bastards.
    • Before they have a chance, you ram your ship into theirs, causing irreparable damage to their engines. Luckily, your ship's armored hull is hardly dented from the impact. The Mantis ship careens away and you move in to attack.
  4. (Rock Crew) Put your Rock crew member on the comm.
    • The two aliens face one another over the vidscreen. "Cave-dwelling pebble-man!" yells the furious Mantis captain. "See, I paint my ship with your companions! I paint my ship with you!"


This event is called "ROCK_MANTIS_HUNTER" in the datafiles.

Even if you're in a Rock Cruiser when using the "Ignore them" option, the Mantis take no interest in your ship.