This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Zoltan Controlled Sector
  3. Zoltan Homeworlds

You receive a request, "All of our military ships have been destroyed or damaged during the rebellion. However, there have been reports of a Mantis war camp only a few jumps from us. Can you help?"

  1. Pledge to do what you can.
    • "Thank you! If you can just give us a count on their numbers perhaps we can get the Rebels to help."
  2. Apologize and decline.
    • Nothing happens.

Quest Marker[edit | edit source]

You find the Mantis encampment but there are far too many of them to count accurately. You send a long range message back to the settlement with your findings but unfortunately there's not much you can do. It would be suicide to attack directly.

  1. Leave before they notice you
    • As you try to leave, a patrol spots you. Wailing sirens begin to blare around the camp and the ship moves in to attack!
    • They must have been focused on setting up the camp since you got far enough away to attempt a jump without being noticed.
      • Nothing happens.
  2. (Missile Weapon) Bombard their key structures. [missiles -1] -- bugged: Hull Missile doesn't count
    • You fire at their fuel depot, but a shot from the surface rips the missile to shreds. They must have a planetary defense system set up already! You try to get away but a nearby patrol ship moves in to attack.
  3. (Fire Bomb) Teleport fire bombs into their key structures. [missiles -2]
    • It appears they have not set up a teleporter disruption field yet. You deposit one bomb in a fuel depot and one in the barracks. Mantis comm channels fill with panicked chatter and you watch a number of structures go up in flames.
      • With most of their ships and forces focused on the chaos, you slip undetected to a nearby depot. You find some useful resources and an Engi slave who gladly accepts your liberation.

Fight a Mantis ship[edit | edit source]

  • (After destroying enemy ship) With the patrol ship destroyed you hasten to leave. It won't be long before the other ships catch up.
  • (After killing enemy crew) With the patrol ship taken care of you hasten to leave. It won't be long before the other ships catch up.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

This event is called "QUEST_MANTIS_INVASION_START" in the datafiles.

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