This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Uncharted Nebula
    in a Nebula. Can also occur as a nebula filler event in any sector.

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

  • Nebulas are known to be popular Mantis hunting grounds. Information you would have done well to heed here.
  • You detect a Mantis expedition vessel returning home with its haul. So determined are they, in fact, that they don't wait to see if you're hostile before firing.
  • A Mantis ship, lost in the storm, hails you. "Sensors are out. We have no local telemetry. We will take yours." You detect a power increase in their weapons systems.
  • A Mantis ship hails you through the storm: "These are sacred Urggghtnag clan hunting grounds. You are prey." Shields up!
  • You notice a Mantis attack ship ducking between the clouds of swirling space stuff; it's hunting you. You try to get the jump and move in to attack.


This event is called "NEBULA_MANTIS_FIGHT" in the datafiles.

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