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This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Zoltan Controlled Sector
  3. Zoltan Homeworlds
  4. Pirate Controlled Sector
  5. Rebel Controlled Sector
  6. Rebel Stronghold
  7. Uncharted Nebula
    in a Nebula. Can also occur as a nebula filler event in any sector.

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

  • You can't see anything through the thick gases surrounding your ship. Without knowing what is out there, all you can do is wait for your FTL to charge.
  • Without active sensors you have no other option but to look out of the view-ports in apprehension. It's eerily quiet.
  • As you wait for the FTL drive to charge, you half expect to be ambushed at any moment. However, no attack comes...
  • You feel naked without functioning sensors. You half expect a Rebel ship to appear from behind a cloud at any moment, but none come.
  • Your crew are constantly looking out of the windows, checking for hostiles. They jump at every creak and moan of the ship. The tension is almost palpable...
  • You nervously glance out the windows but the only thing to greet you is more clouds and silence.
  • You cycle through wide-band comm channels as soon as you arrive. Nothing but static.
  • With the sensors down, you spend a good deal of time staring out the window. It is, you must admit, rather beautiful here.
  • There's nothing here, save for vast swirls of gas reflecting rays from a distant sun.
    • Nothing happens.


This event is called "NEBULA_EMPTY" in the datafiles.