This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
The intro text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:
- As you jump into the system a pirate advances on your position. They are refusing all hails. Prepare for a fight.
- Soon after arriving in the system you are hailed by a small cruiser. "What good fortune that we happen to run into each other. Nothing personal, but you have some information we need!"
- At first it appears you've arrived in an empty system, but a ship appears from behind a planet and hails you: "Haha! I am the dread pirate Tuco, prepare to die!"
- The only other ship at this beacon messages you: "Finally, after months of waiting, someone has fallen into our trap!"
- You barely have time to register jump completion before your ship warns you of an incoming ship with weapons hot.
- Fight a pirate ship (default rewards).
This event is called "PIRATE" in the datafiles.
Dread Pirate Tuco may be a reference to:
- The movie and novel The Princess Bride: Instead of Tuco, it is The Dread Pirate Roberts.
- Tuco, the dirty gunslinger from The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.
- Breaking Bad's Tuco Salamanca.