This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Engi Controlled Sector
  3. Engi Homeworlds
  4. Pirate Controlled Sector
    in an Asteroid Field.


A pirate ship was lying in wait inside this asteroid field. It immediately moves in to attack.

  1. Turn and fight.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

This event is called "PIRATE_ASTEROID" in the datafiles.

There is a commented out blue option that requires a a level 2 piloting system in the code:[1]

  1. (Piloting) Attempt to maneuver out of the asteroid field before engaging the pirate.
    • Your pilot succeeds in getting your ship out of the asteroid field without damage. You turn to engage with the pirate ship.
      • The asteroid belt is cleared and you fight a pirate ship (default rewards).
    • Despite some fancy flying, the pirate catches up to you before you can leave the asteroid field. You have no choice but to fight.

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