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This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. The Last Stand

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

  • A number of large transports are being pursued by a Rebel bombing squadron. One bomber has managed to slip through the defensive fire, and is poised to wreak among the enormous yet vulnerable transports. There's time for you to advance and take it out!
  • Shots fly by your port windows followed by a Rebel scout in pursuit of a damaged cruiser. Should we move in to engage?
  • There seems to be a small Federation colony under attack by a Rebel forward scout. Will you protect them?
  • A battle rages nearby between small fighters; apparently fighting over a space station. The Federation appears to be losing ships fast. Shall we assist them?
  • A civilian ship is broadcasting a request for assistance on a secure Federation channel. They are being harassed by Rebel scouts. Will you respond?
    1. Prepare to fight the Rebel ship!
      • You move in to intercept.
        • Fight a Rebel ship.
    2. There's no time, get ready to jump.
      • You try to block out the horrors of war and focus on your mission.

Contact the survivors[]

  • The people you rescued were primarily refugees fleeing the conflict. They offer you their sincere gratitude.
    • Nothing happens.
  • You are hailed, "Thank you! It's not much but we can repair a bit of damage before you jump off into the war. Good luck!"
    • Your ship is repaired for 8 hull damage.
  • The survivors send a message, "Thanks for the support, I don't know how much longer we could have held on. Take some supplies, we probably won't need them at this point."
  • You receive a message on encrypted Federation channels. It says, "Thanks for helping us, Captain. We're in the process of setting up another emergency repairs station. Transmitting coordinates now."
    • A repair station is added to your map.


This event is called "BOSS_SCOUT_RESCUE" in the datafiles.