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This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Rebel Controlled Sector
  3. Rebel Stronghold
  4. Mantis Controlled Sector
  5. Mantis Homeworlds


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

  • You discover one of the Rebel's autonomous scouts. The ship's AI wastes no time in engaging your ship.
  • Your ship is hailed: "This is an automated message. Resisting our takeover is pointless. Prepare to die." It appears this Rebel ship is run by an AI.
  • A Rebel autonomous scout is exploring this beacon. You attempt to hide behind a nearby moon, but the ship finds you and begins its assault.
  • The AI of a nearby small Rebel scout immediately identifies you as a threat and engages.
  • A Rebel ship moves in to engage. You attempt to open communications, but realize the futility of that action when you see the ship is run by an AI.
  • This must be one of the Rebels' unmanned scout ships. Looks like there's no way around a fight.
  • Another unmanned ship patrols this area. You prepare the ship for combat.
  • This beacon is being patrolled by a unmanned scout. A fight is unavoidable.
  • A small shuttle appears on the local radar. Turns out it is a Rebel automated scout!
    • Fight an Auto-Ship.
      • (When the ship wants to escape) The ship starts to power up its FTL Drive. If it gets away, it will no doubt warn the fleet of your position!
      • (After the ship successfully escaped) The scout jumps away. It will certainly have informed the fleet of your position. You must get to the next sector as soon as possible!
      • (After destroying enemy ship) The ship breaks apart and you feel relief in the knowledge that you will hopefully still be one step ahead of the fleet.

Trivia[]

This event is called "AUTO_WARNING" in the datafiles.

This event shares its intro texts with the Rebel Auto-Ship Fight random event, but the fight is slightly different.