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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.


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.