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This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Zoltan Controlled Sector
  3. Zoltan Homeworlds
  4. Rebel Controlled Sector
  5. Rebel Stronghold
  6. Uncharted Nebula
    in a Nebula. Can also occur as a nebula filler event in any sector.

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

  • You cross paths with an advance scout of the Rebel fleet searching this section of the nebula for your ship.
  • You jump into a calmer part of the nebula. However, your relief fades as a Rebel scout jumps to the beacon and moves in to attack.
  • The tangled wrecks of many ships wait in dormancy here. You see lights flicker on what looks like debris. A Rebel scout bursts out of the wreckage!
  • This drone isn't looking for you. Perhaps it's scouting ahead for the Rebel expansion or maybe they're seeking to use this nebula for cover. Regardless, it identifies you as hostile.
  • It's worrying that the Rebels have penetrated so deep into uncharted space, even if it is only an unmanned craft. It arms its weapons; you should do the same.


This event is called "NEBULA_AUTO" in the datafiles.