This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Slug Controlled Nebula
  2. Slug Home Nebula
    Can also occur at an exit beacon and as a filler event in any sector.

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

  • A rather large fleet of civilian ships are held up at this Beacon. It appears to be a Rebel checkpoint; everyone is being inspected for possible ties to the Federation. No one has noticed you yet.
  • Another Rebel checkpoint is monitoring this location. A number of civilian ships are awaiting inspection, any of them could be Federation loyalists. The Rebels haven't noticed you yet.
  • A Rebel space station and single fighter is monitoring this Beacon for Federation activity. A number of civilian ships are docked, awaiting inspection by the Rebels and possible detainment if they are Federation loyalists. The Rebels haven't noticed you yet.
  • It looks like this Beacon is home to a Rebel checkpoint. They're stopping and searching any ship that passes through. Civilians are being harassed, and Federation members are detained. The Rebels haven't noticed you yet.
    1. Fend for yourself, attack, and escape.
    2. Bribe the Rebels to release the civilian ships.
      • These Rebels are easily swayed by the prospect of additional scrap. They release the civilian ships and everyone is free to go.
      • Like most Rebels, these are just men trying to get by in a rough galaxy. They take your scrap and let everyone continue their journeys.
      • As everyone currently awaiting inspection is human anyway, the Rebels let them go. They take your scrap and tell you to hurry along.
      • They eagerly accept your bribe, obviously revolutionaries are under paid. The civilian ships all begin to jump away.
        • Lose low scrap.
          1. Contact the civilian ships.
            • One of the civilian ships contacts you and reveals they are Federation loyalists. An eavesdropping Rebel swoops in, destroys the ship, and turns to attack you!
              • Fight a Rebel ship (default rewards).
            • Some of the civilians pool together their excess scrap to try to repay you for your help.
              • Receive low scrap.
            • One of the civilian ships quietly teleports over a crate of Federation military supplies.
            • The civilians are grateful. However, none of them seem eager to be mistaken as Federation loyalists so they quickly jump away.
              • Nothing happens.
    3. Fly behind a moon and stay hidden. OR Shut down all non-vital systems and stay hidden. OR Stay quiet and hope they don't notice you. OR Stay out of their way and charge your FTL drive.
      • Nothing happens.


This event is called "REBEL_CHECKPOINT" in the datafiles.

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