This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Engi Controlled Sector
  3. Engi Homeworlds
  4. Zoltan Controlled Sector
  5. Zoltan Homeworlds
  6. Rebel Controlled Sector
  7. Rebel Stronghold
  8. Mantis Controlled Sector
  9. Mantis Homeworlds
  10. Abandoned Sector
  11. The Last Stand

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

  • Your ship is hailed. "We've found you at last. Prepare to die!"
  • A small Rebel ship is docked at a small station. You try to lay low but it spots you. Power up the weapons!
  • A Rebel ship has been patrolling this region. As soon as you arrive it begins its assault.
  • A Rebel ship hails you: "Federation scum! We've waited a long time for this!"
  • You receive a transmission: "Sorry sir, this is nothing personal but we're under orders." The Rebel ship's weapons go hot.
  • By the time you notice the Rebel ship behind the beacon, it's too late to avoid a fight.
  • A Rebel ship hails. "We did not fight a war to let a single Federation ship shatter our dreams of a better galaxy!" He locks weapons.
  • A Rebel ship approaches cautiously. "Personally," says the captain, "I'd have stuck with the Federation. But I'm a soldier, sir, and I'm no use without a war to fight. Raise your shields!"
  • You're hailed by a Rebel ship: "When the rebellion is complete you'll see the safer world we provide. Well, you won't, but you get the point." They arm weapons.
  • A Rebel ship is guarding this beacon. You order a pursuit course and prepare to scratch up one more.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

This event is called "REBEL" in the datafiles.

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