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:

  • You arrive at a beacon located in a civilian star system. A nearby colony contacts you: "We've got a rogue Rebel ship harassing this system. Do you have time to find it?"
  • As soon as you arrive, you receive a Federation encrypted message: "A Rebel ship has been terrorizing the local civilians in this system, please seek and destroy it."
  • You begin charging your FTL drive, and do a quick scan of a local planet. You find the ruins of a recently destroyed federation colony on the surface. There must be a Rebel ship in the vicinity...
  • You jump into a field of debris. It appears a battle recently took place here, and the loser seems to have been a civilian ship. A message was left on repeat before it was destroyed: "Rebels attacking, please send aid!" The responsible Rebels are likely still nearby.
    1. Go looking for the Rebel ship.
      • You spend some time looking but your scanners cannot pick up any trace of the Rebel ship. You prepare to move on.
        • Nothing happens.
      • After a short search you find the Rebel ship. Let's hope he's as easy to defeat in combat as he was to find.
      • You are able to quickly track down the Rebel. Let's hope he's as easy to defeat in combat as he was to find.
      • After far too much time spent searching, you are finally able to track him down. You go into the fight pondering just how much of a head start you've lost on the Rebel Fleet...
    2. No time to search, you prepare to jump away.
      • Nothing happens.
    3. (Improved Sensors) Perform a scan of the area. (Requires level 2 Sensors)
    4. (Advanced Sensors) Pinpoint the Rebel's location. (Requires level 3 Sensors)
      • You find the Rebel ship hiding on a nearby asteroid. You are able to get a shot off and permanently disable their engines before they notice you.


This event is called "ROGUE_REBEL" in the datafiles.

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