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This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Zoltan Controlled Sector
  3. Zoltan Homeworlds
  4. Pirate Controlled Sector
  5. Rebel Controlled Sector
  6. Rebel Stronghold
  7. 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.
  • A ship bearing Rebel colors can be seen waiting near the beacon. They must have been waiting for you, since they engage immediately.
  • The Rebels must have anticipated you would try to lose them within the nebula. A scout is waiting for you at the beacon.
  • It looks like you will be unable to avoid the Rebels by traveling through the nebula. A Rebel ship is waiting for you near the beacon.
  • Shortly after you arrive, a Rebel ship jumps nearby. There looks to be no escape. Prepare for a fight!
  • Newton-knows what brings this Rebel ship so far out; its captain hails, but does a double take when he identifies your ship. They open fire.
  • A Rebel ship hails, but you don't take chances in conditions like this. You block the frequency and prepare to engage.


This event is called "NEBULA_REBEL" in the datafiles.