This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Rock Controlled Sector
  2. Rock Homeworlds
    near a Red Giant.

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

  • Unusual solar activity in this region means you need to get out, quick. The Rock pirate nearby apparently thinks otherwise as they move to attack your ship.
  • A Rock ship is silhouetted against a sun in supernova. They hail: "Even out here you follow us! We only wish to be left alone!" Out of panic or anger, they charge their weapons.


This event is called "ROCK_PIRATE_SUN" in the datafiles.

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