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This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Rock Controlled Sector
  2. Rock Homeworlds
  3. Slug Controlled Nebula

You find a Slug Cruiser and Rock ship at a standoff, both with weapons armed and ready to fight. You could intervene before this gets out of hand.

  1. Hail them to see what's wrong.
    • The Slug captain explains that they upgraded the Rock ship's reactor and now the 'thick boulder heads' are refusing to pay for the work done. The Rock Captain says the 'slime balls' did a poor job that is not worth their agreed upon price.
      1. Offer to pay off the Rock debt.
        • You pay off the debt. The Rock Captain still seems annoyed at the Slug's getting their 'undeserved' scrap, but at least the situation will remain peaceful.
      2. Demand the Rock ship pay the agreed upon price.
        • With much grumbling, the Rock Captain agrees to pay the price.
        • Apparently the Rock Captain was more annoyed than you thought, they shut off all communication and turn on you, the 'slime balls' defender.
        • A massive explosion emanates from the Rock Ship, shattering its hull and sending debris on an unavoidable collision course to your ship. Seems like that reactor upgrade was poorly done after all, and the Slugs took the opportunity to jump away.
          • You receive 5 hull damage, and 1 damage each to 2 random systems.
      3. You have better things to attend to, leave them.
        • Nothing happens.
  2. Leave them be.
    • Nothing happens.

Fight a Rock ship[]

Slug reward[]

  • The Slugs offer their thanks for your help, and jump away. Their true appreciation is questionable, but at least you can get back to your mission.
    • Nothing happens.
  • The Slug Captain offers a free reactor upgrade for your help. It never hurts to get a little power boost!
    • Your Reactor power is upgraded by 1.
  • The Slug Captain, thankful for your help, offers a reactor upgrade for your ship... for a 'fair' price.
    1. Agree to the price.
      • You let their team on board and after a short time they finish their work.
        • You lose 10-15 scrap and your Reactor power is upgraded by 1.
    2. Decline the offer.
      • You break communications and prepare to move on.
        • Nothing happens.


This event is called "ROCK_SLUG_ARGUMENT" in the datafiles and can also be found as the "Slug and Rock Standoff in Nebula" random event in other sectors.