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"Learn from the Zoltan, sometimes diplomacy works."

Layout A[]

"The Zoltan's advanced shields technology give this ship an edge during each battle."


See the Unarmed Zoltan Transport random event.
Alternatively, defeat The Rebel Flagship with the Federation Cruiser .


An adjudicator is someone who presides, judges, and arbitrates during a formal dispute or competition. 

Given the Zoltan more peaceful ways, and that when entering Zoltan Sectors it states" you will be given a fair trial", this seems to imply that the name was given as the Zoltan see it in a more peacekeeping role.

Layout B[]

"This ship starts with a weakened Shield system and must rely on its Zoltan shield."


The Noether starts with a weak Level 1 shield system, requiring 100 scrap to upgrade once to Level 2 and get its first shield layer.

Earning two of the three Zoltan Cruiser achievements will unlock Layout B.

Possibly named after Emmy Noether, a mathematician who is known for her great contributions to the fields of math and physics.

Layout C[]

"The designer of this ship was not willing to spend the money for a decent reactor. Instead it relies on its Zoltan crew and Backup Battery."


Starts with a weak Level 2 Reactor, requiring 30 scrap for upgrading the first 3 bars.

Getting to Sector 8 with the The Zoltan Cruiser Type B with Advanced Edition Content enabled will unlock Layout C.

The name "Cerenkov" may be a reference to Soviet physicist Pavel Cherenkov (or Cerenkov) or the radiation that he discovered in 1934. This radiation is produced when charged particles pass through a dielectric material at a velocity greater than the phase velocity of light in that material. It is what produces the blue glow that emanates from underwater nuclear reactors.