This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Civilian Sector
  2. Engi Controlled Sector
  3. Engi Homeworlds
  4. Zoltan Controlled Sector
  5. Zoltan Homeworlds
  6. Pirate Controlled Sector
  7. Rebel Controlled Sector
  8. Rebel Stronghold
  9. Mantis Controlled Sector
  10. Mantis Homeworlds
  11. Rock Controlled Sector
  12. Rock Homeworlds
  13. Abandoned Sector
  14. Uncharted Nebula
  15. Slug Controlled Nebula
  16. Slug Home Nebula
    at a distress beacon. The Long-Range Scanners will say The "Possible Ship Detected" icon showed by the Long-Range Scanners. "Possible Ship Detected".

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

  • You arrive at the beacon and immediately detect a pirate ship. It seems this distress beacon was a trap!
  • "Haha! I knew someone would fall into our dastardly trap!" It appears this distress beacon was nothing but a decoy for a pirate ambush.
  • Your cockpit lights up with warning signals. You are being targeted by a nearby ship. The distress call was a lure to attract unwitting ships into weapons range. You prepare for a fight.
  • As soon as you arrive at the distress signal, shots are fired toward your ship. A trap!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

This event is called "TRAP_BEACON" in the datafiles.

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