This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Zoltan Controlled Sector
  2. Zoltan Homeworlds

You arrive at a Zoltan security checkpoint set up in a perimeter around the beacon. "Traveling vessel, you will submit to crew profiling to identify fugitives of the empire."

  1. You don't have time for this nonsense. Attack!
    • Expecting resistance, their Energy Shield is raised and ready for combat.
  2. Submit to profiling.
    • After a few moments of uncertainty, your crew is allowed to pass.
      • Nothing happens.
    • The Zoltan security staff board your ship and begin scanning the crew's faces into a computer. Suddenly alarms go off and the Zoltan leap on one of your crew! "This person is wanted on five charges of Utter Villainy! Surrender them to us!"
      1. Give up your crewmember.
        • It's a tough call, but Zoltan law holds sway here. Besides, that one always seemed a bit shifty.
          • You lose 1 random crew member.
            • Clone Bay: Unfortunately your crewmember was taken away unharmed so your Clone Bay was unable to retrieve them.
      2. Refuse and fight.
        • You're not going to leave anyone behind. You pull away from the station with the enemy guards on board. Unfortunately, they are able to sabotage your weapon system in the chaos. It's time to leave!
          • You are attacked by 2-4 Zoltan boarders and fight a Zoltan ship with your weapon system's maximum power halved.
            • (After destroying enemy ship) You scrap what you can and prepare to jump before the other guards arrive.
            • (After killing enemy crew) You scrap what you can and prepare to jump before the other guards arrive.
  3. (Slug Crew) Have your Slug talk them into letting you go.
    • You give the guards permission to dock with the ship, but before they come on board your crew member slowly advances to meet them. As far as you can tell no words were exchanged, but the guards offer you some supplies and say the ship checks out. Best to not ask questions.
      • You receive a medium amount of fuel.
  4. (Mind Control) Make the guards believe they have already checked your crew today.
    • The captain of the guard appears on the vid screen "Back so soon friend! Well, no need to waste your time further. Here, take these spare fuel canisters and get on with your mission." Your ship is cleared to pass.
      • You receive a medium amount of fuel.


This event is called "ZOLTAN_CREW_SCAN" in the datafiles.