This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
- Civilian Sector
- Pirate Controlled Sector
- Uncharted Nebula
in a Nebula. Can also occur as a nebula filler event in any sector.
The intro text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:
- You see a small station nearby and feel the shudder of shots ringing through the ship. You can't be sure without sensors, but it seems there may be intruders on the ship!
- You arrive in the nebula and immediately receive a message from an unknown source, "Prepare to be boarded!" With the static from the nebula, there's no way to tell where they came from, but you hear shots fired on board the ship.
- You see a number of derelict ships near this beacon. After a short time you hear the tell-tale sounds of a teleporter and shouts coming from within the ship. You've been boarded!
This event is called "NEBULA_BOARDING" in the datafiles.