This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
The intro text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:
- You detect a heavily armed Crystalline ship escorting some sort of prison vessel. Scans indicate there are a number of non-Crystal based life forms aboard; they must be rounding up all of the intruders in their space! Before you can react, you hear the telltale sounds of a teleporter going off.
- You arrive near a small settlement and a lone guard ship moves to intercept you. You try to contact them but they are refusing all hails. Suddenly you hear lasers ricocheting from within the ship. You've been boarded!
- You pick up chatter from a nearby ship, "Yes... Here are some interesting specimens. Try to take them alive this time, there's a lot of money to be had on aliens." Scanners indicate a remote teleporter was just used.
This event is called "BOARDERS_CRYSTAL" in the datafiles.