This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
The intro text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:
- The Engi can do remarkable things with just a pile of scrap. The Engi hive at this beacon are selling equipment for just that.
- A message arrives: "Your scrap, ours. Our weapons for you." You're about to raise the shields when you realize it's just an Engi trader looking for a trade.
- An Engi ship hails: "Engine upgrade necessary for travel home. Sale of equipment necessary for engine upgrade."
- A store opens.
This event is called "STORE_ENGI" in the datafiles.