This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Engi Controlled Sector
  2. Engi Homeworlds
    at a store beacon.

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."


This event is called "STORE_ENGI" in the datafiles.

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