This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
- Civilian Sector
- Uncharted Nebula
- Slug Controlled Nebula
- Slug Home Nebula
- The Last Stand
at a store beacon.
The intro text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:
- A ship engineer has set up a small shop here.
- You find yourself surrounded by a group of mysterious alien vessels. They hail you and apparently have some valuable technology for sale.
- A transmission from the nearby planet indicates an outpost below which offers supplies to travelers. You send down an away party to check it out.
- The space station here has a traveling merchant who shows you his wares.
- There is only one other ship at this beacon, and it is showing heavy damage. You receive a message on your console: "Greetings traveler. We were crippled by a band of pirates and are now forced to sell our remaining valuable equipment to acquire the necessary supplies to get home."
- A store opens.
This event is called "STORE" in the datafiles.