This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
- Civilian Sector
- Engi Controlled Sector
- Engi Homeworlds
- Pirate Controlled Sector
- Rebel Controlled Sector
- Rebel Stronghold
- Mantis Controlled Sector
- Mantis Homeworlds
- Rock Controlled Sector
- Rock Homeworlds
- Uncharted Nebula
- Slug Controlled Nebula
- Slug Home Nebula
Can also occur at an exit beacon.
The intro text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:
- This Beacon seems to serve as meeting place for local traffic. It seems you can find crew willing to fight on your ship here... for a price.
- You find a space station set up for travelers. Browsing through its listings, you find a tavern full of mercenaries for hire. You look for potential crewmembers.
- There are a number of ships stationed around a rest stop. You immediately receive a message saying, "If you're looking for some bodies to fill your ship, you've come to the right place!"
This event is called "TAVERN_HIRE" in the datafiles.
If you have a full crew complement, additional text will display, warning that you will have to dismiss a crewmember to receive a new one.