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This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Abandoned Sector
    The Long-Range Scanners will say Map icon triangle yellow "Possible Ship Detected".


The intro text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:

  • You receive a message on a wide band frequency, originating from an approaching Lanius ship. It appears not to be directed at you, but your translator does its best all the same: "... metallic opportunity... acquisition... by force..." Looks like you're in for a fight.
  • Sensors indicate a small Lanius cruiser in the process of salvaging another small Lanius ship. Before you have a chance to wonder what caused them to turn on each other, the survivor notices you and moves in to attack.
  • Shortly after your arrival, a Lanius ship jumps near the beacon. It begins to move slowly toward you. You open wide band communication channels, attempting to make contact. However, it either ignores you or is unable to receive the messages. As they get closer you issue the order to charge weapons and find they do the same.
  • A military Lanius vessel stops repurposing an abandoned satellite as soon as you jump in. It blocks all hails and powers its weapons.
  • The beacon is surrounded by many tiny Lanius crafts, surely only capable of holding one occupant. Perhaps they are some kind of forward scout searching for 'metallic opportunities'? As you consider this, a much larger Lanius vessel moves in to engage you, and the scout ships scatter in all directions.
  • You arrive to see a well-armed Lanius craft preparing to salvage a badly damaged Rebel patrol ship. Noticing your arrival, the Lanius greedily moves in to intercept its second target of the day.
  • As you arrive in the system, your proximity alarm begins screaming: there is a Lanius ship right on top of you! Before you have a chance to hail, they open fire!
  • As you are getting your bearings, another ship suddenly arrives at the beacon - it's the Lanius, and they've marked your ship for salvage!
  • At first everything seems quiet, then your scanners pick up a ship approaching at high speed - the Lanius have detected your arrival and are powering up their weapons!
  • You have stumbled across a mining expedition - unfortunately, the miners are the Lanius, and they've chosen your ship as their target!
  • As you are getting your bearings, another ship suddenly arrives at the beacon - it's the Lanius, and they've marked your ship for salvage!

Fight a Lanius shipEdit

  • (After destroying enemy ship)
    • 3x: The ship explodes, leaving behind a collection of useful scrap material.
    • The ship explodes, revealing their cargo of unprocessed metal. You collect a significant amount of scrap.
  • (After killing enemy crew)
    • 3x: There are no more life-signs remaining on the ship. You strip it of useful materials.
    • 2x: There are no more life-signs remaining on the ship. You strip it of useful materials.
    • With the Lanius dispatched you are able to take the fuel out of storage. You also take all the scrap you can manage.
    • Now that the Lanius ship has been emptied of hostiles, you search it. Eventually you find a prisoner who offers to join your crew.
    • You find a drone schematic on their ship. With no crew to stop you, you can install it on your own.

TriviaEdit

This event is called "LANIUS_FIGHT" in the datafiles.

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