This is a Random Event. Occurs in:

  1. Mantis Controlled Sector
  2. Mantis Homeworlds

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

  • A derelict and still smoking Mantis vessel floats by. The battle must have been recent; its surviving crew beam aboard. Prepare for a fight!
  • Your world, all of a sudden, changes. The Mantis are on board your ship.
  • You hear a grating rattle and a soft clicking. You reach for your pistol.


This event is called "MANTIS_BOARDERS" in the datafiles.

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