This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
- Civilian Sector
- Uncharted Nebula
in a Nebula. Can also occur as a nebula filler event in any sector.
The intro text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:
- Nebulas are known to be popular Mantis hunting grounds. Information you would have done well to heed here.
- You detect a Mantis expedition vessel returning home with its haul. So determined are they, in fact, that they don't wait to see if you're hostile before firing.
- A Mantis ship, lost in the storm, hails you. "Sensors are out. We have no local telemetry. We will take yours." You detect a power increase in their weapons systems.
- A Mantis ship hails you through the storm: "These are sacred Urggghtnag clan hunting grounds. You are prey." Shields up!
- You notice a Mantis attack ship ducking between the clouds of swirling space stuff; it's hunting you. You try to get the jump and move in to attack.
- Fight a Mantis ship (default rewards).
This event is called "NEBULA_MANTIS_FIGHT" in the datafiles.