This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
- Civilian Sector
- Zoltan Controlled Sector
- Zoltan Homeworlds
- Pirate Controlled Sector
- Rebel Controlled Sector
- Rebel Stronghold
- Uncharted Nebula
in a Nebula. Can also occur as a nebula filler event in any sector.
The text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:
- You can't see anything through the thick gases surrounding your ship. Without knowing what is out there, all you can do is wait for your FTL to charge.
- Without active sensors you have no other option but to look out of the view-ports in apprehension. It's eerily quiet.
- As you wait for the FTL drive to charge, you half expect to be ambushed at any moment. However, no attack comes...
- You feel naked without functioning sensors. You half expect a Rebel ship to appear from behind a cloud at any moment, but none come.
- Your crew are constantly looking out of the windows, checking for hostiles. They jump at every creak and moan of the ship. The tension is almost palpable...
- You nervously glance out the windows but the only thing to greet you is more clouds and silence.
- You cycle through wide-band comm channels as soon as you arrive. Nothing but static.
- With the sensors down, you spend a good deal of time staring out the window. It is, you must admit, rather beautiful here.
- There's nothing here, save for vast swirls of gas reflecting rays from a distant sun.
- Nothing happens.
This event is called "NEBULA_EMPTY" in the datafiles.