This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
- Civilian Sector
- Engi Controlled Sector
- Engi Homeworlds
- Pirate Controlled Sector
in an Asteroid Field.
A pirate ship was lying in wait inside this asteroid field. It immediately moves in to attack.
- Fight a pirate ship (default rewards).
This event is called "PIRATE_ASTEROID" in the datafiles.