This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
The intro text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:
- As a naturally warlike species with few inter-galactic diplomatic ties, the Rock people have garnered quite a reputation as fearsome pirates. You stumble across one of their ships and they promptly live up to type.
- A Rock ship flies past your windows and you recognize outcast decorations on the hull. These must be pirates!
- A motley collection of Rock ships are stationed around this beacon - they look to have resorted to a pirate's life. Defensive maneuvers!
- Fight a Rock pirate ship (default rewards).
This event is called "ROCK_PIRATE" in the datafiles.