This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
The intro text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:
- Unusual solar activity in this region means you need to get out, quick. The Rock pirate nearby apparently thinks otherwise as they move to attack your ship.
- A Rock ship is silhouetted against a sun in supernova. They hail: "Even out here you follow us! We only wish to be left alone!" Out of panic or anger, they charge their weapons.
- Fight a Rock pirate ship (default rewards).
This event is called "ROCK_PIRATE_SUN" in the datafiles.