This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
The intro text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:
- The ion storm here threatens to deactivate your core systems, a fact made all the worse for the largely unaffected Slug ships circling like space-vultures.
- The Slug ship that descends into view as you enter the ion storm must have sensed your distress - defensive action!
- You arrive in the middle of an ion storm. Slugs generally avoid these storms but you find one waiting in ambush. Prepare for a fight!
- You find yourself stuck in the middle of an ion storm with a Slug ship just a short distance away, refusing all hails. You cautiously try to slip further into the clouds, but they turn suddenly to attack!
- Fight a Slug ship (default rewards).
This event is called "STORM_SLUG_FIGHT" in the datafiles.