This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
The intro text for this event varies, and could be any of the following:
- As you arrive at the beacon, a hostile ship immediately registers on your scanners. You didn't expect to see Rebels extending their reach into Slug territory. Charge the weapons!
- You jump into empty space and are relieved to see your sensors blink back to life. However, you are less pleased to see them immediately register a rebel ship on an approach vector!
- You receive a message from a nearby ship, "Looks like our intelligence was correct! Sneaking through the clouds with the Slugs... No one can hide from the rebellion!"
- Fight a Rebel ship (default rewards).
This event is called "SLUG_REBEL" in the datafiles.