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Spoiler warning: The following contains spoilers for the game. Continue at your own risk if you do not mind ruining some fun of the game.
This is a Random Event. Occurs in:
  1. Engi Controlled Sector
  2. Engi Homeworlds
  3. Zoltan Controlled Sector
  4. Zoltan Homeworlds
    at a non-distress beacon. The Long-Range Scanners will detect Map icon diamond yellow no ship presence

This event is the 2nd step in the process of unlocking the Crystal Cruiser. It can occur multiple times over the game, at one beacon per Zoltan sector, at a random number beacons per Engi Sector. As we haven't computed the odds, we can not say which of both type of sectors is best. However, on the overall quest for the Crystal Cruiser, it might be better to choose an Engi Sector as you can also find the Dense Asteroid Field Distress Call event in it, which the 1st step of this quest.

You arrive at a Zoltan research facility. They say they are researching genetic distortion due to stasis sleep and prolonged FTL travel. They ask if your crew has the time to undergo a few scans.

  1. Participate in their study.
    • 2x: Your crew calmly lines up for the Zoltans to take their readings. After a short time, the process is done. They contact you, "Thank you for your participation in our study. Please accept these small cakes made from stiff dough as well as some scrap."
      • You receive a low amount of scrap.
    • As soon as you dock, pirates burst on board and a hostile ship appears on the radar. You hear the Zoltans yell in the distance, "We're being held hostage!"
      • You are boarded by 2-4 random crew members, and is engaged to fight the ship.
        • (After destroying the ship) You take out the ship and contact the research station.
          • You receive a medium amount of scrap and resources.
            1. Continue...
              • "Thank you for rescuing us! They held us hostage to ambush unsuspecting passersby. Please, take this."
        • (After killing enemy crew) You disable the ship and contact the research station.
          • You receive a high amount of scrap and resources.
            1. Continue...
              • "Thank you for rescuing us! They held us hostage to ambush unsuspecting passersby. Please, take this."
  2. Decline.
    • "Alright. Fly safe." You prepare to leave.
      • Nothing happens.
  3. (Advanced Medbay) Give them your Medbay records. (Requires level 3 Medbay)
    • "Thank you! We didn't expect to receive such a significant amount of data regarding your crew's health during FTL travel. Please, accept this for you trouble."
  4. (Damaged Stasis Pod) Ask if they can fix this.
    • "Interesting. I've never seen a cryogenic system like this. It appears to still be functioning..." They hook it up to their system and run a number of tests on it.
      1. Continue...
        • "Amazing! It has the ability to reconstruct the body if it was damaged during transit. Watch." They reactivate the pod and you watch as the hunks of crystal inside reform to build a humanoid structure. The pod slides open and the re-formed alien steps out.
          1. Continue...
            • It speaks slowly, "Greetings. I appear to be in your debt. My people isolated themselves a long time ago, but perhaps it's time to re-establish a connection. There's a hidden wormhole near the Rock home-worlds. Perhaps you can take me there so I can properly repay you?"
              • You receive 1 Crystal crew member named Ruwen.
                This crew member is needed to advance to the 3rd step in the process of unlocking the Crystal Cruiser.

TriviaEdit

  • This event is called ZOLTAN_CREW_STUDY in the data.dat file.

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