|Available only with the MegaCorp DLC enabled.|
The Caravaneers are a space-based coalition of traders who send out fleets across the galaxy to offer every empire great deals. They start in a unique system called Chor’s Compass which contains their Caravaneer Citadel and two out of three caravan fleets: Racket Industrial Enterprise, the Numistic Order, and the Vengralian Trium. These fleets roam the galaxy, traveling towards every empire to offer deals.
The Caravaneer Citadel in this System acts as the return point for the caravan fleets and an intergalactic Casino. Should the station be destroyed but at least one caravan fleet still be alive, they will ask to re-establish it in a random uncolonized system claimed by an empire, as close to their original one as possible. If the empire accepts it will lose control of the system but gain +5% Trade Value.
The Caravaneers use a unique resource called CaravanCoinz, which can be bought in bulks of 8k, 12k and 26k with Energy Credits. The options are equally efficient. Those can be used to either play Slots or open a Reliquary. Reliquaries restock approximately every one and a half years (it's slightly closer to 17 months).
If a Empire has a colony within 3 hyperlane jumps of the Caravaneer Citadel, there is a yearly chance for an event to happen with the following weights:
- 500 - nothing
- 10 - The Collector sells a mystery box for 3000 Energy (only Option available for Gestalt Consciousness). If bought, it will grant:
- 35% - Nothing
- 10% - 4000 Minerals
- 10% - 1000 Engineering
- 10% - 1000 Society
- 10% - 1000 Physics
- 10% - 1000 Alloys
- 5% - Alloy Hyperfabricator capital world modifier (+10% Alloys from Jobs)
- 5% - Energy Accelerator capital world modifier (+10% Energy from Jobs)
- 5% - Incredibly Boring Relic capital world modifier (+10% Minerals from Jobs)
- 10 - A planet gets the Problematic Gambling modifier (+15 Crime for 1825 days)
- 10 - A planet gets the Festival Aftermath modifier (-5% Stability) for 1825 days. Same chance to spawn Hybrid Species as "Xenophiles like Caravan"
- 10 - A planet gets the Hot Slots! modifier (+15% Trade Value) for 1825 days)
- 5 - Up to 50 biological pops on a planet gain the Resilient trait
- 5 - A planet loses 2 Pops and is given 20 Devastation. A Special Project is added, adding a light amount of Society research and unlocking the Psionic Theory technology or adding a large amount of progress if already unlocked.
Every time a Caravan fleet enters an empire's borders it will offer a rare trade deal. The offer can be accepted immediately, delayed to when the fleet is leaving the space or rejected outright. The fleets can not be contacted any other way and all attempts will redirect to Chor's Compass instead. Delaying has a very low chance of the deal changing.
The Numistic Order is a religious Caravan that offers only deals with fixed costs. It features the largest amount of offers but half of them are one time only. They offer the following deals:
|200 Exotic Gases||1700 Energy|
|3000 Energy Credits||500 Alloys|
|200 Rare Crystals||2 Pops||Not Gestalt Consciousness|
|2 Pops with the Numistic Administration trait||3500 Energy||Not Gestalt Consciousness|
|Numa's Breath planetary feature||200 Minerals|
|Numistic Magnetistrips planet modifier||100 Influence||Machine Intelligence|
|Numistic Cruiser||500 Energy|
|Caravaneer Cruiser||2500 Energy|
|Numistic Shrine building||2000 Energy||Not Gestalt Consciousness|
|Numistic Visualisation edict||2500 Energy||Not Gestalt Consciousness except Rogue Servitor|
|Numistic Data Modeling technology (+5% from Jobs)||3500 Energy|
|Governor leader with the Merchant of Numa trait||1500 Energy||Not Gestalt Consciousness|
|Divine Algorithm decision||2000 Minerals||Machine Intelligence|
The Vengralian Trium is unique in that both their products and their prices are randomly generated, as opposed to each product having a specific price. Their deals may contain any of the following:
Racket Industrial Enterprise
Rackets are the only predefined Caravaneer species, using the same portraits and traits as the Ketling Star Pack. The payment options for this Fleet are randomly generated based on the product offered although Gestalt Consciousness empires are never asked for Consumer Goods. They offer the following deals:
In addition to the actual offers, simply having a Caravan pass through an empire's colonized systems has a chance to trigger events. Events in general have a shared 720 day lockout.
Attacking the Caravaneers
While the Caravaneers will never become hostile to any empire except in retaliation, they can be attacked like any neutral entity. If a Caravan is attacked it will become hostile but the rest of the Caravaneers will remain peaceful and available for trade. Caravans have 4k fleet power and come equipped with mid-game components. The Caravaneer Citadel on the other hand has 7k fleet power and comes equipped with end-game components. Both Caravans and the Caravaneer Citadel grant 2000 Energy and Minerals when destroyed.
|10 Destroyers||6 Cruisers||1 Cargo Ship|