Are the Drengin suicidal?

Posted on Friday, December 29, 2017

Through all the GC versions, I've mostly avoided conquest wins in favor of diplo, tech, or ascension. Lately, I've been trying out the aggressive side of the tracks, and I finally destroyed the Drengin for the first time.

When I did that, all of their assets (ships, yards, bases) disappeared from the map. Every other time I've destroyed a faction, their assets have turned over to me or an AI or gone pirate. So the disappearing thing was startling. Next turn, it was followed up by a very weird thing. I got a surrender-to-you message from the departed Drengin.

?Que pasa?