The Menkmack Negotiator is one of several ships players can pilot in Fleet Battles. The Menkmack are a species of long-necked aliens in Star Control: Origins who always tell the truth. Or they always lie. Or sometimes they meet in the middle. It's honestly really hard to tell...
The Menkmack Negotiator is an easy-to-maneuver ship with an interesting plan of attack. Instead of firing a ranged weapon, the Negotiator’s primary form of offense consists of dropping canister mines all over the map. These mines free-float for a short distance in the direction they’re dropped, but don’t hone in on enemy targets like some others do. Still, if your opponent is careless enough to run into one, it definitely hurts!
They say that it’s easy to get by with a little help from your friends, right? The Negotiator’s secondary attack is to call for Reinforcements. This summons another Menkmack ship that can also drop mines all over the map - making it rather like navigating a land mine for your enemy!