Veke99 shows us what happens when the player does not equip their flagship with weapons and travel without ships to defend themselves.
The Druuge are a greedy capitalist race who are all members of the Crimson Corporation. They are also slave traders. Their ships of choice is the Mauler. It is a slow ship with slow energy regeneration rate. It makes up for this with it’s extreme long range high-damage dealing canon with a high-recoil that pushes the ship in the opposite direction. It can regenerate energy quickly by sacrficing one crew member until there is only one crew member left: The captain himself.