In FTL: Faster Than Light, each sector is labeled as either Civilian, [Species] Controlled, or Nebula. Each of these sectors has a corresponding color that determines whether or not they are Friendly, Hostile, or a Nebula.

I've found shops in Friendly sectors, I've found shops in Nebulas. I can't recall ever seeing a shop in a Hostile sector. I'm desperately low on fuel, and in dire need of a shop. The problem I'm facing is that I'm stuck going through three hostile sectors in a row.

Can I find a shop in a Hostile sector?

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    Some Nebula are Slug controlled too. FYI. So they count as [Species] controlled AND nebula.
    – Ender
    Jan 22, 2013 at 20:29

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Yes. Each sector generates with a different possible number of stores, like so:

  • Civilian sectors (Civilian/Engi/Zoltan) each have 2-3 stores.
  • Hostile sectors (Pirate/Rock/Rebel/Mantis) each have 1-2 stores.
  • Nebula sectors (Slug/Uncharted) each have 1-2 stores.
  • The Last Stand has one store and you probably won't have time to find it.
  • Anecdotal evidence here, but I recall having a store in the final sector. Are they explicitly not there? Was it more likely an event that created a store on the spot?
    – rsegal
    Jan 22, 2013 at 21:51
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    @rsegal yes the final sector has stores, I've only ever seen 1 there at a time, most of the time none, but then again I don't check everything.
    – Viper_Sb
    Jan 22, 2013 at 22:05
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    I didn't actually see anything specific about the final sector, so perhaps it has one or two like the rest. I've edited my answer to reflect this. Jan 22, 2013 at 22:41
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    The final sector works basically the same as every other sector, and <event name="STORE" min="1" max="1"/> is in its definition. Looks not just possible, but mandatory.
    – user2640
    Jan 23, 2013 at 21:30
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    Note that there may be only 1 store in the Last Stand, but there are repair nodes where you get repaired (not always fully) and resupplied for free.
    – horatio
    Jan 31, 2013 at 20:08

Yes absolutely. There are stores in hostile zones. I find them all the time, and the next time I do, I'll screenshot it.

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In addition, there are also stores in the final sector.

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    Although not absolutely necessary, it would be nice if you cropped the images so only the relevant information is shown. In these cases, only the beacon map is necessary.
    – IQAndreas
    Dec 21, 2013 at 4:14

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