I'm trying to learn M&M by playing the solo variant that starts out with two brown NPC ships and one black NPC pirate ship. The first event card indicated movement of one of the brown NPC ships but since it was adjacent to the black NPC pirate ship, should it move into its sea zone and initiate an attack? Is this true in a multiplayer game as well? Or do brown NPC ships never initiate an attack?
What if a black NPC pirate ship needs to move in a direction but is in the same situation?