This command starts the event with the specified ID in the specified empire.
event [event id] [empire id]
|Event ID||The ID of the event you wish to apply. See a list of all events on our event ID list.|
|Empire ID||Optional - if left blank, this will apply to your current empire. The ID of the empire you wish to apply the event to.|
event anomaly.5 44
This command starts the event with ID 'anomaly.5' (Pirate Treasure) in the empire with ID 44.
event colony.150 0
This command starts the event with ID 'colony.150' (Underground Vault) in the empire with ID 0. Your starting empire always has an ID of 0, so this would start the specified event within your own empire.