System of the Day #3 – Sutarilia

This is my third hand-generated “System of the Day” using the Traveller5 rules. My goal is to publish one random system per day in 2020. All die rolls are made with a set of dice I have owned for over 30 years.



B22079A-C De Na Pi Po

Ix= 2 Ex= B69(1) RU= 594 Cx= 8969


Sutarilia is a world which could be of much greater importance in the region. However two factors have kept this from occuring: the local environment limits growth and development (the population has hovered around 45 million for several centuries), and the local starport needs upgrading. There isn’t even an orbital facility, though there are a number of shuttles available for ships which cannot make the landing.

Sutarilia is known for its small, but energetic and efficient workforce; if the starport facilities are ever improved, the world is predicted to become a regional center for specialty starship construction. However, no outside agency or company has stepped in to provide funding or backing, and world leaders continue to struggle to improve local conditions.

New Sutarilia is the IceWorld in the system’s 9th Orbit. A century ago a group of colonists received backing to establish a colony. Unfortunately it did not take long for local conditions to prove too extreme, and the colony was abandoned within 10 years of its founding. Little remains of the settlement; clusters of thick, low-slung snow-draped structures, the tracings of a failed mine, a collapsed, offshore oil derrick.

Of interest from this failed colony: several groups of colonists reported possible sightings of large aquatic beasts. While this isn’t unusual for a frozen world with over 75% (frozen) ocean coverage, what is unusual is the animals themselves; colonists reported these sea dwellers as having strange behavior patterns, and some speculated they were intelligent. However most officials scoffed at the claims, stating the group was making up stories to generate more funding, and the claims have been mostly forgotten.


Orbit – Type – Data

P Primary G6III (no other stars)

1 InfernoWorld X9A3000-0 Tz

2 StormWorld X7C9000-0 Fl

3 BigWorld XFF7000-0

4 StormWorld XBA7000-0

5 RadWorld XAF7000-0

6 RadWorld X774000-0

7 SUTARILIA B22079A-C De Na Pi Po

————— Jump Limit —————

8 Worldlet XP00000-0

9 IceWorld E968000-0 Fr 1-Moon

10 RadWorld XA63000-0 Fr 3-Moons

11 IceWorld C331000-0 Fr

12 WorldLet XP00000-0 Fr


This system was generated by hand, using the Traveller5 rules. Feel free to use them in your own campaigns, but please do not publish them for profit, nor without obtaining prior permission. Thank you!

As always, comments and input are appreciated. Keep on Travelling!

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