System of the Day #4 – Oulea

This is my fourth 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.



A652599-B Ni PBG= 430
Ix= 1 Ex= 846(-3) RU= -576 Cx= 463A


Oulea (pronounced Oh-LEE-ah, officially, but usually called Owly by most residents) is a fairly dry world. In the past Oulea was a prosperous world with a thriving economy. Within the last few decades, however, the planetary elite, consisting of the most prosperous business owners, have become jaded and wasteful spenders, and the world’s economy teeters on the brink of disaster. They have used their positions of power to raid the world’s once sizeable treasuries, spending excessive amounts on ‘public projects’, the proceeds of which have never benefitted the world’s public one bit. The world sits on the brink of rebellion, and only a sizeable police force, enhanced by outsystem mercenaries and the threat of martial law, keeps the population in check. Oulea’s starport, both the Downport and its associated orbital facility, are beginning to show signs of neglect due to budget cuts. Visitors to the system are advised to be prepared for potential breakdowns at any time.

The mining efforts in the nearby planetoid belt of the system’s 3rd orbit have been enhanced by the addition of political prisoners. They are sent to various large planetoids, where valuable minerals are extracted. Conditions for the prisoners is rumored to be very harsh, and numerous deaths have been reported. It is, at this time, unclear whether these deaths are being caused by the mining conditions or overzealous security personnel.

The miners in the next belt out [orbit #4] have always been rather independent, moreso since the troubles have increased on Oulea. A recent expedition from Oulea, sent there to bring “law and order” to the independent miners, met with disaster, suffering 40% casualities. Government officials have declared this area as “off limits” to all traffic, and are attempting to enforce martial law. Government negotiators have been seen in nearby systems, and it is suspected mercenary units are being hired.

Icestation (Orbit #5) is a scientific research station. The government of Oulea at one time sponsored research here, exploring the world and examining its potential for colonization or exploitation. The government has, however, cancelled the funding, stating the funds were needed for, “projects of greater public need”. This was around the same time the world’s economy started to decline. The departing scientists left various sensors and data collectors operating, scattered across the world’s major continent. Someday soon, someone will need to gather the data before the equipment begins to malfunction.

Note: Orbits 8 and 9 are Empty, except perhaps for a few undiscovered/uncharted planetoids.

Note: The Iceworld in Orbit 10 has only recently been located. It has never been surveyed up to this point.


Orbit – Item/Name – UWP

P Primary K1V

C Close Companion K3V Inside Orbit 0

1 Inferno XBA3000-0

————– Jump Limit —————

2 OULEA A652599-B Ni 2 Moons

3 Belt F000467-8 Ni Pr

4 Belt H000400-B Ni

5 IceStation G577000-8 2 Moons

6 Belt F000440-9 Ni

7 Iceworld X100000-0

10 Iceworld X100000-0 3 tiny Moons

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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