This is my 12th hand-generated “System of the Day” using the Traveller5 rules. My goal is to publish one random system per day in 2020.
SELEGAL C3109BB-A Hi HZ In Na PBG= 800
Ix= 3 Ex= 48A(-4) RU= -1280 Cx= DC4B
Selegal is a tidally-locked, mid-tech industrial world. With its inability to grow adequate food for its citizens, the government is forced to import most of it. This has negatively affected the world’s economy, so much so its Dictator, supported by the world’s leading industrialists (who control the government) are considering an expansion into neighboring worlds in order to provide for its 8.9 billion citizens. This would also greatly relieve strain on the world’s industrial complex, improving both living conditions and profits.
Before these goals can be accomplished, however, the world’s starport facilities must be greatly improved. Then a fleet must be constructed. And then a Navy trained. This requires money and resources, something which the system currently lacks. To attempt to facilitate this, the government and major industrialists have established mining operations on several worlds in the companion system. The success of these efforts is, so far, disappointing, and the strain on Selegal’s economy is starting to show (food shortages, worker strikes, and so forth). Outside observers familiar with the situation are speculating as to the long term effects on the system. Several are predicting economic collapse within ten years, while others foresee a common rebellion within that same timeframe. What actually will occur remains to be seen.
Orbit – Item/Name – UWP
P Primary Star M5V
0 InfernoWorld Y100000-0 Ho
———- Jump Limit ———-
1 Selegal C3109BB-A HZ In Na Tz
2 IceWorld Y9C8000-0 Fl Co 2 moons
3 IceWorld Y543000-0 Fr 1 moon
4 Worldlet Y345000-0 Fr
7 BigWorld YEF8000-0 Fl Fr 3 moons
8 BigWorld YBC8000-0 Fl Fr
11 Near Companion Star BD
__2 IceWorld Y330235-7 Fr Mi 3 Moons
__3 RadWorld Y9A6000-0 Fr
__5 IceWorld HAE9300-5 Fr Mi PM=4 1 moon
__6 IceWorld Y410000-0 Fr 1 moon
__7 IceWorld Y310000-0 Fr 1 moon
__8 IceWorld Y310000-0 Fr
12 IceWorld Y620204-5 Fr Mi PM=5 2 moons
Astute readers of science fiction may recognize this system name, and rightly so. This name was unashamedly borrowed from a great series which Heavily influenced the Traveller RPG – The Dumarest Saga, written by E. C. Tubb from 1967 to 2008.
I make no claim to this name; I am only using it for this home brew setting.
This system was generated by hand with a set of dice I have owned for over 30 years. using the Traveller5 rules. Feel free to use this system in your own campaigns, but please do not publish them for profit, nor publish without obtaining prior permission. Thank you!
As always, comments and input are appreciated. Keep on Travelling!
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2 thoughts on “System of the Day #12 – Selegal”
Similar to the Moon orbiting Earth. It’s rotation speed (“Day”) is the same length as its orbit period, so one side is always facing the star (or the planet or orbits, in some cases).
The Tidal Zone (Tz) is a swath of land across the equator which can be somewhat habitable, in the right conditions.
Does tidally locked mean the planet doesn’t move?