System of the Day #13 – Tradum

This is my 13th hand-generated “System of the Day” using the Traveller5 rules. My goal is to publish one random system per day in 2020.


TRADUM C100720-A Na Pi Va PBG= 530
Ix= 1 Ex= A661 RU= 360 Cx= 3859

Tradum was settled milenia ago, during one of humanity’s great diaspora. Though the world’s earliest years were shaky, they survived and built a prosperous society.

After several centuries of experimentation, the citizens of Tradum settled on a true Participatory Democracy to fulfill their government needs. The world has always maintained a fairly high level of technology, so this has been fairly simple to maintain.

Tradum (pronounced “TREY-dem) maintains no standing army and few obvious system defenses. This does not mean the world is defenseless. There may be no legal restrictions on weapons possession, and almost no citizen is armed, but every citizen is, at some point, a member of one of the Citizen’s Leagues – publicly run and led defense and response groups. Each is well run, its activities are open to the public, and concentrates on a (usually) different aspect of society (disaster response, customs, etc). The system appears to be unique, but works quite well. In addition, owing to events in the distant past, most citizens maintain some sort of firearm within their dwellings – and knows how to use them effectively.

Tradum itself may be ‘non-agricultural’, but this doesn’t stop the society from growing most of its own food. Vast underground caverns have been hollowed, and are used for everything from residences, to farm production (even large animal herds), to open flight arenas – Tradum’s low gravity allows for easy gliding, and even some self-powered flight. This last activity is a popular tourist stop.

System Details
Orbit – Item/Name – UWP

P Primary Star K3V

1 BigWorld YAB7000-0 Fl

2 TRADUM C100720-A Na Pi Va HZ

4 IceWorld Y547000-0 Fr 1 moon

6 Near Companion M1V

__0 BigWorld YCA0000-0 Fl Fr Tz

__1 Worldlet YP00000-0 Fr

__2 RadWorld Y99A000-0 Fl

__3 Belt Y000000-0 As

7 Belt Y000000-0 As

8 IceWorld F420101-7 De Fr 2 moons

9 IceWorld YAB5000-0 Fl Fr 2 moons

10 Belt Y000000-0 As

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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