System of the Day # 27 – Betu

D658657-2 Co Ni PBG= 230
Ix= -3 Ex= 7510 RU= 35 Cx= 43A1

Betu is a community which is languishing on the local interstellar scene. While many other systems have improved their standing and technology (or at least maintained the status quo), Betu has steadily regressed.

The world’s government and society is led by The Scholars, a group of ‘scientists’ who would be recognized as merely cranks and crackpots in any other setting. Their efforts to completely control technology, and all access to it, as well as their refusals of all offworld assistance, has led to steady technological regression over the centuries, and a steep decline in living conditions for the citizenry. Population levels have rapidly declined from tens of millions to a mere 2.6 million, in just a couple centuries. Much of this decline can be explained by the Scholars’ inability to respond to, and contain, several outbreaks of various contagions, which decimated the populace. However lack of general education is certainly another influence. What is worse, these contagions have been commonly occuring human diseases and virii, most of which have been completely eliminated in even mid-tech societies.

Outside observers have noted that unless something in Betu’s situation changes, and soon, the society faces worsening conditions, and continued population declines.

Betu’s starport is located in a remote, frozen northern location, where offworld contact can be easily contained. It has the barest of facilities, allowing for minor repairs of the few visiting starships. Visitors are not permitted to leave the starport under any circumstances, under pain of death.
System Details
Orbit – Item/Name – UWP
P Primary Star F7V

0 RadWorld Y9B3000-0 Fl Ho Tz

2 InfernoWorld Y100000-0 Va Ring

3 BigWorld YFEA000-0 Oc

—– Jump Limit —–

4 BigWorld YEF8000-0 Ho

5 Belt H000589-9 As HZ Ni Mi

6 BETU D658657-2 Co Ni

7 Belt Y000000-0 As

8 IceWorld Y426000-0 Fr

9 Belt Y000000-0 As

10 BigWorld YFEA000-0 Fr Oc

11 BigWorld YFDA000-0 Fr Oc 3 Moons
This is my 27th hand-generated “System of the Day” using the Traveller5 rules. My goal is to publish one random system per day in 2020.
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 Feel free to use this system in your own campaigns, but please do not publish them for profit, nor publish without obtaining prior permission.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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