System of the Day #37 – Ascelius

Ascelius
B431316-B Co Lo Pr Climate = Co PBG= 501
Ix= 1 Ex= 4211 RU= 8 Cx= 846A
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Ascelius is the only link crossing a local void, allowing high jump vessels (4+) to bypass weeks of travel. Ascelius’ class B starport was build to provide support to this important traffic.

Sometime later a prison was established on the world, providing an outlet for the region’s most dangerous criminals (political or otherwise). Prisoners are processed, given basic supply needs, then released in the prison’s entrance tunnel and left to fend for themselves. Only occasional contact is made with the prison population, when they have something to trade (such as ores). Any such goods they provide are closely inspected, as the prisoners have tried (and failed) in various schemes. One of these included a well designed homemade (though low tech) EMP explosive, which would have crashed the shuttle upon takeoff. Others have tried to conceal themselves inside (these were killed when the loads were exposed to vacuum, of course, though most were detected easily before this occured).

To date, no assisted breakout attempts have succeeded; the system is too well patrolled, and the planet heavily monitored. Those who run this prison are always on the alert for such attempts, as this facility houses the region’s worst political prisoners and mass murderers.

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System Details
Orbit – Item/Name – UWP
P Primary Star F2IV

2 InnerWorld Y573000-0 Ho

5 Near Companion Star M7V

__1 RadWorld Y9C9000-0 Co Tz

__2 RadWorld Y521000-0 Fr 3 moons

7 ASCELIUS B421316-B Co Lo Pr 3 moons

9 LGG Size = W (30) 2 moons

10 BigWorld YCFA000-0 Fr Oc

11 BigWorld YAA6000-0 Fl Fr
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This is my 37th hand-generated “System of the Day” using the Traveller5 rules. My goal is to publish one random system per day in 2020.
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This world’s name was taken from that great scifi book series, The Dumarest Saga, written by E. C. Tubb, and published from 1967 to 2008. I make no claim to the name; I am only using it as an homage to a series which heavily influenced me (and, according to legend, Traveller itself).
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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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