System of the Day #39 – Jalanth

Jalanth
C9A8573-A Fl Ni Climate = T PBG= 811
Ix= 0 Ex= 843(-1) RU= -96 Cx= 8577
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Jalanth was first ‘settled’ by two separate companies, seeking to exploit the world’s unique atmosphere. After several decades, or longer, the companies pulled out. However, a number of former employees and others decided to remain on Jalanth, having developed a fondness for the strange world and its beautiful ring system.

While the two groups could agree on the planet’s beauty, they couldn’t reach agreement on how the world should be run, and have never been successful in forming a united government. As each group resides on a separate continent, they decided to maintain the status quo. Although they have their differences, they remain on good terms.

A class C starport was constructed for the planet, located on a rocky, storm-lashed large island between the two continents. It is jointly run by both nations, overseen by various committees whose members are assigned by their respective govenments. Landing at the port can be dangerous at times, as Jalanth’s atmosphere can generate incredible lightning storms. The world does not have an orbital structure, but is ringed by surveillance satellites, which monitor the volatile atmosphere and its unpredictable weather patterns.

There is little else to recommend the system. Small groups of prospectors operate on several distant worlds, as well as the system’s single planetoid belt. A large research facility has been established on the system’s most extreme icy world, where low temperature experiments are being conducted.
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System Details
Orbit – Item/Name – UWP
P Primary Star K8V

0 LGG Size = R (25)

2 JALANTH C9A8573-A Fl Ni Ring

3 BigWorld YFB9000-0 Co 2 moons

4 IceWorld YAB9000-0 Fl

5 IceWorld Y752000-0 Fr 2 moons

7 IceWorld Y776201-8 Fr Lo

8 IceWorld Y747122-3 Fr Lo Ring 3 moons

9 Belt H000430-A As Ni

14 IceWorld Y644361-5 Fr Lo
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This is my 39th 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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