System of the Day #73 – Skedaka

D252400-7 Ho Ni Po Tz Climate= H PBG= 632
Ix= -3 Ex= 933(-4) RU= -324 Cx= 3163
There is little to recommend this backwater, almost-forgotten system. Skedaka is cursed with low gravity, little water, and a thin atmosphere. There is no formal government; people live their lives as best they can. Even the few crime lords on the world don’t attempt to control the area; there is little point in doing so, and even less to gain. Pirates in the region rarely visit here, as there are few markets for them to sell their stolen goods, and few other visiting ships to consider as potential targets.

Skedaka was settled rather than the world in the habitable zone, due to that world’s fierce and frequent storms. Many attempts have been made for colonization, only for all to fail. The world’s storms are too harsh and frequent. At least a dozen former colony sites lie scattered across the world, all in various states of abandonment and deterioration. That world’s comparatively large, close-orbitting satellite also subjects the world to frequent seismic activity. Earthquakes are a frequent occurence, and volcanoes are scattered throughout the rough and mountainous regions.

Even with Skedaka’s lack of government and apparent disjointed social nature, life here isn’t the worst possible. People tend to look out for each other, charity is commonplace, and few here are truly desperate.

There are several smaller settlements scattered throughout the Skedaka system. Most of these consist of independent miners and belters, though one moon is being slowly strip mined by a corporation, and another group has established a small democratic society on another small, frozen world.
System Details
Orbit – Component/Name – UWP
P Primary Star K8V

0 RadWorld Y650000-0 De

1 SKEDAKA D252400-7 Ho Ni Po Tz

2 StormWorld Y562000-0 HZ 1 Moon

3 LGG Size = Q (24) 5 Moons

4 Belt H000300-8 As Lo

5 Belt H000300-6 As Lo

6 BigWorld YDD7000-0 Fr

7 Worldlet Y332000-0 Fr

8 Near Companion Star MD

__0 Inferno YDF0000-0 De

__1 StormWorld Y861300-8 Co Lo

__2 IceWorld Y333325-9 Fr Lo

__3 LGG Size = U (28) 1 Moon

__4 IceWorld Y857215-4 Fr Lo 3 Moons

__5 Belt Y000000-0 As

14 IceWorld Y588000-0 Fr
This is my 73rd hand-generated “System of the Day” entry, using the Traveller5 (T5) rules, from Far Future Enterprises. My goal is to publish one random system per day in 2020.

This world’s name was taken from that great scifi book series, The Dumarest Saga, written by E.C. Tubb, and published from1967 to 2008. I make no claim to this world name; I use it only as an homage to a series which heavily influenced me (and, according to legend, Traveller itself).
This system was generated by hand, using a set of dice I have owned for over 30 years, and using the Traveller5 (T5) rules set. Feel free to use this system in your own campaigns. Permission is granted to publish these results, as long as the copyrights of Far Future Enterprises are not violated, and no money is charged for them.
As always, comments and input are appreciated.

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