System of the Day #91 -Gnion

C977785-5 HZ Pi Tz Climate= T PBG= 532
Ix= -1 Ex= A660 RU= 360 Cx= 7643
Gnion (pronounced “Nee-on”, though detractors may call it gun-yun) is a low tech world. It produces a growing number of products, supporting industries and economies on several nearby worlds. The world’s tainted atmosphere makes life relatively difficult, though the natives have adjusted quite well. Much of the world is currently uninhabited, though it has been fully explored and mapped.

Gnion’s starport is run by an offworld company, in exchange for exclusive mining rights to the remainder of the system. The company provides very inexpensive ores to the world’s industries, allowing them to remain competitive with neighboring systems, which have a much higher population and technological base. The company is able to afford this due to the vast wealth of the planetoid belts. In particular, there are several lanthanum deposits which provide the valuable ore (vital for starship jump drives).

Gannon’s World is an extremely distant, tiny world. It was finally located by an amateur astronomer after years of dedicated searching and data collection. The tiny world might never have been found if not for its three rings. This was the main factor (combined with the discoverer’s dedicated data collection) in locating this tiny world. It is theorized that the view of these rings could be spectactular – if only enough light were to reach the extremely distant world. To this day, no one has visited this tiny world, not even for the potential view, as there is almost certainly no other reason to do so.
ADVENTURING OPPORTUNITIES – A small list of potential situations. Each must be fleshed out by the GM.

1. Photographic Expedition. The discoverer of the extremely distant world in this system, a Mr. C. Gannon, is seeking a ship willing to transport him to the world he discovered. He can only afford to pay standard travel rates (one jump in each direction). He describes what is known of the world, and tries to convince the players of the mission’s importance. He also emphasizes the potential views of that distant world’s three rings. Surely, this alone could make the journey worthwhile; after all, how many worlds have one ring, let alone three? If the players take up the mission, what will they find? Will enough starlight reach the world to provide a good view of the ring system? Could other surprises await the intrepid explorers?
System Details
Orbit – Component/Name – UWP
P Primary Star M9V + MD Close Companion

0 Gnion C977785-5 HZ Pi Tz

1 LGG Size = W (30)

2 LGG Size = S (26) 1 Moon

3 Belt Y000461-A As Ni

4 Belt Y000463-8 As Ni

5 IceWorld Y877000-0 Fr Ring

6 Worldlet Y223000-0 Fr 1 Moon

7 Belt G000462-7 As Ni

8 IceWorld Y251362-5 Fr Lo Po Ring

15 Gannon’s World Y101000-0 Ic Va 3 Rings 2 Moons
This is my 91st 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 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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