System of the Day #145 – Ostrogoth

BFDA412-B Co Ni Oc Climate= C PBG= 102
Ix= 1 Ex= 7341 RU= 84 Cx= 755C
The world of Ostrogoth is unusual. Nominally run by a corporation, it is actually controlled by a University research department, located on a nearby world. A corporation was brought in to construct and run the research facility, see to the needs of the scientists in their pursuits, and handle problems as they arise. This company has upgraded the starport facilities in recent years. No actual construction takes place here, and the only ship maintenance performed is on company and local vessels – except in cases of need or emergency, of course. A number of company sponsored belters and miners are active in the system, and they produce a small quantity of rare ores and minerals for export to the home world.
The ‘colony’ itself is not located on Ostrogoth, as there is no land whatsoever; the closest underwater mountain top is several kilometers beneath the world’s cold ocean surface. Instead the settlement is established in Ostrogoth’s ring system. There are several large bodies within the ring (not even composed of ice); these bodies are not large enough to be called moons, and are used to house the scientists and their community. The orbit of the ring’s ice (and other) chunks and bodies is relatively stable, so there is little risk of a collision. Even so, careful watch is kept on the ring’s component ice bodies.
A sponsored colony effort is underway on the main system’s fifth planet, a very hot desert world. It is believed the world can be suitable planetformed, and research to this end is well underway. Surveys are also being conducted, naturally, to determine the impact on the sparse local lifeforms, as well as locate mineral and ore sources for local use.
In the system’s distant Companion star system, the University has established another research outpost. This is located on the frozen water world in that system’s seventh orbit. The University staff will not discuss this outpost, other than to state that, “It is for comparative data studies.” Given the nature of University double speak, this could mean anything, and is a topic of much discussion locally.
NOTE: These systems, as generated, are generic. Referees will need to modify the system and descriptions to fit their campaign needs.
System Details
Orbit – Component/Name – UWP
P Primary Star F1III
0 InfernoWorld Y8B0000-0 Tz
3 InnerWorld Y6B7000-0 Fl
5 HabitableWorld H435301-6 Ho Lo
———- Jump Limit ———-
7 OSTROGOTH BFDA412-B Co Ni Oc 1 Ring
12 LGG Size = R (25) 4 Moons
16 Far Companion Star K3V
__2 LGG Size = T (27) 3 Moons
———- Jump Limit ———-
__3 StormWorld Y8A9000-0 Fr Oc 2 Moons
__4 RadWorld YEDA000-0 Fr Oc 2 Moons
__7 IceWorld Y330111-6 De Fr Lo 3 Moons
17 IceWorld Y68A161-6 Fr Lo Wa
This is my 145th 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 my new Traveller dice and 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.
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 this world name; I use it only as an homage to a series which heavily influenced me (and, according to legend, Traveller itself).
As always, comments and input are appreciated.
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