System of the Day #159 – Pheshan

D876442-7 HZ Ni Climate= T PBG= 400
Ix= -3 Ex= 5301 RU= 15 Cx= 4168
Pheshan is a backwater world, the only point of interest in a very unexciting system. The three worlds closest to the primary star are all heat-blasted cinders, with nothing to recommend them. The three outer worlds are icy rocks, only one of which can truly be considered to have an atmosphere. The only other world (in the system’s fifth orbit) is a large storm-wracked world with an unbreathable atmosphere.
Pheshan itself is a standard size world with a tainted atmosphere and a somewhat dry climate. Though almost 60% of the world’s surface is covered by oceans, these oceans are shallow, and saltier than many. This affects the world’s atmosphere and weather patterns to a great degree, making life unpleasant. When the world was settled, the main settlement was located on the edge of a desert region; it was apparently believed this would alleviate some of the issues with saltwater and storms. Unfortunately, this was later determined to be partially incorrect, as the settled area is subject to rather frequent dust storms. To make things worse, these dust storms whip up a fairly large amount of salt from the desert floor. Dust storms are NOT pleasant on Pheshan, and they occur at random, unpredictable times, lasting from a few hours to several weeks.
The one good thing from its unfortunate location: salt is a major export for the world’s residents. There are numerous ‘flavors’ of salt, which are marketed to offworld populations, and the frequent dust/salt storms create new potential ‘flavors’, or mixes, of salt. Salt prospecting is a lonely, dry, somewhat dangerous line of work, but is respected by most locals. Indeed, the career has been noticed by the entertainment industry of at least one nearby world. One production company has developed a drama based on the life of several salt miners from Pheshan.
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 F0V
0 InfernoWorld YAC0000-0 Tz
1 InfernoWorld Y850000-0 De Tz
2 InfernoWorld YA90000-0 De
3 ———- Jump Limit ———-
4 StormWorld YAA8000-0 Fl 1 Moon
5 PHESHAN D876442-7 HZ Ni
8 IceWorld Y312000-0 Ic 2 Moons
9 Worldlet Y100000-0 Va
12 IceWorld Y433000-0 Fr Po
This is my 159th 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.
As always, comments and input are appreciated.
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