System of the Day #169 – Podestra

B101632-C HZ Ic Ni Va Climate= T PBG= 201
Ix= 1 Ex= D442 RU= 416 Cx= 5699
Podestra was established as a refuel and repair station for ships traveling along a long commercial route. As worlds along the trade route increased in population and importance, Podestra’s importance declined. However it remains a popular stopping point for many ship crews because of the world’s popular entertainment venues. It is “traditional” for many ships in the region to have their annual maintenance performed at Podestra; not only is the world a great vacation venue for the crews, the shipyards are skilled and efficient, even though they do not construct new vessels.
The Startown of Podestra is famous through much of the Sector, especially with ship crews, mercenaries, and wayward travellers. It is said that if you can’t find an entertainment here, you can’t find it anywhere… while this might not be technically true, it is certain that most forms of entertainment are available here in some form. This even includes such “high class” entertainments as classical theatre and opera. While there is a fair amount of crime here, there is surprisingly little organized crime. There was in past years, but various clean-up efforts have removed the worst offenses and troublesome groups.
It should be noted that the security forces of Podestra are professional, and top quality. They require a lot of training to deal with the “shenanigans” of vacationing ship crew in a professional manner, and for the most part have been up to the challenge.
Also of note is the world in the system’s sixth orbit.  This cold world is a ‘reserve’ world, of sorts, holding estates of various persons of importance in the region. Some of these are vacation homes, and some are for retired executives. It is rumored that several syndicate leaders are ‘retired’ here; there is a lot of ship traffic, though it is considered “unhealthy” to inquire about the visits and visitors to the world…
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 F2V + GD Close Companion
0 InfernoWorld Y9D0000-0 De Tz
1 InfernoWorld YAA0000-0 Tz
2 RadWorld Y6A0000-0
3 RadWorld Y790000-0 De 1 Moon
———- Jump Limit ———-
4 SGG Size = M (21) 1 Ring 2 Moons
5 PODESTRA B101632-C HZ Ic Ni Va 2 Moons
6 Habitable H578467-3 Co
7 IceWorld YEDA000-0 Fr Oc
13 IceWorld Y79A000-0 Fr Wa 1 Ring
This is my 169th 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 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).
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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