System of the Day #224 – Helen

C300530-9 Co Ni Va Climate= C PBG= 802
Ix= -1 Ex= 6450 RU= 120 Cx= 7658
Helen is a minor world. Orbiting a large Class III-size star, travel times to and from the system’s Jump Point are large deterrent to the system’s development and trade The citizens are descendants of a failed mining endeavor. They chose to remain on Helen when their employer pulled out of the system.
Some ore is still mined on Helen, and is processed locally in an aging plant. Because of this, those few visitors who make the trip here are almost assured of being able to purchase higher grade ore at ridiculously cheap prices. They need to keep the prices of their ore down, so that those making a purchase have some chance to turn a profit; it’s one of the few ways they’ve been able to attract ships to their world on a regular basis.
Those who do make the trip to Helen are in for a treat. The world has a huge (for the world’s size) ring system. As Helen has no atmosphere, the views from the surface are incredible.
Few, if any, people have visited the inner system planets. The travel times involved with such a trip are too long, and the primary star produces far too much heat and radiation for most ship owners’ comfort level. No detailed survey has been completed, and it is unknown what may lie in store for an enterprising individual or company. It is still unlikely anyone will make the attempt, even in this era; there are far too many technical issues (heat, radiation, travel times, logistics) which must be solved to make the effort safe and cost effective.
NOTE: These systems, as generated, are generic. Referees will need to modify the system and descriptions to fit their campaign needs.
System Details
P Primary Star M5III
0 RadWorld Y870000-0 De Tz
1 BigWorld YD950000-0 Tz
6 InnerWorld Y200000-0 Va
10 HELEN C300530-9 Co Ni Va 2 Rings 1 Moon
11 SGG Size = N (22) 1 Ring 1 Moon
———- Jump Limit ———-
12 LGG Size = U (28) 1 Moon
16 IceWorld Y320000-0 De Fr 1 Ring 2 Moons
This is my 224th 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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