System of the Day #256 – Rodinia

C56487C-4 HZ Ph Climate= T PBG= 711
Ix= -2 Ex= B740 RU= 308 Cx= 5945
Rodinia is a world which seems to be in a “constant” state of decay. The world’s distance inside the primary star’s large Jump Limit limits interaction with the outer universe, especially physical trade. This lack of, or difficult, trade is a contributing factor in the world’s lack of advancement. Adding to the situation, there are seven distinct social groups in the society, with varying levels of cooperation and distrust – unfortunately, mostly distrust between them. This has inhibited development (social and technological), producing a number of wars, disputes, and smoldering conflicts.
Rodinia has, naturally, seen better, more productive times, though it has been some centuries since there has been anything resembling a long period of peace on the world. The historical record which survives shows a pattern of “rise and fall” social and technoligical development. Each time the world has developed to an equivalent of around technology level 6 or 7, something happens to throw the world back into a state of distrust, conflict, and war.
The Rodinia stellar system has ample resources, according to several (admittedly much older) surveys. However, the inner system has never been realistically considered for exploitation. The immense distances from the primary star’s large Jump Limit restricts travel to in-system maneuver drives, and in the outer system even inhibits normal operations of maneuver drives. This translates to weeks (or more) of travel needed to reach the inner system worlds. It is far less expensive for companies to mine for resources in other systems. The only positive out of this situation is the resources will still be there, if and when Rodinia can “get together”, end its conflicts, and begin to develop as an interstellar society.
The very distant planetoid belt (orbit #14) is “officially” opposed to piracy. In reality it is unable to enforce anti-piracy measures. This is mainly due to the vast distances in this belt. But another factor is the government is potentially being controlled by local pirates behind the scenes. If this is truly the case, it will likely take a concerted effort by outside parties to remove the threat, one which will likely become a serious drain on resources in the region. At the current time there is little impact on local trade, so no other government or entity is considering intervention. As long as the situation doesn’t change, there is likely to be any such action.
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 M4III
1 InfernoWorld YA90000-0 De Tz
2 StormWorld Y8A5000-0 Fl
3 StormWorld Y393000-0
4 BigWorld YC94000-0
6 RadWorld Y450000-0 De
9 RODINIA C56487C-4 HZ Ph
11 SGG Size = N (21) 5 Moons
———- Jump Limit ———-
12 IceWorld Y553000-0 Fr 3 Moons
14 Belt F000530-9 As Ni
This is my 256th hand-generated “System of the Day” entry, using the Traveller5 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 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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