System of the Day #275 – Geshtinanna

D240487-8 Co He Ni Climate= C PBG= 201
Ix= -3 Ex= 533(-3) RU= -135 Cx= 2149
With no surface water, along with a low pressure, tainted atmosphere, Geshtinanna meets the definition of “hellworld”. The cold temperatures here don’t help one bit, either, making life on the planet truly “hellish”. As no normal (ie, human digestible) crops can grow here easily, locals must rely on small vat farming operations, supplemented with meat gained from compatible local wildlife. Most local lifeforms, though, are at best incompatible with human digestions, with about 15% being outright poisonous to humans, and a similar percentage being edible for humans. Those animals which can be eaten by humans are limited in number, and require exacting processing before they can be consumed. Because of these issues, there are almost none of the usual “pets” associated with human settlement – no cats, dogs, etc. Indeed, the usual rodent and insect problems associated with most human settlements are almost non existent here. There are a few small, local animals which have been tamed (to an extent), filling in this void. None of these ‘companion’ animals can survive easily outside of Geshtinanna’s environment, however, and are rarely (if ever) seen off-world.
Geshtinanna’s government is rated as a civil service bureaucracy, with “only the best” being allowed to help manage the world. In reality very few locals receive much of an education, and a small number of wealthier families (local wealth being a relative term, of course) have been almost forced to run the government. This has given those families too much power, though usually the other families (or rarely, a neutral government agency) will work to prevent excesses.
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 G4V
0 InfernoWorld YC80000-0 De Tz
2 LGG Size = R (25) 2 Moons
———- Jump Limit ———-
3 RadWorld Y575000-0 HZ
4 GESHTINANNA D240487-8 Co He Ni
5 RadWorld YB85000-0 Fr 1 Ring
6 IceWorld Y942100-3 Fr Lo Po
7 RadWorld H662300-4 Fr Lo Po
8 IceWorld Y637000-0 Fr
9 IceWorld Y434000-0 Fr 2 Moons
10 IceWorld Y244000-0 Fr 3 Moons
11 RadWorld Y665000-0 Fr 3 Moons
This is my 275th 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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