System of the Day #307 – Ereshkigal

B8C9745-C Fl HZ Lk Pi Climate= T PBG= 130
Ix= 2 Ex= D691 RU= 702 Cx= 896A
The question has always been, WHY was Ereshkigal settled, when there were more appealing options available? The answer, as always with humans, is money. Ereshkigal lies in a mineral rich system, and the turbulence of Ereshkigal’s surface (the world is subject to numerous worldquakes to due the influence of the larger world it orbits) exposes new mineral veins with regularity. Sure, the atmosphere is dreadful, extremely harmful, and continually wears down the mining equipment. But the initial mining companies were more than willing to endure equipment losses and constant upkeep to mine this profitable world.
These days fewer people reside on Ereshkigal itself, living instead in a series of orbital facilities. Much of the mining is conducted via remotely controlled mining equipment, so fewer workers need to be on the surface. The system’s three planetoid belts are also being mined, with their output increasing that of Ereshkigal by approximately 50%.
Over the years the residents have funneled money into large, some would say almost useless, projects. These fall under the category of “Civic Improvement Projects”, and include planetoids hollowed out into the largest near-zero-G garden setting in the region, large, expansive living quarters, complete with plenty of green space and normal 1-G gravity levels, and a series of zero-G “grav ball” arenas. The citizens of Ereshkigal are fanatical about their parks and their favorite grav ball teams. The society spends a large number of credits each season on challenging teams from other systems in “friendly” competitions. The teams from Ereshkigal have won nearly 70% of these matches, proving their expertise and dedication to the sport.
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 K2V
0 StormWorld Y230000-0 De Tz
1 StormWorld Y5C5000-0 Fl Tz
2 BigWorld YDB6000-0 Fl 2 Moons
———- Jump Limit ———-
3 Belt G000564-9 As Ni
4 Belt H000435-A As Ni
5 RadWorld Y9C9000-0 Fl
6 Worldlet YP00000-0 Va 1 Moon
7 Belt G000566-7 As Ni
8 IceWorld Y588000-0 Fr
9 IceWorld Y831000-0 Fr Po 3 Moons
10 BigWorld YCA9000-0 Fl
11 RadWorld Y756000-0 Fr
This is my 307th 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 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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