System of the Day #323 – Glaurung

Glaurung
EA84688-1 Ho Ni Climate = H PBG= 121
Ix= -3 Ex= C50(-4) RU= -240 Cx= 4361
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Glaurung is very much a backwater system. With a population just over one million, no starport to speak of, and an extremely low level of technological development, about the only thing going for the system is its warm environment and low tech setting. Perversely, this has begun to draw in a specific class of tourist – those groups of counter-culture individuals to glory in “the old ways”, historians, and other assorted such groups.
This is by no means an unwelcome phenomenon on Glaurung, which has been a fringe, backwater system as long as anyone can remember. The added income from these tourists is very welcome, as the Glaurung’s economy is incapable of taking true advantage of the world’s very abundant resources. The government, heeding examples of other low tech worlds, has always been reluctant to allow off-world interests onto the world, fearing ecological (and social) damage. The society itself has almost no true infrastructure; roads are local only, plumbing is unheard of, and any industry exists only for local needs. And to complicate the issue a little, those tourists who do visit advise the locals to “not change a thing”; it is the very backwater nature of the world and society which is drawing these tourists in (no one before wished to visit), and changing things “for the better” will ruin conditions for the current influx. Whether this is selfish on the part of these groups is a matter for academics to ponder…
Until a number of changes (or advances) occur, it is highly unlikely Glaurung will change in the near, or even distant, future.
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NOTE: These systems, as generated, are generic. Referees will need to modify the system and descriptions to fit their campaign needs.
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System Details
OrbitComponent/NameUWP
P Primary Star G5IV
0 InfernoWorld Y9A0000-0 Tz
1 InfernoWorld Y740000-0 De Tz
2 StormWorld Y7C9000-0 Fl
3 InnerWorld Y750000-0 De
4 GLAURUNG EA84688-1 HO NI 1 RING 2 MOONS
———- Jump Limit ———-
6 Belt G000587-9 As Ni
8 LGG Size = U (28) 4 Moons
10 Near Companion Star K4V
__1 ———- Jump Limit ———-
__2 BigWorld YFFA000-0 HZ Oc
__3 Belt H000530-6 As Ni
__4 IceWorld Y7AA000-0 Fl
__5 Worldlet Y100000-0 Va
__6 BigWorld YEAA000-0 Fl
13 Far Companion Star K5VI
__0 ———- Jump Limit ———-
__1 RadWorld Y300000-0 HZ Tz Va
__5 IceWorld Y777000-0 Fr 1 Ring 3 Moons
__6 IceWorld Y334000-0 Fr 1 Ring
__10 IceWorld Y643000-0 Fr Po 1 Ring 3 Moons
14 IceWorld YAAA000-0 Fl
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This is my 323rd 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.
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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.
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As always, comments and input are appreciated.
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