System of the Day #326 – Tero

CAA9643-7 Fl Lk Ni Climate= T PBG= 101
Ix= -2 Ex= 8522 RU= 160 Cx= 7455
The world Tero was initially settled for industrial purposes. It was believed certain chemical combinations in the atmosphere could be utilized cheaply and effectively for various industrial purposes. When the research and surveys were finally completed satisfactorily, it was determined this was a “pipe dream”, and the colony was to be abandoned. The fortuitous discovery of rare gemstone and mineral combinations, however, lured a number of people to remain.
Tero is tidally locked to the system’s gas giant. This effect, combined with the world’s unique atmosphere, can generate fierce electrical storms, especially near the world’s equator where the hot and cold sides meet. Note that there is no “tidal zone” region around the world’s equator; it orbits the gas giant too closely to create a shadow region on the surface.
Tero’s main cities are located in a basin area near its north pole. This basin acts somewhat like a tidal zone, creating a small region which is somewhat shielded from the impact zone’s occasional storms. This basin was created by a planetoid impact in the world’s distant past. The heat and pressure of this impact created a number of gems (for instance, diamonds) which are prospected for sale to industrial combines off world.
To this day Tero, a moon of the system’s single gas giant, is a minor world, barely a stop on the itinerary of most commercial ships in the region. The world’s roving prospectors continue to find rare gem combinations, as well as small pockets of the usual minerals (copper, iron, and the like), generating sufficient cargos to draw the interest of free traders (though not the bigger shipping companies).
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 K5V
0 InfernoWorld YAB0000-0 Tz
1 ———- Jump Limit ———-
2 LGG Size = V (29) 2 Moons
__F TERO CAA9643-7 Fl Lk Ni
7 BigWorld HAA7462-7 Fl Ni 1 Ring
8 IceWorld Y343000-0 Fr 1 Ring
9 IceWorld Y877000-0 Fr 1 Ring 3 Moons
10 IceWorld H730234-7 De Fr 1 Ring 1 Moon
This is my 326th 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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