System of the Week #358 – Glaucus

This is a system I had partly written before the depression really knocked me on my butt for over a year. Hopefully I haven’t horked this one up too bad. lol!

E303521-5 HZ Ic Ni Va Climate= T PBG= 303
Ix= -3 Ex= 642(-1) RU= -48 Cx= 4248
Glaucus is a remote system of little importance. This in spite of its apparent mineral wealth, particularly in the system’s extensive main planetoid belt. Most of the listed population is centered around the large, main “starport”, a glorified landing area of exposed, relatively flat bedrock. This area sits over 150 km away from the main settlements and is a hold-over from the world’s past, when crashes from poorly-maintained cargo vessels was a regular occurrence.
This doesn’t stop smaller ships from landing within the settled area, which is really a group of settlements covering an expansive area in the region’s broken terrain. With local traffic control being essentially non-existent, anyone passing through an area large enough for a ship or small craft must keep their “eyes on the skies”, to prevent a tragedy. Though the system’s traffic volume is “rather light”, the constant transit of miners heading to the belt is an issue, and there are typically one to two minor crashes each standard year.
Although the government is listed as a democracy, in reality few participate in it, and it is an ineffective organization; its only major responsibilities (and capabilities, it must be noted) are support of the settlements’ life support infrastructure. At this task the government excels; there have been no recorded failings of the world’s aging infrastructure in over a century. The same can’t be said for the system’s mining communities in the planetoid belt.
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 A6V
0 InnerWorld Y430000-0 De Tz
1 InnerWorld Y7C4000-0 Fl Tz
2 StormWorld Y8CA000-0 Fl
3 RadWorld Y6B5000-0 Fl
4 ———- Jump Limit ———-
5 RadWorld Y880000-0 De 2 Rings
6 BigWorld YD92000-0 Ho 1 Moon
7 GLAUCUS E303521-5 HZ Ic Ni Va
8 BigWorld HB93432-5 Co Ni
9 Belt Y000403-9 As Ni
12 IceWorld Y5AA000-0 Fl 3 Moons
13 Belt Y000100-7 As Lo
14 Belt Y000100-A As Lo
This is my 358th hand-generated “System of the Day” entry, now renamed to “System of the Week”, using the Traveller5 rules, from Far Future Enterprises. My goal is to publish one random system per week.
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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