876-574/Five Sisters/Spinward Marches 0140 (Grabber: Mike McKeown)I chose this world because I was basing a campaign around this world. Main world - E687200-0 Lo nln 702 KV7 Star temperature- 4,100K Luminosity .16 Mass .63 Radius .0062 lifespan 41 100 diameterdistance 1.24 BtC: Starport: Class I, Diameter 5,656 miles (9,100km). Atmosphere: Dense Oxygen Nitrogen. Surface Water 65% (deep oceans). Climate: very warm. Government: None. Control Rating: 0 TL 1. It orbits a KV7 class star which is dimmer than Sol. The main world is .35 AU's away. It is in thesecond orbit slot. It has a 100.16 day "year". The length of day or night is 47 days. The axial tilt is 29 degrees. The temperature increase for the summer is 16.2 degrees. The average temperatureof the world according to G: Space is 90 degrees F. Density 5.6 The main world has one moonwhich is 275 miles in diameter. The moon orbits at 54,000 miles from the planet. There are eight planets in this system. 1 Y300000-0 .12 AU distance from star 2.. E687200-0 .35 AU distance from star 3. Y510000 0 .82 AU distance from star 4. Y210000 0 1.5 AU distance from star 5. Y200000 0 2.8 AU distance from star The first four orbits of the star are filled with lifeless rockballs. None have been surveyed formineral wealth. 6. L GG (129,000 mile diameter 11 satellites 2 medium moons) 6.8 AU distance 7. L GG (141,000 mile diameter 20 satellites 1 medium moons) 11.3 AU distance 8. Y200000 0 (icy rockball) 22.5 AU distance from star The outer system is unremarkable except for the 2 large gas gaints. The starport is little more than several slabs of granite laid out to make a runway with a firepit nearby for a signal fire to guide ships by. The Starport was created hundreds of years ago by carving granite out of the sides of the mountains which line the center of the islands. BtC has a size of 5,656 and surface water of 65%. Another difference from CT is that BtC has this world as an Imperial planet. There is a misprint on pages 51 and 142. The X-boat link should be to Raweh not 876-574. There is as far as I know only 2 references to this back water world. One in BtC and another in GT; Far Trader. GT; Far Trader has the planet listed with an Exotic Ocean. p. 129. I have chosen to ignore this in my write up and base the planet on water oceans. BtC states in part "a world with a small stone age population of humans inhabiting the planet's jungle covered islands" Ok...hold back the thoughts of Gilligans island :) There are seven large islands covering the planet each about roughly 3,800 square km. Each island contains various mammalian, reptilian and insect life. The seas are home to a variety of species as well. The tribe hunts a large sea dwelling carnivore which it uses for a variety of uses. . The tribe relishes the hunting of the creature and celebrates the hunt in stories and in dance .Bone carving is one of the tribes pastimes. Volcanic minerals are used to create weapons to hunt the creatures and to carve the islands trees to make sea going canoes. They also gather fruit and nuts from the jungle to add to their diet. The IISS first surveyed the system 72 years ago in 1048 as part of the Second Survey. The two week visit found the human stone age tribe and several other mammals. Volcanic activity was also noted. No large deposit of minerals was noted in the 5 week survey of the system. There was no activity in the system during the 5th Frontier War. After the war the Imperium annexed the planet. Recently the IISS has sent a survey team to the planet to investigate slow decrease of the population. The Donosev class ship has left from the main subsector scout base at Karin. Some customs of the tribe from WBH (DGP) - The stone age tribe wears tree dwelling rodent skins as symbols of high status. The warriors of the tribe shave their heads. Marriages must be blessed by the elders of the tribe. Tree dwelling rodent stats - CT - Intermittent 6 kg, hits 5/12 armor none weapons - teeth, A9 F7 S1 GURPS - ST 2 DX 14 IQ HT 13/3 Move/Dodge 7/7 PD/DR 0/0 Damage 1d-5 cr reach: C Size below 1, Weight 12lbs (I imagine them as large squirrels with long arms and prehensile tails) IMTU the humans are either a minor race or descendants from settlers fleeing the dying Vilani Empire. I don't want to give it away to any potential players :) I know that having the planets inhabitants be Vilani is non canon. I figured since there are Vilani settlers in other areas of the Marches what's a few parasecs over..... The "government" of the planet is class C. There is a chief of each village on the planet. The humans survive by fishing in the ocean and growing small gardens. They create weapons from volcanic minerals found in the mountains in the center of the islands. Adventure seeds - 1. The PC's are members of a mega-corp survey team ready to exploit the resources of the world. On the other hand they maybe members of a IISS team which may recommend the world for a red zone designation to protect the Stone Age tribe. 2. Ship encounters a) A Zhodani Shiva class patrol frigate is refueling at a gas giant in the system. Are they up to anything else? b) An Aslan Ihatei class transport has been spotted in system. Have the Ihatei arrived to claim this tropical planet from the Stone Age tribe? 3. Since the world is at the edge of the Imperium....why not a pirate base in the outer system? The Pirates in District 268 would have another "base" to come to...and it's a jump away from the Navy!
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