Atmosphere Breathable Mix
Temperature Variable Temperate to Warm
Biosphere Immiscible
Population Outpost - 1000 inhabitants
Tech Level 4
World Tags Trade Hub, Sealed Menace
Trade Hub
Description This world is a major crossroads for local interstellar trade. It is well-positioned at the nexus of several short-drill trade routes, and has facilities for easy transfer of valuable cargoes and the fueling and repairing of starships. The natives are accustomed to outsiders, and a polyglot mass of people from every nearby world can be found trading here.
Enemies Cheating merchant, Thieving dockworker, Commercial spy, Corrupt customs official
Friends Rich tourist, Hardscrabble free trader, Merchant prince in need of catspaws, Friendly spaceport urchin
Complications  An outworlder faction schemes to seize the trade hub, Saboteurs seek to blow up a rival’s warehouses, Enemies are blockading the trade routes, Pirates lace the hub with spies
Things Voucher for a warehouse’s contents, Insider trading information, Case of precious offworld pharmaceuticals, Box of legitimate tax stamps indicating customs dues have been paid.
Places Raucous bazaar, Elegant restaurant, Spaceport teeming with activity, Foggy street lined with warehouses
Sealed Menace
Description Something on this planet has the potential to create enormous havoc for the inhabitants if it is not kept safely contained by its keepers. Whether a massive seismic fault line suppressed by pretech terraforming technology, a disease that has to be quarantined within hours of discovery, or an ancient alien relic that requires regular upkeep in order to prevent planetary catastrophe, the menace is a constant shadow on the populace.
Enemies Hostile outsider bent on freeing the menace, Misguided fool who thinks he can use it, Reckless researcher who thinks he can fix it
Friends Keeper of the menace, Student of its nature, Victim of the menace
Complications  The menace would bring great wealth along with destruction, The menace is intelligent, The natives don’t all believe in the menace
Things A key to unlock the menace, A precious byproduct of the menace, The secret of the menace’s true nature
Places Guarded fortress containing the menace, Monitoring station, Scene of a prior outbreak of the menace