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Originally Posted by BRover View Post
Travellerrpg.com indicates the following giant stars (some are in multiple star systems) in the Marches:
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I got these simply by pulling up the sector data (Milieu 1116, but that shouldn’t matter . . .) and searching for ii. As it happens, no names or other data had that sequence, so the 16 occurrences were all for giant stars. I suppose Ia or Ib stars might be missed, but they should be vanishingly rare.

Gravity_Moped, You could always tweak Judice's star back to the giant--and have the reason the research station is there is that they need to be in orbit around a giant, perhaps some particular quality of flares or size or something that it has to be THERE, as opposed to, say, Mithras' system (1732). Or else have a research station (secret? auxiliary facility?) on Mithras?
The research station is at least overtly to study the life forms living in the corrosive atmosphere, in canon. The atmosphere itself is still useful as a barrier, since most captains won't risk hull damage to go dirtside (the research station has shuttles with specialized corrosion-resistant hulls). So, having the planet jump-masked isn't critical to the scenario -- it's just a nice extra touch.

Mithras has a prison... also something that benefits from being "in the hole" of jump masking.

Many worlds imply their own unique stories just in the wiki write-up, aside from published scenarios. The implicit "story" for Judice is that the researchers either just found something really interesting, or there's something else going on there too. Maybe both!
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