Campaign of the Month: January 2012
Star Trek Late Night
The Barren Planet
This planet has three notable features. First, a set of broken rings around the planet gives the globe a distinctive look from outer space, an appearance similar to that of a Terran moth. Second, its dominant weather pattern is almost continual rain, mostly because of the near-constant cloud-cover. Third, it has a single ‘moon’, Flame, which is actually a dwarf planet sharing the same orbital path.
Beyond its outwardly interesting facade, the Barren Planet is a relatively unimportant planet hosting only a large slave market and little else. It doesn’t even possess natural resources of any significance.
Called the Barren Planet in all star charts, it is believed to have gotten its name to deter people from coming to the slave market.