TOURMALINE DESERT

Tourmaline Desert is a small sun-baked planetoid in a binary star system. The bedrock is largely granite, covered with a thin layer of schist and sporadic veins of liquid sodium. The most striking features, however, are the endless, towering outcrops of massive tourmaline crystals that reach up against a scarlet nebula. The mean temperature is ±97°C, and the atmosphere is thin; comprised mainly of carbon dioxide and trace amounts of methane, ammonia, sodium and water vapour.The planetoid is located along a strategic corridor, and consequently has seen many battles over the past centuries. In some circles it is known as ‘The Boneyard’ as its surface is littered with the carcasses of abandoned BattleMechs and wrecked dropships.

The derelict, ovoid dropship was a 52000 ton Mammoth class cargo carrier. This behemoth lays half buried with its bones jutting into the sky, sand blasted and corroded; slowly being consumed by the blowing, glass-like sand over the past two centuries.

ABOUT TOURMALINE DESERT

Noble Ruler: N/A
Star Type (Recharge Time): Binary
Position in System: 2
Time to Jump Point: 22.8 days
Number of Satellites: 0
Surface Gravity: 0.95
Atm. Pressure: Thin (Non-Breathable)
Ambient Temperature: 97° C
Surface Water: 0 percent
Recharging Station: N/A
HPG Class Type: N/A
Highest Native Life: None
Population: 0
Socio-Industrial Levels: N/A