The Goss system is the epitome of natural beauty on a grand scale. Located at the forefront of a massive emission nebula, The Olympus Pool, this binary star system is so stunningly different from anything else in space that early explorers could not believe what they had happened across. Massive, permanent bands of turquoise, gold and deep orange expand infinitely across the sky in brilliant patterns from any viewpoint in the system. A persistent, unverifiable rumor claims that the system's name derives from the first explorer captain's reaction to his discovery: "Gosh." Erstwhile travelers should be warned: do not repeat this anecdote in the presence of Gossians; they consider it the ultimate insult to their home and more than enough reason to start a fistfight.
Like the Grand Canyon on Earth or the Magnetic Ridge on Terra, Goss exists first and foremost as a tourist destination, with little to offer those not interested in taking in the sights. Goss was initially settled by a plethora of naturalistic religious groups, likely motivated by the belief that the system's majestic nebulascape would allow them to better commune with their deities. As a result, the population today prides itself on its self-sufficiency, producing their own goods with little excess. The end result is that Goss is no place for a bulk trader.
Small-haulers are another story. Between hand-made Gossian goods, mountains of assorted tourist knickknacks and the rare life forms native to the system's inhabitable worlds, there are plenty of high-demand goods available in small numbers. It's a great way for an Aurora or a 300i pilot with a smaller cargo hold to supplement their vacation. Or, in the case of the more restricted life forms, a way for a pilot living outside the law to make quite a bit of profit.
The UEE military also regularly utilizes Goss as a port of call for shore leave for their longer-duration frontier-facing fleets. Civilians would do well to avoid the nightclubs and other hotspots on Cassel when a UEE carrier group is in orbit! The servicemen visiting the planet in such instances have usually been in space for eight to twelve months without relief, and they eagerly come down to the surface looking for a good time. Local authorities are used to these visits and generally look the other way to much of the rowdiness. There is also a large military hospital complex on Goss III, the ultimate destination for warriors wounded in battle with the Vanduul.
Goss A is a K-type main sequence star.
Goss B is a K-type main sequence star.
The abundant farmlands that cover most of this planet's massive mono-continent are used to exclusively feed the large population on neighboring planet, Cassel.
Cassel : Goss II
Hundreds of millions of tourists from all over the universe come to visit the beautiful coastlines of this biodiverse world.
Access to this small sub-tropical world is restricted to those who receive clearance from the military base on its surface.
The dark side of the Goss System is that the system's nebula also acts as an effective curtain for nearby pirate operations. Pirate organizations have been known to base themselves in the outer gasses of the Olympus Pool and raid shipping or conduct illegal trade. It is believed that at least one standing pirate facility exists within the Pool, as well as standard rendezvous coordinates for several narcotics runs. Tourists should avoid this region of space entirely. Its denizens are especially brazen, given the frequency of UEE shore leave visits to Goss, although some theorize that the UEE actually encourages piracy in the region as it gives newly trained pilots a ready source of target practice.
The Olympus Pool does not appear on the Starmap.
Known jump points
|Goss - Osiris||Large||Osiris system|
|Goss - Tayac||Large||Tayac system|
|Goss - Terra||Medium||Terra system|
|Goss - Tyrol||Medium||Tyrol system|
|Goss - Helios||Medium||Helios system|
The Galactic Guide article referenced for the system's discovery date gives the year as 2503, but this is before the discovery of any adjoining system. It is worth noting however that the dates for the adjoining systems are from post-2014 lore content I.E. after the starmap shuffle, whereas the Goss Galactic Guide is from 2013. The 2016 Loremaker's Guide to the Galaxy on Goss did not mention dates at all. As such it seems likely that the 2503 date here is wrong, and that the system was actually discovered sometime between 2509 (Taranis -> Helios) and 2788 (Goss -> Osiris).
Loremaker's Guide to the Galaxy
- Galactic Guide: Goss System. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
- Comm-Link:Loremaker's Guide to the Galaxy - Goss System. Transmission - Comm-Link