|System Type||Single Star|
|Star Type||Main Sequence-Flare-K|
|Discovered in||2469 (data)|
|Discovered by||Roustabout Watch Officer (data)|
Pyrotechnic Amalgamated Explorer (visited)
The Pyro system is a desolate, lifeless star system crippled by a prolonged nova phase. It is the home of pirate outpost Ruin Station. The system was first visited in 2493, twenty-four years after the first traveler suspected something was there. Original Systems' Arena Commander Dying Star-map is located between Pyro I and Pyro II. Pyro's sun went into a prolonged nova phase long before mankind reached for the stars and little is known of the original makeup of the system. Six burned-out planets remain, none of which are capable of supporting life. Every planet in the system is at some level of decay. Any improperly shielded spacecraft will sustain residual damage from Pyro's star while making transit through the system.
Most of Pyro System's six planets are thoroughly scorched thanks to the flare star at its center. Upon its discovery in 2493, any valuable minerals were quickly mined, and its lack of habitable planets noted. An orbital platform, originally built by Pyrotechnic Amalgamated to serve as a hub for their operations in the system, was only in use by the company for a short time before it was abandoned. Since then, the platform has become a refuge for black market traders and warring pirate gangs known as Ruin Station.
In 2469, the watch officer of the Roustabout, an Earth-flagged tanker ship moving through the Cano system, noted a gravitational anomaly thirty thousand kilometers off the transport's port bow. A detailed report was sent to the ship's corporate owners and Pyro's eventual namesake, Pyrotechnic Amalgamated, but no action was taken. Years later, when Pyrotechnic was seeking new mining territories, they began reviewing old scan records when it noted the original report from the Roustabout. They dispatched an explorer to the region only to formally discover Pyro and chart its environs. This survey simply noted the overall disarray of the planetary system, the difficulty of finding transportable resources and the unlikelihood of successfully terraforming anything there.
Pyro is a Main Sequence Flare-K star.
|Pyro I is a charred black rock that is slowly discorporating into the system's star. There is little of interest here; the space around Pyro I is difficult to navigate with anything but the highest quality shields and no significant mineral deposits have been located on the planet's surface to make ever landing here worthwhile.|
|Pyro II is a coreless planet that will, in time, fall into its star. During the system's initial discovery, Pyro II was a major focus: the planet held seemingly significant deposits of cadmium, titanium and gravity-forged gemstones. A minor "metal rush" saw human tradeships quickly deplete these deposits; within five years, for all practical purposes the world had become an empty husk.|
|The third planet in the Pyro System is the only one believed to have once existed in the green band, pre-nova; this is where tiny algae-like fossils have been discovered. For this reason, it was the initial focus of non-profit research efforts during Pyro's initial exploration. Making life more difficult for researchers, the nova process has rendered Pyro III a largely magma world. With little left to discover, the scientific community quickly grew tired of Pyro III and the system in general. Pyro III is technically listed as a potential terraforming candidate by the UEE, although taming a magma world would be extremely difficult and no interest in this project has ever developed.|
|A rocky protoplanet that has been mined clean. Knocked out of orbit by a celestial body of equal mass, it is slowly being pulled into Pyro V.|
|Pyro V is a massive yellow and green gas giant that's slowly pulling Pyro IV into its orbit. The poor hydrogen mix in its upper atmosphere makes it a less than ideal refuelling spot.|
|This protoplanet suffers little damage from Pyro's distant star. The outermost planet in the Pyro system, this subdwarf would be unremarkable if it were not the home of Ruin Station, populated by Pyro's only permanent inhabitants. Though the station's lineage was originally unclear (and is today often referred to as being secretive or conspiratorial), it is now known that it began life as a Gold Horizon terraforming base but was abandoned when it became clear that there was no reasonable terraformation to be had in Pyro or at nearby star systems.|
A charred cluster of blackened asteroids. While mostly worthless, some rare materials can be found here.
Known jump points
|Pyro - Hadrian||Bidirectional||Small||Hadrian system|
|Pyro - Terra||Bidirectional||Small||Terra system|
|Pyro - Oso||Bidirectional||Small||Oso system|
|Pyro - Cano||Bidirectional||Small||Cano system|
|Pyro - Stanton||Bidirectional||Medium||Stanton system|
|Pyro - Nyx||Bidirectional||Medium||Nyx system|
|Pyro - Castra||Bidirectional||Large||Castra system|
- Pyro is the second system that will be added to The Persistent Universe.
Loremaker's Guide to the Galaxy
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Loremakers: Community Questions; November 2022. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Galactic Guide: Pyro. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
- ↑ Unlock: Pyro System. Transmission - Comm-Link
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Starmap: Pyro. Starmap
- ↑ Pyro I - StarMap. Starmap
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 6.2 Galactic Guide: Pyro. Spectrum Dispatch - Comm-Link
- ↑ Pyro II - StarMap. Starmap
- ↑ Pyro III - StarMap. Starmap
- ↑ Starmap: Pyro IV. Starmap
- ↑ Starmap: Pyro V. Starmap
- ↑ Pyro VI - StarMap. Starmap
- ↑ Comm-Link:Loremaker's Guide to the Galaxy - Pyro System. Transmission - Comm-Link