Nobody said it would be easy. On Aurore¸ life is no paradise. There are the quakes and volcanoes¸ the inedible (and often hostile) life forms¸ and the peculiar orbital mechanics which made half the planet too hot for human habitation. Even to grow food is a struggle of sizable dimensions. The Kafer invasion only made things more complicated...
Aurore [Eta Bootis IIc] is one of the least hospitable worlds in the French Arm¸ and at the same time one of the most spectacularly beautiful worlds in known human space. Aurore is a world Earthlike enough that humans can live and work in its temperate zone without being forced to resort to cumbersome survival gear or protective suits. Only slightly smaller than Earth¸ Aurore is largely a vast and unexplored wilderness; the regions which have been thoroughly explored and developed around each of Aurores three human colonies are relatively small¸ and much of the rest of the surface has been only superficially surveyed and mapped. The fact that Aurore is actually a large [tidally-locked] satellite of a superjovian gas giant [brown dwarf] has created extremes of climate and surface conditions which present players with unique and interesting problems.
Aurore Sourcebook contains background information on Aurore¸ allowing the Traveller: 2300 referee to set campaigns anywhere on the planet. It is intended to give a broad overview of the planetary conditions¸ terrain¸ biology¸ and colonies of Eta Bootis IIc-known to its inhabitants as Aurore.
Although Aurore Sourcebook is intended to be used with Kafer Dawn¸ the module in not needed to complete the information presented in this sourcebook.
Aurore is a large¸ tidally-locked satellite of a superjovian gas giant (brown dwarf)¸ and has extreme climate and surface conditions. Only slightly smaller than Earth¸ Aurore is largely a vast and unexplored wilderness; the regions which have been thoroughly explored and developed around each of Aurore's three human colonies are relatively small¸ and much of the rest of the surface has been only superficially surveyed and mapped.