- Two different versions of Rigel XI have been presented.
Like Rigel IX and Rigel X, Pliu was an impressive giant, with rings and many moons around it. Many of these moons were home to automated mining facilities, while the largest supported small, drab, and boring mining towns. These were corporation-owned, with access restricted.
Pliu had an gravity of 2.5 g and a 15-hour day. It had a total surface area of 8,701,844,200 square kilometers. About 31% of its makeup was normal metals, with trace amounts of radioactive elements, industrial crystals, gemstones and special minerals. (FASA RPG module: The Orions: Book of Common Knowledge)
It was a frozen, rocky Class G planet, surrounded by an orbital ring of junk.
Sanidar had been used for weapons testing by various Orion Empires over several thousand years. Later, scavengers made a dangerous living recovering unexploded ordnance, valuable metals and derelict space-craft, either from the surface or the orbiting space scrap. (Decipher RPG module: Worlds)