8 Eta Boötis A III, also known as Tientsin from the name of its main colony, is a planet 37 light years Coreward from Earth.[1]

Population: 500,000


Once an independent ressource rich world, in 2162[2] a coup supported by the Union of Progressive Peoples overthrew the previous government and installed a socialist-friendly government. The United Americas, summoned by another independant planet and the old regime, send the Colonial Marines in support beginning the infamous Tientsin Campaign. During the firefights, many colonists were caught in a crossfire were forced to take arms against the two opposing forces to defend themselves, the main island was split into several warring factions. After several fruitless confrontations UPP and UA finally withdrew from the planet and left the colonists on their own which degenerated into chaos with the different factions unleashing nuclear strikes decimating the planet’s resource-rich archipelagos, making mining operations difficult. Several years later Weyland-Yutani offered humanitarian aid to the Tientsin Colony in the form of older model atmospheric processors, but their offer was rejected by the current government. Even nowadays the conflict isn't truly resolved.[3]

The conflict saw the emergence of the practitioners of the Holy Immolation, a group of quasi-religious pacifists in direct opposition to the corporate domination who immolate themselves in the name of a free Frontier.[4]

Flora and Fauna


Except for jungle, wetlands and swamp flora, nothing is known about Tientsin flora.


Nothing is known about Tientsin fauna.

Climate and Terrain


The climate is hot and humid with sometimes rainstorms. The mean temperature is 27°C and the atmosphere is breathable for humans.[3]


The terrain is mainly terrestrial composed of island chains an archipelagos with dense jungles and wetland surrounded by deep alkaline seas.[3]


Key resources: Bauxite, Chromate, Promethium, Yttrium, Manganese and Gold (before the Tientsin Campaign). Nothing (after the Tientsin Campaign).[3]

Points of Interests

The Tientsin colony was the main POI of the planet, several independants grouplings were also present but nearly everything was destroyed during the Tientsin Campaign.[3]



  1. Andrew E. C. Gaska. Alien: The Roleplaying Game Galaxy Map (2019), Free League Publishing.
  2. Andrew E. C. Gaska. Alien: The Roleplaying Game, p. 15 (2019), Free League Publishing.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 Andrew E. C. Gaska. Alien: The Roleplaying Game, p. 262 (2019), Free League Publishing.
  4. Andrew E. C. Gaska. Alien: The Roleplaying Game, p. 164 (2019), Free League Publishing.
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