|Tautona class Asteroid Base|
|Independent Miners Guild|
The Independent Miners Guild established Falkland Base on an asteroid in the Tau-37 system soon after the construction of Freeport 10. Falkland has easy access to the rich deposits of Niobium in the system, a mineral rare enough to make the high-risk effort involved in mining and transporting it back to the colonies extremely profitable. However, Falkland and other IMG operations are subject to frequent attacks by the Outcasts, making life aboard the base a dangerous proposition at best. In the IMG, Falkland has a reputation of being an operation that attracts miners who enjoy to live on the edge. The miners who sign up on Falkland leave either rich, or dead.