|Thirsk class Asteroid Base|
Constructed in 807 A.S. after Planetform announced their intention to begin the terraforming of Planet Wight, Holmfirth base is quite a large ice asteroid that has been hollowed out by the Gaians to serve as their main base of operations for the Manchester system, and contains a sizeable population of pilots, mechanics, engineers and even the occasional Corsair.
Located not far from the Jump Hole to Leeds, the Gaians mostly use the base to launch attacks on BPA Newgate and Birmingham Station, although occasionally they will strike across the system to hit Sheffield Station. The BMM have attempted to increase security around Birmingham Station, but barely a day goes past without a Gaian attack on the station, and Planetform transports are always being hijacked along the trade lanes. The spoils and survivors of such raids are always taken to Holmfirth, where a majority of the captured goods quickly find their way onto the black markets.