Over a dozen Tahbon bases litter the primary asteroid belt in the Bintarus system. These facilities are oddities to those that do not first understand the standard practices of the Bintari asteroidal mining industry. If a company finds a region wealthy enough to warrant a Tahbon, the base is constructed and towed across space to the intended site. Once there the trio of grappling hooks is used to attach the base physically to a nearby asteroid. Not only does this provide the base with direct access to an asteroid but also adds a rigidity to its placement. Any of the base's other booms can be used as docking berths for freighters or additional mineral-rich asteroids can towed in and grappled for easier excavation. Though Tahbons are equipped for only minimal ore smeltering and processing, they do have such facilities. The majority of ore accumlated at mining bases, however, is shipped either to Bintarus or the large Janith industrial colony for full processing.
It is customary for a Tahbon mining base, no matter affiliation, to act as a center for trade for mining companies and prospectors in its region. This in many ways becomes a paying proposition for the owning company in and of itself, as storage and docking fees help greatly to defray the cost of maintenance.
If a Tahbon mining base appears in a scenario, always assume that it is attached via one strut to an asteroid that occupies the adjacent hex on the map.