Blackmane Starbase

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Blackmane Starbase
Type Starbase
Primary User Terran Confederation
Length 2,500 meters
Mass 650,000 metric tonnes
Max Velocity 150 kps
Acceleration 10 k/s^2
Booster Pod Fuel {{{booster fuel}}}
Max Y/P/R 5/5/5 deg/s
Armor 1000 cm
Shields 4000 cm

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The Blackmane Starbase was a space station operated by the Terran Confederation in the Blackmane System.

Behind the Scenes

In Wing Commander III, the player, flying as Colonel Christopher Blair, has the opportunity to save Locanda. If Blair is able to do so, the Confederation continues to hold Blackmane but the station is in critical need of supplies. The Victory arrives in the system to defend the station while its pilots escort several convoys, bringing in additional troops, equipment and supplies. The Confederation pilots must also avoid attempts by the Kilrathi to use captured transports to lure them into the open. These transports exploded when the pilots flew in close proximity with them and obliterated anything in their immediate range, signalling Kilrathi patrols to pick off stragglers.

If the Confederation, through the efforts of the player, is successful in resupplying Blackmane, the base is able to defend itself against further Kilrathi attacks. The Victory can then depart to launch an offensive operation in the Ariel System.