Ines is a moderately large island, situatedd off the coast of Nashun, at the head of the Hammer. Centuries ago, the people of Nashun decided to use the island as their naval base, taking advantage of its location, and also the trees that covered the island and were essential for shipbuilding back then. The town of Ines, on the seaward side of the island, built up to service this industry. The island had an especially important role to play in the fight against smugglers, with the navy stationed there regularly intercepting ships, most notably in the large raid on Beighly Isle. Today, the island still plays a major naval role, with part of the Ostentian navy stationed there, and the harbour hosting several old ships, which are a big draw to tourists.