Torness, the tiny capital of the Northern Isles, located on Iama Island isn't much more than an average sized town, by most Ostentian standards. The Northern Isles' fishing industry is based around this "city", which is the main administrative settlement for the Northern Isles. Originally it was also a trade centre, however the Northern Isles Transport Initiative moved the focal point for imports and exports seaward to the airport and docks. The town is the largest in the Northern Isles, and is famed for its fishmarket. Fish were originally transported from the sea up the long road to the market in trailers full of cold seawater in order to preserve them.