Franax, a port town located on the Lake of Mists and Veils, was once the centre of Iobaria's shipbuilding and repair thanks to its advantageous geography. Located on a series of bays protected by three islands, Franax's port eventually spread to cover the islands. However, much of the town now lies in ruins after a fire consumed 80% of the town in 4651 AR. The fire was started in an ill-advised attempt to contain the "plague of boils and bone-aches" that afflicted Franax, but ultimately led to an exodus of its shipbuilding industry to Orlov. Now those few who remain in the city are caught in a conflict between the zealous druids of the Glacircle and local fisherman Niath Koyra.