Northtown began as a vision of a massive nether brick fortress. The owner and creator, Bigpizza, was one of the server's most feared (and hated) raiders and wanted a town that would intimidate other players. He recruited many people from various other towns to build for him, most noteable of which are andrekeroxd and Gudbrandr. Ironically, this town was located near the city of Central which was built as a safe haven for the Computernites. Because of this, Northtown was mostly used as a raiding base and never became anything more than a sandstone shell.
The town was abandoned when Bigpizza was banned and Gudbrandr did not wish to inherit its decimated landscape.