In 1398, Halingsborgian explorers found a new land, a huge landmass jutting out from the newly colonized New Halingsborg main continent. Finding out quickly finding out how it was a strategic port. They built the colony of New Jiningsburg there.
By 1732 the colony had a population of over 12,000 and was a booming port. Smaller colonies started to spring up such as Rivertown. But, the kings and queens over in the mother country of Halingsborg were demanding to much timber and supplies from the colony. As unenployment rose so did the colonist's anger. There anger rose so high that on August 14, 1732 at 9:35 PM a group of colonists named 'The Free Men' launched a guerilla assault on the HWS Patriarch, a Large Class Halingsborgian war ship. This started the Grathonian Revolution.
In 1736, after about 4 years of fighting, the Halingsborgian Government declared a peace treaty and signed the jutting off landmass, now named Grath, to the rebels. As New Jiningsburg was the colony's largest city, and had the most strategic port, they renamed it Grath City and made it the capitol of the new country.