After the razing of the Lonnan Wood in 80 BNW, construction began on New Kiddensburg. Altaria needed a link to the outside world and this new port city was to be the shining gem that greeted it. The kingdom rallied around the cause, pouring itself into the project. Construction was completed after only twenty years and the city flourished, bolstered by an influx of people and trade.
The railway and soon after the advent of airships afforded traders and travelers new and more attractive avenues to shuttle themselves and their wares from place to place, leaving New Kiddensburg’s role as a trade hub within the empire severely depleted and their role as an international trade hub all but expunged thanks to Alatria’s increasing xenophobia and isolationism.