Colony of Stordam. Vinmark was founded as a royal colony at the behest of Queen Sofia II. Much of Vinmark's value as a colony has come from lumber and iron mines that help fuel the war machine of the Empire of Stordam. As the colony has developed, it has slowly worked towards domestic production of finished products, specifically ship building and ironworks. The former is well-developed by 1721, while the latter is still in its early stages.