After Jacinto had been sunk, it became the COG's temporary capital. Port Farrall was used to house a refugee camp of over three million displaced Jacinto citizens and Stranded, subject to raids by Locust stragglers and other Stranded. The remnant of Jacinto and the known government was located in Port Farrall for seven weeks during the Frost, although Port Farrall was uninhabitable in the climate the COG arrived in the city with. Many were dying from the cold and weather, and a relocation was needed to ensure the survival of the human race. Delta Squad was sent to Vectes to scope out a possible new area for the COG to live in, and Vectes Naval Base was discovered with still acting COG personnel..
When Vectes came under attack by the Lambent, Port Farrall was looked at as a possible relocation site as the only location left with the infrastructure to support the entire population. Three months after Chairman Prescott abandoned the COG, a recon mission to the mainland found both Port Farral and Merrenat Naval Base overrun with a forest of Lambent Stalks, its ship basins and jetties crumbling where the stalks had broken up the concrete. Mel Sorotki commented that the place had been fine just a month before. With Port Farral destroyed, the COG's best hope for relocating as a single community was destroyed as well. As a result, with no single location large enough remaining for the entire community, the COG was forced to disband and break up into a series of smaller settlements.