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Amerigo Vespucci (March 9, 1454 – February 22, 1512) was an Italian explorer, financier, navigator and cartographer. Born in the Republic of Florence, he became a naturalized citizen of the Crown of Castile in 1505. (Source: Wikipedia)
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Ahoy, captain! My name is Amerigo Vespucci. I’m sorry, but I’m too busy to talk to you right now. I want to build a new school and I’m desperately looking for some stone.
|2||You’re still here?|
Oh, that’s great! My workers have just arrived and they need their money. You know what it’s like these days - people don’t lift a finger unless they’re paid.
|3||Cocoa over gold|
Did you know that cocoa is good for your health? I didn’t know it either. Do you think you could get me some? My men would like to taste it.
|4||A roof over head|
Amico, you’re still here! That is splendid. My navigation school urgently needs wood for the roof and the delivery is over 2 weeks late! Can you do something about it?
First the wood, now the nails! All of them have become rusty. Can you believe that? However, if you bring me some iron, we can make new ones.
It was a very long and hard month, but we’ve made it. Come, my amici, let’s go to a pub together. We deserve a bit of fun, don’t we?
|7||A friendly feast|
I’d like to prepare a huge dinner for the whole town, but I’m afraid that I’ve miscalculated a bit. Could you help me out?
The school I’m building... pardon, WE are building together is almost finished! What we need now is some wood for the basic equipment like chairs and tables.
I have an idea! Let’s build statues of ourselves in front of the school. If you get the materials, I’ll take care of the rest. It will be marvellous!
Next week, there’s going to be a fishing contest at the lake near the town. Everyone is excited, but we have a problem - there are hardly any fish in the lake...
|11||It’s a miracle!|
The cocoa is truly magical. My stone cutters work like horses when I give them some. It seems like it’s giving them energy...
|12||A beautiful view|
Our school is almost done. Now we need to fit the windows and I’m looking for more wood. Don’t worry, I’ll reward you generously!
The school is nice. It really is! But it’s terribly cold inside and I hate cold. We'd better get some nice stoves.
We should get prepared for the school opening ceremony. Many things need to be considered - especially finances!
|15||Bring the food|
We should cook some traditional local food for the ceremony. Bring ingredients that can be easily prepared and taste good too.
|16||A proper Bonfire|
The opening ceremony won’t do without a huge bonfire. We’ll make a fire that no one has ever seen before!
|17||A beautiful present|
Each of our guests has to get a gift. My friend is a jeweller and he’ll make us beautiful marble necklaces and rings.
The town wants us to pay fees for the ceremony. Can you believe that?! What a scandal! They won’t get any presents from us. We’ve done enough for them!
Do you think our guests would be pleased if we brought them cocoa? They have never eaten anything like that before. They will surely be excited! At least I hope so.¦
I don’t remember much, but everyone is saying that it was a great evening! I’ve also met a guy who would like to buy some stone from you.
The city council is desperately looking for some high quality iron. Do you think you can get them what they need? For the sake of a good relationship...and a good reward!
Local lumber mill needs some equipment upgrades, but they lack financial resources. They will supply us with high quality wood in return.
You surely know what a compass is, right? Well we need some iron for that. Luckily, I have some friends who will trade sufficient iron for some top-notch tuna. Deal?
Our students will also learn how to repair a ship. We need a lot of wood for these lessons. Who would have thought that running a navigation school would be this hard?
The jeweller, who made us the necklaces for the ceremony, would like to buy more stone from you. It was the best one he’s ever worked with!
My marine navigation lessons have become really popular! It seems like I’ll need an assistant soon. Can you get me someone? I’ll reward you with a fresh batch of fish!
Soon, I’ll be dispatching my ships with various goods to Rome. This means, that your cocoa must be shipped too!
|28||Amerigo from Florence|
Did you know that I’m from an Italian town called Florence? Well, now you know! From there I will be transporting some precious stone. Help me deliver it to Rome with your ships.
|29||New anchor needed|
They must be joking! My crew has just told me that some monster ate their anchor. A ship can’t sail without an anchor.¦ well, actually it can, but it definitely shouldn’t!
|30||Gift for the temple|
I used to live in a temple for a couple of months in Florence. All I can tell you is, that the place means a lot to me. Therefore, I’d like to donate them some money.
I was thinking about the missing anchor. This has never happened to me. We have to find out what caused it. Let’s bait a trap with fish and wait to see what shows up.
|32||A wooden cage|
We'll build a wooden trap and bait it with fish. When the monster arrives it will be caught in the trap, then we can sell it!
|33||It’s a trap!|
We have to weigh the cage so it doesn’t float away. Stone is exactly what we need! Don’t worry, you’ll get paid.
It seems like the sea monster tricked us! The trap stayed at the same place, but the fish are gone. How is this possible? Let’s try it again.
|35||That is enough!|
AGAIN NOTHING?! I, Amerigo Vespucci, the most famous navigator and explorer won’t be tricked that easily! Let’s set the cocoa as a bait closer to the shore and watch it.
No monster! Just some ordinary local thieves! I caught them with my men while they were trying to steal our cocoa bait out from the trap. Can you believe it? Haha!
I've got some surprising news; there’s a bounty on the heads of these thieves! I suggest transporting them in an iron cage, so they can’t escape.
I guess you know what cartography is. You probably also know that I’m a master of cartography. I’d like to teach the students in our school how to draw maps correctly.
|39||First things first|
I’m making a dinner and I’ve invited a couple of experienced navigators too. I’d like to plan the content for our new school subject and I want to hear your opinion.
I’m designing a new ship, but we don’t have enough materials. Don’t you have some wood for sale? I’ll pay you well.
The town is building a church but it suffers from lack of marble. They told me to ask you for help. In return, they will give you the most precious thing they have!
The annual fish market takes place in the town again. It’s really important to support the local market - the fishermen will be thankful for every coin.
The stone cutters have already managed to eat all of their cocoa supplies. They would love to buy some more if you have it in your stock.
|44||A new bell-house|
The town needs more wood to build the bell-house. The architects have totally miscalculated the materials. It seems like you’re slowly going to build the whole town!
The church is almost ready but there’s still one thing missing. A church bell! The iron supplies have been insufficient lately.¦ Will you sort it out?
My new ship is almost ready! Now, we have to pay the main architect. Will you help me? I’ll give you the money back as soon as my ships return from Rome.
|47||Wood for fire|
Blacksmiths urgently need wood. They burnt all of their supplies when they were making the church bell. They said that they would reward you with iron.
Our school has been open for almost 1 year! We’re preparing a great ceremony for all the students and sailors. You, our main sponsor, can’t be missing!
Unbelievable! The town has decided to build us statues on the main square! They said that we deserve it. They only need some good stone supplies.
|50||The ship mast|
My ship is already under construction! We need to get some wood for the masts. You’re a wood expert so I count on you.
My ships have returned from Rome and they have sold all the cocoa! People over there can turn it into something very tasty. They call it .œchocolate..
|52||I’ll pay you back!|
My new ship will take the first cruise soon! I just need a few coins for the authorities who will approve it. If you lend me a bit of money, I’ll pay you back as soon as I can!
The architects have designed a beautiful treasure chest. I’d be glad if they could enhance our new ship too. I’m sure you’ll like it.
Is this what happens when we’re so close to finishing the ship?! Could you do something about it? I’ll be really thankful!
|55||Fish over iron|
The ironworkers would like to thank you for the wood you’ve provided them with. They’re inviting you for a dinner. Will you come?
If you provide me with high-quality wood, I’ll get us beautiful captain desks. They will be even more beautiful than those from Columbus!
The jeweller would like to know, if you could bring him some of your precious stone. He said that this should be the last time and that he’d give you a break afterwards.
Our roads are slowly splitting. We should celebrate it like true successful navigators!
Maybe you could leave me here some cocoa before you leave. I’ve really got used to it! The new ship will be ready next week. See you there!
We’ve built a new school, caught the thieves, built up the town and got prestigious awards. Thank you my friend, it was a marvellous journey! Just a little more wood and the special reward is yours!