|Isabella of Castile|
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Isabella I (22 April 1451 – 26 November 1504) reigned as Queen of Castile from 1474 until her death. Her marriage to Ferdinand II of Aragon became the basis for the political unification of Spain under their grandson, Charles I. Isabella and Ferdinand are known for completing the Reconquista, ordering conversion or exile of their Muslim and Jewish subjects, and for supporting and financing Christopher Columbus's 1492 voyage that led to the opening of the New World and to the establishment of Spain as the first global power which dominated Europe and much of the world for more than a century. (Source: Wikipedia)
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After finishing Isabella of Castile's contracts, you will gain access to Vineyard, where your ships can pick up grape vine. Grape vine () can be traded for XP or coins by sending it to the Market Town.
For more information on the rewards of Vineyard, please visit Destinations.
|1||Welcome to my court!|
I am Isabella of Castile. I have heard about you from my dear friend Columbus. He said that you are a competent sailor and captain. I could use your help in some matters.
|2||Reforming a kingdom|
The reign of my incompetent brother Henry has left the kingdom in poor shape. We have a lot of work to do. Let's start with getting some coins to fill the empty treasury.
|3||Law and order|
What we need to do is bring order to this country. Criminals are unpunished and free robbing and hurting my people. This has to stop! So we are going to build a prison.
|4||No breaking out|
The main building is done. It looks secure enough. Now we only need to finish the details like bars and doors for the cells. Make sure the iron is of good quality.
|5||Guardians of order|
Now that we have the jail constructed we can organize a police that will keep order. Try to recruit some sailors from the port. I think some might be interested in joining.
We have already our first prisoners. They are criminals but we don't want them to starve while serving their sentence. Some basic food like fish will suffice.
|7||Exploring new land|
I have sponsored Columbus's voyage to the New World. There is still so much to discover. I am sure that financing more journeys to the New World will pay its worth.
The beautiful country to the south - Granada has been taken over by invaders. I think it's time to send them home again. But my men cannot do that without some weaponry.
|9||A bigger fleet|
Another voyage to the New World should start soon. We will need some new ships which can endure the wild waters of the ocean.
|10||And larger docks|
My docks are not big enough to hold all these new ships now. With the new lands in the West we will need large fleet and bigger docks. So let's start the renovation.
The workers are doing a great job and the new docks will be ready soon. Let's send them something tasty as a reward for their good work.
I love this new delicacy Columbus has brought from the New World. I have already eaten all the chocolate he has given me before. Could you get me some more?
|13||War never changes|
It seems the war in Granada will take some time. We are doing good for now but I will have to send more supplies to our troops and I will need coins for that.
|14||Iron for repairs|
The weapons and armor of our soldiers must be damaged already. I will send a blacksmith to the battlefield to repair their equipment. Can you bring some iron for him?
|15||Statue on the square|
I want my people to know me as if I was their neighbor. I can't be that for real of course, but if they saw my statue each day that might do the trick.
|16||Home sweet home|
Columbus has brought some native people from the New World with him. But I can see they miss their country. Could you hire some sailors and send them back home?
|17||Gift for my beloved|
My beloved husband Ferdinand will have birthday soon. I want to give him a gift that would make him happy. I know he would love a woodcarving of the two of us.
|18||A great victory|
The war is won! It wasn't easy but Granada is free again. Let's make a feast for my loyal soldiers who have granted us this great victory.
The war is over but we cannot stay defenseless. To protect my people I need my armory full and soldiers properly equipped. Let's refill what the war depleted.
|20||A place of learning|
I have decided to build a new school in town. Education is important and I want to make sure that my people have access to it. We shall build it near the town square.
|21||Desks and chairs|
The school is standing and looks good. The students will be able to study here everything from math to history. Let's furnish it so that the lessons can start soon.
All we need now are some teachers. Unfortunately no one will teach for free so we will need to pay them. I hope there is enough gold for it in the royal treasury.
The Castilian wine is famous in all Europe. Our vineyards are extensive and fruitful. However the road to the vineyard is in bad shape. It needs to be paved anew.
|24||A special dish|
My men have brought a plant from the new continent. It's called potato and they tell me it tastes amazing. I have to try it but first let's get something to complement it.
We have built new ships and expanded the docks. However now we don't have enough sailors to fill all these ships. Try to look for some in the nearby villages.
|26||Let's share the joy|
I have decided that chocolate should be available for all my people. They deserve to enjoy this delicacy too. So let's supply a few shops in the town.
I have inspected the royal stables today. Everything looks fine but the horses could use new horseshoes. Could you ship me some of that quality iron you got me before?
Our new police is doing a great job. My people are much safer now. However, they cannot cover the northern part of my kingdom so we will need to hire more men.
|29||Old but beautiful|
Our royal palace is a magnificent building though a bit old now. Especially the northern wing is in bad shape and urgently needs some reconstruction.
|30||Let's finish up|
We will also need some wood for the roof and pillars to complete the northern wing of the castle. After it is finished I will make a library of it.
|31||A pleasant evening|
The library is perfect. I will spend the whole evening reading. Can you tell the cook that I will eat my dinner here? He might need help with some ingredients.
|32||Time of harvest|
The time to harvest grape vine from our vineyards has come. Get some men and harvest it before the birds eat it all. The grapes are delicious so they love to peck them.
Our guards fulfill their duties well. I was thinking that we could reward them with a new shining armor. The blacksmith just needs some materials so he can get to work.
|34||An important guest|
The king of the neighboring country will come for a visit. We have some urgent matters to discuss. The feast must be remarkable as this is a most valued visitor.
The negotiations were successful. We have decided to wed our children and so seal an alliance. Let's gather some finances for a magnificent wedding.
|36||Planning the event|
The wedding will take place in the palace gardens. After the ceremony a glorious feast will follow crowned by a delicious chocolate wedding cake.
My daughter will need an extraordinary dress for this special occasion. And a matching necklace of precious stones. You only get married once or a few times in life.
The cake is in the oven, the dress is ready. Now we need to prepare the venue. Get some workers who will set up the decorations and furniture in the garden.
|39||A cherry chariot|
Let's not forget the wedding gift! I have already ordered a chariot made by a crafty carpenter. But any wood will not do here. It needs to be cherry wood.
The wedding was beautiful. I am sure my daughter will be happy even though her husband is a bit older than her. Let's buy her some food for the trip to her new home.