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       (suitable for PC, Super Nintendo, SEGA Genesis & Playstation)
    This faq is written by Eastpolar (maiic_groels@hotmail.com)
    Version 3.4 (July 7, 2005)
    with help from
    Christopher Bzik for the Ports and Ships (AirCB328@iwon.com)
    LockeVanish for the Mates (lockevanish@hotmail.com)
    Scaly Lizard for Trade and Quirks (scalylizard@yahoo.com)
     'NEW IN 3.3'
     While trying to make a better layout for the faq I did a
     quick complete read-through the faq and cleaned up the bits that
     were just hanging around somewhere they didn't quite belong.
     The layout hasn't majorly changed, but it makes more sense
     somewhat. On the way ctrl-x-ing and ctrl-v-ing I also did
     some things that still weren't done, while on my 'to do' list
     for quite some time. (See Version History for that)
     The only things left to done are the Ali walkthrough and the
     Game Options.
    ___________________ AN AUTHOR'S NOTE _____________________________
     Hi, and welcome to this walkthrough/faq/guide or whatever you may
     call it, for the second game in the series of Uncharted Waters,
     Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons. First of all I'd like to thank
     Mr. Jerry Webber. His walkthroughs made me write this faq, I
     kind of revised them all and wrote this guide around the
     walkthroughs. So what he did, was writing the main line with the
     important stuff and I tried everything out and completed the walk-
     troughs. This is not because I cannot do that, but because I think
     that there are multiple ways of completing the game and now there
     are two ways mixed-in. Might come in handy for you as reader...
       Note that only the upper four walkthroughs are TOTALLY revised,
       the other two still have to be done (but the main lines have
       been set out for you).
     So if you complete the game in a different way than I have written
     it's not wrong. Also, I do not mention easy stuff, like: "Walk to
     building now, say yes" that kinda stuff. I just tell you the major
     parts of the story, it's your job to complete it.
     If you want to look for a specific aspect of the game, just type
     CTRL+F and search for the thing you want. I have tried very hard
     to have a logical lay-out and chapter seperation, but sometimes
     a single aspect could be put into three chapters, and I had to
     choose one. Just use the search function and find what you need.
     (for example: goddess, get rid, idin leis, mecca, flamberge)
     By the way, the newer Uncharted Water series are called UW3: Costa
     Del Sol and UW4: Porta Estado. There has also been released a
     special UW2: New Horizons version, Chinese only, this game has got
     two extra story lines: Chinese and Indian. Not in English... :(
       Note that UW3 and UW4 have only been released in Japanese,
       Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese and Malaysian. Any attempts to reach
       Koei about a release in English have failed, so don't bother me
       or them with it. You'll have to live with it or learn one of
       these languages. Some rumours go around the web about fans of
       the series are trying to translate it, but so far nothing
       concrete has come up. As soon as I know more I'll let you know.
     BTW: The Japanese name for THIS game is: Daikoukai Jidai. Which
          is often translated as: Era of the Great Expeditions.
          (thanks foolerrant)
     Christmas 2002: I got this e-mail from JCD, he tells me that
     UW5 is maybe being created as rumours go through the Chinese
     gaming group. He'll let me (us) know, what the developments
     are. It would be nice too, if they made it in English...
     Stay tuned!
     Summer 2004: Rumours go about a MMORPG based on UW2:NH!
      (It will be released later 2005, as it is scheduled now)
     If you have any comments, additions, questions or whatever, you
     can always send me an e-mail. Look for the address at the top of
     the FAQ. Please do ^ALWAYS^ add the version somewhere in your
     mail, because some sites still have older versions.
     Keep in mind to just e-mail me, not the other three guys, they
     don't have anything to do with publishing the faq, they are
     just as you will be then; information gatherers.
     For the newest, latest, freshest version, check:
     Other sites don't update often, if they update at all. So,
     before mailing me, look for the very newest version on
     Let's take some quotes from reviews from GameFaqs.com to see
     what gamers think of this game. Of course, if you got a nice
     quote for this game, come on in.
     "Uncharted Waters: New Horizons is, by far, one the best
      RPG/Simulation games ever crafted for any platform."
     "Everyone is focused on one thing: graphics. But UW:NH is
      one of the many games that are still remembered for its
      gameplay, and NOT its visuals."
     "Each character quest is long and engrossing, and is enough
      to keep you busy..."
     "If you can withstand the learning curve and the graphics,
      you'll undoubtedly enjoy this game."
     "I've been reading your excellent and ridiculously in-depth
      FAQ on UW:NH" (Alex Rabot)
     Before you get started (when you want to play the PC version),
     you should check if you have the following System Requirements:
     One will need a i80386 PC (33 MHz CPU is more than enough), plus:
      MS-DOS 5.0+ or any compatible operating system (or Windows);
      at least 440 KBytes free conventional memory;
      at least 512 KBytes free EMS or universal (EMS/XMS) memory;
      at least 5 MBytes of free space on the hard disk (saved games);
      VGA display adapter
      an AT keyboard and a working mouse (latter not required).
     Chapter List
       1.  Walkthrough JOAO FRANCO
       2.  Walkthrough CATALINA ERANTZO
       3.  Walkthrough OTTO BAYNES
       4.  Walkthrough ERNST VON BOHR
       5.  Walkthrough PIETRO CONTI
       6.  Walkthrough ALI VEZAS
       7.  Ports
       8.  Items
       9.  Sailing
        (a Ships
       10. People
        (a Mates
        (b Waitresses
       11. Discoveries
       12. Trade
        (a Trade Routes
        (b Trade Chart
        (c Investing
       13. Incedibly In-depth Trading
        (a Early Game
        (b Midgame Game
        (c Late Game
        (d Advanced Game
        (e World Domination
       14. Defecting
       15. Various Info
        (a Skills
        (c Villager Help
        (d Readers Info + Anecdotes (that really help)
       16. Oddities
        (a Quirks
       17. Game Options
       18. Cheating
        (a Hex editing
        (b Game Genie Codes
        (c Pro Action Replay Codes
       19. Frequently Asked Questions
       20. Links
       21. Credits
       22. Version History
       23. Copyright Info
     General Walktrough Watch-Outs & Know-hows
     - Always carry Balms
     - To see villages and new ports, have men on lookout
     - To find discoveries, Go Ashore in a village and entertain / search.
     - There is a time limit, after December 31, 1553 you are too old to sail
     - Food/water is deducted at midnight, don't set sail just before midnight
     1. Walkthrough JOAO FRANCO
     Age:18   Sail:1   Battle:1   Leadership: 78  Courage:   82
                                  Seamanship: 75  Swordsman: 82
                                  Knowledge:  73  Charm:     89
                                  Intuition:  85
     Negotiation Skill
    The son of Portugal's Duke Leon. An adventurer who travels around the world
    to find the secret of Atlantis.
    When you go to your father's house. Joao is sent on a mission by his father
    Leon to find "The secret of Atlantis". Joao has $1000, (an aquamarine tiara
    given to him by his mother Christiana when you visit the house between 10
    and 12pm), a Latino Caravela (when you visit the shipyard) and a rapier
    (when you visit the Item Shop) to begin his journey. He can sell the tiara
    and equip the rapier and use the money to remodel his ship to minimum crew
    and 0 guns. He should also begin donations to the Round Earth Society. Ten
    times ten percent investments will bring good luck. Early donations will
    also take less gold, since he has little money.
    He stocks his ship with maximum provisions and assigns the crew to 100%
    sailors. The Round Earth Society asks that he takes Professor Enrico Malione
    (Sail:1 Battle:1 -Accounting) to Zipangu and Joao accepts with the condition
    that it may take many years. Enrico agrees and signs on as bookkeeper.
    Rocco Alemkel (Sail:30 Battle:32 - Gunnery/Celestial Navigation) is sent by
    Leon to accompany Joao and turn him into a sailor. Rocco is "The Old Sailor"
    from Uncharted Waters. Butler Marco is the first mate recruited on Uncharted
    Waters and still serves Leon in this game. Save the game here!!!
    On the first voyage from Lisbon Domingo Manana appears as a stowaway and
    is given a job by Joao. Joao sails northwest to find the supply port on
    Forel. Restock with food only. Continue west until land is sighted then
    turn north again. You must bear north and west around the point of land
    then turn east at the ice cap. A village is discovered at the extreme
    north east corner where you disembark and give food until friendship
    equals 65.
    Save the game at this point. You will find the Saber toothed Tiger
    (when you don't find this, load the game in Lisbon and go along the Nile
    to find all the discoveries there, because it could be possible this
    discovery isn't chosen randomly at the beginning of your game).
    discovery and lose two members of your crew. You must plunder the
    village for food. (If additional men are lost, restart.) Sail and
    disembark at the closest coast south of the ice and "Search" for water.
    Load water equal to the amount of food on board then sail west and south
    to clear the point then head south for 5 - 6 screens. Turn east when you
    start to speed up and dock at Bordeaux.
    Turn in the discovery at Bordeaux to Professor Mordes and collect
    $100,000 (when you have done the Nile job, it will be less, around $35,000).
    If you have too less money you can boost this by trading between Athens
    and Istanbul or do jobs at the guild. Look in the shipyard for a used sloop
    or LaReale. If these ships are not available here, save the game and sail
    to Nantes (north) or Lisbon and Seville to find one (if there isn't any
    here, wait till the next month). Be sure to buy 5-7 balms at the Item Shop
    before leaving Bordeaux.
    Once a ship is found and outfitted (dragon figure, crew - 50, no guns),
    load 300 arms from Lisbon and take to Timbuktu in Africa and trade for
    ivory. If you have $14,000 available, sail to Seville and rest until
    2am, then visit the guild and purchase a Basterd sword. The King may
    start to asks favors, don't listen to this.
    Take the ivory to Amsterdam in northern Europe and buy "Cartographer" skills
    from Mercator (around $50,000) and sign a contract. Buy glass beads (200)
    while in Amsterdam and return to Africa.
    Travel down the coast and discover villages up the river by Luanda.
    You will lose some crew at the river village so stop by Luanda for crew and
    At some point in a pub (when your adventure fame has reached the 2000),
    Rocco says the Prince (Alberto) of Portugal has been kidnapped. Joao goes
    to the lodge and shipyard and rescues Domingo (who is actually the prince)
    from Pirate Antonio Kahn. A hard to win sword fight takes place here so
    save the game just before entering the shipyard. Not that it matters when
    you loose, but you'll gain battle experience points with it.
    Catalina Erantzo interrupts to save Joao's life even if he beats Kahn. She
    wants to fight Joao, but Rocco tricks her by sounding like Commander
    Ezequiel and she leaves. They realize that Domingo is the Prince and return
    to Lisbon.
    If in Africa, proceed around the tip of Africa discovering villages along
    the way. The DODO village MAY be on an island off the southeast coast of
    Madagascar. Look for this village as the Dodo discovery is also worth
    $100,000. The first port up, the east coast of Africa is Sofala. Disembark
    here and trade the glass beads for gold. Be sure and save some money for
    food for the trip home.
    Now return to Lisbon with Alberto and go to the castle, then save the game
    before entering the Franco house. Here you will encounter Pirate Kahn again
    in a sword fight. Beat the pirate and you will gain 1000 pirate points and
    battle level 2. You don't have to win again, only for the points. If you
    want to win, you should buy some armor in Copenhagen first.
    Go to the palace and save Joao's father, Leon. Return to the Franco house
    and tell Leon "NO", that you would like to continue your sea travels and he
    gives Joao a Flamberge sword. Prince Alberto will accompany Joao to the dock,
    then you are free to trade and sail for Bordeaux with discoveries.
    NOTE - To finish the game quickly, do not visit the King of Portugal. He
    will ask favors (bring discoveries) in return for royal titles.
    Unfortunately, the titles do not add to the adventure points which ultimately
    win the game.
    Turn in the discoveries to Professor Mordes at Bordeaux and sell the Basterd
    sword at the Item Shop for $10,000+ gold. Buy 2-3 more balms if needed. Sail
    to Amsterdam to trade and "Report" your sea travels to Mercator. You may
    deposit extra gold in the bank to earn interest. Also donate at the Round
    Earth Society. Take more glass beads from Amsterdam around Africa to Mombasa.
    Withdraw any money deposited and trade the glass beads for gold. Take as
    much gold as possible to Mecca and trade for carpet. Visit a pub when you
    have reached 8000 adventure fame and you'll be warned Catalina is after
    you. She will appear after some ports, but Rocco will subdue her so Joao can
    escape. Proceed north to Cairo and discover another village. Return to
    Mombasa to trade the carpet for gold.
    Return to the Mediterranean and search for a "used" Venetian Galeass. Try
    in Seville, Genoa, Piza, Athens, Istanbul and Alexandria. One of these ports
    should have the ship. Remodel the ship for 400 crew and 0 guns. You may
    purchase and moor a used Sloop if one is found while searching for the
    Galeass. The Sloop is a good ship for long distance travel. Sell the Reale
    and pick up as many mates as can be convinced. Somewhere here they'll warn
    you again, but Rocco will fight her.
    This will allow Joao to plunder more of Catalina's ships because while
    trying to recruit enough crew for the Galeass.
    Equip weapons and assign crew on the Galeass to 15% sailors and the rest
    soldiers. Sail to the closest port and when at the dock to debark the
    dock master should ask Joao to "Set him up with Catalina." This is the clue
    to save the game as Cat will be waiting outside the port with 6-10 LaReales.
    Joao should "Rush" attack her at sea without getting in a duel and will win
    the battle with the advantage of men. Sell all but one of Catalina's Reales
    at the shipyard and reduce men to a small number on each ship. You'll gain
    approximately 3 battle levels.
    Sail to Lisbon and moor the Galeass and extra ships. Sail to Bordeaux and
    turn-in the discoveries. Sail to Amsterdam and "report" the maps. If you
    have more than 23,500 Adventure Fame (or maybe when you just visit some
    ports, I'm not sure) Ali will appear in the pub or lodge and say that
    Lucia has been kidnapped by Catalina. Ali asks Joao to find Sapha (his long
    lost sister) and bring her to Istanbul. Joao goes back to Lisbon to the cafe
    and talks to Carlotta about Lucia. You SHOULD have lots of money by now,
    but money comes always in handy...
    Joao must sail to Basra in the Persian gulf. It is the farthest port up the
    gulf. This is where Sapha works at the pub. She will not go with them, so
    Joao decides to go to Istanbul to tell Ali. Sail to Istanbul and find Ali in
    the lodge. Tell him about Sapha.
    Sail around the north of Asia and discover things along the way. (Stellar
    sea cow) Sail down the coast of Asia and up the yellow river in China to
    discover several items and ports. Stop at Zeiton to buy a cat, lime juice
    and some more balm. Sail south through the islands to the top of Australia.
    Sail east and try to discover the Moa and Moai as you cross the Pacific.
    Round the southern tip of South America and sail up its eastern coast.
    (if you have done this already, just raise your Adventure Fame to
    Sail to Bordeaux and turn in discoveries, then to Amsterdam to "report".
    Adventure Fame should be 21,000 + at this point. Sail to Naples if you have
    $600,000 to buy the Crusaders armor. Go in nay building after you have
    gained the +25,000 Adventure Fame and you'll see Ali again. He thanks Joao
    for finding Sapha and says Joao can find some answers to the secret of
    Atlantis in Massawa.
    On the way to Massawa, stop in Timbuktu (Africa) to pick up the Crusaders
    sword at 2pm if you have an extra $380,000 gold. Sail to Massawa and look in
    the Mosque. This will lead you to the palace where you meet Meconbe
    and Lord Taphali. They tell Joao that Turkey is about to attack Massawa and
    that the only way to save them is find the Staff of Poseidon. Return to
    In Lisbon, Christiana asks Pietro Conti to find the staff for Joao and
    take it to Massawa. He agrees. At this point, Joao must kill some time as
    it takes a while for Pietro to find the Staff. One of the most constructive
    things for Joao to do is to invest in Bristol or Hamburg shipyards. This
    will make large and powerful ships available. Joao must have extra money
    for this because it takes (4) $50,000 investments in Bristol to attain
    At this level Bristol will build Sloops, Frigates and Barges. Joao's
    favorite ship is a Frigate, but a copper sloop would be very handy for
    an adventure and the Barge is a much more powerful ship for the final
    Joao can sail to his ship building port and invest, then sail to Massawa to
    talk to Taphli in the palace. This action will start the clock because at
    each shop in Massawa Rocco asks if Pietro has found the staff and Joao
    replies that "All that can be done is to wait." They should return to the
    ship port to invest again and stop by the African ports for some gold along
    the way.
    Joao should sail to Lisbon and commission his Galeass and recruit (100)
    crew. Sail to Mecca just north of Massawa and "recruit" sailors to (400).
    Remember to assign the max percentage as soldiers. Any shop owner in the
    middle east should ask if they have heard that Turkey has started the attack
    on Massawa (only when you have killed enough time, otherwise just rest some
    time). This is the signal that Joao should return to the palace in
    Massawa then meet Catalina again at the dock. Cat allows Joao to fight the
    Turks and the game should be saved at this point.
    Joao must beat (2) Turkish fleets, between which Catalina interrupts and
    volunteers to help Joao attack the Turks. Upon returning to Massawa and going
    in any shop, Pietro shows up and presents the Staff. NOTE-Joao can use the
    saved game to continue to attack Turks and sell their ships for gold (he will
    need it), or take the staff to Taphali. If you have bought the Crusader
    stuff, it'll be a piece of cake, as they haven't got that much crew.
    Taphali gives Joao the "Royal Crown". This is one of the lost treasures of
    Atlantis and worth $150,000. Joao is finished in Massawa and may return to
    his ship building port to finish investment and build a "Barge" or
    "Full-Rigged Ship". At the dock in Massawa, Catalina approaches Joao for
    revenge one last time.
    Enrico interrupts and asks why she seeks revenge and with the help of Pietro
    they convince her that Joao had nothing to do with her brothers death.
    She exits.
    At the pub in the ship building port Enrico requests to be taken to Zipangu
    and Rocco says that Nagasaki would be the place to go. Prior to this point,
    Nagasaki and Sakai are not available to Joao. He should take a fast ship and
    sail to Nagasaki. Take a mapping route to Nagasaki and discover some items
    along the way. Joao comments on the beauty of the port and Enrico bids
    farewell at the dock. This is also an opportunity to make extra gold since
    silver, pearl and silk are very cheap in these ports. Joao should also buy
    an "Atakabune" ship in Sakai since this is a good ship for long-range
    discovery travel.
    By the time Joao can return to his ship building port in Europe, his large
    ship will be ready. He should take this to Lisbon to "Moor". In Lisbon
    people will say that Joao has a letter at the Guild. Joao's Adventure Fame
    should be 41,000+ at this time. The letter is from Enrico and says
    cryptically that he has some news about Atlantis.
    Joao sails for Sakia (where Enrico now lives) and sees him in the church.
    Enrico tells Joao that a Dutch map maker named Ernst Von Bohr told
    him that Neo-Atlantis is in South America up a large river. Joao returns to
    Lisbon as fast as possible to retrieve his battle ships and recruit crew.
    Sail to Cayenne in South America and visit any shop. Rocco first says "Whew,
    we finally made it to south America, what do we do now?" Joao replies that
    he doesn't have the slightest idea.
    Joao may have to sail around close to Cayenne a few times and attack Spanish
    or preferably Turkish fleets. When the time is right, Rocco says some people
    are running to the cafe. There they find Lucia being held captive by Pirate
    Rudolph. Joao must sword fight the pirate, and even if victorious, Catalina
    enters takes over the fight and allows Joao to escape.
    At the dock, Lucia explains that she has been captive at Neo- Atlantis on
    the Amazon river built by Marquis Martinez in violation of the Treaty of
    Tordasillas. She escaped with the help of "an old man" (Raul Franco).
    Catalina enters and comments that she has learned that Martinez is the real
    murderer of her brother and is now seeking revenge on him. She knows that
    Commander Ezequiel is close by and Joao volunteers to explain the situation
    to him to allow them all to attack Martinez and his band of pirates at
    Neo-Atlantis tomorrow.
    Upon leaving the port, Joao explains the situation to Ezequiel and Catalina
    surrenders, then they move up the Amazon and the encounter the pirates. Joao
    must defeat (1) pirate fleet to win (hopefully for you, it's a pirate with a
    flagship that has less than 200 crew, because with the Crusader Equipment,
    you'll win the duel anyway). He may now "scrap" all his ships except
    a fast one and return to Lisbon and his father's house. His father has heard
    of Joao's victory and recommends to the King for Joao to take his place as
    Prime Minister of Portugal. This is the end of this game.
    1146 Day Voyage
    It was a red-haired female pirate, Catalina Erantzo, who saved Prince Alberto
    and myself from that evil pirate, Kahn. But it turned out that she was really
    after me. Only with Rocco's quick thinking and cunning subterfuge did we
    manage to escape.
    At Massawa, I met the last descendant of the lost city of Atlantis, Tafari.
    After our meeting a fierce naval battle ensued, as I fought to protect
    Massawa from the Turkish forces.
    At the port of Nagasaki, Enrico finally had to leave us. After so many
    voyages together, it was sad to part. But we wished him good luck with a
    smile as he was excited about beginning his studies in the land of Zipangu.
    With the help of Catalina, I rescued Lucia from the clutches of evil pirates.
    After that, I decided to cooperate with Catalina and Ezequiel's Armada to
    stop Martinez's evil scheme.
    At Lisbon, we were welcomed by the enthusiastic cheers of the crowd. It seems
    my father finally acknowledged that I am an experienced seafarer.
     2. Walkthrough CATALINA ERANTZO
     Age:18	Sail:8	Battle:10	Leadership: 80 Courage:   86
                                        Seamanship: 79 Swordsman: 92
                                        Knowledge:  65 Charm:     95
                                        Intuition:  52
    Gunnery Skill
    Spanish Naval officer. She leaves the Navy for a life of piracy to avenge
    the mysterious loss of her brother & fiancé.
    Catalina is the only character who won't be called by a monarch to do favors.
    This makes her game the fastest of all, as all of her activities increase her
    Catalina begins her game by being called to Navy headquarters (which is at the
    right hand side of the castle) by Commander Ezequiel who tells her the sad
    news about her brother Michael and her fiancé Hernan being lost at sea. Their
    ship was wrecked or burned at Santo Domingo and no one survived.
    Catalina must re-enter headquarters after talking to Ezequiel who will give
    her Michael's saber. She then goes to the cafe to have tea with Lt. Emilio
    Sanude (Sail:8 Battle:11 -Gunnery/Celestial Navigation). They overhear two
    swabs talking about the disaster and say that rumor has it that Duke
    Franco's private battle fleet was responsible for the attack. Cat returns to
    Ezequiel to request ships and men to avenge her loss against the Francos,
    but Ezequiel refuses on the grounds that she would cause a war over a rumor.
    Cat returns to the cafe and a "crazy philosopher" rides them about giving
    up, then she asks Emilio to come with her to the dock. At the dock he joins
    her mission (at gun point) and they steal a ship- a galleon she names the
    REBEL. The ship has (10) bars of gold on board which you can sell to
    help recruit another (50-60) sailors for the ship. Cat must also "Equip"
    her saber and "Assign" her sailors to 90% combat.
    When she sails, they encounter Rapheal Selran of Portugal (a battle
    captain). She should defeat him by attacking without a duel and return to
    Seville to sell the Rebel and equip the Flemish galleon with maximum men
    and no guns. This ship will sail much faster than that the galleon can. In
    Seville, save the game, because Cat may be surrounded by "Gruff men", if
    captured, just restart to keep losing your money. Go to the dock and wait
    till 2 am, to go to the Item Shop and buy a Basterd sword.
    Sail into the Mediterranean and attack another fleet, like a Turkish
    merchant or Portuguese (Yasale, Abduhl?). When docked at any harbor other
    than Seville, Cat gets the message that the Spanish fleet is after her. Stay
    close to a neutral port such as Algiers and dock after each battle to sell
    the captured ship and recruit sailors. This all to get more fame and get
    better in battling.
    After the second battle with the Spanish Armada, the fleet catches fire and
    retreats. You can actually flee the second time, because you often won't have
    enough crew to fight them again. Catalina picks up Andreas Paella and he
    joins as mate. He was the 'crazy philosopher' at the pub in Seville.
    After your fame in piracy has reached +5,000 you'll fight Pirate Kahn in a
    shipyard. You capture Joao and you have to flee, because Ezequiel is after
    you. Catalina's pirate fame should get to +8,000. She must attack any
    Spanish, Portugese (or Turkish) or Pirate fleet to increase fame, money
    and battle skill. In the pub, Cat will meet Bret Perot. He tells them
    Joao's location (Somewhere Italy? - Jaffa/Syracuse) and they take off
    after him.
    In this port they will search first in the pub, if the bartender says he
    REALLY hasn't seen him, you have to wait some days, come back to the pub.
    The bartender will say he HAS seen Joao now, so go search building after
    building looking for Joao and eventually Cat will find Andreas and Emilio
    tied up in the Merchant shop. They tell her that "Monster Rocco" did the
    dirty deed. So they return to the port where they saw Bret and ask him again.
    This time he tells them (after being choked by Andreas) that a Portuguese
    noble wishes Lucia to be secretly taken to the lodge in Ceuta and they will
    be told Joao's location again. She agrees.
    They pick up Lucia in the pub in Lisbon and after dropping her at the lodge
    in Ceuta, find Perot in the pub. He tells them that Joao is in Alexandria.
    In Alexandria, Otto Baynes shows up and convinces Cat that she has been
    tricked into kidnapping Lucia for Marquis Martinez of Portugal. She really
    has the butt at Perot now and Otto tells her that Perot is headed for the
    Black sea (beyond Istanbul). She can easily catch him and beat him in battle.
    He says that Lucia is across the world and that the Atlantic armies will
    conquer the world.
    Cat's pirate fame is now 15,000+ with a battle level of 11. On the next
    battle, Emilio says that a scum has been caught hiding on a captured ship.
    Catalina questions him and is told that Joao has sailed to Massawa to defend
    the locals against the Turks. She decides to go after him. To accomplish this,
    take her battleship, the crew must be reduced to (100). The Venetian should
    now sail for 45 days. If you want to beat enemies in duel, be sure to buy some
    armor in Copenhagen.
    In Massawa they learn that Joao is called the "Savior". They find Joao and
    company at the harbor and challenge him. He requests to be allowed to fight
    the Turks before settling the score with Cat and she agrees. Emilio suggests
    joining the battle and they do.
    Don't forget to hire more crew at Mecca (North-East) before fighting the Turks.
    To do this, just sail in the big group of Turkish fleets. This is a good chance
    to capture and sell several fleets and stock up on money if needed. Joao
    interrupts on the first battle and Catalina volunteers to assist in the battle.
    After docking at Massawa after the battle, they are told that Joao is at the
    palace. Here Joao's companion Enrico questions Catalina about the
    circumstances behind her vengeance and they find out that the attack on her
    brother could not have been accomplished by the Francos since they did not
    own a fleet at that time. A explorer from Genoa called Pietro Conti verifies
    Joao's claims and Catalina lets them go.
    She should now sail back to the Mediterranean and may stop at any port along
    the way for supplies. When your pirate fame has reached +30,000 go in any
    building, she is told that a Turkish merchant is looking for them at the lodge.
    Ali Vezas tells Catalina that Pietro wants to see her in Lisbon.
    In Lisbon, at the Franco's house, Pietro tells Cat that Marquis Martinez is
    responsible for her brothers death. Raul Franco, Joao's grandfather, agrees
    with Pietro and tells Cat about Neo-Atlantis and how her brother was caught in
    this plot. They tell her that Martinez may be found in South America and
    that Commander Ezequiel is after her. You have to sail to South America now.
    When you go in any port, Emilio suggests sailing to every port. So that'll
    be the mission for now. After some ports (don't forget the northern ports
    of South America) Andreas says there's a fight in the pub. You'll end up
    fighting to Pirate Rudolph. Joao went to the harbor. After a conversation
    he agrees to ask Ezequiel for help in battling the pirates. When you go out
    of the port, Ezequiel will be waiting for you. He does fight with you and
    they sail after you up the Amazon river and encounter the pirates. After one
    battle, Martinez has gone up in flames.
    211 Day Voyage
    I finally found my enemy, Joao. But unfortunately Commander Ezequiel
    interfered, and stole my chance to take revenge. In retrospect, however,
    I'm glad that I didn't defeat Joao then.
    I was drawn further into the Franco family's affairs when I was tricked into
    joining a nobleman's plot. We kidnapped a girl named Lucia for him, but that
    turned out to be a serious mistake.
    All of the signs had lead me to believe that the Francos were guilty. But
    Otto, Pietro, and Joao told me the truth, and I was so confused! I no longer
    knew who my real enemy was.
    I learned who really set fire to my brother's fleet from Pietro and an old
    man named Raul. I went to South America, where I knew my enemy would be
    waiting. There, I joined Joao and helped him rescue Lucia.
    Michael, Hernan... I finally avenged your defeat. The fire of your revenge
    no longer consumes me. Finally I can rest. My heart is now at peace.
     3. Walkthrough OTTO BAYNES
     Age:25   Sail:10   Battle:10   Leadership: 92 Courage:   88
                                    Seamanship: 72 Swordsman: 86
                                    Knowledge:  61 Charm:     82
                                    Intuition:  43
     Gunnery Skill
    British Privateer
    Appointed by King Henry VIII to the Royal Knights in a secret mission to
    defeat the Spanish Armada.
    Otto is called to the palace. Sir Gilbert intercepts him and
    shows his butt.
    The King appoints Otto as the Head of the Royal Navy and requests that he
    build a fleet and defeat the Spanish Navy. Otto accepts.
    The King gives him:
    1) A royal title (Page)
    2) Short sword
    3) Leather armor
    4) Letter of Mark
    Sir Gilbert gives him:
    1) 300 gold
    2) Caravela Latina
    Otto picks up his ship at the shipyard and finds that Gilbert named it the
    "Idiot". In the harbor you meet Matthew. Save the game before going into
    the cafe as a swordfight will take place there with Sailor Matthew Roy.
    Otto cannot lose this fight, but the outcome makes more sense if he
    defeats Matthew.
    Sail for Seville to "spy" on the Spanish. Go the cafe to find Matthew. He
    is dinking and doesn't stop - When drunk, he makes a "plan". In the
    harbor you see that Matthew has stolen a ship "the
    newest Galleon" named "Fools" and they find 10,000 gold in the Captains
    cabin after they sail from Seville. Assign the crew to 90% soldiers and
    attack the first Spanish merchant fleet available. (Esteban Ortega) Save
    the game just before the battle (27 may '22) and restart the game until
    Otto wins and plunders a valuable cargo from the merchant such as amber
    or gold (take his Nao, on the other ships isn't any cargo). Return to
    Seville and obtain the Basterd sword at 2 am. Sell the cargo and ship and
    recruit crew if needed. You must enter Seville at night since hostility is
    at max. When you enter a building Matthew notifies you that you are being
    followed. Hire some extra crew (max if possible). Save the game and prepare.
    Be ready when they sail because a Spanish battle fleet (Bernal Loyola) will
    be waiting. Defeat this fleet and sail for Ceuta to sell the plundered ship.
    (defeating Loyola by duel is the easiest way to do this, you can buy
    equipment in Copenhagen and Lubeck, the Flamberge sword)
    If you are not too aggressive you might meet up with Pietro Conti in a pub
    right here, but it isn't necessary to complete the game. It appears only
    to happen when you have a amount of pircay fame. So if you do not attack
    too much between this fight and the meet up with Catalina you might see
    him. Not that it matters when he tells you that the Spanish fleet has lots
    of gold aboard. (thanks Antonius Eko for this part)
    At any shop in port, Matthew will want to drink again. Go to the pub first
    and then to the dock, the attendant will ask Otto to go to the merchants
    place to check out some 'ghosts'. At the merchants they find Andreas and
    Emilio, the mates of Catalina tied up in a sack. Catalina shows up and
    challenges them to a duel.
    They convince her that they do not work for Joao and she agrees to have a
    cup of tea with Otto at the pub in two hours. At the pub she relates her
    story of revenge on the Francos and then leaves.
    Otto should defeat a pirate fleet with Venetian Galeass so he can take this
    ship. (Khayr or Idin) He needs a Venetian or Galleon to attack Spanish and
    pirate fleets. He may also purchase a Venetian (if you have the gold).
    Before this you could also just hunt down some average pirates or Spanish
    merchant fleets (to get more money).
    At this stage in the game, King Henry should be looking for Otto. He can see
    the King and not detract from his game since the king asks him to attack
    Italian fleets, which will only cost you -1 friendship point with Italy, so
    they won't get mad at you. This is how he gains pirate fame and may also
    attain royal rank. (if you can't get the Italians out of Genoa, treat them
    in the pub - see Cheats section for more details).
    At about 30,000+ fame, the King is looking for Otto in a different way. He
    reminds him of his request to destroy the Spanish fleet and tells Otto he
    thinks he is ready to attack them. Go to the Guild to get information on
    the Spanish whereabouts. The Guild master tells him that the Spanish utilize
    a 3-point attack and that their fleets are docked at Nantes, Bordeaux and
    Seville. Otto and Matthew talk this over and decide to attack the Spanish
    before their fleets can converge and use the 3-point attack.
    Sail to Nantes and you'll catch a couple of fleets at Nantes. When you beat
    one, Matthew realizes that the Spanish have departed for the Amazon river.
    Travel down the African coast and then west to Cayenne. A shopkeeper will
    tell them that a Spanish fleet has docked at Santo Domingo.
    (Do not destroy the Spanish fleet before you get this message, otherwise
    the game will get stuck, as you will never be able to destroy it again)
    Go catch this fleet, beat one and head back to Cayenne, since Matthew
    noticed the other ships went off. When you catch more Spanish
    fleets at sea -attack-, Catalina appears right away and convinces them to let
    the Spanish go free. Otto does this (much to the dismay of Matthew) and they
    sail back to Europe. Crew must probably be reduced to make it back to
    Europe against the current.
    (You CAN beat all the ships if you wait for them close to the isle of
    You must dock at a European port (except London and find Ezequiel Roberto
    in the pub. He doesn't recognize you at first (and you don't recognize him),
    then offers to meet them for a show-down in 30 days off the coast of
    Bordeaux. You must agree and sail around until this date comes. Be sure
    to have good equipment (whether swordplay equipment or good ships and
    cannons, and of course enough crew).
    Save the game just before the battle since Ezequiel is a tough customer.
    You, as a real knight, won't kill Ezequiel, but let him go. Don't give him
    a chance to be a knight, as he WILL kill you. Bastard. :)
    *You can hire him afterwards, just check his whereabouts.
    The last act is to return to London and report to the King. Gilbert attempts
    to defame Otto by telling the King that Otto let Ezequiel escape. Otto
    defends himself by telling of Ezequiel's honor and the King agrees and
    appoints Otto to the position of Admiral of the Royal Fleet.
    286 Day Voyage
    As King Henry requested, I began attacking fleets but jealous Lord Gilbert
    tried to hinder our success by keeping us poorly supplied. However, Matthew's
    sly trick brought me a state of the art Spanish Galleon. The acquisition of
    that mighty ship marked a turning point on our path to victory.
    We came upon a notorious and beautiful female pirate named Catalina Erantzo,
    who was bent on avenging the loss of her brother. She was in pursuit of a
    sailor named Joao, whom she held responsible for the dastardly deed. I
    couldn't help but admire her determination.
    We learned of a Spanish fleet heading for Seville, transporting gold from
    the New World. We knew that if we successfully plundered that fleet, it
    would deliver a substantial blow to the fortunes of Spain.
    We happened upon Ezequiel, Commander of the Spanish fleet, in a rather
    unexpected way. We vowed to have one final battle for the glory of our
    The final battle between our British fleet and the Spanish fleet has ended
    in triumph. We were victorious! The 'Invincible' Spanish fleet has been
    crushed. This means that I have fulfilled my mission. I have accomplished
    all that King Henry has asked.
     4. Walkthrough ERNST VON BOHR
     Age:23   Sail:11   Battle:1   Leadership: 78 Courage:   62
                                   Seamanship: 92 Swordsman: 53
                                   Knowledge:  86 Charm:     90
                                   Intuition:  82
    Celestial Navigation
    Dutch geographer. Hired by his cartographer friend Mercator, to explore
    far-off lands and make a map of the entire world.
    Ernst starts out in Amsterdam with $5000, a Caravela Latina and a first
    mate Hans Starten (Sail:10 Battle:2 -Celestial Navigation) all given to him
    by Mercator. He should refit his ship to minimum crew (all sailors) and no
    guns to make the exploring voyage to the northwest for the "Saber-toothed
    cat" (see Discoveries section, if it isn't here, start the game again till
    it's there - randomly chosen). Be sure to have SOME lookout, otherwise you
    won't be able to see the village. The "Great Auk" discovery may also be
    available at the southern tip of Greenland. You can stop in Forel if
    necessary. Bring the discoveries to Bordeaux and Professor Mordes and
    look for an adventurers ship. Bring the maps to Mercator and when leaving
    Amsterdam, the 14 year old girl Paula shows up and asks to board the ship.
    Paula wants to find her homeland and tells her life story starting in
    Seville and melts Hans' heart. They let her aboard and continue their
    Ernst is an adventurer and must increase Adventure fame to win the game. At
    this point, his fame should be approx. 2000. The Governor/General of Holland
    should be looking for him (for discoveries) and he can gain rank and play a
    slower game if desired, or ignore the Governor and play the fastest game
    (which is the best thing to do, because when turning discoveries to him
    you won't get money or adventure fame - things you both need).
    Nothing will happen to Ernst through his quest except the occasional comment
    by Hans and Paula about their journeys. They should take several planned
    excursions to map areas and discover items. Trips can be classified as:
    (try to sail the 'dark' map parts, where you haven't been yet)
    The North Atlantic - around the eastern coast of North America to Africa
    and north to Europe.
    The South Atlantic - down the coast of Africa then west to the tip of South
    America (do the Amazon river) and north to Europe.
    Asia - Over the top of Asia then down the coastline by Japan, India, the
    middle east then the eastern coast of Africa and around to Europe.
    Pacific - Over the top of North America then down the west coasts of North
    and South America then "around the Horn" to Europe.
    Australia - Around Africa then east along the southern polar regions to
    Australia. Around Australia + Indonesia, then across the Pacific to the
    horn and to Europe.
    The Nile - This is optional, but is nice to gain fame.
    Actually this is the easiest scenario, as you just can sail around with
    a small ship for ages and you'll report your findings to Mercator and
    Mordes every now and then.
    When a certain percentage of the world is mapped, Mercator will
    congratulate Ernst and finish the map. (although this is your quest, it
    isn't necessary to finish the game). If you have done the '6-sails', you
    could just go sailing to parts you haven't been (dark parts) to gain
    fame and have Hans say his thing (see next paragraph).
    During the final journeys, Hans will comment that Paula and Ernst should
    get married. In the final scenario, Hans will say that he wishes to see
    Zipangu, which has been hidden for the entire game. This is the clue to
    proceed to Zeiton (or Hanoi) where they will be told that Zipangu is to
    the northeast. Now Nagasaki and Sakia can be discovered. The shopkeepers
    will confirm this, then Ernst will comment that Paula looks like the
    people of this land. They question her and she remembers a "Yellow Sea"
    in her homeland. They question shopkeepers in Zeiton and are told that a
    yellow "river" exists to the north. Up this river, the city of Changan
    can now be discovered. In the Noble building in this town Paula finds
    her lost home and family.
    Ernst invites Paula to continue to sail with him and she agrees as the game
    If you read the ending scene, you'll notice that Ernst says he would like
    to finish his task: making a complete world map. This is a bit dumb if
    you already did it. And by the way, wasn't this your original draft of
    sailing the oceans (and not Paula).
    1149 day voyage
    I set sail to map the world at the request of Mercator. But I soon found
    another quest, when I met a young girl at a port, named Paula. I was moved
    by her plea for my help and decided to help find her homeland.
    I'll swear to the ocean, that I never forgot the original purpose of my
    journey. But it was hard to see her face, so hopeful before we reached a new
    port, so disappointed afterwards. It seemed that her homeland had vanished
    off the face of the earth! Where in the world could she be from .. ?
    Zipangu that Hans had dreamed of turned out to be no golden country. But I
    wasn't disappointed because we finally got a clue to Paula's homeland.
    It was as if her homeland was long waiting for her return because it had a
    wonderful gift for her; her family. I'm so happy to have helped her see her
    lifelong wish come true.
    It may be natural for a man and a woman who went through times of happiness
    and hardships together to fall in love! "Would you like to go on a voyage
    with me, again?", I asked. Her smile was all the answer I needed.
     5. Walkthrough PIETRO CONTI
     Age:33   Sail:4   Battle:1   Leadership: 84 Courage:   53
                                  Seamanship: 80 Swordsman: 61
                                  Knowledge:  75 Charm:     81
                                  Intuition:  87
    Celestial Navigation
    Italian Adventurer. Roams the world in search of treasure and the unknown to
    pay for the debt his father left him.
    Most of the merchants in Genoa accost Pietro for money until he goes to the
    harbor. The harbormaster (whom he also owes money) tells him that his friend
    (Camillo) is at the pub.
    In the pub, Comrade Camillo Stefano (Battle:2 Sail:3 -Celestial Navigation,
    Bookkeeping) tells Pietro that Duchess Franco has agreed to pay their debts
    to work for her. They are suspicions but under the circumstance have no
    Camillo has a ship Pietro names the "Falcon" (Caravela Latina). You must go
    to Lisbon where they meet with Christiana.
    The Duchess asks them to bring discovery reports to her and she will reward
    them. Pietro is suspicious and she admits that she also wants them to spy on
    Joao and report his condition to her periodically. They agree and she gives
    them $5000 and takes care of their debts. She also gives him a telescope and
    sextant that used to belong to Leon Franco.
    Remodel the capacity of the Caravela to minimum crew and max food then
    take off for the "Saber-toothed Tiger" discovery. Camillo suggests that
    they head for the Nile river for discoveries, but the faster method is the
    Tiger. Safe first in Lisbon, the Tiger could not be in your game, then do
    the Nile anyway. Then bring the discoveries to Butler Marco in Lisbon and
    be rewarded. Use this to purchase a Sloop or LaReale. Bordeaux usually
    has used Reales for sale. Don't forget to stock up on Balm (10) while in
    Next, stock glass beads (Amsterdam) and sail for Timbuktu. Discover any
    village along the way and trade the beads for Ivory. This will get you
    some money to not be bothering about that anymore.
    Return to Lisbon with the discoveries, then go to Amsterdam in Northern
    Europe to sell the cargo and purchase cartographer's skills from Mercator.
    Sign a contract with him to gain extra fame and money.
    Sail for Africa again and search the villages you come round. When you've
    attained 10,000+ adventure fame stop in any African port and go into the
    pub. The barkeeper will tell Pietro of the "Gold Medallion" and El Dorado
    then offers to sell a map to the medallion for $2000 gold. Buy the map.
    Ignore the Governor-General of Italy if you wish to play the fast game.
    The Governor will request discoveries, which will take Adventure fame
    points in return for Italian Rank. Which is useless.
    When you've done some more discovering, go back to Amsterdam, at
    Mercators', save the game. Mercator can locate the map for you, but it'll
    cost you 2 gold ingots. By saving the game you can write down the location
    and restart to avoid paying the price.
    Find the Medallion and discover villages along the way. Turn in the
    discoveries and maps to gain fame. Pietro may need to take a trip around
    Asia to gain more fame. During this trip, make money by trading at ports and
    gain fame through maps and discoveries. After finding the medallion, Camillo
    asks to see it when you're at the harbor. They admire the workmanship
    and vow to try to find El Dorado.
    Head back to Lisbon (turn in your new discoveries), Marco says the Duchess
    is waiting for him. She introduces him to Joao who requests that he find the
    Staff of Poseidon and bring it to Massawa. Joao explains what the Staff is
    and why he needs it and Pietro accepts the challenge. At the dock, Camillo
    asks how they will find the Staff and Pietro says that something will happen
    on the way to Arabia.
    At any port in the middle east, at the pub, the owner will tell them that
    the Fortune Teller in a port in the back of the Mediterranean (Jaffa,
    Alexandria) can tell them more about the Staff. Pietro can trade goods
    for gold by stopping by the east African ports to make money.
    In the Mediterranean, the Fortune Teller will tell them to return to a pub
    in the middle east.
    In the middle eastern port, the pub owner gives them a map (after a long
    speech) which they can take to a Cartographer and again save the game
    to find the coordinates of the treasure (if you don't recognize the
    location on the map).
    Pick up the staff and any discoveries along the way and bring it to Joao in
    Massawa. He will be waiting in the pub. Pietro asks him for information
    about El Dorado in return and Joao agrees then exits.
    Go on gaining adventuring fame, and after reaching 40,000+ you will meet
    Ali Vezas at the dock (in Lisbon, where you probably reach the 40,000)
    and tells Pietro that Joao has asked him to find Pietro and tell him that
    El Dorado may be in the "Golden Country" of Zipangu (Japan). Pietro decides
     to go there and see.
    In Japan, you must sail to two ports, Nagasaki and Sakai. At the dock in the
    second port, Ernst Von Bohr shows up and tells them that he has not heard of
    El Dorado either, but that their best bet is in South America around the
    Equator. In Cayenne, at the dock, an old man (Raul Franco - Leon's father)
    walks in and falls on the floor. He tells them the story of Neo-Atlantis
    and that he has been prisoner there for 10 to 15 years. Just before that he
    had discovered the legendary city of gold "El Dorado". At El Dorado he had
    taken a medallion and given it to some villagers. Pietro's medallion turns
    out to be the same one! Raul promises to draw them a map to El Dorado and
    they take Raul back to Lisbon to the Franco mansion to finish the game.
    903 day voyage
    I knew there were many wealthy families in Lisbon, but I didn't think there
    was such a generous one! Duchess Franco hired me and promised to pay off all
    of my debts. What a chance! It was the deal of a lifetime!
    This world is full of liars and con artists. I paid a fortune at a cafe to
    get a map to El Dorado. I thought it would bring me fabulous riches, but all
    I found was one gold medallion. Oh well, at least it paid for the cost of
    the trip.
    The Staff of Poseidon - now that was quite an adventure. I never thought
    that I would save someone's life until then. When I found it, I was very
    tempted to sell it to a Turkish lord. I knew it would be worth a lot.
    One thing I've learned from my adventures is that life is full of
    surprises. Take my trip to South America - In search of the land of gold,
    I journeyed to the New World. The old man I saved was not only the long
    lost Raul Franco but also the legendary sailor who discovered El Dorado!
    Now that my contract with the Franco family is finally completed, I'm
    thinking of heading out on a real adventure, going where *I* want to go.
    It's a big world out there. I'm sure that there are still magnificent
    treasures just waiting to be discovered by a guy like me!
     6. Walkthrough ALI VEZAS
     Age:19   Sail:1   Battle:1   Leadership: 80 Courage:   53
                                  Seamanship: 86 Swordsman: 42
                                  Knowledge:  84 Charm:     80
                                  Intuition:  65
    Accounting Skill
    Negotiation Skill
    Turkish merchant. Grew up as an orphan in poverty. A twist of fate brings
    him a merchant ship and a chance to make his fortune.
    A passerby tells Ali that his friend is looking for him. He goes the cafe
    to see Ladia and the cafe owner tells him to forget Ladia and go see his
    friend at the shipyard.
    In the shipyard Friend Salim (Jahan - Age: 19 Sail:3 Battle:7 - Celestial
    Navigation/Gunnery) tells him that his father's ship was found wreaked in
    the harbor and that the shipbuilder needs $1000 to repair it. They talk the
    shipbuilder into repairing the ship and waiting for his money while they
    start their business. He agrees if they will now pay him $10,000. They
    They go to the Harbormaster and the Banker and tell them their plan to go
    into business and they each loan them $1000 in return for repayment of
    $10,000. At the bank, Banker Radino gives them advice on where and how to
    trade to riches and they withdraw Ali's savings ($1000). At the cafe, Ladia
    also loans them $1000 for the 10 times repayment. The Innkeeper offers to
    give them "some" money with no need to repay. They have a choice to take it
    or not. If they choose 'yes', they receive $500 free; if they refuse, he
    gives them a cat (a very expensive "$2000" gift). No other shopkeeper in
    town will give them money and they cannot leave town until these things are
    complete. They wind up with $4000 and owe $40,000.
    Next, they have to go to the shipyard to get the ship and Ali names it the
    "Savahni" meaning friends. Go back to the shipyard and 'Remodel' -'Load
    Capacity' the ship to minimum crew and 0 guns for $240. Now go to the cafe
    and recruit (10) sailors without treating and 'Assign' 100% of the crew to
    Navigation. Go to the Merchant before 8pm and purchase 13 crates of carpet
    at the lowest price by telling him NO to his first price. Stock up with all
    the food and water they can get for the money they have left and take off
    for Athens. Salim can 'Autosail' to Athens fastest.
    Ali can trade Carpet from Istanbul with Art from Athens until he gets enough
    money to buy another ship. He will probably need a small ship first, so check
    Athens for a Light Galley. Don't forget to remodel it and add crew.
    As soon as possible, $30,000 - $40,000, bring Ladia her $10,000. When this
    happens, Ladia promises to find out information about Sapha (Ali's sister),
    also Sultan Sulieman II the Magnificent will be looking for him when he
    attempts to sail at the dock.
    Save the game just before giving Ladia her money so it can be restarted to
    try for an easy task for the Sultan. Sooner or later he will ask for Art or
    Copper or Carpet, so it pays to have copper and carpet on board before
    entering the palace. Art is easy to get in Athens. Next, pay the shipbuilder
    and try to purchase a Xebec or Venetian Galleass. He will give Ali some
    advice after being paid back.
    Continue the trade route between Istanbul and Athens and pay back Radino
    the banker. When you do, he will introduce Ali to Banker Howell - the
    president of the Marco Polo bank. Last, pay off the Dock master. You must
    have at least $20,000 when you enter the dock, because Pietro Conti will
    show up and ask for a $10,000 loan also. He tells his story and that his
    sponsor is Duchess Franco in Lisbon, then leaves.
    This pays off all Ali's creditors. He must now increase his merchant fame
    by allying ports for Turkey. The Sultan will ultimately ask for additional
    favors (small lots of exotic goods or alliances with other ports). Sail
    level:3 -Merchant fame: 2500 on June 27, 1522. He has 500 crates of carpet
    on a Xebec and $40,000.
    Just before Ali's second royal title, the Sultan says, "I wish to see you on
    some particular business". The Sultan will explain Turkey's roll in the
    world picture and request that Ali expands the Ottoman empire with alliances.
    To do this, he gives Ali (50) gold ingots ($500,000) and a free Tax-Free
    permit for the Ottoman.
    When Ali makes alliances with (2) ports, the Sultan requests his presence.
    The Sultan's requests are good ways to add to Ali's Merchant Fame.
    December 28, 1522
    Sail:7 Rank: Baron Merchant Fame: 13,142 Gold: 100 ingots +
    Approximately the next trip to Istanbul, the dock master tells Ali that Ladia
    has a new boyfriend. They go the cafe and Ladia introduces Joao Franco. He
    says he has a piratess after him named Catalina. Ali volunteers to replace
    his sail with Joao's to throw Catalina off if Joao will look for Sapha. He
    agrees and they leave. Catalina accosts him outside the port, but lets him
    go when she realizes that he is not Joao.
    After several alliances, the dock master says that Ladia has something to
    talk to him about. He goes to the cafe and Ladia says that Joao has left
    word that Sapha is in Basra. Ali must go to Basra and talk to Sapha, but he
    can't convince her to come to Istanbul with them and that he is her brother.
    Salim falls head over heels for her and they leave and travel back to
    Istanbul to tell Ladia.
    Next, the dock master in Istanbul tells Ali that Radino the Banker is looking
    for him. In the bank in Istanbul, he tells Ali that he has been transferred
    to the head office and must go the Venice. He wishes Ali and crew to take
    him there. They agree and at the bank in Venice, they meet Howell again.
    Howell tells them that he has loaned Pietro Conti some money and he wants
    Ali to get it back. Pietro also owes Ali some money so they agree to find
    him and collect. They must go to Lisbon and talk to Duchess Franco to find
    out where Pietro is. She gives them 60,000 - 80,000 gold for telling her
    about Joao and then tells them that Pietro is in Zipangu (Sakia).
    When they return to Venice, the bank will take 40 of the 210 ingots given to
    them by Pietro. Keep allying ports at every opportunity.
    They must now return to Istanbul and see the Sultan. He will give Ali (100)
    ingots to continue his travels. He may also asks the Sultan for gold and
    ships at each visit. See the Sultan a second time before leaving and he
    will request another favor.
    Ali may store some of the money he is making in several ways. He can buy
    Venetian Galleasses, remodel them and MOOR them at Seville and Istanbul
    with 800 lots of gold on board. He can also purchase the Rune Blade,
    Crusader Sword, Crusader Armor, and Errol's Plate. Treasure in Timbuktu is
    also a good investment such as the Crown of Majesty and the Ruby Scepter.
    When Ali's Merchant Fame is 40,000+, the dock master in any port will tell
    him that the Ottoman Empire is causing much hardship throughout it's domain
    and he accuses Ali of helping this cause by the alliances he makes with
    ports. Ali has a hard time believing this.
    When this happens, they can return to Basra and visit Sapha again. This time
    she calls him brother and agrees to return to Istanbul with them if Ali will
    take Rustem the orphan with them. They return to Istanbul to tell Ladia and
    they come up with the idea to start an orphanage. They need a house and
    Ladia tells them of the house in Istanbul that Howell owns. They travel
    to Venice to see Howell and he tells them that he wants a lot of ingots. This
    may vary due to the amount of money Ali has by then. It is 500 ingots plus
    the amount of cash you have. It would be smart to buy tons of gold, so
    Howell doesn't know you actually have that money. It saves a lot of time
    completing the game.
    Now the money that Ali has saved to buy the house. By Sept 1522, he should
    have 800+ ingots, or more than enough to meet Howells price. After paying
    Howell, they must return to the cafe in Istanbul to end the game.
    870 day voyage
    Salim and I fixed up the fated ship that washed ashore and decided to go into
    trading business. We had no money to start with, but I persuaded the
    townspeople with my promises of a tenfold return on their investment! An
    expensive promise, but I was feeling lucky. I knew I was on to something big.
    It turned out I had quite a knack for trading. But before I knew it, my gold
    had multiplied. I repaid all my debts. Nothing could stop me now. I was
    ready to make my fortune.
    At the cafe in the port of Basra, I finally found my sister, Sapha. Even
    though she couldn't accept me as her brother at first, I knew that someday
    she would...
    I'm a lucky guy. Just as I grew tired of business, of thinking about
    profits day and night, I found a new cause to devote myself to - my
    orphanage. The smile of these orphans when I give them a home shines a light
    of hope to guide us through this crazy world. They've given my life new
    The seven seas were full of dangers - pirates, storms and other sea monsters.
    Not every mate had the mettle to overcome the obstacles.
    But you, with your courage, wit, and strength of heart, have bested even the
    worst of foes. The tale of your voyage will be told for years to come.
     7. Ports
     Yeah, yeah, I already saw you thinking END? No there is a lot more here.
     And there are many more ways to complete the game with any character. I
     just wrote the shortest way. But the story lines are only just the
     beginning of the game, once you'll get the hang of it, you are bound
     to discover the complex gameplay with trading, pirating and the like.
     This section is for all the ports... nothing more actually:
      with help by Mathieu Gauthier (noted down all the ports),
      & Christopher Bzik (he added all the stuff down there).
     I've also added the co-ordinates of every port, so when you buy a sextant
     or a theodolite (Amsterdam or Mecca) you can sail to any port without
     searching (you do need a mate with celestial navigation though).
     Of course, names of cities will change after ages of existence (like
     Constantinopel changed to Istanbul, before the game starts). But after
     1522 (the beginning year of the game) some cities changed their names, so
     to find some cities more easy, I have put the 'real' name behind it.
     Some names are just the local names (like Gdansk), although the name
     used in the game is still the same name used now in English (Danzig).
     C:Capital - P:Portugal - S:Spain - T:Turkey - E:England
     I:Italy - H:Holland  - N:Neutral  - SP:Supply port
     n: northern longitude - e: eastern latitude
     s: southern longitude - w: western latitude
     Narvik:SP - 73n 16e
     Bergen:H - 62n 4e
     Oslo:H - 62n 10e
     Lubeck:H - 56n 11e
     Danzig:H - 56n 18e (=Gdansk)
     Copenhagen:H - 57n 12e
     Riga:H - 59n 23e
     Stockholm:H - 62n 19e
     Hekla:SP - 60n 19w
     Dublin:E - 54n 6w
     Bristol:E - 52n 3w
     Amsterdam:CH - 55n 6e
     Antwerp:H - 53n 5e
     London:CE - 52n 0e
     Nantes:E - 48n 2w
     Bordeaux:E - 46n 1w
     Hamburg:H - 55n 9e
     Lisbon:CP - 39n 10w
     Seville:CS - 37n 6w
     Barcelona:S - 41n 2e
     Valencia:S - 39n 0e
     Marseille:I - 43n 5e
     Genoa:CI - 44n 8e
     Pisa:I - 43n 9e
     Naples:I - 40n 13e
     Syracuse:I - 37n 10e
     Palma:S - 39n 2e
     Ragusa:I - 42n 17e (=Dubrovnik)
     Venice:I - 44n 13e
     Athens:N - 38n 23e
     Nicosia:T - 35n 33e
     Candia:I - 35n 25e
     Ceuta:P - 36n 5w
     Algiers:N - 37n 3e
     Tunis:N - 37n 10e
     Tripoli:N - 33n 13e
     Madeira:P - 33n 17w
     Santa Cruz:N - 28n 17w
     Argin:N - 20n 18w
     Bathurst:N - 14n 18w (=Banjul)
     Bissau:N - 13n 17w
     Timbuktu:N - 15n 4w
     Abidjan:N - 6n 5w
     San Jorge:P - 5n 2w (=Sekondi-Takoradi)
     Luanda:P - 8s 12e
     Cape Town:SP - 31s 17e
     Sofala:P - 17s 35e (=Nova Sofala)
     Quelimane:N - 15s 37e
     Mozambique:N - 13s 40e
     Tamatave:SP - 16s 49e (=Toamasina)
     Malindi:P - 3s 40e
     Mombasa:P - 4s 39e
     Mogadishu:N - 3n 45e
     Alexandria:T - 31n 29e
     Jaffa:T - 32n 34e
     Beirut:T - 33n 35e
     Istanbul:CT - 41n 29e
     Belgrade:SP - 45n 19e
     Trebizond:T - 41n 39e (=Trabzon)
     Kaffa:T - 45n 34e
     Azov:T - 47n 38e (=Rostov)
     Salonika:T - 41n 22e (=Thessaloniki)
     Aden:T - 13n 46e
     Massawa(Aksum):T - 15n 41e
     Mecca:T - 21n 39e
     Cairo:T - 29n 33e
     Muscat:T - 24n 59e
     Hormuz:T - 26n 56e (=Bandar-e Abbas)
     Shiraz:T - 26n 53e (=Bandar-e Lengeh)
     Quatar:T - 25n 53e (=Doha)
     Basra:T - 30n 48e
     Diu:P - 25n 66e (=Karachi)
     Cochin:N - 10n 75e
     Goa:P - 14n 73e
     Calicut:N - 12n 74e
     Ceylon:N - 8n 79e (=Colombo)
     Malacca:N - 4n 101e
     Pasei:N - 5n 96e (=Singkil)
     Bankao:N - 1n 105e
     Sunda:N - 3s 107e (=Jakarta)
     Dili:P - 5s 126e
     Banda:N - 3s 128e
     Amboa:N - 1s 125e
     Ternate:N - 2n 125e
     Mindanao:SP - 8n 126e (=Davao)
     Moresby:SP - 6s 145e (=Port Moresby)
      FAR EAST
     Hanoi:N - 21n 105e
     Macao:N - 23n 114e
     Zeiton:N - 26n 119e (=Fozhou)
     Changan:N - 35n 110e (=Xi'An)
     Nagasaki:N - 33n 129e
     Sakai:N - 35n 135e
     Ezo: SP - 42n 140e (=Hakodate)
     Lushun: SP - 39n 122e (=Luda)
     Guam:SP  - 14n 143e
     (Remember: When playing ERNST Changan, Nagasaki and Sakai may  not be
      available untill a certain point in the game, when playing JOAO the
      two Japanese ports will not be available untill a certain time.)
      RUSSIA (Northern Side)
     Dikson: SP - 81n 81e
     Tiksi: SP - 79n 129e
     Korf: SP - 61n 163e
      AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND & "The Tiny Isles"
     Leveque:SP - 10s 125e
     Geelong:SP - 34s 141e
     Wanagunui:SP - 36s 171e
     Suva:SP - 14s 176e
     Tahiti:SP - 12s 154w
     Nome:SP - 67n 166w
     Coppermine:SP - 72n 124w
     Churchill:SP - 56n 94w
     Forel:SP - 62n 40w
     Juneau:SP - 57n 138w
     Naalehu:SP - 19n 156w (=Honolulu)
     Cape Cod: SP - 37n 71w
       Western Side
     Santa Barbara:SP - 26n 120w
     Guatemala:S - 10n 95w
     Panama:S - 5n 85w
       Eastern Side
     Veracruz:N - 15n 100w
     Havana:S - 19n 87w
     Santo Domingo:S - 13n 74w
     Santiago:S - 15n 81w (=Santiago de Cuba)
     Porto Velho:S - 6n 85w (=Colon)
     Cartegena:S - 6n 81w
     Maracaibo:S - 7n 77w
     Caracas:S - 7n 72w
     Margarita:S - 8n 69w
     Jamaica: S - 13n 81w
       Eastern Side
     Cayenne:N - 0s 56w
     Pernambuco:P - 11s 46w
     Rio de Janiero:P - 26s 50w
     Montevideo:SP - 37s 64w
       Western Side
     Valparaiso:SP - 35s 79w
     Mollendo:SP - 19s 78w
     Callao:SP - 11s 84w
     So, these were the co-ordinates so you can find each of them very easy.
     But there is more to tell about ports, like: "Is there a guild?" or
     "What is the port's speciality?". The answers are given here and only
     here by our, my expert Christopher Bzik. The ports are listed alpha-
     betically by the way.
     Notes that come with these ports:
     1. The trade specialty lists the item and a common price range. A line
     means there is no specialty in this port. An 'X' plus a product means
     you have to invest in the port first to get the product.
     When between brackets(Gold) is given, it means the port also sells Gold,
     because you can make good profit of this, I mentioned it.
     2. The shipyard is a graded section, and are graded as close to the start
     of the game as possible. Grades go like this:
      F - does not build ships
      D - builds small junky ships
      C - builds average ships and has a decent selection of used ships
      B - build respectable ships an has a good selection of used ships
          (can include Galleon)
      A - has everything B has, but had a Venetian Galeass as a used ship
      A+ - Can build a Venetian Galeass, and usually has a top rate selection.
      WP = "With Potential" - Ports that, if invested in, will produce great
           ships (Galleon, VG, Frigate and/or Barge, as well as Tekkousen)
     3. Buildings: Y's indicate that a building is present. Blanks mean no
     4. Under Cartographer, I have written Cart./C.Nav./Gun.
     That means one can learn those skills here. (Cartography/Celestial
     5. A collector is someone who pays for Discoveries.
                             NORTHERN EUROPE, MEDITERENEAN
     Port Name |Trade       |Ship|Bank|Carto- |Coll-|For-|Church/|
               |Specialty   |yard|    |grapher|ector|tune|Mosque |
     Amsterdam  Glass Beads  C     Y    Cart.              Y
     Antwerp    Wool Cloth   C WP  Y    Cart.         Y    Y
     Athens     Art          A+    Y                  Y    Y
     Barcelona  Rock Salt    C     Y    Cart.              Y
     Bergen     ---          D                        Y
     Bordeaux   Wine         C     Y            Y          Y
     Bristol    X Tin Ore    D WP                          Y
     Candia     ---          D                             Y
     Copenhagen Glassware    A     Y            Y     Y    Y
     Danzig     ---          D     Y                  Y    Y
     Dublin     ---          D WP                     Y    Y
     Genoa      Silver       A+    Y                  Y    Y
     Hamburg    Dye          A WP  Y    Gunn.              Y
     Istanbul   Carpet       A+    Y                  Y    Y
     Lisbon     Rock Salt    B     Y            Y          Y
     London     Wool         C     Y                  Y    Y
     Lubeck     X Silver     D     Y                       Y
     Marseille  Perfume      D     Y                  Y    Y
     Nantes     ---          C                        Y    Y
     Naples     Wool Cloth   A+    Y    C.Nav.             Y
     Nicosia    X Copper Ore D
     Oslo       Wood         D
     Palma      ---          D          Cart.         Y
     Pisa       Silk Cloth   A+    Y            Y          Y
     Ragusa     Dye          D                             Y
     Riga       Wood         D                        Y    Y
     Salonika   ---          D
     Seville    Porcelain    B     Y                  Y    Y
     Stockholm  Copper Ore   C     Y                  Y    Y
     Syracuse   ---          D                        Y    Y
     Valencia   Wool Cloth   D     Y                  Y    Y
     Venice     Glassware    A+    Y    Cart.         Y    Y
                             WEST, NORTH & EAST AFRICA
     Port Name |Trade       |Ship|Bank|Carto- |Coll-|For-|Church/|
               |Specialty   |yard|    |grapher|ector|tune|Mosque |
     Abidjan    X Musk       F                        Y
     Alexandria Cotton Cloth A+    Y            Y     Y
     Algiers    ---          D                        Y
     Argin      ---          D     Y                       Y
     Bathurst   ---          F                        Y
     Bissau     ---          D                        Y
     Ceuta      ---          F
     Luanda     X Coral      F                        Y    Y
     Madeira    Sugar        D                        Y
     Malindi    Musk (Gold)  D                        Y
     Mogadishu  X Ivory      F
     Mombasa    (X Gold)     D     Y                  Y    Y
     Mozambique ---          D     Y                       Y
     Quelimane  X Tortoise   F                        Y
     San Jorge  Ivory        D     Y                       Y
     Santa Cruz ---          F                        Y
     Sofala     Ivory (Gold) D                        Y    Y
     Timbuktu   Ivory        F                        Y
     Tripoli    ---          D
     Tunis      X Iron Ore   D
     Port Name |Trade       |Ship|Bank|Carto- |Coll-|For-|Church/|
               |Specialty   |yard|    |grapher|ector|tune|Mosque |
     Aden       Amber         D    Y
     Amboa      X Nutmeg      F                       Y
     Azov       ---           D    Y                  Y
     Banda      Nutmeg        F                       Y
     Bankao     ---           F                       Y
     Basra      Cheese        C                       Y    Y
     Beirut     Carpet        D    Y                  Y    Y
     Calicut    Nutmeg        C    Y                  Y    Y
     Cairo      Art           C                       Y    Y
     Ceylon     Cinnamon      D    Y                  Y    Y
     Changan    Silk Cloth    F    Y                  Y
     Cochin     ---           D    Y                  Y    Y
     Dili       X Clove       F
     Diu        ---           F
     Goa        Ginger        B    Y                       Y
     Hanoi      Coral         D
     Hormuz     X Ginger      D                       Y    Y
     Jaffa      ---           D                       Y
     Kaffa      X Iron Ore    D                       Y    Y
     Macao      ---           B    Y                  Y    Y
     Malacca    Cinnamon      D                       Y
     Massawa    X Pimento     F                       Y    Y
     Mecca      Musk          F    Y                  Y    Y
     Muscat     ---           D                       Y    Y
     Nagasaki   Silver        C WP
     Pasei      ---           F
     Quatar     X Tortoise    D                            Y
     Sakai      Silk Cloth    B WP Y
     Shiraz     ---           F    Y                  Y    Y
     Sunda      ---           F                       Y
     Tebizond   Cotton Cloth  D                       Y    Y
     Ternate    Clove         F                       Y
     Zeiton     Silk          B    Y                  Y    Y
                      SOUTH & CENTRAL AMERICA
     Port Name     |Trade       |Ship|Bank|Carto- |Coll-|For-|Church/|
                   |Specialty   |yard|    |grapher|ector|tune|Mosque |
     Caracas        Vanilla       F    Y
     Cartegena      ---           F                       Y    Y
     Cayenne        X Wood        F
     Guatemala      X Grain       F                       Y    Y
     Havanna        Vanilla       F    Y                  Y
     Jamaica        X Sugar       F    Y                  Y    Y
     Maracaibo      ---           F                       Y
     Margarita      ---           F                            Y
     Panama         ---           F    Y
     Pernambuco     X Dye         F    Y                       Y
     Porto Velho    ---           F                       Y
     Rio de Janeiro X Gold        F                       Y    Y
     Santiago       ---           F                       Y    Y
     Santo Domingo  X Sugar       F    Y                  Y    Y
     Veracruz       X Gold        F                            Y
     8. Items
     This section is dedicated to all the items that can be bought in Item Shops.
     When (*) this is given behind the name of the item, it has to be bought
     at 2:00am, 2:20am or 2:40am in every port. When the (*) is only given
     next to the name of a port, it only has te bought at night in that
     particular port.
     The items are sorted alphabetically and by category.
     When you want to know what is sold in a port, use CTRL+F and type the name
     of the port to find them.
     You capability of seizing items from an enemy's fleet seems to depend
     on the quality of your battle equipment. When you are equipped with
     D-class equipment you won't seize any items, but with A-class you WILL
     seize (an) item(s). I'm not sure if this depends totally on battle
     equipment, but at least it does partially. Further investigation needed.
     If you sell items at the Item Shop, you can get a higher price for the
     goods when you first say 'No' to they shopkeeper. The new price he'll offer
     is 41% higher. The higher your luck, the more often he will pay this price.
     With a luck of 100, it is guaranteed that he will offer the higher price.
     (Please keep in mind I have gone along every port myself and it took some
      hours to play... Wheew!!! Thanks Ed Wyn for make me doing this :)
     Aqua Tiara
     An intricately decorated tiara set with small but brilliant aquamarine
     Price: $5000 Gold.
     Ports: Antwerp. Mombasa. Nagasaki.
     China Dress
     A beautiful, traditional Chinese dress, made of the finest Chinese silk.
     Price: $8000 Gold.
     Ports: Macao. Changan.
     A beautiful tiara highlighted by a large sapphire in its center.
     Price: $4000 Gold.
     Ports: Hamburg. Athens. Rio de Janeiro.
     Ermine Coat
     A luxurious coat made from the white winter fur of the rare ermine weasel.
     Price: $12,000 Gold.
     Ports: Goa. Mombasa (*).
     Peacock Fan
     A beautiful fan made of long and colorful peacock feathers.
     Price: $3000 Gold.
     Ports: Ceylon. Macao. Calicut.
     Platinum Comb
     A fancy comb made of platinum and decorated with rare gems.
     Price: $10,000 Gold
     Ports: Danzig. Argin.
     Royal Crown:
     One of the lost treasures of Atlantis. The crown is made of gold and
     adorned with many precious stones. Quite simply, a priceless work
     of art.
     Price: Can't be bought, is given to Joao Franco by Taphali.
     Ports: Massawa.
     Silk Scarf
     A colorful scarf made of fine silk.
     Price: $1000 Gold.
     Ports: Cairo. Mecca. Macao. Changan.
     Silk Shawl.
     A soft shawl made of the best silk from China.
     Price: $3000 Gold.
     Ports: Mombasa. Hanoi. Changan.
     Velvet Coat
     A velvet coat cut in the latest 16th century fashion.
     Price: $5000 Gold.
     Ports: Genoa. Trebizond.
     Chain Mail
     Rate: Defense C
     An armor made of thousands of tiny interlinked steel rings. While it
     allows the wearer ease of movement, it doesn't offer the best protection.
     Price: $2000 Gold.
     Ports: Copenhagen. Nantes. Venice. Cairo. Caracas.
     Crusader Armor (*)
     Rate: Defense *
     Armor that the famous armorer, Montaguinus made-to-order for Affonso, the
     founding king of Portugal
     Price: $600,000 Gold.
     Ports: Naples.
     Errol's Plate(*)
     Rate: Defense *
     Definition: Half plate armor made by the famous Copenhagen armorer, Errol.
     It provides greater protection than plate mail armor.
     Price: $300,000 Gold.
     Ports: Copenhagen.
     Half Plate
     Rate: Defense B
     An armor with sheets of tough, thin steel plates that cover only the upper
     body. An improvement of plate armor, it's designed for more active naval
     Price: $4000 Gold.
     Ports: Copenhagen. Alexandria.
     Leather Armor
     Rate: Defense D
     A relatively inexpensive armor made of leather that has been hardened with
     animal grease.
     Price: $1000 Gold.
     Ports: Hamburg. Danzig. Bristol. Barcelona. Naples. Istanbul. Tripoli.
     Plate Mail
     Rate: Defense A
     A step up from chain mail armor, this armor is formed by a combination of
     plate and mail. It offers better protection than Half Plate Armor.
     Price: $8000 Gold.
     Ports: Copenhagen. Pernambuco.
     Curved Sword
     Japanese Sword
     Rate: Attack A
     A very sharp sword made in Japan. It's especially effective for lashing
     Price: $20,000 Gold.
     Ports: Nagasaki. Sakai.
     Magic Muramasa(*)
     Rate: Attack *
     Definition: A treasured sword made in the 15th century by a famous Japanese
     sword smith, Muramasa.
     Price: $380,000 Gold.
     Ports: Sakai.
     Rate: Attack C
     A curved single-edged cavalry sword that is more effective for lashing than
     for thrusting.
     Price: $3000 Gold.
     Ports: Lubeck. Athens. Trebizond. Ceylon.
     Rate: Attack B
     A curved saber with an outer cutting edge. A great weapon for attacking,
     it's mainly used by Arabs and Persians.
     Price: $8000 Gold.
     Ports: Cairo. Istanbul (*). Alexandria (*).
     Short Saber
     Rate: Attack D
     A light, slender sword used by cavalry. It's less effective in an attack
     than a Saber, but its low price makes it popular.
     Price: $1000 Gold.
     Ports: Seville. Beirut. Tripoli. Calicut.
     Siva's Sword(*)
     Rate: Attack *
     A legendary sword that's believed to confine the power of Siva, the Hindu
     god of destruction. A powerful lashing weapon.
     Price: $280,000 Gold.
     Ports: Calicut.
     Emergency Item
     A perfumed oil believed to calm storms.
     Price: $1000 Gold.
     Ports: Bordeaux. Barcelona. Beirut. Goa. Zeiton. Santo Domingo.
     Lime Juice
     A great remedy for scurvy, the disease of poor nutrition that often troubles
     a crew during long voyages.
     Price: $1000 Gold.
     Ports: Valencia. Syracuse. Athens. Algiers. Zeiton. Panama. Caracas.
     Cartegena. Santiago.
     Rat Poison
     A poison to get rid of rats on a ship. Those pesky animals will feast on
     your precious food if you don't have a way to get rid of them.
     Price: $500 Gold.
     Ports: Antwerp. Naples. Alexandria. Argin. Mozambique. Santa Domingo.
     Fencing Sword
     Crusader Sword (*)
     Rate: Attack *
     A special sword with razor-like sharpness made by the renowned swordsmith,
     Price: $380,000 Gold.
     Ports: Timbuktu.
     Rate: Attack D
     A light sword with a sharp-pointed blade but no cutting edge, used only for
     thrusting in dueling. It's not very effective when it comes to attacking.
     Price: $2000 Gold.
     Ports: Nantes. Marseille. Naples. Venice.
     Rate: Attack B
     A sword developed to pierce the armor of a mounyed enemy. It has higher
     attack rate than a rapier.
     Price: $6000 Gold.
     Ports: Lubeck. Marseille (*).
     Flamberge (*) (thanks to Beerwolf and Markus Selander)
     Rate: Attack A
     A long decorative sword with wavy edges. Its offensive capability is
     superior to both the Rapier and the Estock.
     Price: It's given to Joao by his father. Or $ 14,000 Gold.
     Ports: Lisbon.(Joao) Lubeck. (normal)
     Rate: Attack C
     A light, slender, two-edged sword used only for thrusting. It came into use
     after guns made armor obsolete.
     Price: $3000 Gold.
     Ports: Bordeaux. Lisbon. Seville. Pisa.
     Heavy Sword
     Blue Crescent(*)
     Rate: Attack *
     A unique Chinese sword with a wide crescent-shaped blade. It's quite good
     for attacking, especially striking.
     Price: $24,000 Gold.
     Ports: Zeiton. Changan.
     Broad Sword
     Rate: Attack B
     A sword with a wide, straight, single-edged blade. It's especially
     effective for striking.
     Price: $5000 Gold.
     Ports: Bristol. Dublin. Pisa.
     Claymore (*)
     Rate: Attack A
     A large two-handed sword from Scotland that may weigh up to 10 pounds.
     It's quite effective for striking.
     Price: $15,000 Gold.
     Ports: Bristol. Dublin.
     Rate: Attack D
     A heavy, curved sword that historically has been used by sailors.
     Price: $1500 Gold.
     Ports: Genoa. Salonika. Algiers.
     Golden Dragon
     Rate: Attack A
     A unique Chinese sword with wide blade. It's quite effective for striking.
     Price: $18,000 Gold.
     Ports: Hanoi.
     Hidden Treasure
      (remember, sometimes you do a favor for your king and you have to find
       him something, these are hidden treasures that can't be bought or sold,
       next to the price is the character I found the treasure with, mail me
       when others can do that to, or when you find new treasures - these
       items can't be found when they are not asked for! Plus, these treasures
       don't have standard places to show up, e.g. they are randomly placed on
       spots where normally a village exists, but not in your game)
     Dark Crystal
     A crystal ball with a blue shadow in the center, measured 6 inches in
     diameter. Though it seems to have been used for astrology, its true
     purpose is unknown.
     Price: Can't be bought, King Favor. (Joao)
     Gold Medaillon
     A golden medaillon that may prove the existence of the legendary land of
     gold, El Dorado. It has a distinctive gold relief, crafted by the
     skillful hands of Incan artists.
     Price: Can't be bought, Pietro Conti finds it along his story.
     Obsidian Lithograph
     A semi-translucent black lithographed slate inscribed with indecipherable
     ancient letters. Possibly, it was used for magic.
     Price: Can't be bought, King Favor. (Joao)
     Poseidon's Staff
     A staff representing the power of the lost continent of Atlantis.
     Price: Can't be bought, it is given to Joao by Pietro Conti.
     Statue with Eyes
     A mysterious looking statue with three eerie eyes made of ruby, sapphire and
     Price: Can't be bought, King Favor (Ali).
     Measuring Instrument
     A low precision instrument use for celestial navigation. It measures
     longitude and latitude.
     Price: $4000 Gold.
     Ports: Hamburg. Lisbon. Genoa. Ragusa. Istanbul.
     A high precision instrument used for celestial navigation. It measures
     longitude and latitude.
     Price: $8000 Gold.
     Ports: Amsterdam. Venice. Alexandria.
     The most precise and reliable instrument used for celestial navigation. It
     measures longitude and latitude.
     Price: $12,000 Gold.
     Ports: Amsterdam. Mecca. Athens (*).
     Straight Sword
     Basterd Sword (*)
     Rate: Attack A
     A sword with a grip about 7 inches long. Wielded with one or two hands,
     it's one of the most destructive and expensive swords in the world.
     Price: $14,000 Gold.
     Ports: Stockholm. Seville.
     Rate: Attack D
     A short shealted knife use for protection, wielding on 8 inch blade.
     Price: $500 Gold.
     Ports: Stockholm. Dublin. Barcelona. Ragusa. Azov. San Jorge. Pernambuco.
     Long Sword
     Rate: Attack B
     A long sword measuring about inches in length. It was very popular among
     medieval knights.
     Price: $4000 Gold.
     Ports: Lubeck. Antwerp. Cartegena.
     Rune Blade (*)
     Rate: Attack *
     A sword with runes carved on the handle. Its destructive power is second
     to none.
     Price: $360,000 Gold.
     Ports: Pernambuco.
     Short Sword
     Rate: Attack D
     A short sword with a 32 inch blade. Light and versatile, it's often use in
     close fighting.
     Price: $1000 Gold.
     Ports: Stockholm. Bordeaux. Valencia. Syracuse. Goa.
     An antique candleholder made brass.
     Price: $3000 Gold.
     Ports: Nantes. Marseille. Pisa.
     Crown of Glory
     A gold crown with delicate decorations.
     Price: $50,000 Gold.
     Ports: Timbuktu.
     Garnet Brooch
     A beautifully designed brooch set with beautiful garnets.
     Price: $20,000 Gold.
     Ports: Panama. Venice (*).
     Gold Bracelet
     A wide, heavy, solid gold bracelet set with diamonds.
     Price: $15,000 Gold.
     Ports: Timbuktu. Mozambique. Rio de Janeiro (*).
     Jade Jewelbox (*)
     A tiny box carved out of jade.
     Price: $20,000 Gold.
     Ports: Mozambique.
     Malachite Box
     A small box cut out of malachite stone.
     Price: $8000 Gold.
     Ports: Mombasa. Massawa.
     Mermaid Bangle
     A dazzling gold bracelet decorated with beautiful opals.
     Price: $10,000 Gold.
     Ports: Sakai. Jamaica. Macao (*).
     Ruby Ring (*)
     A ring set with a large ruby.
     Price: $22,000 Gold.
     Ports: San Jorge.
     Ruby Scepter
     A scepter with a huge ruby size of an egg at the top.
     Price: $50,000 Gold.
     Ports: Timbuktu.
     Sapphire Ring (*)
     A beautiful ring, set with a large sapphire.
     Price: $18,000 Gold.
     Ports: Margarita.
     Voyager's Aid
     Not only does a cat make a nice pet, but it'll keep your ship rat-free!
     Price: $2000 Gold.
     Ports: Mecca. Zeiton. Nagasaki. Sakai.
     Pocket Watch (*)
     A handy portable watch. With it, you'll always know the correct time.
     Price: $2000 Gold.
     Ports: Amsterdam.
     Tax Free Permit (E)(*)
     A permit issued by England. It gives one tax-exempt status when trading
     in ports allied with England.
     Price: $10,000 Gold.
     Ports: Danzig.
     Tax Free Permit (H)(*)
     A permit issued by Holland. It gives one tax-exempt status when trading
     in ports allied with Holland.
     Price: $10,000 Gold.
     Ports: Antwerp.
     Tax Free Permit (I)(*)
     A permit issued by Italy. It gives one tax-exempt status when trading
     in ports allied with Italy.
     Price: $10,000 Gold.
     Ports: Syracuse.
     Tax Free Permit (P)(*)
     A permit issued by Portugal. It gives one tax-exempt status when trading
     in ports allied with Portugal.
     Price: $10,000 Gold.
     Ports: Salonika.
     Tax Free Permit (S)(*)
     A permit issued by Spain. It gives one tax-exempt status when trading
     in ports allied with Spain.
     Price: $10,000 Gold.
     Ports: Azov.
     Tax Free Permit (T)(*)
     A permit issued by Turkey. It gives one tax-exempt status when trading
     in ports allied with Turkey.
     Price: $10,000 Gold.
     Ports: Tripoli.
     An optical instrument that will help you find distant objects and ports at
     Price: $5000 Gold.
     Ports: Amsterdam. Lisbon. Seville. Istanbul. Tripoli. San Jorge.
     9. Sailing
     There are some things you might encounter while sailing:
     (Most of these could be prevented if you have a Goddess figurehead -
      except for the Ghost Ship and St. Elmo's Fire)
     Storms: West African coast, Japan, near Santo Domingo, and around Bay of
             Bengal (eastern India).
     Giant Tentacle: near India (Goa).
     St. Elmo's fire: near the southern tip of Africa.
     Ghost ship: near Santo Domingo and Narvik.
     Tornadoes: Central America (northeast of Veracruz).
     Heavy fog: The Channel and at the Northwest Passage (between Canada and
     No wind area: at the eastern side of Magellan's Strait (near
     Missing ship: Philippines.
     Firebirds: Nile or the Amazon river.
     Mermaids: Northern Baltich Sea and Banube River.
     Lost ship in fog: Northwest Madagascar.
     The maximum speed you can get is 20 knots. This can only be sailed when
     leadership and seamanship are at least 98 for all commodores.
     Even so, the speed of your ships is a variable depending on these
     two stats.
     9.a Ships
     What's under here is all about the ships that you can sail in the game.
     Actually, you're the most of the time on a ship. So, if you really want
     to have an advantage in trading (cargo), adventuring (long traveling) or
     pirateering (guns), you should carefully choose your ship, that's why I
     have used Christopher Bzik's, but especially Tom King's "knowledge" about
     this part of the game, just the same way as I used Christopher's at the
     ports section. Thank you again!
     Notes that come with the Ships:
     1. All of these numbers are usually the stats that you find when buying a
     used ship of that sort or when you capture a ship (so, not when you buy a
     new ship).
     2. Min/Max Crew is how many crew members there HAVE TO be on your ship and
     how many there CAN be on your ship.
     3. Guns are maximums. When you buy them used, these values are lower often.
     But this is changeable.
     4. Cargo is when you have no crew or guns at all and so have maximum space
     for your goods. This doesn't work, but you get the idea how big the ship is.
     5. For those who don't know what Tacking is. Tacking is related to the
     ship's maneuver ability. The higher the number the better the ship is able
     to turn. Ships which can equal or exceed the tacking ability lack either
     the fire power or the cargo capacity. All ships with greater fire power
     have less tacking ability.
     6. The Strength feature can't be exactly told because it differs to from
     what kind of material your ship is made. The differences are: Used, Teak,
     Ceder, Beech, Oak, Cupper and Steel. While Oak, Cupper and Steel can't be
     used on each ship, especially Steel which is only used to Tekkousens. So
     I have given the lowest Strength (Used) and the highest (Beech, Cupper or
     Steel) under this feature of the Ships.
     The letter right next to the number gives the best material of what this
     ship can be built (B=Beech, C=Cupper, S=Steel and U=Used).
     The Sloop can't be built in normal ports, you have to invest for it, although
     you CAN buy it as used ship.
     Strength is the same as Durability of the Ship.
     Ship Name        |Min/Max |Cargo   |Guns|Tac-|Power|Strength|
                      |Crew    |        |    |king|     |        |
     Atakabune         20-200   310      40   95   95    45-60 B
     Balsa             5 -20    30       10   70   80    23-36 C
     Brigantine        15-60    120      20   90   70    30-48 C
     Buss              50-200   320      40   50   60    53-84 C
     Caravela Latina   10-40    80       20   90   75    23-36 C
     Caravela Redonda  10-40    80       20   70   90    23-36 C
     Carrack           30-160   470      50   60   80    38-60 C
     Dhow              5 -20    50       15   90   75    23-36 C
     Flemish Galleon   40-200   290      30   75   80    60-96 C
     Galleon           45-200   550      70   60   65    60-96 C
     Hansa Cog         5 -20    35       10   65   85    15-24 C
     Junk              25-100   395      40   80   70    60-96 C
     Kansen            10-60    175      20   100  100   23-30 B
     La Reale          30-250   260      40   95   100   45-72 C
     Light Galley      5 -30    90       10   100  85    30-48 C
     Nao               25-120   340      40   65   85    38-60 C
     Pinnace           5 -60    95       20   95   85    30-48 C
     Sloop             5 -60    195      40   95   85    42-42 U
     Talette           5 -20    55       15   70   95    15-24 C
     Venetian Galeass  60-400   580      50   70   70    68-100C
     Xebec             25-300   450      40   80   70    53-84 C
     Barge             40-450   610      120  50   65    72-100 C
     Full Rigged Ship  45-500   750      150  50   65    72-100 C
     Frigate           20-300   400      70   60   85    64-96  C
     Sloop!            5 -60    195      40   95   85    42-60! C
     Tekkousen         45-300   660      100  80   85    76-100 S
     About the special ships: you must invest in the following ports, till the
     industry is 1000.
      Tekkousen: Nagasaki + Sakai (also the only ports with Steel)
      Full Rigged Ship: Antwerp + Hamburg
      Frigate: Antwerp + Hamburg + Bristol + Dublin
      Barge: Bristol + Dublin
      Upgraded Sloop: Bristol + Dublin
     Some Info about the Light Galley: (by JCD)
      It has been ignored by a lot of people, but for exploration, it's a great
      vessel. A small brother to the LaReale if you will. If you make it a 5
      crew 0 guns ship, and have your heart set on exploring only, it works
      great. Because it's a Sails and Oars ship, no wind is no problem. Also
      even inexperienced sailors can take it to pretty high speeds. Just get
      the balms stocked because it's easily sank by a storm.
     11. People
     Mates and waitresses.
     10.a Mates
     Of course, the mates in the game play a very important job in the game.
     Especially when playing a pirating game. I've listed all mates here
     to hire. Great help in this section goes out to LockeVanish, Dirtyferret,
     and Antonius Eko who 'collected' all the names of the mates, plus their
     nationalities and where they can be found.
     Before, this list was divided in vagabond and 'beat-hire' sailors, but then
     Antonius told me something very interesting:
     The mates are seperated in "Temporary Sailors" and "Permanent Sailors".
      Permanent Sailors means sailors who his names, skills, faces, etc. are
     fixed (such as Victor Russell, Raphael Selran, Luka Ullman, etc.). Notice
     that their faces differ greatly to their counterparts. Each time
     you beat a permanent sailor, he won't be perished and will appear as a
     vagabond sailors nearby, or back to service in the next month. Beat-Hire
     technique is only applicable for these Permanent Sailors.
      Temporary Sailors are the opposite, they're created every month each time
     the other temporary sailors "died in battle". Temporary sailors can be
     noticed by their "generic" faces. There are several common set of faces
     for British, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Turkish sailors (take
     some moment to distinguish these set of faces). Their names are also
     limited, picked up from the NAME.TBL file.
      But take a notice, at the beginning of the game, Temporary Sailors' names
     (ex. Xavier Navarro, Bernal Loyola, Walter Lawrence, Leonie Van Fuyk, etc.)
     were not picked up from the that file...let's call these built-in Temporary
      If a Temporary Sailor is beaten, they'll just perished, assume that
     they're dead. They won't be found anywhere as vagabond sailors, nor
     returned to service. Their country will replace them with another random
     sailor by the next month. So, there's no way for players to recruit
     Temporary Sailors once they've gone out sailing. You must hire them in a
     pub or inn.
      These Temporary sailors could well be vagabond sailors (in a pub/inn).
      "Permanent - Vagabond Sailors" are vagabond sailors who at the beginning
     of the game were unemployed (ex. Gus Johnson, Benito Gomez, Antoine Fitch,
     Fritz Ramsey, etc). Their faces, stats, and skills are fixed. Also notice,
     that they have quite different faces.
      I observed that I could never kill Permanent Sailors, no matter how many
     times I sank them. The would appear as a vagabond sailors nearby, then
     employed again some times after. On the contrary, I could never able to
     recruit Random Sailors, because they would just perished after their
     defeat and to be replaced by another Random Sailors.
     Got it? No? Well, let's see what we have now.
     "Permanent - Vagabond" found in inn/pub at start of game (sailing later).
     "Permanent - Active" is sailing, can be beat-hired
     "Temporary - Active" is sailing, can not be hired, only be killed
     "Temporary - Vagabond" can be found in inn/pub or sailing (sporadic)
     Next to these set-sailors, there are some sailors that appear with
     a random first and last name (taken from name.dat) and with various stats.
     You can hire these sailors when they are in the pub or inn, but I won't
     list them here, since their names are taken randomly.
     (Stephen Goethel, Sadam Baba and Raymond Burke are examples)
     You don't have to send in new mates, as I have them all right now, any
     new ones you find are probably total random sailors, for which I have
     no purpose in placing them here.
     To hire the mates when they are sailing, beat them and go to the nearest
     port's pub or inn to hire them. You might not be able to hire the better
     ones untill you are better yourself. Keep in mind that some mates are
     almost always on the high waves and you'll need to look for them a long
     time (Leis and ad-Din, but they will search for you too).
     Some info by Tom King & The Mad Hatter on this option (called beat-hire):
      -From what I remember having read it still requires you to be high
      enough in stats to hire him. It may take several times defeating him
      before you can hire him. I'd go ahead and check all the ports in the
      region to try to locate him.
      -It works, but for some reason they can be elusive for awhile. They
      often get a new fleet right after the get beat down, and almost always
      get one when their country has a strong economy and/or a new month
      begins. They key as far I as I know is to find them before the end of
      the month, so do your precision killing early in the month so to
      allow the maximum amount of searching time. And I don't think they
      necessarily end up in a port near the region in which you stomp them,
      so keep looking around. Perhaps in the area near their home port
      (eg. London for Colin Lowe), particularly northern Europe. Sort of a
      hit or miss process. [Maybe you should save and check all 'rich'
      ports in Europe and Southern America]
     Permanent sailors do not always command the same type of fleet, they
     can -for example- be a Battle Fleet commander in January, but just as
     well a Merchant Fleet commander in July. Most of the times however,
     they seem to fit their skills.
     The navigation level improves while sailing, every time this level
     increases, other stats are randomly increased as well (it seems).
     Legend For Stats:
      LD = Leadership      CelNav= Celestial Navigation
      SM = Seamanship      Acc.  = Accounting
      KN = Knowledge       Neg.  = Negotiating
      IN = Intuition       Gunn. = Gunnery
      CO = Courage         Cart. = Cartography
      SP = Swordplay
      CH = Charisme
      LK = Luck
     The list is sorted by alphabet on first name of the mate.
     Note that the city may not be correct, as it fluctuates, but the area
     (ex: Ottoman Empire, Northern Europe) is correct... almost always
     [So, these can be found at inns or pubs, or the beat-hire technique can
      be used when they are sailing, their stats will always stay the same]
     Afmet Glanie:
    	Loyal to Turkey; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the inn in Alexandria, Ottoman Empire
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 82   None.
    	 SM 79   Nav Level: 1
    	 KN 53   Bat Level: 1
    	 IN 78
    	 CO 83
    	 SP 58
    	 CH 66
           LK 88
     Aloiji Jovanni:
    	Loyal to Italy; First Mate
    	Found in the cafe in Seville, Iberia
    	(Some navigation skills required)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 61   CelNav + Neg.
    	 SM 85   Nav Level: 14
    	 KN 89   Bat Level: 9
    	 IN 60
    	 CO 70
    	 SP 86
    	 CH 76
           LK 61
     Antoine Fitch:
    	Loyal to England; First Mate, Bookkeeper
    	Found in the cafe in London, Northern Europe
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 85   CelNav + Acc
    	 SM 76   Nav Level: 2
    	 KN 51   Bat Level: 1
    	 IN 63
    	 CO 73
    	 SP 74
    	 CH 84
           LK 63
       *Fast learner.
     Benito Gomez:
    	Loyal to Spain; First Mate, Bookkeeper
    	Found in the cafe in Alexandria, Ottoman Empire
    	(Good Navigation skills required)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 83   CelNav + Cart. + Acc.
    	 SM 70   Nav Level: 14
    	 KN 80   Bat Level: 12
    	 IN 71
    	 CO 65
    	 SP 88
    	 CH 83
           LK 77
       *Slow learner.
     Bernardo Sanchez:
    	Loyal to Spain; First Mate
    	Found in the cafe in Seville, Iberia
    	(Some navigation skills required)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 73   CelNav + Neg.
    	 SM 75   Nav Level: 11
    	 KN 69   Bat Level: 7
    	 IN 78
    	 CO 64
    	 SP 54
    	 CH 76
           LK 79
     Dante Paleira:
    	Loyal to Portugal; First Mate
    	Found in the cafe in Naples, The Mediterranean
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 67   CelNav
    	 SM 79   Nav Level: 1
    	 KN 68   Bat Level: 1
    	 IN 61
    	 CO 76
    	 SP 66
    	 CH 65
           LK 61
     Fernan Pinto:
    	Loyal to Portugal; First Mate
    	Found in the cafe in Venice, The Mediterranean
    	(Some navigation skills required)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 78   CelNav + Cart.
    	 SM 73   Nav Level: 12
    	 KN 77   Bat Level: 7
    	 IN 83
    	 CO 88
    	 SP 69
    	 CH 66
           LK 42
     Fritz Ramsey:
    	Loyal to Italy; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Pisa, The Mediterranean
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 85   None.
    	 SM 71   Nav Level: 2
    	 KN 80   Bat Level: 2
    	 IN 75
    	 CO 80
    	 SP 77
    	 CH 76
           LK 85
     Georg Scholl:
    	Loyal to Holland; First Mate
    	Found in the inn in Goa, India
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 57   CelNav
    	 SM 71   Nav Level: 3
    	 KN 58   Bat Level: 4
    	 IN 78
    	 CO 67
    	 SP 83
    	 CH 71
           LK 76
     George Eggel:
    	Loyal to Piracy; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Hamburg, Northern Europe
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 69   Gunn.
    	 SM 87   Nav Level: 1
    	 KN 73   Bat Level: 1
    	 IN 59
    	 CO 81
    	 SP 72
    	 CH 76
           LK 72
     Gus Johnson:
    	Loyal to England; First Mate
    	Found in the cafe in Athens, The Mediterranean
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 62   CelNav + Gunn.
    	 SM 66   Nav Level: 2
    	 KN 76   Bat Level: 3
    	 IN 84
    	 CO 89
    	 SP 67
    	 CH 72
           LK 54
     Hamid Lal:
            Loyal to Pircay
            Found (?)
            Hire (?)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 72   CelNav + Gunn.
    	 SM 66   Nav Level: 9
    	 KN 71   Bat Level: 15
    	 IN 81
    	 CO 52
    	 SP 76
    	 CH 89
           LK ??
     Jacob Walweik:
    	Loyal to Holland; Bookkeeper
    	Found in the cafe in Bordeaux, Northern Europe
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 64   Acc.
    	 SM 52   Nav Level: 5
    	 KN 82   Bat Level: 3
    	 IN 53
    	 CO 88
    	 SP 77
    	 CH 67
           LK 51
      *Jacob is the only sailor that I know of that can switch between
      piracy and sailing for his country (Holland). Every time you sink
      him, he can switch between these.
     Lawrence Edwards:
    	Loyal to England; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the inn in London, Northern Europe
    	(Some navigation skills required)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 51   Gunn. + Neg.
    	 SM 88   Nav Level: 7
    	 KN 84   Bat Level: 9
    	 IN 66
    	 CO 62
    	 SP 52
    	 CH 79
           LK 60
     Luka Ullman:
    	Loyal to Spain; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the inn in Barcelona, Iberia
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 87   None.
    	 SM 87   Nav Level: 1
    	 KN 52   Bat Level: 2
    	 IN 74
    	 CO 82
    	 SP 85
    	 CH 72
           LK 65
     Miguel Solis:
    	Loyal to Portugal; First Mate
    	Found in the inn in Lisbon, Iberia
    	(Some navigation skills required)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 84   CelNav + Neg. + Gunn.
    	 SM 73   Nav Level: 7
    	 KN 77   Bat Level: 6
    	 IN 84
    	 CO 84
    	 SP 54
    	 CH 86
           LK 64
     Nicolo Montagna:
    	Loyal to Italy; First Mate
    	Found in the cafe in Genoa, The Mediterranean
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 79   CelNav
    	 SM 79   Nav Level: 8
    	 KN 65   Bat Level: 5
    	 IN 70
    	 CO 74
    	 SP 73
    	 CH 78
           LK 56
     Patrick Toman:
    	Loyal to Holland; First Mate
    	Found in the cafe in Amsterdam, Northern Europe
    	(Some navigation skills required)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 82   CelNav + Cart.
    	 SM 57   Nav Level: 7
    	 KN 52   Bat Level: 9
    	 IN 51
    	 CO 57
    	 SP 86
    	 CH 84
           LK 50
     Pilly Reis:
    	Loyal to Turkey; First Mate, Bookkeeper
    	Found in the inn in Istanbul, Ottoman Empire
    	(Nearly impossible - 50+ navigation points needed)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 80   All.
    	 SM 100  Nav Level: 60
    	 KN 100  Bat Level: 50
    	 IN 100
    	 CO 68
    	 SP 52
    	 CH 74
           LK 100
     Robert Donahue:
    	Loyal to Piracy; First Mate
    	Found in the cafe in Sofala, East Africa
    	(Some navigation skills required)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 69   CelNav + Gunn.
    	 SM 67   Nav Level: 9
    	 KN 62   Bat Level: 12
    	 IN 62
    	 CO 73
    	 SP 89
    	 CH 82
           LK 86
     Zaganos Bei:
    	Loyal to Turkey; Bookkeeper
    	Found in the inn in Cairo, Middle East
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 51   Neg.+ Acc.
    	 SM 58   Nav Level: 2
    	 KN 87   Bat Level: 1
    	 IN 82
    	 CO 61
    	 SP 88
    	 CH 61
           LK 73
    [You can only hire them when they're not sailing, once they are
     beaten they disappear, so don't beat them if you want to hire 'em]
     Al Fasi:
    	Loyal to Turkey; Bookkeeper
    	Found in the inn in Azov, Ottoman Empire
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 73   Accounting
    	 SM 67   Nav Level: 2
    	 KN 89   Bat Level: 3
    	 IN 81
    	 CO 63
    	 SP 86
    	 CH 89
           LK 74
     Alonzo Oreida:
    	Loyal to Spain; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the inn in Lisbon, Iberia
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 59   None.
    	 SM 65   Nav Level: 1
    	 KN 80   Bat Level: 1
    	 IN 71
    	 CO 68
    	 SP 53
    	 CH 64
           LK 77
     Ambroise Enger:
    	Loyal to Holland; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Ceylon, India
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 81   None.
    	 SM 77   Nav Level: 1
    	 KN 77   Bat Level: 2
    	 IN 55
    	 CO 78
    	 SP 84
    	 CH 59
           LK 54
     Amerigo Bassio:
    	Loyal to Italy; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the inn in Kaffa, Ottoman Empire
    	(Some navigation skills required)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 83   Gunn.
    	 SM 74   Nav Level: 7
    	 KN 76   Bat Level: 8
    	 IN 60
    	 CO 77
    	 SP 64
    	 CH 83
           LK 72
     Anthony Morgan:
    	Loyal to England; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Bristol, Northern Europe
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 66   None.
    	 SM 87   Nav Level: 2
    	 KN 67   Bat Level: 1
    	 IN 68
    	 CO 65
    	 SP 53
    	 CH 78
           LK 41
     Antonio Pintado:
    	Loyal to Piracy; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Santo Domingo, Central America
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 70   None.
    	 SM 44   Nav Level: 1
    	 KN 65   Bat Level: 1
    	 IN 87
    	 CO 82
    	 SP 75
    	 CH 46
           LK 67
     Carmine Ragussa:
    	Loyal to Italy; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Algiers, Northern Africa
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 54   None.
    	 SM 68   Nav Level: 5
    	 KN 71   Bat Level: 5
    	 IN 79
    	 CO 67
    	 SP 79
    	 CH 58
           LK 0 !!
     Cisco Alvarez:
    	Loyal to Portugal; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Pernambuco, South America
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 51   Gunn.
    	 SM 74   Nav Level: 5
    	 KN 67   Bat Level: 5
    	 IN 54
    	 CO 57
    	 SP 64
    	 CH 74
           LK 68
     Cizzaro Fedeliti:
    	Loyal to Piracy; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Marseille, The Mediterranean
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 85   Gunn.
    	 SM 62   Nav Level: 1
    	 KN 68   Bat Level: 2
    	 IN 80
    	 CO 74
    	 SP 70
    	 CH 59
           LK 81
     Diego Fagundes:
    	Loyal to Portugal; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Valencia, Iberia
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 53   None.
    	 SM 83   Nav Level: 6
    	 KN 64   Bat Level: 6
    	 IN 65
    	 CO 76
    	 SP 81
    	 CH 88
           LK 83
     Henry Mancine:
    	Loyal to Piracy; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Mombasa, East Africa
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 60   Gunn.
    	 SM 72   Nav Level: 2
    	 KN 58   Bat Level: 3
    	 IN 61
    	 CO 78
    	 SP 70
    	 CH 43
           LK 11
     Ivan Soledad:
    	Loyal to Piracy; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Veracruz, Central America
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 54   Gunn.
    	 SM 75   Nav Level: 1
    	 KN 43   Bat Level: 3
    	 IN 54
    	 CO 78
    	 SP 84
    	 CH 75
           LK 29
     Jack Diffson:
    	Loyal to Piracy; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Nagasaki, Far East
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 71   CelNav + Gunn.
    	 SM 71   Nav Level: 5
    	 KN 54   Bat Level: 8
    	 IN 58
    	 CO 62
    	 SP 79
    	 CH 41
           LK 88
     Klaus Shouten:
    	Loyal to Holland; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the inn in Amsterdam, Northern Europe
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 75   None.
    	 SM 61   Nav Level: 5
    	 KN 76   Bat Level: 6
    	 IN 80
    	 CO 53
    	 SP 62
    	 CH 88
           LK 56
     Louis Fareiro:
    	Loyal to Portugal; First Mate
    	Found in the cafe in Stockholm, Northern Europe
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 58   CelNav
    	 SM 55   Nav Level: 1
    	 KN 62   Bat Level: 1
    	 IN 64
    	 CO 58
    	 SP 53
    	 CH 63
           LK 5
     Manuel Melgoza:
    	Loyal to Portugal; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Calicut, India
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 65   None.
    	 SM 83   Nav Level: 2
    	 KN 67   Bat Level: 2
    	 IN 79
    	 CO 60
    	 SP 78
    	 CH 71
           LK 15
     Omar Kashani:
    	Loyal to Spain; First Mate
    	Found in the cafe in Caracas, Central America
    	(Some navigation skills required)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 64   CelNav + Gunn.
    	 SM 78   Nav Level: 6
    	 KN 81   Bat Level: 5
    	 IN 84
    	 CO 59
    	 SP 61
    	 CH 86
           LK 10
     Richard Huxley:
    	Loyal to Piracy; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Jamaica, Central America
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 51   Gunn.
    	 SM 69   Nav Level: 1
    	 KN 48   Bat Level: 2
    	 IN 83
    	 CO 87
    	 SP 67
    	 CH 50
           LK 75
     Roberto Almanzan:
    	Loyal to Portugal; Chief Navigator
    	Found in the cafe in Genoa, The Mediterranean
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 75   None.
    	 SM 52   Nav Level: 2
    	 KN 75   Bat Level: 1
    	 IN 56
    	 CO 69
    	 SP 79
    	 CH 54
           LK 88
     Sabino Balboa:
    	Loyal to Spain; First Mate
    	Found in the cafe in Mecca, Middle East
    	(Easy to Hire)
    	Starting Stats:
    	 LD 87   CelNav + Neg.+ Gunn.
    	 SM 77   Nav Level: 13
    	 KN 60   Bat Level: 8
    	 IN 62
    	 CO 85
    	 SP 87
    	 CH 71
           LK 43
    TOTAL VAGABOND (21 + 20 = 41)
    Information for *active* sailors, gathered at start of game, 1522:
    (where *active* sailors is the same as non-vagabond) These
    are permanent and temporary!
    [Use Beat-Hire technique]
    NAME:	Andrea Glimani		AGE: 21
    	Navigation Level: 9	Leadership:	89
    	Battle Level:     10	Seamanship:	66
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	74
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	57
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	89
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	78
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		78
    NAME:	Colin Lowe			AGE: 18
    	Navigation Level: 17	Leadership:	89
    	Battle Level:     13	Seamanship:	85
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	70
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	88
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	72
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	67
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		83
    NAME:	Esteban Ortega		AGE: 23
    	Navigation Level: 14	Leadership:	73
    	Battle Level:     15	Seamanship:	54
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	78
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	82
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	78
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	55
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		87
    NAME:	Garcia Alvarão		AGE: 28
    	Navigation Level: 14	Leadership:	77
    	Battle Level:     16	Seamanship:	75
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	89
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	78
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	55
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	85
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		52
    NAME:	Giovanni Aldente		AGE: 21
    	Navigation Level: 15	Leadership:	50
    	Battle Level:     16	Seamanship:	64
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	81
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	71
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	86
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	51
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		64
    NAME:	Guido Benzo			AGE: 28
    	Navigation Level: 16	Leadership:	75
    	Battle Level:     17	Seamanship:	50
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	64
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	65
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	61
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	75
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		72
    NAME:	Hernan Chavez		AGE: 29
    	Navigation Level: 16	Leadership:	88
    	Battle Level:     16	Seamanship:	63
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	75
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	83
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	71
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	65
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		89
    NAME:	Hugo Montoya		AGE: 29
    	Navigation Level: 16	Leadership:	65
    	Battle Level:     17	Seamanship:	72
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	54
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	71
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	53
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	63
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		55
    NAME:	Hugo Oljack		AGE: 31
    	Navigation Level: 13	Leadership:	64
    	Battle Level:     15	Seamanship:	82
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	85
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	73
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	62
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	56
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		54
    NAME:	Idin Leis			AGE: 32
    	Navigation Level: 16	Leadership:	78
    	Battle Level:     30	Seamanship:	66
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	86
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	70
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	74
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	85
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		68
    NAME:	Jacques Broom		AGE: 26
    	Navigation Level: 13	Leadership:	78
    	Battle Level:     15	Seamanship:	69
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	50
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	69
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	51
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	56
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		60
    NAME:	Joseph Eastman		AGE: 35
    	Navigation Level: 14	Leadership:	50
    	Battle Level:     15	Seamanship:	51
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	81
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	73
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	73
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	54
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		81
    NAME:	Juan Santana		AGE: 29
    	Navigation Level: 13	Leadership:	62
    	Battle Level:     16	Seamanship:	65
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	83
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	60
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	62
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	59
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		78
    NAME:	Julian Felmer		AGE: 21
    	Navigation Level: 12	Leadership:	68
    	Battle Level:     8	Seamanship:	83
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	61
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	52
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	56
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	62
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		85
    NAME:	Khayr ad-Din		AGE: 36
    	Navigation Level: 18	Leadership:	93
    	Battle Level:     32	Seamanship:	76
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	70
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	79
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	89
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	93
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		41
    NAME:	Louis Costa			AGE: 32
    	Navigation Level: 17	Leadership:	80
    	Battle Level:     17	Seamanship:	51
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	86
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	89
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	52
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	89
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		59
    NAME:	Marwan Hazan		AGE: 17
    	Navigation Level: 14	Leadership:	76
    	Battle Level:     17	Seamanship:	70
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	59
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	60
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	73
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	89
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		88
    NAME:	Mohammed Syarook		AGE: 28
    	Navigation Level: 20	Leadership:	87
    	Battle Level:     31	Seamanship:	78
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	78
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	66
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	85
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	92
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		76
    NAME:	Palah Abdul			AGE: 27
    	Navigation Level: 17	Leadership:	71
    	Battle Level:     14	Seamanship:	65
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	87
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	79
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	85
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	77
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		86
    NAME:	Raphael Selran		AGE: 36
    	Navigation Level: 15	Leadership:	77
    	Battle Level:     15	Seamanship:	64
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	83
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	74
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	73
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	73
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		79
    NAME:	Rashid Jabbar		AGE: 28
    	Navigation Level: 14	Leadership:	83
    	Battle Level:     16	Seamanship:	63
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	80
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	58
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	60
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	67
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		68
    NAME:	Robert Wilde		AGE: 26
    	Navigation Level: 14	Leadership:	77
    	Battle Level:     15	Seamanship:	64
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	73
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	67
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	69
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	54
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		65
    NAME:	Siddarth Kebin		AGE: 20
    	Navigation Level: 13	Leadership:	69
    	Battle Level:     15	Seamanship:	84
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	74
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	62
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	85
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	72
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		83
    NAME:	Simon Sekeira		AGE: 24
    	Navigation Level: 14	Leadership:	74
    	Battle Level:     15	Seamanship:	74
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	86
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	53
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	77
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	71
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		86
     *Skills are progressive with YOUR stats He is always one
      level ahead of your nav/battle level.
    NAME:	Tonio Burciaga		AGE: 32
    	Navigation Level: 16	Leadership:	79
    	Battle Level:     17	Seamanship:	51
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	73
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	69
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	77
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	71
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		86
    NAME:	Ulgu Ali			AGE: 35
    	Navigation Level: 21	Leadership:	52
    	Battle Level:     28	Seamanship:	79
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	62
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	88
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	60
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	74
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		59
    NAME:	Victor Russell		AGE: 42
    	Navigation Level: 16	Leadership:	73
    	Battle Level:     13	Seamanship:	56
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	53
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	66
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	51
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	64
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		74
    NAME:	Vilem Hein			AGE: 30
    	Navigation Level: 15	Leadership:	55
    	Battle Level:     15	Seamanship:	89
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	86
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	64
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	88
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	69
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		68
    NAME:	Vittorio Dorio		AGE: 28
    	Navigation Level: 27	Leadership:	83
    	Battle Level:     30	Seamanship:	73
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	87
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	55
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	71
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	68
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		77
    NAME:	Walid Kemal			AGE: 36
    	Navigation Level: 15	Leadership:	67
    	Battle Level:     17	Seamanship:	72
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	68
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	52
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	53
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	58
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		77
    [Hire them when in pub/inn, beat 'em and they'll die]
    NAME:	Afmed Muhiddin          AGE: 32
    FLEET:	Battle            LOYAL TO TURKEY
    	Navigation Level: 11    Leadership:   72
    	Battle Level:     12    Seamanship:   64
    	+Celestial Navigation   Knowledge:    68
    	-Cartography            Intuition:    62
    	+Gunnery                Courage:      68
    	-Accounting             Swordsmanship:84
    	-Negotiation            Charm:        75
    NAME:	Alfonse Andlade		AGE: 31
    	Navigation Level: 9	Leadership:	  59
    	Battle Level:     11	Seamanship:	  82
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	  75
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	  84
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	  52
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:78
    	-Negotiation		Charm:	  85
    NAME:	Bernal Loyola		AGE: 19
    	Navigation Level: 11	Leadership:	  65
    	Battle Level:     11	Seamanship:	  67
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	  50
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	  52
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	  51
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:86
    	-Negotiation		Charm:	  83
    NAME:	Carlos Aragon		AGE: 37
    	Navigation Level: 10	Leadership:	  58
    	Battle Level:     8	Seamanship:	  87
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	  50
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	  58
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	  56
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:67
    	+Negotiation		Charm:	  77
    NAME:	Charles Grafton		AGE: 32
    	Navigation Level: 11	Leadership:	  82
    	Battle Level:     10	Seamanship:	  64
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	  58
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	  50
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	  59
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:56
    	-Negotiation		Charm:	  68
    NAME:	Columbo Vacca		AGE: 45
    	Navigation Level: 9	Leadership:	67
    	Battle Level:     9	Seamanship:	81
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	56
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	61
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	50
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	62
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		78
    NAME:	Diego Souson		AGE: 36
    	Navigation Level: 9	Leadership:	51
    	Battle Level:     11	Seamanship:	74
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	63
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	64
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	50
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	83
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		89
    NAME:	Duarte Silveira		AGE: 30
    	Navigation Level: 8	Leadership:	85
    	Battle Level:     8	Seamanship:	57
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	80
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	81
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	52
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	73
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		52
    NAME:	Edmund Harvey		AGE: 36
    	Navigation Level: 9	Leadership:	83
    	Battle Level:     8	Seamanship:	52
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	77
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	68
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	68
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	71
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		62
    NAME:	Gabriel Canolli		AGE: 26
    	Navigation Level: 11	Leadership:	69
    	Battle Level:     12	Seamanship:	86
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	51
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	62
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	71
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	74
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		52
    NAME:	Gordon Hendrick		AGE: 33
    	Navigation Level: 8	Leadership:	61
    	Battle Level:     10	Seamanship:	57
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	56
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	88
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	81
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	67
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		82
    NAME:	Jack Raccam			AGE: 24
    	Navigation Level: 9	Leadership:	88
    	Battle Level:     13	Seamanship:	66
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	68
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	88
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	51
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	78
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		96
    NAME:	John Davis			AGE: 42
    	Navigation Level: 10	Leadership:	85
    	Battle Level:     14	Seamanship:	56
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	71
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	54
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	86
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	60
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		79
    NAME:	Jossepi Arleo		AGE: 26
    	Navigation Level: 12	Leadership:	75
    	Battle Level:     10	Seamanship:	52
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	50
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	72
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	80
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	69
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		78
    NAME:	Jules Huigen		AGE: 44
    	Navigation Level: 9	Leadership:	68
    	Battle Level:     10	Seamanship:	56
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	70
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	76
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	54
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	60
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		71
    NAME:	Leonie Van Fuyk		AGE: 43
    	Navigation Level: 10	Leadership:	61
    	Battle Level:     8	Seamanship:	70
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	57
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	73
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	50
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	60
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		57
    NAME:	Lorenzo Peron		AGE: 33
    	Navigation Level: 11	Leadership:	81
    	Battle Level:     11	Seamanship:	78
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	57
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	83
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	87
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	70
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		55
    NAME:	Louis Scott			AGE: 20
    	Navigation Level: 11	Leadership:	68
    	Battle Level:     16	Seamanship:	76
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	77
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	61
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	73
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	78
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		59
    NAME:	Luigi Mangia		AGE: 28
    	Navigation Level: 20	Leadership:	75
    	Battle Level:     21	Seamanship:	60
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	86
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	89
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	69
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	76
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		81
    NAME:	Malik Yasale		AGE: 25
    	Navigation Level: 10	Leadership:	57
    	Battle Level:     8	Seamanship:	61
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	79
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	70
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	76
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	84
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		55
    NAME:	Marion Glotis		AGE: 29
    	Navigation Level: 10	Leadership:	89
    	Battle Level:     11	Seamanship:	89
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	52
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	88
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	65
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	59
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		72
    NAME:	Maurice Laiden		AGE: 35
    	Navigation Level: 12	Leadership:	62
    	Battle Level:     11	Seamanship:	50
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	58
    	+Cartography		Intuition:	82
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	66
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	75
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		55
    NAME:	Pierre Lugulan		AGE: 37
    	Navigation Level: 9	Leadership:	86
    	Battle Level:     12	Seamanship:	74
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	80
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	55
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	81
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	50
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		77
    NAME:	Ricardo Zapata		AGE: 25
    	Navigation Level: 8	Leadership:	60
    	Battle Level:     10	Seamanship:	61
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	88
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	55
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	86
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	70
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		89
    NAME:	Ropao Feleira		AGE: 20
    	Navigation Level: 11	Leadership:	50
    	Battle Level:     12	Seamanship:	82
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	68
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	59
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	63
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	80
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		84
    NAME:	Sallah Iskal		AGE: 42
    	Navigation Level: 9	Leadership:	73
    	Battle Level:     8	Seamanship:	65
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	69
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	89
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	66
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	58
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		81
    NAME:	Santino Amadio		AGE: 45
    	Navigation Level: 12	Leadership:	81
    	Battle Level:     10	Seamanship:	78
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	56
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	84
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	60
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	74
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		56
    NAME:	Thomas Grisham		AGE: 39
    	Navigation Level: 8	Leadership:	64
    	Battle Level:     11	Seamanship:	55
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	58
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	51
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	86
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	64
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		86
    NAME:	Walter Laurence		AGE: 35
    	Navigation Level: 8	Leadership:	66
    	Battle Level:     8	Seamanship:	64
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	67
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	51
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	50
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	66
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		85
    NAME:	William Clive		AGE: 38
    	Navigation Level: 11	Leadership:	52
    	Battle Level:     10	Seamanship:	72
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	77
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	57
    	+Gunnery			Courage:	73
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	78
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		55
    NAME:	Xavier Navarro		AGE: 41
    	Navigation Level: 9	Leadership:	50
    	Battle Level:     10	Seamanship:	55
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	66
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	66
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	59
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	79
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		75
    NAME:	Yazid Shabbaz		AGE: 27
    	Navigation Level: 12	Leadership:	70
    	Battle Level:     11	Seamanship:	77
    	+Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	65
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	85
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	77
    	+Accounting			Swordsmanship:	52
    	+Negotiation		Charm:		51
    [Sometimes, you can beat a built-in scenario character, like Joao with
     Cataline, or when you beat Roberto Ezequiel.]
    NAME:	Antonio Kahn		AGE: 44
    	Navigation Level: 7	Leadership:	81
    	Battle Level:     16	Seamanship:	78
    	-Celestial Navigation	Knowledge:	89
    	-Cartography		Intuition:	73
    	-Gunnery			Courage:	68
    	-Accounting			Swordsmanship:	80
    	-Negotiation		Charm:		70
     Joao Franco - no stats yet
     Roberto Ezequiel - no stats yet
     (I think it's useless to give their stats, as you HAVE TO take
     them, whether they're good or not.)
     Andreas Paella:
    	Loyal to Spain; First Mate
    	Found after battle with Spanish in Catalina Erantzo's story
    	(You get him after destroying the second Spanish ship)
     Camillo Stefano:
    	Loyal to Italy; First Mate, Bookkeeper
    	Found at the start of Pietro Conti's story
    	(Join you after meeting him in the pub)
     Domingo Manana:
    	Loyal to Portugal; Chief Navigator
    	Found as a stowaway on Joao Franco's ship
    	(After sailing from Lisbon, he's found)
     Emilio Sanude:
    	Loyal to Spain; First Made
    	Found at the start of Catalina Erantzo's story
    	(Joins you after talking to him into taking the Spanish Galleon)
     Enrico Malione:
    	Loyal to Portugal; Bookkeeper
    	Found in the Round Earth Society in Joao Franco's story
    	(Joins you when you agree in taking him to Zipangu in the
    	 Round Earth Society in Lisbon)
     Hans Starten:
    	Loyal to Portugal; First Mate
    	Found at the start of Ernst von Bohr's story
    	(Joins you in Mercator's house)
     Mathew Roy:
    	Loyal to England; First Mate
    	Found at the start of Otto Baynes' story
    	(Win or Lose duel in pub)
     Rocco Alemkel:
    	Loyal to Portugal; First Mate
    	Found at the start of Joao Franco's story
    	(Joins in your father's house)
     Salim Jahan:
    	Loyal to Turkey; First Mate
    	Found at the start of Ali Vezas' story
    	(Joins after you help fix his ship)
     10.b Waitresses
     When you first encounter them, the waitresses don't like you a
     lot. In fact, the only thing they'll be willing help you with is:
     "Ask Info - Job Info":  If you select this option when you have a
     quest to find something, the waitress may tell you where to find the
     item that you need. Of course, she might not always tell you the best
     location for the item. Often she'll tell you to go halfway around the
     world, when there is a much closer source of the good. Anyway, you'll
     be better off just using this faq than the waitresses.
     But when they start liking you (by getting gifts or hearing your
     stories) you could also get some investigation in 2-4 days.
     Whether she likes you or not, depends on what the fortune teller says:
      1. As long as you are in this port, you won't have good luck in love.
      2. Take action. No one gained love by just waiting for it to happen.
      3. Continue your effort, and your love will be accepted.
      4. It seems a girl called %s is in love with you.
     Here are the kinds of fleets of other nations you can ask about (In
     parenthesis are the numbers of such fleets each nation can maximum
       Merchant(4) - The traders who sail from port to port and make
     investments and try to make alliances with foreign ports. They
     generally sail around in weak merchant ships: Nao, Carrack, Xebec,
     and the like. You won't be spending much time to these suckers.
       Convoy(2) - Counterintuitively, these guys do NOT guard the merchant
     fleet. Instead, they are the hunters who go sailing around looking for
     enemies of their nation. If you've angered the country enough, it
     could be you that they are looking for you. These guys of course tend
     to sail around in warships: Galleons, Flemish Galleons, Buss, the
     occasional Venetian Galeass, and interestingly Xebec.
       Voyaging(3) - These guys can be found cruising along behind merchant
     fleets to protect them, though more often than not, they will be slower
     and be thousands of miles behind the fleet they are supposed to be
     Asking about pirates gives:
       Buccaneers(4) - These pirates are fairly weak, tending to
     impersonate merchant fleets. Although they will ocassionally show
     up in European waters, they are based in various cities around the
     Carribean and tend to spend most of their time there, often just
     sitting in a port, so it may not be worth going all that way just to
     hunt them down.
       Corsairs(2) - The Corsairs (led by Khayr ad-Din and Idin Leis)
     are based in Algiers and sail around in fleets of powerful Venetian
     Galeasses and unlike the other pirates who mostly stay at home, will
     try to hunt you down anywhere in the world.
       Privateers(3) - Armed with mid-sized warships (Galleons and such),
     the privateers, like the Buccaneers are really no threat, since they
     don't actively pursue you. They also like to spend most of their time
     at home, but at least they are a little easier to catch, since they
     all hang out in Tunis and one will pop out for a bit of air every
     couple of weeks. If you should sink one, the replacement will pop up
     in Algiers, eventually migrating back to Tunis, if you let them live
     that long.
     Ask Info - Port Info:  Will share a tiny bit of trivia about the
     port you are currently in.  Interesting maybe, but probably not
     of any practical benefit.  Certainly not worth wasting expensive
     jewelry to get, unless you have nothing better to spend your money on.
     (I'm too lame to look everything up, if you come up with a list,
     it's certainly going to be here somewhere)
     The waitresses can fall in love with you, but this has no use at all.
     There are 4 different types of waitresses in the game:
      1. Likes Stories: These girls like stories and nothing else.
     Tell them a story and they'll say something like: "Wow, that's so
     exciting!" For variety, you could tell them a few stories every visit,
     and tell different stories each time if you like, but it doesn't really
     matter.  You can walk into the bar, tell them about Stonehenge 30 times
     and they will be madly in love with you. If you give them accessories
     or treasure, they will say "Oh, I am so happy!", but they're just being
     polite in hopes of getting more stuff from you.
      2. Likes Accessories: These girls only like accessories. If you give
     them one, they will say something like, "Oh, I am so happy! Do I look
     pretty?" Note that any accessory will do. More expensive items will
     sometimes give you a slightly greater increase in affection, but not
     enough to justify the cost, so you're probably better off with
     inexpensive items unless you're short on inventory space. They either
     like all accessories or no accessories. If told a story or given a
     treasure, they will say "Wow, that's so exciting!", or "Oh, I am so
     happy!", but again, they don't really mean it.
      3. Likes Treasures: These girls have expensive tastes and like
     expensive jewels. Give them a treasure item and they will tell you
     "Oh, I am so happy! It's very shiny and quite pretty." As with the
     accessory girls, any treasure will do and more expensive items will
     sometimes give better boosts, but not to justify the cost. For example,
     5 royal crowns (50,000 gold), 5 mermaid bracelets (10,000 gold), or
     15 brass candleholders (3,000 gold) would get you about the same effect.
      4. Likes everything: Stories, treasure, or accessories will all please
     these girls. They'll express detailed interest in stories just the
     way the story only girls do and when given a treasure or accessory will
     say, "Oh, I am so happy! Thank you so much!". But, just because they'll
     accept material goods doesn't mean you should give them any, as stories
     are much cheaper, unless all you want is a nice smooch.
     Note that even if a girl doesn't really like treasure or accessory items,
     giving them will have at least a small impact on their affection.  It is
     usually better to give them something they want however.  Even stories may
     have some effect (I was able to get a girl who already liked me to give me
     the port info, just by telling her stories), however, you would probably
     need to tell several hundred of stories to get anywhere, if it is possible
     (I gave up in the 100-200 range).
     Alexandria - Layla: Everything
     Amsterdam - Melanie: Everything
     Antwerp - Johanna: Stories
     Argin - Tisa: Treasure
     Athens - Helen: Stories
     Banda - Titis: Accessories
     Barcelona - Leticia: Treasure
     Bordeaux - Elaine: Treasure
     Ceuta - Jamila : Treasure
     Changan - Mei-Yi: Everything
     Genoa - Theresa: Treasure
     Goa - Aruna: Stories
     Hamburg - Claudia: Stories
     Havana - Isabella: Treasure
     Istanbul - Ladia: Everything
     Lisbon - Lucia: Everything
     London - Lillian: Treasure
     Malacca - Rukia: Treasure
     Marseille - Mathilda: Accessories
     Margarita - Lupe: Everything
     Mecca - Salma: Accessories
     Nagasaki - Onatsu: Stories
     Riga - Natasha: Accessories
     Rio de Janeiro - Silvia: Treasure
     San Jorge - Tobia: Everything
     Sofala - Shani: Everything
     Stockholm - Viveka: Everything
     Venice - Francesca : Accessories
      Random Additional information:
     Lucia in Lisbon will start out 'In love' with Joao. Ladia in Istanbul
     starts out liking Ali and will fall in love with him when he impresses her
     by repaying her loan. Catalina, for some strange reason, can't get girls
     to fall in love with her at all, though gifts and stories will get them
     to like her well enough to share info and whatnot.
     The bars in New Horizons are closed from 4am to 8am and are open at all
     other times, 365 days a year and the waitresses are on duty, meaning that
     they are working 140 hour work weeks and have at most 4 hours to sleep,
     bathe, etc. No wonder they are so happy when you give them clothes, they
     probably haven't had a chance to buy a new outfit in decades.
     Mei-Yi in Changan and Aruna in Goa appear to have red eyes, a color that is
     not natural in human beings, neither are they albino. Furthermore, Mei-Yi
     has ears (well, one ear, the only visible one) that look suspiciously
     pointy. One can't help  wondering if they have some sort of supernatural
     or demonic origin. Of course, maybe it's just that the 140 hour work week
     has left them all bleary and red-eyed, but anyway, I'd be cautious about
     letting them kiss you.
     11. Discoveries
     This one is dedicated to ... Discoveries?
     Yes, righty, I have listed all the discoveries here.
     With permission I've taken them from:
     by Tri Laksmana
     But as I know you can't click links in texts, and you don't want any more
     time spilled, so here is the list (actually I had to turn a table into
     a simple text "table", so I did 'some' work).
     Remember that in one game, there will be only, randomly picked, 49
     villages, and so 49 discoveries. So you won't find all of these...
     To find a discovery, use CTRL+F and type the discovery you are looking for.
     No Lat-Long Location            Discovery                Value
     1  12s-139e Carpentaria Bay     Kiwi                     B
     2  30s-148e New South Wales     Koala                    B
     3  28s-126e Southern Australia  Ayers Rock               B
     4  37s-144e Tasmania            Tasmanian Devil          C
     5  26s-113e Western Australia   Frilled Lizard           A
     6  16s-116e Western Australia   Kangaroo                 A
     7  12n-98w  Guatemala           Popol Vuh                B
     8  19n-102w Gulf of Mexico      Jade Mask                C
     9  12n-90w  Honduras            Guatavita Lake           C
     10 20n-112w Mexico              Monument of the Sun      A
     11 13n-105w Mexico              Crystal Skull            A
     12 25n-116w Mexico              Mexican Beaded Lizard    B
     13 15n-109w Mexico              Stone Face               C
     14 8n-92w   Nicaragua           Mural of Marnalico       B
     15 4n-86w   Panama              Stone Ball               C
     16 0s-41e   Kenya               Mandrill                 B
     17 36n-102e Huanghe River       Panda                    A
     18 41n-110e Huanghe River       Great Wall               A
     19 35n-113e Hunaghe River       Qian Ling                A
     20 39n-107e Huanghe River       Hedgehog                 C
     21 39n-139e Japan               Namahage                 B
     22 35n-138e Japan               Toro Ruins               C
     23 38n-125e Korea               Plant Worm               C
     24 18n-72e  Malabar Coast       King Cobra               D
     25 25n-65e  Pakistan            Mohenio-Daro             B
     26 14n-93e  Andaman Isles       Inle Lake                C
     27 10s-48e  Madagascar          Chameleon                D
     28 20s-50e  Mauritius Island    Dodo                     *
     29 30n-48e  Persian Gulf        Burning Water            B
     30 24n-37e  Red Sea             Papyrus                  C
     31 31n-29e  Nile Delta          Rosetta Stone            D
     32 19n-24e  The Nile            Crocodile                C
     33 5n-33e   The Nile            Pteranodon               C
     34 14n-32e  The Nile            Nubia Pyramid            C
     35 11n-36e  The Nile            Tessisat Falls           C
     36 10n-31e  The Nile            Baobab                   C
     37 27n-31e  The Nile            Khufu Pyramid            C
     38 0s-32e   The Nile            Victoria Falls           D
     39 38n-128w California          Prairie Dog              B
     40 29n-122w California          Bison                    C
     41 35n-77w  North Carolina      Passenger Pigeon         C
     42 29n-82w  North Carolina      Totem Pole               D
     43 43n-94w  The Mississipi      Niagara Falls            A
     44 33n-98w  The Mississipi      Venus' Flytrap           C
     45 66n-28w  East Greenland      Great Auk                B
     46 88n-93w  Ellesmere Island    Mammoth                  *
     47 88n-66w  Northwest Greenland Saber-toothed Tiger      *
     48 51n-1w   England             Stonehenge               D
     49 80n-119w Melville Island     Blue Whale               A
     50 76n-179e Vrangel Island      Stellar's Sea Cow        B
     51 30s-25e  Cape of Good Hope   Big Zimbabwe             C
     52 31s-19e  Cape of Good Hope   Diaz's Monument          C
     53 48s-82w  Chile               Vampire Bat              C
     54 1n-83w   Columbia            Terracotta Figure        C
     55 20s-77w  Peru                Lake Titicaca            B
     56 10s-85w  Peru                Temple of the Sun        B
     57 25s-67w  Salado River        Giant Ground Sloth       *
     58 30s-63w  Salado River        Clay Monster             B
     59 25s-67w  Salado River        Anteater                 B
     60 56s-80w  Strait of Magellan  Leon Penguin             C
     61 7s-77w   The Amazon          Archaeopteryx            A
     62 2s-75w   The Amazon          Balsa                    B
     63 5s-83w   The Amazon          Gold Frog                B
     64 0s-70w   The Amazon          Matamata                 B
     65 5s-66w   The Amazon          Pororoca                 B
     66 11s-77w  The Amazon          Tarantula                C
     67 8s-61w   The Amazon          Anaconda                 C
     68 4s-61w   The Amazon          Amazon Water Lily        C
     69 9s-73w   The Amazon          Piranha                  D
     70 7n-65w   Trinidad            Iguana                   C
     71 35s-66w  Uruguay River       Toucan                   B
     72 7n-70w   Venezuela           Cactus                   D
     73 3n-107e  Borneo              Pitcher Plant            C
     74 0s-117e  Celebes             Stone Buddha             B
     75 5s-120e  Flores              Komodo Dragon            A
     76 3s-105e  Java                Borobudur                A
     77 5s-111e  Java                Python                   B
     78 3s-136e  New Guinea          Greater Bird of Paradise A
     79 7n-95e   Sumatra             Hornbill                 B
     80 12n-102e Thailand            Angkor Wat               B
     81 11n-97e  Thailand            Ayutthaya's Buddha       C
     82 13n-126e The Philippines     Durian                   A
     83 15n-122e The Philippines     Tree Snake               C
     84 22n-108e Vietnam             Kalavinka                B
     85 35s-127w Easter Island       Moai                     *
     86 13s-117w Fiji Island         Nasiped                  D
     87 5s-96w   Galapagos Island    Giant Tortoise           A
     88 6n-151e  Nauru Island        Indo-Pacific Cowrie      A
     89 35s-175e New Zealand         Moa                      *
     90 9n-135e  Palau Island        Fruit Bat                B
     91 6s-12e   Congo               Armadillo                C
     92 1n-7e    Congo               Diggo's Monument         C
     93 1s-17e   Congo River         Moquele Mubembe          B
     94 12s-10e  Namibia             Quagga                   C
     95 12n-2e   Niger River         Ant Hill                 C
     96 15n-2w   Niger River         Clay Mosque              C
     97 0s-24e   Congo River         Moonbow                  D
     98 89n-88e  Northern Ice Sea    Aurora                   A
     Note: Thanks to Markus S, I found the last village that contains the
     beautiful ice miracle, Aurora. Thank you! In a single game can only
     be found 49, so don't question me, when some villages don't pop up.
     Here are all the definitions of the Discoveries (when you want to alter
     them, look in the Cheat section for more information).
     Stonehenge (Ruins)
      Prehistoric monument, consisting of rings of stones, with the outermost
      ring made up of large stone columns. Believed to have been an astronomical
     Rosetta Stone
      Black basalt slab bearing the same inscription in three languages- ancient
      Egyptian hieroglyphics, a simpler ancient Egyptian writing system, and
     Khufu Pyramid
      Tomb of the Pharaoh Khufu, a pyramid measuring 481 feet high with a square
      base 756 feet wide. The four sides face the north, south, east and west.
      Fierce amphibious predator armored with hard leather skin, the crocodile
      sometimes reaches a length of 20 feet. With its powerful jaws, it can rip
      into livestock animals and even humans with one bite.
     Nubia Pyramid
      Pyramid built by the ancient Cush in northern Africa. Though it's
      relatively small, with a 30 by 30 foot square base, it has distinctively
      steep sides.
     Tessisat Falls
      This remote waterfall is 140 feet high and is found near the source of the
      Blue Nile.
      Huge tree with many useful qualities. The bark can be used to fashion rope
      or cloth, the fruit is edible, and the trunk itself is so large it can be
      used for storage or even shelter.
      A dark-colored bird whose bat-like wings measure 6 feet across. It's noted
      for its large beak and sharp teeth.
     Victoria Falls
      Believed to be the source of the Nile River. The Zambezi River plunges 400
      feet into the lake, forming Victoria Falls.
     Diogo's Monument
      A tall stone monument with inscriptions in Latin, Portuguese, and Arabic.
      Erected when Diogo Cam discovered the Congo.
     Ant Hill
      These small ant castles, in their various shapes, often surpass the
      architectural feats of man.
     Clay Mosque
      Supposedly, the ruins of a golden city in the Sahara. Time has taken its
      toll, but the work of conscientious desert dwellers have helped preserve
      the ancient structure.
      Animal with bony plates on its back. When threatened, it curls up to cover
      its soft unprotected abdomen.
     Moquele Mumbembe
      The locals of Lake Tele have claimed to have seen this dinosaur from time
      to time. It's believed to be herbivorous and about 15 feet long.
      A rainbow that shines gold and white in the dark night. Legend says that
      this beautiful, mysterious vision brings good luck to those who see it.
      A horse-like creature related to the zebra, but with no stripes on its
      hind portion. It takes its name from the sound it makes, {Kwahaha.}
     Diaz' Monument
      Stone monument at the Cape of Good Hope on the southern tip of Africa.
      It was erected by Bartholomew Diaz and remains a symbol of brave sea
     Big Zimbabwe
      The name means [large rock house.] It proves that there was once a
      glorious dynasty in this area.
      Monkey with a colorful face resembling that of a human. It has a beard,
      purple bottom, and a short tail.
      A bird the size of a turkey, with a large hooked bill. Its wings are very
      small, making it incapable of flight.
      Lizard with the amazing ability to change its color to match its
      surroundings. It's quite adept at capturing insects with its long and
      sticky tongue.
      Tall water plant that was used to make a form of paper in ancient Egypt.
     Burning Water
      Strange black liquid that springs out from underground in desert areas.
      It has a bad smell and burns easily.
      Ruins of a city dating from the time of the Indus civilization. Built
      around a dome-shaped Buddhist shrine on a hilltop, this city probably was
      a commercial center during the Bronze Age.
     King Cobra
      The world's largest poisonous snake. When disturbed, it extends its ribs
      behind its head to form a flaring hood.
     Inle Lake
      The people who live here have built their homes and fields on the island
      that floats on the surface of this lake.
     Ayutthaya's Buddha
      One of many busts of Buddha found in Siam, which has several temples and
      statues dedicated to him.
      Friendly large-billed bird that makes a hissing sound to intimidate its
      enemies. It sometimes grows up to 60 inches in height.
     Angkor Wat
      Ruins of a temple constructed by Khmer during the 12th century. The name
      means [temple of the capital].
      A bird of legend said to have the face of a beautiful girl. Its sweet
      singing can make people forget everything, even their own names.
     Plant Worm
      A strange insect which transforms itself into a fungus during the summer.
      It is highly valued in China as a tonic and an elixir.
     Toro Ruins
      Ruins of farming villages dating from around 300 B.C. The villages had
      rice fields orderly divided by strong ridges and storehouses with elevated
      Fabled demons that kidnap and devour bad children. The legend is told in
      a traditional festival where men disguise themselves as demons to scare
      the town's children.
     Qian Ling
      Empress Zetian Wuhou's tomb. A hill with a circumference of 25 miles was
      turned into this huge tomb where all her treasures are buried.
     Great Wall
      1500 miles long and averaging 25 feet high, this truly is a great wall.
      It was constructed over many generations by Chinese rulers as a defense
      against raids by nomads in the north.
      A small mammal with an arsenal of long prickly spines on its back. It
      rolls itself into a ball when threatened.
      A large bear-like black and white animal found at high altitudes in
      mountainous regions. It's friendly and feeds on bamboo.
     Passenger Pigeon
      A beautiful pigeon with slate blue wings and a russet breast. They migrate
      in large flocks every spring. People say that this species will never
      become extinct. (Or will it?)
     Totem Pole
      Large wooden pole carved with the designs of animals. It symbolizes the
      status of the chief, and is sometimes used as a sign of the tribe.
     Jade Mask
      A mask encrusted with small pieces of jade. Its eye holes give it a
      somewhat ominous appearance.
     Guatavita Lake
      A holy place for the Muisca, who throw gold and emeralds into the lake
      when their new king ascends the throne.
      Spiny, fleshy plant that grows up to 6 feet tall. This unique plant is
      well-adapted for arid climates.
      A large scaly lizard, measuring about 6 feet in length. The row of
      leathery spines on its back make it look like a fierce dinosaur, but it's
      actually a gentle creature.
     Venus' Flytrap
      Insect-eating plant with a jaw-shaped flower that bears sharp spines and
      secretes a sweet liquid. Once its jaws snap shut they won't reopen until
      the prey has been digested.
     Niagara Falls
      A magnificent waterfall, about 158 feet high and 3010 feet wide. Ancient
      people must have thought that the edge of the earth looks something like
     Amazon Water Lily
      An aquatic plant with giant floating leaves and large flowers. The leaves
      measure over 6 feet in diameter and are so strong that they can bear the
      weight of a small child.
      A gigantic serpent. Adults may grow 19 feet long and weigh as much as 235
      pounds. They are found near the water and crush their victims by
      constricting them in their coils.
      An enormous tidal wave that occurs during the new moon in April. Locals
      say that huge waves may reach over 16 feet high and wash everything away
      from the shore.
      A spiny turtle with a large diamond-shaped head and an irregular, rugged
      A primitive vessel used for local inter-tribal trading. This raft has a
      grass hut mounted on top and uses a square sail.
      The terror of South American rivers. It is not uncommon for these groups
      of fish to devour people or domesticated animals that try to cross their
      A large hairy poisonous spider that feeds on birds and small animals.
      A reptilian bird thought to be an ancestor of today's birds. It had four
      legs and was unable to fly, but it is believed that this bird-reptile
      could glide.
     Gold Frog
      A tiny frog with beautiful golden skin that secretes a mysterious poison.
      Locals believe that this rare frog will guide one to a legendary land of
      A loud-squawking bird with a huge, brightly colored beak. It feeds chiefly
      on fruit.
     Clay Monster
      A clay figure of a monster with a large head and fangs.
     Giant Ground Sloth
      A slow-moving, hairy mammal with sharp claws. Rumor has it this 20 feet
      tall creature walks upright and feeds on leaves and branches.
      A toothless mammal with powerful claws on its front feet and a long tongue
      that comes in handy for catching ants - the mainstay of its diet. Its
      long tail accounts for half of its 6 foot length.
     Leon Pinguin
      A flightless goose-sized bird that uses its wings to swim. Found in large
      flocks, it was discovered by the Portuguese navigator, Leon Franco, about
      20 years ago. Well, that's what some people say.
     Vampire Bat
      A large bat with a 12 inch wingspan. It uses its sharp teeth to make a
      shallow wound on its prey, secretes a liquid to prevent the wound from
      closing, and feeds on its blood.
     Lake Titicaca
      The world's highest lake at an altitude of 12,500 feet in the Andes
      Mountains. The Aztecs believe that a god lives in this lake.
     Temple of the Sun
      A pyramid-shaped shrine in the central Andes, with distinctive frontal
      stairs climbing 33 feet to the top.
     Terracotta Figure
      This large sculpture represents a legendary hero worshipped by local
      tribes. Its sculpting technique and intricate design prove that this
      area has a highly advanced culture.
     Stone Ball
      A perfectly spherical stone measuring about 6.5 feet in diameter. Its
      use is unknown.
     Mural of Marnalico
      A mural of warriors and hunting gods.
     Popol Vuh
      A manuscript of Mayan legends, describing their philosophy, cosmology,
      and history.
     Crystal Skull
      An elaborately sculptured crystal skull used for generations in rituals
      by tribal leaders.
     Stone Face
      A stone bust excavated from Tenochtitlan.
     Monument of the Sun
      A round stone monument symbolizing the sun and the seasons. It represents
      the Aztec people's concept of the universe.
     Mexican Beaded Lizard
      A large lizard with black and yellow bead-like scales. Its secret weapon
      is its ability to produce poison in its mouth.
      A large wild bull that can weigh almost a ton. It is hunted for both food
      and its hide, which can be used to make leather. Such great numbers roam
      the plains that it's hard to imagine them ever becoming extinct.
     Prairie Dog
      Ground-dwelling squirrel-like mammals 11 - 16 inches long. They make their
      home underground in a complex system of interconnecting burrows with many
      The ruins of a major Buddhist monument. It consists of eight diminishing
      tiers of terraces connected by stairways. The walls of the corridors are
      lined with intricately carved relief sculptures.
      A giant snake that can grow over 33 feet long in the jungle. After
      constricting and suffocating an animal, the python swallows its prey
     Komodo Dragon
      A giant slow-moving lizard found only in secluded parts of Indonesia that
      can grow up to 10 feet long. It uses its long, sharp claws and jagged
      teeth to attack animals even as large as a small deer.
      Its long fat tail and powerful hind legs help this animal hip-hop along.
      The newly born infants, still small and pinkish, crawl into a pouch on
      the mother's belly and remain there during infancy.
     Frilled Lizard
      A lizard with a large umbrella-like frill. It rises up and opens the frill
      to intimidate enemies and runs away only on its rear legs.
     Ayers Rock
      A legend says that there is a humongous red monolith in the center of
      this continent.
     Tasmanian Devil
      A 30 inch long nocturnal animal that feeds on small animals and carrion.
      It hides in the cracks of rocks and trees.
      A tree-dwelling marsupial mammal that only eats the leaves of the
      eucalyptus tree. Koala young spend their first 6 months in their mother's
      pouch, feeding on predigested eucalyptus leaves.
      Named for its cry, this is a flightless, nocturnal bird with a small head
      and a long, slender bill that has nostrils near the tip. It uses its
      highly developed sense of smell to find its food.
     Greater Bird of Paradise
      The male of this beautiful bird has a yellow head, long tail and
      dark-green throat, but the female has only short feathers and is rather
      dull in color.
     Stone Buddha
      A huge statue of Buddha carved out of the side of a mountain.
     Pitcher Plant
      A plant that feeds on insects by trapping and digesting them in its
      pitcher-like leaves.
     Tree Snake
      A slender snake about 3 feet long. The name comes from the fact that it
      makes its home in trees.
      A fruit that is covered with sharp needles. Some say that it is the most
      delicious of all tropical forest fruits, but it smells so bad that most
      don't dare taste it.
      An ostrich-like bird incapable of flight, measuring over 10 feet in
      height. Its massive and well-developed hind legs help it run very fast.
     Great Auk
      A flightless bird about 30 inches long that makes its home near Greenland.
      Fishermen hunt this bird for its tasty meat.
      A luminous atmospheric phenomenon seen in the night sky. Its awesome
      curtain-like display is constantly changing. While it's something special
      to see, the magnetic storms that occur with it can disturb your compass.
     Stellar's Sea Cow
      A large water mammal about 10 feet long. The head resembles a seal and
      its rear part has a fish-like shape. Locals say its meat is delicious.
     Blue Whale
      The largest animal in the world, sometimes reaching a length of 30 meters
      and weighing over 150 tons.
      A legendary giant elephant with a coat of brown wool and long tusks that
      curve upward.
     Saber-toothed Tiger
      A large carnivorous animal about 6 feet long. Its enormous, blade-like
      upper teeth extend 7 inches below its lower jaw.
     Fruit Bat
      Just as the name suggests, this bat lives off of fruit. It is a very rare
      delicacy at tables throughout the area.
     Indo-Pacific Cowrie
      A rare snail with a beautiful shell that lives deep in the sea. Its shell
      is used as an amulet by tribal leaders and shamans in the area.
      A creature rumored to resemble a mouse that walks upside down using its
      highly developed nose. This odd creature is probably fantastical.
     Giant Tortoise
      A large, slow-moving tortoise that can weigh as much as 500 pounds. Its
      domed shell sometimes grows as long as three feet and serves as protection
      for its elephant-like skin.
      Giant stone statues ranging from 15 to 60 feet high. They're carved with
      large faces, long ears and short bodies.
     12. Trade
     Thanks to Scaly Lizard for the subsections of (t)his section.
     Thanks to Chris for the Trading Chart (check it out, it's *neat*).
     "Let it not be said that he was a cheese merchant." --Commodore Ruthless
     Trade, and the world trades with you. Money is the key to anything you want
     to do in the world of the 1520s. All scenarios must start the game trading,
     forsaking the blast of War and the glory of Discovery. In fact, Trade is
     what makes possible the other two joys of Uncharted Waters: New Horizons,
     kicking butt and exploring the dark waters. These are the calling of the
     true Commodore.
     But every character from pirate to cartographer must make some cash to get
     going, and must make that cash fast. I have some good early-game trade
     routes for each of the scenarios, but the rest of this section is geared
     towards the theory behind the trade routes listed here. Early in the game,
     you might start out with Wool and Raisins before you can finance a decent
     trip to the Bosporus. Later, you learn that Art and Carpet are the
     foundation upon which you make the transition from a "starter kit" fleet
     of sloops and cogs to a more mature fleet of Naos, Galleons and La Reales.
     Trade strategy changes throughout the game, and so this section is divided
     into a few parts, each devoted to a different phase of the game. First,
     though, here is the nugget that you'll must certainly like, the 6-Month
     Money Machine:
      This is the best trade route in the advanced stages of a game (when you are
      able to do it with large, fast ships like Frigates or Tekkousens, and you
      are an Earl or higher social rank, and when you can afford a tax permit
      from your King):
     --=SIX MONTH MONEY MACHINE=-- (by Scaly Lizard)
     Start on April 1st or October 1st with a fresh tax permit.
     Go to Lubeck and buy Silver. Sell it right back to them, until you stop
     making a profit. You want to have about one-quarter of your fleet's carrying
     capacity full of Silver.
     Go to Amsterdam. Buy as many glass beads as you can carry and still have
     food for a 15-day sailing trip. Unload some Glass Beads at the West
     African ports where you stop for food and water. Try to get 90 gp or more
     per lot of Glass Beads.
     Go to SouthEast Africa. Sell the remaining Glass Beads for cash, and then
     sell the Silver to depress the price of Gold, then buy Gold really cheap.
     Do this in small enough lots to manage the economy, but large enough lots
     to maximize your profits (50). Repeat until your holds are full of Gold. You
     can get the price of Gold down to around 130 gp per lot.
     Go to India. Sell the Gold for Pepper and Cinnamon (in Ceylon). Keep a
     small amount of Gold to manipulate the price of Silver later on in Nagasaki.
     Go to the Far East. Sell the spices and load your holds with 60% Porcelain,
     20% Silver (from Nagasaki) and 20% Silk Cloth (from Sakai).
     Go back to India and sell the Porcelain and Silk Cloth for Linen. Again, by
     selling small amounts of Silk Cloth, you can keep the prices of Linen low,
     and the Porcelain is just more profit for you.
     Go back to East Africa and sell the Linen for a profit and load up on Gold,
     using the Silver from Nagasaki to keep the price of Gold low.
     Back to Nagasaki. Sell Gold for Silver.
     Back to East Africa. Sell Silver for Gold.
     Return to Lubeck with your Gold. Sell it for 1650 gp per lot by using small
     Silver purchases to keep their buying price for Gold high.
     Go back to Amsterdam to load up on Glass Beads, go find a Tax Permit, and
     you're off to the races. It should be very close to April 1st or
     October 1st.
     You should earn about 60 million gp per circuit using this trading route,
     with a large enough fleet. I definitely recommend getting ten well-made
     Tekkousens as soon as possible. They are as fast as Frigates, and
     larger. With 10 Teks, you can carry 9500 lots of cargo easily. Another
     important reason to seek out the Tekkousen is that with five of them,
     with 100 guns on each, you can beat any fleet on the sea. I once used 3
     Teks to beat a fleet of 8 Flemish Galleons. I sunk them all, because I'm
     like that. Who needs to confiscate cargo when you know the secret of
     the Six-Month Money Machine?
     If you use ten Tekkousens, the finest boats from Japan, you can reliably
     do the route twice a year, with time to take care of some business in Europe
     and the Mediterranean. If you want the highest profits possible, you
     need a tax-free permit and you need all the cities on your route to be
     solidly invested-in. For hyper-profits, I usually leave Europe in early
     April or early October and go straight to East Africa, making a few stops
     along the way for food and to sell the Glass Beads for a profit in West
     Africa. Selling Silver for a loss, or only a small profit, is the key to
     the whole enchilada. When you depress the prices of Gold by selling enough
     Silver, you can make over 1500 gp profit on every lot. Wow!
     A tax permit bought in Europe on April 1st will expire on October 1st. To
     maximize a six-month trade route, go Europe-East Africa-Nagasaki-East
     Africa-Nagasaki-East Africa-Europe, selling Glass Beads and Silver for Gold
     in Africa, selling Gold for Silver in Nagasaki (using Silver purchases to
     make them buy Gold at 1350 gp), then back to Africa to sell the Silver for
     more Gold. Selling the Japanese silver in Africa will only net you about
     50 gp or less per lot, but the profits when you bring the gold back to
     Nagasaki are about 1200 per lot, a damn good trade-off. Each leg of this
     itinerary should take you about 1 month, if you have Teks or La Reales or
     well-captained Frigates.
     Unfortunately, Full-Rigged Ships are just a little too slow. It takes them
     about 7 months to do the cycle, which throws everything off track because
     you either have to leave Europe with a Tax Permit that won't last you the
     whole trip, or you have to visit Nagasaki only once per cycle, and have a
     month of wasted time every half-year hanging around in Europe waiting for a
     fresh Tax Permit. This lost time makes the Full-Rigged less profitable,
     despite its huge holds and despite the fact that it's a kick-ass boat. I
     got to admit that I always keep a fleet of Full-Riggeds as my War Fleet,
     docked half in Lisbon and half in Seville. With maximum Carronades and
     Goddess figureheads, they rule the waves.
     Speaking of moored ships, as soon as I'm at the point where I can afford
     it, I customarily build the following fleets as an insurance policy against
     whatever the game may throw at me:
      War Fleet: 10 Full-Riggeds in Lisbon (5) and Seville (5), outfitted with
       300 crew bunks, max guns, Goddess figureheads.
      Explorer Fleet: 10 La Reales in London (5) and Amsterdam (5), outfitted
       with no guns and 40 bunks, Goddess figureheads.
      Trade Fleet: 10 Tekkousens in Genoa (5) and Istanbul (5), outfitted with
       50 bunks, no guns, Goddess figureheads.
     Obviously, I fill the holds of every moored ship with Gold, so I have a
     multi-million-gp nest egg that cannot be touched by any disaster or
     If you leave Europe on April 1st and time it right and don't dawdle, you can
     do the route from Africa to Nagasaki twice before your tax permit expires.
     You can then return to Europe to renew your permit, but now with a load of
     gold worth 15 million at Lubeck (with 10 Tekkousens full of gold), and be
     ready to buy a new permit on October 1st.
     This six-month cycle can net you over 60 million gold pieces each time, with
     good luck and the right crew on the right boats. That's a billion gold
     pieces every eight years, which is more money than you could ever hope to
     spend, even if you had every barmaid in the world begging for trinkets.
     12.a Trade Routes
     It's like, everyone knows that you can make some money with the Istanbul-
     Athens route. But what are really profitable routes that make you a
     billionaire in no-time. Well, check these out yourself and add some if
     you'd like. maiic_groels@hotmail.com (again, if you didn't know yet)
     ^O^ Genoa-Madeira aka The Expensive Metal Route (by Daniel Kee)
     1. Buy Silver in Genoa, buy in a lots of 50 (The magic number ;)
      - Buy until the market rate is maximum (150%)
     2. Sell at Maderia or any other port in West africa
      - First you need to invest so Gold is available in Market.
      - Sell the Silver in lot of 50 (The magic number again)
      - Sell until the market rate is minimum (50%)
      - Buy the Gold as much as you can at one time.
      - Sell Silver until the market rate is minimum (50%)
      - Buy the Gold (at 400-420) as much as you can at one time again.
      - Repeat until cargo is full.
     3. Sell gold in Genoa.
      - Sell the Gold as much as You can at one time.
      - Buy the Silver in lot of 50, get the market to 150%.
      - Sell the Gold as much as You can at one time (max is at 1500).
      - Buy the Silver in lot of 50, get the market to 150% again.
     4. Repeat and get rich very fast!
        Well, the funny thing is the silver selling is always losing...
        But the large profit margin of sell gold can cover the lost. Let say you
        got cargo space of 400, earn profit around 900. Per trip you'll get
        400x900=360000. Very profitable route eh?
        Initial cost will be: Intital around Gold 420x400=168000. Invest of
        4-5 times to get gold = 5x50000 = 250000 Total up to = 418000.
     ^O^ Lisbon-Madeira-West Africa aka The Cheap Route (by Daniel Kee)
     For start off, with a small ship of cargo space of 60-80...
     Buy olive oil at Lisbon and sell off at Madeira. This is a good trade.
     But by the time the Olive Oil price is around 2x the price of sugar
     (economical value also contribute to the factor of market be able to cope
     with the flow of trade volume), so the market price of sugar will drop a
     lot. You can buy sugar and sell it in any other West Africa port (actually
     selling sugar at these port is around 60+, being a better price than around
     40+ at Lisbon & ports around Iberia) to balance it off. No initial
     investment cost.
     The inital money to start will be oliveoil 80x34=2720, sugar 80x20=1600.
     Profit margin per turn = (40x80 + 60x80) - 2720 -1600 = 3680
     a very good trade route for beginners...
     Also the trade route for Rock Salt and Porcelain is good, but for just
     around 20 turns.
     The profit margin per turn =
     ( 60x80 + 130*80 ) - ( 110*80 + 35*80 ) = 3600 almost the same...
     ^O^ Istanbul-Athens aka The Grandpa Route (by Daniel Kee)
     Ah... who can forget the Good old carpet and Art trade?
     But anyway, there is a lot of money involved...
     Let say ship cargo at 80... Means, Profit margin is
     (400x80 + 330x80) - ( 215x80 + 310x80 ) = 58400 - 42000 = 16400
     The initial fee to reach this profit is 42000 gold...
     at the beginning of the game, you can't do that...
     you can make your money grow faster by buying and selling other lower
     price but profitable items like copper ore, woods, & etc with fish,
     grains & etc... But You can use the market influence to make the margin
     even bigger : (remember the magic number "50"?) I prefer Istanbul at 150%
     and Athen at 50% Profit margin is about :
     (550x80 + 240x80) - ( 265x80 + 165x80 ) = 63200 - 34400 = 28800
     (Actually there is a balance somewhere that both side will profit and the
     profit margin at maximum but you'll have to experiment on it... The figures
     above is just a guide line, it might not be secure for every game.
     This method will cause one of the port to be at 50% so the food and ship
     building cost will be minimum. The reason I prefer Athens at 50% is :
     1) Athens have potential to reach maximum industry and economy value.
     2) I prefer to sell item at Highest possible price.
     ^O^ Amsterdam-Timbuktu aka Mosquito->Elephant Route (by M.D. Muff)
     You start off with Glass Beads at $2-3 in Amsterdam and take them to
     Timbuktu (Africa) and sell them in lots of 50 or 100 depending on the
     capacity you have available, for around $25-30, and this drops the market
     rate, also the market rate can never go below 50%, so you will always be
     making a profit off your Glass Beads. Buy as much Gold as you can carry,
     do this for each ship, emptying your Glass Beads in exchange for Gold, and
     take it back to Northern Europe for huge profits.
      Need: Large capacity for trade. I used Otto Baynes for this and I had (1)
     Frigate and (5) Barges for the trip, using the Firgate as a supply ship and
     the Barges filled with cargo. I started off with around 25 gold bars. The
     trip takes about 20 days down and 20 days back and I ended with 1,034 gold
     bars after two (2) trips.
      Note: Works best when you have a Tax-Free Permit for Holland (from Antwerp
     $10,000) and a Tax-Free Permit for what-ever country you are from. Would
     work best if you were Ernst, but any character can make around 1,000 gold
     bars with-in 2-3 months.
     ^O^ Santa Cruz-Lubeck aka Become Huge While Staying Small Route
         (by Edwin Spence)
     In the beginning, scoop up Santa Cruz, a small, neutral island port on the
     Westcoast of Africa. It might not look like much but after investments of
     max. X3 (150,000 gold) it sells gold. With La Reales at first and later
     Frigates, you can make the trip from Lubeck to Santa Cruz in under 20 days,
     with a 50 crew/100 water/100 food and 200 cargo La Reale/400 cargo Frigate.
     This equals to an unbroken trade run exchanging silver for gold. If you
     can tweak the market with a few double buys of silver, you can get silver
     for 140 with bargaing and sell in Santa Cruz for 160. The real money maker
     is the gold though. I was buying at 460 and selling at 1150. Because it
     was metal for metal, the market never went berserk and the trade route
     could be ran for ever. In three months with 4 La Reales and two Frigates,
     I made 5 Million. I have no idea what you could do with a full fleet of
     fully rigged ships but the potential would be huge. Because I am a chicken
     I ran the fast Frigates but I had plenty of provisions left both ways. With
     100 crew, 200 food and water, no guns, I figured you would have 700 for
     gold and silver. Times ten, 7000 X 690 profit on gold, it would be
     4.8 million and more in a 40 day unbroken trip. You would be filthy rich
     in two years.
     ^O^ Rio-Lubeck aka Alternative 1000 Ingots Metal Trip
     It is possible to get about 1000 ingots during one trip. But there are
     some requirements to achieve this:
     *you should have 10 Full-Rigged Ships - all of them with minimum crew
      and minimum guns (eg. 0)
     *you should have as high rank as possible (the higher the rank, the bigger
      the profit will become)
     *recommended to have a tax free permit
     *Lubeck and Rio de Janeiro should be allied with your nation
     *you should have some money to start with (500 ingots)
     *the economy rate in Lubeck and Rio should be high enough that they sell
      respectively silver and gold
     Start in Rio. First buy the supplies to make it to Lubeck. Go to the
     market of Rio. Buy as many gold as one ship can take (1000). When you
     check the market rate for jewelry, it will be above 100%. So sell 100
     pieces of gold - the rate will drop. Now continue selling 100 gold pieces
     till you're out of it.
     The market rate now is around 70%. Again fill one ship full with gold.
     Repeat the procedure above, by selling 100 gold lots each time. The market
     rate is now 50%, and can't go lower. Now, the gold is very cheap. But
     there's more. Here we go:
     The trick is to keep the price of gold low. And when you have filled one
     ship with gold, the market rate will increase 4%. But this can be
     decreased by selling 100-200 lots of gold. So, fill one ship with gold
     (let's call this ship 'first') and see the market rate go to 54%. Sell some
     lots (100-200) to let it drop till 50% again. Now fill the second ship.
     Then the rate will increase, so sell some of the gold on 'first'. Do this
     again and again, so that ship 'first' will get empty. Now you have 9 ships
     of gold and one with supplies. Save here, in case pirates attack you and
     will be in history books over the world :)
     Go to Lubeck in Northern Europe. This port is the best, because the buy
     gold for the highest price. And it sells silver. Unload every water and
     food you still got and buy 100 lots of silver. Buy 100 lots again and again
     till the ship is full. The market rate now should be 130%. Now, sell ALL
     your silver at once and repeat the buying procedure till the market rate
     is at 150%. The price for gold should be around 1600 per lot. When you have
     sold all the gold from one ship (at once), buy 100 lots of silver, to get
     the market rate at 150% again. Repeat this, till none of the ships has got
     any gold. Count your profit :)
     Buy one ship full with silver and go back to Rio. Let the rate drop till
     50% and repeat everything. You've got 1000 ingots profit.
     ^O^ Hamburg-Oslo-(Copenhagen) aka Short East Sea Route
     Buying dye in Hamburg, sell it in Oslo and buying Wood there. Back to
     Hamburg, and sell the Wood. It’s also good to buy Glassware in Copenhagen
     after dropping the price by selling Dye and Wood. Those three comodities
     are in the same category (Other), so you can enjoy the rise and the fall
     of the price for my benefit.
     12.b Trade Chart
     This nice chart has been set up by Chris Bzik.
    Item	Iberia	N.Euro	Medit.	N.Afr.	Otto.	W.Afr.	E.Afr.	M-East	India	SEAsia	FarEast	C-Amer.	S-Amer.
    Clove	140	160	150	145	110	45	25	30	12*	3	30	55	50
    Cinnam.	120	130	120	110	150	40	20	28	10	2	40	45	50
    Pepper	80	140	120	100	75	40	20	23	5*	2*	50	30	35
    Nutmeg	95	110	100	95	90	45	25	18	13	3	45	40	45
    Pimento	60	55	70	65	60	45	20	40	15	2	3	5*	6*
    Ginger	55	70	65	60	65	40	20	35	13	2*	10*	30	25
    Sugar	45	49	48	50	50	60	65	50	70	70	90	80	85
    Cheese	20*	15*	40	35	15*	45	45	35	15	12	20	45	50
    Fish	10*	10*	10*	10*	35	5*	7*	20	15	5*	2*	7*	10
    Grain	32	8*	8*	25	7*	50	55	15	4*	4	5	35	15*
    OlivOil	10*	38	15*	12*	42	60	15	5*	8	10	7	30	25
    Raisins	22*	58	20*	40	15	30	35	10	45	45	70	35	30
    R.Salt	65	65	65	45*	20*	22	6*	12*	5	6	5	15*	50
    CottonC	40*	35*	65	65	60	75	80	14*	30	38	40	85	83
    SilkC.	220	260	200	120	180	80	80	110	85	42	30	90	88
    WoolC.	70	90	65	45	90	15	20	22*	60	42	70	20	18
    Velvet	50*	90	75	65	95	85	80	115	220	40	310	70	68
    LinenC.	25*	65	30*	35*	60	17*	70	65	18*	32	15*	65	67
    Gold	1000	1100	1000	900	1000	300*	150*	950	1050	1020	900	250	270
    Silver	240	260	240	240	200	180	170	170	180	190	200	140	100*
    Art	400	400	400	300	400	80	70	320	200	100	80*	120	130
    Carpet	300	350	300	170	150	110	120	30*	35	45	52	105	100
    Musk	120	130	120	100	140	60	55	120	130	65	140	35	43
    Perfume	110	130	100	120	120	90	95	28*	135	35	160	50	62
    Vanilla	220	250	200	180	280	10	10	15	12	12	320	70	70
    Tea	200	220	200	180	160	20	15	90	8*	6	8*	25	30
    Coffee	5	4	5	320	340	15	12	15*	6	5	5	30	20
    Cacao	105	110	95	75	85	10*	10	5	5	5	5	20	15
    Silk	180	240	160	110	140	37	27	100	75	40	50	40	37
    Cotton	50	20*	15*	40	40*	45	55	5*	10*	16	18	50	50
    Wool	75	60	25*	30*	60*	10	8	15*	20	18	23	15	12
    Flax	40	40	42	10*	30	14*	10*	30	3*	20	14	20	25
    Coral	280	285	265	270	300	80	60*	80	70	20*	55	70*	100
    Amber	300	305	320	300	300	90*	120	310	290	210	250	280	270
    Ivory	280	290	280	260	290	45	40	70	90	120	300	120	110
    Pearl	310	320	300	270	240	70	75	60	40	35	30*	105	95
    TorShel	120	130	110	80	85	15	50	65	20	10*	20	40*	30*
    Copper	180	170	175	160	60*	30	40*	75	30*	70	50	40	42
    Tin Ore	100	110	90	95	100	20	25	60	55	25*	35	22	22
    IronOre	190	70*	185	170	190	35	35	120	130	50	140	35	30*
    GlassB.	2	2	2*	2	2	50	100	2	2	2	2	2	2
    Dye	50*	130	125	100	50*	60	20*	120	140	20	200	15*	20
    Porcel.	120	55*	130	110	100	40	30	35	200	40	12*	50	50
    GlassW.	230	220	230	230	230	50	105	35	300	95	450	50	50
    Arms	100*	100	100	100	100	140	160	240	230	190	70	180	170
    Wood	130	100	125	100	40*	20	25	120	22	18	15	28	30
     ^Explanation goes like this^
     This list provides you the 100% (maximum) selling prices for a product in
     that particular area. Example: Clove can be sold for 140 anywhere in
     Iberia per lot. If there's a asterisk (star) after the price it means you
     can also buy the product in that area. Example: Cheese and Fish are sold
     in Iberia (keep in mind, that you may need to invest to actually buy it).
     Important thing is: specialty items. Like, Art from Athens. Although this
     list lets you know Art can be sold in the Mediterranean for 400 per lot,
     this CAN'T be done in Athens, as it is a specialty product.
     For a list on specialty items, check the Ports list, in section 7.
     The main usage for this guide is when you're traveling from A to B, and
     you want to trade around with the goods. Let's say you go from S. America
     to SE Asia. You can check what is sold expensive in SE Asia, and then get
     that in S. America.
     Keep in mind that these aren't BUYING prices, but SELLING prices. So the
     buying prices will be some higher than the selling prices of the items.
     12.c Investing
     Investing your hard-earned cash in a port sometimes seems like a waste of
     money. Actually, it is one of the most important things you can do in the
     game for long-term success. Investing in a port's Industry has the following
     The Port Industry level goes up one point for every 300 gp you give, up to a
     maximum of 50,000 gp per month, which nets a gain of 163 points. 49,800 gp
     gets the same result, so save yourself a few bucks.
     The city's favor towards your empire increases, which can have a snowballing
     effect of good things if the port allies with your king.
     If allied, you get lower prices in the port, and the economic power of your
     king gets greater, which increases the size of the gifts he can bestow on
     Your Fame goes up and this can attract the attention of your king,
     progressing you along your scenario and gaining you social advancement.
     The vulnerability of the port to foreign investments luring it away from
     your king is reduced. 10,000 gp invested in a port at 100/100
     (Economy / Industry) has more influence over their favor than the same
     10,000 gp invested at a port which is 500/500, and even less at a
     1000/1000 city.
     The port will offer a better class of ships, both new and used. Every port
     shuffles their stock of used boats at the end of every month.
     The port can offer higher quality figureheads and guns.
     Investing in a city's Economy has most of the benefits above, as well as:
     Your Fame in Trade goes up, which increases your Charm, which gets you
     better prices at every marketplace around the world.
     The port will offer more commodities for sale, and will run out of their
     specialty less often. It is a rude surprise when Athens runs out of Art.
     The city's economy will recover more quickly from the effects of your
     The maximum economic strength rating a country can have per region (this
     is if every country in the world is at 1000/1000 and 100% ally to your
     home country):
      Europe -- 9195 (playing as Portugal)
      West africa -- 3000
      Middle east -- 3000
      Southeast Asia -- 8000
      New World -- 5000
      East Africa -- 3000
      Middle East -- 3000
      Far East -- 6000
     If you invest a lot in each area, eventually the computer will give up
     investing partly. They will give up America, East/West Africa, Far East
     and Northern Europe (this one with a very little exception).
     The Mediterranean will be of every country's main interest, but the Middle
     East, India and Southeast Asia are also being invested in.
     What's very strange is that it is your OWN country that is not investing
     in any port, except for Mediterranean ports. It seems like your country
     doesn't see the challenge anymore, since there is no urge. They only seem
     to be competing for the Mediterrenean.
     13. Incredibly In-depth Trading
     Section completely done by Sacly Lizard. Maybe it is a little TOO in-depth,
     but you can see/read for yourself. Just check it out if you are keen on
     money or already have everything done in the game. Anyway, it'll get you
     the ins and outs of the economy in UW2:NH
     13.a Early Game
     (The rest of this all is done by Scaly Lizard)
     OK, with that out of the way, let's look at the trading system in
     Uncharted Waters: New Horizons in a bit more depth, and learn how you
     can squeeze it for cash. You start with some cash, but not even close to
     enough to make Idin Leis interested in you. You have to get more, and you
     can't do it by piracy right out of the gate, unless you have a suicide wish.
     Make sure to visit every building in your home capital multiple times until
     no one offers you any more money, except if you are Ali, in which case you
     don't want to take cash from the innkeeper, so you'll get a cat instead.
     Try to buy another boat as soon as you can. If you came here for a quick
     fix to get your young commodore financially fluid, here are the best Early
     Game trade routes for each character:
     Ragusa - Buy Dye
     Venice - Sell Dye, Buy Glassware
     Ragusa - Sell Glassware, Buy Dye
     Istanbul - Buy Carpet
     Marseilles - Sell Carpet, Buy Perfume
     Athens - Sell Perfume, Buy Art
     Istanbul - Sell Art, Buy Carpet
      Joao and Catalina:
     Lisbon - Buy Salt
     Bordeaux - Sell Salt, Buy Raisins
     London - Sell Raisins, Buy Wool
     Amsterdam - Sell Wool, Buy 1/2 Iron, Buy 1/2 Glass Beads
     Lisbon - Sell Iron, Buy Salt
     Madeira - Sell Glass Beads, Buy Sugar
     Lisbon - Sell Sugar, Buy Salt
      Ernst and Otto:
     Same as for Joao and Catalina, but you should start the cycle by buying
     Wool in London.
     These routes should allow you to break out of the Caravela Latina you've
     been dragging around in, and at least get you up to a few Naos or Carracks
     with a decent figurehead.
     The best trade route depends on how far along you are in the game.
     Athens-Istanbul is a great way to make early-to-midgame cash.
     Sugar-Perfume-Wool is a good trade route for stability and long-term
     profits, even if the margins are lower per lot. Gold is the ultimate
     commodity and the trade in it must be joined as soon as you can. The thing
     you need to understand is how and why a trading route becomes unbalanced,
     and the best ways to keep a trade route healthy.
     As a general rule, making as many stops as possible is better for profits,
     until you are trading in goods which are valuable enough that express trips
     between ports yields bigger profits.
     Buy as much as you can of the initial commodity for your character as listed
     above. The basic idea is to enter into a trade route that will be profitable
     enough for you to build a crew and fleet strong enough to carry you into the
     midgame phase of your scenario. If you start the game with the Eastern
     Routes (Athens-Istanbul-Marseilles and Venice-Ragusa), then by the time you
     exhaust these routes you should be able to move to the Western Route with
     3 to 5 boats. By the same token, if you start out riding the Western Route
     (Lisbon-London-Amsterdam-Etc.), then when this route gets unprofitable,
     you should be able to score big on the Eastern Routes with 3 to 5 boats. If
     you're Ali, then you will find that the Art/Carpet racket gets out of hand
     quickly. Prices get whacked and you are no longer able to make a profit. Take
     a break for a few months and work Pietro's route, to let Athens and Istanbul
     calm down. The same in reverse holds true for Pietro's scenario. The idea is
     to mix it up for maximum profits over the long haul.
     If you are working the Western Route out of the gate, then you are advised
     to start the cycle in either Lisbon or London, and outfit your ships to be
     able to sail for ten days. Starting the route in Amsterdam (by loading up
     with half Iron and half Glass Beads) tends to throw the route out of kilter
     faster than a start in London or Lisbon. You will need 10 days of sailing
     range to reach Madeira, which is straight southwest from a point on Iberia
     just North of Lisbon.
     When I say "throw a route out of kilter" or when I talk about exhausting
     a route, I am expressing the essence of trading in
     Uncharted Waters: New Horizons. When you sell a commodity in a city, their
     buying and selling prices go down. When you buy a commodity in a city,
     their buying and selling prices for every commodity go up. This effect
     applies double to other commodities in the same category as the one you
     are selling or buying. Thus, if you sell 50 lots of Glass Beads in Madeira,
     the price they charge for Sugar goes down a bit, but if you sell 50 lots of
     Rock Salt there, then the price for Sugar goes down much more.
     Of the commodities that can be sold or bought in the world, only a few are
     available in each city. The more you invest in the economy of a city, the
     higher the Economy level will go, and thus they will sell more commodities.
     As a port's Economy level goes up, its economy will recover faster from the
     effects of buying and selling. By this I mean that all accounts are settled
     at the end of each month. It is at this time that the effects of your
     investments will be applied to the city's Industry and Economy. At certain
     tresholds, more commodities will be offered and better ships and figureheads
     and guns will be available. Also at this time, the prices for every commodity
     will readjust back towards the "normal" level of 100%. Depending on how much
     trading has gone on in the port in the past month, this process of
     readjustment may take only one month, or several months. This is the basic
     drawback of the Athens - Istanbul route. The two cities are so close to each
     other that you can make the trip many times per month, and the route as a
     whole cannot possibly readjust faster than you can pump money out of it.
     In a way, this facet of the game is one of the subtle things that make UW:NH
     highly replayable. If you sell lots of Art in Istanbul, then the buying
     price for Art will go down. Simple enough. If everyone in Istanbul is
     selling Art nowadays (Art which they bought from you), then the price of
     everything else in Istanbul will go down, including Cotton and Dye. But
     the price for Carpet will be affected more. Unfortunately, there is simply
     not enough demand for Art in Istanbul itself to absorb the huge shipments
     you can run over from nearby Athens. This means that the Turkish merchants
     must work their own internal trade routes to get rid of the Art you bring,
     perhaps by dispersing it out to the Balkans or Syria (places that you can't
     go), and this process takes time. When you sell 1000 lots of Art to the
     merchants in Istanbul, a month later they may still have 600 lots in
     stock, waiting for buyers in the Caucasus to show up. Of course, they will
     be less interested in another 1000 lots of Art. If the city is left alone
     for several months, then the price index will creep back to normal, but
     you don't have several months, do you? Since Istanbul is a capital, you
     cannot invest in it to help the economy repair itself. You can only pump
     their buying price for Art up again by purchasing other commodities.
     Fortunately, Carpet is in the same category as Art, and happens to be
     Istanbul's specialty.
     Finding a pair of cities whose specialties are in the same category opens
     the door for market manipulation on a grand scale. The price you pay for a
     commodity depends on your social status, the price index of the city, the
     skill of your bookkeeper, whether you have a tax permit and your luck, but
     by buying and selling other commodities you can more directly manipulate
     the prices at a marketplace. If you buy 1000 lots of Art in one transaction
     at Athens, the price for Art will jump, and their buying price for Carpet
     will jump accordingly. A purchase or sale of as little as 50 lots, though
     smaller, will affect the prices of commodities almost as much as a whopping
     1000-lot transaction. With 4 or 5 50-lot purchases of Silver in Lubeck, for
     example, you can drive the price that they will pay for Gold through the
     roof - to 1650 gp per lot! Thus, it is easy to see that by a series of
     small Carpet sales in Athens, you can drive the price you'll pay for Art
     way down. Sometimes it is to your advantage to take a loss on 200 lots of
     Carpet to reap huge profits on 2000 lots of Art. The trick is to find the
     balance point that will keep a trade route healthy.
     In the case of Lubeck, you do not care about the economic health of the
     city. You are not interested in buying Silver cheaply; you just want them
     to pay through the nose for Gold. Most of the time, however, you have to
     take into account the stability of the markets in the cities on your route.
     Say you have a cargo capacity of 100 lots. If you go to Athens and load up
     on Art at 360 gp per lot, you are pumping 36,000 gp into the local economy.
     When you trade it at Istanbul for Carpet at 254 gp per lot, you are only
     putting 25,400 gp back into the local market. Obviously, filling your fleet
     to the brim at each port puts the Athenian economy out of whack faster than
     Istanbul's. To make matters worse, the Port Economy of Athens starts out at
     only 640, which means it will take longer for the city to absorb the
     shipments of Carpet you sell there. Both of these factors (price of Art vs.
     Carpet and the differing Economy levels) make the trade route very
     We now see that even though Art and Carpet are in the same commodity
     category, and even though they are the specialties of their respective
     ports, this route is still not a one-to-one trade. Add to this the fact that
     your profit margin is high on this route, which means that you can increase
     your cargo capacity very quickly, and you are on the road to disaster.
     Athens will often run out of Art to sell to you, until you have invested
     the Port Economy up quite a bit. You will have to take a loss on more and
     more lots just to keep your profits at an acceptable level. In short, you
     see rapidly diminishing returns as you increase your carrying capacity.
     This is what I mean when I call a trade route "out of whack".
     An example of a one-to-one trade route would be buying Cotton in Amsterdam
     at 54 gp per lot, selling it in London, then loading up on Wool in London
     (in the same category as Cotton) at 54 gp per lot, then selling the Wool for
     a profit back in Amsterdam, then rinse, repeat. Since Amsterdam pays 60 gp
     per lot for Wool, this would seem to make a tidy profit for the beginning
     trader. The cities are very close to each other, the prices are low enough
     for a poor character with only a small boat to break into, and the profits
     are steady. Amsterdam and London are also equals in Port Economy (700 and
     720), so this is the perfect early game trade route, right? Unfortunately,
     no. The catch is that London also sells Cotton, for 54 gp per lot, and thus
     pays very little (20 gp) for imported Cotton. Even if you buy many small
     lots of English Wool to drive up their demand for your Dutch Cotton to the
     point where you make a profit on it, the premium you pay for Wool at the
     now-expensive Thames docks wipes out your earnings. If London did not sell
     Cotton, then this would indeed be an ideal and nearly inexhaustible trade
     route. Oh well, back to the drawing board.
     There are over two dozen economically perfect one-to-one trade routes in the
     game, but none are good for the early game because:
      -the distance between the ports is great, or
      -profits are low (10 gp per lot or less), or
      -one or both ports must be heavily invested in to produce the desired goods,
      -or they are located in Asia or the Americas, where nobody sells good boats.
     In fact, they aren't so good for the middle or late game either, because you
     have better things to do than chasing down exotic routes that deep into
     the game.
     The best early game trading strategy is to run either the Western European
     or Eastern Mediterranean route, depending on your character, building to
     about 3 - 5 ships with 500 to 1000 lots of cargo capacity, then switching
     to the other route, which so far is untapped. This should earn you enough
     cash to upgrade your fleet considerably.
     Each of the two beginning routes (excluding Pietro for the moment) has
     unique advantages and drawbacks. The Western Route involves much more
     sailing, which lets you and your crew rise in Navigation level and other
     Abilities, and the time you spend shuttling between ports lets the ports
     on your trip recover their economic health naturally month by month. The
     profits per month are lower than the Eastern Route, but it keeps you near
     Antwerp and Bordeaux, which are cities that you will want to have invested
     up to 1000 in Economy and Industry by the time you reach the midgame.
     Other drawbacks are that you need to keep more space available for food,
     and you visit 3 capitals, so you need to be nice to at least 2 rival
     empires. When Otto, Catalina, Joao or Ernst get to 500 - 800 in cargo
     space, they should go plunder the Eastern Route.
     The Eastern Route yields greater profits per month, but as we learned above,
     it is very unstable. It can be done with used boats that are cheap, fat and
     slow, but doesn't give much experience to you or your mates. If you need to
     let Athens and Istanbul cool off for a while, you have many options, like
     involving Marseilles or Beirut in the circuit, or doing the Venice - Ragusa
     run for a while. Pietro should do this right away, then join the Art for
     Carpet trade when he gets up over 100 in cargo space. When either Ali or
     Pietro gets up to 800 to 1000 in cargo capacity, they should go do the
     Western Route and should be in a position to pour some cash into Antwerp
     and Bordeaux to prepare for the midgame.
     13.b Midgame Game
     To know when you are ready to graduate into the midgame, you should have a
     set of goals. No matter where you begin your scenario, this is a good set
     of goals to have in mind for moving from the early game to the midgame:
     6 or 7 quality mates, a good mix of bookkeepers and gunners.
     5 or 6 well-built (not used) La Reales from Antwerp or Bordeaux. The La
     Reale is a good fighter and trader, and it excels at running away too.
     Antwerp and Bordeaux invested up to 1000 in Industry and Economy.
     If you arm your ships, don't bother with anything less than Cannons. If you
     can't afford Cannons, then don't fight: run away until you can buy Cannons.
     Figureheads should be upgraded to at least Dragon.
     If you're going to war, have 200,000 gp in cash and you should have A-level
     or *-level armor and sword.
     If you're going trading, you should have 1.5 million gp (150 gold ingots),
     and you should know where to get a tax permit.
     If you're going exploring, you should have 500,000 gp.
     You should not owe money to anyone anymore.
     The midgame is when you decide whether you will concentrate on piracy, trade
     or adventure. The wise commodore combines some of all three while
     concentrating on one talent. You must also now decide whether you want
     to romp through your scenario to complete the game as soon as possible,
     or if you want to try to play the game as if you were trying to take over
     the world. If you have achieved the goals above, you will have the means
     to get as much cash as you need for any task, whenever you want, by using
     the Gold trading techniques of the Money Machine.
     If you are trying to rebuild the world as to shape the approaching
     Renaissance in your own image, then see the World Domination section.
     Either way, when you have graduated to the midgame, then you are primarily
     interested in advancing your scenario, which means three things: fetching
     things, fighting people and building your empire. There is no better way
     to gain the attention of your king than winning cities to his control. This
     gets you social ranking, which propels you along your scenario. You need a
     fleet ready for anything, and the La Reale is the best boat there is for the
     tasks in the midgame. End of Argument.
     Not only is the La Reale the second-fastest boat on the planet, but also
     with a cargo hold that can be over 400 lots, she can take you where you want
     to go and pay for herself along the way. The only drawback to the La Reale
     (the ONLY ONE) is that she can hold only 40 guns, if you're thinking of
     making trouble. Actually, 40 guns ain't bad, since the La Reale can always
     just run away if you get into a tight spot in combat. Available in Nantes,
     Bordeaux, Scandinavia and most Baltic Sea ports, the La Reale is quick,
     maneuverable, and low-maintenance. The low minimum crew makes it ideal for
     long voyages, making exploration a snap. The fact that she sports both
     sails and oars doesn't leave you at the mercy of the currents or winds,
     which is helpful for digging into coastal nooks and river systems. The
     cargo space speaks for itself, and the speed also makes up for captains
     who are, shall we say, not so sharp a tack, making the La Reale perfect
     for training mates.
     Midgame trading is largely dictated by your king, as you try to make money
     while finishing the tasks, which drive your scenario. If you are sent to
     pick something up in SouthEast Asia, fill up on Cinnamon in Malacca, which
     can fetch 130 gp per lot profit in Europe. Coral from Amboa or Nutmeg from
     Banda can bring good money. If you are sent to the New World, bring back
     Vanilla from Caracas or Havana, or Gold from Rio de Janeiro or Veracruz.
     When you have enough money to keep 1,000,000 gp in the bank, you can
     support a fleet of 10 ships with a crew of 500 indefinitely as long as
     you can visit a bank once a month to collect interest. But while you can
     reach a food/crew equilibrium at 1 million gp, you will still need cash
     from trading to upgrade your fleet.
     I suggest that you trade during the midgame to get enough money to build and
     outfit a fleet of Frigates from Antwerp. Set them up with maximum guns, and
     go raise some hell. When your Fame in Piracy is as high as you need, moor
     the Frigates and take the La Reales out for some speedy adventuring. When
     you need to trade, it should depend on your scenario's demands. If you need
     raw cash, work the Money Machine while working on a fleet of Tekkousens. If
     you want ultimate Piracy Fame, trade just enough Gold to get the best fleet
     and armaments, then let the profits of privateering sustain your expenses.
     When out adventuring, head back to Europe every six or eight months to cash
     in your discoveries and the goods you have found around the world. Here are
     some things that are worth bringing back to Europe:
      Vanilla from Caracas and Havana
      Gold from Rio, Veracruz and East Africa
      Musk from Mecca
      Amber from Aden
      Ivory from Mogadishu, San Jorge, Timbuktu and Sofala
      Silk Cloth from Chang-An and Sakai
      Silk from Zeiton
      Pearls from Sakai and Zeiton
      Art from Hanoi and Nagasaki
      Cinnamon from Ceylon and Malacca
      Nutmeg from Banda
      Clove from Dili and Ternate
      Pepper and Tea from India
     The midgame is for taking time to hire mates wisely, gathering various
     serious "power boats" into formidable fleets, putting money away into
     untouchable resources, advancing to high rank in the Court and getting
     your credentials as an adventurer and warrior together. You should be
     building a base of experience among your crew by rotating them into and
     out of various commands, so that when you finally get up to ten Tekkousens,
     you have at least nine mates with enough experience to handle them. Trading
     works into this overall strategy by making you money while you are doing
     tasks, and making you more money when you are waiting for your king or your
     scenario to contact you.
     In sum, worldwide trade involves the cities mentioned above for the best
     profits. You can achieve more in the midgame by running a fleet of La
     Reales, and storing a fleet of 5 boats (large used and cheap) in Istanbul
     for whenever you need a quick cash infusion in the European Theater. When
     you are in War mode, and are planning on spending some quality time whacking
     every fleet you see, you should be hanging around Europe most of the time
     anyway, so plan on spending one month out of every year spent at War doing
     the Athens-Istanbul route. This keeps your fortune increasing for the day
     when you will be shopping for Tekkousens.
     As with the early game, the midgame must be spent laying the foundation for
     later stages. The rewards of the late game are great, but so are the costs.
     You should be starting to get some key cities throughout Asia and Africa
     invested up towards 1000/1000. You should be taking great care to preserve
     your luck by saving the game frequently and upgrading every boat to the
     Goddess figureheads. Speaking of Luck and the Goddess, there is a way to
     see your luck by visiting a fortuneteller, but she can only narrow it down
     to the nearest 25%. A more accurate way to judge your luck is to invest in
     Antwerp up to 1000/1000, and then try to buy figureheads at the shipyard
     there. Try it 1000 times. Add up the number of times that you are offered
     the Goddess figurehead. That is your Luck rating, on average. In theory,
     you can get a more accurate reading of your Luck by doing it 10,000 times
     and dividing the result by 10, but I have not done this.
     Just as there are signposts to tell you when you are entering the midgame
     and must adjust your strategy, there are guidelines for when you are
     graduating into the late game. You should have achieved the following
      You should have a social rank of Earl or better.
      You should control at least 10 serious ships which you had custom built
       brand new, and this doesn't include the La Reales. This includes
       Tekkousens, Frigates, Full-Riggeds and Barges.
      You should have at least 200 gold ingots at your disposal.
      You should have control (100% loyalty and 800/800 or better) of the
       following cities: Antwerp, Bordeaux, Lubeck, Athens, Madeira, San Jorge,
       Luanda, the Six Golden Cities of East Africa, Goa, Ceylon, Ternate,
       Nagasaki and Sakai.
      You should know where Capetown and Batavia are.
      You should have 12 to 13 mates with multiple skills, including a
       competent bookkeeper. Hire new random sailors with accounting and
      Your boats with guns should only carry Carronades, and you should not
       have any figurehead lesser than the Goddess.
      You should be in the later stages of your scenario, i.e.: learning about
       Atlantis, finding Joao, building an orphanage, finding your sister, etc.
     13.c Late Game
     The late game affords two choices: you can quickly complete your scenario,
     or you can investigate everything the world of
     Uncharted Waters: New Horizons has to offer. If you choose to defeat the
     game quickly, you should not have a need to trade. Your midgame should
     provide enough cash for you to end the game whenever you like. If you
     choose to extend the game, however, you may find some interesting trade
     techniques that you can employ. Because the late game is either very short
     or very long, I'll concentrate on the long version to expose some of the
     deeper concepts about the trade system in UW:NH.
     If the game were strictly historically accurate, slaves would be a commodity
     available in West and East Africa. Thank goodness the programmers did not
     include such a commodity! But, the fact is that a lot of wealth was made
     on exports from Africa in the 1500's, so to model that part of the global
     economy, the game's designers substituted Gold.
     Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but a Trader's best friend is Gold.
     The huge costs that you incur throughout the game to upgrade your fleet
     to La Reales then Galleons, then to Frigates then Tekkousens, not to
     mention the financial black hole of investing in Africa, Asia and the
     Americas are costs that can only be met by trading in Gold and Silver.
     Some West African and South American ports will sell Gold when coaxed,
     but the most reliable source is East Africa. In the Advanced Game, when
     you have decided to play the world instead of just playing a scenario, East
     Africa is the most important place in the world. All six cities of East
     Africa will sell Gold, once they get up to about 400 or so in Port Economy
     level. I haven't nailed down the exact Economy level yet, because I usually
     just want Gold, Now. While on investing trips before anyone'll sell you Gold,
     don't be afraid to pick up Ivory and Coral in East Africa, both of which
     will turn a tidy profit in Europe.
     Concentrate your investments on Mombasa and Mozambique, because they have
     banks, then in Quelamine and Sofala because they are closest to Europe. For
     a guaranteed invitation to the palace for a social rank advancement, invest
     a region (Middle East, SE Asia, India, Far East) into allegiance to your
     empire. Become a Duke as soon as possible. Finish out your fame in Piracy to
     50,000 by smacking the big pirates around. The capturing of cities by
     investment is an ongoing process that consumes simply enormous amounts of
     gp, and can only be financed through trade, not piracy. You need the power
     of Gold, and you need to leverage that power to make you rich.
     Do not underestimate the power of Tax Permits and social rank in trading. A
     Duke with a good bookkeeper and a Permit is going to get the lowest
     possible price, period. When trading in Gold, you need every advantage you
     can gain.
     You will want to run 10 Tekkousens ideally, and have one boat set up with
     no guns and the bare minimum crew, to maximize the cargo hold. It may be
     useful to store a Barge in Amsterdam and pick it up on the way to Lubeck
     when selling Gold in Europe. You want to use small purchases or sales to
     drive prices as far as they can go in your favor, and then use your biggest
     ship to make a huge transaction. For instance, a fully laden fleet of 5
     Frigates can use a Full-Rigged Ship to sell their cargo of Gold in only
     four transactions, limiting the number of lots of Silver, which you have
     to take a loss on.
     To make the Six Month Money Machine work right requires some tight sailing.
     You must know just where to turn South West from Iberia to hit Madeira, know
     just how far East of San Jorge you must go before turning due South East
     to hit Luanda, and how far North of Madagascar you sail before you turn
     North East so you'll hit India before you run out of food. Once you've got
     it down, though, you'll have enough cash to do anything. If you choose to
     delay the end of your scenario for whatever purpose, you enter the
     Advanced Game.
     13.d Advanced Game
     A common objective of the advanced game is to invest in as many cities as
     you can, to ally them with your king and increase their power to 1000/1000.
     I've shown you how to squeeze the Gold trade for huge cash, but if you want
     to go off investing for a few years, then I'd recommend that you pick up
     your fleet of La Reales. They are fast enough that you can run through
     hundreds of millions of gp (100,000 per city per month!) in a few years.
     Inevitably, you'll have to go back and hunt for Gold.
     During your long absences, rival fleets will have time to woo some of the
     town councils of your Mediterranean and European cities away. Politicians
     just don't stay bought, I guess. You need a rhythm to your game, a schedule
     for maximum effect. You may find that you can remain "in the field" for
     longer periods if you adjust your travel strategy. For instance, the
     developing world in Asia and South America require huge amounts of gold
     to lift them to respectability. You can remain in a position to hit SE
     Asia every month by splitting the region in half. Visit the eastern island
     cities once a month, while running some goods up to the Far East. Then once
     the eastern towns are up to snuff, run a route from the western cities of
     SE Asia and India. Nutmeg from Amboa or Banda sold in the Far East brings
     a good profit. Pepper from any SE Asian port will earn 50 gp per lot in the
     Far East. On the return trip, bring Silver from Nagasaki, which will earn
     150 gp per lot in SE Asia.
     Likewise, the Middle East is an area that requires much investment and lots
     of sailing to lift up. The region may be broken in two as well, with the
     Persian Gulf cities visited once a month, amidst a trade route from East
     Africa to India. India will pay well for Gold, just not as much as Europe
     and Nagasaki. Then switch to the Red Sea and Arabian Sea cities while
     maintaining the East Africa-India route. You'll get filthy rich, and
     possession of the Middle East as well.
     Of course, you could just gather up a ton of money and set up a route to
     visit each city in SE Asia or the Middle East once a month, but such a
     route to cover all the cities in South East Asia is very difficult. This
     means that you'll have to cut a couple of cities out, and spend the same
     five months getting them invested in. If you choose to visit a handful
     of cities, combined in a trade route, for five months, you get money to
     support the huge sums you have to drop into towns, and your crew gets
     lots of sailing experience, much more than making a stop every few days.
     If you want, you can do this with warships and sink any interlopers. The
     rhythm you should be in ought to allow you to grab about ten cities before
     heading back to tend to European matters. This allows for about a year
     between visits to your king. If you are wise, you'll time these visits
     to occur in March or September. When you have retaken some cities (they
     always go for Antwerp) and sold a bunch of Gold and you are ready to
     leave Europe, consider where you'll be heading. If you're going to get
     some of the Middle East, bring a load of Arms from Lisbon or Seville.
     If you're going towards the Far East, bring lots of Glassware from
     Copenhagen, which can bring 220 gp per lot in any Far Eastern city.
     When you are investing in South or Central America, Sugar bought in Jamaica
     or Santo Domingo can get you a 70-gp profit in any other American port.
     This is very useful, because Veracruz takes a lot of attention before
     they'll part with their Gold. When they do, though, you can easily set
     up a Gold-Silver trade route with Caracas, Rio de Janeiro, Pernambuco,
     Maracaibo, Cayenne, Cartagena and Margarita. Rio can also sell Gold, when
     their scores are raised up a bit. The fact that these ports are so widely
     distributed around the New World naturally lends itself to involving trade
     in your investing excursions, and you can still bring the customary load of
     Gold back to Europe when you are ready.
     There are so many cool things in the game that are historically accurate,
     like the effects of weather on sails vs. oars, and how the weather at sea
     changes in some areas in certain months of the year. Another one is that
     the best profits in trading are had by bringing odd things back to Europe
     and the Mediterranean. Spices, Pearls, Art, Vanilla, they are all valuable
     and sexy in Europe, but you really need to be carrying Gold when you return
     every year or so. The rhythm that works best for me when I'm trying to
     subjugate the world is a 12/6 rotation. Twelve months at sea in a route
     that gets ten cities, then six months around Europe, reinvesting and
     kicking butt.
     West Africa, well, West Africa doesn't seem to ever need attention. Just
     stop in a different WA town for food every time you round the horn, and
     dump 100,000 gp into the place. Eventually, you'll have them all without
     trying, except for that damn Timbuktu. You'll have to try for that one.
     Try to get there at the end of a month, so you can hit them twice in just
     a few days.
     If you are trying to complete the World Map, another common objective of
     the Advanced Game, don't bother to trade. Just get lots of money, and La
     Reales. If you want to crush all enemy fleets, then don't bother
     to trade either, just sell a captured boat now and then if you need
     the cash.
     13.e World Domination
     What is World Domination? Simply put, it is the military, economic and
     political subjugation of as many ordinary folks as possible. Since the
     highest social rank you or I could achieve in Uncharted Waters: New
     Horizons is the level of Duke, to truly dominate the world you must sadly
     let your monarch take all the credit while you become the real power behind
     the throne, an Uberduke, the Kingmaker.
     World Domination is possible through two methods: The Easy Way and The Hard
     Way. And even the Easy Way is still pretty hard. Because I'm a pirate, I'll
     tell you the Hard Way here, and I'll tell you The Easy Way if you send me
     five bucks.
     These results were achieved on the Sega Genesis machine, without using any
     cheats, except for the trick where you take your very first 1,000 gold
     pieces to the Round Earthers and give 10% of you cash away ten times. They
     say that this increases your luck, but I'm not sure if it's just
     superstition. Just in case, I do it anyway.
     This method to world domination works best with Ernst the Cartographer,
     or Ali the Trader as your character. The other scenarios all chase you
     around and hound you until you finish the game. How would you like someone
     to tell you how to get to Atlantis? Sounds cool, but what if they told you
     three thousand times? Not so cool anymore.
     Otto will work with this method as well, but as Otto, you have the little
     disadvantage of not being able to go to your palace in the later
     stages of the game (doing so would end the scenario). This will be a
     problem if you will be wanting a tax free permit. If you choose Ali,
     money is the name of the game. You must earn and invest large amounts of
     money to rise to the rank of Duke, and this also speeds up your quest. The
     drawback to dominating the world with Ali is that to get the AI to stop
     nagging you about your mission you must go to the banker in Venice and ask
     about buying the orphanage. The banker will ask for 5 to 10 million more
     than you have, whether you have 1 million g.p. in cash or 100 million g.p.
     From then on, though, you must keep your cash on hand lower than the asking
     price for the orphanage, or else the AI begins the nagging again.
     Also, when playing Ali, you run the risk of not being able to go to your
     home in Istanbul if you hit the wrong button late in the game. With not a
     single doubtful plank in my fleet, I recommend playing Ernst the
     Cartographer if you want to dominate the Earth and have fun doing it. While
     all the characters start out with different stats, suited to their
     scenarios, Ernst starts the game as generally good at everything, and he's
     a fast learner. His scenario is easy to complete, the tasks Ernst must
     perform to become a Duke are going to help his stats in just the way you
     need, and once he has completed a World Map, his scenario leaves him alone,
     provided Ernst never goes to Chang-An in the Far East (and thus wins the
     Near the beginning of the game, when you have 600 gp to spare, go to a
     guildhall and ask for information about the incomes of the six European
     empires. The important number is at the top left, the empire's monthly
     income. This info is free from the various Kings themselves, but things
     may change before you can visit all 6 capitals, and of course, some Kings
     may not like you very much as the game progresses. The monthly income is
     an indicator of how many of the world's 100 cities are allied with that
     empire, and the economic strength of those cities. But it is more than that.
     The six Kings, contrary to their appearances, don't just sit on their
     thrones all day sipping wine and pestering the dancing girls. They give
     their fortunes away to merchant fleets and send them around the world to
     invest, adding cities to their empire and strengthening the ones they
     already own. In short, you gotta spend the cash to raise your income.
     The income rating of an empire is the key to how much their merchant
     fleets can invest in a port, how large the fleets themselves are, and what
     kind of ships they contain. The size of an empire's monthly income also
     determines how far from home their merchants will travel, and how strong
     their battle fleets will be.
     After you complete Ernst's scenario (without going to Chang-An), the game's
     AI will leave you alone to wreak havoc on a global scale, and remember that
     the measure of domination can be gauged by your country's income, compared
     to that of your rivals. If you succeed, your empire -ahem, your King's
     empire-will have more than a hundred-to-one ratio over the other five
     empires combined.
     The other drawback to playing as Ernst is that you cannot get your hands
     on the Tekkousens they sell in Japan until late in your scenario, so
     you'll be better off relying on La Reales to complete your quests.
     Luckily, the large and incredibly swift La Reale is the perfect boat
     for Ernst (besides the Tekkousen, which is the perfect boat, period.) It
     is faster than a goat through a suet-soaked phone book and it converts
     easily between warship and trading ship. Ernst and four good mateys should
     be able to acquire 5 La Reales by investing in Bordeaux, Nantes or any
     Baltic Sea port.
     I do not recommend hiring more than 4 mateys before the scenario tells you
     where Chang-An is. You can only have a staff of 30 mateys, and the longer
     you play, the better the vagabond sailors you meet will become. I suspect
     that the game uses Simon Sekeira and others like him to gauge the level of
     mateys who are offered to you for hire in Europe. Besides, the captains of
     the fleets you conquer can often be found for hire, and you want to hire
     them if you can, for the navigators employed by your rival empires are
     often skillful and lucky.
     When you can buy Tekkousens, do so. Outfit them for 200 crew and 100 guns,
     and equip them with Carronades, available with luck in 1000-level ports.
     Buy your Teks new, and as strong as you can get them. Five well-equipped
     Tekkousens can kick any booty on the sea. With this mighty war fleet, you
     must now attack any vessel you see, except those of your chosen empire. It
     may be useful at this point to defect to a stronger nation than Holland -
     Portugal and Turkey are both easier to promote worldwide.
     To find out which ships you should be attacking, cultivate the waitresses
     throughout the world. This is easy to sustain, because every fleet you kill
     off gives you an item that drives waitresses wild. I don't know if it's
     coincidence or a programmer's trick, but the waitresses seem to respond
     better to a captured item than a store-bought one. I believe that every
     waitress in New Horizons has her price, but I confess that there are two
     whom I have never charmed.
     Even though Ernst starts with such low courage and seamanship skills, don't
     be afraid of combat because the Tek is almost unbeatable at sea. I once took
     out 8 Flemish Galleons with three Teks. Six months after discovering
     Nagasaki and Sakai (and investing them both up to 1000/1000), you should
     be a Duke with 10 Tekkousens and pretty good luck from donations to the
     Round Earthers. The rest is a matter of work.
     Your money worries will be gone forever, because 10 Teks can earn 10
     million gold pieces a month. Ten Teks can win 100 sea battles for you (the
     key is to switch flagships every few months and buy one new boat every
     year). The nearest guildhall will tell you which empires are your main
     rivals, so attack their fleets first. Waitresses will rat them out to you,
     giving their strengths and destinations. Take care to sink the enemy's
     flagship by Carronade fire rather than by dueling the captain. This way,
     your foe will show up for hire somewhere, where you should hire him
     immediately. Remember that former captains who become employable mates are
     often of higher quality than vagabonds, and hiring him will force his empire
     to build a new fleet with a less-experienced captain. When the empire builds
     a new fleet to replace the one you whacked, it will be smaller in size,
     with smaller boats. Every country tries to have 4 merchant fleets active,
     but most cannot afford that. If you keep hiring their best sailors,
     eventually, your rivals will have to scrape the bottom of the commodore
     After a year of chasing down rival fleets, do the Mogadishu-Nagasaki
     (gold-silver) trade route to get the money you'll need to take over the
     world. As you claim alliances by investing in cities, especially those in
     the Mediterranean and Europe, the economic power of your nation will grow,
     while the power of the other empires shrinks. The speed of the Tekkousen
     allow you to invest and maintain your control over ports faster than your
     rivals can chip away at your cities. The power of the Tekkousen allows
     you to speed up your conquest by violence. You should be able to get control
     over the cities of Europe in a few months, if you are fast and wealthy.
     This will dramatically alter the world economy. Not only will your empire's
     income grow, but also the actions of the other empires to slow you down will
     be pitiful. Remember that your nation also runs 4 merchant fleets, which are
     essentially working for you. They scurry around the world shoring up your
     investments, helping you to maintain your -err, your King's-- empire. Since
     your King will have many times the investing power of the other nations,
     your "henchman" fleets will have more impact in the ports they visit. A city
     at 1000/1000 is far more difficult for an enemy fleet to invest away from
     you, and they will have less money to do it. This vicious cycle is the key
     to keeping the other European powers on their knees while you seal their
     Now it's time to get medieval on their asses, economically speaking. Pour
     cash down the gullets of the developing economies of Africa, Asia and the
     New World. As always, hammer all enemy fleets, making every other nation
     hate you. But with 5 Tekkousens, who cares? While investing, you should
     settle into a rhythm which has you in Europe every six months to renew
     your tax-free permit and shore up the cities you own. Spend the bulk of
     your time investing cities around the world up to 1000/1000, while taking
     side trips to wring the gold-silver markets in Europe, Africa and Asia
     for incredible profits. If you run low on gold, check out my patented Six
     Month Money Machine cycle on the Trade Routes page, which can net you
     120,000,000 gold pieces a year.
     It should take a few years to do, but you should end up with all of Africa
     and Asia invested up to 1000/1000, control of Europe, and a hundred million
     gold on hand. It would be wise to take every third or fourth six-month
     cycle to shore up investments in Europe and generally kick butt there to
     keep things in hand. Once every couple years, take time out to go around
     the Americas to claim them for your King and bust up any trade rings your
     rivals may have set up there. Slowly, your empire's monthly income will
     balloon to 40,000, while those of your rivals will shrink to around 200.
     Your 4 allied merchants will be as deadly as warships through sheer monetary
     clout, preventing the resurrection of any other empire. For fun, try
     knocking off one of your henchfleets. Your King will rebuild it lavishly,
     as much as a glory to himself as a tribute to your leadership. Eventually,
     in 6 to 8 years, you should own over 90 1000/1000 cities. I mean your King
     will own them. Remember him?
     You can now retire to a sunny coastal town and direct the world's traffic
     of goods and arms via whispers in your King's ear. Every few years, take
     eight months to reinvest and kick some more butt, lest your subjects -ahem,
     your King's subjects-don't forget who you are. You may sleep your nights
     away in the Inn and gamble every day in the Café, quietly running a global
     empire from your villa outside town. That's Domination, learned something
     today, again...
     The easy way to World Domination is simpler, almost cheating, but takes
     quite a bit more time in game years and in playing time (millions of
     button clicks).
     Simply make money. Lots and lots of money.
     Don't bother with combat; it takes time away from trading. Finish
     Ernst's scenario, without going to Chang-An, and get up to 10 Tekkousens
     or Frigates. Full-Riggers are nice and big, but they're slower and can't
     keep up with the Six Month Money Machine. In the long run, the speed of
     a Frigate or Tek earns more than the bulk of a Full-Rigged. Go from Home
     to Mogadishu to Nagasaki to Mogadishu to Nagasaki to Mogadishu to Lubeck
     to Home.
     After a few years of steady cash hounding, when your personal fortune is
     in the hundreds of millions, check at a Guild Hall for the incomes of the
     various empires. Your empire's monthly income will have shot up to an
     astounding half billion gold pieces, instead of tens of thousands, turning
     your King's other 4 merchant fleets into hammers of prosperity. You can
     just sit back and let them do the work for you, although this will take
     decades, believe me. It seems that your vast personal fortune has become
     entwined with the well being of the nation, ensuring that the other
     empires will mathematically need several thousand years to break your
     stranglehold on the Earth. L'etat c'est moi.
     That's Domination, and it's easier, but it's monotonous. I suppose you
     could spend the time on a quest for every waitress in the world, or
     assembling an all-star crew and maxing out all their abilities. Still,
     it's nice to know that you can take over the world with a combat level
     of 1/0000.
     Again, lots (tons) of information by Scaly Lizard. I owe this dude.
     Let's honor him. Haha.
     Phew... that was a lotta info. Hope you got it all right up in ye brains!
     14. Defecting
     Right now, this is the only chapter that is part of the piracy fame
     section of this faq. Maybe I'll add some more later on, in the unforeseen
     future that is. Well, defecting, here it is.
     I noted the characters that were used during the Defecting research,
     although it might not matter who you use during these acts of treason.
     Thanks Antonius for this one!
     (Playing as Otto.)
     When my relationship with England become -90s (red or hostile) by attacking
     English fleets, I could no longer gain friendship or even lower the
     hostility by attacking other countries fleets. Investing in port won’t
     make it turn to England, but become neutral instead. In this condition,
     Otto is stateless.
     (Playing as Joao.)
     As soon as the Friendship rate turned minus, your rank will be removed
     automatically. But the Nationality is still unchanged until the
     Friendship rate around -20. When it hit -40s, the original Nationality is
     changed to Piracy. When you reverse the treason, your Friendship rate
     becomes positive again, your Nationality is restored. But NOT your rank.
     (Playing as Otto.)
     In my initial observation, there are two ways to redeem this “treason” and
     be an Englishman again. First, is by let myself being captured by
     gruff-looking people in an English port or let yourself being captured by
     the palace guard. Captured by gruff-looking people (and lose 3/4 of your
     gold) will make the hostility reduced to minimal, and I could visit the
     king again. But I did not yet conduct a research in this.
     When I let myself be captured by the palace guard (losing 4/5 of your
     gold), payed all of my “treason”. The friendship was reset to 0, but it
     still wasn't enough. When I attacked foreign fleets, I still didn’t get
     my friendship with England increased. I need to Defect to England (in this
     case, it’s more sensible as re-proclaim my citizenship). My rank was reset
     to Commoner again.
     For maximum measure, I ask another Letter of Marque. But Matthew reminded me
     that I had had a Marque, and it seemed the King also didn’t present me a
     new one. Afterwards, my action in sinking enemy fleets was acknowledged
     again by England, and my friendship with England could be raised again to
     During this wandering or “stateless” period, the built-in scenario was
     suspended. Even though I got a Fame of Piracy up to 30,000, there’s
     no advancement in the scenario. But when I was fully back to England,
     the scenario was resumed.  (So, if you want to lose your scenario...)
     As long as our friendship with the country is above a certain point, it’s
     possible to regain the friendship by simply sinking other countries
     fleets. Such “small” treason could still be compensated easily by
     making good services afterwards. At -45 you can still purge your treason
     by sinking foreign ships. If you come below -45 (say -80) you cannot
     be friends with your own country anymore.
     (Playing as Joao.)
     Rank is not a single valid predictor for Defect. I attained a rank up
     to Earl (by raising the fame in Piracy instead in Adventure). But I haven’t
     been able to defect, as the option still not active. When Joao attained
     a rank of Viscount, the option was active. But it was turned off again
     when Joao was a Marquis. Then, when Joao was a Duke, it was active again.
     In Stateless condition, I observed that the Defect option is active.
     (Playing as Joao or Ernst.)
     Remember that you will get rid of the scenario by defecting. When playing
     as Joao or Ernst you will not be able to get to Nagasaki, Sakai or Changan
     when you defect to another country, since these three ports will only
     be visible when you make progress in your scenario.
     15. Various Info
     Here are all small sub-sections, that are too small to be a stand-alone
     section, but needed some attention nevertheless. By the way, feel free to
     send in your personal info, or anecdotes (that really help), and I'll
     consider placing them (which won't be the point, when they're useful).
     15.a Skills
     This part is about skills. You'll be probably thinking: "Skills?".
     Yes, skills. You know them, they are in your 'profile' when you choose
     Mate Info. There are five skills, here they are:
      - Celestial Navigation
      - Cartography
      - Gunnery
      - Accounting
      - Negotiation
     I will be listing in this section what you need to learn a specific skill,
     how much it costs to learn one and WHERE you can learn one.
     In this chapter will also be listed where you can sell you discoveries,
     and where you'll get the most money for these things.
     When you (or one of your mates) has the skill Celestial Navigation (CNav.)
     he will be able to let his ship sail faster than the normal speed of the
     ship. You can also use Auto Sail (or one of your mates). If you want to use
     a theodolite, quadrant or sextant, you need also the CNav. skill (or one
     of your mates again).
      What do I need for it?
     High Intuition ability is necessary to learn Celestial Navigation, you
     need at least an Intuition skill of 70.
      Where can I learn it?
     Celestial Navigation can only be learnt in Naples with Professor Juliano.
     When you have learnt Cartography you can't do more than others actually.
     But the thing is you can sign a sort of contract with a cartographer
     so you can "explore" the unexplored lands and tell them to your 'master'.
     You get money for it, so that's the point.
      What do need for it?
     High Knowledge is necessary to learn Cartography, you got to have a
     Knowledge of at least 75.
     High Intuition ability is also necessary to learn the skill Cartography.
     You must have at least an Intuition of 75.
      Where can I learn it? Where can I sign a contract for Cartographer?
     You can learn Cartography in Amsterdam with Mercator, in Antwerp with
     Gerard de Jode, in Barcelona with Diogo Ribeiro, in Palma with Olives
     and in Venice with Giovanni Verrazano. You can either learn the skill
     or sign a contract with these men.
     But be aware, when you sign a contract with somebody don't sign one with
     another cartographer or your adventure fame will drop eventually.
     When you have the skill of Gunnery, your (gun) fights will be better, you
     can shoot farther, better and harder. You do more damage to say it short.
     But not only your cannon skills improve, also your general battle skills,
     with the exception from Swordfight, which is a skill apart.
      What do need for it?
     High Courage is needed when you want to learn Gunnery, you have to got a
     Courage of at least 80 to learn Gunnery.
      Where can I learn Gunnery?
     Gunnery can only be learnt in Hamburg with Dr. Wolf.
     When someone has the accounting skill, he knows where to sell the goods you
     have for the highest price (not when Ali has it, because you ARE him, but
     I mean a Bookkeeper, like Jacob Walweik). You can use the Log of Goods
     option for this.
      Where can I learn Accounting?
     Accounting can't be learnt.
     When somebody has got the Negotiation skill, he is able to negotiate with
     a trader in a port about the sell or buy price. This comes really in handy
     when you like to make some profit trading. Because you buy lower and sell
      Where can I learn Negotiation
     Negotiation can't be learnt.
     Here are also the percentages of the amount of gold you get when selling
     a discovery.
      -Bordeaux   100%
      -Lisbon     100%
      -Alexandria  80%
      -Pisa        60%
     So when you have a discovery where you get 10,000 for in Bordeaux. You'll
     get that in Lisbon too. In Alexandria 8,000 and in Pisa 6,000.
     It's the best to get a contract in Bordeaux or Lisbon.
     The highest combat level you can achieve is 100, but Simon Seikera (sp)
     can get 101, but it took forever to get above that and I got bored.
     Oddly, at high combat levels (40+) you seem to lose some of your advantage.
     Lower level opponents (like lvl 8 and such) hit you as hard as an equal
     would, while you retain your huge advantage vs higher level opponents
     Your cannon damage still improves though. I had a tekk with 100 carronades
     and I could almost sink galleons (80 hull) in one shot. The most I ever
     did was 77 in one shot, but that is more than enough to sink any merchant
     fleet, including buss and xebecs.
     15.b Villager Help
     Finally, what you've all been waiting for (y'right). Villager Help. You
     could also keep on bugging those annoying 2 women and 2 men that wander
     in every town. But reading these few things before playing (or within
     playing) is really useful. If you don't know it already, which is very
     likely to be.
     <If I forgot something, please do not hesitate to report it>
     :Give an inexperienced navigator on the job training, and assign him to be
      the chief navigator. His skills will improve quickly!
     (This is not true, check Readers Info section for more detailed view)
     :Trading Glass Beads from Amsterdam with Ivory from Timbuktu is very
     :There is a famous cartographer named Mercator in Amsterdam.
     :Iron Ore from Cairo and Amber from Aden are a good trade.
     :Diogo Ribeiro in Barcelona will pay an arm and a leg for new geographical
     :If you complete a 'Debt Collection' mission, your fame in both piracy and
      trade will increase.
     :A really simple yet profitable trade route exchanges Dye from Ragusa with
      Glass ware in Venice.
     :The Duke of Modena in Pisa is notoriously stingy.
     :There is a cartographer called Giovanni Verazzano in Venice.
     :Duke Franco in Lisbon is looking for information on exotic things.
     :If your captain has 'Gunnery' skills, the destructive power of your guns
      will substantially increase.
     :Did you know that the way the winds affect sailing depends on the type
      of ship?
     :If you don't know what to do next, visit a fortune teller and ask her
      about your life.
     :Count Morie in Copenhagen is looking for information on exotic things.
     :To prepare for battle, increase the ratio of your crew for 'Combat' by
      using the 'Assign Crew' command.
     :Make sure your mates know how much you appreciate them - don't scrimp on
      their 'Wages'! Underpaid mated can't help but feel disloyal.
     :Changing how much 'Rations' you give to your crew will affect their
      'Health' - 90 is the average.
     :Professor Juliano teaches the skill of 'Celestial Navigation' in Naples.
     :If you have less men than the number of guns, the power of your guns
      will be reduced.
     :If you are short of crew, use the 'Assign Crew' command and increase the
      ratio for 'Navigation'.
     :There is a man called Ranajame who is looking for information on exotic
     :It's a good idea to trade Iron Ore from Kaffa with Art from Athens.
     :Gerard de Jode in Antwerp is a skilled cartographer.
     :The 'Rearrange' command will determine the initial location of the ships
      in a battle.
     I think this is all... if you find more villagers' help, please mail me.
     15.c Readers Info + Anecdotes (that really help)
     There are many readers (don't read many as 100 :) that send in useful stuff
     for the FAQ. And as a ode to them, here is my thank you.
     Especially the anecdotes are really funny, because most of them really are
     Again, feel free to send in more (because I won't write ANY of this part),
     to maiic_groels@hotmail.com
     BIG SPENDER 'N FIGHTER (by Kryssander)
     This is a lovely little trick that is usable by ALL characters. As soon as
     you get your first lul (where you can choose your own way, like doing
     nothing) in the game... (for Otto and Catalina this is after most of the
     major battles in the start) go trading and build yourself up to 100-150
     ingots as fast as you can (I recommend Istanbul carpet - Athens art,
     myself), then go and find Antwerp and Hamburg. Invest in the shipyards for
     the maximum until the industry reaches 1000 in both and then purchase
     yourself Full-Rigged ships and a second hand one if possible (it should
     be). When you get your first one, refit it for max cargo, 45 crew, 0 guns,
     1115 cargo from memory and sell your other ships. Now go and start trading
     again until your second (and 3rd, etc. ) are finished and refit to trade
     and purchase new ones. (it is possible to have 1000 ingots within 4 hours of
     starting the game using this method. From here refit your fleet of massive
     ships to suit your purposes, Trade, Exploration, Piracy. I find a trio of
     500 crew/150 cannon ships is more than a match for all but the toughest of
     fleets although this does require all other ship to go as food/trading
     vessels in order to support such a huge fleet.
     NO BALMS? NO PROBLEMS (by Jesse Lawrence)
     This is kinda a common-sense thing for those who want to weather out a
     storm and don't have any balms (yeah, common sense, like I'm one to talk,
     me going out with a 10 man Latina and taking on a 6 galleon Spanish battle
     fleet, I found out this wasn't like pirates, where you assault a 300 soldier
     fort by yourself and win because you beat the captain in a duel). When your
     first mate goes out and says "The sky's looking omnious" or "The clouds are
     looking blacker than a raven's wing cap'n" you have about 1 second to land
     on shore before he says "It's a storm cap'n! The waves are tossing the ship
     about!" and to land, just go to the anchor, put the flag on clear, open
     land. After beaching yourself, simply "wait" out the storm untill the mate
     says. "We've weathered the storm somehow cap'n." Of course, you move rather
     slowly doing this, and you might run down on food, but it's better than
     your ship capsizing (think I spelled that right) oh, btw, this only works
     on land, if you're in open sea, no balms, and a storm approaches, put your
     head between your legs and kiss your arse goodbye.
     =Addition to Balms by JCD=
     The storms, if you do not have balms, can be avoided by simply sailing
     around the area. One of the most troublesome areas is West Africa. Just
     take your ship out to where the screen changes scenes in the middle of
     the Atlantic and sail down on the other side and come back when you feel
     that you've sailed far enough. You can save on those balms. But you
     cannot avoid the Caribbean and Japanese storms this way obviously.
     I have got some unconfirmed rumors about Uncharted Waters 5. Its
     development has been going for around a year or so now. The features
     rumored are: 8 Main characters: Chinese, Japanese, English, Italian,
     Portugese, Spanish, Dutch, and a Spanaird in the New World. You can also
     create your own character with random storylines. There are 8 major
     physical attributes, and 10 skills you can learn. All other main characters
     will appear as NPCs. You can also walk in the cities a la UW:NH. It also
     has the ability to acquire a wife (or husband) and have kids to continue
     your legacy, like in UW3: Costa Del Sol. Also you can use flags to signal
     your other ships, bribe other navigators or captains from other fleets,
     and have your mates stolen away. Kings may pay your fleet to attack other
     country's fleets. Food cargoes are now perishable after a while. You can
     defect to other countries and have 300 treasures that you can find,
     including weapons, books, armor, amulets, etc. etc. You can pay porters
     to transport your cargoes over land (for a price of course). And you can
     trade in cities that are landlocked. Your nationality define what ships
     you can buy, and you can even get ships up to 6000 tonnes. It's unconfirmed
     but it has been reported many places in Asia. I may provide a link
     (in chinese) where I found the site.
     EASY SUPERFLEETS (by Will Moore)
     If you ally most/all of the ports in the world with you, strange things
     start to happen in the game. After a few months of sending out regular
     fleets (carracks, galleons, galeases), it seems the other countries will
     run out of money. They start sending out fleets of only little ships
     (tallettes, dhows, etc). If you continue to prey upon the fleets,
     eventually they will even send out fleets with some little ships and
     some "super" ships. I have seen them send out Frigates, sloops, barges,
     and Tekkousens. I have never seen a Full Rigged, but it is possible. The
     Tekks are also bugged to have a maximum of 360 men on board. These ships
     are generally in a merchant fleet, making it very easy to take them.
     Another thing is that once you ally all the ports in a region with
     your home country with 1000/1000, the pirates in the area must strike
     it rich. Pirate fleets will sail around in unusual fleets (see above)
     but will carry insane amounts of gold, insane like millions. Since they
     are sailing in ships like dhows and so forth, one cannon shot (110 gold
     pieces) can send them to the bottom no problem.
     Of course, sometimes the pirates sail around in very, very strong fleets,
     like the merchants mentioned above.
     --> The Tonio Burciaga Superfleet
      In the earlier Otto game, Tonio Burciaga's fleet has 10 Venetian Galleases.
     But that time you have to deal with the closer merchant fleets. After
     sinking them, Tonio is gone quite far off. After that I took almost all
     Spanish ports, consequently their revenue dropped drastically. Then,
     Tonio was "grounded" in the pub and never went to the sea.
      I think the computer is confused, because the revenue rate of Spain is
     very low, and logically they couldn't afford to operate a fleet consist
     of full Venetian Galleases.
      I tried to persuade Tonio to sail by treating him many many times, but
     it's been no good. Until 8 years in the gameplay period, he was kept as a
     landlubber. Then suddenly, he appeared again in his full force, although
     his country that time was very poor. That what's looked like a
     Superfleet (Although so far, I've never met with Merchant Superfleets or
     any enemy fleet with Teks in it). In my conclusion, the Superfleets are
     the remains of the enemy strong fleets in the past, which were kept
     "grounded" for some period.
     (This case is only an example, it could happen with more sailors)
     ATTACK AT NIGHT (by Antonius Eko)
     You can engage a battle at night. But this trick only works with enemy
     battle fleets (pirates or other countries) which are looking for you.
     You must approach the enemy battle fleet as usual and choose Gossip,
     instead of Battle. If they're looking for you, they'll say "And you know
     what? You're my next prey", or "Unlucky fool! You don't know who I am!",
     and the battle begins, however with a little disadvantage, because the
     enemy will have the first turn (not a big deal though, if we have
     heavy battleships).
     However, another condition is also applied here. If the enemy is not
     really aggressive, the newly started battle would be instantly terminated
     due to sunset, but only if the battle occurred between 20:00 to 23:40
     (note that the clock in the battle-mode uses 24-hours system). If the
     battle occurred at midnight (0:00) or afterwards, it will go on
     normally. On the other hand, if the enemy is aggressive enough, they'll
     engage you anyway.
     DEFEAT PIRATES EASILY (by Antonius Eko)
     It appears that when your country is relatively rich compared to other
     countries, Pirate fleets will have terribly weak ships. We all know
     that Ad-Dhin and Leis have superships in the beginning of the game
     (Venetian Galleases), but when your country is booming their ship quality
     will fall dramatically. This also holds for other countries' fleets.
     16. Oddities
     Here you can read some funny things that are in the game, but you'd never
     found out.
     For no real reason, I've divided this into three parts:
     a: Quirks - oddities discovered around the globe
     b: World Domination - not as easy as it sounds
     But first, here are some things you will need to know if you want to go
     seriously digging around in the sixteenth century world of New Horizons:
     Travel time between East Africa and South East Asia is quicker during the
     monsoon months, and from Europe to the New World it is best to go during
     the spring.
     Besides the 1 to 10 ships you have with you, you can only have 30 ships
     including those ones stored in the European capitals AND the ones you have
     on order at ports around the world. In fact, if you have 30 boats stored in
     Europe, no port in the world will build a new ship for you. And if you
     should have 30 boats on order in 30 different port cities, no Capital in
     Europe will store your boats. The moral to the story is to never forget
     about a ship, like I did once, and you won't have to go around the world
     for several months looking for it, like I did. (of course you can save the
     game first, go looking for it, and when you found it, load the game).
     The best early-game bookkeeper is Al Fasi. You usually can't hire mates
     with higher navigation levels than yourself, but Al Fasi is a wimp and he
     works cheap. But he's not so good, so as soon as you can, you should hire
     Zaganos Bei. Mr Z is pricey and skittish, and may threaten to quit a few
     times, but stay with him. He knows Accounting and Negotiation and he learns
     quickly. Later in the game, you may encounter some good vagabond sailors
     that have both accounting and negotiation. These mates could prove very
     valuable. Remember that you cannot fire a matey, and they never die in
     combat. Unless they choose to quit, you're stuck with them. Because you
     can only have thirty mateys on staff at any time, don't hire who you
     don't need, for as your skills grow, the sailors for hire in Europe
     grow more skilled as well.
     Thanks to MrC, he told me that you CAN get rid off a mate, here's how:
     1. Place him on a ship with a very small durability rating (like a Hansa
     Cog), sail near the coast where storms are (West Africa) and when a storm
     approaches, let it rage. It will eventually sink that ship, losing the
     mate, it's crew and cargo. (Be sure not to lose any other ships.) Of course,
     even the smallest ship will cost around a thousand gold coins, so that must
     be weighed against the wages you would be paying out. (If you're a pirate
     and can get a small ship for free, then the cost is negated.)
     But, this won't happen every time. Sometimes the mate doesn't sink with
     the ship, but is rescued (by who? right. by you). You still lose the ship,
     crew and cargo. So, I would save the game somewhere near a storm and then,
     sail in it again and again, till he is gone.
     2. Check the Fortune Teller about your mate. If she says that he does not
     have good feelings for you, get him a cheap ship of his own. Sometimes
     (maybe usually?) he will steal the ship and disappear. Again, cost is
     a consideration.
     Speedy fleets are always important, and building up your mateys is the way
     to get the crewmembers zipping along. Luckily, this is as easy as feeding
     goats. Simply buy the 10 biggest boats you can find, remodel them to the
     lowest crew capacity and highest cargo space possible, and sail them for as
     long as possible. Expect scurvy to attack the crew at 50 to 80 days of
     sailing, depending on your luck and figureheads. Carry lime juice for the
     scurvy, but be prepared to put in to port when the scurvy bouts come more
     frequently, because scurvy always kills, even with lime. To gauge your
     travel time, count the actual days, as the at-sea day counter is usually one
     day off. Here's the deal with experience points for navigation: regular
     navigators, the Chief Navigator and the Bookkeeper each get points equal to
     the square of the days spent continuously at sea. So 1 day nets one point,
     two days earns 4 points, five days at sea earns 25 points, etc. The
     experience points earned by you, your captains and your First Mate are
     double the regular amount. No matey may gain more than 9800 points for a
     single voyage, so 70-75 days is the most you should ever push your crew.
     Although in the early levels it is common for a matey to jump more than one
     level at a time, after level 17 the threshold for advancement is 9720
     points, so it is very rare to jump 2 levels in one trip later in the game.
     Advancing in Navigation levels will raise your mateys' stats in Leadership,
     Seamanship, Knowledge and Intuition. A matey's luck, the invisible stat
     below the Charm, can never be changed. Combat experience points can only
     be gained by your captains and only when they sail into a fight. Your
     First Mate gets nothing and neither does your Chief Navigator or any of
     your regular navigators. Advancing in combat levels is the only way to
     raise a matey's Courage and Swordsmanship stats, but I'm still
     investigating the system for gaining combat experience. For all I know, it
     is keyed to the number of cannonballs fired or the casualties inflicted in
     hand-to-hand combat. When I know, you'll know, so get off my stern.
     16.a Quirks
     When you sail long enough, you see a lot of strange things, from harmless
     manta rays to the dreaded luck-sucking Ghost Ship. Tornadoes dump your
     goods, sirens steal your sailors, and birds burn your boats. But there are
     weirder and more sinister things going on in the 1500's, such as...
     ---The Lubeck Silver Racket
     If you are a Duke and have some time to kill, you can beat the citizens
     of Lubeck at their own game. This lovely Baltic Sea port boasts pale blue
     waters, abundant eel, and an incredibly dumb populace. If your country owns
     Lubeck and you have a tax-free permit, they're even more gullible. Since a
     permit is free to a Duke, put a competent Bookkeeper in charge and go to the
     marketplace in Lubeck. Buy silver for as low as they'll go, then prepare to
     swindle their glockenspiels right out from under them. without leaving the
     shopkeeper's sight, sell the same silver right back to him for a profit. It
     must be lonely up near the Arctic Circle...
     ---The Trouble With Roberto And Louis
     All mateys have unique combinations of skills, attributes and luck which
     govern how well they perform and how fast their skills go up with time.
     Unfortunately some men are sent to sea because they were dropped on their
     heads as children. Such is the case with Roberto Almanzan and Louis Costa.
     If you are foolish enough to hire them, pray that they try to quit, because
     these two mateys are residents of the plains beyond Mount Learning Curve.
     Today, they would be given 'protective custody' in a 'nurturing
     institutional environment'. In 1522 it was probably legal to kill them,
     and when they still can't sail a dinghy after forty years of training,
     you will probably want to crush their tiny little heads as well.
     ---Not-So-Simple Simon
     There sails a man whose boot I could not fill, try though I might. His name
     is Simon Sekeira, and he can often be found sailing a Portuguese fleet. If
     you see him, do yourself a favor and kick his butt, take his fleet, and go
     immediately to a cafe to gossip and find out where he might be for hire. I
     used this technique to hire Idin Leis and Khayr Ad-Din the pirates when I
     got sick of them jumping me all the time. If you are lucky enough to hire
     Simon, you will find that he is almost never lower in skills than you.
     It seems he grows in experience and stats just as you will do. It's
     the thing he does. Try appointing him as you Bookkeeper (he's a great one)
     and you will be gaining experience points twice as fast as he is, for you
     are a captain. Every time your navigation level passes his, the next time
     Simon advances a level, he will vault up by three levels at once, whether
     he earned them or not. No one knows why he does this- is he some kind of
     witch, or just reeealy competitive?
     ---Disappearing Carmine
     Carmine Ragussa is a pretty good sailor, but not THAT tough to hire him,
     the trick with Carmine is to KEEP him as your mate. But have you ever
     asked to a Fortune Teller about him? Probably not, or you haven't
     recognized this oddity. Because the Fortune Teller says that he is destined
     to befall terrible things. This WILL happen to him. If you sail the South
     Pacific his ship will disappear and you will never see him again...
     ---The New Year's Eve Party
     You are invited to the closest tavern to see the programmers' idea of a
     joke. Try going into a cafe at 11:00 pm on December 31st some year. If
     there is a waitress, chat her up and shower her with gifts. Buy treats for
     your entire crew. Gossip and gamble the night away with your mateys. When
     you leave the cafe, it should be 11:30 or 12:00 midnight or 12:30 am.
     Instead, you may find that several hours have slipped by. If not, go
     directly to the inn and leave a 9:00 am wake up call with the clerk. When
     you wake up, it will be 9:00 am, but you may find that it is the morning of
     January 4th, and you have slept for over three days! Bottoms up!!
     ---Baby, You're A Rich Man
     The maximum monthly earnings at the bank is 29,126 gold pieces. The maximum
     assets you may amass, including cash on hand, bank deposits, sale values of
     items, and the sale values of boats and goods you control is slightly less
     than six hundred and eighty six million gold pieces.
     ---Name it, Giovanni Jovanni
     There's a funny little quirk at the start of Catalina Erantzo's story. When
     she goes into the cafe with Emilio after hearing about her brother and
     fiance, she overhears two sailors talking about the incident. Well, it looks
     like good ol' Bernardo Sanchez and Aloiji Jovanni, but Bernardo calls Aloiji
     "Giovanni" instead. Like the merchant Giovanni Aldente. Now, either Mr.
     Sanchez can't properly pronounce Mr. Jovanni's last name (since they are of
     different nationalities), or this man speaking with Bernardo is Aloiji's
     elusive brother. (eg non-existing)
     On a side note, they are the one's that hint on the "Black Beard" code.
     ---Hamid Lal is a weirdo
     If you hire Hamid Lal and go around Caracas, South America, you get to fight
     him. The funny is, Hamid is using the exact ships as you have, you even get
     to have a special window to look at the exact names of the ships you have.
     If you choose to duel, you get to duel with yourself wearing Basterd sword
     and half-plate mail.
     ---The Cocktail "Joao joining Catalina"
     when you play Catalina, before the final battle in South America, challege
     the Spanish and Joao for battle. Then sail back to Europe and find Joao in
     Stockholm. He's very hard to hire but it is possible, and man, he's worth
     the freaking sum he asked! (100 in anything but charm, with a Nav. level
     of 23! The only problem is he didn't know gunnery).
     It's not the only thing. When you sail with Joao back to Lisbon (just to
     f**k with Franco), you will find one more ship in your fleet, a frigate,
     the one Joao used to sail. It has 180 men with 0 health, no cargo, no
     captain (a strange symbol in its place, it look like Rocco if you ask me)
     and 180 men navigation, 90 lookout and -90 combat (what does that mean?).
     ---Absence Rate
     Countries normally replace their sunken merchant fleets with new ones the
     next month, but sometimes they don't. Playing as Otto and checking for
     301 consecutive months, this was the Absence Record
     Portugal    : 11 (3.65%)
     Spain       : 0 (0%)
     Turkey      : 4 (1.33%)
     Italy       : 14 (4.65%)
     Holland     : 25 (8.31%)
     This may differ when playing with other characters.
     ---Maximum Overload
     Sometimes a pitiful merchant fleet consist of Hansa Cog and Nao, carrying
     an impossible amount of cargo. Sometimes more than 2000 in quantity for
     each Water and Food (not including Lumber, Shots, and also goods if any).
     Such a quantity where those type of ships could never be able to carry. In
     my observation, such impossible cargo condition are only happen with
     Holland merchant fleets that only have Hansa Cogs and/or Naos.
     Do you know these real things to see? I mean, things your character can't
     see, but you can. This is just a small list of funny things in landscaping,
     ports or buildings. (Thanks Dante, this is a funny sub-sub-section)
     - The Stone Faces on Easter Island, even if the discovery won't be made.
     - If you fight two fleets at once, the supporting one will disappear
       after battle. But not when you sink the main one with gunnery.
       The supporting one will be considered sunk.
     - Guild missions (piracy hunting, debt collecting, letter delivery) are
       failed when you save your game
     - Could Count Morie get his hair back with Hair Tonic?
     17. Game Options
     In this part of my Guide to UW2:NH I will be mentioning all the options that
     can be chosen at the right part of your screen. I know that you don't even
     use half of them (not more than twice a game), but in case you need to know
     something you don't where to find, look here!
      -Fleet Info
     In this part of the Fleet section you can see all the ships you own, this is
     the biggest part of the screen actually. In the bottom left corner you can
     see a picture of yourself (how nice), together with your name Navigation
     Level and you Battle Level. At the right of all this you can see some
     features about your fleet. Some of these are there but don't seem to are
     thought over well. Tacking e.g. is just the tacking of your Flagship (if you
     have only one ship) and if you have more than one ship, it will be the
     tacking of you second ship (no matter how many ships you own). This is the
     same with Power.
     With the Durability skill this isn't so random. The amount is just the
     Durability of the Ship that has the lowest Durability of all.
     Crew is just the amount of all your Crew members on all the ships together.
     The same with the Guns, just how many Guns on all the ships together.
     Then, the last record is Battles, this is how many battles your ships have
     fought (not fled). When you buy a new ship, and that is your only ship, it
     will be 0. But when you buy a used ship, the game picks a random battle
     amount. Often about 75 battles.
     -Ship Info
     When you choose the Ship Info option you can see the individual options of
     all your ships. At the upper left corner you can see a picture of your
     ship, next to it there is a picture of your figurehead (if you have one).
     Then, in the upper right corner, you'll see how many food, water, lumber
     and shot you have.
     Under the picture of your ship is the name of the ship with what sort of
     ship it is. Under that is the captain of the ship, what kind of guns you
     have, what the minimum crew is, how many crew members you have signed to
     Navigation, Lookout and Combat. At the bottom left corner is also the
     percentage of your ship that is filled and the maximum speed of you ship
     in Knots.
     Under the things that are stored in your ship is a list of stats from the
     ship with their maximum. These are Durability, Tacking, Power, Crew,
     Health (of your crew on this ship), Cargo and Capacity (Crew+Cargo+Guns).
        Note: When you want to know what Tacking is, go to the Ships section.
     Here you can make your ships sail in a different order, not that this
     really matters, only when you want another flagship (the ship YOU control).
     If you want to get rid of a ship when you are sailing, you can use this
     ship (e.g. when you're going to slow). When you're in a port, I should
     sell the ship, because you'll get money for it.
     -Cargo Info
     If you have stored goods (not food, water, lumber and shot) in your ship,
     you can see them here. Really a useless option, by my knowing.
     -Log of Goods
     Comes really handy when you want to make a profit by trading and have
     a mate who has the skill of Accounting. Because when you make him
     Bookkeeper, he will tell you where you can sell your goods at the highest
     -Transport Goods
     This is for when you want to transport anything from one ship to another.
     -Change Captain
     When you have more mates than ships, you can change the captain of a ship,
     when doing this a Captain will gain more Experience points for sailing.
     If you need somebody who is a captain, but has accounting skills you should
     make him not a captain, but a Bookkeeper, since he can't be both.
     -Change Job Duty
     Here you can make you mates do different jobs, these are First Mate,
     Bookkeeper and Chief Navigator. I suggest you hire at least three mates to
     fill in these jobs. Be sure that the Bookkeeper has got Accounting skills
     and your Chief Navigator Celestial Navigation.
     -Transfer Crew
     Just when you feel the need to transfer crew members from one ship to
     -Assign Crew
     There are three kind of jobs that your crew can work. The first is
     Navigation and the more crew members you have here, the faster you will go.
     The second is Lookout, the more you have here, the farther you will be able
     to see (great when you are on an adventure trip). The third and last is
     Combat. The more you have here, the more crew members of other ships you
     can beat when fighting from ship-to-ship.
     Here you can change the Wages of your mates. Although you can't change it
     if they don't want it. And you can't make it less either.
     You don't have to give your crew the 100% Food and Water that they want,
     you can give them 90% of it, and they still won't get sick. If you give
     them less than 90% they WILL get sick and die eventually. So just put the
     ration of both of these to 90%. Although I'm not sure if they're gonna
     like you for it. Maybe more crew members will stay at a village when you
     do this...
     -Mate Info
     Coming... (not soon :)
     18. Cheating
     * Name your character as Black Beard. Black as first name and Beard
       as last name. Now pirates won't attack you. Except from the two
       big ones. You know them.
     * To get people out of ports: Go in the port where your enemy is and
       buy him treats. He thinks you like him and will leave. Now go to the
       sea and attack him.
     * To hire mates that have a fleet. Beat them and go ask/look in pubs
       and lodges of nearby ports. They'll be there, or otherwise, the dudes
       over there know where he hangs out. (only applicable to permanent
     * To gain quick piracy fame, have a heavy attacking fleet, and attack
       other fleets. When they ask for mercy, reply with YES. Do it again...
       and again, and again and you will be a true pirate. Or not.
     Once, I played as Catalina, and after I survived the second battle and
     got Andreas Paella as another follower, I proceed to London then I defect
     to England. Then I found, if we defect to other countries before the
     character scenario finished, the scenario will be terminated. Even if
     my fame in Piracy was at maximum, there'd be no progress in the scenario.
     You can wander wherever you want without any necessity to comply with the
     scenario. There's no hindrance in the rank, the new king will give you
     missions to boost the rank as usual.
     But I found a bug here. As I defected to England, consequently I became
     a part of British Navy, and for most parts the game treated me as a Briton.
     The hostility rate with Spain is 100. And after some victories to British
     Navy, the friendship (or support) from England is 100. The tension between
     England and Spain was heated, as I sunk Spain fleets one after another.
     Surprisingly, the game still "considered" me as a Spain for some parts.
     The British Battle Fleets were chasing me!! And when they intercepted me,
     the commodore foolishly said, "You're from England, our sworn enemies!"
     If I sank them, the friendship rate with England would be reduced.
     However, the defection maybe very useful for characters who has no hostility
     with other countries, and the player want to get rid from the given scenario
     to wander as they want.
       Here I have a sort of cheat, but actually you don't cheat on the game.
       It's to change the definition with the Discoveries. This is how to do it:
        Open the file Colony.dat (this works only when playing the PC Version
        as you see) and there are all the Discoveries, you can alter the de-
        finition easily now. DO THIS AT OWN RISK!!! Make a back-up file!!!
     Jordan Kong emailed me this little thingie that might come in handy for
     really save-addicted PC-players:
      - To save your games, I believe currently the games can save upto 10+
      stages. I had this method where you can keep your game save in the
      safety place. Backup this copy of file [KOUKAI2.DAT], you can restore
      this file to reload your previous saved games. This file apparently keeps
      all your saved games stage. You can bring this file to any place and plug
      into your friends folder and continue to play your saved game.
      - PS. Backup the original [KOUKAI2.DAT] file always.
     If you play with an emulator, you can easily cheat your way through the
     game, just go gambling in the pub and save just before you bet your
     maximum bet. If you lose, just reload, if you win, save the game and
     start all over again.
     18.a Hex editing
     I noticed some rumours going one about HEX editing and what you can do
     with HEX editing to the game. I myself aren't such a programming expert
     who knows how to do all that kind of stuff, but if anyone knows the
     where and how and what, please tell me, and I'll add a section here.
      That is, if it is called cheating...
     Thanks to Damien for explaining to me what HEX editing really is. This
     section is therefore almost totally written by Damien.
     .How To Get Infinite Food & Water (USING ZSNES EMULATOR)
     The exact version of ZSNES I use is 1.36, but this method should work for
     all versions. This Code is hard to find, because the value of what food and
     water you have is not the value of the code in hex. The value is times ten.
     So if you have 100 food and 100 water, the value you would enter would be
     1000 food, and 1,000 water in the search box. To get all the codes, I would
     have to play with each character, have 9 ships, and then I could get them.
     And it's possible that each ship has a different value, not just what
     number ship it is. So I ain't going to do the work. I think there are about
     8 ships in the game, so that would an immense amount of work to put into
     a game that is outdated, but good overall. So I will explain how to do it,
     making your life easier. When you go to the search option in the cheat tab
     on your ZSNES program, click on "EXACT VALUE SEARCH" and whatever amount of
     food or water you have, times that by ten and that is the value of what you
     have. So if you have 100 food and 125 water, you would have to enter 1,000
     and continue the search by increasing/decreasing the amount of food you
     have, and 1,250 and do the same for the water. This is easiest if you use
     the ZSNES "Save State" and "Load State" (By default, it is the F2 button to
     save, and F4 to load). Then all you have to do is type your amount of food
     or water, and use the "Load State" button to go back to a previous value
     and then type that one in, and you will have it in like 2 or 3 tries.
     .Always Get a 5 card Charlie in Black Jack (READ NOTES)
     Note about above Code: This code is a pain in the ass, but it's cool to
     see what they say if you get a 5 card Charlie (It's actually 7 cards, but
     whatever). First, I don't know if this will work for any other platform,
     I have the ZSNES, so I don't know about any other emulator. But It WON'T
     work for Game Genie, you need to be able to toggle this on/off. Second,
     when you enter the code, save it and turn both codes off (Toggle). Then go
     and play Blackjack. When the dealer deals you the first two cards, toggle
     the code back on. Then just keep accepting "Hits" until you have 7 cards,
     the first 2, and the extra 5. As soon as the screen comes up with his
     talking box, hit the Escape button on your keyboard and toggle it off
     immediately. If you wait until he finishes what he has to say, the game
     will lock up (Freeze). It's a royal pain in the ass, but it's cool to see,
     and a good way to get some quick gold. You walk away with over
     100,000 gold if you do this until the dealer refuses to play anymore,
     which is another cool thing to see.
     .Start with Rune Blade (READ NOTES)
     .Date is always Jan. 1st, 1522 (Start of Game Date) (READ NOTES)
     .How to get rid of mates
     Set their loyalty to 0 (may not work to all mates)
     NOTES: These codes where made using the ZSNES (Version 1.36) SNES emulator.
     I know they work with this program, and should work for any earlier or
     later versions of ZSNES. However, I make NO claims as if these work for
     the actual SNES game with the use of the Game Genie cheat peripheral. I
     doubt most codes would that I make, because the Game Genie didn't allow
     you to store codes, and that's why they are one time use codes. But the
     ZSNES saves your codes so the value is always what you set it at. If you
     are using the "Start with Rune Blade for the emulated version, then when
     you enter this code you will always have it, even if you sell it. If you
     actually have the original SNES game, then it's a one time use, so to sell
     it multiple times you would have to enter the code, play and sell it, save
     the game, and repeat. If your using the "Date Freeze" code, then you MUST
     use the emulator version, because Game Genie won't save the changes, it
     only change it one time.
     using this program, I can easily explain how to get certain codes I will
     not hack, because it would take an immense amount of time. I am going to
     explain what the values are in hex for certain things, like "Ship HP",
     "Men On Ship", etc. Now read carefully: I will not explain how to use
     the cheat finder, it's simple and explaied in the "READ ME" text when
     you download ZSNES. But I will explain what you'll need to know to get
     you started. If your searching for the value of your ships HP points
     (Red number in battle), the value is a1 - 256 1/100 ratio. So if you have
     49 on one of your ships, the exact value would be 12,544.49. Being it is
     less then .5 (Half), you round down mathamatically and you have 12,544 as
     thecode value your looking for. If the value of your ships HP is say 100,
     then 256 1/100 times 100 would equal 25601. Because after a decimaled
     number gets to at or above .5 (Half), it is rounded up...mathamatically.
     So do as the program needs you to do and increase/decrese the HP, and then
     type in the new value. BUT REMEMBER, you must add the HEX value, not the
     value showing on your game. You'll have to do the math your self. All
     computers have a scientific calculator on them, so it's no big deal. On to
     the men you have on your ship. The men you have on your ship is at a 10 to
     1 ratio. In other words, for every man you have on your ship, you times
     that number by 10. So ifyou have 100 men on a specific ship, the Hex value
     would be 1,000 in decmal numbering (regular counting) and 3E8 (In actual
     Hex). Next, you have supplies. What I mean by supplies is food & water.
     The supplies are at a 10 to 1 ratio. Look above for the definition of a
     10 to 1 ratio. And last, is generic supplies, which are Lumber and Gun
     Powder. These are at a 1 to 1 ratio I think, so you only have to enter the
     number of what you actually have...NO MATH!!! If you have 100 Gun P. & 100
     Lum. then enter 100 for each.
     18.b Game Genie Codes
     I think you all know what these kind of codes are. You need some kind of
     machine for it to attach that on your SNES and then you can fill in these
     cheats. Note: Use them at your own risk.
     I'd like to thank Tony Hedstrom (t_hedstrom@yahoo.com) for making them.
     All of these codes must be used at the start of a new game.
     JOAO Codes
    Joao starts with 156 Leadership instead of 78
    Joao starts with 250 Leadership instead of 78
    Joao starts with 150 Seamanship instead of 75
    Joao starts with 250 Seamanship instead of 75
    Joao starts with 146 Knowledge instead of 73
    Joao starts with 250 Knowledge instead of 73
    Joao starts with 170 Intuition instead of 85
    Joao starts with 250 Intuition instead of 85
    Joao starts with 164 Courage instead of 82
    Joao starts with 250 Courage instead of 82
    Joao starts with 164 Dueling Skill instead of 82
    Joao starts with 250 Dueling Skill instead of 82
    Joao starts with 178 Likeability (Charm) instead of 89
    Joao starts with 250 Likeability (Charm) instead of 89
     CATALINA codes
    Catalina starts with 24 Sail level instead of 8
    Catalina starts with 80 Sail level instead of 8
    Catalina starts with 30 Battle level instead of 10
    Catalina starts with 100 Battle level instead of 10
    Catalina starts with 160 Leadership instead of 80
    Catalina starts with 250 Leadership instead of 80
    Catalina starts with 158 Seamanship instead of 79
    Catalina starts with 250 Seamanship instead of 79
    Catalina starts with 130 Knowledge instead of 65
    Catalina starts with 250 Knowledge instead of 65
    Catalina starts with 104 Intuition instead of 52
    Catalina starts with 250 Intuition instead of 52
    Catalina starts with 172 Courage instead of 86
    Catalina starts with 250 Courage instead of 86
    Catalina starts with 184 Dueling Skill instead of 92
    Catalina starts with 250 Dueling Skill instead of 92
    Catalina starts with 190 Likeability instead of 95
    Catalina starts with 250 Likeability instead of 95
    ALI codes
    Ali Vezas starts with 160 Leadership (instead of 80)
    Ali Vezas starts with 250 Leadership (instead of 80)
    Ali Vezas starts with 172 Seamanship (instead of 86)
    Ali Vezas starts with 250 Seamanship (instead of 86)
    Ali Vezas starts with 168 Knowledge (instead of 84)
    Ali Vezas starts with 250 Knowledge (instead of 84)
    Ali Vezas starts with 130 Intuition (instead of 65)
    Ali Vezas starts with 250 Intuition (instead of 65)
    Ali Vezas starts with 106 Courage (instead of 53)
    Ali Vezas starts with 250 Courage (instead of 53)
    Ali Vezas starts with 84 Dueling Skill (instead of 42)
    Ali Vezas starts with 250 Dueling Skill (instead of 42)
    Ali Vezas starts with 160 Likeability (instead of 80)
    Ali Vezas starts with 250 Likeability (instead of 80)
    GENERAL codes
    Start a new game with $250 gold
    Start a new game with $1,024 gold
    Start a new game with $9,984 gold
    Start a new game with $64,000 gold
    Start a new game with $196,608 gold
    Start a new game with over one million in gold!
    This makes it so if you bet 500 and you win, you get over
    10 million back (by BlueJeff)
    Because of the GREAT help of Tony, I'll place a link to his site here:
     18.c Pro Action Replay Codes
     Although I don't have many send in yet, here are some Pro Action Replay
     Codes (which also work when playing the emulated game).
     You crew amount will always be 100, no matter what you do.
     The friendship amount with villages will always be 100, so you don't have to
     entertain them to get a discovery (don't know if stealing affects this).
     The enemy's HP stays at 1 turn on before duel, after strike turn off to
     finish your opponent in a duel.
     HERE IT IS!!! The code to get the Goddess figurehead available where-ever
     and always. WARNING: The following code should not be turned ON until
     AFTER you're already in the shipyard menu and turned OFF BEFORE you leave
     the menu or the game WILL freeze. (Yes, that's annoying, but better than
     nothing at all)
     19. Frequently Asked Questions
     Thanks to Keegantfeel (or however his/her name is), he/she asked me a
     question which made me create this section. Actually its name shouldn't
     be Frequently, but just One Time Asked Questions, coz if you ask something
     which can be helpful to other players, I'll mention it here. If you just
     got good information, send it too.
     I've sorted out the questions because it'll become too many. Otherwise you
     can't ever find what you are looking for. There are separated in several
    *****                         SAILING & BATTLING
     Q: How do I stop scurvy? (by Keegantfeel)
     A: Buy Lime Juice, this can be bought in several cities, after using this
        item, your crew will be fit again. Nantes is one of the cities,
        Algiers is also one.
     Q: How can I beat other ships? (claim if you want to)
     A: To beat other fleets, you need a good amount of crew, and/or lots
        of cannon balls and a good sword and shield. (good fighting and
        battle skill is also handy).
         There are three ways of defeating:
        -1 Kill all the crew on the flag ship of the opponent, to do this,
           you need more crew (or at least not very less then the enemy), and
           better battle skill comes in handy, because you will kill more crew
           of him, then he will kill your (if he has more ships, it's tough
           to do this).
        -2 Defeat the captain in a duel, to do this, propose a duel when you
           attack the flag ship directly, he only accept this when he has less
           crew aboard. If you have a better sword and armor, it's almost
           sure you'll win, but dueling skills are required (battle skill)
           and just hit the right attacking/defending moves.
        -3 Bombard them to the bottom of the ocean. You'll need some cannon
           balls to make this. You either destroy the ship, or kill all the
           crew, so...
     Q: In Uncharted Waters 2, there is a better weapon than the cannon, I
        forgot what it was called unfortunately, what I wanted to ask if you
        know when they sell this weapon. Also, aside from the regular
        figureheads, there is another type, 2 of them in fact. I also don't
        know when they sell these better figureheads. Can you help?
        (by Strider & LOTS o' others)
     A: First off, I'll start with a list of figureheads (in order of
        usefulness) Seahorse, Commodore, Unicorn, Lion, Giant Eagle, Hero,
        Neptune, Dragon, Angel, Goddess. The first 8 are available almost
        everywhere (although there are a few ports I've noticed do NOT have the
        Dragon until you are able to get the Angel or Goddess). And a list of
        guns (also in order of usefulness) Saker, Demi-culverin, Culverin, Cannon
        Pedero, Demi-cannon, Cannon, Carronade. The first 6 are available at any
        shipyard, and since there's only one special type of gun, it seems easier
        to get than the Goddess figurehead.
        Ok, now to the questions of where and how to get them.... I know for a
        fact they are available in Venice, Hamburg, Antwerp, and Athens. So I
        have reason to believe they are available in ANY non-capitol shipyard.
        However, there are a few things you must do to be able to purchase these
        elusive Angel and Goddess figureheads. And Carronades for guns.
        1) The industry level of the port must be 1000. (This in and of itself
        makes getting them at capitol cities impossible since you cannot invest
        in the shipyards there) Some have speculated that having the economy of
        the port at 1000 helps... I can say I've personally bought Angel
        figureheads and Carronades when the economy was in the 900's ... So, it
        may require the economy to be 1000 for the Goddess.
        2) Your character's luck must be at the max... Luck is an unseen
        attribute of your character but you can judge it's level when you go to
        a fortune teller and ask about 'Life' I'll explain how to increase your
        luck in a bit down here.
        3) YOU (meaning the player) must have patience. Even if the above
        factors are correct, they are NOT available 100% of the time. You have
        to keep bugging the shipyard worker until he says "We have a great
        selection today." (or something similar) And even then, most of the
        time he will only offer the Angel... so keep bugging him until you get
        the Goddess.
        Now onto how to increase your luck. There are disputes about the actual
        method, but the root action is the same. Donate money to the church or
        mosque (PC version) or Round Earth Society (SNES and Genesis versions).
        The actual amount of money you donate is not as important as the
        PERCENTAGE of your cash on hand you donate. Luck also fluctuates
        throughout the game so you may find that you have to donate money at more
        than one stage of the game to keep your luck at 100.
        I conducted the following test in the SNES version (with an emulator,
        since I know which memory address was the 'Luck" for the character I was
        using I could check and modify it's value) ...
        If your luck is: ... The fortune teller will say:
      0 - 24 "Oh. I see an ominous shadow across your face. You may be doomed
        to have a difficult life."
      25-49 "Your fortune doesn't look very bright. Be careful, and watch out
        for accidents."
      50-74 "You have an average fortune. But remember, you are the one who
        carves your own destiny."
      75-99 "You have a good fortune. Have more self-confidence."
      100 "What a strong fortune! You have nothing to fear in this life."
        Quotes are from the SNES version. They may not match exactly in the PC
        version (although I think they are the same as the Genesis version).
         *Thanks Scott Zielinski for telling me that SNES=PC quotes*
        And remember, your luck should be at 100 to "unlock" the special
        figureheads and guns. If anyone out there knows the exact quote from
        the PC version please email me and I'll include it.
        I also tested different percentages and charted the luck increase.
        I started with 58 luck and 1,000,000 gold on hand. (easy number to work
        with percentages) donated an amount, noticed the increase and then
        reloaded the game for the next try. (Again, this test was on the SNES
        version on an emulator, I make no claims as to how it will work with
        the PC version)
      Percentage of Cash on Hand donated - Luck increase
      Less than 10% - None
      10% - 1 point
      11% - 2 points
      12% - 3 points
      13% - 14 % - 4 points
      15% - 16% - 5 points
      17% - 20% - 6 points
      21% - 25% - 7 points
      26% - 33% - 8 points
      34% - 50% - 9 points
      51% and up - 10 points
     Thanks to qwikblade for this USEFUL info.
     Q: How do I get fast battle experience?
     A: To get more battle experience you'd better shoot ships
        to kill them, save the flagship for last to kill them all.
        If you have gunnery and good guns this goes way faster and you
        battle experience will rack up very quickly. If you can achieve
        carronades then you are even able to take ships out with one
     Q: What is the best way to duel?
     A: I got many questions about this one. In the section Villager Help
        you can find what block works against what attack. To win a duel
        you must first check which blade your opponent has got. Then you
        can check this faq to see which attack is most effective with that
        kind of blade. Just keep on blocking that attack, as the opponent
        will use that attack most frequently. And if he uses an other
        attack it won't do much damage. For you own attacks, keep using
        the specialty of your blade, as the computer player doesn't know
        whether you keep on using the same attack or switching between the
        three possible attacks.
    *****                         TRADING
     Q: Where can I find Amber and Copper Ore? (by Pingh)
     A: Aden will give you the best price on amber as this is
        her specialty. Any port on the West African coast
        will produce amber if the market is developed enough.
        An investment of 5 ingots is usually enough.
        Copper is the specialty in Stockholm (Northern Europe),
        and Nicosia (south of Turkey), though you may have to
        invest in the market place to see it offered. Copper
        is also the found in the ports of the Ottoman Empire
        around the eastern edge of the Med, and the Black Sea
        (Alexandria, Beirut, Istanbul, etc.) East African
        ports also sell copper at about the same price it is
        sold in Stockholm (about 90). The Ports in India will
        sell copper for around 70. The only place to sell
        copper for a profit is Northern Europe and the Med.
        (answer by UWNH Topica Members)
     Q: I am currently using Ali Vezas, and the King told me to go get him
        some carpet... your faq said to have some before he asks that but
        unfortunately I read the faq after the king told me to go find carpet.
        So I go to the item store in Istanbul and they say they're closed cuz
        one of their guys has the plague, so I can't get any carpet.. to my
        knowledge, only Istanbul sells carpets. (by David)
     A: At first I wanna say that you don't really have to improve in royal
        rank. So actually you can just play on, don't care for the Sultan.
        But if you really want to it's easy. Istanbul is NOT the only port
        where you can buy carpet, as a matter of fact there are a couple of
        other cities.
        You could try the Middle-East area or Mecca, but you have to sail a
        long time when being in Istanbul, so go to Beirut, it's the most east
        port of the Mediterranean Sea, near Jaffa. Here they sell carpet
        usually. If not so, invest maximum amount of money in the market
        (=10 ingots) and wait till the first day of the next month, now there
        should be Art & Carpet in the Market. If not again, go to the
        Middle-East after all (it's not very likely this happens). (answer by
        UWNH Topica Members)
    *****                         CHARACTER SPECIFIC
     Q: Can you do royal favors with Pietro Conti for the King of Italy?
        (by Andre Leclerc)
     A: Yes you can do favors for Italy's ruler. However, Pietro usually has
        a very high adventure rating, so the king usually asks for discoveries.
        If you prefer to sell discoveries rather than give them away, you
        will need to build up either his trade or piracy fame.
        (answer by UWNH Topica Members)
    *****                         IN-GAME QUESTIONS
     Q: I'm given a job by the King/Sultan and I don't know where to get the
     A: If you go to a pub and try to treat a couple of times you might get
        an answer from some of the guys in there. Usually it's an area, not
        the exactly place. (answer by UWNH Topica Members)
     Q: I've found a village, what am I supposed to do now?
     A: When you see a village for the first time, be sure always to check
        out it's secret, every village has one. If you forget this couple of
        times, you won't ever find the ones back that you haven't checked.
        How do you find the secret? This is very easy. Just use 'search',
        actually this will only work with D Discoveries, like the Stonehenge.
        When it is a C-Star Discovery, you'll need to entertain the villagers
        first, to get them help you in your search for the secret. To do this
        use the 'entertain' button, this'll improve their friendship with 5
        and will reduce your food amount with 5 also. Keep this in mind!
        You have to raise the friendship until 10-20-30-40-50 or 65.
        Just check the search option after every number of ten, to save your
        food stock.
     Q: I'm doing a favor for the king/sultan, and he asks me to find an item,
        where can I find it?
     A: This isn't as hard as it seems, go to a Guild, where you can get
        normal jobs, like defeating pirates or trading goods, as well. Ask
        the man for a job, and he'll say you could get info in another port.
        When you go to the guild in this port, the guy will tell you who has
        the map to find the item needed. When you go to the pub in that port
        and treat the fellas in the pub they will tell you where your man is.
        (when you're in a capital go somewhere else, the pub fellas won't tell
        you anything)
        Now comes the hardest part, when you got the map you'll have to find
        a piece on the world that looks exactly like the one on your map (where
        the 'x' is marked). This is often in Africa or South America. When you
        have found the right place, go ashore right where the 'x'
        is. Now use the search option (default finding is clear spring or
        nothing), now you'll find the needed item to return to your king.
        When you can't find the spot, let it locate by a cartographer, you can
        save before locating it and you know where it is for free.
     Q: How can I make some fast money?
     A: Well, there are several trade routes, I'm looking for all of them now,
        but the easiest and shortest is Istanbul-Athens. Buy Carpet (for the
        lowest price of course) in Istanbul, and sell it in Athens, then you
        have to buy Art there (low price) and sell it in Istanbul, go on till
        you have reached your wished amount of gold.
        Remember that when a good is sold in a port very often, the buy price
        will drop and you will make less money (or don't make any money at all).
        To see how to make more (not-so-fast) money, look in the Trade section)
     Q: What are lumbers for? (forgot who asked this, claim it, if you want to)
     A: Lumbers are to repair your ship by yourself. When you get in a storm,
        your ship gets damaged and you although you can reject it with balm,
        your ship will be damaged a bit. You can go to a shipyard, but if you
        don't want to/don't have to time/or don't see one, go ashore somewhere
        on the land and repair your ship (if you HAVE lumbers).
     Q: What are the criterias / exp/ level(?) needed to recruit a pirate
        after we defeat them in battle? They'll keep on saying how they want
        an experienced navigators and so on and whatever. I still haven't
        bothered to get any navigators except the two you get by story-line
        since I'm using Cat. I just want pirates in my fleet. (by Brujah)
     A: Just go find them and try to recruit them every time your experience
        levels go up a few levels. If you can beat them up in battle, you're
        probably pretty close to being able to recruit them. Pilly Reis is
        the only one that really takes a whole lot of experience to recruit...
        but it's worth the wait, he has like 110 experience levels combined.
        (answer by UWNH Topica Members)
     Q: Since Pietro is Italian, all of the good Turkish ports have been
        blockaded, so that I cannot enter them. This includes the gold mines
        like, Istanbul and Alexandria. While the disadvantage in trading can
        be avoided, I have been told by the cafe owner in Massawa that I can
        get more info on the Staff of Poseidon from the fortune teller in
        Alexandria. But I can't get into Alexandria! (by Christopher)
     A: Well, actually when you have a blockade by some country, it quite easy
        to get past it. The only thing you have to do is wait till it is night,
        somewhere between 7:40pm and 4:20am and enter the port you want to get
        in. But, be aware! People in buildings can steal parts of your money!
        Do it this way, and you can enter an port you like without get blocked.
     Q: What has the amount of money Pirates have got to do with other things?
     A: Like country's fleets depend on the amount of cities it owns. The
        amount of pirate ships (and their gold) depends on your amount of
        cities. The more cities are allied to your country, the more pirates
        and the more gold they have.
        If you think about this, this is very logical, since all other enemy
        battle (+merchant) fleets will be gone if you own ALL cities and
        there would be no one to battle with.
     Q: How many ships will other countries have?
     A: This depends on the Revenue. With a max of 1000, the higher the Revenue
        (to be seen at the guild), the more ships, with a maximum of 4 trade
        ships and 5 battle ships. (2 convoy, 3 voyaging)
     Q: What's the point in investing?
     A: See the Investing subsection 11.c (you get 2000 trade fame as well)
    *****                         OUT-GAME GENERAL QUESTIONS
    Please, don't expect me to know what to do when your sound doesn't work,
    I should say, buy the original game, because I'm no computer expert.
     Q: I can't play Duels, every time the game shuts itself down.
     A#1: Do this at own risk and make a back-up file.
        Open notepad and open the file c:\config.sys find the line that begins
        with Device=NOEMS, change this to Device=c:\windows\emm386.exe
        If this doesn't work, try to delete NOEMS from the Device line and it
        might work also. (This one actually works more often then the above)
        You may try this in combination with Answer 3.
     A#2: This is an emm386 problem, nothing to do with copy etc. To play the
        game in windows, right click on the command file (koei) and choose
        the memory tab. I can't remember the exact configuration required but
        you can add both EMS and  XMS when running the game. That should fix
        your problem, if setting both at once doesn't work, try using either
        one of those.
     A#3: 1) Click START, RUN, type "msconfig", OK
          2) Click on the "System.ini" tab
          3) Expand the folder that reads "[386Enh]"
          4) scroll down and UNCHECK the item "EMMExclude=<variable>"
          5) REBOOT
          6) Right Click Koei.exe, and click the MEMORY tab
          7) The EMS section is now available, make sure it is set to AUTO
          8) Play UWNH
        You may try this in combination with Answer 1.
     Q: Sometimes, after a duel with another guy, all the graphics screw up,
        what can I do about it? (by Pingh)
     A: If you are using an emulator, try these:
        When using the ZSNES emulator, than this problem will show up.
        Try to find the SNES9x, that one works much better.
        You can also download the whole game, at uwnh.freeservers.com,
        you don't need an emulator anymore.
        If you aren't using an emulator, try to find the newest DirectX,
        I believe it's 8.0 right now. (1.91 faq version)(answer by
        UWNH Topica Members)
     Q: Where can I actually download the game (by Desmond Lee & Sudragon)
     A: Well, if you had looked down here, you could've found the answer
        right away, but as long as nobody looks at the links, you won't find
        it. That's not true, when you take a look at one BIG search-site,
        you'll find this page immediately. I'll give you the direct link to
        the file, so it will begin downloading right away:
     Q: How do I take a screenshot (I want everybody to know how rich I am?)?
     A: This can't be done with the game, but Windows has got a good
        alternative for this. Use the 'Print Screen/Sys Rq' key just above the
        'Insert' key on your keyboard. Now you can take one screenshot at a
        time. Go to a drawing program, like Paint and 'paste' the image there.
        Save it, and you'll have a nice screenshot, because the game won't crash
        when using ALT+TAB, you can do this multiple times, without quitting and
        restarting the game.
     Q: How do I use the Game Genie Codes? (read two chapters above this one)
     A: Genie Codes can only be used when having the game on SNES, or you
        play the game on an emulator (you haven't got that, I think). If you
        have the Game Genie, you DO know how they can be used, don't bother
        it for you right now.
     Q: I've saved the game in a port, but when I go out of it, there comes a
        storm that I can't get out of and I'm out of Balm as well. What am I
        supposed to do?
     A: First, be sure to always carry about 10 Balms with you, so this won't
        ever happen to you. But if you really can't get out of the port, just
        stay in the Lodge for 1 or 2 months and you should be able to get out
        of it, if not you're very unlucky (and a bit stupid not have bought
     Q: I can't hear any sound in the full game version, using Win2000. (by Rio)
     A: There is no answer, since Win2000 has no DOS sound drivers installed.
        Just put up some other music, the UWNH music isn't so great after all,
        so it doesn't really matter.
     Q: I've done everything there could be done in the game, are there other
        games that look like UWNH?
     A: Yes there are. I list them here:
        -Patrician 2 & 3
        -Pirates (Gold)
        -Celtic Tales: Balor of the Evil Eye (no sailing at all, a Koei game)
        -Sea Dogs 1 & 2
        (answer by UWNH Topica list members)
     20. Links
    Here are some game-related sites placed:
       The Best UWNH Site EVER  -- http://uwnh.freeservers.com/
       Official Koei Games Site -- http://www.koeigames.com
       Some Vague Images        -- http://www.vgmuseum.com/newhorizons.html
       More Images              -- http://www.gaming-intelligence.com/artwork/
       Villages List            -- http://uncwnh.8m.com/main.htm
       UWNH Nirvana             -- http://www.geocities.com/scalylizard.geo/
       UWNH Dedicated           -- http://www.uwnh.net
       Bulletin Board           -- http://www.tek-world.com/board
    Other Faqs of Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons (mine is the best, anyway :)
       (by PuppyChiFlower)
       (by PuppyChiFlower) SNES to PC Changes
                uncharted_waters_new_horizons.txt (by XYou)
     21. Credits
     Here some stuff about the persons and corporations that helped me:
     (just in order the helped me, from the beginning till now)
     The names with a * before them, provided ^great^ help.
     *Mr. Jerry Webber      Again! For making the main-line walkthrough,
                            so I could revise it and get out the many mistakes.
     CJayC @ GameFaqs.com   Placing this faq at GameFaqs.com (first to have it)
     Koeigames              Making this super game and helped me accomplishing it
     Dan Simpson            For lay-out, stuff, and made me doing faq-writing
     Leonid Malikov         Made me solve the game (+general information)
     Tony Hedstrom          Providing me the Game Genie Codes
     Keegantfeel            Made me creating Frequently Asked Questions
     Other webmasters       For also placing this FAQ
     UWNH Topica Members    They helped me with a lot of the questions
     *Mathieu Gauthier      Provided me (almost) all the names of ports
     Ed Wyn                 Notified me of five not listed ports and brought
                             up the idea of adding the chapters: Items and
     *Tri Laksmana          For providing the list with all the Discoveries
     *Scaly Lizard          Letting me add his Oddities of the game to the faq
                             Plus: provided HUGE trade and world dom. sections
     Jon Nicholson          For let me adding two items (Errol and Muramasa)
     Arc~en~ciel            Letting me know that Blue Crescent exists and for
                             brought up the idea of where to buy cartographer &
                             gunnery skills and who pays best for discoveries
     *The Mad Hatter        Helping me with many questions (UWNH Topica Member)
     *Chris(topher) Bzik    Added a lot of additional information(ports & ships)
     Beerwolf               Letting me know that I forgot the Flamberge
     *Tom King              Provided me information about ships (+gen. info)
     BlueJeff               Gave one GameGenie Code
     SW (MrC)               How to get rid off mates (mistake in Odds section)
     Markus Selander        Added the final 98th village + info on the Flamberge
     Nelson                 Send in 3 Pro Action Replay Codes
     Dustin Lien            Let me know that something was wrong with the Odds
     Travis                 Send in an Anecdote
     Steven Savoy           Gave me some little info on the Ships
     Jacob Walker           Blue Crescent is also in Changan
     Janke24                Nice story: 1000 ingots trip; Rio - Lubeck
     *LockeVanish           Provided *ALL* Waitresses names plus Mates' names
                             and their whereabouts (+2 quirks)
     Qwikblade              Finally: Goddess, Angel, Carronades info to get them
     Daniel Kee             Some trading profit lists (3)
     Chaud                  Added Item: Obsidian Lithograph
     JCD                    Various info (UW5 being created???)
     Scott                  Fortune Teller's quotes on PC are the same as SNES
     *DirtyFerret           A Lot of Stats for Free Mates
     Ubby                   Gave me an item
     Dante                  Came up with the idea for 'Funny List'
     *Antonius Eko          Quite some changes and adds to the faq
     M.D. Muff              Trade Route Amsterdam-Timbuktu (Mosquito-Elephant)
     Will Moore             Economic Power, Combat Power, Ship adds, Gold Power
     Dan Holder             Raymond Burke + Sadam Baba
     Jordan Kong            Save code
     Damien                 Hex editing sub-section
     Rudy Abdul Gafar       Stehpan Goethel as mate
     Raymond                An untruth, general tip
     Edwin Spence           Another trade route (Santa Cruz-Lubeck)
     Josseppi               Hamid Lal quirk
     Paul Dickinson         Good load of waitress info
     22. Version History
     Version 1.0 (21 October 2000) 55,0 kb
      Original Version
     Version 1.1 (25 October 2000) 56,8 kb
      Changed something in the top
      Added some enters to clear the faq up
      Added other faqs of mine
      Cleared up a bit more
      Added three permissioned sites
     Version 1.15 (28 October 2000) 57,1 kb
      Added a site where this FAQ may be
      Li'l Changes
     Version 1.5 (4 November 2000) 60,0 kb
      Added a lot of Game Genie Codes (by Tony Hedstrom)
      Added one site that is permission given to
     Version 1.6 (21 November 2000) 61,0 kb
      Added the new chapter "Frequently Asked Questions"
      Added a question to that section
      Added two permission given sites
      Minor Changes
     Version 1.65 (13 December 2000) 61,4 kb
      Added a new Frequently Asked Question
      Removed ICQ, I don't use it anymore, so don't send anything
      Bit moved round 'N changed
     Version 1.7 (16 December 2000) 62,3 kb
      Changed the second question, well actually the answer
      Not even really small changes
     Version 1.75 (22 December 2000) 63,3 kb
      Added two new questions
     Version 1.8 (30 December 2000) 64,6 kb
      Added a bunch of Game Genie Codes for ALI VEZAS
      Added a link to Tony Hedstrom (for all the help)
      Cleared up a bit
     Version 1.85 (4 January 2001) 65,1 kb
      Added a new question (REALLY important one)
     Version 1.9 (January the 8th 2001) 65,6 kb
      Added a couple of Game Genie Codes
     Version 1.91 (January the 20th 2001) 66,5 kb
      Added ONE whole site to the permissioned ones
      Changed something around
     Version 1.95 (February the 15th 2001) 68,3 kb
      Added two questions/answers
     Version 1.96 (March the 11th 2001) 71,0 kb
      Added all the ports listed in the game (by Mathieu Gauthier)
       (I'll add lots of other things that have to do with ports...)
      Fixed some mistypes
     Version 2.0 (March the 22nd 2001) 72,6 kb
      Added all the co-ordinates to the ports
     Version 2.01 (April the 23rd 2001) 73,5 kb
      Added the ports: Naalehu, Tahiti, Suva, Guam and Juneau with their
       co-ordinates (help from Ed Wyn)
     Added my ICQ number for the wannabees
     Came up with the idea of placing ALL the items and discoveries (Ed Wyn)
     Version 2.05 (May the 3rd 2001) 81,2 kb
      Removed ICQ immediately, it sucks
      Added three questions, all thought up by myself!
      Added two chapters: Items and Discoveries
      Added 25 Items
      Added the port: Hamburg (just dumb I forgot that one!!!)
     Version 2.1 (May the 6th 2001) 85,2 kb
      Added all the items that can be found (at normal times)
      Changed some Ports Info, because it was wrong
     Version 2.11 (May the 7th 2001) 86,0 kb
      Changed the Main Info
      Rewrote lots of beginning "info" at the top of sections
      Started to test my walkthroughs
     Version 2.2 (May the 11th 2001) 103kb
      Added one question, by myself
      Added all the discoveries, wheew!!! by Tri Laksmana
      Added some credits (3 actually)
      Added new chapter "Oddities" by Scaly Lizard
      Added two more links
      Still working on walkthroughs (and 2am items)
     Version 2.3 (May the 21st 2001) 108kb
      Added five more Items (send me more!!!)
      Added three new questions to the 'FAQ' (send me more!!!)
      Revised Joao Franco's walkthrough totally (now it's perfect)
      Began revising Cat's walkthrough
     Version 2.31 (May the 27th 2001) 109kb
      Added one question
      Added some copyright info and ONE CRUSH SITE (DON'T VISIT THESE!!!)
      Added one permissioned site
     Version 2.32 (May the 31st 2001) 110kb
      Added three items
      Changed my nickname to Eastpolar (there were too many Mikes on GameFaqs)
     Version 2.35 (June the 13th 2001) 120kb
      Got out a couple of 50 typing mistakes
      Added the new chapter: Skills
      Added 8 new items
      Added one permissioned site
      Added two new questions to the 'FAQ'
      Combined 'Cheat Codes' and 'Game Genie Codes' to Cheat Codes + de-section
      Added System Requirements
      Added new chapter: Ships
      Enlarged the section Ports a huge bit
      Rearranged the sections 7-11
     Version 2.4 (June the 18th 2001) 135kb
      Added one question
      Added the Ships
      Added Christopher's e-mail address
      Added one Oddity
      Cleared up the Oddities section
      Updated the Skills
      Created the 'Game Options' section
      Added one item (Flamberge)
      Added some to the notes
      Added two credits
      Added to the notes by the Ships, what Tacking is
      *Next Update: -FAQ section cleaned up
                    -Cat's Walkthrough revised
                    -More Ports by Christopher
                    -ALL the Ships
     Version 2.5 (July the 23rd 2001) 143kb
      Added one site where this faq can be found
      Updated the Ports list with lots of additional information (and ports too)
      Cleared up the Ships alphabetically
      Added Tekkousen and Full Rigged Ship
      Updated Ship Stats (thanks Tom)
      Cleaned the FAQ section (you'll find things lot easier now)
      Added Tom and Jerry (removed accidently) on top (sounds fun :)
      Added a site down here
      Fixed something with the odds (MrC thanks!)
      Added all the ports with their specs
      *Next Update: -Cat's Walkthrough revised
                    -because the above was too late, Otto will also be revised
                    -if I have time :), it takes lots of time
     Version 2.6 (August the 12th 2001) 163kb
      Added a site down here
      Revised Catalina's Walkthrough finally (there were rather what mistakes)
      Changed Copyright info
      Finally added the 98th village, thanks to Markus S.
      Removed all the 'helpers' on top, this doesn't work (except Christopher)
      Added all the Discovery definitions
      Added a 'Cheat'
      Added more Flamberge info, thanks to Markus S. again
      Changed some to the Notes at the top
      Added the sub-section 13.a Villager Help (nothing there yet, though)
      Added Dark Crystal item
      Added another two sites down here
      Changed the answer to the King Favor question
      Added all the prices of the Goods to the Ports List
      Changed Skills to Various Info
      Added the subsection 11.a 11.b 11.c
      Added some Mates info
      Format Changes to the Notes
      Began revising Otto's walkthrough
      Lots of Li'l Changes
     Version 2.7 (March the 28th 2002) 172kb
      Came up with another question + answer
      Added another answer to the duel question
      Created new Sub Section 11.d Readers Info + Anecdotes (that really help)
      Listed sites down here alphabetically
      Changed a lot at the top; it's clearer now
      Added Pro Action Replay Codes
      Finally got the right 'Angel + Goddess' answer
      More Ships info
      Changed info about 'Get rid of Mate'
      Added Pro Action Replay Code: ALWAYS Goddess Figurehead
      Added an anecdote: 1000 ingots trip
      Wow! Real Copyright Notice! Check it out!
      Wrote another FAQ, in the shameless self promotion
      Many Minor Changes
      ! Celebrated 1st birthday of this FAQ :) !
      * Promise: Otto's walkthrough WILL be revised in the next update.
     Version 2.8 (July the 30th 2002) 247kb = 84 print pages
      Added 3 FAQ-questions
      Added *ALL* the Waitresses in the Mates section
      Added *ALL* the mates (copyright, haha)
      LockeVanish. Thanks for doing the above 2 things
      Added *-credits (for the BIG helpers)
      Completed the 'Villager Help' section (some useful info, really)
      FINNALY, really good answer to the Goddess + Carronades question to get it
      Divided section Oddities in two parts (REAL parts)
      Added about 1 MB to the Trade section (thanks Scaly Lizard!!!!!)
      Added Trade Section (it's gonna be grande)
      Divided the Trade section into five(!) parts. It was too big to handle.
      Yup, the World Domination section has got some good strategies (thanks S.L.)
      Added another two questions
      Another duel answer
      Added two links
      Yoopi!!! Revised Otto's walkthrough (after a year), maybe Ernst's next??
      *BIGGEST UPDATE EVER* (to Scaly: "Thanks!")
    Version 2.9 (August 9 2002) 271kb
      Added two quirks by LockeVanish
      Forgot Daniel Kee's trading lists, they're here now
      Added a cheat
      Err... Bohn? It's Ernst von Bohr
      Revised Ernst's walkthrough (..easy)
      E-v-e-r-y single matey in the game, #106 (non-vagabonds too)
    Version 2.91 (August 22 2002) 271kb
      Updated the sites that may have this one
      Changed e-mail address: maiic_groels@hotmail.com
    Version 3.0 (March 24 2003) 282kb
      Added Item: Obsidian Lithograph (thanks Chaud)
      JCD let me know: UN5 being made, storm solve and Light Galley info
      Scott told me that the PC quotes from the Fortune Teller are same as SNES
      Some info about the beat-hire mateys
      Added Gamers-Realm site to permissioned ones
      What's HEX editing part... in cheats section
      Some kind of duel glitch solve... combination... whatever
      Every *stat* of Single Matey! (thanks Dirty Ferret!)
      Added FAQ Stats, all the way down
      ! Celebrated 2nd anniversary of the FAQ :)!
     Version 3.1 (July 7 2003) 287kb
       Small Changes (tabs and spaces and words)
       Added 'Things To Be Done' at the Bottom with Faq Stats
       Added item: State with Eyes
       Added pre-section: General Game Watch-outs
       Added the 'Funny List' at Oddities
       Changed Otto's walkthrough around
       Diamond Crown/Danzig Stairway
       More changes that can't even be noticed
       Added supply port Cape Cod (how dumb...)
       Added 7 sailors I missed in the 'sailors with jobs' list (again: stupid)
       Japanese name NOW AVAILABLE, haha.
       Added another Trade Route (Amsterdam-Timbuktu)
     Version 3.11 (July 8 2003) 291kb
      Added Trade Chart by Chris Bzik
      Added subsection Trade Routes (it got too extended)
     Version 3.2 (July 2 2004) 304kb
      Added some words at the top
      Added question about Dueling
      Revised some small parts
      Chris Bzik did a complete read-through, noticed mistakes. THANKS!
      Something on Hidden Treasures
      Split up of the Trade section(s) (a-f was way TOO many)
      Something about Maximum Economic Power
      Some maximums and extremes by Wil Moore
      Added two mates
      Save Code
      Hex editing
     Version 3.3 (July 1, 2005) 328kb
      Some minor changes, as always
      Added Stehpan Goethel as mate
      Untruths that villagers speak
      General tip added
      Added some things to be investigated
      Santa Cruz-Lubeck trade route
      Added a lame ass cheat
      Massive Mate Update (thanks Antonius)
      New Reader Info
      Version story
      Added (2) quirks and cheat
      Hex edit
      Some waitress info
      Some additions to the Otto story (vs. Spain)
      Some info on selling items
      How to get rid of scenario cheating
      Hamid Lal is a weirdo
      Added 'easy pirate beating'
      Edited investing by others
      Hire Joao with Catalina!!
      Good lump of waitress info
      Some additional Superfleet info
      Processed 22 e-mails with valubale info
      *Celebrated 4th birthday of this FAQ*
     Version 3.4 (July 7, 2005) 330kb
      Cleaned up some useless info
      Added Basterd Sword as item (quite dumb, it IS in the walkthrough)
      Done the church 'checklist' of Europe
      Checked every port on '2am' items, check!
      Revised Pietro's walkthrough
      Cleaned up some more crap (I even removed some parts)
      Did some layout changes to make it more clear (chapter split-up)
      Added trade route
      Added some additional info to mutliple parts
      Done a mate runthrough again, hopefully it is 100% correct now
     23. Copyright Info
     (c) This document is copyrighted by Mike Groels.
     All rights reserved. Nothing from this document may be pluralised, saved in
     an automatic database or being published, in what way or form so-ever, either
     electronical, mechanical, by photocopies, recordings or in any other way,
     without the permission of the author (that would be me).
     Where the making of copies from this document is permitted based on article
     16b Copyright 1912j' the Decision of June 20, 1974, pc 351, like changed in
     the Decision of August 23, 1985, pc 471, and article 17 Copyright 1912, one
     has to pay the therefor legal indebted compensation to the Foundation
     Reprorecht (Box nr. 882, 1180 AW, Amstelveen, the Netherlands). For copying
     (a) part(s) of this document in anthologies, readers or other works of
     compilation (article 16 Copyright 1912) one has to contact the author.
     In very English:
     This means that you may not publish this document anywhere without
     permission of the author. I WILL take serious action against you, look down
     here, BAD PUBLICITY (also being recognized by GameFaqs.com).
     If you want it on your site, mail to maiic_groels@hotmail.com
     it's almost sure you'll get the permission (...it's just one mail).
     If you see this FAQ on any other page then:
       http://DLH.Net (version 1.95)
     please, also mail me, so I can take action against them.
     Another thing, you may NOT, make profit of this FAQ in any way.
     Please mail me about this, when you are viewing this faq on a site that
     isn't listed, e-mail me, because I WILL be pissed on them.
     Sites that may not contain this faq (ever):
    	http://www.gameunited.com (They said the site was down, crap)
     I've written faqs for:
       PC   -- Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars (also PSX + GBA)
            -- Ultimate Soccer Manager 2 (1996-1997 season)
            -- Uncharted Waters 2: New Horizons (also SNES + Genesis + PSX)
       SNES -- FIFA International SOCCER
     These can be found at:
       (together with some reviews I've written)
    Words: 54.460
    Pages: 128
    - MAYOR LAY-OUT review (anyone ideas?), it's getting all mixed up I guess
    -maybe some more specific storm ideas
    -trade routes (excellent ones)
    -some more info on specific port 'things'
    -'hidden treasures' that are asked by a royalty
    -need still to complete 1 walkthrough (but i'm doing it myself)
    -completing the 'game options', just to have it, not really special
    -General Watch-Outs
    -Scaly Lizard's Story shortened
    -Swordfighting formula?
    -Does type of ship influence seamanship/leadership increases (not for xp)
    -Linkage of ports with other ports (wormholes)
                   Now, it's the END...
                    Or is it? Will it be?

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