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Uncharted Waters manual

UNCHARTED WATERS (Koei)


Instruction Manual


This game is licensed by Nintendo for play on the Nintendo Entertainment
System.

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(C)1991 KOEI Corporation.  All Right Reserved.


SAFETY TIPS

Before beginning Uncharted Waters, please read following:
1) Always turn the power off before inserting or removing the GAME PAK from
   your NES.
2) Do not store game in extreme temperatures.  Never hit or drop it.
3) Avoid touching the terminal connectors.
4) Never attempt to take your GAME PAK apart.
5) Use of cleaning agents can damage the GAME PAK.

WARNING: Do Not Use With Front Or Rear Projection TV
...


          ADVISORY
READ BEFORE USING YOUR NES/SUPER NES
...


PAGE 1: INTRODUCTION
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Uncharted Waters revives a time of romance and adventure; the Age of
Exploration.  In 1502, ten years after the immortal voyage of Columbus, you
assume the role of a young Portuguese captain.  Your goal is to attain glory
and restore honor to your once noble family name.

This will be no easy task.  There are distant shores to seek, pirates to
battle, priceless treasures to plunder, and a beautiful princess to rescue!

You can realize the dreams of a 16th century explorer in your own way.  Play
the part of a merchant and barter for precious treasures.  Or, play the part
of a ruthless pirate and make others pay the price of your fame.  You decide
your own fate when you embark upon the high seas.  Anchors aweigh!

(Signature of Yoichi Erikawa)
Yoichi Erikawa
President Koei Corporation
& The Entire Koei Staff


PAGE 2: TABLE OF CONTENTS
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I. QUICK START.......................................................P3
         Starting Your Adventure - The Controller - Options Menu
II. THE STORY BEHIND THE QUEST.......................................P6
         Main Characters - Your Quest
III. CALLING AT PORTS................................................P9
         Port Display - Port Services - Hints at the Start
         Trade Routes and Markets
IV. NAVIGATING THE SEAS.............................................P12
         Sea Display - Seafaring Information - Beware of Rough Seas!
V. FORTUNE AND FAME.................................................P15
         Gain Fame - Accept Tasks and Rise in Rank
         Hints to Strengthen Your Fleet - Sails and Ships
VI. WAR ON THE HIGH SEAS............................................P22
         War Display - War Commands - 16th Century Guns
VII. DATA AND COMMANDS..............................................P27
VIII. THE AGE OF EXPLORATION........................................P39
         The History Behind Your Quest
         Trading Goods from Distant Lands
WARRANTY


PAGE 3: I. QUICK START
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* STARTING YOUR ADVENTURE
1) Insert the game pak.
2) Turn ON the game system.
3) The story of Uncharted Waters will begin.  Push start to skip past the
   story to the initial menu.
4) Select a New Adventure or Saved Game with the + Button and press A.

If your are starting a new adventure, enter the name of the hero you will
play.  Go to END and press A to set.  If you do not name your character he
will be Leon Franco.

Next, set your hero's abilities.  A list of characteristics and Bonus points
will appear.  You can try for more points as many times as you like.

Now, name your flagship.  If you cannot think of a name, go to END and you
will sail the Hermes.

Once you OK all settings, the story of your hero will begin.  You can hurry
through this part by holding down any control button.  Finally you will arrive
at the port of Lisbon, February 21, 1502.  Your adventure is about to begin!


PAGE 4: I. QUICK START
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Picture yourself on the wharf in Lisbon, a young sailor prepared to face the
vast seas.  Your first vessel, a Latin, is rigged and ready to sail.  Climb
aboard and begin your journey into the seven seas.  Your adventure unfolds
from here...

* THE CONTROLLER
Walk through the streets of Lisbon.  The + button controls your sailor.
Explore any shop or service in the port.  Use button A to talk with the
proprietors.

For instance, you might want to go to the marketplace and buy some sugar.  The
merchant will name his price.  He asks, "Interested Y/N?"  Press A or <- to
answer YES; press B or -> to answer NO.

"How much sugar will ye purchase?" he'll ask.  You can buy as much as your
ship can stock, or as much as you can afford.  Press <- to buy the maximum
amount, or <- a second time for the minimum.  If you have a certain amount in
mind, move to a column (ones, tens, hundreds, etc.) and press up or down to
choose a value from 0-9.  Press A to set your purchase.

As you wander through the port you can take care of your other business just
as you would with the merchant.

See Port Services for information about other places.


PAGE 5: I. QUICK START
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When you are ready to try out your sea legs, go down to the port and meet your
crew.  Make sure your fleet has enough food and water stocked for the voyage
ahead.  Your First Mate will let you know how long you can sail.  Shove off
from port, and with the controller in hand, you are at the helm of your
flagship.

Navigate your ship through the seas with the + button.  Push -> to turn
clockwise, <- to turn counter-clockwise.  When your sails are set in the right
direction push A.

Sailing along the coastline, you are bound to discover hidden ports!  Your
fleet must be adjacent to a port for you to go ashore.  You do not need to
drop anchor before disembarking.

* OPTIONS MENU
At port, the options menu can be accessed by pressing Select.  At sea, press
Select from the sailing menu.  Three commands are available:

SAVE:  to save or quit the game in progress.
SPEED: to change the length of time which messages are displayed on-screen.
MUSIC: to turn the background music ON or OFF.

Whether you save the game or not, you can quit from the command SAVE.  If you
choose to continue play you must exit the options menu before returning to
the game; press B.


PAGE 6: II. THE STORY BEHIND THE QUEST
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* MAIN CHARACTERS

The Hero
"I'll return with a noble name"
The hero of Uncharted Waters.  At 16, he sets sail across the mighty deep in
search of fortune and fame.

Princess Christiana
"I wish him well..."
The daughter of the King of Portugal.  At 14, she secretly follows our hero's
adventures and hopes for his success.

First Mate
"Put a deck under my feet & wind in my sails!
He sailed with the hero's father and has great faith in their new expedition.


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* YOUR QUEST
Your ancestors once enjoyed the luxuries of nobility until disaster reduced
them to poverty and obscurity.  To win Uncharted Waters you must gain fortune
and fame through bold adventures, and restore your family name to honor.

Earn Gold
Start off trading with nearby ports.  Discover where to buy and sell goods
to make the best profit.

Gain Fame
To gain fame on the high seas you must...
1. Invest in distant ports and gain allies for Portugal.
2. Fight Spanish and Turkish fleets.
3. Rescue people in distress.
4. Discover mysterious ports.

Rise in Rank
As your reputation grows the King of Portugal may get word of your travels.
If you can satisfy the King's requests, he will honor you with a new rank.
Keep your eye on the Duke's title!

Prepare for the Worst!
Treat your crew fairly and they will sail you safely through many adventures.
But, as their captain you must be protected.  Your family will never be
restored to glory if you go down with your fleet!  Stock your ships well; your
crew needs energy to maneuver you through turbulent seas.  If you're a true
salt, you should complete your journey before 1522.


PAGE 8: III. CALLING AT PORTS
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* PORT DISPLAY
(Picture of the Port Screen showing the numbers below)

* PORT SERVICES
1. Guild- Barter for information on any nation, or buy special items.
2. Ye Olde Inn- Recruit sailors, listen to gossip or play a game of cards.
3. Marketplace- Buy and sell goods.
4. Palace- Meet with the King or seek out the Princess.
5. Lodge- Look over information about the port or your fleet while you rest.
6. Your Fleet at Dock.
7. Shipyard- Purchase ships and make repairs.
8. Harbor- Stock up your fleet, transfer cargo, or set sail.
9. The Hero.

Before you sail off, visit the port services.  You are welcome to visit any
place as many times as you like in one day, except for Ye Olde Inn, the ship-
yard and the palace.  You will need to rest at the lodge after a call to any
of these three spots.
         See Commands At-a-Glance for a run-down of each command.


PAGE 9: II. CALLING AT PORTS (Note From Me: It was written like that in
                              the manual but it should read: III. Calling..)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
Any good sailor knows how to scrape together a few coins, and you will
need gold to fund your travels.  Start off making a profit by trading.  Here
is a basic plan for your journey.

        Wander about port.
                 |
   Check market prices & trade.
                 |
      Gossip at Ye Olde Inn.
                 |
Stock your ship with food and water.
                 |
             Set Sail.
                 |
          Discover Ports.


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* HINTS AT THE START

The Marketplace
1. You need gold.  Sell the quartz and pepper stocked on board.
2. Buy as much sugar as you can, it's a speciality of Lisbon.  You can sell it
   at a higher rate in another port.

Ye Olde Inn
3. Go to Ye Olde Inn to hear the latest news.  Gossip and have a meal.  Mates
   at the inn may divulge useful information.  Tip the waitress and she may
   gives you a tip in return.  Some ports are more expensive than others.
4. Save before sailing.  You want to save your adventure in case any
   misfortune should befall your fleet at sea.

Harbor
5. Weigh anchor and unfurl the sails!  You're off!  Make sure the ship is
well-stocked for the voyage ahead.  Make use of information you heard at the
inn, or head south along the coast and search for unknown ports.  Find a way
into the Mediterranean Sea!


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                                       III. CALLING AT PORTS)
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* TRADE ROUTES AND MARKETS
The seafaring life can be glorious with the right vessel and a hearty crew.
But in order to build up your fleet you need gold.

Trade Speciality Goods
The quickest way to turn a profit is to trade speciality goods.  Sailors brag
about their adventures at Ye Olde Inn.  If you lend an ear to their gossip,
they may divulge trading secrets to you.  Learn which ports specialize in what
goods, and seek them out.

Watch the Market
Other goods can be traded for a lesser profit than speciality goods.  Watch
the market and determine where to buy and sell goods, such as grain or wool.
The market also keeps track of your deals.  If you overuse a trade route,
prices will start to rise and fall to lessen your chances of making a profit.

Discover New Trade Routes
You cannot make a profit by secluding your fleet to one trade route.  As you
venture into uncharted waters new trade routes will open up to you.  But,
you must find the way to hidden ports first.  Listen at Ye Olde Inn for hints.


PAGE 12: IV. NAVIGATING THE SEAS
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* SEA DISPLAY
(Picture of the Sea Screen and Menu showing the numbers below)

1. Sailing Map
2. Sailing Menu
3. Wind Direction & Velocity (1-8)
4. Current (1-3)
5. Days at Sea
6. Water
7. Food

* SEAFARING INFORMATION
- To access the sailing command menu push button A
- With a sextant you can check your sailing position.  Use Look-Survey to
  calculate your latitude (north-south) and longitude (east-west)
- Each sailing map covers a 5 degrees area.  If you check with a sextant, your
  position will be the same anywhere on a single map.  When you sail into
  waters on another map, your position changes 5 degrees to the north or
  south, east or west.


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- Check current and wind direction to navigate the smoothest route.  Your
  fleet will pick up speed if you sail with the wind at your back.  Sailing
  into the wind will strain the sails and slow you down.
- You can catch a crosswind and sail straight to your destination, but the
  winds change throughout the year.  Catching an ocean current will also
  send your fleet smoothly along.  Currents do not change.
- The fleet will be easier to handle as the Captain gains more sailing
  experience.
- Push Select to access the options menu from sea.


* BEWARE Of ROUGH SEAS!

Typhoons!
If caught in a typhoon, your ship may lose its rudder.  The fleet will drift
with the tide until repairs are made.

Overpowering Current!
Avoid strong ocean currents.  Your fleet could be trapped off a desolate shore
with no hope of escape.  Be steady at the helm when you sail along the
coastline!

Damaged Fleet!
If your fleet is damaged by heavy seas or war, debark at the nearest port and
make repairs at the shipyard.  Otherwise, go ashore somewhere and make repairs
from your lumber supplies.  While ashore, your crew will not eat as much as
they do at sea.  Stock up on (NFM: Page 14 begins really here) lumber before
you set sail again.


PAGE 14: IV. NAVIGATING THE SEAS
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Provisions run out!
Food and water is carried to supply your entire fleet.  If one ship should
run out of provisions it will be supplied from other ships.

If water runs low, go ashore in search of a fresh spring.  The more experience
you have, the easier it is to find water.  Food can only be bought at port.
Stock up on more food than water if you plan to search for a spring
mid-journey.

There are other mysteries of the deep sea yet to be discovered... Beware!


PAGE 15: V. FORTUNE AND FAME
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* GAIN FAME
Your quest is to restore your family name to nobility.  However, gold is the
force behind all you do.

Invest to Gain Allies
When you have extra gold, invest at marketplaces and shipyards.  Investing
will improve the economic and industrial worth of a port, and win its support
for your homeland.  Ports with support over 80% become allies of Portugal.
Stimulating alliances will help you gain fame!

Fight Hostile Fleets
In the Age of Exploration, Portugal, Spain and Turkey (the Ottoman Empire)
struggled for power.  Gain fame by defeating Spanish and Turkish fleets.  As
you grow more powerful your enemies will grow weaker at trade, and the people
of Portugal will praise you for defeating their competitors.  The waitress at
any Ye Olde Inn often has information on your enemies' whereabouts.

- If you prefer the ruthless life of a pirate, you will need great warships
  with which to assail your enemies.  Build up your fleet with cannons and
  experienced crewmen.


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Rescue People in Distress
Many people will rely on your experience to rescue people or secure goods.
You will gain fame if you succeed in fulfilling their requests.  However,
think before you agree to help a stranger in a foreign port...is the task too
difficult for your fleet?  If so, you could lose all that you've worked for
in trying to help them.  If you agree, and then change your mind before
completing a task, your reputation will suffer.

- Once you take on a task, stop by Ye Olde Inn to try and catch some helpful
  hints.

* ACCEPT TASKS AND RISE IN RANK

         Page
          |
        Squire
          |
        Knight
          |
       Baronet
          |
        Baron
          |
       Viscount
          |
        Count
          |
       Marquis
          |
         Duke


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There are 9 noble ranks to achieve.  Step by step you will rise to fame and
glory if you from the King of Portugal.

Royal Requests
When word of your adventures gets back to the King, you will be called home
to take on special tasks.  This is your chance to earn noble ranking!  Through
your efforts, your family may live in splendor again...

If the King is looking for you, return to Lisbon and rush to the palace.  His
Majesty will have a task for you to fulfill.  If you refuse to help, your
fame will wane throughout the kingdom.

* HINTS TO STRENGTHEN YOUR FLEET
At the start of your adventure you are the captain of a Latin.  A Latin is a
sturdy vessel, but it will grow too small for your ambitions.  Build up a
sizeable fleet to carry your goods...and guns!

Find Mates to Navigate
You cannot purchase a new ship if you have no mate to assign as navigator.
Find mates at Ye Olde Inn and try to recruit them.  Marco is a young sailor
and anxious to sail with anyone, but a more seasoned tar like Christopher will
only join a valiant captain.  Up to 10 mates can sail with your fleet.

Buy Used
Early on in your adventure used ships will suit your needs.  Haggle for the


PAGE 18: V. FORTUNE AND FAME
----------------------------
vessel you want at the shipyard.  One of your mates will offer to navigate.
When you buy a used vessel you take on the problems it caused its former
captain.  Put some more gold into repairs to ready it for adventures in new
waters.

Remodeling Ships
There are a number of ways to adorn your ships.  Load guns if you have
ambitions to go to war.  Change sails if your sailing style changes.  Or,
protect ships from storms with figureheads.

Building a New Vessel
Train your mates on small-bodied ships until they have enough experience to
handle larger ships.  Then, when you have enough gold, build a vessel to suit
your needs.  If you need more cargo space for trading, build a merchant ship.
To battle pirates and other enemies, build a warship.

Merchant Ship: Choose a body with a deep hull to carry more goods, and food
for the fleet.  Allow more room for cargo than for weapons and crew.
Warship: Choose a body with a shallow hull for swift battle maneuvers.  Load
as many weapons as possible and a hardy crew.

Update Your Fleet
Updating your fleet can be a tricky business.  Follow these suggestions when
you want to scrap an old ship and buy another:


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1. Go to Ye Olde Inn.  Through Crew-Assign, reduce the crew on the ship you
   will scrap.  The sailors can be split up among other crews.
2. Go to the shipyard.  Sell the empty ship.
3. Purchase a new ship for the fleet.
4. Be sure to bunk men to handle the ship before you set sail again!

- You cannot sell the flagship in which the Captain bunks.  Change your
  flagship while at sea through Order-Personel.

* SAILS AND SHIPS
Whether you seek gold and honor, or adventure and fame, outfit your fleet to
suit your needs.

Sails
  3-Points Sails
     Triangular sails; effective even against strong headwinds.  True skippers
     call them 'lateens.'
  4-Points Sails
     Square sails; propel ship faster than lateens.

With 3-point sails, a warship will handle better in war.  3-points are big
enough for merchant ships travelling in the Mediterranean region, however
4-points are much more powerful for venturing across the ocean.

Ships
  Caravel
     A smaller craft with broad bows, and usually 3 masts, rigged with lateen
     and square sails.


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     The Caravel was the main means of travel and exploration in the 14th
     century.  By the 1400's there were 2 variations on this model, the Latin
     and Redonda.

     Latin
        A small craft, easy to maneuver through the inland seas, rigged with
        lateens.
     Redonda
        A small craft built for speed, usually rigged with square sails.

     Small ships such as the Latin and Redonda do not fare well on the ocean.
     They are suitable for travelling the coastal sea lanes.

  Bergantin
     A small craft with a deep hull sailed by merchants.  The Bergantin
     appears smaller than a Caravel, but in fact has much more storage space
     in the hull.

  Nao
     A mid-sized merchant ship often used to carry the fleet's cargo.  Ocean-


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     bound explorers prefer the Nao to the Carrack.  It is smaller and easier
     to handle.

  Carrack
     A large-bodied ship made to carry heavy artillery.  It sails steadily
     through rough waters.  The high fore and aftercastles of a Carrak were
     typical of war vessels of the 15th century.  Swinging the ship alongside
     the enemy, sailors would storm across the castles for hand-to-hand
     combat at sea.  Christopher Columbus sailed a Carrack, the Santa Maria,
     when he ventured to the Americas.

  Galleons
     A large-scale vessel which requires great skill to maneuver.  It can be
     outfitted with artillery or used peacefully for trade.  The Galleon is
     the ultimate warship.  It towers above other vessels on the seas, and
     can store more guns than any other ship.  one famous Galleon was the
     Mayflower, which the Puritans sailed to North America.


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* WAR DISPLAY
(Picture of the War Screen showing the numbers below)

1. War Map
2. Enemy fleet (Red)
3. Your fleet (Green)
4. Wind Direction and Velocity
5. Remaining turns
6. War Command Menu

- The flagships of each fleet are marked with 4-point sails.  All other ships
  have 3-point sails.

Prime Yer Guns!
Keep a lookout ready to spot menacing fleets in hostile waters.  Enemy fleets
may storm your fleet by surprise, or you can initiate war.  Go into war with
warchips well-armed and handled by experienced crewmen.

In war, you are given a close-up view of the fighting seas.  There are rocky
areas too dangerous for any ship to enter and small islands dotting coastal
regions.  Any ship can maneuver through deep surf, but deep-hulled vessels
cannot enter the shallows.


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Attack by Day
You can only attack, and must finish all wars, by the light of day.  An
hourglass drains, showing the remaining time before sunset.  The Time display
records how many maneuvers you can perform before dark.

* WAR COMMANDS
Move - Position ships to attack
Stop - Maintain position
View - View any ship
Fire - Fire at distant ships
Rush - Storm onto an enemy ship
Flee - Lead fleet away from battle

Some commands require further explanation:

Move
With a cursor on a ship, and a command highlighted in menu, push A.  Point
the arrow (with the + button) to the highlighted space you want to move to,
and push A.  Depending on the direction of the wind and sailing obstacles,
you can move until your mobility points are expended.  Sailing next to a ship,
you can storm aboard and grapple with the enemy.

Stop
Maintain fleet at current position.


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View
Push Select to view statistics for every ship in the opposing fleet.  The top
number represents durability, the bottom number represents crewmen.  Crewmen
are shown in red if there are less than 100 sailors on board.  If there are
more than 100 sailors, a number 1/10 the total crew is displayed.

Fire
Bombard distant ships and hinder their mobility.  this command is only
displayed when a ship loaded with guns is within range of enemy ships.  Spaces
which can be fired upon are highlighted.

Firing Range: GUN..........RANGE........POWER
              Saker........Short........Weak
              Culverin.....Long.........Weak
              Cannon.......Short........Strong

               __    __    __    __
              |xx|__|  |__|  |__|xx|  ss = Ship
              |__|oo|__|  |__|oo|__|  oo and xx = Culverin
              |xx|__|  |__|  |__|xx|  oo = Saker and Cannon
              |__|oo|__|ss|__|oo|__|
              |xx|__|  |__|  |__|xx|
              |__|oo|__|  |__|oo|__|
              |xx|__|  |__|  |__|xx|
              |__|  |__|  |__|  |__|



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Rush
"Board'em me hearties!"
This style of fighting dominated 16th century naval warfare.  Sailors would
board other ships by maneuvering alongside the enemy and storming across the
fore and aftercatles.  This command only appears when you move beside an enemy
ship.

Flee
Retreat your fleet from a perilous battle.  Cowardly navigators may be caught
as you eascape, or disloyal mates may desert your fleet.

Victory!
You will win the battle if you...
- eliminate the crew aboard the enemy flagship.
- force the enemy flagship to retreat.  After a battle, the winner plunders
  the defeated fleet.  War spoils include gold, food, water and sometimes
  valuable treasure!


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* 16th CENTURY GUNS
Whether you plan to restore your family name as a trustworthy merchant or a
ruthless pirate, your flet requires protection.  Guns of the 16th century are
inaccurate and hard to handle.  They fire round ball of iron, or even stone,
in a blast of gun powder and flames.  Depending on the quality of the powder,
the skill of your crewmen and a dip in the waves, larger guns can break enemy
ships into splinters.  Yet firing power and range differs for each type of
gun.  A saker is accurate from roughly 1700 paces, a cannon from 2000, and a
culverin from about 2500 paces.  A weathered captain can guess when his enemy
is in range... Steady as ye fire!


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These brief explanations of data and commands (except war commands) will
help you at the outset of the game.

* DATA
View-Mates
  (&) for hero-only data; (?) for mates-only data

  Category    Max Value   Information          Other
  ----------- ----------- -----------------    -------------------------------
  Yourself                Your Status          The hero is the Captain; mates 
                                               are navigators or crewmen.
  Age                                          Your birthday is in January.
  Rank(&)                 9 ranks to acquire   Fulfill royal requests for
                                               higher ranks.
  Fame(&)     50,000      Reputation in        The King looks for heroes.
                          Portugal
  Gold(&)     60,000      Total Gold           Deposit surplus at palace.
  Loyalty(?)  100         Trust in Captain     Reward your mates.
  Battle Exp              Battle experience    Improves after a war.
  Battle Level            Strength in battle   Increases with experience.
  Sailing Exp             Sailing Experience   Improves while sailing and
                                               after finding ports
  Sailing Level           Sailing skill        Improves with sailing
                                               experience.
  Leadership  100         Ability to lead the
                          fleet                Set these values for your hero
  Strength    100         Determination        at the outset of a new game.
  Wisdom      100         Sense of mission     Courage and Strength are battle
  Courage     100         Bold spirit          qualities; Leadership,
  Intelligence 100        Decision making      Intelligence and Wisdom are
                          ability              Sailing qualities.


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View Fleet

  Category       Information               Other
  -------------- ------------------------- -----------------------------------
  Durability     Strength of ship          Used to gauge flotation.  Depends
                                           on the type of wood used in the
                                           hull.
  Power          Sailing speed             Depends on number and type of sails
  Handling       Strength against head     Depends on number and type of sails
                 winds
  Cargo Load     Amount loaded on board    Larger ships can carry larger
                                           cargos.
  Crewmen        Sailors on board          Larger ships can bunk more sailors.
  Arms           Number and type of arms   A ship can only carry one type of
                 on board                  gun.
  Water, Food    Barrels of water, food    Replenish supplies at port.
  and Lumber     or bales of lumber on     Transfer between ships to make room
                 board                     for other goods.
  Condition      Condition of crew         Depends on food and water rations.

  Crew condition drops when: 1) food or water runs out while sailing;
                             2) you flee from a battle;
                             3) you reduce sailors rations;
                             4) you recruit new mates;


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View-Port
  This information is only available at the lodge

  Category        Max Value Information             Other
  --------------- --------- ----------------------- --------------------------
  Economic Worth  1000      Success at market       Increases with investment.
  Economic
    Investment    60,000    Income from adventurers
  Industrial worth 1000     Success at shipyard     Increases with investments
  Industrial
    Investment    60,000    Income from adventurers
  Support         100%      Which nations are       Depends on investments.
                            supported
  Prices          150%      Port-wide price index   Average 100%.


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Nation Information
  This information in ony available at the guild.

  Category    Max Value Information             Other
  ----------- --------- ----------------------- ------------------------------
  Revenue     60,000    Economic power          Increases as nation gains
                                                allies, and with investment.
  Hostility   100       Animosity for Hero      Affected when hero attacks
                                                Spanish or Turkish fleets,
                                                decreases over time.
  Friendship  100       Friendly ties with      Affects chances to gain allies
                        other nations.          and freely visit certain ports
                                                

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* PORT COMMANDS
  The Guild and Ye Olde Inn

  Guild          Purchase................Buy items
                 Sell....................Sell items
                 Nation information......Pay for news

  Ye Olde Inn    Crew.........Recruit....Recruit crewmen
                              Assign.....Reassign crewmen
                 Find Mates..............Hire mates to navigate
                 Quit Mates..............Fire lazy mates
                 Gossip..................Have dinner and listen for seafarer
                                         news
                 Tip.....................Tip the waitress and listen for news
                 Gamble..................Play Poker or Black Jack


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  Guild Items

  Items          Use
  -------------- ----------------------------------------------------------
  Telescope      Spy on distant fleets and spot ports.
  Sextant        Measure latitude and longitude to calculate position.
  Speculum       Map out your position.
  Amulets        Protect from disaster on the high seas.
  Swords         Gain strength in battle.
  Icons          Fire cannons with accuracy.
  Treasure       Gemmed treasures to present to the Princess.

  Ye Olde Inn Gambling

  Poker........You're up against rogues who play by their own rules, so watch
               your hand!  Drop cards and place your wager.  You can sit in as
               many rounds as you like, unless your opponents decide you've
               won enough from them.
  Black Jack...This dealer won't let tou take advantage of him!  Place your
               bet and work your hand up to 21.


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  The Marketplace, Palace and Lodge

  Marketplace     Sell....................Sell goods
                  Buy.....................Buy goods
                  View Market.............Check rates for specific markets
                  Invest..................Invest to boost economic worth

  Palace          Meet King/Sultan........Meet ruler to view his influence
                                          in other lands
                  Secret Call.............Court the Princess
                  Request..........Funds..Request gold
                                   Crew...Request sailors
                  Savings.................Deposit up to 10,000,000 gold in the
                                          ruler's care.

  Lodge           View.............Mates..Review your status or mates
                                   Fleet..Status of fleet
                                   Port...Port information
                  Lodging.................Spend the night


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  Goods at Market

  Market    Goods                              Location
  --------- ---------------------------------- -------------------------------
  Spice     Pepper, Cinnamon, Nutmeg,          Southeast Asia, The Americas
            Pimento, Cloves
  Food      Olive Oil, Grapes, Sugar,          Europe, The Americas
            Cheese, Grain
  Metals    Gold, Silver                       Africa, Asia
  Gems      Quartz, Coral, Ivory, Pearl        Africa, Middle East,
                                               The Americas
  Textiles  Cotton, Raw Silk, Wool, Cloth,     Europe & distributed throughout
            Silk                               world
  Other     Firearms, Wood, Porcelain,         Europe & distributed throughout
            Artwork, Carpet                    world

  The Palace
  In Lisbon, you will not be allowed on palace grounds before the King assigns
  you a task.  Fulfill the task and you may come and go as you please.  The
  Princess is always interested in your adventures!
  A ruler must grant approval for you to invest in his empire.  This is
  possible in the palaces of Portugal, Spain and Turkey.  Meet with the King
  or Sultan to learn the status of each nation.


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  The Shipyard and Harbor

  Shipyard    Buy........Buy Used Ship....Buy a ship that has seen rough seas
                         Build New Ship...Design a new ship
              Sell........................Sell a ship.  Take all sailors off
                                          and bunk on other ships before sale
                                          (Ye Olde Inn-Crew)
              Fix.........................Make repairs to fleet
              Remodel....Guns.............Buy new guns.  The shipyard master
                                          will buy old guns for 1/2 price.
                         Sails............Change sails
                         Figurehead.......Adorn bow of ship for good luck
                         Rename Ship......Rename for a small fee

  Harbor      Sail...........Shove off for a new adventure.  Be sure to stock
                             up for the voyage ahead
              Restock........Restock water, food and lumber
              Transfer.......Transfer supplies between ships


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* SAILING COMMANDS

  Command     Sub-Command  Use
  ----------- ------------ ---------------------------------------------------
  Move        Direction    Tack to change direction.
              Cast Anchor  Furl the sails and drop anchor.  Use the same
                           command to set sail again.
  Look        Inspect      Send up a lookout with a telescope to spy on a
                           distant fleet or port.
              Survey       Use sextant to calculate your position.
              Negotiate    Exchange news with a nearby fleet.
  Battle                   Attack a nearby fleet under the light of day.
  Debark      Port Call    Pull into harbor.
              Go Ashore    Drop anchor and row to land.
  Information Fleet        View status of fleet.
       (Info) Cargo        Review goods on board.
              Land         You need one special item to view a map of the
                           shoreline.
              Mates        View the status of your mates or yourself.
              Items        Check items in your keep.
  Order       Ration       Change food and water rations for crew.
              Distribute   Reward a mate with a bit o'gold.
              Personnel    Reassign navigators or flagship.
              Dispose      Scuttle a ship in the deep blue.  To scrap
                           flagship, first reassign Captain to another vessel.


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* COMMAND ON SHORE

  Sail..........................Set sail into the mighty deep.
  Fix...........................Use the lumber on board to make repairs to
                                fleet.
  Wait..........................Wait out a fleet from your position.  Push A
                                to give further orders.
  Search........Water...........Search for a fresh spring.
                Treasure........Treasure hunt.  Are you on a specific quest?
  Transfer......Crew............Reassign crewmen to other vessels.
                Cargo...........Transfer any cargo between ships.


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|   ife as a 15th century sailor was not for the weak of heart.  The lure of
|__ sailing into waters never traversed led many brave men to their demises.
Few were fortunate enough to join up with captains who could navigate them
toward riches and fame.

  Many men anxiously awaited a captain with valiant purpose to dock at their
port.  Swaggering down to the wharf they eagerly studied the captain's fleet.
Was it headed for the vast & open sea?  What kind of guns were loaded?  Were
the sails weathered enough for easy handling?  All these questions figured
into their hopes for the voyage ahead.

  Once the fleet set sail, the crewmen faced the challenges of life on an
ever-churning sea.  Climbing up into the rigging, they set the mainmast and
topgallants as the ship swung them from side to side far above the deck.  When
the sails caught the wind, the ship pounded its bow deep into the waves to
spring forth across the seas.  Waves crashed with each blow, spraying the
dauntless crewmen.

  The thrill of the thunderous seas wore off as the ships exited familiar
waters.  Dread of the unknown passed over the ship and the sailors longed for
what little comforts they were allowed.  Never mind dry clothes or a basin
of clean bath water.  Those were impossibilities when surrounded by an endless
supply of salt water.  And, food rations grew smaller than (NFM: Page 41
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(Picture of a young man standing on a cliff, holding a sword and looking at
an endless sea)


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  Day to day the sailors were fed salted meat and biscuit.  Occasionally they
were allowed a ration of beans or peas, or perhaps some hot gruel if the cook
deprived everyone of a bit of water for the pot.  A sailor could subsist for
some time on this kind of diet, but with difficulties.  Lack of variety in
their diet led to dreaded deep sea diseases such as yellow jack, typhus,
scurvy, and violent seasickness.

  Despite these hardships, the seafaring life was glorious and full of riches
if a sailor hooked up with a determined captain.  The coastal sea lanes around
Europe were well-traversed by merchants.  For a while, the fleet of the
Ottoman Empire (Turkey) controlled the Mediterranean routes.  However, as
trade by sea became more prevalent, Spain and Portugal appeared on the scene.

  In Portugal, Prince Henry the Navigator (1394-1460) helped finance ambitious
captains, although he himself never navigated a journey.  Sailors were anxious
to join noble fleets which sailed under the King's flag.  They would be
handsomely rewarded if they returned with proof of landings in foreign lands.

  Despite fear of the unknown, the tale of Prester John prompted many
navigators to venture into uncharted waters.  Rumor had it that Prester John
ruled over 72 states of a land devoted to Christianity.  Many men sailed out
under the auspices of the church to find this legendary kingdom.


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(picture of a vessel confronting a sea storm.  In the foreground, you can see
an opened captain's journal with ripped pages and a spilled glass of wine.)


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  In effect, the legend of Prester John led to the discovery of distant lands.
In 1488, Bartholomeu Dias sailed southward from Europe to battle the
treacherous seas off the west coast of Africa.  Long into the voyage, all food
went bad and the water supply was deplete.  After sailing for many days
without provisions they finally landed at the southern most tip of Africa,
naming their landing points the Cape of Good Hope.

  More celebrated are the voyages of Christopher Columbus and Vasco da Gama.
In 1492, Columbus' well-known discovery of a vast land to the west, which he
claimed was India, was one of the greatest navigating victories yet.  Amerigo
Vespucci later renamed his discovery as the Americas.  Then in 1497, Vasco da
Gama returned to Portugal with spices and dyes, proving he had landed and
traded in India.  Having navigated the path to the east, he opened up a new
trade route for Europe.

  Under the command of any of these valiant captains, sailors were sure to
reap riches and fame by the end of a tiresome voyage.  Prompted by their
desire for a more luxurious life, sailing merchants strove to open quicker
and cheaper trade routes.  Their competitive adventures were the inspiration
behind trade on the high seas.


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(picture of a vessel pulling into a port harbor)


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  Life changed for Europeans when Vasco da Gama opened up a trade route to
India.  Confined until then to salting to preserve meats and fish, Indian
spices introduced an entirely new range of flavor.

Pepper
An Indian spice.  Pepper became a highly valued medium of trade between east
and west when introduced in Europe.

Cinnamon
The dried out bark of the cinnamon tree.  The trees grew up to 30 feet tall
in the climate of Ceylon and the Seychelle Islands.

Nutmeg
The dried seed of the nutmeg tree.  Imported to Europe from the distant Spice
Islands.


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Pimento
Type of red pepper found in the tropical zone of the Americas.  First
introduced to Europe by Columbus, it gradually spread eastward with trade.

Clove
Dried flower buds valued for their sweet flavor and aroma.  Clove existed as
a main medium of trade for many years.


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Note From Me: The game comes with a sheet with informations on it such as
maps.  Here's a rundown of what is on this sheet.

Recto: There's a map of Europe that take all the recto side of the sheet.
       The map shows these things:
       Kingdoms: - Portugal (to the west of Spain)
                 - Spain (westmost peninsula, over Africa)
                 - France (over Spain)
                 - England (islands over France)
                 - Holy Roman Empire (to the east of France)
                 - Venetian Republic (under Holy Roman Empire)
                 - Ottoman Empire (to the east of Holy Roman Empire)
                 - Naples (south of Italy)

       Ports: - Lisbon (in Portugal, near Atlantic ocean)
              - Sevilla (in Spain, near Atlantic ocean)
              - London (in England, near the North sea)
              - Antwerpen (in Holy Roman Empire, near the North sea)
              - Hamburg (in Holy Roman Empire, near the North Sea)
              - Marseille (in France, near Mediterranean sea)
              - Genova (under the Holy Roman Empire, near Mediterranean sea)
              - Venezia (Venetian Republic, near Mediterranean sea)
              - Napoli (in Naples, near Mediterranean sea)
              - Tunis (in Africa, near Mediterranean sea)
              - Istanbul (in Ottoman Empire, near the Black Sea)

Verso: There's a map that says: Map of the known world.  It is a map that
       shows all the continent of the world.
       There's another map that says: Trade Routes with Portugal.  This one
       shows these informations:
       Ports: - Lisbon (in Portugal, near Atlantic ocean)
              - Verde 1445 (west of Africa, near Atlantic ocean)
              - Cape Town 1488 (south of Africa)
              - Sofala (east of Africa, near Madagascar island)
              - Mozambique (east of Africa, near Madagascar island)
              - Mombasa (east of Africa, near Indian ocean)
              - Hormuz 1515 (in Iran, near Persic Golf)
              - Diu (in India, near Oman sea)
              - Goa 1510 (in India, near Oman sea)
              - Calicut 1498 (in India, near Oman sea)
              - Ceylon (on Sri Lanka island, south of India)
              - Malacca 1511 (south of Asia)
              - Ternate 1512 (north of Australia)
              - Amboma (north of Australia)
              - Macao 1557 (in China, near Hong Kong)
              - Nagasaki 1550 (in Japan)
              (Dates represent the year in which trade opened up to Portugal)
       Specialities: - Silver (Japan)
                     - Pepper (Indonesia)
                     - Gold (east and west Africa)
                     - Lumber (east Africa)
                     - Gems (east Africa, south Asia)
                     - Ivory (east Africa, west Africa, south Asia)
                     - Sugar (Portugal, south Asia)
                     - Carpet (Iran, China)
                     - Wool (Iran, China)
                     - Cinnamon (India, south Asia)
                     - Cotton Cloth (India)
                     - Silk (China, Iran)
                     - Clove & Nutmeg (Indonesia)
       
       There's a Captain's Journal that states: "Make copies of this page to
       log all your travels."
       Here's what you can find in this page:
       - Name of captain
       - Date, Position (longitude, latitude), Gold on hand
       - Observances

       - Port of
       - Neutral or ally
       - Position
       - Services (Market, Shipyard, Inn, Lodge, Guild, Palace)
       - Monuments
       - Market Rates (Date, Prices: %, Product, Buying, Selling)

       - Port of
       - Ashore
       - Set sail
       - Product, price, purchase, profit = total profit
       - Product, price, purchase, payment = total payment
       - Gold on hand
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