Capt. Aki-Chans Adventures


A tale Of 3 pirates Aelita and Me! (Part .11) Capt.Aki's tour


A tale of 3 pirates Aelita and Me!  (Part.11) Capt.Aki's tour



 Captain-Aki-Chan hasn't had much adventure these days because she is currently gaining battle level just enough for her to get her Xebec license unknowingly leveling-up in Stockholm would be a grand adventure.
 when 3 pirates planned to attack her.

 We all know what happened when Captain-Aki-Chan decided to bully someone.  She ended up being a pirate and wasn't too pleased with it. She even warned other players what would happen if you decide to be one and have such a low battle level. 

 So there I was by my lonesome self being all bored and sinking vikings and privateers one by one and resupplying in Stockholm . Then suddenly by the side shores or Stockholm as I left town there were two pirates. Oh nos! they attacked captain Aki-chan! but since she was close to town she ran back >.<" with two pirates and a decent battle level of 20-30 Captain-Aki-Chans level 18 battle was just enough to defend herself and flee!

And so staring out of Stockholm harbor I waited for them to go away with another dutch player. all he kept saying was dangerous.... dangerous..... Hmmm O.K I will just wait for them to go away but they didn't so I tried to move away from town bit they reacted!. ooops! seems they aren't going to go anywhere soon. So I waited some more.....

then suddenly one of them PMed me. his name was Franky

Franky> Tell your armada friends that they want a taste of EIC ships (Or something like that Blah Blah!)
Aika> O.K pls wait

(there were a few more exchange in words and stuff I dont remember I was so sleepy it was 1AM)

So the real fun begins Aelita only the greatest pirate player in the game she can even kick Jacksons butt yay!

Aelita> Im OMW

Aika> O.K he says hes in Danzig

after a few min waiting and PMing Franky we finally caught up with him in Danzig. Alita was able to see him outside and attacked him! but he ran away!. and Aelita was blocked by NPC pirates Darn it!!. But there is no hiding from the greatest pirate since she had search skills  we cornered him in Visby he was all alone now so we had a nice chat about how it wasn't fare that he was only level 27 and Aelita was 50 hmmm I was only 18 when they attacked me >.<" and so I said O.K 3 of you can tag-team. Aelita said for me to go out of the town. Unknowingly he did plan to attack with his other buddies since they were already outside waiting as I left town. Hmm so that's were all the fun began!!!

Soon after leaving the town we moved a bit to open seas we waited for them to approach!

Yup its three against two and me being the lowest level

 The battle begun! we planted mines then suddenly Aelita dashes! forward ignoring the enemy's cannons

errr I took pictures :D

 I less than a minute two of them were sunk!
The Ice melted and the Shark broke his teeth against Aelita's burning fury!
 Aelita made sure she personally meet Franky on his ship but he ran away. So she decided to just blow him away

 It all ended in less than 5 minutes but was a tremendous amount of fun! I'm not angry with the EIC or MTC for shooting me at the rear and trying to sink me I guess these three were acting on their own.

But to make the same mistake will only unleash Armada Fury! Aelita is a member of the Spanish Armada and currently the Number 1 pirate ^^, we have other strong members too but they prefer not to be pirates

Before leaving them I left then an important message

Be good now!

It's fun to make friends and dangerous to make enemies


So Franky and me are friends now ^_^



Istanbul: The largest turkey! (Part.10) Capt.Aki's tour



 I traveled to the land named after a big chicken! I always wondered where they got the name of the place.  And what sort of place it is its a dangerous place to get too but curiosity gets the best of me all the time.


Istanbul (Turkish: İstanbul), historically known as Constantinople it is the largest city in Turkey and 5th largest city proper in the world , also making it the second largest metropolitan area in Europe by population, and the largest metropolitan city proper. stanbul is also a megacity, as well as the cultural, economic, and financial centre of Turkey. The city covers 39 districts of the Istanbul province. It is located on the Bosphorus Strait and encompasses the natural harbour known as the Golden Horn, in the northwest of the country.

It extends both on the European (Thrace) and on the Asian (Anatolia) sides of the Bosphorus, and is thereby the only metropolis in the world that is situated on two continents. Istanbul is a designated alpha world city.

By the 19th century, the city had acquired a number of names used by either foreigners or Turks. Europeans often used Stamboul alongside Constantinople to refer to the whole of the city, but Turks used the former name only to describe the historic peninsula between the Golden Horn and the Sea of Marmara. Pera was used to describe the area between the Golden Horn and the Bosphorus, but Turks also used the name Beyoğlu, which is still in use today. However, with the Turkish Postal Service Law of 28 March 1930, the Turkish authorities formally requested foreigners to adopt İstanbul, a name in existence since the 10th century, as the sole name of the city within their own languages.

 Born in Karaman he travelled to İstanbul to study in the medrese founded by Mahmut Pasha. Later on, he worked as a teacher in the medrese. Being a man of letters, in various occasions he acted as a consultant to sultan. He contributed to the kanunname of Mehmet II, a series of laws regularizing the Ottoman Empire. He also helped the sultan in writing letters of high literary value to Akkoyunlu sultan Uzun Hasan.

The skills that can be learned from Kara Mehmet are.       

Biology (Skill)  
5,000 Ducats

He can be located East of Istanbul

  Sadly Rossana is a generic NPC tho I like how her charter model is maid. I wish I had the same clothes as her.

  The skills that can be learned from    Rossana are.       

     30,000 Ducats

She can be located south of Istanbul

  The Süleymaniye Mosque (Turkish: Süleymaniye Camii) is an Ottoman imperial mosque located on the second Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the second largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul.

The Süleymaniye Mosque was built on the order of Sultan Süleyman (Süleyman the Magnificent) "was fortunate to be able to draw on the talents of the architectural genius of Sinan Pasha" (481 Traditions and Encounters: Brief Global History). The construction work began in 1550 and the mosque was finished in 1558.
This "vast religious complex called the Süleymaniye...blended Islamic and Byzantine architectural elements. It combines tall, slender minarets with large domed buildings supported by half domes in the style of the Byzantine church Hagia Sofia (which the Ottomans converted into the mosque of Aya Sofya)" (481 Traditions and Encounters: Brief Global History).

 The design of the Süleymaniye also plays on Suleyman's self-conscious representation of himself as a 'second Solomon.' It references the Dome of the Rock, which was built on the site of the Temple of Solomon, as well as Justinian's boast upon the completion of the Hagia Sophia: "Solomon, I have surpassed thee!" The Süleymaniye, similar in magnificence to the preceding structures, asserts Suleyman's historical importance. The structure is nevertheless smaller in size than its older archetype, the Hagia Sophia.

The Süleymaniye was ravaged by a fire in 1660 and was restored by Sultan Mehmed IV. Part of the dome collapsed again during the earthquake of 1766. Subsequent repairs damaged what was left of the original decoration of Sinan (recent cleaning has shown that Sinan experimented first with blue, before turning red the dominant color of the dome).

During World War I the courtyard was used as a weapons depot, and when some of the ammunition ignited, the mosque suffered another fire. Not until 1956 was it fully restored again.

I did not find any chickens nor turkeys here but it is said the best place to get them is just close by

The Curios Captain-Aki-Chan


Athens: A city worshiped by gods and people  (Part.9) Capt.Aki's tour


Athens is one of the oldest cites and the world and that means it also has the oldest treasures its time for me to get rich!  

  Athens ( /ˈæθɪnz/; Modern Greek: Αθήνα, Athina, IPA: [aˈθina], Katharevousa: Ἀθῆναι, Athine, Ancient Greek: Ἀθῆναι, Athēnai (plural)), the capital and largest city of Greece, dominates the Attica periphery; as one of the world's oldest cities, its recorded history spans around 3,400 years.

 Classical Athens was a powerful city-state. A center for the arts, learning and philosophy, home of Plato's Academy and Aristotle's Lyceum, it is widely referred to as the cradle of Western civilization and the birthplace of democracy, largely due to the impact of its cultural and political achievements during the 5th and 4th centuries BC on the rest of the then known European continent.

 The heritage of the classical era is still evident in the city, represented by a number of ancient monuments and works of art, the most famous of all being the Parthenon, widely considered a key landmark of early Western civilization. The city also retains a vast variety of Roman and Byzantine monuments, as well as a smaller number of remaining Ottoman monuments projecting the city's long history across the centuries. Landmarks of the modern era are also present, dating back to 1830 (the establishment of the independent Greek state), and taking in the Hellenic Parliament (19th century) and the Athens Trilogy consisting of the National Library of Greece, the Athens University and the Academy of Athens. Athens was the host city of the first modern-day Olympic Games in 1896

 In Ancient Greek, the name of Athens was: Ἀθῆναι [atʰɛ̑ːnaɪ], related tο name of the goddess Athena (Attic Ἀθηνᾶ [atʰɛːnȃː] and Ionic Ἀθήνη [a'tʰɛ:nɛ:]). The city's name was in the plural, like those of Θῆβαι (Thēbai), Μυκῆναι (Mukēnai), and Δελφοί (Delphoi).
An etiological myth explaining how Athens acquired this name was well known amongst ancient Athenians and even became the theme of the sculpture on the West pediment of the Parthenon. Both Athena and Poseidon requested to be patrons of the city and to give their name to it, so they competed with one another for the honor, offering the city one gift each. Poseidon produced a salt water spring by striking the ground with his trident, symbolizing naval power. Athena created the olive tree, symbolizing peace and prosperity. The Athenians, under their ruler Cecrops, accepted the olive tree and named the city after Athena.

 Martinengo - Ooops! a generic NPC since there are several Martinengo from a composer to a General I have no Idea which one this is since he has a common name for the era.

The skills that can be learned from Martinengo are.       

Salvic (Languge)  
4,000 Ducats
Salvage  (Skill)
8,000 Ducats

 He can be found right on the center of Athens

 Jean Parisot de Valette (born in 1494[?]; died in Malta, 21 August 1568) was born into a noble family in Quercy. He was a Knight of St. John, joining the order in the Langue de Provence, and fought with distinction against the Turks at Rhodes. As Grand Master, Valette became the Order's hero and most illustrious leader, commanding the resistance against the Ottomans at the Great Siege of Malta in 1565, widely regarded as one of the greatest sieges of all time. He became Grand Master of the Knights Hospitaller on 21 August 1557.

   The skills that can be learned from La Valette are.       
Swordplay (Skill)  
8,000 Ducats
Assault  (Skill)
30,000 Ducats
Tactics  (Skill)
10,000 Ducats

After the great siege, he commissioned the construction of the new city of Valletta in 1566, laying the first stone with his own hands. This took place on the slopes of Mount Sciberras, where the flower of the Turkish army had died whilst trying to storm Fort St. Elmo, a fort which the Turks thought would fall within three or four days, but which, due to the bravery of the defenders, held out for 30 days.

The Parthenon
   The Parthenon (Ancient Greek: Παρθενών) is a temple in the Athenian Acropolis, Greece, dedicated to the Greek goddess Athena, whom the people of Athens considered their protector. Its construction began in 447 BC and was completed in 438 BC, although decorations of the Parthenon continued until 432 BC. It is the most important surviving building of Classical Greece, generally considered to be the culmination of the development of the Doric order. Its decorative sculptures are considered some of the high points of Greek art. The Parthenon is regarded as an enduring symbol of Ancient Greece and of Athenian democracy and one of the world's greatest cultural monuments. 

No Luck

 Athens really didn't have much to offer all the ruins were already cleared out!. and all they had were odd jobs not worth of my keen adventuring skills so off I go wherever the wind may take me! 


Capt.-Aki - Chan


Amsterdam: A dam in the river Amstel  (Part.8) Capt.Aki's tour


Egypt was full of sand and caravans merchants crossed great deserts to travel to India and trade speaking of merchants I heard that there's a place up north where everyone makes lots of money and an expert in trading goods boy I'm so poor now I need a masters advice! 

Amsterdam - Is the capital and largest city of the Netherlands, The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country. It comprises the northern part of the Randstad, the sixth-largest metropolitan area in Europe.
Its name is derived from Amstellerdam, indicative of the city's origin: a dam in the river Amstel. Settled as a small fishing village in the late 12th century, Amsterdam became one of the most important ports in the world during the Dutch Golden Age, a result of its innovative developments in trade. During that time, the city was the leading center for finance and diamonds 
Some people say I am as pretty as a diamond!
The Amsterdam Stock Exchange, the oldest stock exchange in the world, is located in the city center. Amsterdam's main attractions, including its historic canals, the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum, Stedelijk Museum, Hermitage Amsterdam, Anne Frank House, its red-light district, and its many cannabis coffee shops.
Even Pirates go to Amsterdam to look around the market
  The 17th century is considered Amsterdam's Golden Age, during which it became the wealthiest city in the world. Ships sailed from Amsterdam to the Baltic Sea, North America, and Africa, as well as present-day Indonesia, India, Sri Lanka, and Brazil, forming the basis of a worldwide trading network. Amsterdam's merchants had the largest share in both the Dutch East India Company and the Dutch West India Company. These companies acquired overseas possessions that later became Dutch colonies. Amsterdam was Europe's most important point for the shipment of goods and was the leading Financial Centre of the world.In 1602, the Amsterdam office of the Dutch East India Company became the world's first stock exchange by trading in its own shares.

Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus (October 28, 1466 – July 12, 1536), sometimes known as Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam, was a Dutch Renaissance humanist and a Catholic priest and theologian. His scholarly name Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus comprises the following three elements: the Latin noun desiderium ("longing" or "desire"; the name being a genuine Late Latin name); the Greek adjective ἐράσμιος (erásmios) meaning "desired", and, in the form Erasmus, also the name of a St. Erasmus of Formiae; and the Latinized adjectival form for the city of Rotterdam (Roterodamus = "of Rotterdam").

Erasmus was a classical scholar who wrote in a "pure" Latin style and enjoyed the sobriquet "Prince of the Humanists." He has been called "the crowning glory of the Christian humanists." Using humanist techniques for working on texts, he prepared important new Latin and Greek editions of the New Testament. These raised questions that would be influential in the Protestant Reformation and Catholic Counter-Reformation. He also wrote The Praise of Folly, Handbook of a Christian Knight, On Civility in Children, Copia: Foundations of the Abundant Style, Julius Exclusus, and many other works.

The skills that can be learned from Erasmus are.       

Theology (Skill)  
8,000 Ducats
English  (Language)
1,000 Ducats
Archeology   (Skill)   
1,500 Ducats

I don't think he likes to joke.

The Bicker family was one of the oldest patrician families of Amsterdam - consisting of Andries' father Gerrit, a grain merchant and beer brewer, and his three brothers, Jacob, Jan and Cornelis, had a firm grip on world trade, trading on the East, the West, the North and the Mediterranean. (His uncle Laurens Bicker was one of the first to trade on Guinea and seized four Portuguese ships in 1604).

In 1646, seven members of the Bicker family, called the Bicker's league, simultaneously held some political position or other. The Bickers provided silver and ships to Spain, and were very much interested in ending the Eighty Years War. This brought them in conflict with the stadtholder, some provinces, like Zeeland and Utrecht, and the Reformed preachers.

  The skills that can be learned from Bicker are.       

Weapons Trading (Skill)  
15,000 Ducats
Wares Trading  (Skills)
1,000 Ducats
Fishing   (Skill)   
3,000 Ducats

WOW! I got to meet a famous adventurer

Gerardus Mercator (5 March 1512 – 2 December 1594) was a Flemish cartographer. He was born in Rupelmonde in the County of Flanders. He is remembered for the Mercator projection world map, which is named after him. This proved very useful to many later explorers.

  Mercator was born Gerard de Kremer or de Cremer in the Flemish town of Rupelmonde to parents from Gangelt in the Duchy of Jülich. "Mercator" is the Latinized form of his name. It means "merchant". He was educated in 's-Hertogenbosch by the famous humanist Macropedius and at the University of Leuven. Despite Mercator's fame as a cartographer, his main source of income came through his craftsmanship of mathematical instruments. In Leuven, he worked with Gemma Frisius and Gaspar Myrica from 1535 to 1536 to construct a terrestrial globe, although the role of Mercator in the project was not primarily as a cartographer, but rather as a highly skilled engraver of brass plates. Mercator's own independent map-making began only when he produced a map of Palestine in 1537; this map was followed by another—a map of the world (1538) -- and a map of Flanders (1540). During this period he learned Italic script because it was the most suitable type of script for copper engraving of maps. He wrote the first instruction book of Italic script published in northern Europe.

The skills that can be learned from Mercator are.       
Geography  (Skill)  
5,000 Ducats
Surveying  (Skills)
4,000 Ducats
Portuguese   (Language)   
1,000 Ducats

The Reguliersgracht -  in Amsterdam the canal with its canal houses is part of the second phase of the canal, which was built from 1658. It was initially intended that no moat, but a street would be. In 1664 the canal was ready for building. Reguliersgracht is named after the Regular Friary from 1394 to 1532 outside the Regular gate stood approximately at the site where the Utrechtsestraat and Keizersgracht intersect. The Regular Monastery is an engraving from 1760 by Jan Wagenaar clearly visible.
The canal started at the current Reguliersbreestraat. The part of the Herengracht in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries muted. Here we are now Thorbeckeplein.

I tried to make some money but it seems no one was interested in my wares. I have no idea why ?!? Oh well I guess maybe because I have a heart of an adventurer rather than a mind of a merchant its time for me to sail away wherever I may end up next.




Cairo:  The City of a Thousand Minarets (Part.7) Capt.Aki's tour


After discovering Columbus treasure I decided that I had enough of sailing and would want to go tomb raiding so I traveled to where else but Cairo from the sea to somewhere dry. And I needed to hike I think all that eating made me gain some weight.

 Cairo (pronounced /ˈkaɪroʊ/); Arabic: القاهرة‎ al-Qāhira, literally "The Vanquisher" or "The Conqueror") is the capital of Egypt, the largest city in Africa and the Arab World, and one of the most densely populated cities in the world. Nicknamed "The City of a Thousand Minarets" for its preponderance of Islamic architecture, Cairo has long been a center of the region's political and cultural life. Even before Cairo was established in the 10th century, the land composing the present-day city was the site of national capitals whose remnants remain visible in parts of Old Cairo. Cairo is also associated with Ancient Egypt due to its proximity to the Great Sphinx and the pyramids in adjacent Giza.
   Egyptians today often refer to Cairo as Maṣr (Arabic: مصر‎), the Arabic pronunciation of the name for Egypt itself, emphasizing the city's continued role in Egyptian influence. Cairo has the oldest and largest film and music industries in the Arab World, as well as the world's second-oldest institution of higher learning, al-Azhar University. Many international media, businesses, and organizations have regional headquarters in the city, and the Arab League has had its headquarters in Cairo for most of its existence.
   Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghawri (Arabic: الأشرف قانصوه الغوري‎) was the last of the Mamluk Sultans. One of the last of the Burji dynasty, he reigned from 1501 to 1516.On the disappearance of Sultan Al-Adil Sayf ad-Din Tuman bay I, it was not till after some days that the choice of the Emirs and Mamluks fell upon Al-Ashraf Qansuh al-Ghawri. 

  As Circassian slave, he had served Sultan Al-Ashraf Sayf al-Din Qaitbay; was over forty before he was raised to independence as Emir of ten; and then, rapidly promoted to command of Tarsus, Aleppo and Malatia, he became Emir of a thousand, Chamberlain of the Court, and chief Vizier. At first he declined the throne; but being pressed by the Emirs, who swore faithful service, he at last consented. He was now 60 years of age; but, still firm and vigorous, soon showed the Emirs that he was not to be overruled by any of them. 

The skills that can be learned from Qansuh are.       
Fabric Treading  (Skill)  30,000 Ducats
First Aid  (Skill)
30,000 Ducats
Seasoning Trading   (Skill)   
4,000 Ducats

Actual mosque may differ in real life :D
  Al-Azhar Mosque (Arabic: جامع الأزهر‎ Gāma` al-Azhar, "mosque of the most resplendent") is a mosque in Islamic Cairo in Egypt. Al-Mu‘izz li-Dīn Allāh of the Fatimid Caliphate commissioned its construction for the newly established capital city in 970. Its name is usually thought to allude to the Islamic prophet Muhammad's daughter Fatimah, a revered figure in Islam who was given the title az-Zahra (the shining one). It was the first mosque established in Cairo, a city that has since gained the nickname "the city of a thousand minarets."

Forget Dieting

 "Hmmm all this sand and heat made me want to go somewhere a bit cooler I wonder where I'll end up next"





Lisbon: The first true world city (Part.6) Capt.Aki's tour


After my failed attempt on the Columbus event I sailed back to my first stop Lisbon had a short break and took in some sights. Not much to eat in Lisbon but I'm glad to be back all I had on my way back to Europe were BaBa's papayas 


  Lisbon: (Portuguese: Lisboa; Portuguese pronunciation: [liʒˈboɐ]) is the capital and largest city of Portugal, Lisbon is recognized as an alpha city because of its importance in finance, commerce, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education, and tourism. It is one of the major economic centers on the continent, with a growing financial center and the largest/second largest container port in the "Europe's Atlantic coast

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world. Julius Caesar made it a municipium called Felicitas Julia, adding to the name Olissipo. Ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the fifth century, it was captured by the Moors in the eighth century. In 1147, the Crusaders under Afonso Henriques reconquered the city for the Christians and since then it has been a major political, economic, and cultural center of Portugal. Unlike most capital cities, Lisbon's status as the capital of Portugal has never been granted or confirmed officially – by statute or in written form. Its position as the capital has formed through constitutional convention, making its position as de facto capital a part of the Constitution of Portugal

Baldy is a generic NPC

   President Baldi - Sadly my first stop was a dud Mr.Baldi here is a generic NPC since he has no first name there doesn't seem to be a president Baldi in Google too this guy is a poser!

The Skills that can be learned from
President Baldi are.

Mineral Trading  (Skill)  
8,000 Ducats
Food Trading  (Skill)
7,000 Ducats
Italian  (Language)
1,000 Ducats

If anyone can tell me who this guy is I'll gladly update the info.

The Gods must be crazy

Nzinga Mbemba (c. 1456 - 1542 or 1543), also known as King Afonso I was a ruler of the Kingdom of Kongo in the first half of the 16th century. He reigned over the Kongo Empire from 1509 to late 1542 or 1543.

After the arrival of the Portuguese, Afonso was assigned to rule Kongo's northern province of Nsundi where he was accompanied by a number of Portuguese priests. He was successful in his rule there, extending Nsundi's borders north of the Congo River. According to Afonso's account of events, his father lost interest in Christianity toward the end of his reign. Afonso, on the other hand, became a devout Christian. Intrigues at court, caused the king to doubt his son, and he was deprived of his province. Eventually Afonso regained his father's trust and was returned to the province.

The Skills that can be learned from
Nzinga Mbemba are.

Collection  (Skill)   
4,000 Ducats
Fishing  (Skill)
3,000 Ducats
Swahili  (Language)
10,000 Ducats

Another one! Lisbon is full of them

Admiral Diaz - This guy is another random NPC I can't even imagine how many admiral Diaz is there during this era.

The Skills that can be learned from
Admiral Diaz are.

Surveying  (Skill)   
4,000 Ducats
Rowing  (Skill)
5,000 Ducats
Spanish  (Language)
1,000 Ducats


   Belem - Saint Jeronimos Monastery  Magnificent Portuguese monument in Belem - beautiful example of late European Gothic and Portuguese Manueline architecture. Built in shimmering white limestone adding to Lisbon's reputation as the White City. Belem
white city Exquisite maritime motifs in cloisters and church pillars recalling Portugal's maritime history. Vast church with carved tombs including Queen Catarina Filipa of Castile resting on marble elephants. The tusks were made from first ivory brought back from India. Beautiful tombs of National Poet Camoes and famous Portuguese Explorer Vasco da Gama. Lisbon History

   The Castle of São Jorge (Portuguese: Castelo de São Jorge; Portuguese pronunciation: [kɐʃˈtɛlu dɨ sɐ̃w̃ ˈʒɔɾʒ(ɨ)]) is a moorish castle that occupies a commanding position overlooking the city of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, and the broad Tagus River (Portuguese: Rio Tejo) beyond. The strongly-fortified citadel, which, in its present configuration, dates from medieval times, is located atop the highest hill in the historic center of the city. The castle is one of the main historical and touristic sites of Lisbon. Although the first fortifications on this Lisbon hilltop are known to be no older than the second century BC, archaeological research has shown that humans have occupied the site since the sixth century BC, and possibly earlier. The hill was employed in early times by indigenous Celtic tribes, and others, probably Phoenicians, Greeks, and Carthaginians, have also left their cultural footprints there. Afterwards, Roman, Suebic, Visigothic, and Moorish settlers lived where the castle now stands.

I'm headed back to Seville to get my port passes and heading back to Havana Captain Aki-Chan isn't one who gives up easily!




Pisa: And the tilting tower! (Part.5) Capt.Aki's tour



"Leaving Marseilles I heard that further to the east there's a place called Pizza they serve great Pizza and you can enjoy eating Pizza while staring at their great leaning tower made of Pizza and called the leaning tower of Pizza yummy!!! "

And so I set sail as far as I could to adventure!!!

Pisa (English pronunciation: /ˈpiːzə/; Italian pronunciation: [ˈpisa]) is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy, on the right bank of the mouth of the River Arno on the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its Leaning Tower.
 The city is also home of the University of Pisa, which has a history going back to the 12th century.

It is said that the apple fell on Newton's head, but it was Galileo who planted the tree. And Aki-Chan Suggested it
Galileo Galilei (Italian pronunciation: [ɡaliˈlɛo ɡaliˈlɛi]; 15 February 1564 – 8 January 1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy," the "father of modern physics," the "father of science,"and "the Father of Modern Science." Stephen Hawking says, "Galileo, perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science."

 The motion of uniformly accelerated objects, taught in nearly all high school and introductory college physics courses, was studied by Galileo as the subject of kinematics. His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter (named the Galilean moons in his honor), and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked in applied science and technology, inventing an improved military compass and other instruments.
Galileo's championing of Copernicanism was controversial within his lifetime, when a large majority of philosophers and astronomers still subscribed to the geocentric view that the Earth is at the center of the universe. After 1610, when he began publicly supporting the heliocentric view, which placed the Sun at the center of the universe, he met with bitter opposition from some philosophers and clerics, and two of the latter eventually denounced him to the Roman Inquisition early in 1615. In February 1616, although he had been cleared of any offense, the Catholic Church nevertheless condemned heliocentrism as "false and contrary to Scripture", and Galileo was warned to abandon his support for it—which he promised to do. When he later defended his views in his most famous work, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in 1632, he was tried by the Inquisition, found "vehemently suspect of heresy," forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.

The skills that can be learned from Galileo Galilei are.     
Geography  (Skill)  
2,500 Ducats
First Aid  (Skill)
2,000 Ducats
Merchandise Knowlege  (Skill)
250,000 Ducats
I was right!
 The Leaning Tower of Pisa (Italian: Torre pendente di Pisa) or simply the Tower of Pisa (La Torre di Pisa) is the campanile, or freestanding bell tower, of the cathedral of the Italian city of Pisa. It is situated behind the Cathedral and is the third oldest structure in Pisa's Cathedral Square (Piazza del Duomo) after the Cathedral and the Baptistry.
Although intended to stand vertically, the tower began leaning to the southeast soon after the onset of construction in 1173 due to a poorly laid foundation and loose substrate that has allowed the foundation to shift direction.

  The University of Pisa (Italian Università di Pisa) is located in Pisa, Tuscany. It was formally founded on September 3, 1343 by an edict of Pope Clement VI, although there had been lectures on law in Pisa since the 11th century. The University has Europe's oldest academic botanical garden (Orto botanico di Pisa), founded 1544.
The University of Pisa is part of the Pisa University System, together with the Scuola Normale Superiore and the Sant'Anna School of Advanced Studies. It offers a wide and renowned range of courses, but it is especially known for its science and engineering branches, which manage extremely good courses at the BSc, MSc and PhD level. The Computer Science course at University of Pisa was the first one in the area to be activated in the whole Italy, during the 1960s. The aerospace MSc courses (EuMAS, MSSE) are the first in Italy to be offered entirely in the English language. The university now has about 57,000 students (of which 53,000 in undergraduate and postgraduate studies and 3500 in doctoral and specialization studies).

They Didn't have pepperoni only seafood yeeck!

 While I didn't enjoy Pisa as much as I expected it to be they only had one flavor and it was sea food.So I decided to look for something more exotic I wounder where I'll end up next?


Marseilles: The European Capital of Culture (Part.4) Capt.Aki's tour


Marseille: (in English traditionally spelled Marseilles, pronounced /mɑrˈseɪ/; French pronunciation: [maʁsɛj]; locally [mɑχˈsɛjɐ]; in Occitan Marselha or Marsiho, pronounced [maʀˈsejɔ, maʀˈsijɔ]), formerly known as Massalia (from Greek: Μασσαλία), is the second most populous city in France, after Paris.

Marseille has been designated as European Capital of Culture in 2013.
Marseille is a city that is proud of its differences from the rest of France. Today it is a regional centre for culture and entertainment with an important opera house, historical and maritime museums, five art galleries and numerous cinemas, clubs, bars and restaurants.


Hump! he knew but didn't prepare snacks!

 Michel de Nostredame: (14 December or 21 December 1503[1] – 2 July 1566), usually Latinised to Nostradamus, was a French apothecary and reputed seer who published collections of prophecies that have since become famous worldwide. He is best known for his book Les Propheties ("The Prophecies"), the first edition of which appeared in 1555. Since the publication of this book, which has rarely been out of print since his death, Nostradamus has attracted a following that, along with the popular press, credits him with predicting many major world events. The prophecies have in some cases been assimilated to the results of applying the alleged Bible code, as well as to other purported prophetic works.

 Most academic sources maintain that the associations made between world events and Nostradamus's quatrains are largely the result of misinterpretations or mistranslations (sometimes deliberate) or else are so tenuous as to render them useless as evidence of any genuine predictive power. Moreover, none of the sources listed offers any evidence that anyone has ever interpreted any of Nostradamus's quatrains specifically enough to allow a clear identification of any event in advance.

The skills that can be learned from Nostradamus are.

Pathology  (Skill)
4,000 Ducats
Unlock  (Skill)
30,000 Ducats
Mine Detection  (Skill)
15,000 Ducats

 Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (April 15, 1452 – May 2, 1519) was an Italian polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, scientist, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist and writer. Leonardo has often been described as the archetype of the Renaissance man, a man whose unquenchable curiosity was equaled only by his powers of invention. He is widely considered to be one of the greatest painters of all time and perhaps the most diversely talented person ever to have lived.According to art historian Helen Gardner, the scope and depth of his interests were without precedent and "his mind and personality seem to us superhuman, the man himself mysterious and remote".Marco Rosci points out, however, that while there is much speculation about Leonardo, his vision of the world is essentially logical rather than mysterious, and that the empirical methods he employed were unusual for his time.

Born the illegitimate son of a notary, Piero da Vinci, and a peasant woman, Caterina, at Vinci in the region of Florence, Leonardo was educated in the studio of the renowned Florentine painter, Verrocchio. Much of his earlier working life was spent in the service of Ludovico il Moro in Milan. He later worked in Rome, Bologna and Venice and spent his last years in France, at the home awarded him by Francis I.

The skills that can be learned from Da Vinci are.

Hanicraft  (Skill)
20,000 Ducats
Art  (Skill)
5,000 Ducats
Italian  (Language)
1,000 Ducats

François Rabelais (French pronunciation: [fʁɑ̃swa ʁablɛ]) (c. 1494 – April 9, 1553) was a major French Renaissance writer, doctor and Renaissance humanist. He has historically been regarded as a writer of fantasy, satire, the grotesque, and bawdy jokes and songs.
Although the place or date of his birth is not reliably documented, and some scholars put it as early as 1483, it is probable that François Rabelais was born in November 1494 near Chinon, Indre-et-Loire, where his father worked as a lawyer.La Devinière in Seuilly, Indre-et-Loire, is the name of the estate that claims to be the writer's birthplace and houses a Rabelais museum.

Later he left the monastery to study at the University of Poitiers and University of Montpellier. In 1532, he moved to Lyon, one of the intellectual centres of France, and not only practiced medicine but edited Latin works for the printer Sebastian Gryphius. As a doctor, he used his spare time to write and publish humorous pamphlets which were critical of established authority and stressed his own perception of individual liberty. His revolutionary works, although satirical, revealed an astute observer of the social and political events unfolding during the first half of the sixteenth century.

The skills that can be learned from Francoise Rabelais are.

Theology  (Skill)
8,000 Ducats
English  (Language)
1,000 Ducats
Dutch  (Language)
1,000 Ducats

Phew! How does one escape from that!

 The Château d'If is a fortress (later a prison) located on the island of If, the smallest island in the Frioul Archipelago situated in the Mediterranean Sea about a mile offshore in the Bay of Marseille in southeastern France. It is famous for being one of the settings of Alexandre Dumas' adventure novel The Count of Monte Cristo.
The château is a square, three-story building 28 m long on each side, flanked by three towers with large gun embrasures. The remainder of the island, which only measures 30,000 square meters, is heavily fortified; high ramparts with gun platforms surmount the island's cliffs.

   The Reformed Church of France (French: L’Eglise Réformée de France, ÉRF) is a denomination in France (originally Calvinist). It is the original, and largest, Protestant denomination in France.
The church is a member of the Protestant Federation of France (Fédération protestante de France), the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and the World Council of Churches.
The church has approximately 350,000 members, distributed in a somewhat unequal fashion throughout French metropolitan territory with the exception of Alsace-Moselle and the Pays de Montbéliard. The church consists of 400 parishes, organised in 50 presbyteries (consistoires) and eight administrative regions.

Boy the French sure love fancy stuff they even have a fancy prison so pirates beware!!!

But all there was to eat was fish darn it!. maybe the next place has something good stay tuned for part 5 of Capt.Aki-Chans tour  hope everyone is having FUN!





Valencia: Where Paella Originated Yummy! (Part.3) Capt.Aki's tour


 "My home port Seville left me a craving for "Paella" and where would be the best place to get some. Why Valencia where else the home of Paella"

Valencia (Spanish IPA: [baˈlenθja]) or València (Valencian IPA: [vaˈlensja]) is the capital and most populous city of the Autonomous Community of Valencia and the third largest city in Spain, with a population of 814,208 in 2009.[1] It is the 15th-most populous municipality in the European Union. About 1,175,000[2] or 1,564,145.[3] people live in the Valencia urban area and 1,705,742[4][5][6] or 2,300,000[7] in the Valencia metropolitan area.
It is integrated into an industrial area on the Costa del Azahar. Its main festival, the Falles, is known worldwide, while the traditional dish, paella, originated around Valencia.
The city contains a dense monumental heritage, including the Llotja de la Seda (World Heritage Site since 1996), but its landmark is undoubtedly the City of Arts and Sciences, an avant-garde and futuristic museum complex.

Andreas Vesalius (December 31, 1514 – October 15, 1564) was an anatomist, physician, and author of one of the most influential books on human anatomy, De humani corporis fabrica (On the Fabric of the Human Body). Vesalius is often referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy.
Vesalius is the Latinized form of Andreas van Wesel. He is sometimes also referred to as Andreas Vesal and Andre Vesale.

 "When I undertake the dissection of a human cadaver I pass a stout rope tied like a noose beneath the lower jaw and through the zygomas up to the top of the head... The lower end of the noose I run through a pulley fixed to a beam in the room so that I may raise or lower the cadaver as it hangs there or turn around in any direction to suit my purpose; ... You must take care not to put the noose around the neck, unless some of the muscles connected to the occipital bone have already been cut away. ..."[4] --Andreas Vesalius, 595:2 of Bynum & Porter, Oxford Dictionary of Scientific Quotations 2005

The skills that can be learned from Vesalius are.
 Surgery (Skill)
60,000 Ducats
Eradication (Skill)
3,000 Ducats 

La Cathedral :The Cathedral of Valencia (Metropolitan Basilica Cathedral), commonly known as the "Seu", was consecrated in 1238 by the first bishop of Valencia Pere d'Albalat and was dedicated by order of James I the Conqueror to Saint Mary. It was built upon the mosque, which in turn had been raised in place of the former Visigothic cathedral. Gothic architecture is the predominant style of this cathedral, although it also contains Romanesque, Renaissance art, Baroque and neoclassical elements. 
Before Leaving Valencia I didn't forget to have some Paella!

 Hmmmm.. Now where will I go next I heard there's a great place that serves good pizza nearby or maybe I should pick up some french fries along the way.




My Capital Seville! (Part.2) Capt.Aki's tour


Part.2: Home Town Seville !

  Seville (SpanishSevilla [seˈβiʎa]see also different names) is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of southern Spain. It is the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia and of the province of Seville. It is situated on the plain of the RiverGuadalquivir, with an average elevation of 7 metres (23 ft) above sea level. The inhabitants of the city are known as sevillanos(feminine form: sevillanas) or hispalenses.

 Yup! Aki-Chan is from Seville and will wander the entire known world in the age of sail!. Showing you every city and famous people and places.

  Tomé Pires (1465?–1524 or 1540)[1] was an apothecary from Lisbon who spent 1512 to 1515 in Malacca immediately after the Portuguese conquest, at a time when Europeans were only first arriving in South East Asia. After his arduous experiences in India and the East Indies, he headed the first official embassy from a European nation in China (Portugal to the EmperorZhengde, during the Ming Dynasty), where he died.

Pires was apothecary to the ill-fated Afonso, Prince of Portugal, son of King John II of Portugal. He went to India in 1511 invested as "factor of drugs",[2] the Eastern commodities that were an important element of what is generally called "the spice trade". In Malacca and Cochin he avidly collected and documented information from the Malay-Indonesia area, and personally visited JavaSumatra (the two dominant islands of modern-day Indonesia) and Maluku.

The skills that can be learned from Tomé Pires are.

Fishing (Skill)
3,000 Ducats

Arabic (Skill)  
10,000 Ducats

Portuguese (Language 
1,000 Ducats

  El Greco (1541 – April 7, 1614) was a painter, sculptor, and architect of the Spanish Renaissance. "El Greco" (The Greek) was a nickname,[a][b] a reference to his Greek origin, and the artist normally signed his paintings with his full birth name in Greek letters, Δομήνικος Θεοτοκόπουλος (Doménikos Theotokópoulos).

El Greco was born in Crete, which was at that time part of the Republic of Venice, and the centre of Post-Byzantine art. He trained and became a master within that tradition before travelling at age 26 to Venice, as other Greek artists had done.[1] In 1570 he moved to Rome, where he opened a workshop and executed a series of works. During his stay in Italy, El Greco enriched his style with elements of Mannerism and of the Venetian Renaissance. In 1577, he moved to Toledo, Spain, where he lived and worked until his death. In Toledo, El Greco received several major commissions and produced his best known paintings.


The skills that can be learned from El Greco.

Appraisal (Skill)
 3,000 Ducats

Art (Skill)
 1,000 Ducats

Italian (Language)
5,000 Ducats

 Duke Farnese: Hmmm!?!?. Some random duke since he has no first name. If someone would like to comment on who he is I'll update this article but for now he's unknown.

He is located on east of Seville.

The skills that can be learned from Duke Farnese are.

Theology (Skill)
 8,000 Ducats

Archeology (Skill)
 3,000 Ducats
English (Language)
1,000 Ducats

Alvaro de Bazan, Marques de Santa Cruz:

(b. Dec. 12, 1526, Granada, Spain—d. Feb. 9, 1588, Lisbon, Port.), the foremost Spanish naval commander of his day. He was prominent in many successful naval engagements in a century that saw Spain rise to the zenith of its power and was the first proponent and planner of the Spanish Armada, the fleet that was to attempt the invasion of England shortly after his death.
The son of a Spanish naval commander, he entered the navy at an early age and fought against the French, the Turks, and the Moors in the Mediterranean. He steadily advanced in rank and was created the Marqués de Santa Cruz in 1569. In the Battle of Lepanto against the Turks (1571), Santa Cruz, as commander of the reserve fleet, displayed excellent seamanship and played an important role in the crushing of the Turkish fleet.

He is located south east of Seville inside the royal castle

The skills that can be learned from Santa Cruz Marquis are.

Leadership (Skill)
5,000 Ducats

80,000 Ducats
25,000 Ducats

  The Cathedral of Seville (Catedral de Sevilla) is an expression in stone of post-Reconquest confidence and wealth. Built on the site of a mosque, it is the third largest church in Europe and the largest Gothic building in Europe. It also boasts the largest altarpiece in the world.

Built on the site of a grand Almohad Mosque, Seville's cathedral was built to demonstrate the city's power and wealth after the Reconquista. In the planning stages, a member of the chapter is said to have commented, "we shall have a church of such a kind that those who see it built will think we were mad."
Inspired by this goal, the canons of Seville renounced all but a subsistence level of their incomes to fund the construction. The cathedral was completed in just over a century (1402-1506), quite an achievement given its size and Gothic details. It was probably designed by the French master architect of Rouen Cathedral.
Along with the city's Alcazar and Archivo de las Indias, Seville Cathedral was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.

Hmmm I don't know were Ill end up next well it doesn't really matter I'm all happy go lucky anyways



Things to do as an Adventurer! (Part.1) Capt.Aki's tour


Part.1: Town Archives, Maps and Adventuring!

  I would first like to thank Hatoil for this wonderful map he shared in the "Uncharted Waters Online" official forum. It made everything easier for me thank you!

School guard is the ancestor of "Forest Gump"

  Some players are left confused after graduating from the long tutorial. Adventurers need to know where to start or get their first push, one way Is to get guild quests, but I want to show you another way.

Me and the Scholar

  Visit the town Archives! and talk to the scholar to brows some books.


Browsing books not only increases your skills but you can unlock maps. Depending on the skill you increase biology will give you a map of animals and habitats, Art where to find lost sculptures, and paintings, and geography may give you a map to locate sunken ships and man made wounder.  

The location of where to travel is written on the map.


Once you reach the location on the map (in this case outskirts of Athens West) you can use the map in the use item screen. Don't worry tho it wont disappear instead it will tell you which direction to go to check the image out 

Someone is beaming in?!?
once you are close to your destination and you use the map you will notice a glow approac that glow then proceed to step.5


       Use the skill required! In this case since I got this reading a biology book I used the biology skill on the glow.

  You will be given Items, Money and the card needed to give a report. 

This is also one way to gain accessories which can help give you bonus skill points!

And thats It! now you know how to increase your skills by reading and adventuring!