CHAPTER I - A SAÍDA
Our King Manuel I has summoned our best fighters and fishermen to our capital, Gibraltar. 4000 footsoldiers are divided between four heroic gentlemen:
Camoens, Alfonso de Albuquerque, Almeida, and Pêro da Covilhã.
12 fully-equipped warships stand ready under four remarkable Wolves of the Sea:
Vasco da Gama, Gaspard de Corte Real, his elder brother Miguel, and Pedro Alvarez Cabral.
In unison these pioneers will cross our century-old boundaries for a full and historically accurate documentation of what is and has hapenned in the mists of time to the rest of humanity. Lusitania must refind Portugal Proper and thereby give its children a chance to correct the great injustices their ancestors were submitted to- BUT NEVER SUBDUED TO, caralho!
1 January 1501
It has been two years since the settling in Granadia and the 7900 natives there have not objected and so they may live. By February they should be completely assimilated into the Lusitanian population there.
The copper Lusitania is now extracting from those lands will ensure high-quality arms and tools and so the advance of a people, OUR people!
Our four-thousand men await orders in Gibraltar as do our twelve shining ships. The time has come to assume the most righteous task any Lusitanian will ever. Men, MARCH!