Audience with the Ambassador of Venice
Duke do not like the pirates at all, he have many unhappy experiences with them...
Duke Your Excellency, these scums of the Hell are truely evil and I truely think that by our fleet co-operating together will ensure that these scums of the hell will not rob another faithful ships again. Many time merchants of Ragusa and surely Venice as well, mourn the losses while these scums profit from it. May we find a way for agreement between our two Republics so we will work together at lowering the risks of sailing in waters.
Our merchants are proud of carrying all the goods that the Republic require and handling trade between the Italy, the West, the Balkan and the East.
Sadly, most factions in our fair city will not even consider a trade agreement with your Republic. We still recall the times when all trade agreements with Venice are very unfavourable. Maybe the fleets working together and achievements of casting out these scums of the Hell might convince them of credibility of doing the trade agreement.
Suddenly a bell rung three times calling the Senate to the Hall. Duke suddenly looked very annoyed, He uttered the word of Old Ragusan and reverted back to Italian. Rest of the group also looked annoyed
Duke Your Excellency, we still got many state affairs to attend to. Most Honourable Mencetici will attend to you. You can confer with him about the pirate agreement. May your stay be enjoyable and agreeable.
Apart from Mencetici who stayed behind, the rest of the Small Council went off back into another door discussing seriously. In few moment, the only people in are Mencetici and Bertuccio.
Mencetici smiled at him cheerfully
Mencetici Your Excellency, We are very busy, I still think that commoners offering up prayers that they are not the nobles.
As for the wiping out the piracy that sadly infect the Sea, as his Grace suggested, an common protection treaty concerning the merchant ships could work? Just that I am curious, you have the same surname as His Grace, Doge of Venice. Are you an relative of the His Grace, Doge of Venice?
He looked at him with curiosity.