- Apr 26, 2002
La Serenissima Repubblica di Venezia
A few in fear
Flying away from him, whose boast it was
That the grass grew not where his horse had trod,
Gave birth to Venice. Like the water-fowl,
They built their nests above the ocean waves;
And where the sands were shifting, as the wind
Blew from the north or south - where they that came
Had to make sure the ground they stood upon,
Rose, like an exhalation from the deep,
A vast metropolis, with glistening spires,
With theatres, basilicas adorned;
A scene of light and glory, a dominion,
That has endured longest among men.
- Samuel Rogers
Head of State: Doge Anthony Veniero
Religion: Catholic - Rome
Culture: Italian, Greek, Slavonic
Stats: 3/3(4)/9(10)/10(8)/4 --> [3/4/10/8/4]
Owned: Venezia(6), Cattaro(2), Euboea(1), Istria(3), Knossos(2), Kydonia(2), Naxos(1), Split(2), Treviso(4).
+1 Seamil, +1 Technology, -2 Morale Mercenary, Non-Feudal, Naval State
Head of State - Doge Antonio Veniero
Doge Veniero, the sixtieth Doge of Venice returns to the city from Crete were he served as Capitano. In Crete he did much to placate the rebellious subjects of Venice and see that the sugar imported from the Orient was succesfully grown, ensuring great profit for the Republic. He is a strong man, capable in business and resolute in justice. Important traits for the man who will reestablish Venice's dominance after the conclusion of the war with Genoa, just 2 years ago. The Doge is 55 years old, and the first of his proud family to be elected to the Dogeship. He has 3 sons and 2 daughters, all in Venice and his wife has been dead for 10 years.