Down with Venice! All Hail New Atlantis!
We come from many lands. We serve many masters. But we all share a common goal: to end Venice’s economic tyrrany of Europe.
Also, to build a great new Covenant to replace those of Italy.
There are many beginning for our tale, but the one that I will use is first recorded in the Journals of Demetrios of Svaren Temple, a member of house Mercere, sometime citizen of Constantinople, and father to a victim of the 4th crusade of the infidels.
And, perhaps, another useful beginning lies in my own journal, starting with a conversation with my parens on 17 Meshir, 974 (Feb 10, 1258 under your Julian calendar).