A Merchant Mission
A Quest of Wealth and a Little Glory
Capitalism. Glorious. Treacherous. And outside of cities during this time: Lawless.
The House of Hansa have always been the growers of luxury crops.
Opium, Tobacco, and Citrus are among their chief goods.
They used to hold a 50% share of these goods in Pentia.
They used to be the only owners of hyper efficient plantations in Pentia.
Over time, competition arose. Other merchants began to buy up small farms and use mass plantations.
Over time, competition forced lower prices. Their market share dropped to about 10%. Much wealth was lost.
However, a hope has a risen. The island of Largesse to the East has been found to be a great place for growing crops.
The natives there with a little gold could be easily bought out, and the Hansa could employ them on the plantations.
With a few seeds, a few hundred pounds of gold, and a merchant, the Hansa could come to dominate the trade of luxury farms once more.
But a caravan like this needs professional guards. In return for some gold and land, they could make sure the caravan reaches it's destination.
And just as importantly, ensure that other people with the same idea don't. Dentiet Hansa, a young member of a far off branch of the family, wants to make a stake in history.
The Hansa family is betting on his research of the tropics to make the plantations successful. They are betting on the backs of mercenaries to get Dentiet there.