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Cartagena, New Granada
Spain
 
Nation: Spain
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Public Docks
Fertile Soil
Forest (Oak)
Gold Deposits
Natural Harbor

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History[]

Cartagena de Indias was founded on 1 June 1533 by Spanish commander Pedro de Heredia, in the former location of the indigenous Caribbean Calamarí village. The town was named after Cartagena, Spain, from which most of Heredia's sailors came. Initially, life in the city was bucolic with fewer than 2000 inhabitants and only one church. A few months after the disaster of the invasion of Cote, a fire destroyed the city and forced the creation of a firefighting squad, the first in the Americas. The dramatically increasing fame and wealth of the prosperous city turned it into an attractive plunder site for pirates and corsairs (French privateers, licensed by their king). Just 30 years after its founding, the city was pillaged by the French nobleman Jean-François Roberval. The city then set about strengthening its defenses and surrounding itself with walled compounds and castles.

During the seventeenth century, the Spanish Crown paid for the services of prominent European military engineers to carry out the construction of the fortresses which are today Cartagena's most significant identifying features. Engineering works took well over 208 years and ended with some eleven kilometers of walls surrounding the city, including the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas, named in honor of Spain's King Philip IV. It was built during the governorship of Pedro Zapata de Mendoza, Marquis of Barajas and was constructed to repel land attacks, equipped with sentry boxes, buildings for food and weapons storage, and underground tunnels.

Cartagena was a major trading port, especially for precious metals. Gold and silver from the mines in the New Granada and Peru were loaded in Cartagena on the galleons bound for Spain via Havana. Cartagena was also a slave port; Cartagena and Veracruz, (Mexico), were the only cities authorized to trade with black people. The first slaves arrived with Pedro de Heredia and worked as cane cutters to open roads, in the desecration of tombs of the aboriginal population of Sinú, and in the construction of buildings and fortresses. The agents of the Portuguese company Cacheu distributed human 'cargoes' from Cartagena for mine exploitation in Venezuela, the West Indies, the Nuevo Reino de Granada and the Viceroyalty of Perú.

On 5 February 1610, the Catholic Monarchs established from Spain the Inquisition Holy Office Court in Cartagena de Indias by a royal decree issued by King Philip II. The Inquisition Palace, finished in 1770, still exists with its original features of colonial times. When Cartagena declared its complete independence from Spain on 11 November 1811 the inquisitors were urged to leave the city. The Inquisition operated again after the Reconquest in 1815, but it disappeared entirely when Spain surrendered six years later before the patriotic troops led by Simón Bolívar.


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A lot of missions are available in Cartagena. Head to the Magistrate's Office or talk with the Spymaster, Estavan Covarrubias. Some strange missions are available from Danielle Scoulliard, or you can help Eutimio Florentine and Celio Bustos.



Important NPCs[]

Name Nation Faction
"Knuckles" Niedecker Pirates (Nation) Bartender
"Stumpy Joe" Childs Britain-Crest.png Bartender
"Stumpy" Pepys Pirates (Nation) Bartender
Aaron Whyman Unknown Unknown
Abasi Demers France-Crest.png France-Crest.png
Abdul-Hakim Unknown Unknown
Abegail Ospital Unknown Unknown
Absalom Fairweather Unknown Unknown
Achille Flibotte French Navy France-Crest.png
Adelaide Clevinger Britain-Crest.png Britain-Crest.png
Adora Fausto Unknown Spanish Navy
Adriana Carrasco Unknown Unknown
Adrien Darcy French Navy France-Crest.png
Adrien Hammersley Unknown Unknown
Adán Herrera Spain-Crest.png Spanish Navy
Alain Laframboise French Navy France-Crest.png
Alan Tomkins Unknown Unknown
Alberto Alva Unknown Unknown
Alberto Cadenas Unknown The House of Trade
Alberto Lockett Unknown Unknown
Alberto Ortelano Unknown Unknown
Alexander Alekhine Salon d'Advnture France-Crest.png
Alf le Huguenot Cutthroat Pirates (Nation)
Alfonse DeGenaro Unknown Knights Templar, Star Chamber
Alfonso Charbonnier Pirates (Nation) Brethren of the Coast
Algernon Agnew Unknown Unknown
Aliah Unknown Unknown
Alice Jerominus Brethren of the Coast Pirates (Nation)
Alicia Laguna Unknown Unknown
Aloisius Stern Britain-Crest.png British Royal Society
Alonsico Atienza Unknown Unknown
Alonsico Molleda Privateer Spain-Crest.png
Alonsico Nieves Unknown Unknown
Alonsico Padilla Unknown Unknown
Alphonse Mercado Unknown Unknown
Alsonso Aguilar Spain-Crest.png The House of Trade
Alvaro Cocon Spain-Crest.png Spain-Crest.png
Alvin Humphreys Unknown Unknown
Alvin Woods Britain-Crest.png Freetrader
Amadeus d'Amostoy Brethren of the Coast Pirates (Nation)
Amando Henriquez Unknown Unknown
Ambre Suzor France-Crest.png France-Crest.png
Ambrose Brassington Royal Navy Britain-Crest.png
Ambrose Primley Unknown Unknown
Anastas Balines Pirates (Nation) Brethren of the Coast
Anatole Decoigne France-Crest.png Freetrader
André Faucheux Unknown Unknown
Andy Sordelier Unknown Unknown
Angelica Ryan Britain-Crest.png British Royal Society
Angus MacKinnon Unknown Unknown

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Available Missions[]

Missions available from "Knuckles" Niedecker

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Missions available from "Stumpy Joe" Childs

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Missions available from "Stumpy" Pepys

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Missions available from Aaron Whyman

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Missions available from Abasi Demers

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Missions available from Abdul-Hakim

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Missions available from Abegail Ospital

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Missions available from Absalom Fairweather

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Missions available from Achille Flibotte

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Missions available from Adelaide Clevinger

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Missions available from Adora Fausto

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Missions available from Adriana Carrasco

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Missions available from Adrien Darcy

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Missions available from Adrien Hammersley

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Missions available from Adán Herrera

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Missions available from Alain Laframboise

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Missions available from Alan Tomkins

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Missions available from Alberto Alva

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Missions available from Alberto Cadenas

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Missions available from Alberto Lockett

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Missions available from Alberto Ortelano

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Missions available from Alexander Alekhine

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Missions available from Alf le Huguenot

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Missions available from Alfonse DeGenaro

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Missions available from Alfonso Charbonnier

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Missions available from Algernon Agnew

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Missions available from Aliah

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Missions available from Alice Jerominus

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Missions available from Alicia Laguna

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Missions available from Aloisius Stern

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Missions available from Alonsico Atienza

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Missions available from Alonsico Molleda

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Missions available from Alonsico Nieves

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Missions available from Alonsico Padilla

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Missions available from Alphonse Mercado

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Missions available from Alsonso Aguilar

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Missions available from Alvaro Cocon

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Missions available from Alvin Humphreys

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Missions available from Alvin Woods

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Missions available from Amadeus d'Amostoy

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Missions available from Amando Henriquez

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Missions available from Ambre Suzor

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Missions available from Ambrose Brassington

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Missions available from Ambrose Primley

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Missions available from Anastas Balines

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Missions available from Anatole Decoigne

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Missions available from André Faucheux

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Missions available from Andy Sordelier

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Missions available from Angelica Ryan

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Missions available from Angus MacKinnon

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