Rise of Venice Walkthrough


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Chapter 1: The Young Leopard

1. Welcome to Venice

Next goal: Familiarize yourself with the basic controls. Then sail your convoy to Zara.

  1. Hit the Escape key to bring up the Game Options menu.
  2. Select the Controls tab.
  3. Familiarize yourself with the game controls.
  4. After closing the Game Options menu, select your ship convoy, located in Venice harbor.
  5. Right click on Zara to send your convoy there.
  6. You may use the Spacebar, + or – keys, or the in game Speed controls to speed up and slow down game play.

 

2. Pottery for Venice

Next goal: Buy 40 Pottery in the Zara market and sell them in the Venice market.

  1. Left click on Zara to bring up the city menu.
  2. Click on the Trade button. This will open the Trade screen.
  3. Alternatively, you can R-click on a city that you have established trading rights with to quickly jump to the Trade screen.
  4. Make sure you are on the [large building <-> ship] tab; this is the main trading window used to trade between your convoy and the city.
  5. Move the Pottery slider to the right to buy 40 Pottery.
  6. Exit the Market and City Menu screens.
  7. Right click on Venice to send your convoy there.
  8. Open the Market screen once your convoy arrives in Venice.
  9. Slide the Pottery slider to the left to sell all 40 Pottery.

 

3. A new ship

Next goal: Add a new ship to your current convoy.

  1. Open the Venice City Menu.
  2. Click on Harbor master.
  3. Click the Convoy tab.
  4. Above the column to the right of your convoy column, make sure the Harbor is selected.
  5. Click on the ship in the Harbor column to add it to your current convoy.
  6. Close the Harbor master window.

 

4. Food for Ragusa

Next goal: Buy a combination of 100 Grain and Fruit in Athens and Durazzo; sell the total in Ragusa.

  1. Send your convoy to Durazzo.
  2. Buy any Fruit and Grain available, making sure to not buy beyond the 1 bar limit.
  3. Locate Athens and send your convoy there.
  4. Purchase a trading license for Athens.
  5. Buy the remainder of Fruit and Grain needed to satisfy the mission requirement.
  6. Send your convoy to Ragusa.
  7. Sell the Fruit and Grain.

 

5. Wholesaler

Next goal: Advance to the rank of Wholesaler.

  1. Hover your game cursor over the blue progress bar in the right side panel.
  2. Check to see if you have met the requirements to advance to the next rank.
  3. If no, continue normal business procedures until you have met the requirements.
  4. If yes, open the Venice City Menu.
  5. Select Senate from the City Menu to open the Council of Ten window.
  6. Click on Advancement! to start the voting process.
  7. Wait for the Council to finish voting to see whether they have approved or disapproved.
  8. If disapproved, continue normal business procedures until you have met their requirements.
  9. Note: you may call for another vote after 30 days.

 

6. Cargo from Venice to Rome

Next goal: Pick up the Morosini cargo and deliver it to Rome.

  1. Send your convoy to Venice if it’s not already there.
  2. Open the City hall window.
  3. Click the Mission tab, and Recover to begin the mission.
  4. Send your convoy to Rome, on the west side of Italy.

 

7. New trading partners

Next goal: Acquire trading licenses with two more cities.

  1. Choose Constantinople as one of the cities.
  2. Send your convoy to your selected cities and purchase a trading license there.

 

8. Uncle Marco and the new convoy

Next goal: Form a new convoy in Venice and hire uncle Marco to be the captain.

  1. Send your convoy to Venice.
  2. Open the Venice City Menu.
  3. Click Harbor master to open the Harbor master window.
  4. Click on one of your ships in the Convoy column to move it over to the Harbor column.
  5. Click on the Ships tab.
  6. Click on the available ship to open the Form convoy window.
  7. Click Form convoy to form a new convoy with the ship. Uncle Marco will be appointed as captain automatically.
  8. Close the Harbor master window.

 

9. Attain Merchant rank

Next goal: Advance to the rank of Merchant.

  1. Hover the game cursor over the blue progress bar to see what areas you need to increase to achieve the next rank.
  2. For more detailed info, click on the Logbook icon under the minimap to open the Logbook window, then click the Advancement tab.

 

10. Trading rights for Constantinople

Next goal: Acquire trading rights with Constantinople

  1. Send your convoy to Constantinople to acquire trading rights, if you have not already done so.

 

11. Superstition

Next goal: Acquire a building permit in Ragusa, then build a new church there.

  1. Send your convoy to Ragusa.
  2. Open the City Menu.
  3. Click on City hall.
  4. Purchase a building license.
  5. Must have at least a 40% Reputation rating with Ragusa.
  6. On the Ragusa City hall window, click on the Warehouse section.
  7. Click Place order to build one warehouse.
  8. Repeat the process to build a new Church.
  9. Close the Ragusa City hall window.

 

12. A spy for Constantinople

Next goal: Transport a spy to Constantinople.

  1. Get your convoy to at least a combat strength of 40, preferably as high as you can get it.
  2. Have up to 3 ships in your convoy designated as escort ships.
  3. Have at least 40 cannons throughout your convoy.
  4. Have at least 150 sailors throughout your convoy.
  5. Make sure your convoy’s health is at 100%.
  6. Repairs are done in the Shipyard, from the City Menu.
  7. Pick up the spy at the rendezvous point just east of Venice. Look for the buoy marker.
  8. Now’s a good time to Save Game!
  9. Send your convoy to Constantinople.
  10. Your convoy will be attacked by pirates just before reaching Constantinople. Be prepared!
  11. After defeating the pirates, your convoy will continue to Constantinople.

 

13. Treasure maps

Next goal: Recover the 5 remaining treasure map fragments, assemble the treasure map, and locate and recover the treasure.

  1. Repair your convoy to 100%.
  2. Send your convoy to gather the 5 treasure map fragments.
  3. The fragments are marked by yellow squares on the minimap, and by floating bottles on the main screen.
  4. Once you have the 7 treasure map fragments, click the Missions & Info star to open the Mission & Info window.
  5. Click on the treasure map fragments section to open the Treasure Map window.
  6. Arrange the treasure map fragments to get an idea of where the treasure map is located.
  7. Send your convoy to the X marked on the treasure map to recover the treasure.
  8. There is a good chance the treasure map will not have any identifiable land features. If that’s the case, load an earlier Save Game and reacquire the mission. The treasure map fragments and their locations are randomly set each time.

 

14. Production

Next goal: Build 2 Salt production facilities in Venice, and build 2 Wine production facilities in Athens.

  1. Send your convoy to Venice.
  2. Open the City Menu.
  3. Open the City hall window.
  4. Click the Production tab.
  5. Click the Saline plant section.
  6. Click Place order for 2 businesses.
  7. Exit the menus.
  8. Send your convoy to Athens.
  9. Open the City Menu.
  10. Open the City hall window.
  11. Click the Buildings tab.
  12. Click the Warehouse section.
  13. Click Place order for 1 Warehouse.
  14. Click the Production tab.
  15. Click the Viticulture section.
  16. Click Place order for 2 businesses.
  17. Exit the menus.
  18. Carry on with normal business procedures until the Salt and Wine businesses are built.

 

15. Set up trading route

Next goal: Set up a trade route between Venice and Athens.

  1. Send your convoy to Venice or Athens, whichever is closer.
  2. Click the Trading route money bag icon in the right panel.
  3. Click the Plan route icon.
  4. Click the banner of the city your convoy is currently at, either Venice or Athens.
  5. Click the banner of the city to trade with, either Venice or Athens.
  6. There should now be a green arrow line connecting the two cities.
  7. Click the Edit cities icon.
  8. On the Trading route window, highlight Venice in the left column, then check the boxes for Sell Goods and Load Goods in the right column.
  9. Do the same for Athens.
  10. Close the Trading route window.
  11. Check the Activate route box in the right panel.
  12. You do not have to keep the trading route active beyond this point.

 

16. On behalf of the Doge

Next goal: Search for a suspicious convoy between Coroni and Naples.

  1. Prepare your convoy for combat: 100% health, max sailors and weapons, and all the special ammo you want.
  2. When your convoy is ready, send it to search the waters west of Coroni and east of Sicily. The suspicious convoy will be marked with an overhead star.
  3. Engage the suspicious convoy in combat.
  4. NOTE: do not select Automated combat for this battle, as that will cause you to fail the mission and the campaign. You must fight this battle on Manual, with the goal of boarding and capturing the suspicious convoy, without destroying it.
  5. Use chain shot to damage the sails of enemy ships and slow them.
  6. Use cannister shot to reduce the number of enemy sailors on enemy ships, making it easier for your sailors to board and capture them.
  7. Use grappling hooks when close to an enemy ship; your sailors will automatically attempt to board and capture it.

 

17. Grand Merchant

Next goal: Advance to the rank of Grand Merchant.

  1. Hover the game cursor over the blue progress bar to see what areas you need to increase to achieve the next rank.
  2. For more detailed info, click on the Logbook icon under the minimap to open the Logbook window, then click the Advancement tab.

 

18. Wine from Syracuse

Next goal: Buy 80 Wine in Syracuse and sell it in Venice.

  1. Send your convoy to Syracuse, located on the eastern end of Sicily.
  2. Open the Syracuse City hall menu.
  3. Click Bribe to obtain trading rights with Syracuse.
  4. Buy 80 Wine from the Syracuse market.
  5. Send your convoy to Venice.
  6. Sell the 80 Wine in the Venice market.
Developer Tip: Find Sailors Quickly
  1. Stop time.
  2. Go to a city where you have a farm built.
  3. Click on a farm to open the info panel.
  4. At the bottom of the info panel, set the Utilization to 0%. This will put all the farm’s workers out on the streets.
  5. Go to your convoy and hire all the newly available sailors needed.
  6. Return the the farm info panel and set the Utilization back to 100%. As long as the city has steady immigration, the farm workers will increase to maximum.

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