In the early sixteenth century, the discovery of the "new world" was still the main topic of interest, particularly the rumored riches. The city-state of Venice, which was once a flourishing power, had been suffering a decline, partly due to a plague that had ravaged the country, yet mainly because of increasing pressure from rival city-states during what would become known as the Italian Wars. In an attempt to curb this, increase their influence, and gain prosperity through rumored gold, the monarchs of Venice hired a group of willing explorers, one among them who was named Cristoforo DeGeusto, to travel to this new land.
Cristoforo was a typical Italian man, of an average 5'10, with dark brown hair and eyes, an aquiline nose, and sported a moustache-goatee combo. During his early childhood, he was renowned for his desire to know the world around him, a desire which he kept with him until adulthood. Naturally,