Welcome esteemed personages, you’ve been granted full admittance, membership into, and participatory rights therein, The Imperial Company of Merchant Adventurers.
Empress Sophia Lorenza the Second, ever graced by the gods, defender of the Three Kingdoms, and paragon of the Seven Virtues, has, in her most beneficent and wise patronage, charged this venture with the Discovery of Regions, Dominions, Creatures, Magicks, Goods, and other Items Unknown for the betterment of the realm.

You know you’re going to find fortune and glory. Everyone else thinks you’re crazy.