The characters have come to Lisbon for various reasons. They com in search of the same thing. Passage.
Passage off this world of old views, estranged family and forced marriages. Fleeing this world for the stories of the New World. A place that anyone, man or woman, can make their mark.
They find one ship in port. The “Bon Mirada.” The captain, Miguel De La Torre is a fine portly man. Perhaps he drinks a bit much but he’s easy on the crew and is always looking for new hands. His trading ship makes a good amount of coin and he’s just about ready to make another run to trade in Cartegena in their “Marcado Escurido” or Shadow Market.