Giovanni di Mercante
Giovanni di Mercante
Difficulty Hard
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Giovanni di Mercante is a man middle class from birth and the highest class from trade. This marketeer is an especially difficult player, as he builds and expands quickly without any wasted time. The man, always open to trade unless you are weak in expansion, should never be taken lightly. However in the Addon, he is more vulnerable by sabotage from fellow computer players (+225 difflculty).[1]

He likes you more if you build the historic warehouses monument and complete quests for Lord Richard Northburgh, Cuno and sometimes Al Zahir, however he dislikes you more if you complete quests for Hassan ben Sahid and Brother Hilarius.

As an Italian merchant, Giovanni will use the Tradesman's Cog if the Venice-Addon is installed.

Traits: Merchant, Italian

Building Speed: High

Civilization Level limited to player (does not include Nomads and Envoys): No

Trade Emphasis: High

Military Difficulty: Medium

Reputation if the player is weaker: - 2 Reputation

Reputation if the player is stronger: +2 Reputation

Espionage: Yes

Espionage Purpose: Basic Sabotage (though mostly Nomad Class Sabotage)

Demands Tribute: Yes

Tribute Range: Moderate

Diplomacy Difficulty: Hard

Favorite Enemy: None

Favorite Ally: Helena Flores, Willem van der Mark

Favorite Goods: Marzipan, Salt, Indigo, Spices (?)

Giovanni's in-game color is Lilac.


  1. Prima Official Dawn of Discovery Guide. p. 35-36.