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The Turtle Island is a rough ecosystem, but the breadfruit adapt pretty well to the demanding island. So, thanks to its numerous fields of use (eating, medical...) the Sea Rats decided to take care of some breadfruit trees right nearby Tortuga. this is a medium 32 x 32 plantation
Marijn Aiden Matheesen. You should remember this young man's name. Because soon he might be among the richest men on Nellisa. Aiden, his middle name which his friends use, came to the colonies at the age of 16, looking for his fortune. He had boarded a ship in the old world, and when he finally arrived in Nova Terreli he was amazed by the city's sheer beauty. But he didn't take long to start looking for opportunities. He had had enough money left to survive for a few weeks without working. So he took his time and searched for the things the people on Nellisa really needed. It was around merrynight, and he started wondering why people made such an effort about recreating fir-trees in the most obscure ways. He soon found out that these didn't grow on the island of Nellisa naturally. And so his idea was born: Plant them on Nellisa, and sell them. All he needed was a business partner for his venture. He soon found the Fontonajo family, and managed to convince Juan Alfonso, the heir of the family, to assist him. Aiden was a bit sceptical when Juan took him out of Nova Terreli to a place which he called "Montario" - which four years ago only existed in theory and by the first construction workers arriving. However Aiden trusted Juan Alfonso Fontonajo, that this was the best spot on the island to start his fir tree plantation. His trust was proven right. Fontonajo ordered enough fir tree seeds, provided the tools, some wood, and a small hut for Aiden to sleep and live in. And food and clothes and all the young man needed to survive the the next four years. With dedication Marijn Aiden Matheesen, who knew little of plants or being a gardener, grew his fir trees on Nellisa. While not all prospered, most did. This year the first three fir trees that were grown on the island of Nellisa itself were sold at the massive price of 60 Dubloons each (Fontonajo had suggested to limit the amount, and was once again right about it). More than enough to buy some houses in Nova Terreli, even after paying Fontonajo his share in the profits (because that's Fontonajo's approach: A big investment at the start, with a share in profits for many years). Aiden already knew that he would reinvest most of his profits in his plantation: Expand the size, hire some workers, plant even more fir trees. And become richer. And maybe one day be able to fund young entrepreneurs himself.
Around seven miles east of Nova Terreli a small ridge called the Terreli Hills rises to a height of approximately 300 metres. At their foothills Román Fontonajo owns a huge part of the lands. Young men from the old world come over to make a fortune, start their own lives and bring their families soon after. One of these men is Dilano Guerva from Terreli in the old world. He is running a medium cotton plantation in the area. On Fontonajo's land of course, and as Fontonajo's business partner. The deal is simple: The price for cotton is set, slightly below market average, yet more than enough to make some good profit - because after all Dilano has to pay neither for the small house nor for the land he farms. And of course Fontonajo knows the best ways to use the cotton for further profit. Win-win. It will only be a year or two until Dilano will have saved enough money to bring his wive and two young boys to the new world, and maybe buy some land of their own, or make a new deal with Fontonajo.