Game Tips Elisabeth I
Made by Andre Geller and translated from german by me
(Frenchie), so improvements are welcome!
- Good trading by taking this route:
Cloth London -> Barcelona
Beer Barcelona -> Algier
Silk or brandy Algier -> Edinburgh
Empty Edinburgh -> London
- Buy a bigger ship from your earnings
- Invest in Merchant Adventurer’s Guild
- Start a factory near good materials:
Brandy Le Havre
Weaver London, Edinburgh or Antwerpen
- 15 Quests:
Visit tavern (except Barcelona & London) to meet messenger
of the english crown, who wants to go to Barcelona to invite
the spanish king to Elisabeth‘s crowning. You’ll have to wait
10 days in Barcelona and back in London you’re invited to
Afterwards someone will offer you to deliver goods to Le
Havre and Barcelona. In a tavern speak to Renata de la
Campolonga and return to your boat. Go for 300 pounds to
Bayonne where a spanish man will pay 500 pounds to take
him and the load to Barcelona. Then he wants you to take
him and some friends to Scotland. Sell all goods to make
enough room and pretend to take him there. But in reality
you will deliver your ‘prisoners’ to justice in London.
3. Spionage in Schottland
Stop in London at 15.12.1560 to meet Sir Cecil and take
him to Edinburgh. In the tavern ask about McFarley.
In the evening meet Bianca Le Normand and return to your
boat. In the town hall meet a writer who suspects the
docks of O’Shaugenessy. In the dungeons (save game) bail
out the prisoner. Go back to Bianca Le Normand and return
to London. Bring Sir Cecil to Edingburgh, visit the
tavern twice and return to London and Bayonne.
4. Elisabeth has the pocks
Go in 1563 to a tavern (except London, Algier, Bayonne)
and listen to the owner. Don’t let the clamp merchant
poison the queen. Go to Bayonne and meet Monsieur
Coupe-les-Oz who knows a doctor in Lissabon. Listen to
the tavern owner over there, visit the doctor and take
him to Elisabeth.
5. The switch
In 1566 meet the queen and go to the bank in Barcelona.
Go in on offer, but visit the queen first, who swaps it
for false money and continue to La Coruna to meet the
6. Captain Hawkins
In 01.09.1568 till the end of the year you’ll meet capt.
Hawkins after leaving the harbour of Cadiz, Lissabon,
La Coruna and Bayonne. He swims in the water after meeting
spanish pirates. Take news to London and return. Go to
Barcelona and defeat the pirates on your way to London.
7. Mercator’s Plate
In 1569 meet the merchant in Lissabon and Sir Cecil in
Villa Arborgrey. Go to Barcelona, rebuilt your ship in
La Rochelle and meet Francois in the tavern twice in 10
days. Go to Algiers and the tavern in Barcelona to meet
Mauro. Don’t let your adjudant mislead you and go to London.
8. The conspiracy
In begin of 1570 meet in the (english, french or dutch)
harbour the queen’s ship. Go to the tavern in Cardiz,
bail out the spy in the dungeons of La Coruna for 3000
pound and return. Wait a day, equip your ship, visit
the tavern and fight Bailey’s ship. Take the prisoner
to London, but take on his offer and bring him to Algiers.
Hijack the ship and return to London.
9. Liberation of Briel
In february 1572 (except London) Sir William asks you to
go to London. Escort his men to Dover, meet Captain de
la Marck and accept his offer. Go to France, the
Netherlands and Antwerpen, but a storm takes you to
Briel. Defeat the spanish ship and return to London.
Go to Portsmouth, gather your fleet and meet capt.
de la Marck in town hall. In Calais meet the spanish
fleet and attack the back one by one. Two transporters
flee, which can not be captured. Speak with the dikemaster,
open the ‘dike’ door and the spanish must flee.
10. The attack on La Rochelle
In the years 1572 and 1573 visit a harbour in London,
Antwerpen or Hamburg and you’‘ll be asked to meet a royal
informant in the tavern of Le Havre. Lord Walsingham
wants you to deliver gunpowder from London to La Rochelle.
The merchant is behind the Privy Council. You’‘ll have to
fight two Spanish ships on your way. Return to London.
11. Frobisher’s Expedition
In 1576 you must find the explorer Sir Martin Frobisher.
In Edinburgh the dock master points you to a mapmaker,
who has given Sir Martin a uncorrect map. In the dungeon
bail out the quilty servant. Take the mapmaker along and
through the false northwest passage you’ll find sir
Martin in an iglo. You must force him to come with you
12. The invasion at Smerwick
In 1579 must go to La Coruna where a bar owner sets up a
meeting with Jorge, who tells you the fleet already left.
At Smerwick the enemy fleet is twice as large. Send a few
men to the enemy shore and report to London. Return with
the Admiral’s fleet and the invaders have taken a castle.
Suggest the Salami tactic and join the attack.
13. The return of the golden hind
In juny or july 1580 meet Francis Drake after leaving
the harbour Cadiz, Lissabon, La Coruna or Bayonne.
Tow his ship the Pelican to La Coruna. Empty your ship
and take on Drake’s second order to bring raw materials
to the diamant maker in Antwerpen and 6 days later take
the finished products to Le Havre. return to London with
14. The Throckmorton conspiracy
In january-july 1583 London Lord Walsingham wants you
to find the frenchman Henry Fagot. Bail out Louis
Pellation in a dungeon of Bayonne and take him to La
Coruna. Take Fagot to Bayonne and to London.
15. The Bawington complot
Only possible if you have a very possitive image with
Spain. After a visit to the lord mayor go to Le Havre
to meet Sir Morgan. Take his cassette to Mr. Bawington
in Bayonne, but open it on your way there to find 10.000
gold and a letter to Maria Stuart. Take Mr. Bawington and
the gold to London and the war with Spain begins.
- Bug report
Version 1.00 can’t be solved: quest 8 misses a person.
It isn’t stable under Win95 and in total Dos mode with
a lot of Smartdrive the loading doesn’t take too long.
After more than 4 pages of save games the game crashes.
Press Alt + X to return to the loading screen after a mistake.
In the early stages of the game buy a Fregat and sink a
lot of Spanish ships to get in favour of the queen, who
hands you aan official letter in 1575. After 100.000
pound on your account trading with multiple ships is better.
When hired by the Privy Council, take all ships to the
docks and fire all sailors. Go to the Privy Council and
a messenger gives you 20.000 pound thinking all your ships
have been sunk.