The massive tower of Buonconsiglio Castle was currently home to the ruling Count, Bojan I, Count of Aquileia, Trent, and Krain. Only Radivoj, his steward, and ten of his guards had accompanied the Count from their seat at Strmol Castle. The kitchen staff had been recruited from the local citizens that were not in the best of positions or had fallen on hard times. Bojan liked to help the peasantry, especially when times were tough. They were his people and they looked to him for help. Sure, it was his God-given right to rule them, but God also trusted him to take care of them, and Bojan tried to do just that.
Bojan had moved some of his men here partially to be closer to some of his Italian subjects who knew more about Venice than he did, but also because there was a possibility that he would be meeting with a man who lived in Venice, and could possibly provide him with more information about the "Most Serene Republic." It was for this man, that the Count now waited.