A Lot of Daring
To the Devil with the Dark Ages! This is an age of flash and flamboyance, where a swift blade and a quick wit can work wonders. Leave muddy battlefields to the crows! Mingling with courtesans and artists, philosophers and princes is far more enjoyable if no less deadly!
A Bit of Luck
Machiavelli wasnt kidding. Poisoned cups and venomd words epitomize the Renaissance. Without a bit of savoir-faire, a magus finds herself up to her neck in trouble before she can say et tu? So before you wind up in some princelings dungeon (or dead!), take a moment to peruse this essential guide to surviving a different kind of war the dance of seduction, intrigue, assassination and plain-old villainy.