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Notes: I made Chef from Italy, and his name is Antonio. Italian: Buon giorno (good morning/day), Ciao, ragazze. (Hello, ladies.) Ciao, ci vediamo! (Bye, see you later!)Small references to ENT "Two Days Two Nights"
My OC Quartermaster (Master Chief) Antoine Desgauld is mentioned in "Five Weddings (and a Funeral for my Sanity)" and "A Klingon and an Englishman Walk into a Bar"

Chapter One )
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Chef does wonders with mokka on Movie Night. Hoshi wears 'that dress', and the crew discovers the joy of Dnayui chocolate.

Mentions of 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory', 'Chocolate' and 'Winnie the Pooh'

Italian: pasticceria di cioccolatto (chocolate shop), captiano (captain, referring to Archer), amore (love), Tenente (Lieutenant), ragazzi (people, used in this case, it's more like the Southern ya'll), ciao a tutti! (See you later, everyone!

OCs: Ensign Philippe Trieste appears in "Five Weddings (and a Funeral for my Sanity)" and "A Klingon and an Englishman Walk into a Bar". He's Travis's gamma-shift helmsman. Lieutenant Capetl and Ensign Mujera work in Astrometrics and will appear again in a future story, "A Crack in the Universe"


Chapter Two )
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T'Pol indulges in some scientific analysis, with Trip's help. Malcolm discovers a new side to Hoshi, while Phlox feels protective towards Liz Cutler. A member of Engineering ends up in Sickbay (not Trip). Travis and a group of his Boomer friends decide to upgrade Shuttlepod One with some new Dnayui hardware.

French: "C'est le chocolat. Il y a une raison pour laquelle c'est la nourriture de l'amour.” (It's chocolate. There's a reason (why) it's the food of love.) “Mais oui.” (Of course.)

OCs: Ensign Neal Campbell is Hoshi's 2IC in the comm department. He was introduced in my story "Voices of Treachery".

Chapter Three )
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Malcolm encounters the handmaiden Estrella for the first time. He's shocked at his own reaction.

Archer, Malcolm and Carlo see Signor Kosso. Kosso has his own nefarious plans.

The Hundred Years War lasted from 1337-1453. It was actually a series of wars between the House of Valois and the House of Plantaganet. The Plantaganets ruled England and claimed the throne of France. Eventually, they were victorious.


Chapter Three )
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Captain Archer must find a way out of Kosso's proposal. Carlo and Paola meet for the first time, and sparks fly. Estrella and Malcolm run into trouble in the streets of Venice.

More characters from ENT make appearances in this chapter. Can you find them, and who are they in the 'real universe'?

The Borgias: The original spelling of the name is the Spanish version, Borja. In 1455, Alonso de Borja was elected pope and took the name Calixtus III. He died only 3 years later, in 1458.

His nephew, Roderigo Borja/Borgia became a Papal administrator and cardinal (thanks to nepotism from his uncle's family). He later became Pope Alexander VI in 1492, succeeding Pope Innocent the VIII. Roderigo was the father of Lucrezia, Cesare, Giovanni (or Juan), Goffredo (or Jofre) and Ottoviano.

Chapter Four )
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Captain Archer rallies support, with help from Traveo and Carlo. Malcolm and Estrella find sanctuary with one of Floccia's old friends. Just what kind of secrets does Kosso hold over Archer's head? And Sovale decides to correct a mistake of his own making.

Warning: Medicine was not anywhere close to what it is in the 21st century. One part of this chapter isn't graphic, but it might squick some people out anyway.

Dominican friars: The Pope authorized this particular sect of monks to supervise the Inquisition.

Wedding ceremony: It was as elaborate as possible, to show off the wealth of the bride's and groom's families. In fact, the governments of Milan, Florence, and Venice passed usury laws, which limited the amount of extravagant clothing and accessories someone could wear. Of course, people got around that.

Italian: Maledizione! (Darn/Damn it!), Per mio fe! (Equivalent to an exasperated, "Oh for crying out loud!"), Dio mio (My God), un'caccatore (let's just say this isn't a compliment)

Spanish: El Capitan (the Captain, referring to Archer). It's different from the Italian Il Capitano.

Japanese: ashiteru. (I love you. The whole expression is "Watashi ni ashiteru", but it's obvious who loves whom in this case.)


Chapter Five )
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Malcolm and Estrella find they can't avoid the inevitable. Paola uses her seamstress skills. Carlo worms his way into Kosso's confidence, while John and Eriana meet with Kosso's father. R rating near the end of the this chapter. You've been warned.

Italian: Salute! To your health! Si, e vero. Yes, it's true.

I gave Kosso the first name of Niccolò, which happens to be the first name of Machiavelli, author of The Prince. This story takes place a bit before Machiavelli, though.

Cuvaccio is meant to be Kuvak, the Vulcan minister. I made him Kosso's father in this story.)


Chapter Six )
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Notes: This chapter is mostly focused on Carlo and Paola. Archer and the others publicly reveal Kosso's schemes, but Kosso has a way to redeem himself, and it entangles Carlo.

Italian: mi amorato(a)/mi amo=my beloved=t'hy'la

D'Alberi=of the trees=Forest=Forrest. Actor Vaughn Armstrong is also a musician, who plays the ukelele at conventions.

Code duello= A set of rules for a one-on-one duel, to settle grievances. The Renaissance period was fraught with honor duels. It can be issued in the case of a (perceived) insult. The injured party issues a challenge to the person who insulted them. The one receiving the challenge can either a) apologize publicly or b) accept the duel. He is the one who chooses the weaponry (usually swords, until the 17th century). The issuee chooses the time and place of the duel.

Each combatant chooses a second, and the fight lasts until they can no longer fight, or a doctor calls a halt to the combat. Although duels to the death were rare, they often ended in death because of wound infection. The winner of the duel is considered to be 'in the right'. The winner can earn social standing in the eyes of his peers, depending on how he fought.

Closely related to this is trial by combat, to settle guilt or innocence of a crime. The rules are similar, and the winner is considered the innocent party. Kosso is entitled to this option, if he chooses to exercise it.
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Carlo and the others are involved in the fight of their lives. We meet Traveo's family and Kosso's compatriots. Sometimes non-traditional strategies are the ones that work. More ENT counterparts make their appearances here. Can you guess who they are?

During this time, being left-handed was considered a curse of the Devil, and natural lefties were forced to use their right hand for everyday tasks. (I'm a natural lefty, and my dad was one of those 'retrained'. He writes right-handed, but does everything else left-handed).

If the code duello is broken, the transgressor's life is forfeit. Anything goes at that point.

There's one instance of Spanish. Translation is in bold. Italian: coltelleria, lit. 'silverware', i.e. cutlery. It's the closest I could get to the English meaning. :-D


Chapter Eight )
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Here it is, the wedding!

Information on weddings in the Renaissance can be found here:
http://celyn.drizzlehosting.com/mrwp/mrwed.html The ring vow I used is here. The actual ceremony took place at the door of the church, with a wedding Mass to follow inside the church. Wedding rings were worn on the thumb or the fourth finger of the right hand. It didn't switch to the left hand until after the Reformation.

Latin: Benedictio annuli ante hostium templi...” "Blessing the ring at the door of the church"

Thanks for reading! Cast list (a Who's Who) is included in the end notes in the Coda.

Chapter Nine )

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