The Italian missionary, Marco Polo, traveled the Silk Road to meet the great emperor Kublai Khan in China. Because of his knowledge and travels Kublai Khan appoints him to a special role of confidants in his court where he investigates the culture and geography of the places he travels and reports back to Kublai Khan. These two men from very different cultures form a bond of service where they learn from each other and Marco Polo goes on to document all his travels.
I have traveled from Italy and finally reached China to meet the Great Kublai Khan.
I have learned of your great dynasty and that you have over taken the Song Dynasty.
Yes, welcome to the Yuan Dynasty, and our new culture.
I'm eager to learn and at your service.
You will be my confidant, and report to me in great detail about your investigations
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