Hello merchants! Sorry to interrupt during your show, but I have an important announcement.
My name is Reggie, and I'm a merchant just like you, except I believe that we should be more involved with the Muslims!
Which means we can sell it for more money in Europe!
Their art is a better quality than Europe's and is very inspiring to European artists!
(Especially since this gives us access to the most valuable goods in the world)
Our nautical experience and their military make us a perfect pair for controlling the seas.
And now that Byzantium, our main client, has fallen to the Muslim Ottomans, we must turn to them for trade.
Since Venice is a bunch of island, we've always had to rely on trade for money.
Come trade with us! We have camels!
The Muslims have also expanded upon and translated ancient European texts.
They have taken Europe's discoveries and invented a "Scientific Method" that uses experimentation and observation to make advances in science, math, and medicine.
a^2+b^2=c^2... But why?
When we bring Muslim knowledge back to Europe, it helps our scientists and mathematicians to become more inspired. Who knows? Maybe all this learning will lead to some type of a Renaissance one day? ;)
Alright! I've done enough talking! Now back to your regularly scheduled program!