Ace of Swards - Weapon 2 of Swards - Rivalry

The Venetian banner, with the lion rampant and the auspice of victory, which was used when the Republic of Venice was at war.

Need to conquer. Vigour. Victorious war. Display of stregth Imposition.

Two acrobats performing on the bridge of Ponte delle Due Spade.

Obstacle that must be overcome. Equal forces in conflic. Need to create alliances.

4 of Swards - Block 8 of Swards - Crisis

The Tetrarchs, a sculptured group located in a corner of St Mark's Basilica, represent the equal division of power.

Division of tasks, land or goods. Grave legacy. Status quo.

A "monatto" (public servant who transported the bodies of person who deid of the plague), passes in front of the Churc of San Francesco del Deserto on the boat of the dead.

Justified fear. Sense of impending danger. Bad news. Disapproval.

9 of Swards - Hypocrisy Knave of Swards - Guard

An nobleman courts a wealthy widow accompanied by a man wearing a "bauta" mask.

Ambiguous behaviour. Undisclosed objective. Hypocrisy.

A Janissary in the pay of Venice standing in front of Calle Camello, the doorway of which has a stature of a "Moon" at one side.

A very scrupulous man, cut out to be a warden or an investigator.

Knight of Swards - Mercenario King of Swards - Consulente

The condottiere Bartolomeo Colleoni riding beside the Church Santi Giovanni e Paolo.

A man of ardent character and great charisma who is useful during conflicts.

The condottiere Giovanni Pompei, liberator of Venice durig the war against Spanish and Milanese troops at the beginning of the sicteenth-century.

Expert whose advice is given against payment. Man of law or intellectual.