[Vespucci is seeking backers for another trans-Atlantic voyage
How you estimate my chances of being heard?
Marco del Monte
What matters, Captain, are your chances of being believed.
Exactly. To arrange a hearing with the Counsel won't be too difficult, but I can guarantee you'll be dismissed without further consideration unless you can offer evidence to substantiate your claims.
If you mean gold and silver and precious stones, I'm afraid they aren't lying around waiting to be picked up like so many seashells.