Welcome Aretan people to the First Quality Gem Manufacturing Institute in Arete! Although everyone is welcome to observe the gems here, we are currently only selling to licensed Business Retail Owners. Well then, lets take a tour of the company and learn a little about the gem history of Arete. I the beginning of modern government as we know it, the Aretean subcontinent was divided between two Kingdoms, the Kingdom of Spain under the Hatshepsut dynasty, and the Arkadian Populist Regime under the Seidrik Dynasty. Closed off by the Spanish and, to the north, the Babylonians, our people needed wealth. But not all was bad, the Aretan people controlled a very strong, well disciplined, and well lead military. With this at our fingertips, there was only one thing to do, invade. The Egyptians fell beneath our military, and Egypt, along with their gem-rich hills of the Madridian-Cordoba area. Years later, a small but politically connected family moved to blossoming Venice. Here, at a marine-culture flowering city, a small aristocratic family would establish itself in the inner-workings of a new Representative Monarchy, and also in the place of the Gem Business of Arete. Now, that same family officially opens the Jewelers of New Arkadia. We will, from now until the end of our time, attempt to bring you quality gems from the beautiful hills of the Holy Land and Cordobian Country. We will be offering all the kinds of Gems you could imagine, Rubies, Diamonds, Opal, Sapphires, Topaz, Crystal, anything you could possibly you imagine! Just ask! Also, to influence Aretan culture, we have established gemstones for the provinces of the Aretan Isle. Arete Proper: Ahh the coast of Arete Proper, from the Palaces in Arete to the harbors in Venice, this coast is arguably one of most beautiful sites in the world. For its role in Aretan politics since the beginning of time, this landscape has been represented by the great Diamonds of New Arkadia. New Arkadia: The whole of Arete rests on New Arkadia because of its economic place in history. The colorful landscapes of New Arkadia are represented by the JNA's beautiful collection of red Rubies.