La Piazza di Battaglia is a huge plaza in the middle of Amozare, Bernoulli Island, the largest stretch of flat land in the entire city. It is kept as such, amid the towering facades of twisting, unlikely architecture, to commemorate it as the location of a decisive battle against the army of an invading sheikdom out of the Empire of the Crescent Moon. Prince Gespucci's fabulous palace, high up on a hill, can be seen from anywhere in the plaza. Surrounding and threading through the massive space are innumerable carts, restaurants, canals, gondolas and the towering precipices of massive structures. In some of these structures reside the powerful Consorzios that dominate this part of Amozare.
These Consorzios, the noble Barzetti Enterprises, the interloping Di Castelliano Exporters, and the forbidding Sinagra Shipping, are locked in the life or death struggle of high finance, treachery, murder, and deceit. In short, the Great Game.