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"My people know the amulet to be very dangerous, Jean. I do not think we should play with it. Or have you forgotten what happened with the Sword of Cortés?"
"It almost got us enslaved to the corrosive conquistador, Hernán Cortés.
Tumen and Jean Magliore[src]

Spanish Conquistadors, often shorten to Conquistador (from Spanish conquistadores, "conquerors"), were soldiers, explorers, and adventurers at the service of the Spanish Empire and Portuguese Empire. They sailed beyond Europe, conquering much territory and opening trade routes of the Americas, following the discovery of the New World. They colonized much of the world for Spain and Portugal in the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries.


Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortés, in 1519, led 400 men against Aztec Mexico, eventually conquering the capital city of Tenochtitlán. Humberto Diaz colonized Padres del Fuego for Spain.[1] Francisco Pizarro led a force of 180 men and 37 horses against the great Inca civilization in Peru, capturing the capital of Cuzco in 1533. Juan Ponce de León discovered Florida in 1513, during his search for the Fountain of Youth. Many conquistadors searched for El Dorado, the legendary City of Gold, in South America during the 17th century, but they never found it.

There were many other conquistadors but they were more volunteer militia than an actual organized military. During the Age of Piracy, Spanish Conquistadors were used both as ground army and as naval soldiers on ships of the Spanish Royal Navy. Many of them were killed during the War of Garcia and Pierre and they were later resurrected as undead minions of Jolly Roger.[1]

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The Conquistador armors in Castillo del Morro



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