Opposing Sides Of An Argument

At the time, the Netherlands was a part of Spanish territory and as a result of the Spanish Duke of Alba's heavy taxation, its people were oppressed.
A number of young people voiced their displeasure and started an independence movement, but the Duke of Alba sent his trusted officer Ines to deal with the situation.

At a square in Amsterdam, a young man named Hoorn was giving a speech before the people, explaining the need for the Netherlands to declare independence and oppose the Duke of Alba.
Just then, somebody cried out that Spanish soldiers were coming.
Hoorn cried for the people to stand and fight, but nobody would agree to follow him.
Then, a man appeared to warn Hoorn and help him escape.

Before long, Frederik and Player were surrounded by Spanish soldiers.
The soldiers asked Frederik where Hoorn was going.
He lied and was trying to confuse them when he appeared to be found out by the Spanish commander, Ines.
However, Player managed to successfully talk them out of the situation, and Ines and his men left.

Frederik was extremely impressed with Player and suggested they go to the tavern for a drink.
His job was to deliver things from place to place, whether it be a single coffee bean or an entire warship.

At the tavern, Frederik formally introduced Player to Hoorn, the leader of the independence movement.
Upon hearing that Player had helped elude the Spanish soldiers, Hoorn offered an invitation to join their organisation.
Frederik smoothed things over and managed to avoid further problems, as Hoorn was also trying to recruit Frederik into his group.

As Player was about to leave the tavern, Frederik entrusted a letter that he wanted delivered to Count Egmont at the Governor's Mansion.

At the Governor's Mansion, a merchant appealed to Count Egmont, asking how long he was willing to tolerate Spain's meddling in their affairs.
Egmont explained to them that the Netherlands did not have the power to oppose Spain, and if they incurred the wrath of the Duke of Alba, their attempts at independence would never succeed.
In the face of such a timid attitude, the merchant abandoned his appeal.

Player delivered the letter to Egmont.
In it, the Sarmiento Company of Portugal refused to pay support to Egmont, who was disappointed by the news since he had hoped to put an end to Spain's interference in their affairs.
However, he required the money in order to do so.
There were few who could understand what Egmont was thinking, use of force person was there, and the Duke of Alba's involvement was just spurred on.
Player sympathised with Egmont's plight and left the Governor's Mansion.