The Spanish have a 50% military bonus against native villages. Using this skill leads to a lot of treasure and maybe converts, and eliminates a potential threat (but also potential ally and trading partner). This bonus alludes to the aftermath of the Reconquista, which left the Spanish with a huge eager military with nothing to do; they were then sent to colonize the Americas, ultimately wiping out some of the land's most legendary tribes.
Your player color is yellow (which will be familiar to players of Civ2).
Your default player name is Christopher Columbus.
Your default territory name is New Spain.
Your military start unit is a veteran.
Your port in Europe is Seville.