OK, guys it seems I have made a huge playing mistake. I've asked about trading in the PTW PBEM because my first gift to Apolyton did not reach them. So I was told there's nothing to know about, you just make the deal. Now since you don't see the trade after you make it, and it didn't work last time I assumed every time you open the diplo screen, the offer you made earlier that turn gets deleted. So I gifted Apolytom some 300 cash (for previous missed payments) and 80 gpt. THREE TIMES. Result: We lost all our money, went bankrupt and lost a harbor and a worker, three towns revolted and we ended up with -137 per turn. So I did the only think that was possible, attacked a APO Medieval Infantry and won near the Silk Colony to get back on positive cash flow. Immediately afterwards I sent them a peace offer. This will of course be reported to the admins and I'll try to find out exactly how much money APO received. I'm waiting for your punishment but I'd only want to let you know that I hate the guillotine or to be hanged, just shoot me. In other news (do you need any others?) we killed a barb near the silks. GWT got Astronomy and their galleys have found three of our ships. To make it look like a coordinated effort with APO I had tried to land two shiploads near Asgard but failed due to blockade. (see pic) I raised the lux tax to 20% to allow the FP to be completed next turn. Another raider was completed in Zhi Gang and I switched to Apeduct.