Hi Pilgrim! Thanks for the heads up! I did manage to sue for peace for a reasonable price in the end, and ended up getting back into the game quite well. Unfortunately in the end, China launched its spaceship with me 2 parts behind and a little bit of research left to do. I was playing Inca's, for the food benefit of the terrace farms, but I'm giving it a new try now with Korea, with whom I managed to succeed in OCC quite easily on Immortal. Time to join the deities!