I suppose we could get Oracle - no one is industrious, but someone probably has marble. Worst case, we get a lot of gold to play with. Mysticism is useless to us, a religion is nice (and Monastaries would be really useful), CoL and Monarchy are that way, too. on the other hand, Writing->Iron Working gets us our cheap libraries and allows us to clear jungle, to make those ivory more productive and get the gems. How fast could Copper Kettle build Oracle at size 5? I think it would make 10 hammers, so 15 turns? Going to priesthood also makes writing less expensive, opens up monarchy and CoL... That said, it delays getting the gems on line by quite a bit. But we have copper, so iron isn't all that important.