I approve of diplomacy, even this early, but don't bother with this To and From stuff. Just have your character say it. 'Bill raised his eyebrow. "Nay, I think the cows are far too valuable to trade for ore. In the long run, will they not provide us with more food than they would be worth in nuggets?" BILL KICKS EVERYBODY IN THE GROIN.' Is more appropriate. *whip* Karalysia, you're in reserve, meaning you'll be added after a while.