I 100% agree Cyc... I didn't even catch that until moments ago, and it's annoying me more with every passing moment. What on earth would possess us to give our only tradeable tech - one of the most expensive ones discovered yet, mind you - to them? Did we have some trade deal worked out with them that implies some obligation on our part to do so? I'm not getting this. I know we'd talked loosely with them about trading Construction for something, but I don't recall signing a deal with them on this. Furthermore, I think we're already giving them enough in this deal (free access to our coastal waters, etc...). I don't see the need to give them Construction for nothing in return. Let them declare war on GCA and trade maps with us and then I'd gladly give them Construction and all our gold (less the 80g needed to upgrade our 2 warriors). EDIT: Just read Octavian's comments regarding CoL and Philosophy.... Can somebody please provide a link to the thread in which this "deal" was agreed to with Apolyton? As far as I know, this was only discussed loosely, but never finalized.