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Discussion in 'Eagles' started by Calis, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    Sounds good.
     
  2. Chamnix

    Chamnix Chasing Time

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    Stalling - excellent :thumbsup:.
     
  3. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    My approval is given as well.
     
  4. Calis

    Calis on time

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    From the Brotherhood:

    Obviously Anarchie took Chivalry from Kueche. These idiots. In their favor we rejected Chivalry and they just take it. :gripe:

    Brotherhood is not aware that Anarchie made a last big attack and will be out next turn. (At least according to what Anarchie told us).

    Any opinions, how to deal with the Knights?
     
  5. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    Idiots. Why do they have to be so greedy? :mad:

    Ah well, I still think that we should try to keep the Brotherhood as far behind as possible. But that GLib boost puts a dent in that plan. I'm in favor of friendly relations with them so that we can have them as allies or at least be neutral in our coming war with Kueche.
     
  6. Calis

    Calis on time

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    I thought about dealing with the Knights. I do see only little chance that we can agree on some reasonable tech deal. We do not want to sell techs of the lower branch and they have the same techs on the upper branch of the tech tree than we have.

    But how about buying luxuries from them?
     
  7. Sparthage

    Sparthage Fighting Tyranny

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    Sounds good to me.
     
  8. Bowsling

    Bowsling Deity

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    Yes, I think we need to break the silence with the Brotherhood. With them building the Great Library, they will probably catch up in tech, and them entering a tech-trading alliance with Kueche would be a disaster.
     
  9. Calis

    Calis on time

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    A proposed message to the Knights:

     
  10. Calis

    Calis on time

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    I did not post it, yet. Any opinions?
     
  11. CommandoBob

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    This sentence confuses me:

    Would either of these be better?

    Especially, you face a fully new situation.
    or
    Especially since you now face a fully new situation.

    EDIT:
    Beyond that it looks fine.
     
  12. Bowsling

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    I think he means to put emphasis on you. Made sense to me.
     
  13. Chamnix

    Chamnix Chasing Time

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    I'm not really sure we will be able to get the luxury for any significant time with a colony, but we can see what they say :dunno:.
     
  14. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    Made sense to me, also. But then again, I know Calis. If he puts a comma after Especially, he will get that emphasis.

    Other than that, it is well written. "Until you filled the continent" might be said better as "Until you've (you have) filled the continent".

    Send it.
     
  15. Bowsling

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    Or until you fill. Is the Brotherhood singular or plural? :dunno:
     
  16. CommandoBob

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    Let's not get too carried away with our grammar...


    Link to video.
     
  17. Calis

    Calis on time

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    Right, emphasis was on you, as they suddenly have a continent for themselves. :drool:

    I'll implement the other correction and post it. They can't do much more than tell us to p*** off, right?
     
  18. Calis

    Calis on time

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    This is, what I posted a few minutes ago:

     
  19. Cyc

    Cyc Looking for the door...

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    From Lanzelot, today:

    Dear Calis of the Eagles,
    yes indeed, within two turns the situation changed completely, and not only once but twice... We are still quite surprised ourselves and cannot really believe our good luck. In the short course of two turns, we went from fighting for our bare survival to looking ahead to a bright future and to the chance of catching up with the two leading nations of this world.

    However, at the same time we are well aware that the future is not without problems...

    •First of all, if we settle all this nice land now available to us and develop our much neglected infrastructure, the other two nations, which are confined to only half a continent, might see us as a potential threat in the long term future. And this might prompt one or the other nation (or both...) to do something against that threat, before we have fully recovered.
    •And next: when we finished the Great Library, we expected the Anarchos (as a Despotism and in the middle of a cruel war) to be relatively backward, while you and the Küche would be quite advanced. But the situation was almost reversed: the Anarchos were almost as advanced as you, while the Küche were like 2-3 techs behind. This could only mean that you have been cooperating with the Anarchos, our enemy, but not with us?! And then, why did they leave you "The Village" as a "fare-well present"?
    Basically this town is insignificant (because of corruption), for you as well as for us. Unless it is used as a ship-chain endpoint. And to be honest: this makes us quite worried at the moment.


    Ok, after these general remarks let me address your suggestion about an incense deal: first of all, we have to tell you: your worker trying to establish a colony will probably come to late. Right after the "dissolution" of the Anarchos, we set up a ship chain and sent a settler on its way, which will reach its destination next turn.
    Of course we are interested in selling the spare resource, especially as - due to your Golden Age - we could probably expect quite a good price.
    However, during your long silence we have also been conducting negotiations with the Küche and found a lot of common interests and trade opportunities e.g. tech exchanges. To make a long story short: I know that in previous negotiations between our two nations there were a few unfortunate "misunderstandings" (and I don't claim us to be completely without fault here). I don't want to repeat that mistake, therefore I'm telling you quite frankly: at the moment it looks much more likely that we'll sign a corresponding luxury deal with the Küche than with you. (Not the least important reason being that this seems to preserve the "balance of power" between the three nations best, seeing that the Küche appears to be much weaker than your nation.)

    However, we are always interested in techs, and if you would be willing to sell us The Village for an adequate price (as a sign of no aggressive plans against our continent), it would make us sleep much better... (as far as that is possible in iron pajamas...)

    With best Regards,
    Sir Lanzelot
     
  20. Bowsling

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    That was essentially a long-winded, polite and polished way of telling us to screw off. Great.
     

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