You are hemorrhaging gold yup. Maybe too much. GK will peace out for IW though. Early WB scout is far more beneficial than sending a lone axeman off into the wild blue yonder. For one it opens foreign trade routes which are missing drastically here. These libraries are far too late. 2 pop whip those bad boys and don't just sit there with unhappy cities. Krak desperately need a monument and myst might have been something I'd pick up sooner. Fish early would have opened a sailing trade ..possibly for Writing. These AI are not doing all that well here at this stage. edit: Yeah..ha..I did not learn that fact until several years after playing.