Hi everybody. I see a lot of people recommending picking up the Consulates SP and then pledging to protect all the City States on the map - becoming instant friends with everyone. I hardly ever pledge to protect, all the way back to Vanilla, so I'm a little fuzzy on the chain of consequences. If an AI goes and bullies/demands tribute from a CS that I've pledged to protect, my understanding is that I need to tell them it's not cool and to quit it when the diplo dialogue happens in order to keep the benefit. Do people who are using this Consulates/Pledge combo find that it's drawing them into unintended conflicts with the AI? Do people just drop the CSs that are getting bullied?