Well whaddaya know. After making peace with me, Oda took Samarkand. Bad, bad boy. Soon after I upgraded my archers, entered my Persian Golden Age, then denounced and DoW'ed Oda. Dido joined in and helped me capture Samarkand. Thank you, Dido (but I still want you see burn in hell with your highest pointiest sticks). This wasn't hard at all. Oda is BEGGING for peace.