1440BC More strangers arrive HATSHEPSUT: Hah! We have discovered more idiots! KHALID: I hate to say, actually they discovered us. And they come from the west, not the east. HATSHEPSUT: The West? Theres nothing to be found there but barbarians and desert . . . (A stranger enters) HATSHEPSUT: . . . and crackpot leaders. STRANGER: Welcome, Hatshepsut. I, Mansa Musa, humble ruler of Mali, offer my hand to you in friendship. HATSHEPSUT: Im not surprised. You must be scared stiff of the Egyptian army. MANSA MUSA: If you say so. HATSHEPSUT: I do. Would you like peace then? MANSA MUSA: I would. HATSHEPSUT: Hmm . . . go on then. But watch your back. MANSA MUSA: Sure. Bye, Hatshepsut (Mansa exits) SCYTHE: Another peacemonger, to add to India. HATSHEPSUT: Im not sure I like the idea of sending our troops through that desert though . . . lets stick to the plan.