I just wanted to know if this is working as intended. So normally, when Friends = cannot Tribute a CS, the exception bring the Autocracy tenet that allows you to Tribute Allies and gives you additional influence as well. For the first time, I noticed that if you have Sphere of Influence on a CS and your influence with them is crappy, you can demand Tribute from them anyways. It is technically possible because you are below the "Friends" influence level of 30, but it seems inappropriate as you have a "technical" status of Ally normally associated with 60 influence points. The ability to do this tributing vanishes as usual if your influence with the CS increases to 30 by some other means. Should players be able to demand Tribute on a CS with whom they have a Sphere of Influence?