...the city-state I am warring against? I've been at war with Venice for five turns, and then I get a notification Persia is protecting them. Questions: 1. I stepped a unit out of Venice territory to heal - will another Civ not protect as long as I have troops in their territory? 2. Since I am already at war, what would trigger bad consequences for me - attacking a unit, attacking the city, taking the city, or nothing? I really need to snag this city to get access to the seas, but don't want to get denounced or attacked in return. Persia is also friendly with England, my other friend. I need them both happy with me so I can turn my attentions to the other two civs on the continent, who both are telling me to get bent when I ask them not to build cities near me.