Part 166: 1341: Badger Peace Negotiations
Off he goes with his new stag, over the horizon, cheers following him as we went. At least he was polite abou--wait. What's that, coming over the ridge?
Quick! Bring the best robe and put it on him. Put a ring on his finger and sandals on his feet. Bring the fattened calf and kill it. Let's have a feast and celebrate. For this son of mine was dead and is alive again; he was lost and is found.
You never get to leave the tula again, young man. The goons and I were worried sick about you.
Time to go find out what's up with the Badgers.
Korstardos has presented your gifts to the Badger clan, and extended an offer of peace. The Badgers seep uncomfortable at accepting such a large amount of gifts, but do not give them back. Randan, the clan trader, seems receptive. Their ranking weaponthane Penterest, on the other hand, clearly imagines himself striking you down on the field of battle.
Arrange for a noble male of your clan to marry a noble girl of theirs, and vise versa.
Offer them wealth.
Offer to lend support to a ritual of their choice.
Offer them at treasure.
Seven cows would be a minimum. Fifty cows would be good. A hundred would be excellent.