Part 253: 1350: Bayberry Alliance Negotiations
This year's objectives: More friends! We've been screwing about with dinosaurs so long we've forgotten how to do anything else.
That enormous bird must have been flying off to give someone ELSE a bad omen. Maybe it was for the Blue Jays... bad things have been happening to them lately.
Then I sent Ortossi off to explore to the west. Maybe we'll find something interesting.
Then we send Korstardos off to the Bayberries. Those greedy jerks only appreciate wealth, so I have him bring along a king's ransom in horses.
We be back from the Horse Spawn, curse 'em! Got me twenty five cows in jewels, and done got some horses! Yeee haw!
Clearly I replaced you just in time, old man.
That isn't very friendly, young lady.
Your emissary, Korstardos, approaches the Bayberries, seeking to negotiate an alliance with them. First, he presents the gifts we sent. They Bayberries extravagantly praise our gifts. They toast Korstardos in their feasting hall many times.
Once the gift-giving is over, how does he approach the Bayberries for an alliance?
"It would be generous of you to help us in our time of need."
"Together, we can overcome our foes. We will be celebrated by great poets."
"We are both blessed by the gods, and our alliance would please them further."
"You need food, and we need warriors to protect us."
"You will profit greatly from an alliance.
Their chief, Enothea, values generosity over all other Orlanthi virtues.