Part 275: 1352: Cattle Rustling Ducks
Very well, one heroquest comin' up!
That was efficient!
With that done, we're finally ready to start the new year with some ord--
Clearly, your neighbors have discovered that you've sent many of your warriors off to war. A team of ducks, taking advantage of your temporary weakness, has stolen cows from your herds over a period of several weeks.
They have taken an astounding three cows.
Demand satisfaction from the duck chieftain.
Persuade the carls that any losses now will be offset by loot from the war.
Promise the carls you'll raid the ducks when the warriors get back.
Send a war party to frighten the rustlers.
Send a war party to kill the rustlers.
Many of our best men are away at war. Our reserves may have trouble with even a few men.
This is a good chance to show our generosity.
It is never a good thing to be robbed, but our herds are large. Things could be worse.
It is no use negotiating with thieves. But the duck chieftain may have something to offer us.
It is good to be robbed now and then. It teaches humility.