Part 254: 1350: Apple Alliance Negotiations
That went well!
It went so well, in fact, that I've decided to start the fire season with another friendly communique with a tribe-mate. The apples are getting slightly more horses, because they don't like us as much as the Bayberries did.
Your emissary, Korstardos, approaches the Apples, seeking to negotiate an alliance with them. First, he presents the gifts we sent. The Apples extravagantly praise our gifts. They toast Korstardos in their feasting hall many times.
Once the gift-giving is over, how does he approach the Apples 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, Ferena, values generosity over all other Orlanthi virtues.