I must apologize that it has taken me lo long to write. I was out for
an entire week. Between work, job interviews, finishing this semester
of school, preparing for the next semester, preparing baby's first
Christmas, and planning when all our family can see my son have left
me a little distracted. However, my team has not forgotten about you.
Congratulations on Math, and the Oracle. Catapults would be very useful.
First, our feelings about Team Realms:
We feel the same about Pink Dot as you do about the city to your west,
that it is threatening. We have felt like that since it was settled
five months ago. We understand how you feel. Since then, we have been
very annoyed toward them.
We began border agreement talks with them on August 2nd. Team Realms
has been unhelpful, and their suggestions have been unreasonable.
Five months with no results has been difficult for us. Again, we have
been very annoyed toward them.
Second, about the territory to our east, your south:
All teams make plans for the future. The plan for the Templar cities
has been a good one, but it has needed adjustment in the past
(Damascus, for example). One of the cities is what we call "Site C".
Site C is south of the corn, on the coast, south east of Lakamha.
But, we did not know how such a settlement would be viewed by your
team. We don't know yet when we will settle there. If this
contradicts your plans, please tell us, and we can work something out.
Third, about your suggestions about our alliance:
We feel that 50 turns is a good length of time for an NAP. The option
of renewing at the end of 50 turns is a good one. The team was very
happy about this reasonable agreement.
Your 'clause of colonization' is a good agreement. A gentlemen's
agreement is better than a strict border, as long as it is among
We would never expect any technology, or anything else, from you for
free. An alliance is an agreement to work together, not for one to
work while the other does nothing. However, we also understand that
our team has strengths that your team does not, and vice versa. Trades
should benefit both teams, and not be strictly tech for tech. Perhaps
we can count technology points, and if, after multiple trades, one
side has more or less points in trade than the other, the other side
gives gold, units, or maybe something else.
We understand the importance of sharing information. We welcome the
opportunity to share with our friends.
If you need more time to respond to anything I say, that is
acceptable. You may write a quick note, saying when you will have
time, and we will wait patiently.
I hope you are all ready for the Christmas holiday.
ecawilson of the Templars