So, the French finally come out and reveal themselves for what they are - bullies and barbarians who wish to dominate their weaker neighbours with military might. I hope the other tribes take notice of this, and that the French may one day be allowed the honour of choking on these very same words if this is the path they wish to take. Blabbering about some code does not make a wrong right, Benoit, even if you try to present to the world that you are doing the right thing hiding behind this code of yours.
The only thing I can say does you some amount of credit, Benoit, is that you are finally honest. You openly admit that you are a bully, for the world to see, instead of hiding behind dishonesty and lies as you have done in the past.
Your attempts at diverting the attention to the other tribes by insulting them are pathetic, Benoit, but by all means go ahead and see how many friends your tribe will be left with. You have invaded the Netherlands, invaded Rome, insulted the Norsemen and now the English. Who is next? Spain? The Holy Roman Empire? The Germans?
"Treat others as you want to be treated yourself", my father told me. We shall see how the other tribes will treat you in the future to come.
It is not yet too late for you to relent however, Benoit. Rome will, as I have said in the past, unconditionally forgive you these transgressions if you just return our workers. If you wish stable and secure relationships with Rome and your other neighbours in the future, I should say this is a small price to pay. It seems as if you are bent on conquest, barbarism and might though. So, it saddens me to say this, but I guess that is the path we will be taking, and that my words are as powerful as throwing wine into the ocean hoping the entire ocean will turn to wine.