Here is the response from GS. Jon - you had mentioned that you had chatted with them and told them that nothing was decided yet - that may have influenced their response somewhat. Not sure.
Here is the world situation as I know it now:
RP has one galley here - and will do a deal for iron. They are fully behind us - as much as they can be given the rising tensions on BoB.
GoW was set to send two galleys with troops - honoring their deal. I chatted with P32 and GF tonight regarding the situation. They are not in a position to send more significant numbers. They will be after a war on Bob. But who gainst whom is still unclear.
But - we can use the RP and GoW presence as leverage in negotiations with GS. GS will not know that more significant forces aren't coming. It may make them think twice.
So - what do folks want to do - and please - no one go chatting with anyone from GS until we are in agreement.
GS and Vox Peace Negotiations
People of Vox:
We understand that your previous offer was pre-mature as you have not actually decided to offer it. Though promising, we did not discuss the offer in detail as it was not actually offered.
The people of Gathering Storm have a specific question to the people of Vox.
Are you willing to leave this continent for peace? We are putting together a proposal (which includes assistance from GS) but do not want to insult your honor by offering it without knowing it is welcome?
Answer in your own time.
ManicStarSeed of Gathering Storm