Society Name: Videssia
Action 1 An ultimatum to Cormenaera.
Maurilius Mendil sends a delegation to Cormenaera consisting of Videssian senators as well as of members of ODA Grand council with a strong demand to withdraw all Cormenaerch presence in Anecir. In addition Cormenaera must pay a compensation to Anaduan. Cormenaera must also swear to obey the ODA codex in which prohibits any military conflict between ODA members.
It is clearly written that in such case ODA forces will be used against the initiator of the conflict. Mendil demands to obey it immediately, otherwise...
(This from Ralf)
Action 1: Reply
After some debate in the Grand Council, an answer is given, signed by all members of the Grand Council. The debate was held behind locked doors, but rumours claim that there were some dissent in the council.
"We, the august and wise members of the grand Council of Cormenaera have pondered your request. It has become known that some may fear that the spirit of the Orasareni Defence Alliance is not followed. Some may even fear that the Alliance may be torn apart by open conflict.
We of the Grand Council wish to strongly deny these suspicions. The change of rule in Anecir last year is of benefit to us, that cannot be denied. Some blood was unavoidably shed. But now is the time for peace, and let the current rulers of Anecir build their city, renew alliances and commence trade. Those forces of Cormenaeran origin that still reside in Anecir are no longer needed, and will withdraw promptly. We are confident that the current rulers have no more need of outside help, and can hold up law and order by themselves.
The city of Anaduan may benefit greatly from this new friendship and partnership in trade. What profit that was lost last year, may be regained tenfold this year. Likewise, the city of Cormenaera will not object to the Videssian military buildup, as long as it is for the express benefit of the Orasareni Defence Alliance.
We cannot emphasize enough the fact that Cormenaera, never ever will initiate war against another member of the Orasareni Defence Alliance. We all abide the laws of the alliance, and will gladly smite the aggressor. We, the august and wise members of the Grand Council of Cormenaera solemny swear to follow the rules of the Orasareni Defence alliance."
Suggestion: The Cormenaeran response appeases Mendil and removes the need for ODA (Videssian) involvement, at least for the time being.
Continue to build fleet. (Year 4 of 5)
Result so far = 1 -0 -1 + ( -1 0 -1 +1) + ( -1 0 0 +1) +1 + (-1 -1 -1 +1 ) +2 (triple action) -3 (other player's action) + (0 -1 -1 -1) + ( )
Going horribly wrong......
What happened.....?! Well.....
During a warm summer night, the docks at Videss were raided by forces unknown. All ships in the harbour were sunk, and all partially-constructed vessels were fired. All foreign shipwrights (mostly Ka'Shari) sleeping at the dockside were brutally murdered. (Luckily, native Videssian workers had returned home and thus remain unharmed). This has set back the development of the navy for years and has seriously damaged Videssia's reputation.