As it now stands, a treaty exists and Thakria is acting in good faith
according to its terms. We have repositioned our troops and have moved
many of them back home.
Thus far, it seems that Mercinae is ALSO acting (although not sounding)
in good faith according to the terms. I have heard no reports of harvest
interference, troop excursions, city bonding or stave felling since the
signing. Although Mercinae has yet to raise her eastern and river
fortifications, we can be generous and call this a minor \"technical\"
violation. As Mercinae still has no Prince, we also excuse you for not
YET making your appeal to Lord Apollo. Even YOU acknowledge the
treaty with your post #19801 in which you say you intend to \"break the
treaty and thus nullify it\". How can you break something that doesn't
As both sides apparently agree there is a treaty, we see no point in
pestering the God of Time for his take on its \"validity\". It validity is proven
by its very existence.
The first true test of compliance (assuming no gross violations
In the interim) will occur somewhere around noon (by the Avalon clock)
on February 13 (more preciously, the 17th day of Mournsend, 1084).
If, on that date, there still remain Artisan guild members with Mercinian
citizenship, we will consider Mercinae to be in gross violation of the
treaty and we will march back inside your city.
At this point in time, Mercinae is free to commence her rebuilding
process without fear from our troops. However, given your announced
intention to \"break the treaty\", rebuilding MIGHT be an exercise in futility.
We can afford, and we are prepared, to keep our troops on your north
gates until hell freezes over. How long can you afford to wait?
Written by my hand on the 30th of Hindyear, in the year 1083.