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Factions, Negotiation, and Diplomacy

The year is 204 B.C., and Publius Cornelius Scipio stands, blade and standard in hand, over now-conquered Utica. The numerically superior forces of Hasdrubal and Syphax almost completely annihilated in a nighttime assault by the Romans, and the Carthaginian field forces were entirely out of commission in Northern Africa.

The Carthaginian Empire is the verge of ruin, with Scipio's forces clear to take the capital -

And lo! Envoys appear.

Not just any envoys, but 30 Members of Carthage's Council of Elders, the highest and most respected spokesmen for the state.

The Center Tent

The center tent in the camp - the Commander's Tent - is often the largest, most spacious, most well-guarded, and the center of attention.

A lot of people see that, and want it.

They say, "I want the largest tent."

They say, "I want the most spacious tent."

They say, "I want the most security."

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