Don't catch your death of a cold
|“|| The <X clan> send word that two of the warriors you thought were killed during your recent raid on them are still alive. They send <Y>, a member of the <Z> clan, to tell you that they are being held as hostages. They demand the customary ransom for two weaponthanes.
- Allowing the <X clan> to keep hostages may be cheaper, but your own clan's people will be upset.
- Payment is the custom among the Orlanthi for hostages, though there is no shame in trying to get a better price.
- Sending a small war party may rescue the hostages, but failure may mean even more captives for the opposing clan...and increased anger.
- Taking hostages, and exchanging prisoners can certainly work, but this will undoubtedly anger the other clan.