|You Will Pay Tribute|
|“|| <X>, thane of the <Y> clan, has come demanding an annual tribute of 40 cattle and 80 sheep. The <Y> have beaten you in at least three recent raids. "You are weak," <X> says, "and you will serve us or be smashed."
- If a particular clan is proving troublesome, and your force of arms is just not good enough, then giving tribute will stop the raiding, at least for a while. However, the tribute will put a strain on your herds, and hurt your clan's morale. It is possible to negotiate the amount down, but you will still pay.
- Agreeing to pay, but for only a year will guarantee that you will see <Y> clan as early as the next year.
- If you think you can win, then you can launch a surprise raid of your own. However, you wouldn't be getting this dialogue if you hadn't some mishap which weakened you.
- Refusing to pay will cause the <Y> clan to immediately raid your tula again. Unless you feel like the last three raids were bad luck, now might be a good time to use a battle treasure to tip the odds in your favor.
You may get this event if another clan has successfully raided you three times or more.