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A Vile & Ancient Tradition

A Vile & Ancient Tradition

The golden age of piracy may be over, but the practice is far from ended—and now as then, any element of romance to it is purely the stuff of lurid fantasies. Violent maritime theft continues to blight the more remote waterways of the world, costing lives as well as profits. Most recently, pirates have captured a vast crude oil tanker bound for {0}, and demand an eyewatering ransom if we are to have our precious resources returned. We could take action against the pirates rather than meet their demands, or we could decree that this is the oil industry's mess to sort out.

Choices :

The cost of the ransom is as nothing to the crisis even a brief petroleum shortage would incite. The people will be thankful.

  • Modifies the Economic axis towards Collectivism
  • Celebrating on CityNavalTrade for ∞
  • -20000

Leave the shipping firm's insurers to deal with the cost of this loss, and divert fishing and supply vessels to guard our shipping lanes.

  • Modifies the Economic axis towards Individualism
  • Sacrificing on CityNavalTrade for ∞

Send our most elite naval forces to hunt these dogs and reclaim our black gold. The people will cheer our heroes on—though the risk is great…

  • Modifies the Geopolitical axis towards Homeland
  • Patriotic on CityNavalTrade for ∞
  • Chances of triggering another narrative event