Date: 12/10/2013 at 17:00
From: Duchess Alvetta Mjollnir, The Vengeant Eye
To : Shah Sarrius Chytovil, the Baneslayer
Subj: No

By unanimous vote of the Council of Ereges, your request for 100 diamonds in exchange for peace has been declined. It is not our problem that you have mismanaged your Trade Ministry and your resources. If you want diamonds you will have to buy them or offer something of value in exchange for them like anyone else.

We place no value on your word. We do not believe that you can control your combatants for any real length of time. Kinsarmar will not submit to your extortion tactics and your threats to bankrupt us. I suspect that once the other nations in the realm realize you are waging wars to try and compensate for your shortage of resources, you will have a much bigger problem on your hands.

Penned by my hand on the 24th of Aequitas, in the year 34 AM.