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Pointy Stick People Ascendant
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c_m_i From: c_m_i Date: June 18th, 2004 12:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
If I was one of the Fuckers From The Hills (as opposed to a Pansy From The Valley - all of history is a tale of the Fuckers wanting the Pansies' stuff, taking it, and becoming Pansies themselves), I would have raided first thing.

The signal is a good idea. But what kind of general doesn't have a food taster? These guys were killing rivals off before they even started raiding. A poisoned food taster could have been dealt with in a "Ha-ha! We are more alike that it seems. Now you must give me one of your children to be my new food taster. I'll take the hottie over there."

And what would killing three generals get? There's always another Fucker waiting to take their place. At best they delay an attack for awhile. At worse, they have martyrs.

A consensual structure dies because of "All of us are dumber than one of us." Good thing the PSPs had some decent leaders.
komos From: komos Date: June 18th, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
That was my first instinct as well, but when Corby told us the other chieftains had volunteered to be part of the delegation, I asked him why he didn't just let his rivals go into the village and then sack it and conveniently do away with the other chieftains and the awkward tripartite governance.

Incidentally, I think the plan was to poison the entire tribe en mass. Apparently, while defending yourself with pointy sticks is somehow abhorrent, genocide is perfectly acceptable.
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