Sometimes I amaze even myself, in the wee short time betwixt my missive and your reply I managed to step on my twig and berries. ie. most of my buildings are now twos and some are threes AND I now have another ally somehow, bringing the total abysmally to two. I guess my idea of staying under the radar consists of jumping up and down screaming like a lunatic and baring my pale flaccid arse to the world. BOOGA BOOGA!!
Not only that but the damn game leveled me up to nine while I had my back turned. I've invested what little money I had into the vault in the hopes that I can sc**** some remnant of dignity from the rubble that's left of my lands... I'd say easy come easy go but it wasn't. Mebe they'll leave me the cottage, thank god I don't have a tavern yet. It'd break my heart to lose that.