Hey, go for it Muglos! I'm waiting on a new computer that won't be here for a few weeks, so maybe you can go make all my early mistakes for me, then warn me off of them
. No, but really, the idea isn't "mine", so run with it!
I was thinking, mostly for RP purposes, of starting the game as a Freelancer in a relevant neighboring monarch's army - not sure how that system works (never done Floris before), but it might give a rep boost that will matter in the long run. Also I understand Dhirim trades hands a lot, so by the time I'm ready to take it, there's no telling who I'll be pissing off.
IIRC, Diplomacy gave one the ability to sue for peace, offering the relevant faction some territory to sweeten the deal. Maybe, since we don't want the territory anyway, if an enemy just won't leave us alone, we'll be able to take one of their castles just long enough to sell it back to them for a ceasefire.