So i am around age 50 in my playthrough as Battania, after many wars with vlandia we finally defeated them. Costed me the ruler clan being wiped and another strong tier 5 clan. At this point i had to make a expensive decision and recruit a vlanidan t6 and a t5 clan. All good and well for the moment. Fought the north and west empire lost about 8 lords total and they lost 1. Now that the north has given up all hope all 10 clans immediately join the southern empire. South has now 30+ clans with 25 being t5+ and i got my 9 clans remaining with half already dead. So i went to recruit some who has no land and i have great relations with all. Still want 10m+ gold and im not making 700 fish harpoons for a clan. Why is it that when a faction is destroyed that not a single one wants to join me for a trillion denars but other factions get them for free. i have 11k war strength and i dont even know how because i got like 15 lords remaining while the southern just recruited 40 lords for not a penny and are nearly 25k strength.