Capture the family of the Duke of Albany, then execute them in public as an example. You are furious at your uncle's futile attempts at securing your release. For 18 years you've waited. They shall pay!
You have no care for violence and pain. You are fond of the arts, of music and song. Bury the hatchet with the Albany family and compose a few lines of poetry on the importance of pacifism in a modern court.
You recognise benefits in the Albany government. Utilise their strengths by joining forces. This will create a stronger foundation from which to unify the western and northern frontiers.
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