I retreat my troops from Byzantium. I notice that the loan has to be paid in May and I start minting to be able to pay it.
Meanwhile I notice Austria may actually be the next emperor. That would change the game for me.
12 February 1410 : The Admiral Carlo Zeno dies. That is very bad news.
Another revolt in Ifni - don't they understand they are conquered !
An event pushes me towards Offensive -why should I want to lose 10 prestige ?
And, I can repay one of my loans. Still one to go !
I try and improve relations with Switzerland (mil access), which sees Milan as a natural enemy. I replace a lost merchant in Alexandria
I manage to get Wine Trade Rights with Savoy, Cloth rights with Bar.
Then I try to improve relations with England.
I get 10 prestige discovering Rio de Oro - taking Ifni was actually a good idea ! Maybe I can discover the Azores as well.
Tripol declares war on the Mamluks. Meanwhile I realize, actually Aragon is a goner because it is fighting Castille and Portugal.
I want to colonize Rio de Oro, but first I need money, and second I have to kill the natives....
It is tropical, but who cares, it is an even better place to reach America.
Morea is annexed by Epirus. Castille blobs while I am fighting natives.
The year 1410 ends and I notice the Moroccans have an evil stack in Sus and they are allied to Tripol and the Ottomans. Bad omen. The truce expires in June 1412.