Werebiscuit wrote: BLAND: You said we know of 2. Do we know their names ?
Yes, Bwussews and Peasa. The latter is an L3 and has a tower. Bwussews is L2 and not particularly special.
And now for The Plan.
You approach the Jolly Bee. She greets you with some suspicion and alarm, but relaxes a bit when it's clear you were not intending to fight. You give your cover story, as suggested by Werebiscuit
"That's quite a tale. You're welcome to join with us again," Bonnie says.
"Uhm, no, we thought we'd form a splinter side from the Burgers. After all, th- we have 12 cities, it's about time some child sides were made."
Bonnie appears to think for a while. She's obviously new to the side's politics, but eventually she shrugs and says, "well, that's probably for the best. I'll ask on my next turn via Thinkagram for advice from His Majesty."
"And the mine? It's tough being barbarian units without cities, you know."
"Oh, right. Upkeep. Well I guess 100Schmuckers mean more to you than they do to us. Ok, I'll let you claim the mine now and I'll move SE on our next turn. Where did you say you were captured? That must have been quite the army to do that."
Remembering that your city, which you just claimed didn't exist, is to the SE of your location, you quickly plot your answer ...
The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.