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Hope Ashtan doesn't kill me for this
Also this is just an opinion
Ashtan seems to be op, im sure we can all agree on this. Two cities would ideally have to partner up with each other in order to effectively challenge Ashtan. The best combination of this would have to be Targ and Mhaldor vs Ashtan (impossible), Targ and Eleusis vs Ashtan (more likely) or Eleusis and Mhaldor vs Ashtan (also impossible). No disrespect to Hashan or Cyrene but you guys aren't that kind of city yet.
Now obviously this isn't the best situation for anyone who isn't Ashtan, to have to work with another city to do anything significant, we've heard the boohooing. Anyway, my proposal is during renaissance, or whenever, you split Ashtan. Ashtan gets destroyed (based on lore presented to me) one day in the future. If you were to split City of Freedom and City of Chaos, I think Ashtan would divide its combatant #'s enough to balance things out a little more.