Chalk this one up under the heading of I told you so. The AI dark elves just air dropped an intervention on me and leveled one province. While being forced to deal with that chaos took one of my 3 provinces I need to complete the current ritual. If I don’t get over their and kick them out in the next 7 turns the ritual fails. Given I’ve only got one stack in range and they have two I’m not sure how this is going to go.
If I fail I guess I’ll get to discover just what the consequences are for failing a ritual.
On a side note, I’ve noticed that the AI appears to keep at least a couple other races really close to you on completing these, I don’t know if everyone else is noticing that or not. But as a result I’ve sent off armies in the direction of two of them to start taking out part of their civilization to slow them down.
I’m really liking this feature, it’s completely different way to play a campaign from the usual paint the map. Speaking of map, damn this things big. It takes me ages to get anywhere.