But all is not lost. Pergamum eventually runs out of recruits, the siege begins to falter. As it fails, we attempt to send a phalangite group to take Pergamum before it can regroup. The city still has too large a garrison, but we are able to set fires in a wopping seven different farmlands. But then a large army from the north comes in to relieve Pergamum, and the phalangite group just barely escapes by sea. Smyrna continues to come under assault by neighboring cities, but this continues working to our advantage as the trades are in our favor.