Truces and Protection
Truces are a great way to get our of a difficult combat situation, or to buy yourself time to recover between attacks.
For a truce to be effective, both players have to accept it. You can request a truce by clicking on the map room and finding the player you are in conflict with. Should they reject your offer, you have to wait 2 days before trying again. If they accept, it will last for 14 days.
When starting a new game, you are automatically protected from attacks by other players for 14 days - effectively a truce situation. Should you attack someone yourself, this will of course void the truce.
Finally, if your base is getting pummeled, or you are being constantly attacked, the game will often instate a period of protection to give you some respite.
Added by: MongooseGeneral Feb 5th 2012, ID#186