I would like to pose this question to the group, because I need some clarity on the rules regarding co-opts. I have an ally that abruptly left the game for work. He set me up as his co-opt, suggested he would return, but his job was taking him away and he would have bad internet connections and limited access to his account during this period. We shared multiple provinces we were jointly protecting together. Over the next 45 to 60 days, I would check in on his account, queue troops, advance buildings and attack barbs. I also used his troops to help defend positions my main account held and I attacked enemies with my troops and his troops in an attempt to stop enemies from moving into the regions we shared. At the same time, I used troops from my main account to defend his cities and I spent my crowns to assist with the growth of the co-opt account. Over time, the enemy was able to overrun my co-opt in two regions and appeared ready to target it in a third. An ally of mine that knew it was a co-opt account took 3 of the co-opts cities in the third region without my or the co-opts blessings and effectively crippled the co-opt in that region. My main account is stronger, so I decided to take over the remaining 2 or 3 cities and begin re-establishing the co-opt account in a safer region. I prenobled locations, cleared occupied villages and turned over at least one account from my main to this very same co-opt. I have since set up 4-6 cities that my that my co-opt now holds in safer areas away from the frontlines. Interestingly, my ally has now returned to the game as a full time player. So in your opinion, am I a cheater?