"without even requiring the customary trade in slaves."... afaik the Druuge trade in pretty much everything, and there's nothing particularly customary about their requiring trade in slaves. -- SvdB 16:42, 5 Sep 2004 (CEST)
No. The Druuge specifically prefer trade in slaves, just as the Melnorme specifically prefer trade in information. The Druuge will not accept trade of, say, mineral resources, or most artifacts. When you *tell* them you refuse to trade in slaves, they tell you they have a specific short list of artifacts they really, really want that they'll trade for.