You reluctantly decide to establish trade between your empire and the Mongols. However, soon your governor in the city of Otrar alerts you that there is a caravan of merchants numbering in the hundreds, primarily Muslim, from the Mongol Empire to formally establish the trade ties. A perfect opportunity to demonstrate your true feelings about this agreement has presented itself. How do you react?

Order your governor to give them a lavish welcome and bestow upon them gifts to take back to their homeland.

Tell your governor to accuse the merchants of spying and have them arrested.