Brad - Season 45 of a real 1.19d game. Capitar FP is 5 and 1 city. Something is definitely broke with this faction as they were killed by monsters in my test analysis. Good news: Pariden is currently highest in the game with 3 cities and 42 FP so whatever caused them to act silly (i.e. pop lock) in the test analysis obviously didn't recur here.
[Edit] Brad - around turn 75 or so I discovered Magnar. The spouse was chillin' in the capital with a battle axe. If you tweaked that, kudos!
Unfortunately for the AI my wife is Carielf, I mean Najaba, so I was able to dominate the spouse without risk of counter-attack. Here's my turn 81 save.
Bad news: Magnar AI was only churning out 6 attack 0 defense units. Carielf is cutting through their empire like a hot knife through butter.
BTW, Capitar recovered from the pop lock. They now have 2 cities and FP of 45.