“bah! They’re only redshirts!”
“Yes, and we can’t /actually/ afford a war right now, just like they can’t. Now Shutity uppy!”
Hah! Well, that’s one way to teach Eijiro plausible deniability.
The price of doing business, Lord Indigo.
What a kid.
And the villagers killed plenty of enemy soldiers. I’d say they’re even.
Now they can shake hands and go for a drink.
Yes, and those villagers managed to outfight trained soldiers despite little-to-no training or preparation. They, if not defeated, at least equaled an enemy they had no right to, killing many of them in exchange.