Lyanne shakes her head. "It's not a matter of angering the Empire. They've attacked, that was expected. But if they were willing to send in troops like this to target the resistance specifically, the chances that capitulation would accomplish anything are lowered. It makes the council members who advocated it look bad. Provide Menash with proof of this incident and we'll be handing him a weapon to use against his opponents."

As she speaks she helps Torrent tend to the cleric's own wounds.

"For that matter, if we can keep even one of these from bleeding out, we can hand Menash prisoners as well. That's got to be worth our passage."

Finishing with Torrent, she turns and strides back into the inn to drag out any still-breathing half-orcs she can find.