So, in the latest chapter, an old character with a newly added name died. As such, it appears that the author wants to go with the unexpected route. What do you think about this death? Personally, i find this "shocking" turn of events to be forced into play. 20 years of experience and he doesn't know that a desperate enemy will make desperate choices and unreasonable acts? Letting his guard down like that and not pursuing to fully exterminate the orcs is a mistake that should not have happened. Why did the orcs attack? Because of him. Who did the leader of the orcs desperately wanted to kill? Him. The loyalty of the orcs was apparent when they dragged Violin with them and didn't escape without her. They would have sacrificed themselves to let her live. And she would have come back for Roan's head at all costs. If he didn't already know this, his 20 years of warfare should have already taught him that no plan is infallible and that a desperate, cornered enemy will go all out to complete an objective and that objective was him. That's why i feel this side character's death was pointless and was forced by the author in order to make a point. Sure, you could say Roan can't know everything or he got smug and relaxed because of his prior knowledge, but not here and not in that way, against unreasonable, battle-hungry orcs. What do you think? Am i wrong? Why?