So since the main sections of the town are overrun by guards, why can't the slums have a few thug AI that work much like guards? It only seems realistic because if a PKer wants to travel to town and start a murderous rampage, the guards are there to intervene; when a bounty hunter or random player decides to kill reds in the slums, there is no one to protect them. I know most reds are a higher level and can handle their own, but it would even the playing field if there were a guard type AI to protect the "citizens" of the slums. Maybe they cannot run as fast as guards or eliminate players with one hit, but a buffer against white players would be beneficial for the reds who only return to town for the sole purpose of healing/resupplying/mission gathering. As an extra note, if a thug were to kill a player, they are simply expelled to the entrance of the slums and are allowed to revive in Hero's Square.