There seems to be some confusion as to whether it was purely the bandits who were involved in razing the animists guild or a thakrian force. As an observer of the actions, I'll pass on the following snippets of information that anybody who is in some
doubt might find useful:
Threap asking Babidi what he should do - actually during the invasion.
Dartanian with death and demonlords in Animist guild during the invasion.
Toranaga caught wheeling a cart of animist comms during the invasion.
Now Plaman and Babidi may suggest that Dartanian was onlu attacking non animists, but he was actually defending Babidi by constantly cancelling.
I'd also like to add that Babidi, Plaman, Dartanian and Threap are all barons of Thakria. Since a baron or minister of a city has a responsibility to his/her city, I can't really see how you expect anyone to believe it was a bandit action.
Written by my hand on the 12th of Eleuthral, in the year 1055.