No one is refuting the fact that thakria was mining to rebuild its destroyed fortifications. That is intuitively obvious. I don't think that Magdalene will refute that she was helping in the mining process. In fact, she readily admitted that she evoked earthbinding to stop attacks on her companions. Where your logic is flawed is in your definition of an offensive action. Mining ore to strengthen fortifications is not an offensive act. Fortifications are raised to DEFEND cities against attack. Th
ese actions may be counter to your cause, but the acts themselves are not offensive. The fact that other cities decide to attack a newly reinforced structures and thereby causing the death of its army is irrelevant to this conversation. This reasoning does, however, indicate quite clearly how you manipulate explanations of a situation to your own liking.
Written by my hand on the 24th of Springflower, in the year 1173.