From where I stand, the animists are just doing their job. If anyone chooses to cross their path and deliberately try to offend them, they ought to take the same actions as everyone else. The reason they chose to be animists was probably because they believe in the 'rules' of the guild. Therefore they would only use their skills when they feel it is necessary. All the people trying to make life difficult for them, here is a question: What is the point?