We have our own villagers, soldiers and people inhabiting Springdale, perhaps if you took a walk around you'd meet up with the Magesmith, and the old man in his rather fetching waistcoat.
I didn't see any people like that in Coriona. Could have been mistaken though.
Anyway - you claim to give them 'protection' from whom?
Its not us, its obviously not you, is it the inhabitents of Sapience they are so worried about?
Cimares - I think you need to have declared war on somewhere for the timer to start ticking, I'm not sure though as protective occupation isn't detailed...