Act 4 begins as Markesha strikes first!
Leadership within the HSF have grown accustomed to civilians and prisoners reacting in certain, predictable ways. They are to be stomped under a boot until compliance is reached or disposed of. Higher leadership like Ifrit rarely see action of any kind beyond interrogations and executions. Ifrit himself loves the ritual, order and predictability of his position. When a miscreant shows their face he expects them to stay put and die like everyone else. If Ifrit hates anything its unpredictability paired with not being taken seriously.