I bet that kills the tourist trade.
since Aristocrat is also a stranger, does that mean he will be targeted and we will see an Aristocrat/Burk team up?
i also got a hunch that the so-called hero is part of the gang.
and Bisected8 did a very good joke.
I like the background images on panel 1. Also, the shadowed hero reminds me of Ganondorf.
Finally, I think that the concept of bandits who only kill visitors because they fear a hero is... pretty cool, actually.
So the bandits can burgle and harass the villagers as long as they don't do something potentially lethal.