I'm on Release and wanted to have a spirit templar as we are getting a lot of mob incursions onto our deed, I know from past experiences that you need to brand animals which are normally hostile to make sure that they dont kill them ( we have champ rats and hell horses on deed ).
After requesting the spirit templar from the deed token it spawned and attacked some trolls on deed, died a lot, then I finished one troll which was a problem off. After this I saw it spawn then run over to one of the hell horses pen's and attack the hell horse, I thought that this may be a one off so watched until the fight was over, but then it turned around and went into another pen and started attacking our champ rats. I ran over and stopped it by removing the guard from the deed at the token and thankfully it instantly disappeared!
I have one theory why it may have attacked those champ rats and hell horse: when I picked 1 guard at the token there was a delay before it spawned so in that time I branded that hell horse (which was killed) and 2 of the 3 champ rats. We have 3 champ rats and 2 hell horses on deed ( now 1 ), one of the hell horses and champ rats was already branded. My assumption is that these brandings after the guard was summoned didn't register for some reason resulting in the guard considering them as free game to kill.
As the branded hell horse and champ rat pre-spirit guard summoning are closer to the deed token so would of been closer and therefore a higher priority target to kill?
I have posted the combat log here:
Spirit guard chatter here:
If possible could I get the initial 2 silver back from summoning the guard, I'm not to concerned about the hell horse but am very thankful it didn't kill any of the champ rats!! I would also be grateful if someone could let me know when this is solved so I can summon a guard as they are needed!
Edit: For more info I have a shield on when I go into the rats pen to feed them so that is why there is combat with the champ rats at the start of the log, not sure if that had something to do with it?