The pioneers of Carracci failed to defend the bridge in the Nimrod Bridge Invasion event. As a result, monsters (e.g. Novia) invaded the cities of Coimbra and Auch. A big problem is that the monsters in towns can attack players, but players are still unable to attack in towns.
Unfortunately, the event is geared towards high-level players with good equipment. There is nothing in the event for low-level players. And even veteran characters with moderate equipment still end up with nothing. This seems to be a frustrating trend in GE itself, where the rich gets richer, the poor gets poorer, and the middlers get nowhere.