We forget sometimes (I forget too frequently to admit) that we are in enemy-occupied territory here.
Some places are more densely occupied than others. Don't go blundering into those places that you already know are protected with the enemy's heavy artillery just because you think you know what's going on. That's when things get dangerous. Really dangerous.
And it gets even worse when the one you encounter denies he is giving aid and comfort to the enemy.
Stand your ground, raise your shield and deflect his arrows.