Stupid MC. In what way are the actions of another his fault? He is not God or Buddha or any of those. The MC is just one man. What the South did may have been in response to MCs actions BUT they are still their actions and NOT the MCs. A man can ONLY control himself. He cannot, no matter how many soldiers or gold he has, control what others do or do not. Only by accepting this fact that one has no REAL control over other people can one realize true self-control. So, MC, quit whining and lamenting the loss of Song's territory and dont pay good money to Song. Just go out & kick some ass, bring home the bacon and feed Song the left overs if they're able to take it.
Um, sorry it's not the MC's fault, nor the Songs fault. The fault lies in the fear and jealousy of others. Heck MC's classmate decided to attack him out of jealousy. His classmate even probably has some spies in MC's wife's dojo (the fat girl).