My brother-in-law Emir Dhashwal has gone and got himself captured by the Rhodoks, so daddy wants me to go and save him. Fair enough. But I'm running into two problems:
Firstly, how can I tell if the nearby village has actually lit a fire and drawn away some of the guards?
Secondly, when I go and break the Emir out of jail and go back outside to the keep the blighter starts attacking me (as well as attacking and being attaked by the guards - he's hostile to everyone). It's a bit hard to draw fire and take the guards out when the prisoner I'm rescuing is hitting me in the back. If he goes down, it's shown in blue in the message log yet stops mission success.
I'm wealthy enough to ransom him if need be to avoid quest failure, and obviously I've got exit without saving enabled. But I'd much rather succeed at the daring rescue without the ungrateful sod attacking me.
Other background info: We're both loyal vassals of the Sultan, we have a relation of +1, and I've started accruing right to rule via emmisaries. When I rescued a prisoner in a previous game I still had the first problem, but not the second. Not sure if any of that is relevant.