Sepermeru NPC's Attack on sight

The NPC’s at the gate to Supermeru West of Waterside will attack you on sight and without provocation. It is my understanding that this is not supposed to happen and that Supermeru is supposed to be a friendly City.

This also happens in the prison however I am unsure if this is intentional. It seems to be the Task Master that initiates the attack here.

Both of these locations are the Spawn points of the new Bearer type of thralls. They are protecting the wears they may have. I have not tried to take one since both times I did not have a bow to pull the guards away.