So I was running my TR through Korthos, and I got up to Sacrifices on elite. I thought about doing the optional objective, "Rescue all the villagers". I decided to skip it.
I probably put more thought into this than I should have, but hear me out. You have all these kidnapped villagers sitting around in cells, all bummed about their pending future of slavery or death. Here I come, killing all the guards and blowing right by their cells. I could take 1.5 seconds to let them out, but I don't. But they don't have it nearly as bad as the villagers at the end of the quest. They get to watch me grab the only villager I came here for and leave. The rest are left to their fates. Why?
Arissa: 2000+ XP on elite, quest completion and favor
All other villagers combined: 62 XP
One human being was worth more to me than an entire village!