There is a difference between responsibility, accountability and blame. Is Heki responsible for protecting the food? Yes he is. Ousen placed him in charge of ensuring that food gets to YTW and his men. Is Heki accountable for the actions he takes when protecting the food? Yes he is. Ousen left his in charge of the food thus he will have to answer to Ousen about what steps he took/didn't take when protecting the food Is Heki to blame for the loss of food? No he is not. Heki took all the steps necessary to protect the food. He followed the protocol thus he can't be blamed for it The only time Heki can be blamed is if he didn't follow the protocol needed to secure the food. Like if he did have a defence formation in place to protect the food.