Cowering... ah, they would not last long.
I am surprised nobody has taken to consolidating a gang around themselves in the 364 days between mayoral massacres. Payments, threats, coercion, favors... heck you could just beat someone daily until they promise to fight on your side next year and if they don't deliver beat them again.
That would have made a great little side arc, actually!
I think living so close to the sun has baked rational thought right out of these guys.
Miles: "You, um, wouldn't hit a girl now, would you? No, not the face!"
Ha, more like "bearded lady" :D
On a related note: when and where will the succubus resurface? I'm sure it won't be awkward at all.