If only there was some sort of real world example of a xenophobic leader imprisoning kids, blaming refugees, wanting to build a wall, and having support from a significant portion of the population despite it going against supposed core principles of their country!
Haha yes, imagine if there was such a thing. I sure would not want it in my fantasy roleplaying game which I play for escapism.
There is. In the initial trial scene, there's an option to debate her on the teachings of silvanus. It may be related to religion, elf, or ranger option, I cant recall which. But either way it seemed to lower the DC to get the tiefling kid free, and sets the groundwork for getting her to turn against the dark druids and assist you in killing them later. She then ends the ritual and submits to Halsin's judgment.
While this is happening Kagha is over the top in her racist bigotry and seems to regret not killing Arabella if you talk her out of it. Then when she actually does kill her she has the "cringe" animation before going back to being racist. It makes no sense.