Why does the battle in Faction War, Act IV "Darkstorm" take place in the Lower Ward?

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Why does the battle in Faction War, Act IV "Darkstorm" take place in the Lower Ward?

In Act IV of the module Faction War, the Indeps and the Xaositects gather to attack the Civic Festhall, while the Harmonium, the Sensates and their allies try to prevent them from reaching the Civic Festhall by confronting them in the Lower Ward (this is also where the fiendish incursion starts).

What i don't understand, is why all this happens in the Lower Ward.
The Festhall and the Clerk's Ward are situated between the Market Ward (+ Guild Hall Ward) and the Hive. Why would the forces of the Indeps and the Xaositects have to pass the Lower Ward to reach the Festhall?

The only logical reason I could imagine, is that the attack on the Festhall is a decoy and that their real target is to attack the Barracks.

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My explanation would be that

My explanation would be that the Indeps and Xaositects rallied their forces in the Lower Ward, and were intercepted still inside the ward (and far from their target).

They may have been intending to march through the Hive to reach the Festhall, but for whatever reason chose to meet far from their eventual target. Perhaps they were hoping that would make them harder to find, or perhaps they were rallying forces that were near the Armory.

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Thanks for the response!

Thanks for the response!
The gathering of the leftover forces from the Battle of the Armory is a very good point.

It's quite probable, that my PCs will warn the Indeps and their allies, that the 'Suppressors of Sigil' are well prepared for the attack on the Festhall. Thus the 'Enemies of Peace' might actually switch their target to the Barracks or the City Courts in some sort of suprise attack (via the Hive).