@Havenstone When kidnapping Horion and Linos, you get a bit of "violence". However, when it is your moot that decides to ransom them and you decide not to override the moot's decision, you still get some violence (even though you technically only carried out the will of the moot). This can be circumvented if you become named Eclect or let the guy bless your rebels, but if you decide to go with Kenon there does not seem to be any way to avoid this beyond a) Not letting the moot decide from the start, or b) Overriding the moot's will.
This can be compared to the other moot opportunity, with Fedrel. When your moot decides to execute him, you do not get any violence for that.
So my question/suggestion/request boils down to whether it would it be possible to have it not reflect violently upon our character if our moot decides to hold these gentlemen for ransom? Maybe we can support Simon's faction during the moot meeting and convince people to merely invite them as guests?