just a quickie. lodge defences of course increases the cost to destroy locations by 2.
im presuming the cost incurred by a character like crazed arsonist is that the arsonist goes insane ( i may be totally off centre here in the definition of COST ). so , if that is actually the case, must the crazed arsonist go insane AND pay 2 to destroy a location ??
for example :
"Note that sacrificing a card to pay for an effect is also considered paying a cost. For example, if a player wishes to activate Predatory Byakhee (Core Set F89), he must sacrifice the Byakhee. If the effect were canceled, the Byakhee would still be sacrificed."
of course sacrificing is not driving insane, but im guessing the same would apply.