Although they are a presence in the game, the resistance fighters are never directly encountered by the player, and Nathan Drake never interacts with them. They fight for a noble cause, attempting to stop Lazarevic from destroying their city, however they fight in vain. They are too few in numbers and far too disorganised to stand against Lazarevic, and their attempted uprising is quickly quashed. Lazarevic's men immediately open fire on any resistance fighters they encounter and mercilessly execute any survivors. Fortunately for them, when Lazarevic's men find out where the passage to Shambhala is hidden, they leave the city with all their vehicles and gear to make a raid there.