I think your characterization of Invicta's attitude towards NPO is basically fair. We do like them. Sure, we've had our ups and downs. And I know a lot of people think we're their lackeys or what-have-you. But that's really not it. It's just that NPO was there for us at times in our history when we needed them. I can't defend everything they've ever done. But I think a lot of people can say that about friends, right? And, yeah, we probably would help them if we could. And, yeah, because of our size relative to the reps owed our contribution probably wouldn't make a ginormous difference.
I'm not sure that it's right to say we were "shocked" by how much damage we took. I, for one, kind of expected to take more TBH. I think we had a pretty good idea of what we were getting into. Of course some nations were more damaged than others, naturally. I myself lost about 25%. But that's the way it goes, I suppose!