I don't know, I don't see how that is very "cavalier-y." Attackign a guy just because of his name?
In Bloomington, there was a furniture store called Raper's Furniture. As far as I know, no one kicks his ass randomly. I think that's a chaotic and evil act. No formal charges, etc.
Re: the combat, I don't think we could kill the ghouls. They will take out 2-3 PC's next round, all of us except Thren are vulnerable to Hold, and with 3 attacks a round it's likely to hit.
I just don't think we can kill these things, I have no spells at all left either.