Flo and Gregor at the ship
What are your wars like?
More chaotic and less violent than yours. Sqids will switch sides if one side is winning. Or the other guys have better loot. Or they think there might be more adventure.
The first encounter with the enemy will be their recruiters. Wars can be decided by who has the best persuaders, liars and con men. In the battle of twisted river, the recruiters were so good that both armies switched sides before looting the supply trains.
When they went home and sold the enemy goods, it was so profitable that they restaged the same battle three months later. That's how the twisted river trade company got its start.