Saul is out—a casualty of Lockhart's new regime—but he'll almost certainly get roped back in.
But Berner runs away instead, and will live in that wreckage always, a casualty, a victim.
And now officials there seemed to be lowballing the casualty numbers.
early 15c., "chance, accident; incidental charge," from casual (adj.) on model of royalty, penalty, etc. Casuality had some currency 16c.-17c. but is now obsolete. Meaning "losses in numbers from a military or other troop" is from late 15c. Meaning "an individual killed, wounded, or lost in battle" is from 1844.