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She crouched hidden in the shadows beneath a large, once pristine desk, straining her ears for the sound to come again. There! Removing her dust covered arms from about her head she listens intently as the sibilant slightly guttural voices resume. She sucks in her breath sharply as understanding dawns upon her numbed mind. They were the cause of the destruction in the Temple.
"That's it, the last of them . . . " the voice fades as the speaker moves about the large room, navigating around piles of crumbled stones and furniture. By peeking over the edge of the ruined marble desk she could see them. Dressed in long dark robes she can tell only that they were male, and that only from their voices.
"You sure Grthsk? He won't be none too pleased if he finds out even one got away." The second one growls softly, poking around the debris as if searching for something, or someone. A tremor shakes the building causing plaster and dust to filter do