Deep under the ground the creatures dig, expanding their tunnels and growing their kingdom.  Their hooked claws tear through the earth easily.  When they encounter twisted tree roots, their hundreds of pointed teeth chew through them within moments so that they can continue their digging.

There is a sound from up above.  The creatures stop and tilt their heads to listen.  It is the sound of a child playing, running about and laughing.  They instinctively begin to dig upward towards the noise.  It has been a long time since they’ve last fed on more than rodents.

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