Zasz reactivated the external vox. "Setesh, you were talking to me of artifacts before -- tell me, why do you believe they're so worthwhile? Scrolls, books, what are their intrinsic value?" Turning it off again, he spoke to Katria via micro-bead.

Micro-bead: "There is a human watching us, do you see him? Some ways off. In the uniform of the Word Bearers."