Pieter grunted at that.

"I, for one, prefer when the Hounds just sit on their asses. It's when they go sniffing around that they're dangerous. At least, now we know there are several ways in. Even if the slavers collapse the three we know of, it's safe to assume there are more."

He had not abandoned his plan to go down there and rescue the slaves. The rats were merely a setback.