More beasts filed in. When the last few entered the room, the floor began to vibrate. The monsters fell over each other, some taking flight, unable to stand. Then the floor erupted with a force of hundreds of pounds of volatile explosives. Sabine directed most of the blast upward, blowing the domed ceiling free from the building and into the night sky. Protected by a simple spell, she was unhurt from the blast but whirled out of control in the air. Many of the hideous monsters in her pursuit were obliterated instantly, but as she steadied herself to a hover, she saw that many more winged creatures had taken flight from other areas of the building. They swarmed toward her. She did what she could to blast them out of the sky, but one slipped behind and clenched her delicate neck in its powerful claws. She writhed and tried to scream, but the beast robbed her of her strength and wits. The creature held her against its body, its mighty wings beating heavily, and bore her away to it master.