We all recovered from our mutual surprise rather quickly, due to the absence of the mark on any of our foreheads. This band of a dozen or so people has been hiding out and scavenging in the area since shortly after the recent troubles.
Elijah questioned them all in turn, and answered theirs. (He mentioned two names unfamiliar to me. I learned later that this was due to a promise Elijah had made to Sy, to seek after his parents. No one knew them).
They invited us into their abode, in another basement off of the tunnel. And refreshed us with food.
As Elijah settles in to instruct them in things of the Spirit, I will explore the building above.