Looking to the house, they could see it had fallen into a state of disrepair; most of the windows had been broken out, the front door hands clumsily on one hinge, the stairs up to the house and the front deck have holes and missing boards. The place clearly has just been forgotten given its location in the slums and all the work it would take to turn it into a profitable property. Plus it gave a place for all the street rats to go infest so the patrols turned a blind eye to it.
As the group carefully made their way onto the porch they heard a muffled cry of "There coming in! Hide!" Followed by the sounds of multiple skittering of feet, closing of cabinets or doors, then followed by silence.