The heat beat down on the men whose backs were aching. It had taken them a long time to dig the deep grave that they were now filling. And while they had begun deep in the night, it was now daytime and the progress seemed slow moving. For the Mad-jai it was a task that needed completing. Those who knew of the powerful man being entombed worried that his powers were pushing this task longer then it needed. But others felt the shifting sands and knew that at times things took longer to finish here in the land of Hamunaptra.