so was this nocturnal array equally silent


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Ukrainian & Russian
But although there was no physical movement save for the progress of the bald man, there passed over the ground a shudder and a chill, where there was no breeze blowing, like the breath of a cold fresco, dank and rotting, filled with figures, so was this nocturnal array equally silent; when all at once, the ring of heads closed in upon the protagonists, and at the same time the two protagonists closed in on one another.
(Titus Alone; Mervyn Peake)

Would you be so kind as to tell me which part of the sentence one should connect the part in bold to?

  • velisarius

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    British English (Sussex)
    I think the "nocturnal array" was as silent as the figures on a dank and rotting fresco. Would that make sense?
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