Terror is your reaction. Offer a reason to uncertain. Make something simple. Reduce it so that you contain it. But terror is within you. It is your reaction to something you otherwise wouldn’t explain.
But this is an answer without an explanation.
Sitting in the dark, without water, while food is low can be frightening. But whether you are terrorized, whether your fear preempts your other actions will depend upon your reaction to your situation. What caused you to be sitting in the dark. What caused the smoke. Why are people shouting.
Is this a game with known rules, or is this a ruthless game of fear. Do you know rules or are there no rules.
don’t look to your rulers, they’re more terrorized than you.