Feeling humiliated by a mere pack of wolves Cynan decides to wreak his revenge upon them.
Day 11 – 12: Having found a defensible campsite Cynan set about digging pit traps and his usual bell strings. On the 12th night Cynan hears the pack returning and notices that it’s actions seem oddly directed. As though some intelligence were leading it.
Day 13: With he pits in place Cynan and Sin hunt up the bait they’ll be using. All is going well until they retun to the cave to find that someone/something had been there and set all their hard earned pelts ablaze. Who/What ever it was certainly did so in a ceremonial fashion and nothing else was taken. That night the pits traps worked well, catching three of the six initial wolves to rush the camp. Sin was downed by a particularly well trained Beta, but Cynan was able to dispatch her and earn the wrath of the Alpha. However, riding upon the Alpha was a Goblin with plans of his own, particularly, to run and fight another day. The goblin quickly doused the camp fire and began setting his captured wolves free. He and four wolves escaped with a parting shot into Cynan with a poisoned arrow with sapped his strength.
Day 14: Immediately after the encounter with the wolf rider Cynan and Sin gathered their gear and took off in a hunting pursuit. Sin had gotten a claw into the Goblin before he got away and the scent was strong. Making good time through the day they decided to press on into the night hoping to gain more ground while the pack rested. However, just as they became too exhausted to continue an elf dropped into the path ahead of them cautioning them to “stop and be still”.