As of late, every day seemed to be the same: no bounties, no creatures, no hunting. That meant a lack of money and a lack of something to occupy her mind. It was how she'd come to think about how the Kalnas Peaks pointed so high in the sky and what lay underneath the mountains. There were rumors of all kinds of creatures, though no one had ever seen them, for the layers of dangerous rock and sharp slopes of the mountains prevented any hunter from traversing the unclaimed land. It was what had her on the slow path toward the Kalnas Peaks in the first place. She didn't think she could be the first to claim any Kalnas creature, but what was stopping her from trying? Well, the difficult trek through the humid forest surrounding the Peaks was one thing. The second was the threat of other nasty creatures living in the area. Wolkes were abundant in the forest, for they enjoyed the overbearing heat provided by Volkaan Point, a massive and dormant volcano positioned in the heart of the Peaks. All in all, it wasn't a good place to be traveling in, but she was going to do it. "No stupid, scaly wolf is going to stop me," she muttered, as if she had to prove her own strength to herself. She'd made a living off of hunting for several years now. She had nothing to prove! She was among the best, or so she liked to think. She'd made a habit out of traveling with other hunters to improve her skills, but the group had disbanded a few months ago after a fight over money. And so, there she was, one lone, crossbow wielding hunter, trying to make a bigger name for herself. Any sane hunter would have called her crazy for trying to hunt any of the Kalnas creatures. Not only was the forest hard to traverse, but with no one ever actually seeing any of the monstrous creatures, it was possible she could come away with absolutely nothing to show for it. "Damned forest." Kicking a blackened rock, she watched ash puff off and mix with the fallen leaves of the forest. Through all her thoughts about monsters and money, she hadn't paid any attention to where her feet had fallen. The trees had lessened and the ground was going up rather than straight. She had reached the point of no return... almost. If she found a cave leading the mountain, she could find something that could net her a veritable gold mine. That is, if anything even existed inside the mountain.