As the sun rose over the horizon Thien made his way through the forest, the dim light under the thick canopy gave the woods an eerie look, fog that still lingered from the past night. The raw morning air felt refreshing and drove the last remaining tendrils of sleep from his mind. The rustles of leaves accompanied by the early morning birds singing their melodic tunes and kept the drow company on his lonely way. Thien had already been on his way for a good hour or so, he had decided to get an early start when few in the village had yet to awake, he hadn't wanted the attention and prediction of failure, death and so on by the other drows. It was enough that his father had been awake and had seen him off. Sure their relationship wasn't the most solid parent-child one these last years but he knew his father could understand Thien's need for acceptance among the others just like his wife had once wanted. Adjusting his bow that was strapped across his back, the bow string going across his chest, Thien bent down and studied the ground. The paw prints were covered by a few leaves but their shape was relatively sharp which ment they were recent, they followed after a series of small hoof prints off into the forest, some big cat out for it's morning meal. Glad to not be on the menu Thien redirected his course a bit to avoid a possible run in with a defensive predator, as a drow he was undeniably a fighter but he had no interest in waisting arrows or risk a close encounter when he had just started out. That would just prove his village right. Slowly it grew brighter as the sun rose in the sky, albeit casting no sun on the drow as the leafy canopies filtered out most of it, keeping the air cool and fresh. Having no idea where his goal was except for an old tale pointing out a mountainous region to the northwest, his new direction would take him more west than he had planned but he could correct that later.