A gentle eventide breeze blew gently through Mossflower's flora, billowing about the warm summer air. Evening feel quiet upon the forest, and the receding sun bathed the treetops in a gold hue. Diurnal creatures were retiring for the oncoming night, and the nocturnals gradually stirring; all was quiet save for the occasional birdsong, and the rattling steps of chainmail clanking as its wearer walked on.
While other creatures were apprehensive of nightfall, Serroth lavished in it. His burrowed badger upbringing gave him an aversion to sunlight; he could tolerate it, but darkness was much easier on his eyes. He did not fear traveling at night, nor did he make any attempt to conceal himself as he wandered along a clear path that had been beaten into the forest floor by many a seasons' traveling paws. With each step, the rings of his chainmail clanked together, the plates of his gauntlets and greaves shifted, and his sword swayed in its belted holster. Not only did the mustelid cut an intimidating figure in the diminishing light, but his approach could potentially be confused with that of a ghost, dragging behind it the chains that bound it to the waking world.
Serroth yawned, as he had not been awake for long, and just as his tongue curled out of his mouth at the beginning of his deep inhale, a familiar scent wafted in front of his broad nose. It was the burning wood of a campfire; perhaps somebeast had made camp just up ahead. Occasionally sniffing the air, the badger made his way towards the source of the pleasant smell without hesitation. However, there was nobeast there!
He looked around for the creature that had set this camp, partially thinking thoughts of praise, as it was set up quite well, but he could neither see nor hear another soul around. Perplexed, Serroth sat himself down by the fire and began to tend to it with a nearby stick. Certainly its owner would show up if he simply waited for them. Perhaps they'd even be appreciative of his flame-keeping, as soon night would fall across Mossflower, bringing cold with it.