The only thing that would enhance Arkath is the right setting. A town at the crossroads between Empires would be perfect. Or perhaps he's a member of a well known (and protected) caravan that travels along a pre-determined route? Go to Comment
As the players travel along the trail, they notice a bear in the woods, following thier moves. It does not make any agressive moves, but neither does it leave. As daylight fades, the players need to decide what to do. Is it a spirit guide, or gaurdian to the forest; is it a lycanthrope, or being controlled by evil spirits; or is it just a curious bear?