Time and the human touch of his comrades caused the calm to eventually set in to Klanu, and as the smell of the salted pork filled the air, all forgot their dreams in time. Barring Hashang. The darkness of the pre-dawn gave way to the faint light of the early morning sun, and the supplies were packed, ready for another day of travelling. If all goes as planned, the town of Falamir should be within their sights by dusk.
The songbirds were chirping and the forest noises were as usual today, and yet this time the forest appeared to be less... friendly. Though it could not be explained, it felt as though they were now in uninvited territory. There were signs of usual forest activity throughout the night. A couple small footprints of nocturnal creatures. A broken twig, here and there. One thing which would stand out to Hashang, however, is a single, clearly defined pawprint marked in the direct middle of the road ahead of them of a canine.
-- Meanwhile --
Leyri awoke with a start, blinking several times and glancing around. As usual, he was at the border of the forest, staring in, and he must have fallen asleep. It was still dark in Cuedrim - the sun had not yet arisen over the trees. To his left, the man saw three dark figures moving swiftly into the forest.
Standing quickly, the Mayor of Cuedrim looked around to see another figure running toward him: a local guard.
"Sir! We have a problem! The trio you had arrested for attempting to hang foreigners? They've escaped..."
Leyri's eyes widened at this information, and he glanced towards the place where he saw three figures running into the forest, before moving swiftly towards the holding cells, "How did this happen?!"
"We don't know, sir. It was odd... Myself and another were guarding the entrance to the cells. A stray dog walked in and we shooed it out, but when we turned back, the prisoners were GONE! The cell was still locked. They were there one second and gone the next!"
The pair turned into the quiet street which harbored the holding cells. In the middle of the otherwise dark and empty street, a grey canine walked slowly across. "There! That's the dog!"
At the sound of the guards voice, the animal paused in its tracks and glanced up to the two, staring at them for a long while, causing Leyri and the guard to stop dead in their tracks. The dog moved once again, walking off the other side of the street and disappearing casually down an alleyway.
The dogs eyes were pupil-less, and a soulless white.