Daith was born just 30 Summers ago. The first child of two to his parents. He grew up as a model child – he never complained and would always do as he was told. His younger sister, Larieth, was the rebellious one, from as soon as she could crawl she would be off exploring and causing havoc. Believing Larieth to be his responsibility, he would always take it upon himself to try and keep her safe and out of trouble. This would often require him to use all of his abilities to track her down whenever she would sneak off.
This knack of tracking and finding his sister would lead Daith onto his future path in the Wood Elf society. As soon as he came of age he decided he would follow the path of the Waywatcher and joined the Silent Sentinels. His training was long and arduous, but ever the model student, Daith excelled at every test given to him. He very quickly became the sharp shooter of the group of trainees and was clearly the most promising of all of them.
And so it came to his final test before he could truly join the ranks of the Waywatcher. He was to set out from the safety of his home with nothing but the clothes on his back. No weapons, armour or food allowed. He then needed to hunt down, track and kill a mighty stag of the forest. He would then only be allowed to return to his home once he had carved one of the stag’s antlers into his calling horn. Returning so would mean he could now call himself among the ranks of the Waywatcher.
Unfortunately Daith never got to complete his task. On the third day of tracking a stag, he came across another set of tracks that were numerous in number and clearly did not belong in the forest, there was one track amongst the numerous that stood out – it clearly had a heavier footfall and a wider gait, this beast was clearly the leader of the group. Deciding that these new tracks posed a threat to the safety of Athel Loren, he gave up on his future as a Waywatcher and followed the new tracks. For two days he followed the new set of tracks as they skirted the outskirts of Athel Loren. These tracks were not a challenge to follow, as there were so many of them and there was a lot of destruction to the surrounding forest where ever they went. On the evening of the second day Daith came upon a site that he had prayed since he had first encountered the tracks he would never see. Here he came across the bloody remains of several fellow Wood Elves, their bodies desecrated and torn apart by a brutal violence. In the middle of the destruction were those more distinguished tracks and surrounding those were the majority of the Elves. It looked like this beast had slaughtered the majority of the Elves single-handedly. Fearing what could have done such a thing but also swearing never to allow such a beast to reap such destruction in Athel Loren again, he made a quick search of the area to find which way the horde had left. Just as he was about to head on after them, a faint sound came from a hollow bole of an ancient elm. Rushing to the scene, he came across the dying body of a Wardancer, his right leg was missing it’s thigh muscle and several black shafted arrows were protruding from his chest. Cradling the Elf’s head in his arms, Daith could just make out a few words from his lips – the name of his Kin Band and the name Mortelis.
Deciding he had to notify the dying Elf’s Kin band of this tragedy, Daith sought out the fellow Elves and another named Mortelis. Finding one of the Kin band he was able to relay the tragedy that had happened and was also able to find the location of the one called Mortelis. Finding the named Elf, Daith relayed his findings to him. Before he could finish the retelling of his tale, Mortelis had demanded to be taken to the site, and before he knew it he was back at the site of the tragedy. Allowing Mortelis time to be with the dying Elf, Daith headed back towards his own Kin band.
Before Daith had got too far, Mortelis had caught him up and placed before him a intriguing proposition. To help Mortelis hunt down and find the beasts that were responsible for this devastation. He was given a brief description to help him, he was a four-horned beast. Daith instinctively knew that the large heavy set beast he had been tracking was the four-horned beast and so he knew he would be able to track him again.