Ulric, Isabel, Bryce, and Catrain found each other and have stayed together in the darkness trying to survive. Constantly moving from hole to hole cave to cave eating and doing what they can to survive. After a bit they started developing some communication with each other using simple words that they came up with to help them to survive. Then one day they stumbled on a lion and had no choice but to fight fortunately the lion they found seemed hurt and an easy prey for them to take down so they went all out. In there charge towards the lion Bryce threw his sharpened stone at the lion and it managed to take off the lions human hand which struck everyone as something strange for a lion but, that made everyone want to take this abomination down that much more. As they planned they started to move on either side of the lion, seeing that he was getting surrounded send out a terrifying roar that forced every one to scattered in all directions using this to his advantage he bounded towards Ulric and started to Maul him. Attempting to get the lions attention Isabel threw her stone towards the lion and struck the lion in the knee causing it to split open. Leaving his prey on the ground the lion turns and focuses on Isabel and charges her as the lions passes Catrain she attempts to stab the lion in the side but misses and the lion grabs and tackles Isabel to the ground and is trying to bite her but at the last moment Bryce grabbed the sides of the lions mouth and pulled back as hard as he could and Catrain ran up and sliced at the beasts thought with the stone but its hide appeared to thick for her to do much. Ulric seeing that Bryce held the lion in a hold decided to tackle to the lion as hard as he could and knocked the lion to the ground. Seeing their opportunity Isabel and Catrain used all of the strength they had to drive the stone as deep into the lions throat as they could and finished the beast. Taking a couple of minutes to regain them self they started cutting and tearing what they could use from the lions flesh and bones and came away with a few big bones and a large portions of its hide and plenty of meat to last them a long while. After about ten minutes of this Ulric noticed that it was eerily silent and told the other to quit making noise listing he cant hear anything not even the various bugs that would be chirping. Looking around through the fog and darkness he spots something large moving and motions everyone to move out of the clearing and away from the rest of the lion. When they get out of sight of the lion a huge roar louder then even the lion they just took down and in their fright they don't move or make a sound then they hear a loud crunch then silence. A few minutes later Ulric creeps back to look where they left the lion and see nothing but the puddle of blood that was where the lion was laying. Everyone deciding to keep little noise as possible they start to leave after walking for what seems like hours they see something in the distance that is glowing.
Approaching cautiously they see other humans sitting around what seems like a mass of glowing metal. Getting closer to this they see that the mass of metal is many lanterns piled together. Then seeing several people sitting by them self or in pairs around the lanterns but not interacting with each other. Feeling that as he did with there group Ulric decided to attempt to teach the people the language that they have come up with so far only a few would listen but that's better then he thought. During this time the other three start to sharpen the large bones into swords and the small one into a dagger and trying to wrap the lions hide around them self for some added protection. Seeing what is out there they decide to become providers for the people sharing the food they have and promising that they will head out and attempt to bring back more they look towards Ulric to lead the way. Approaching him they see that he is focused solely on the lanterns and trying to figure out where they came from and how this much was just left lying around. After talking to the other survivors and figuring out the first one to stop here no one knows who left it or why, but looking on all the lanterns he sees one word across all of them and decides to call this place Thulaum.