Year 9 AC
The next spring most of the fields are able to be tilled, but the farm land near the volcano, (which later becomes known as Varanath) is still unworkable. Those who had managed to escape the area resettle to the southeast, over the small mountain range to the south. Because of the volcano eruption some predators have been displaced and begin to hunt humans. The villages in the area hire mercenaries to hunt them down so they don't lose anymore villagers or livestock.