OxO with @Kiibo
The air was cool over the mountains tonight, the trees waving lazily in the slight breeze. The uncivilized frontier beyond the settled colonies hid many things that wanted to stay hidden.
The mountains would eventually become known as the Green Mountains, but now, they were just the Mountains. The land would eventually be called Vermont, but now, in 1692, it was just a collection of sparse farms and villages. An unlikely place to find adventure, unless you knew where to look.
To the south, the Salem Witch Trials were in full swing, women accused of strange things being hunted down like animals, tried with no hope of acquittal, and savagely executed. To the history books, it was a brutal blot on these early days.
To Valiel, it was feeding time.