It hadn't taken Baynes shadow-pack long to spread out across the valley in search of, well everything really. In the form of the pack, he could be in multiple places at once, and even 'appear' in a way, though only as a weak manifestation of his true self. The pack still had to come together for Bayne to be able to use his full potential, but even at a fifth it was enough to deal with most critters and wildlife, so long as it didn't tax him too much. And there were five copies of him roaming the valley, scouting out every inch as quickly, or lazily, as he liked.
One in particular had made its way south, going by the compass direction more than any real reason to head that way. The scent of Man had fallen back a long way, telling Bayne that this area was not one trafficked often, if ever at all. Here, everything seemed, less tamed, more wild and free, including himself in a way. It was an unsettling feeling for him to say the least, his bestial nature hadn't so much as twitched without his say so in centuries, but now he could feel it stirring at the back of his mind, like a bear rousing from deep hibernation.
Regardless, Bayne pushed on, senses sharp and each step carefully placed. What ever was setting to wake the beast within would find his jaws at its throat if things went awry. Or he'd wind up humping their leg in a seasonal frenzy, it was hard to tell.