After getting lost, you and your three companions got hopelessly lost. After raining for two days and nights straight, you are cold and long for a warm bed and a hot meal. At the very least you desire a bit of sunshine and the chance to dry out your clothing.
It is cold, and night if falling once more. From not too far in the distance off to your right, a soft growl can be heard followed by a soothing voice that hushed whatever animal had made the noise. This could be your only chance at getting out of this forbidding forest anytime soon.