Reign of Winter
Dryden returned from a hunting trip in the Border Wood with a story about a giant white weasel roaming the forest. The townsfolk scoffed at his tale (he was known to nip from his hip flask on a regular basis), which only spurned Dryden to hunt down the beast so he could make a trophy of it and prove everyone wrong.
He left Heldren a week ago on the hunting trip and has not returned to Heldren. He often carries a journal where he documents his hunts.