Lothran woke up early in the morning and dismantled his tent. Pretty easy since it's a summoned tent. Then he made his way down the old fort and walked along the path towards Serpent's Trail, only stopping for a brief moment to take in the feel of Pale Pass and its secludedness one last time. It really is a peaceful place. Well, for some it is..
When emerging from the Trail, Lothran was not ready to go back to Bruma. Truth be told, he did want to stay in Pale Pass for a day or two more. But the Christmas hunt was over and he had to leave, it's just how it is. Also, he has other duties to attend to and he can't be slacking on the job.
So when coming back out to the Jeralls, Lothran went westward up into the mountains and onto a shelf where he could be alone for just awhile longer. There, he counted the ogre teeth of this years hunt. You wanna know how many? Have a guess and take a look in the spoiler tag