Before the attacks began, Trilleste took the form of an old dwarf hermit. She entered Fort Dolor and began spouting prophecies in front of the Avalanche Inn. Trilleste said these prophecies were based on visions she had:
- A danger brewed in the dark forest, awakened from years of slumber by the loggers who now ventured there for timber.
- The evil from the woods will first kill loggers and farmers in the area.
- Only one will survive the attacks, and that one is the key to defeating the evil.
- Many soldiers will die in the battle with the evil, but none will ever find their bodies.
- Strangers will come to town with intentions of helping against the evil, but those strangers will inadvertently lead to the destruction of Fort Dolor.