NPC: Fading - a Stalker. Enkidu's "mentor". He has been a scout for the Lodge for years, but he doesn't speak nor has he really shown Enkidu the ropes. He just let Enkidu move in to the cabin that he kept at the edge of the clearing a few years ago. Nowadays, Enkidu makes sure he has a fire going and food available for Fading when he returns. It's occurred to Enkidu recently that maybe 'Fading' is not so much the scout's name as a description.