Fallen Tribe of Season Members, they are followers of the Tribe of Seasons that failed their test to join the seasons of their choice. Due to the tremendous pressure being placed upon them by their society they chose to run away then to face their tribe or family after the test.
Being alone in the woods and there being no shortage of those who have failed these tests. They are inevitable approached by a friendly wandering priest and are consoled, offered shelter and forgiveness. They are shown that each season has it's other side they side they are meant to follow. The leaves must decay, animals fight and there must be one who triumphs and one who has fallen, it is nature itself red in tooth and claw.
They were never destined to be of the season they thought they were instead chosen to be of the darkness. After many such talks they are lead to the hidden places these followers meet and are trained as warriors and craftsman meant to test those who are of the seasons. Their tongues are cut out as a symbol to their dedication, a sign that they passed this test and are ready to kill as they have been taught.