Sinmore sets out in spring, with little more than provisions and a handful of wishes, to find some grogs. She has no grogs with her, nor any leads.
She gets outside the covenant and quickly gets lost in the forest. After camping a few days, ashe's pretty sure she hasn't gotten more than a mile away from the covenant, she just doesn't know how to navigate.
After a week or so of wandering aimlessly (in which she's gone through far more of her provisions than Stefan accounted for-- this is supposed to last a month, and she's 1/4 of the way through it all) she catches sight of a familiar-looking unnatural beast, flying low over the treeline. The sight of tawny fur and brown feathered wings makes the scars across Sinmore's chest tingle.