“Does the walker choose the path,
or the path the walker?”
His name is a fusion of two roots. The first being the Old English þorn (thorn), which is related to the german „Dorn“ and the second being „torn“ (see: to be torn; to tear from *teran, Old German zeran, zehren) that is to say, being ripped or destroyed.
Yes he is a mortal being just like you, but he’s using enchantments and spells to exceed his human limits. His mask is also enchanted and works as an amulet.
A meditative melody accompanying The Torn, while he contemplates about the transience of everything. This is the original soundtrack for the story “Death Meditation” seen above.
He is wandering through the hills to follow the river for the next lake (see “Wyrt & Lake”). As thirsty as he has become in the meantime he is uplifted to reach the stream and fill up his drinking bottle.