Last thing you remember, was running in the woods, chasing a cockatrice. You even managed to capture her. and then the world went dark.
The chase had lasted miles, direction, and surroundings ever changing. You had no clue where you were. All you knew that everything hurt form the extertion, and everything was stiff from the still lingering pertification, as it was wearing off. It was morning when you had started the chase, when the cockatrices feromones has messed up your judgement, and now the sun was setting. You had been pertified for the better part of the day. And this was just the first time that you had been outside the city gates.
In couple minutes, it would be almost complete darkness, you heard rustling in the bushes all around you. it was quite scary experience. Specially when you knew that there was all kind of things in these forrests. Animals that could kill you. Monsters who... well nobody is certain what monsters do to men, Some day they will kill you, some say they will rape you, and some say the first rape and kill you.
What ever it is, yuo really want to get out of here. you start heading to nearby hill, hoping to see the city lights to get at least some direction. But you had barely moved when you saw a dryad coiled around a tree. You had learned in school, that if there is a dryad, there will be more of them nearby. And if there is dryads around, there is all of the bugtypes around.
I get the distinct impression that the dryads aren’t the type to roll over and allow someone to just threaten them like that. Given that they live inside a still living tree, and the general location of them is usually described as a damp forest, I doubt they’d be actually threatened much by the idea of fire as it would be unlikely to spread, or do much. Also, in this situation you’re outnumbered, making it even more unlikely that you’ll actually be able to threaten them or do much.