He has two choices.
He can either run into battle against an army of Giants and Druids and Faerie and definitely die.
Or, he can escape into the mysterious forest where the chances of death are slightly lower.
He runs into the forest and takes his chances.
Can Solider outrun his duties?
Can he survive in an unknown forest surrounded by creatures from myths and legends?
Or will his past make itself known to him and demand answers?