Sannio just dropped this little knowledge bomb in the Ulfheim thread:
Scenes that may spawn Tier 8 Bears:
Moors of Northshore
Shores of Malice
Scenes that may spawn Tier 8 Wolves:
He further elaborated, “Since I'm being quoted, I'll also point out that I specifically said "may spawn" and not "will spawn." Because of the way we dynamically spawn adventure scenes, there's a chance that those high-threat bears and wolves won't spawn and a lower-threat enemy will spawn instead. Maybe most people know by now that sometimes you have to kill a few typical enemies before the big bad comes out, but some people might not so I figure it's always good knowledge to share.”
And to all you adventurers, don’t feed the animals (your face)!