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Brown Bear
Expected lifespan 35 years
Move 85
Size D6/2+3
Strength 3D6+20
Endurance D6+3
Coordination D6+3
Awareness D6+5
Learning ½
Magical Aptitude 0
Armor Points 1
Weapon Unarmed (D6+3)
Ini/Off/Def/Dam 5/-1/-3/-1
Dodge 2
Hide 2
Move Quietly 2

General description

The brown bear shows a great amount of individual variation. The fur varies from dark earth-brown to sand-yellow. It is usually darker in the autumn. The size varies just as much as the color. Despite its heavy and powerful body, it is very agile. The bear is very dextrous. Bears are found in many terrains but especially in woods.

Social structure

The brown bear is solitary, but the female may be accompanied by one or usually two cubs.

Diet

The bear is omnivorous but prefers berries and fruits. In spring-time it hunts a great deal. It prefers fresh meat, but will also eat carcasses. Bears may kill animals as large as a moose. Their favorite food is honey.

Special skills

Smaller bears are good climbers, but large bears tend to stay on the ground due to their weight.

Mental description

The bear is an intelligent beast, and its behavior is often surprisingly humanlike. Bears will usually cause no problems for humans. They are peaceful and playful and will not attack unless hurt, threatened or extremely hungry. Females with cubs will be very jumpy, and may attack without reason. The bear will seldom rise on two when attacking.

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