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The American black bear is the only ursine mammal native to 'Souls, and can be spotted frequently in the territories from spring to autumn. They prefer heavily vegetated woodlands or mountain ranges and can more often be found in these regions than in flat, sparsely forested terrain. As winter approaches, however, the bears begin their months-long hibernation that makes them largely absent while frost makes vegetation dormant and snow is deep.
Despite being previously allowed in the early years of the RP forum, Brown Bears (to include Grizzly bears) and Polar Bears are not native to the 'Souls territories, and should not be referenced within or around 'Souls.
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According to our Speech Guide, this creature speaks High Speech naturally. It is therefore able to communicate with Luperci -- however, keep in mind that speech can be complicated by differences in vocal sounds (e.g., a Whale will sound much different from a Bear, even when both are speaking high speech).
- Food: Luperci would need to hunt in a group to bring down a healthy bear. Bear meat is often cited as being greasy, coarse in texture, and sweet in flavor. According to some, the "best meat" comes from two-year-old bears which eat more berries than fish. 
- Fat: Historically used as a cooking oil
- Bear's grease: Made from mixing bear fat and beef marrow; could be used for hair styling or paints (if mixed with clay)
- Pelts and hides: Because bears have a double coat, the fur is thick, and makes for good, insulating winter clothing. They may be also used as blankets or rugs.
- Claws and Teeth: Common decorative items
- Companionship: Due to also being an apex predator, bears rarely partner with Luperci, and are more often killed, chased off, or given a wide berth because of the danger they pose to Luperci and their young. Some bears, however, may tolerate companionship with Luperci if conditions are right.
- Attacks on Luperci: Attacks on adult Luperci are rare, however, young canines may be susceptible to attack.
↪ Eastern American Black Bear (Ursus americanus americanus)