Urskan

(From Frostburn, pg. 159) The urskan are a race of intelligent, tool-using bearlike creatures that rule over large areas of tundra and boreal forest despite their relatively small numbers. Singly, they are fearsome. Gathered into an army, they are almost unstoppable. Urskans are often also referred to as armored bears because of their love of heavy steel armor when fighting to defend their territory. Their enormous muscle and their “thumb claw” (a false but usable thumb a resembling that of a giant panda) allow them to wield hammers and work iron, and their intelligence and careful workmanship are reflected in flexible suits of plate armor with breastplates up to 1 inch thick. The full suits can weigh up to 500 pounds. Urskans speak Common and Urskan.

Urskan

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