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Scorp40left.png The Werebear, Wisdom and Strength Scorp40right.png



Overview: Werebears are mighty shapechangers who can put their Human skin aside and hunt the forests in a Bear's shape. Tales tell of the limitless strength of these mighty beasts, and the care they show for the natural World around them.

Narrative: In the fullness of the World, there are Beasts and there are Men, and the All-Father won mastery over all Beasts before the First Dawning, as is well known to all. But know this: the line between Man and Beast is not so clear as it would seem, and there are men who have learned to cross it at their choosing. Hear, then, the story of Finn ap Cummil, the first and greatest of the skin changers.

"Long ago, before the age of the High King and the wars with the Northmen, when the Clans ruled over all the hills of Alvaetia, a mighty warrior named Finn ap Cummil roamed the hills. Tall was he, as strong as a Giant and grim as the fury of a storm.

One winter, the frost came early and the Fey folk, the dreaded Ice Lords, came down from their palaces to plunder the newly cut harvest. Finn fell on the Elvish host in a fury, and slew dozens, but the shining darts of the Fey found their mark, and soon Finn lay feverish, tormented by the treacherous Elvish poison. The wise women of his village could not cure him, and Finn wandered back into his beloved hills to die.

As he neared death, a massive shadow blotted out the sun, and Finn found himself face to face with G'Harron, King of all Bears. "Little man, long have I watched you," said the beast, "your Spirit is strong, and wise. You are truly a noble hunter of the wilds."

"Alas, my strength and wisdom are undone." Finn gasped. "The Elf venom devours my spirit."

The bear was silent a long while, then spoke again. "Know this - poison of the Deathless Ones is brewed to kill men, and men alone. But here is a secret: there is, within every Man, a Beast. The All-Father Himself knows it not, but it lies within the hearts of all your kind. Hear the Call within your heart, and find the Bear that waits, asleep, in the cavern of your soul. His strength will save you."

Finn lay still, and put all thoughts of death and home from his mind. And as he lay, he looked about himself and unlearned the name of everything he looked upon. Finn saw the woods not with the eyes of a man, but with the eyes of a Beast. Time stopped, past and future both draining into Now. And Finn screamed as his sinews buckled, as the thick pelt sprouted from his skin, and his very bones twisted themselves into the image of the bear lord before him. Finn became a Bear, and roared in exultation at the moon.

It was many years before any man set eyes on Finn ap Cummil again. Long did he wander in the wilds, on two legs and on four, and all the twisted creatures of Darkness learned to fear the great black bear who hunted at G'Harron's side. More shapes did Finn learn, but always did he return to the Bear, whose call was mightiest in him. In time, Finn took a wife and sired many sons, all of whom can trade their shape for a bear's by moonlight. Now, there are many who have found the Bear within them, and they come from all lands.

But heed the words of G'Harron: All men may, if their will is strong enough, walk in a Beast's shape, for in their hearts there sleeps a Spirit of the Wild. Come then, if you have the strength. Come see what manner of Beast waits within yours.





Bear Shape -"Personal Bear Transformation"


  • Granted: Level 20
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Werebear (20)
  • Focus Skill: Way of the Bear
  • Flagged As: Spell (Cancels effects which are cancelled by Spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 40
  • Casting Time: 6 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 900.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Player must not be moving when he activates this power.
  • Mode Required: Non-Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Spell cast cancelled if caster takes any damage at all while in spellcasting trance.
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Applies Effect(s):
    • Effect ends if affected uses any power flagged as being a spell.
    • Dispel Tags: Wereform
    • Changes the player's body shape.
    • Duration: 10:00 minutes
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: Transform
      • Stack Rank: 0
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: 10:00 minutes
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: MoveBuff
      • Stack Rank: 0
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Movement Rate: + 5% to 20% (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Effect ends if affected uses any power flagged as being a spell.
    • Dispel Tags: Wereform-MoveBuff, Wereform
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: 10:00 minutes
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: StackableRecoveryHealthBuff
      • Stack Rank: 0
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Health Recovery Rate: + 30% to90% (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Effect ends if affected uses any power flagged as being a spell.
    • Dispel Tags: Wereform-HPRecBuff, Wereform
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: 10:00 minutes
    • Stackability: Can be stacked with any spell other than itself.
    • Crushing Resistance: + 10 to11 (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Piercing Resistance: + 10 to11 (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Slashing Resistance: + 10 to11 (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Effect ends if affected uses any power flagged as being a spell.
    • Dispel Tags: Wereform-PhysResBuff, Wereform


Hochbaar Shape -"Personal Werebear Transformation"


  • Granted: Level 20
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Werebear (20)
  • Focus Skill: Way of the Bear
  • Flagged As: Spell (Cancels effects which are cancelled by Spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 40
  • Casting Time: 6 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 900.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Player must not be moving when he activates this power.
  • Mode Required: Non-Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Spell cast cancelled if caster takes any damage at all while in spellcasting trance.
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Applies Effect(s):
    • Effect ends if affected uses any power flagged as being a spell.
    • Dispel Tags: Wereform
    • Changes the player's body shape.
    • Duration: 7:30 minutes
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: Transform
      • Stack Rank: 0
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: 7:30 minutes
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: StackableAttrCONBuff
      • Stack Rank: 2
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Constitution Adjustment: + 15 to35 (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Effect ends if affected uses any power flagged as being a spell.
    • Dispel Tags: Wereform-ConBuff, Wereform
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: 7:30 minutes
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: StackableAttrSTRBuff
      • Stack Rank: 2
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Strength Adjustment: + 35 to55 (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Effect ends if affected uses any power flagged as being a spell.
    • Dispel Tags: Wereform-StrBuff, Wereform


G'harron's Roar -"Area of Effect Stun (0 Range)"
"You must be transformed to activate this power"
"Excludes Group"


requires Way of the Bear Skill ( 30 )
  • Granted: Level 20
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Werebear (20)
  • Focus Skill: Way of the Bear
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 21
  • Casting Time: 3 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 30.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Player must not be moving when he activates this power. You must be in one of the two werebear forms to use this power.
  • Mode Required: Either Combat or Non-Combat Mode
  • Requires Hit Roll: Yes
  • Target and Range: Monsters or Players -- Spherical Effect Centered on Player
  • Area of Effect: 10 Units
  • Will not affectgroup members.
  • Removes Effect
    • Removes effect with "Flight" dispel tag.
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: :03 to :09 seconds (at power ranks0 to 20)
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: NoStun
      • Stack Rank: 1
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Cannot be stunned
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: :01 to :03 seconds (at power ranks0 to 20)
    • Stackability:
      • Stack Category: Stun
      • Stack Rank: 0
      • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
    • Target cannot move.
    • Target is stunned.
    • Dispel Tags: DeBuff, Effect, Stun


Bear Hibernation -"Personal Health and Stamina Recovery Buff and Root"
"You must be transformed to activate and be affected by this power"


requires Way of the Bear Skill ( 60 )
  • Granted: Level 30
  • Power Rank: 0 ( Untrained)
  • Teachers: Master Werebear (20)
  • Focus Skill: Way of the Bear
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 40
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 600.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: Player must not be moving when he activates this power. You must be in one of the two werebear forms to use this power.
  • Mode Required: Either Combat or Non-Combat Mode
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks0 to 20)
    • Duration: :30 to :45 seconds (at power ranks0 to 20)
    • Stackability: Can be stacked with any spell other than itself.
    • Health Recovery Rate: + 60% to95% (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Stamina Recovery Rate: + 60% to95% (from power rank 0 to 20)
    • Target cannot move.
    • Dispel Tags: Buff, Effect


G'harron's Claws -"Weapon Power and Exposes to Crushing"
"You must be transformed to activate this power"


  • Granted: Level 25
  • Power Rank: 40 ( Grand Master)
  • Focus Skill: Way of the Bear
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 10
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 20.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: You must be in one of the two werebear forms to use this power.
  • Mode Required: Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Immediately Applies Effect(s):
    • Attack Bonus: + 50%
    • Damage Dealt: + 50%
    • Effect ends if affected attacks (swings his weapon)
    • Effect ends if affected unequips any piece of equipment
    • Dispel Tags: Combat
  • On Next Combat Swing Apply Power:
      • Starting Power Rank: 5 ( Beginner)
      • Casting Time: 0.8 seconds
      • Generates Hate: No
      • Requires Hit Roll: No
      • Target and Range: Monsters or Players(10 Units)
      • Can affect caster and group members.
      • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks5 to 40)
        • Duration: :11 to :20 seconds (at power ranks5 to 40)
        • Stackability:
          • Stack Category: BluntResistanceDebuff
          • Stack Rank: 0
          • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
        • Crushing Resistance: -6 to -41 (from power rank5 to 40)
        • Dispel Tags: Crush, DeBuff, Effect, ResistDeBuff


Bear-Lord's Might -"Weapon Power and Defense Debuff"
"You must be transformed to activate this power"


  • Granted: Level 35
  • Power Rank: 40 ( Grand Master)
  • Focus Skill: Way of the Bear
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 17
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 20.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: You must be in one of the two werebear forms to use this power.
  • Mode Required: Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Immediately Applies Effect(s):
    • Attack Bonus: + 100.2%
    • Damage Dealt: + 50%
    • Effect ends if affected attacks (swings his weapon)
    • Effect ends if affected unequips any piece of equipment
    • Dispel Tags: Combat
  • On Next Combat Swing Apply Power:
      • Starting Power Rank: 10 ( Apprentice)
      • Casting Time: 0.8 seconds
      • Generates Hate: No
      • Requires Hit Roll: No
      • Target and Range: Monsters or Players(10 Units)
      • Can affect caster and group members.
      • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks10 to 40)
        • Duration: :09 to :15 seconds (at power ranks10 to 40)
        • Stackability:
          • Stack Category: DefenseDebuff
          • Stack Rank: 0
          • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
        • Defense Penalty: -11% to -41% (from power rank10 to 40)
        • Dispel Tags: DeBuff, Effect


Overbearing Strike -"Weapon Power and Damage Debuff"
"You must be transformed to activate this power"


  • Granted: Level 45
  • Power Rank: 40 ( Grand Master)
  • Focus Skill: Way of the Bear
  • Flagged As: Skill (does not cancel effects which are cancelled by spellcasting).
  • Stamina Cost: 25
  • Casting Time: 0.2 seconds
  • Recycle Time: 20.0 seconds
  • Generates Hate: Moderate
  • Power User Requirements: You must be in one of the two werebear forms to use this power.
  • Mode Required: Combat Mode Only
  • Requires Hit Roll: No
  • Target and Range: Self/No target
  • Immediately Applies Effect(s):
    • Attack Bonus: + 100.2%
    • Damage Dealt: + 100.2%
    • Effect ends if affected attacks (swings his weapon)
    • Effect ends if affected unequips any piece of equipment
    • Dispel Tags: Combat
  • On Next Combat Swing Apply Power:
      • Starting Power Rank: 15 ( Adept)
      • Casting Time: 0.8 seconds
      • Generates Hate: No
      • Requires Hit Roll: No
      • Target and Range: Monsters or Players(10 Units)
      • Can affect caster and group members.
      • Applies Effect(s): (From Power Ranks15 to 40)
        • Duration: :10 to :15 seconds (at power ranks15 to 40)
        • Stackability:
          • Stack Category: DamageDebuff
          • Stack Rank: 0
          • Stack Rule: Standard (When stack categories and ranks are equal, then the most recently cast spell will only succeed if its spell power isgreater than or equal to the existing spell's power).
        • Damage Dealt: -16% to -41% (from power rank15 to 40)
        • Dispel Tags: DeBuff, Effect


Races Available: Professions Available:
Half Giants
Humans
Barbarian
Druid
Ranger
Warrior
Disciplines Prohibited:
Huntsman
Wererat
Werewolf
Skill Specializations:

In addition to your Professions's Skill(s)

Level 20 : granted skill Way of the Bear