Knights of the Black Bear

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The Knights of the Black Bear are a Knightly Order of the Empire. [1a]

Argumentative and Boisterous, the Order is fond of tourneys that enable them to prove their martial prowess and also their capacity for alcohol. [1a]

They often fight against the orcs of the Worlds Edge Mountains but when they are without a foe they compete in martial tournaments testing knightly skills of horsmanship, swordplay and drinking. Each tournament opens with the Grand Master wrestling a bear in honour of their founder - a tradition that has led to the death of many lords. [2a]

Advantages and Disadvantages

They are brazen and enthusuastic and so have the Unquenchable Zeal Advantage but also the Fractious disadvantage. [2a]

History

The were formed after a impoverished knight saves a lady who had become lost in the wilderness from a great bear. She rewarded him with enough money to found a chapterhouse in Averheim. [2a]

Locations

They have a Chapterhouse in Averheim and a fortress on the border of Averland. [2a]

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