Requires approval due to it supposed to be a very rare race

hailing from the northen lands of krinolf in Skagrod the ursoc are a secluded bear humanoid race that claims the north peninsula of Skagrod as their home.

Physical Description: If a bear were to stand upright and wear clothes, then that would be an adequate description of an Ursoc. Bears being incredibly humanoid in conformation already, there really is very little to differentiate a normal bear from an ursa, except for the more developed opposable thumbs, allowing the free use of tools, and the slightly more domed forehead, indicating greater intellectual ability. Ursa types run the gamut of bear conformations, from the small sun, panda and black bears to the massive grizzly and polar bears of the coldest regions.

Society: Ursoc are noble and value personal honor very highly. They also closely guard their image in society. Ursoc teach their children that to be caught in a lie, to be seen as a failure, or to be called a coward are all fates as bad as death. Some Ursoc take this ideal to mean almost never speak, attempt only what one is good at, and never turn from a fight, no matter what the odds. These points of view, however, border on the extreme. Most ursoc realize that intent holds more importance than action. Abandoning a fight is not cowardly when one has no chance of winning. There is no shame in failing at an impossible task. And a statement is never really a lie if you believe it when you say it.

Other things, however, can shame a Ursoc as well: associating with honorless people, betraying a friend, dishonoring your parents, failing to repay a debt—or worse, failing to recognize when you are in someone’s debt. One who saves the life of a ursoc usually finds that ursoc swearing to aid him in a great task. The ursoc have a strong sense of lifedebt and will go to great lengths to repay their saviors.

Relations: the ursoc have little history with most other races, except giants, whom they respect but do not understand. Though they have shared the same lands with humans for centuries, the two races usually keep their distance.

Alignment and Religion: most usroc are traditional and honrable, so many tend to be lawful .Ursoc have no concept of worship and see little need for ritual. They simply do not understand or crave the need to trust in a higher power. When confronted with proof of a powerful being’s might, a ursoc grants respect, but not reverence.

Adventurers: Ursoc away from their tribe are usually hunters, mercenaries, or members of another profession that allows them to use both their outdoor instincts and their natural strength and agility. Sometimes intimidating to members of other races, ursoc often find acceptance and friendship among adventurers—many of whom are loners or wanderers themselves.

Racial Benefits
Ability Bonus: +2 Strength, +2 Wisdom, –2 Dexterity: ursoc are strong and have a good head on their shoulders but are slow.
Medium: ursoc are Medium creatures and thus receive no bonuses or penalties due to their size.
Type: Ursoc are humanoids with the Ursocsubtype
Normal Speed: Ursoc have a base speed of 30 feet
Cold Weather resistance: ursoc have the trait Weather endurance (cold) as a bonus trait
Bonuses: Ursoc receive a +2 racial bonus on Survival checks.
Languages: The bonus languages are not retroactive if you increase your Intelligence score.

Adult Middle Age Old Venerable Maximum Age
18 years 35 years 53 years 70 years 90 years

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Gender Height Weight
Male 6'10 - 8'0 214 -359 lbs.
Female 6'5 - 8'0 167 -306 lbs.
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