The Bear Hunter

man hunting bear This is more or less you (Codex Manesse, UB Heidelberg, Cod. Pal. germ. 848, fol. 313r: Herr Hawart) (Photo: /Wikimedia Commons, CCO)

You live a life filled with danger excitement–just the way you like it. Sure, you have to let the local nobility take credit for a few of your catches, and you spend a fair amount of time living alone in the woods, but every job comes with a few drawbacks. With your bear spear gripped in hand, you feel as though you can face whatever the world throws at you–up to and including bears themselves. Of course, you need more than just a bear spear when you’re going up against a bear: you need strength, wits, and bait. Although bears like to eat a lot of things (including some of your extended family), you happen to have a particular knowledge of what they like to eat the most. Whenever you’re out bear trapping, you always bring along…

Your cousin's special bait

Dried meat

Nothing: you look for beehives and camp out near those

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