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Cave bears were large, ancient ill-tempered bears that had adapted to life underground.[1]


Typical cave bears had coarse and dark hair.[1]


Cave bears, much like polar bears, used primarily their claws and powerful bite as weapons.[1]


Sometime after the War of the Silver Marches of 1485 DR, a family of cave bears resided in one of the caverns of Deadstone Cleft.[5]



Cave bears were typically known to eat subterranean lichen and blind fish.[1]


Cave bears were known to inhabit the Savage Frontier[5] and the highlands of the Moonshae Isles.[6]


Cave bears were considered sacred animals to the followers of Clangeddin Silverbeard, Geb, Luthic, and Uthgar.[7]

The priestesses and shamans of Luthic could summon cave bears to their aid and were often protected by several of the beasts.[8]




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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins (2014-09-30). Monster Manual 5th edition. Edited by Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 334. ISBN 978-0786965614.
  2. Mike Mearls, Stephen Schubert, James Wyatt (June 2008). Monster Manual 4th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 29. ISBN 978-0-7869-4852-9.
  3. Doug Stewart (June 1993). Monstrous Manual. (TSR, Inc), p. 17. ISBN 1-5607-6619-0.
  4. Gary Gygax (December 1977). Monster Manual, 1st edition. (TSR, Inc), p. 9. ISBN 0-935696-00-8.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Christopher Perkins (September 6, 2016). Storm King's Thunder. Edited by Kim Mohan, Michele Carter. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 148. ISBN 978-0786966004.
  6. Douglas Niles (November 1987). Moonshae. Edited by Mike Breault. (TSR, Inc.), p. 18. ISBN 0-88038-494-8.
  7. Sean K. Reynolds (2002-05-04). Deity Do's and Don'ts (Zipped PDF). Web Enhancement for Faiths and Pantheons. Wizards of the Coast. pp. 10–15. Archived from the original on 2016-11-01. Retrieved on 2018-09-08.
  8. slade, et al. (April 1996). “The Wilderness”. In James Butler ed. The North: Guide to the Savage Frontier (TSR, Inc.), pp. 14, 25. ISBN 0-7869-0391-0.