The Golden Wastes
Desert Mountain Bear
The desert mountain bear is the Golden Waste’s only native bear. It only inhabits mountains and neighbouring areas, whose cooler climes and forested slopes are good habitats for bears. The desert mountain bear is brownish black in color, and lacks a white mark on the muzzle. The fur on the underparts is reddish orange. The fur is 4–5 inches long. The muzzle and claws are shorter than those of the common black bear, though it is stouter and thicker in body. It apparently feeds on roots, acorns and nuts.
These bears are hunted for sport, venatio games in the Great Hippodrome of Velos, or execution of criminals ad bestias by the Overlord. The arena always keeps several in stock.