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Bugbears are another race of creatures cursed by the Naga. Debatably of Firbolg or some other giant-kin origin, bugbears are a vastly different creature then what they used to be.They are hairy feral goblinoids that are the largest and strongest found on Abgrund. They make their homes within the eastern mountains along Zastine Lake. Living higher in the mountains, and in harsh canyons, they rely on stealth and strength, attacking at night and enforcing weaker and lesser creatures (such as goblins) to do their work.
Ability Score Increase: Your Strength score increases by 2, and your Dexterity score increases by 1.
Age: Bugbears reach adulthood at age 16 and live up to 80 years.
Size: Bugbears are between 6 and 8 feet tall and weigh between 250 and 350 pounds. Your size is Medium.
Speed: Your base walking speed is 30 feet.
Darkvision: You can see in dim light within 60 feet of you as if it were bright light, and in darkness as if it were dim light. You can't discern color in darkness, only shades of gray.
Long-Limbed: When you make a melee attack on your turn, your reach for it is 5 feet greater than normal.
Powerful Build: You count as one size larger when determining your carrying capacity and the weight you can push, drag, or lift.
Sneaky: You are proficient in the Stealth skill.
Surprise Attack: If you surprise a creature and hit it with an attack on your first turn in combat, the attack deals an extra 2d6 damage to it. You can use this trait only once per combat.
Languages: You can speak, read, and write Common and Goblin.

Naming Traditions

Family names

Goblins have simple short first names and more complex "family names." Family names are based on clans, all based on the leader of the clan. Goblins are quick to declare their own independence from clans and give themself their own name "clan name" in order to establish themselves as leaders of their own tribe. This might lead to rivalry, however, and in fighting. Failure to create ones own clan, results in the goblin becoming an outcast until they can be accepted by another clan.


Culture and cultural heritage

Bugbears have chaotic cultures that are hard to understand from outside perspectives. They tend to be superstitious, paranoid, and quickly changing from clan to clan. A leader might establish new rituals and ceremonies to make them seem more established and intelligent, while making things up. They shift and change as clans grow and switch leaders, or are lost all together. They often enslave weaker creatures (like goblins) to work for them, and fair better under rule and guidance from hobgoblins.

Common Dress code

They typically wear simple leathers, sturdy wool, and bone decorations and coverings. They try to make themselves seem intimidating, often engaging in peircings, that are stretched with bone protrusions. Because of their thick fur, the tend to wear less clothing if not in armor.

Art & Architecture

Bugbears tend to live in simple homes of mud and brick. Some of the more brick home are found in the canyons and cliffs of the Firmesser Mountains. Those that live near Zastine Lake live in more brick or mud like homes of simple square designs.

Common Customs, traditions and rituals

Bugbears harsh diet has allowed them to develop a unique cuisine of fermented foods and aged meats. Most non goblinoids find their food repulsive, but have learned how to adapt fermented techniques to better dishes.

Birth & Baptismal Rites

When a bugbear is born, it's typically an unceremonious event. Mothers will take care of their children, until they are old enough to walk, in which case they are typically expected to begin fending for themselves.

Funerary and Memorial customs

Bugbears care little for what happens to the dead, often leaving piles of bodies for vultures to clean up, or cannibalizing them in times of low food sources, or to feed prisoners.


Beauty Ideals

They have no regard for "beauty" and are reviled by acts of beauty and love. Much like goblins, they tend to be savage and dim witted, valuing brute strength power over "beauty."

Gender Ideals

Because of the high mortality rate and harsh quality of their lives, they typically value men and women relatively equally. As they are not creatures of intricate domestic arts, most bugbears are warriors of some sort, with those capable of unique intelligence or ingenuity rising to the ranks of leaders. However, they also tend to be lazier and more powerful than goblins, so will enslave goblins to work for them often times.

Courtship Ideals

Bugbears are not creatures of ceremony or traditions. Marriage is not a concept the fully understand, often having brief relations with anyone that interests them at the time. They typically do not build strong bonds with any member of their community, and are quick to betray each other for their own safety, meaning relationships are not common among Bugbears.

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