Welcome to the wiki of Caledonia, here we hope you will be able to gain a broad understanding of the feel for the depth of history and geography which makes up the home of the Bears.
A wise man once said…
Even in the most disorganised chaos there is a sublime level of order…so I'm no sure where we fit - if'n ye look at me again an' call me sublime ah'll chin yeh ye ken?
A broad mix of Celts, Picts, Fae and hangers on, the bears beat a raw path through all they do. Taking joy in everything from fighting to singing to celebrating, life in Caledonia will never leave you bored. And yet, they show great wisdom, art and devotion - not least where the tripartite Ancestor Anu is concerned, led by her daughters they can excel at anything…so long as you can keep them concentrating for long enough.
Who are we?
The Bears are comprised of the peoples of Caledonia, and south-western Orkneyjar, an island which they share with the Wolves. They are made up of diverse groups and clans, which fit into three main broader categories; Celts (including Highlanders, Islanders and Lowlanders), Picts and Sassenachs (being non-Caledonian-born Bears), though the latter term is generally considered an insult. Predominantly but by no means exclusively human, Bears are traditionally clad in tartan, generally in the form of kilts, worn with little or no armour.
The Bears have a reputation for being people of celebration, enjoyment and honour. They love drink, songs and games and enjoy hospitality. However, do not let their fun loving nature deceive you, for the Bears are also strong and fierce warriors and will fight to the death to defend their friends, their honour and their Queens. In modern times the Bears have faced adversity as they find their place in a changed Erdreja and the nation is now led by Lairds, who are charged with the day to day running of the faction. The three Queens now look after the faction’s more spiritual needs, though they remain key members of the Privy Council and there is still no law in Caledonia other than the ‘Will of the Queens’. With more formal structure than in the chaotic old days, the faction is gaining strength, though it is still one of honour, fun and of course the Bears are always ready for a good fight!
What this Wiki is for
The information shared here is given freely to all members of the Bears faction be they new or old. It is held on an ooc basis, with the expectation that it is used to enrich the background for your character or your group.
We hope that you'll be able to further contribute to what we've put here so that the lands of the Bear become some of the most roundly developed in all Erdreja.