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    Beorn Cottonwood, Knud
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  1. Boar-riders of the Cottonwood clan The loud roaring call of a dwarven horn would echo through roads which formed a passage between Urguan and Aegothrond. This was followed by silence except for the leaves ruffling against each other in the wind. A quiet rumble would form in the far distance, as one could notice the smaller pebbles on the road starting to gently shake. A dust cloud would appear from the forest dwarf valley in between the two western mountain peaks on the land above the dwarven underrealm. Out of this cloud, a scouting party of the Cottonwood clan would come forward all riding their mighty boars which were covered in muscle and thick fur. These were the boar-riders of the Cottonwood clan. History The practice of riding boars would have been a family tradition for years in the Sugartits bloodline of Bjor, this tradition was introduced to the whole clan by Maggie Cottonwood as current chieftess in cooperation with Beorn Cottonwood. The boars themself would come from the line of the legendary companion of the paragon Bjor ‘Sugartits’ Cottonwood himself, the Great Boar of Atlas. Their rather massive and fierce appearance is often credited to these legends but could also be explained by their upbringing as little piggies in the clan. Appearance The boars are covered in a thick layer of fur, varying between brown and greyish tints. They’d have tusk sticking forward which could be used to jab into their foes with their charge. As the Cottonwood clan would march to war the boars can be seen armored with pieces of ironwood or thick leather, but this would be rather rare as they’re often seen charging as naked as the Cottonwoods themself. The boars Growing up in a herd, the piglets would be cared for by the boar shepherd [Currently: Maggie Cottonwood], often being an elder of the clan or multiple. With the young Cottonwood beardlings growing up beside these boars, strong bonds are forged from an early age. During their upbringing, they’re fed well and prepared for clan life by the boar shepherd and occasional visiting clan members. The boars grow up to become fierce companions of the clan characterized by their brute strength. The boar are mostly used as mounts though there have been records of them helping the clan with constructions by carrying heavy building materials. Most often they’re used either to track down or bring down larger beasts during their clan hunts. Though if the hunt would call for a more quiet approach the boars would stay in the village, as they aren’t the quietest. Especially if the Cottonwoods would move in a group, one could hear the rumbling of the boar-riders of the Cottonwood clan from a mile away. The choosing At the end of a Cottonwood’s trials, the now official clan member may choose one of the boars to take under his wing. Though the young boar must also choose you for they are seen as members of the clan themself. With the beardling aging into adulthood, so will the boar, with it being the beardling’s duty to further train his or her boar. The passing of a friend A Cottonwood boar will most often fall in battle like the Cottonwoods themself for they live such a reckless and dangerous life. A Cottonwood dwarf is buried together with his/her boar as he will join the dwarf at Dungrimm’s gate. If only the boar would lose its life, the clan would host a small ceremony to honor the boar. The clan member bound to the fallen creature would process the animal, and work their remains into something they’d keep with them till the end of their days, similar to their original trials. This would often be a fur mantle with the head of the boar as a cap, looking over the Cottonwood and guiding him or her. There are also records of Cottonwoods making a necklace with a hoof or a tusk of the creature dangling from it. The Cottonwood Boar races Every two years (two irl weeks) the Cottonwood clan would come together to show off the might of their individual boars and the bond they had formed with them. This would be done by competing in their semi-yearly boar races which would declare the new Grand Boar-rider of the Cottonwood clan. The winner will also be rewarded with a necklace with a golden hoof dangling from it. After the following two years, this necklace would be passed down to the new Grand Boar-rider of the clan. With this title and necklace, the clan member would be able to get great discounts in the Hefrumm tavern for the coming two years which would make the title highly sought after my the thirsty clan members. Halvar won the boar races of 1761, making him the first Grand Boar-rider of the Cottonwood clan.
  2. Get well buddy, enjoy your break.
  3. Have a good one my guy, that your swampy ass may never run dry.
  4. Accepted, talk to Beorn Cottonwood to claim your spot in the hall and to discuss your purpose in it, to avoid overlapping work.
  5. [!] A dirty piece of paper would be pinned at the entrance of Hefrumm’s great hall, reading the following. Khaz’ur’Yemkadar The hall of Creation “For we shall work the materials which the Hearth Mother, Anbella, has gifted us with niftiness of Yemekar in our fingers.” Application Format Solely for Hefrumm forest dwarves. ♢In-Game name: ♢Discord name: ♢Rp name: ♢Rp skills or professions: ((You’ll be able to request specific forest dwarf crafts. General post about the hall coming after the hall itself is established.))
  6. [!] After Beorn had finished what was left in the great ale jugs from their feasting table, where he had hosted the elections of the new chieftess. Beorn would stumble upon the note of Bordavir at the entrance of the hall. After reading this he’d bundle his shorter but thick leaf-filled beard with his dirty sturdy fingers before gently pulling down on it... “enteresten..” he’d simply let out as he sank away into his thoughts of the legitimacy of his words.
  7. The Cottonwood Clan The Cottonwoods form a long tale of valor, honor, and glory but as all stories start they start with humble beginnings. The founders of the clan were two brothers, Boldrumir and Cyler both forest dwarfs both with a sense of unification with their forest brothers and sisters with these thoughts the Cottonwood clan began as the clan who wished to bring the Forest Dwarfs together. As Boldrumir’s and Cylers first steps into making their clan they had to decide on who will lead, Cyler being the more militaristic dwarf he wished to rule with an iron fist or Boldrumir with his sharp thinking and gentle words, Boldrumir won the little debate and became the first chief of the Cottonwood clan, his first orders as chief was simple 'bring the forest dwarfs home' and with that, the epic quest of Cotton started. This quest would take the clan through a rough saga, through which it greatly evolved and changed over the years but always stayed true to their core beliefs. ⧫Appearance⧫ The Cottonwoods have ginger or brown hair, ranging at 4'0" - 5'0" ft in height with different shades of green eyes some can also have purple eyes in rare cases. Cottonwoods normally wear rather simple nature-colored clothing to blend in with the forests surrounding their village. During the winter months, they are often seen packed with thick layers of fur and bare-chested during under the summer sun. Newer Cottonwoods tend to have different shades of hair color from dark browns, light browns, blacks and of course the traditional ginger hair. Beorn Cottonwood and his sister, Igird Cottonwood ⧫Culture⧫ The culture and ways of the clan throughout their history could be split in three main periods. The Cottonwoods of old during age in which the clan was founded and lead by Boldrumir Cottonwood in Axios and early Atlas. And the era of the reformed Cottonwoods, starting with Bjor Cottonwood in late Atlas up until Eerika Cottonwood in Arcas. And thirdly the hunting era of the clan starting with Beorn’s chieftainship after Eerika up until the present. Cottonwoods are and began as a tribal clan where they follow only one ruler and follow the rulers words to the punch. The brutality and neutrality of the Cottonwoods of old allowed them to remain around during Axios of the time of the dwarven civil war. The Cottonwoods under Bjor’s ruling were more calm then there older kin, living there life following their clan chief Bjor 'Sugar ****' Cottonwood who thought them to lay the focus more on enjoying life to the fullest. In his vision this was done with many feasts, and strengthening the bonds in between clan members. The Cottonwoods tended to create their weapons with sticks, leaves and steel combining them all to make powerful mixed material weapons, there armors are created with the same materials however it is very common for a Cottonwood to run into battle wearing very little for Anbella, the Hearth Mother is protecting them, or so they believe. Later on Cottonwoods were also often seen carrying flint weaponry for they were very effective in their hunts. Cottonwoods believe in the life of luxury where as soon as a hard days work is completed they would settle around the campfire enjoying feasts and talking with one another, however the Cottonwoods of Old tend to fight in their free time as well as feast which lessened during the second era of the clan. The clan shifted its focus towards the hunt under Beorn’s chieftainship, which replaced the lack of this physical fighting, together with the craftsmanship which came with working the materials gathered from such hunts. The clan lived from these hunts and from the handle of these products with Hefrumm and the under realm of Urguan. Although the great drinking feasts of Beorn’s father Bjor stayed, the clan became known for their fierce hunters being the protectors of the woods surrounding the village which was gifted to them by the hearth mother, Anbella. ⧫Trials⧫ Though through time the Cottonwood trials changed the core idea always stayed the same. They’d need to hunt down a creature or beasts for varying purposes. In the old days this was to show the clan your strength and courage to be deemed worthy to be called a proper Cottonwood. Later on a religious ceremony under Bjor’s ruling was added to give the hunt more of a religious meaning. The trial hunts were now often done in little groups to prove to the clan the aspect teamwork and courage to save other clan members rather than blind courage. Further down the line the future clan member would need to find a use for every part of the creature they had hunted to show to Anbella the life of the creature would not be washed. During their trials they’d also need to delve into working the materials they gathered from the creature, creating something they’ll wear till their old days to remind them of their trials. Some examples of these would be a fur mantle, a boartusk dagger, a necklace or earring with the fangs or claws of the creature, etc. This would often be combined by a tattoo of the creature. ⧫Traditions⧫ The Cottonwoods of old had a tradition as old as the clan itself, where the clan chief could be challenged to one-on-one combat for his/her chieftainship. This could be done by any clan member but needed the approval of the elders to be done honorably. Though this tradition has disappeared in time, the chiefs past Boldrumir have never mentioned it nor deemed it unlawful. Under Bjor the tradition of burying their fallen clan members in a sacred tree of ancestors was introduced. This tree of the hearth mother was always positioned in the center of the village making it that the sagas of such follow clan members would not be forgotten. They also often shared their drink with their ancestors by spilling some at the roots of the tree or simply during the funeral ceremony. Although they did not need a reason for their feasts, there were a few yearly ones introduced. They, for example, had a great harvesting feast to thank the hearth mother for her blessing upon their farmlands. With the hunting culture of Beorn also came some new traditions. With the adapted trials it was now common for a Cottonwood to wear their great trophies of the hunt on them as they took much pride in those. This would start with them wearing something of choice from the creature or beast they had hunted down for their trial. This would go hand in hand with many Cottonwoods tattooing each great beast they had managed to slay on their body, as this tradition has the same origin as the previous one. Cottonwoods often fought with rather primitive materials, being rough copper, rusty scrap metal or flint knapped weapons. The usage of flint or volcanic glass had been brought into the clan by Beorn, who had been taught in working these materials through the technique of knapping by his father. Worked flint would be sharper than any common metal but rather brittle against solid materials like armor, making it perfect for most hunts. The working of this material would also require a lot of experience and be rather time-consuming. Beorn Cottonwood practicing flint knapping ⧫History⧫ ➤Axios The Cottonwoods were formed under two Brothers a more headstrong, gentle Cottonwood known as Boldrumir Cottonwood and his younger hot-headed brother Cyler Cottonwood, both sons of the widely known Ozneat Treebeard. The Cottonwoods were a two-man clan working the fields of Jornheimwhere there goal was very simple back then, to find and reunite there Brothers and Sisters of the forest. During their time the Cottonwoods were much more peaceful speaking to both the Frostbeards and the Grand Kingdom of Urguan dwarves as there equals during the War of the Beards gaining the title of Common clan from both rivaling Kingdoms thanks to the diplomatic leadership of Boldrumir Cottonwood. During Boldrumir’s rule, the Cottonwoods gained fame and began to grow until the end of the War of the Beards where they remained in there farmlands where they collected a decent amount of kin until the world ended and they fled on ships to the new lands. Boldrumir Cottonwood, The Founder ➤Early Atlas During Atlas Boldrumir Cottonwood remained the Chief of Cotton. He moved the Cottonwoods from there allies within the newly formed Kingdom of Kaz'Ulrah to the rivaling settlement known as the Confederation of Hammers, where the Cottonwoods showed up with numbers offering to join the Confederation giving them addition manpower. This was welcomed to defend their lands against the hostile Kingdom of Kaz'Ulrah. During their time of construction of their new village, Boldrumir appointed his brother Cyler Cottonwood to be the war chief. This was a newly formed title, created for him to lead the military affairs of the Cottonwood clan. This decision would cause the clan to form a military force that matched that of the main mountain dwarf clan of that time, the Silverveins. The Cottonwoods within the Confederation had a rivalry with the Silverveins due to there Clan Father, Edel Silvervein, openly mocking the Cottonwoods in manpower and a military power until the point where the Silverveins would decide to become a threat to the Cottonwoods. Since Boldrumir wanted a peaceful settlement, which Cyler heavily disapproved, lead to Cyler launching counter-attacks upon the clan. These small physical and verbal conflicts would happen between the two clans but this conflict escalated quickly during a meeting of the Confederation where Edel Silvervein openly mocked the Chief of Cotton to the council. Because of this, the highly annoyed Cyler Cottonwood decided to throw an attack upon the Silvercity, keep of the Silverveins. This lead to a poor display by the Silverveins where they hid within their keep unwanted to come to face the horde. The Silverveins stayed in defeat as the Cottonwood forces left the city burning. The clan needed to find a new location for their village after this as they were kicked from the lands of the Confederation of Hammers as Edel Silvervein called the attack an attack on all of the Confed. The Cottonwoods created a new village where Boldrumir ruled once again. Following this event the great chief slowly turning insane. The non-diplomatic Cyler Cottonwood took it upon himself to run the village but with Boldrumir's madness and lack of leadership, the Cottonwoods of Old seemed to have faded away. Bjor was a young forest dwarf who had stumbled upon the village with only vague memories of his childhood, Boldrumir had found this dwarf and took him in as his son. Thought after Boldrumir had made him chief he left the young dwarf to his faith for unknown reasons. This caused Bjor to have a lack of knowledge when it came to the traditions and ways of the old. After years of maturing the dwarf starting shaping the clan in his own view. The epic quest of Cotton, with which the clan had started, seemed to have failed but especially in Bjor’s later years, he took up this quest once again. The ruling of Chief Bjor ‘Sugartits’ Cottonwood itself would be more easy-going than the previous Chief. He wanted to focus on the community of his clan, with a familial bond between all members as a goal and on getting the best out of life. ➤Late Atlas During late Atlas the Cottonwoods reformed under Bjor 'Sugar ****' Cottonwood leadership. This opened a completely new chapter for the Cottonwoods, for Bjor wasn't like the old Cottonwoods, he was kind, loving, friendly, respectful, ruled in peace. The earlier days of Bjor 'Sugar ****' Cottonwood’s leadership he struggled to find his kin like the old Cottonwoods as there just weren’t any forest dwarves to be found. This caused the title of Chief of Cotton to be an empty title for many years. After many years of him searching, to his surprise, some members of the Cottonwoods of old would turn up within the Kingdom of Kaz'Ulrah. Excited young Bjor Cottonwood would quickly introduce himself to these members, revealing that these dwarves were lead by Thelnir Cottonwood. He was an old elder of the clan and wouldn't follow Bjor back to the founding lands of Cotton, for Bjor reformed the Cottonwood alliance with the Confederation of Hammers. Determined Thelnir stood his ground upon the matter setting up a small outpost within Garrond's Vale in the lands of Kaz'Ulrah where he and his followers stayed with him. During this time there was talk of the legitimacy of Bjors claim to the Chief of Cotton with rumors of the Champion of Cotton crowned for his combat skills would challenge Bjor 'Sugar ****' Cottonwood for chieftainship. As the old Cottonwoods disapproved of certain things of the newer Cottonwoods, they didn't fully rejoin their brothers and sisters making it that Bjor 'Sugar ****' Cottonwood held the title but Thelnir would be a rebel force. Though conflict was resolved diplomatically. During the return, the old Cottonwoods took a dislike to the Silverveins for there pass crimes, which was soon resolved when Bjor signed the silver-wood alliance a non-aggression pact between the two clans. As time passed the older Cottonwoods faded away as they came, with them traveling away from other dwarves. As the Old left Bjor 'Sugar ****' Cottonwood once again he remained alone for some years, until he once again started his search for his kin in need of a warm home, not giving up upon the quest of Cotton. Now the more matured Bjor had more success, slowely over time he started to gather kin in numbers he had never seen. In these times Bjor created Hefrumm, the unity of the forest dwarf kin. Besides his own clan, the Treebeard clan was also part of this unity together with other lesser clans and clanless dwarves joining Bjor in his expanding village. Under the ruling of Bjor, the Cottonwood clan was the major clan in the unity of forest dwarves on the lands of Hefrumm. Their numbers had increased greatly after Bjor’s travels to return his lost brother and sisters from the forest, offering them housing in the Cottonwood village. Bjor had moved the focus of the clan more on good simple life in the sunny valley of the Cottonwoods, preferring to stay out of Angarum’s politics unless necessary. Around these times the legendary drink Cottonwood honey beer was brought forward from Bjor’s shelves becoming as common as great feasts themself. Later on, the barrels of this beer would run dry making it highly sought after during Acras. In 1699 news had started to spread that the great Boldrumir had been murdered by Balrog Ironkiln the first. Hearing of this enraged the o so peaceful Bjor Cottonwood for his adoptive father had been taken from him. The following week Bjor would stumble upon this cave dwarf resulting in an honor dual, where Bjor would take Balrog’s life. This would be the only account of Bjor taking a dwarf’s life, though Balrog was no longer seen as dwarf due to his kinslaying actions. Right at the end of Atlas, the Cottonwoods dealt with a great plague of swamp alars terrorizing their village. They were able to catch Bjor and his kin off guard as they had gotten used to the peaceful and relaxed lifestyle. The clan together with Hefrumm as a whole was pushed back into the forest out of their village, where they had set camp for a few weeks. Bjor saw this as his own failing, causing his initiative to form the thorns of Hefrumm in Arcas. The village was swiftly retaking though with great damage to their beloved village but luckily no lives lost to the invasion. Bjor Cottonwood, The Reformer ➤Early Arcas At the arrival in Arcas, the Cottonwoods of Hefrumm were able to build a greater village than the one they left behind in Arcas beside their kin. The village itself doubled the previous one in size with more housing which caused the clan to grow even further in the early days of Hefrumm. During Arcas, Bjor stepped down from his title as Chief of the Cottonwood clan as their clan was now big enough to host actual elections with him being the High Chief of Hefrumm. Eerika Cottonwood won these elections. During her ruling, the clan stayed the major clan in Hefrumm, not really increasing in size neither decreasing. After the death of Bjor Cottonwood in 1715 as High Chief of Hefrumm, the clan suffered greatly and so did the chieftess as Bjor was her husband. The clan slowly started to wither away aside the rest of Hefrumm, with no immediate successor for Hefrumm prepared by the lost High Chief. During the following ages, the village of forest dwarves returned a few times to fall shortly after, but the Cottonwood clan did not manage to regain their previous position in Hefrumm. ➤Late Arcas Beorn Cottonwood, son of Bjor Cottonwood had remained in the village for many years after the fall of it. He had called for his kin to unite once more, and though the numbers of those returning were rather slim, he stepped forward as new chief with no other running against him in an attempted election. Beorn directed the clan more towards the art of the hunt than his father had done, with himself having the experience after his years of solitude. The ways of flintknapping swiftly became a traditional way of making weapons for their clan hunts. They took great pride in their trophies of the hunt often wearing them to show-off. Over a few years, the clan slightly grew in size but not reaching the numbers his father had counted. In the year 1760 Beorn called for a clan meeting and new elections for his chieftainship, as Beorn had recently been crowned High Chief of Hefrumm he saw it fit to give other clan members the chance to step forward with their view on the clan’s future. During these elections Maggie Cottonwood won her chieftainship with 2 more votes than Bordavir Cottonwood, son of Boldrumir. Clan meeting of 1760 ⧫Notable clan members⧫ Boldrumir Cottonwood, The Founder Cyler Cottonwood, The Bear Bjor 'Sugar ****' Cottonwood, The Reformer Beorn Cottonwood ⧫OOC⧫ (Copy and paste the format and fill it in if you wish to join) MC Name: In Game: RP Name: Age: Current skills or interests: Short Bio: Credits to Crim for allowing me to take pieces of the wiki page he wrote.
  8. As Beorn hobbled around on the wooden deck with the ship slowly make its way seawards, Beorn would notice the familiar face standing on the shores. “Uncle?” he had mumbled with a frown of his bushy eyebrows. But he soon realized his intends as their eyes met. Knowing there’d be no way in changing his mind, he’d simply respectfully nodded at the old fellow for Beorn will remember his uncle for the great dwarf he was.
  9. Make a forest dwarf today, and your father will return from the gas station guaranteed. 


    Afbeeldingsresultaat voor awkward grandpa meme thumbsup

  10. Bjor would salute Jorvin in death. As he had noticed from above that Jorvin had grown greatly from the dwarf he once knew as a young scout visiting him daily in the valley of the Cottonwoods.
  11. Beorn Cottonwood would swing his father’s ale horn into the air causing some of the foam to spill onto the soil as he’d go over the flyer pinned onto the entrance of Hefrumm’s old tavern. ”Roig’tfelleh so uncle.. roig’tfelleh su” he’d mumble with a surprisingly deep voice for a younger beardling like himself. Before bringing the horn to his lips gulping down the ale causing some to spill from the corners of his mouth.
  12. RP Name: Beorn Cottonwood MC Username: PapaBjor Discord: #Hey0322 What Nation Are You Affliated With?: Urguan Why Do You Wish To Come?: Beorn and myself oocly would love to trace back any historical remains of the forest dwarf kin in Athera since it took place long before the young dwarf’s time. What Skills Can You Bring?: Knowledge of forest dwarf craft, hunting skills and a beserker’s fighting style.
  13. [!] As the piece of paper would reach Beorn’s dirty palms he’d lower his rusty lumber axe into the soil as he’d read the letter “sloimeh?..” he’d repeat with a heavy frown while continuing to read the letter he’d make way towards his little abode to pin it on one of the wooden pillars for his kin to see.
  14. When word would find its way to the old Knud he’d mumble quietly while munching on a melon slice with his toothless gum “coin .. coin..” he’d repeat a few times “ef oie’d paint da pebble yelloh... would da vendenmac’en ef da Oirenguts stell take et?” he took another bite out of the melon causing juice to splash onto the soil underneath him while he was considering trying it.
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