Spectral Bears are believed to be the personal guardians of the Autumn Willow, and are often seen escorting caravans from the River Bridge to An-Havva. Huge creatures with pelts of the softest, most beautiful fur, they ramble through the Wood at all times of the year, even when their counterparts are hibernating. The simple sight of one of these beasts makes most Orcs and Goblins flee, for there is a tale in their past of a great Spectral Bear that consumed an entire Goblin village, shacks and all, in a single night of feasting.
"I hear there are Bears - or spirits - that guard caravans passing through the forest." -Gulsen, Abbey Matron