A bar in the Back Quarter of Epicrin, known less for its dark ale than for its back room. The rancid smelling Black Bear Tavern has four rooms for rent upstairs, those rooms are usually occupied by members of the Brotherhood. The back room of the Black Bear is a fully equipped arena, including seating protected by bars and netting.
The home of the Warriors in Epicrin this is where one comes if they want to participate in or watch a warrior's challenge. It is also in this place that outsiders and warriors alike can receive training in elements of fighter's techniques without the underpinning necessary for true understanding.
Due to a slight time Crunch, Colt gets the "Blood" enhancement without much further discussion, spending all of his hard earned gold. After enduring the process, he finds Arl and Doc again and the trio head to Greevan.
Blood for Heartseeker: The pommel of Heartseeker becomes barbed, gaining spurs for cutting those he bashes with it. The hilt becomes wrapped in crimson dragon scale, laced with a thick black substance that occasionally drips like blood. Heartseeker naturally points Colt towards the any life-forces in the area, be they frolicking hares, looming bears or a mighty dragon, in a manner similar to a divining rod the strength of the pull dependent on their size and vitality. The black substance that runs from the hilt is dragon's bane toxin, a thick oil that inhibits healing in most creatures and is actively poisonous to reptiles.
Heading into the back room Heulen found a large steel cage in the center of the room, surrounded by benches and areas that were padded with blankets. The walls were lined with weapon and armor racks, filled with mostly wooden weapons.
There was an old man in one corner carving what appeared to be a shield. A jakari walking around on her hands had a glass of water balanced on her left foot. A greel lay atop the cage, snoring like a boar.