The standing bear was a magical chalice carved in the shape of a bear. It was one of the Wo-ha Ui-jung, a collection of magical vessels created by the Han people of Koryo in ancient times.


Those who drank from it received the strength of a bear for three hours, but also developed a flushed appearance and an excitable mood.


As one of the Wo-ha Ui-jung, the standing bear's powers had most likely at one stage influenced the history of Koryo.

For many years, the standing bear was in the possession of the Yio Dufong, a yakuza clan in T'o na'Chee. All the Yio Dufong would imbibe before a fight, and for this reason they were called the "bears". However, the standing bear was later stolen and by 1357 DR had still not turned up.[1]



  1. 1.0 1.1 Mike Pondsmith, Jay Batista, Rick Swan, John Nephew, Deborah Christian (1988). Kara-Tur: The Eastern Realms (Volume II). (TSR, Inc), p. 125. ISBN 0-88038-608-8.