During the Baneplague there were an almost infinite number of different creatures formed by the pathogenic curse. One of those was the Ursapine.
In appearance it looks like a great bear with hundreds of needle-sharp quills covering its back.
Although they are heavy, weighing around 1500 lbs (700kg), they possess tremendous muscle mass and can run as fast as a bear – easily catching a sprinting man.
Its main weapons are its claws and fangs, but it can also shoot its quills which are filled with a poisonous gas.
Perhaps most disturbing is the Ursapine’s toxic blood, which is so acidic that it melts flesh.
Ursapines can effectively curl into a protective ball, splaying their pines outward. This is sometimes combined with a lethal maneuver as they bound towards an enemy, and then plough through them in a curled ball. The momentum alone can kill a victim who is struck, added to this is the additional danger posed by 1 ft long hard spikes dripping poison.