Hwanung, son of a god, came to Earth to establish
a nation with 3000 of his followers. He founded a city on top of Mt Paektu.
His nation prospered, Hwanung´s people spread throughout the lands and Hwanung
ruled the world. One day a tiger and a bear that lived in the same cave came to
Hwanung to ask him to transform them into humans. Hwanung gave them each a piece
of mugwort and 20 cloves of garlic. He instructed them to swallow these and shun
the light of the sun for 100 days. The tiger faltered and went into the sun.
The bear endured for 37 days of the 100 and was transformed into a human.
However she could not find a mate so Hwanung pitied her and married her.
They had a son known as Tangun. Tangun inherited his father´s kingdom.
Tangun was a wise man; he separated the people into clans around his nation.
Thus the ancient kingdom of Choson was formed.
Over the ages Tangun´s dynasty lost power over the kingdom.
Fighting erupted between the clans and different faction throughout the land.
Through the ages great kingdoms rose and fell.
Kings and Generals lead glorious lives and died deaths that muses would
write songs about for years to come. Today, King Yuri and his son Mhul
rule over the great kingdom of Koguryo. The nations of the Han, PaekChe,
Silla, and many others border Koguryo or are within an eagle´s flight.
It is a time of change and for some a time of stability.
Many centuries after the end of the Choson nation, during the rule of King Yuri,
Madog and Vanion rediscovered the power of the Bear clan, Strength, Honor, and
Loyalty. But then a dark power seeped into the land. Sagu, Mupa, and Darkchild
threatened the rule of King Yuri and the very existence of Koguryo. Sagu and
Mupa were defeated after a long series of battles in the Vale. Mupa fled from
Koguryo vowing to one-day return. Sagu was trapped within an enchanted Onyx,
but before he was trapped he swore a curse on Koguryo.
Sagu´s curse came. Great earthquake opened up deep chasms in the earth.
Volcanos spewed their fiery fury upon the land. Evil Wyrms arose and attacked
the people of the lands. Madog and Vanion, attempted to protect the land but
Madog fell gravely ill and Vanion lost his life. Several members of the clan
took Madog to a healer in a far off land.
That great winter, during their leader´s absence, many bears went into hibernation
swearing to not awaken until Madog returned. Several others just left, never to be
seen or heard of again. After much Chaos two great warriors appeared, Gradnon and
Oblivion. They began to awaken several of the Bears. That spring the Bear Clan
awakened for the third time in its history.