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tygerphlyer
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Hi beorning here!

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Hi

I'm kinda new here. I've been reading the forum forever but this might be the first time I've posted.
If i wanted to have as my persona a Beorning ranger what would I research for that?
The children of beorn the skin changer are documented in a limited context and it's known that beorn himself would patrol his woods and defend against goblins and other undesirables. Akin to a ranger. So I'm looking to impersonate a large man in homespun clothing with simple weapons who spends half his time tending his farm and half his time patrolling his woods.
How does that sound? How do I do that? What would that guy look like?
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Asbjorn
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Welcome^^

My persona is kinda similar that ima beorning but grew up with a family of rangers.

My backstory:
https://www.middleearthrangers.org/foru ... =19&t=4470
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Welcome!

Based on your impression ideas, it sounds like you might want to take a look at the Beorning woodsman kit Udwin has put together. The references he cites should get you started!
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Udwin
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Howdy tygerphlyer, it's great to hear someone else has taken an interest in the Beorning culture. Working the homestead and patrolling the lands around it is a perfect fit for a Beorning. My suggestion would be to avoid using the word 'Ranger' to describe the impression, as Ranger is a Eriador-based, Dunedain-specific 'occupation', and not a 'character class'. But the work of keeping one's lands safe is applicable to many cultures. Perhaps you could see if there is a Norse or Gothic term for such activities and use that?

As Taurinor said, most of my research on the Woodmen and Beornings is included in my Complete Kit on the MERWiki, although I will warn you that writeup was completed in ~2014 and early 2015, and much of my kit has evolved since then.
Keep an eye on the MERS page(or shoot us a subscription email) as I'm doing a short piece on dressing a Beorning (including a tunic pattern) in our next newsletter.
If you have any questions about anything, shoot me a message!
Personae: Aistan son of Ansteig, common Beorning of Wilderland; Tungo Boffin, Eastfarthing Bounder, 3018 TA
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Welcome!
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tygerphlyer
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Thank you all so very much! I'm already reading the wiki and I'm very excited about Urdwen's entry. I'm not tech so everything will take some time but I plan on getting more involved
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Welcome to the forum :P
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Welcome! I just joined a few days ago myself.
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Hail Beorning! Welcome!
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Welcome to you berascin. May your hives always prosper.
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