Heaven and Earth
Horchata the Black Bear (why's it gotta be black)
Horchata is Kirinbar’s loyal friend and hunting partner. Kirinbar, who usually looks upon weakness with disdain (nature’s rule is ever mighty in its strength, etc) is tolerant and encouraging of Horchata’s development. Kirinbar found Horchata, a cinnamon-coated black bear, abandoned by her mother (perhaps for being too stupid to speak the language of bears, a simple series of grunts and snorts) and hand-raised her from a cub.
Horchata will fight by Kirinbar’s side most valiantly, but needed to be taught how to stop fighting before she got disemboweled. It was a frustrating few weeks for Kirinbar.