The Sturmbeornen (singular: Sturmbeorn) are a group of ursine (bear-like) humanoids first appearing in Torchlight II. Part of the Beorn race, they are a primitive force of raiders who plunder the settlements of northern Vilderan. At the start of Torchlight II, General Grell has gathered an army of Sturmbeornen and is attacking the Estherian Enclave.
|“||In the far north of Vilderan dwell the Beornen: a race of bear-men who have developed a primitive culture built around exploration and trade - and, from time to time, plunder. These raiders, or "Sturmbeornen," cross the northern channel and ravage the coastline settlements, pillaging and slaughtering in their quest for power, glory, and battle.
Most of these raiding parties consist of a few dozen bear-men, but a veritable army of Sturmbeornen has recently arrived in the Estherian Steppes - far outside their usual range. Led by the fearsome warlord, General Grell, the Sturmbeornen push ever nearer the Enclave, the last city of the Estherians, and not even the might of the Vanquisher Corps can stop them.
|—"Creature Races of Torchlight II," Runic Games|
Notable Weapons that are augmented after killing Sturmbeornen:
- The Judge's Hand - Kills 20 Sturmbeorn
- Bear-Baiter - Kills 20 Sturmbeorn
- Mighty Mastiff - Kills 20 Sturmbeorn
- Bearstopper - Kills 20 Sturmbeorn
Types of Sturmbeornen include normal melee fighters, spear-throwers, and magic users of some sort. Undead Sturmbeornen also appear in concept art.
Sturmbeorn Spearman. Throw Javelin.
Sturmbeorn Elite Sentinel.
Sturmbeorn Black Magician.
Undead Sturmbeorn. Throw Axe.
Possessed By Shade.
Leader of Sturmbeorn.
The Sturmbeornen were conceived as "a mildly viking-ish ursine race." "Sturm" means "storm," and "beorn" is an Old English name derived from "bjørn," Norwegian for "bear." (This shares the same origin as the character Beorn in J. R. R. Tolkien's novel The Hobbit.)
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