|Location:||The Spine of Ursum|
Coates was an old warrior who bought this woodland from the Azure House when he retired from the his adventuring life about ten years ago. Apparently the old warrior disappeared into the wood and has not been seen since. It is assumed he perished in there. The wood has an evil reputation and is left alone, but occasionally passers by tell of seeing a giant shaggy bear on the fringes of the wood. It is widely assumed that Coates met his end to that bear. It is also believed that Coates was a rich man and his fortune must be in the wood somewhere.
Coates is in fact a werebear. He keeps himself to himself and wishes to remain alone.