Becoming Berserker of Eastmarch
Frea was on the way to became a berserker, she walked naked in a coldest day of the hold, being ready to complete the warrior rite.
As her bare feet stepped on the cold snow, she saw the bear.
The bear what she needed to find, he slept peacefully, he was a strong mighty black bear in his prime, one who could even not be defeated the average warriors of Windhelm and killed many of them, ones who failed the rite. As she looked him, the words of the one who tasked her to do it.
He was known as the Madman of Eastmarch, an old grizzled warrior wearing almost no armor and only covered with remains of a bear, he was the one who decide who will be berserker in the hold and the one who thought out the trials becomning one.
Madman of Eastmarch: To become a Berserker of Eastmarch, you need to be the weapon itself first, berserker is an rampaging warrior, armed or not it will slaughter any day, anytime. The rite is simple, wait during the coldest day of Eastmarch and found the deadliest bear and kill it bare naked with only a mere shiv as backup to your own hand.
She hided behind the stonepillar, to not let him awakened by her pressence, she was starting to get herself ready to fight him.
She walked slowly towards him.
She crawled down and used a more sneaky approach to him in order to caught him suprise.
She was getting close to him, she grabbed her shiv strongly.
Then she yelled at him and runned forward him.
The bear immediatly awakened, he was full of rage.
He was not taken by suprise and started attacking her. They fighted.
The battle took hours in the frozen weather, but in the end Frea turned as victor. She killed him with barehands and a sharpless shiv.
As feat is defeating the mighty bear unarmored with relying her own strength and a shiv, the victory not came easy withouth any price.
As expected she was tired of the battle, dodging him exhausted her and...
She was full of bruises, scars of the long battle with the bear, her body was covered with wounds, she even got one scar in her face.
But this was not let her down, she was getting ready to do the last part of the rite. She grabbed her shiv and looked at the bear.
The last part of his words came to her mind while she do it.
Madman of Eastmarch: If you kill the bear, rip of his head and skin it and wear it. Die like a pathetic worm or come back as Berserker who killed and drink blood of the mightiest bear of Eastmarch. Don't disappoint me like the others.
Hours later, she was finished with the skinning and weared the bear head, the weather of the cold Eastmarch was calmed down.
She was covered of the bear's blood, it was still warm and fresh, As the rite demanded she her body weared the blood of the bear and she drank some of it.
She sat up and started walking home as the one who succed the Madman of Eastmarch's rite.