Stangebären (SHTAHNG-e-bear-en) are porcupine-like Wesen that can expose and retract needle-like quills as a defense mechanism. Stangebärs are generally peaceful and docile, similar in nature to a Mauzhertz, Reinigen or Eisbiber. They tend to find work in areas that allow them to be outdoors. When Woged, Stangebärs display an impressively thick coat of colored quills, or spines, used both for armor as well as camouflage. Stangebär is a combination of the German words for rod and bear.