Bera was known by many inhabitants to be one of the most largest Shapeshifters in the Misty Mountains. Married to Ides, Bera was the father of Beorn the Skinchanger, who would grow up to become the founder of the tribal confederation known as the Beornings. He was very strong and would usually remain in bear form during combat and the Orcs greatly feared him.
|Boromir: "Is it not a strange fate that we should suffer so much fear and doubt for so small a thing? So small a thing!"|
- J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring II:10