I’ve been refining my ideas on the two brothers who were cursed into were-bears and were-boars. As I mentioned on Friday (I think), I went with names that evoked the cursed animal-men that they and their kin have become. I decided to go a step further and link their specific houses to those animals— what more appropriate curse than one that turns the person into their symbolic self?
To that end, I found a heraldry generator and created a coat of arms for each brother:
The House of the Bear
The House of the Boar
Conceptually, what I have now are two brothers who were great warriors, confident and strong, and marked, perhaps from birth, with kindred to these two symbolic animals (hence their names). With such strength and prowess comes, potentially, arrogance and pride that could have been the tools of their downfall.