He loves oak trees and all forest animals and guards the wild, forest gnomes and their communities. Through him the forest gnomes get their ability to communicate with the fauna of the woodlands. Even though he is the patron of forest gnomes specifically, he is well regarded throughout all the gnomish subraces, even by the svirfneblin. Baervan's friend and constant companions is a giant racoon named Chiktikka Fastpaws.
- "In Baervan's name, it shall be done."
- "Faster than Chiktikka Fastpaws!"