Shields

Shields are a useful protective device, either in conjunction with armour or on their own. Sizes range from light bucklers to huge full-body shields. Attacks made with shields suffer a –20 instead of the normal penalty from the Defensive Quality. This a one-handed melee weapon.

Low-Tech Melee Weapons
Shields†† Melee 1d5 I 0 Defensive, Primitive (6) 3kg Common
†† Provides Armour 2 to the Body and Arm wielding the Shield.
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