Kite shield

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The kite shield is both a shield and a symbol.


Shield

A kite shield was either a reverse teardrop shape or later on, flat-topped. The tapering point extended down to either a distinct or rounded point. Believed to be an evolution of the simple round shield purely to guard one whole flank of a rider when in combat, the shield gained popularity amongst professional soldiers as it allowed them to guard their foreleg when in a mêlée. It was either flat in section, or featured a gradual curve, to better fit the contour of the human torso, much in the style of a scutum.[1]

Variations

ItemSource isRare itemIs incomplete
Barnacle-encrusted bronze kite shieldArmaments by Sqinth (2)truetrue
Black ironwood kite shield stenciled with the image of tumbling white diceField of Shieldstruetrue
Black kite shield painted with a single flameGriniel's Cottagetruetrue
Black kite shield painted with the image of a strutting heronFaithful Defender (1)Faithful Defender (2)truetrue
Blue ironwood kite shield embossed with a gold-plated crescent moonField of Shieldstruetrue
Bronze kite shield inlaid with silver curlicuesWise Weapons (1)Wise Weapons (2)truetrue
Burnished kite shieldTheren Keep Armorytruetrue
Crimson kite shield embellished with a trio of blood-red teardropsField of Shieldstruetrue
Crimson kite shield painted with a fearsome warrior turnipTerrific Turnip (1)truetrue
Eight-sided kite shieldHvairn's Showldh StalHvairn's Shieldstruetrue
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Symbol

The kite shield is the symbol for the Albarian interpretation of Tamsine.

Items

ItemSource isRare item
Battered copper repair kit emblazoned with crossed forge hammersBacon Man's Birthday Bash 419 Auctiontrue
Black leather war belt adorned with a crested medallionHollow Eve 406 Raffle Centertrue
Black silk cord strung with a gold kite shieldIdon Abide the Ten (1)Idon Abide the Ten (2)Idon Abide the Ten (3)true
Cambrinth Tamsine idolIdon Abide the Ten (1)Idon Abide the Ten (2)Idon Abide the Ten (3)true
Damite plate gauntlets embedded with shards of kertig-laced graniteHollow Eve Festival 414 Auctiontrue
Item:Black leather war belt adorned with a crested medallionHollow Eve 406 Raffle Centertrue
Item:Black silk cord strung with a gold kite shieldIdon Abide the Ten (1)true
Item:Cambrinth Tamsine idolIdon Abide the Ten (1)true
Item:Pearlescent pendant shaped like a kite shieldIdon Abide the TenIdon Abide the Ten (1)false
Item:Rawhide cord strung with a minute kite shieldIdon Abide the TenIdon Abide the Ten (1)false
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References

  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kite_shield

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