Shields protect characters from most ranged and melee attacks. The parry bonus of the shield and the bonuses from Shield Fighting I-III are added to the base parry value. It also provides a second parry opportunity.
“A large, wooden roundshield with ironbound edges and an iron boss in the middle. These shields...Thorwalian roundshield
“An iron hand shield with spikes. This is an unusual shield for these parts of Aventuria...Spiked shield
“A simple and light shield made of an ironbound wooden disc. Carrying a shield gives you a second...Buckler