Tribal Shield Exploration: Hrothic Shield

Hail and well met, Elyrians!

I was really enjoying the discussion around the Waerdic Glaive last week! As usual, you all continue to impress with your knowledge and the depth of your consideration on all matters Elyrian! This week, it's time to give the Hrothi a moment to shine in the spotlight, and what better way to show off the Shields of Virtue than with a Hrothic shield?

The version shown here is only of common quality, meant to illustrate the sort of equipment that even the least talented of the Hrothi could possess. I hope it gives you a sense of the sort of pride in worksmannship and craft that are core Hrothic values.

This is a fairly basic shield that would be found commonly among the Hrothi. Additional adornments or higher quality materials could be used to make a fancier version. To imagine the art of Hrothi craft, picture a finer version of the same sort of shield, shining with the luster of golden Hrothic Alloy, its wooden elements replaced with pattern-welded steel, and every surface engraved with Virtori inscriptions and Hrothic patterning.

Stay shiny my friends, and as always:

I hope this helps! :)

  • Snipehunter
6/29/2018 7:03:21 PM #1


6/29/2018 7:03:27 PM #2

Yass, Looks good!

6/29/2018 7:03:39 PM #3

Shiny lol. Tnx. Very nice shield.

6/29/2018 7:03:45 PM #4


6/29/2018 7:03:48 PM #5

Hehe god art

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6/29/2018 7:04:02 PM #6

Very nice. I like how this looks.

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6/29/2018 7:05:40 PM #7

Very nice! :D


6/29/2018 7:05:43 PM #8

Shield wall!!!!

6/29/2018 7:07:19 PM #9

Very cool looking! Out of curiosity how large is the shield going to be? Generally, bucklers were the only one with that single hand grip whereas larger shields required the grip and a strap for the arm.

6/29/2018 7:07:33 PM #10

What a lovely shield for a door fight! Awesome.

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6/29/2018 7:11:17 PM #11

I like this one. Distinctive look and also looks practically designed.

6/29/2018 7:11:33 PM #12

Hmmm yes yes YESSS!!! anyway a finer shield will i have with my family chest yes indeed.

Just a lonely peasant on the road looking towards a distance future with the sweat on my back and a tear of cloth in my hand a family crest it must be. A adventure will i have, I dream of dreams my destiny awakens me.

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6/29/2018 7:11:51 PM #13

Nice :D Hrothi Quality Standarts are high ;)


6/29/2018 7:13:15 PM #14

Not bad for common quality.

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6/29/2018 7:14:38 PM #15

Would not mind crafting that.