Firepride's Guide to Shieldcraft
All shields require a FORGE, WATER, SMITHY HAMMER, and a MOLD of the size and type you wish to craft. The type of shield also determines the amount of metal required. The most commonly smithed shields are Buckler, Round, Targ, Kite, and Tower Shields.
Buckler Shields require ONE SHEET of METAL.
Round Shields require TWO SHEETS of METAL.
Targ Shields require ONE FOLDED SHEET of METAL.
Kite Shields require TWO MEDIUM QUALITY SHEETS of METAL.
Tower Shields require ONE MEDIUM QUALITY FOLDED SHEET of METAL.
I have seen shields carried by visitors of my shop from other lands. Some of the foreign shields were of superb craftsmanship and a few had been bestowed with magical properties. Perhaps one day I will have the opportunity to travel to other lands and ask their master blacksmiths to teach me their special techniques.