Vorkar Armor

Block Shield: The simplest Vorakar shield is a square of wood nailed together and attached to the arms by leather straps.

Crescent Shield: A common Vorakar shield is round save a crescent opening at the top for ease of sight. It is made of wood and sometimes covered in tough hide.

Double-Crescent Shield: A more advanced Vorakar shield is made of strong woods warped into a concave shape and bound with hide. The hide is tightly drawn and strapped down with tight cords of sinew, holding the structure taught. This results in an arched shield that wraps around the body at about 30 degrees. Two crescents are cut into this much larger shield, the one above for sight and the one below for ease of movement. The advantage is increased area of protection without a decreased visibility or movement. The disadvantage is that shield is heavier and the cords are a weak point. If cut the shield collapses under the tension. Cutting these cords is difficult in combat, though, as they are on the inside of the shield, well-protected.

Bow-Shield: Vorkar archers have learned that using a bow makes them easy targets, and as such have devised a shield that can be built onto a bow. It is crafted of thick leather drawn tightly over a wooden or bone frame strapped to the upper and low arms of the bow. These "shields" are broader at the center and taper to a point at the ends of the bow (to reduce the strain in drawing the bow). There is a gap at the grip. This shielding applies some extra coverage while firing the bow, but makes drawing the bow slightly harder, and reduces peripheral vision above and below when aiming.

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