Judging by your sword and armor, I can tell that you’re an adventurer. Obviously, you need a shield to go with everything else. First, I need to explain how this works. You would be surprised how often people buy a shield and expect it to defend them with no effort on their part. Now, you physically move it into the path of whatever you don’t want to hit you. Got it? So, let’s see what you’re interested in.
First, let’s talk about material. Not all shields are metal. You have wood, hardened leather, bone, animal skins, cloth, rawhide, and wicker. Of course, you can have combinations. You need to factor in your strength and speed because you don’t want a shield that weighs your arm down to the point of uselessness. For example, you have a sword and armor set for speed, so a heavy shield would work against that. Metal would certainly be a mistake as the main part. You can pick a lighter material with studs or spikes. Ah, you notice that one. It’s gorgon bone, which is why it looks and feels like solid rock. Surprisingly light, but rather expensive. If price is no option then we can make one of those with iron studs around the rim. Too much? Wood wrapped in leather with metal studs and a gorgon bone symbol of a grinning face. Got it.
Next, we come to style, which we can already tell will be light and easy to maneuver. That rules out tower, kite, coffin, and other big ones. The material you picked isn’t very heavy, so we don’t have to go small like a buckler. I’d recommend a heater shield. These are the ones shaped a pointed, upside-down dome. We have some attachments for this type as well, which are rather unconventional. For mechanical, you can have a hidden blade kept in this area and a press of this spot with your pointer knuckle can make it come out of the point. Not recommended for honorable duels, but it can save your life if you’re adventuring and need to deliver a surprise stab. A magical trick is to have it return to your forearm if you lose it, which we call The Mercenary Prince special. While it costs us repeat customers, it saves you money and means you’ll think of us for upgrades and recommending to friends. I’ll put both down for you then.
Finally, we come to the enchantment section. Our shields are imbued with magic by the use of crystals that we put in the best place for activation. Being a defensive object, it’s difficult to add an offensive spell such as fireballs and lightning bolts. You could accidentally cast them at the wrong time. We can put those on there, but you have to sign a waiver. Our suggestion is reactive magic such as reflections, vibration bursts, energy drain, and anything else that awakens upon violent contact. This purple amethyst is popular with a vampire curse spell, which is really the fun name for energy drain. The more you block, the weaker your opponent gets. We also have sensory and physical enhancements that are always active as long as you are wearing the shield. Summoning magic? We have sigils that can be attached, which allows you to call forth a specified creature to fight on your behalf. Minor beasts that are created every time your shield is struck? I will have to ask the casters in the back. It might depend on what type of creature . . . Scorpions . . . Okay . . . I think we can accommodate you.
That’s about everything. A few minor points are strap material and the warranty. You don’t have to get one, but it couldn’t hurt. Thank you for thinking of us. It should take a week to complete the . . . Three days isn’t much . . . For that amount of money, we’ll get for you in two. Have a great evening.