The T'lark War Buckler

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The T'lark (an orcen/Kuglimz Seitre word meaning "Blood Defender") is the name of the war buckler carried by every Kaaer'dár'shín warrior. The shield functions as a personal defense in battle, is light weight and small, and is believed to protect not only against physical harm, but spiritual harm as well. Each war shield is created and decorated according to the preferences of the warrior bearing it, and is a sacred item that is buried with the warrior so that he may keep it with him in the afterlife. Image drawn by Seeker.