“Why not bring the elf along?” Nudge asked the others. Gnomes were notorious for trusting elves.
Just then a half a dozen goblins sprang upon the band of adventurers. Before the others could react the elf warrior dropped three of the malicious humanoids and bashed their leader in the face with his strange wooden shield, which dropped the goblin on the spot. The remaining two goblins scampered off into the shrubbery.
“I suppose,” replied Chalk, hiding how impressed he was by the martial display.
“Did you have those goblins ready?” Koram asked the elf.
A strange glare was the only reply the elf made.
“Mount up!” Chalk told everyone. “Even you, Norindir, we ride for the Dead Wizard’s Tower!”
These magical shields. Most often made by wood elves, appear most often as a small wooden leaf that easily fits into a pocket when not in use. Very important to elves these are rarely given away and any non-wood elf bearing one of these is often viewed with suspicion unless their deeds of valor are recognized far and wide.
Benefit: Nearly weightless, this magical shield only adds 2 lbs to encumbrance while granting the bearer +2 to AC when in full-sized form, which takes 2 rounds to achieve from it’s pocket-sized form. A ‘shield-bash’ by this magic item does 1d4+2 points of damage. This magic item is susceptible to fire and the equivalent of a Fireball spell will destroy an elven leafshield.
Usable by: Anyone who can use a shield.