These shields have a weight of 15 lbs., and (due to lack of training in handling them,) they cannot be wielded by bards, druids, mages or thieves. Large shields are widely available in armory stores like the Candlekeep Inn, Thunderhammer Smithy, Nashkel Store, Ulgoth's Beard Inn and many others.
|“||The body shield, also known as the kite or tower shield, is a massive shield, metal or wooden shield reaching nearly from the chin to the toe of the user. It must be firmly fastened to the forearm and the shield hand must firmly grip at all times. Naturally, this precludes use of the shield arm for anything but holding the body shield in place.||”|