In Baldur's Gate, it can be found in Durlag's Tower at the fourth underground level in the area with the carpet trap. This shield and the Shield of the Falling Stars are the best shields found in the game, the large shield has a better armor class bonus, but the shield of the falling stars offers better protection against missiles.
In Baldur's Gate II, it can be found in the ruins of Windspear Hills. It will be dropped by a group of treasure hunters during a side quest. However, it doesn't look the same as in Baldur's Gate. You can buy it from Ribald Barterman's special wares or from the bartender in the Tankard Tree.
In-game description before identificationEdit
|“||A large shield inlaid with a golden griffin. This shield, also known as the kite shield or tower shield. is a massive metal 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 it at all times. Naturally, this precludes use of the shield hand for anything but holding the body shield in place. Strangely though, this shield feels unnaturally light for its size.||”|
In-game description after identificationEdit
|“||Large shield +2: This shield was commissioned from the finest dwarven smiths by Pellan of Tyr, a renowned paladin who was known for his unquestioning courage and total lack of common sense. Upon hearing that a red dragon was ravaging the countryside, Pellan mounted his horse and rode off to do battle. Pellan and his armor digested readily but the shield gave the dragon severe stomach cramps. He coughed it up and lay it in his treasure pile for several years until it was retrieved by Pellan's son, a paladin who knew when to sneak. The superior craftmanship is supplemented by a permanent lightness spell, which makes the shield very easy to wield.||”|