Kite shields were a type of large shield, often used by vanguard warriors for their strength and blocking ability. They are so-named for their similar appearance to a textbook obtuse kite. Due to their weight, however, they required considerable strength to be effectively wielded by speedy adventurers. They were a step up in size from heater shields.
A common design was a wooden shield with edging and cruciform reinforcement of bronze, with the quadrants of exposed wood painted green and blue.
Even larger kite shields were used by the strongest of warriors.