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Shining Bulwark is a large shield in Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire.


Items in italics are quoted directly from the game.

The Shining Bulwark originated as the common shield of a guard captain of Old Vailia. While escorting her master and his delegation of nobles to negotiate with political dissidents in one of the colonies, the captain received word that the people of the region had risen in revolt, declaring themselves free of Old Vailia. The entire city descended into chaos as populist rebels took to the streets against the few loyalist defenders. The captain suddenly found herself and those under her protection in hostile territory, surrounded by enemies eager for their blood.

Wasting no time, the captain organized her small force of house guards and led them towards the harbor, where a loyalist ship waited to evacuate her masters to the safety of Old Vailia. Beset by a mob of angry rebels, they fought through the streets and kept their shields between the rioters and their masters. Upon reaching the harbor, the guard captain made a desperate last stand as her fellows and masters boarded the last ship out of the port. Those aboard later recalled watching the captain battle the furious multitude, her shield glowing like the sun.



Captain's Favour and Rear Guard are mutually exclusive.
Mod Effect Cost Ingredients Mod removed
Defensive Beacon Grants Captain's Favor: Allied AoE: +10 Health (increases with Diplomacy skill) (Diplomacy * 2) + 10 Copper pands (cp)3,000 1 1 1
Rear Guard +10 Deflection against Flanking attacks Copper pands (cp)3,000 1 1 1