Companion aela

Aela, a Shield-Sister

Shield-Brother and Shield-Sister are phrases of respect used by the Companions. Several companions and certain Stormcloaks use the term.[citation needed] Being a Shield-Brother or Shield-Sister means one fighting without fear or hesitation in the defense of their other Shield-Brothers and Sisters, and always have their back. Companions generally suggest that people never go on a dangerous task without having a Shield-Sibling with them.