|Targe of the Blooded|
When bashing, does 3 points of bleeding damage for 5 seconds
|Class: Heavy Armor, Shield|
|Upgrade Material: Steel Ingot|
Its appearance is that of a basic wooden shield adorned with large spikes and studs. While this shield does not carry any magical enchantments, the spikes on the shield inflict a wound, when bashed, which bleeds for five seconds.
The Targe of the Blooded is carried by a hostile Redguard named Umana in the Dwemer Ruin of Alftand. She is encountered at the end of Alftand, where she immediately begins fighting with an Imperial named Sulla Trebatius. It can usually be found during the main quest, while the Dragonborn is searching for the Elder Scroll in Blackreach.
This means the shield cannot be improved past flawless quality without boosting the Smithing skill over 100. This can be achieved by using enchanted items and/or blacksmithing potions to Fortify Smithing.
Bashing with this shield inflicts this skill penalty on the bashed target:
- Damage Health: 3 points (5 sec duration)
It cannot be disenchanted to learn its effects.
Selling the Targe of the Blooded to any merchant may cause a copy to appear in your inventory several days later.
This item doesn't appear to be able to duplicate on a mannequin, (via the Lakeview Manor glitch) possibly as it is a unique item.
- The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (First appearance)