A hlang was a Chultan oval-shaped, hide shield, most common in the cities of Mezro[1] and Port Nyanzaru.[2]


An oval hlang was two feet wide and between four and six feet tall. It consisted of animal hide—often dinosaur hide—fitted over a wooden frame. The shield was designed to be collapsible; the hide could easily be removed, rolled up, and used as a chair or pillow, while the frame could be folded up for easy storage.[1]

A hlang was approximately equivalent to a typical large wooden shield in terms of weight and defensive capabilities.[3]


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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 James Lowder, Jean Rabe (1993). The Jungles of Chult. (TSR, Inc), p. 22. ISBN 1-5607-6605-0.
  2. Christopher Perkins, Will Doyle, Steve Winter (September 19, 2017). Tomb of Annihilation. In Michele Carter, Scott Fitzgerald Gray eds. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 12. ISBN 978-0-7869-6610-3.
  3. Ed Greenwood, Sean K. Reynolds, Skip Williams, Rob Heinsoo (June 2001). Forgotten Realms Campaign Setting 3rd edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 103. ISBN 0-7869-1836-5.