A few generations ago, the aristocracy of Richese were taxing their serfs to a point where there was nothing left to take. So they turned to manpower, they took the sons of the peasants, putting him to work, either in the many mines of Richese or serve in the army as an earthshield. That, however, lies in the past. Earthshields today are now the defenders of the free state of South Richese as they battle tirelessly to hold back the undead horde that threaten them from North Richese.
Completely armoured in richesian steel, these juggernauts tower over most others at nine feet. While they sacrifice speed, they are near invincible to conventional damage. Along with that, lightning based attacks bounce off their special steel alloy.