Shield of Recognition
- If the player accepts Gareth's, Emissary of the RBC, offer of a reward for completing the quest, the Shield is the reward.
- However, if a player humbly declines Gareth’s offer of a reward, he then instructs the player to visit the Shrine of Humility on Fire Island, where the Blessed, NO-DROP Grey Cloak that was given to the player earlier as a quest item is transformed into a Cloak of Humility.
The Shield of Recognition is, in essence, a boobie prize for those players who do not fully understand the humility required to win, or merit, a Cloak of Humility.
As the Shield of Recognition is a legitimate, if sarcastic, reward for completing the quest, many consider the shield as a component of the Virtue Armor Set.