Black Arrows of Styphon (Enchanted Arrows):
Compared to swords and other weapons, few enchanted arrows have ever been made. These include a number of arrows known as the “Black Arrows of Styphon.” Most stories tell than an alchemist was able to get a small amount of the blood of the dragon god Styphon but not able to make even a dagger. Instead, the alchemist decide to make a group of arrow heads from the blood. There was just enough for a total of four arrow heads. These became known as the “Black Arrows of Styphon.”
These arrows are believed to have been made several hundred years ago. Since then, the arrows have been scattered with no archer having more than a single of these arrows. They are considered highly prized and long bowman and rangers have gone on long quests to find one of these arrows. A single arrow will often cost a small fortune. Even though made from the blood of the black dragon god, the arrows themselves are not considered to be especially evil.
As one might know, the blood of Styphon is black. The head of each arrow head is made from his blood and are in the pattern of a four sided broad head. In addition to the head, the shaft of the arrow is also made from some kind of black material. From the fell of it, most likely the shafts are made from dragon bone. Even the fletching of the arrow are from some kind of black feathers. These arrows are extremely well balanced, equal to the finest arrows made by elves.
Something about the black blood of the dragon god makes the arrows inflict far greater damage than one might expect. The arrows are also enchanted so that they are incredibly sharp. They tend to often penetrate even deeper than one might expect. These arrows are also are enchanted so that they return when fired and the arrows are completely indestructible.
Extended Range / Returns to Wielder when Fired: Arrow will return to the quiver of the shooter after it strikes the target. Arrow will take one full melee attack to return so will not be ready for the next attack. Bow / Arrow range is also doubled.
Indestructible: Cannot be destroyed by any means except for possibly in the hands on an alchemist.
Super-Sharpness: Adds +4 to damage (already added to damage) and lowers numbers needed for a critical strike by two points.
Damage: Double bow damage +14
Bonuses: +3 to Strike and +3 to Damage (Included in arrow damage)
Cost: Sells between 250,000 and 400,000 Gold each
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