Shadow Crossbow (Magical Crossbow Pistol):
These crossbows are designed to be small and easily concealed. While well know as weapons of thieves and assassins, these weapons are popular among many others. The fact that they are small means that they are easily carried on ones side. A number of alchemists have the ability to make these enchanted crossbows and these crossbow can be found all over the Palladium World.
The stock and bow staves of these crossbows are usually made from black wood or are stained black. In some cases, they are also stained a dark grey. Othewise, these crossbows are usually relatively plain although still of the finest workmanship. When not being used, the bow limbs are against the stock. When activated, the limbs extend from the sides and the string expands. A bolt can be loaded on the crossbow but not cocked and ready to fire when the limbs are against the stock
These crossbows are usually made by skilled Dwarven or Kobold craftsman and are extremely accurate. While elves make the finest normal bows, Dwarves and Kobolds make the best crossbows.
These crossbows have a number of enchantments. When commanded, the crossbow transforms into the form ready to be fired. The other enchantments are that the crossbow is indestructible. As with many enchanted bow type weapons, the crossbow adjusts itself for stronger users. Finally, the crossbow is enchanted so that bolts fired inflict greater damage than is explained by strength alone. The bolts glow a shadowy black glow when fired.
Additional Damage: inflicts an additional 1D6 (Crossbow bolt seem to be surrounded by magical energy.)
Indestructible: Cannot be destroyed by any means except for possibly in the hands on an alchemist.)
Transformation: Weapon transforms with the limbs expanding out from the sides of the crossbow
Weight: 3.5 lbs (1.6 kg)
Range: 120 feet (36.5 meters.)
Damage: 2D6 (+Strength, if applicable.) The crossbow will adjust to the archer’s strength.
Bonuses: +1 to Strike
Cost: 50,000 to 75,000 Gold
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