Eagle's Cry Bow

Sacred Relics of the Elven People

Category:
weapon (ranged)
Description:

Powerful creations of the elves of ancient times and sacred relics of the elven people, eagles’ cry bows are potent weapons. Their power as a symbol to elves exceeds their worth on the battlefield. Elves dutifully protect the secrets of creating eagles’ cry bows, and they ruthlessly hunt down any non-elf who steals one. If a non-elf comes into possession of one through honorable means, the hunters deal with the erstwhile owner in a more diplomatic manner. Elves grimly but earnestly spread the rumor that a thief might find a quicker and less painful death at the claws of an angry dragon than from elves hunting for a stolen eagles’ cry bow.

A work of art, an eagles’ cry bow is covered in beautiful woodcarvings depicting scenes from elven history. A mithral bowtip caps each arm of the bow, while rich leather covers its grip, and two eagle feathers are interwoven with the string and tied in place with fine mithril wire.

Bio:

An eagles’ cry bow is a +5 composite longbow (+4 Strength bonus) with double the range increment of a normal composite longbow {220 feet) and a maximum range of twenty range increments (each range increment beyond the first still incurs the normal -2 penalty). Whenever a user fires an eagles’ cry bow it lets out a cry similar to that of an eagle, thus giving the bow its name. All elves within 30 feet of the bow who can hear it are affected as if by a 15th-level bard’s Inspire Courage ability (granting a +3 morale bonus on saving throws against charm and fear effects and on attack and weapon damage rolls) for that round and for the following 5 rounds.

Strong transmutation; CL 15th; Craft Magic Arms and Armor, Far Shot, true strike, creator must be an elf; Price 73,800 gp; Weight 3 lb.

This item first appeared in Dragon Magazine #326.

Eagle's Cry Bow

Legacy of the Forlorn MightyBakuDan