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Blightbringer +1 (SOD)
Category: Weapon (Shortbow) Value: 3250
Lore Req to ID: 55 Weight: 2

Two-Handed Weapon
THAC0: +1, +3 vs. dwarves and gnomes
Damage: +1, +3 vs. dwarves and gnomes
Speed Factor: 5
Range: 75
Proficiency: Shortbow

Requires: 6 Strength

Combat Abilities:
  • 10% chance that the target must save vs. Death or be afflicted by a foul disease, thereby losing 2 points of Dexterity (non-cumulative) and becoming slowed for 3 rounds

The favored weapon of the goblin shaman Kirrkuk Redrats, this bow's components were each painstakingly molded for their purpose by its creator. The wood of its body was cut from a juniper sapling grown in the ashes of a gnome slain by Kirrkuk in battle. The string was made from silk produced by worms feeding on the bound, living bodies of a dwarven cleric captured by Kirrkuk's tribe. Throughout his life, Kirrkuk used the bow during his shamanic workings. In doing so, his essence was infused into the weapon. Arrows flying from its string seem to seek out gnomes and dwarves, and can, on occasion, afflict their targets with a sickness that weighs their limbs down, making them easier prey for the bow's wielder.