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Shortbow of Gesen Code: BOW19
Category: Weapon (Shortbow) Value: 7500
Lore Req to ID: 0 Weight: 2

Two-Handed Weapon
THAC0: +4
Speed Factor: 4
Range: 75
Proficiency: Shortbow
Requires: 3 Strength

Combat Abilities:
  • When no arrows are equipped, the bow fires missiles that are treated as +4 for the purposes of determining what enemies they can damage. The missiles receive +4 to hit, including the bonus listed below, and deal a total of 2 piercing and 1d8 electrical damage.

Equipped Abilities:
  • Electrical Resistance: +20%

How Obtained:
  • Docks District (Cromwell's House) - Forged for you by Cromwell for 7500 gp, Gesen Bow Shaft, and Gesen Bow String

The finest bow crafted by Gesen Khan, this weapon draws energy from another plane, firing spears of lightning instead of arrows... and therefore never requiring ammunition of any kind. It is said that Gesen prepared to retire from his craft after selling the invaluable weapon, only to have the bow wrested from his grasp by a thief who used it to end Gesen's own life. A side effect of the bow bestows protection from electricity upon the user.