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Tansheron's Bow +3 Code: BOW15
Category: Weapon (Shortbow) Value: 5000
Lore Req to ID: 75 Weight: 2

Two-Handed Weapon
THAC0: +3
Speed Factor: 3
Range: 75
Proficiency: Shortbow
Requires: 6 Strength

Combat Abilities:
  • When no arrows are equipped, the bow fires missiles that are treated as +3 for the purposes of determining what enemies they can damage. The missiles receive +3 to hit, including the bonus listed below, and deal a total of 1d6 missile damage.

How Obtained:
  • Trademeet - Sold by merchant
  • Random Encounter - Loot from Catti-Brie, one of Drizzt's friends

The thin, frayed string of this bow appears unusable, but when it is drawn, a solid but invisible arrow becomes tangible. The lich Tansheron gave this bow to his Watcher, the guardian of his keep who stood atop a tower with neither entrance nor exit. When anyone approached, down would fall a never-ending rain of phantom arrows until they were dead or fled. How this bow was wrested from the Watcher's hand is not known, but would probably make a great tavern story.

Note: Avoid equipping normal arrows on your character, else the bow will fire these instead of the phantom arrows.