Trapped Under Ice
Created by Gabriel
Both the Dwarves and the Kobolds are the recognized masters of weapon smithing. However Palladium® seems to have neglected the masters of archery, the Elves. The Elven people have been practicing archery for millennia and as such ought to be able to make bows without compare, and arrows without peer. Thus I wrote up some rules for buying superior bows and arrows. I personally only apply these rules to long bows, short bows and recurve bows, not crossbows. I have always viewed those as a human weapon and elves would not manufacture them. However this is up to the GM to decide. So without further adieu, here are the elven weapons.
+1 to damage, add 200% to price of the standard weapon
+2 to damage, add 300% to price of the standard weapon
+3 to damage, add 500% to price of the standard weapon
Due to reinforcements in the bow itself (inlaid horn, metal, stronger woods, etc.)
+1 to strike, add 800% to price of the standard weapon
+2 to strike, add 1400% to price of the standard weapon
Due to better bow strings, added sights, more powerful draw, better balance
+50 feet to range, add 200% to price of the standard weapon
+150 feet to range, add 500% to price of the standard weapon
+300 feet to range, add 1000% to price of the standard weapon
Due to more powerful draw
Note: These bows require a minimum strength of 10 to use. For each bonus, the requirement is raised 1 point. Example: A normal elven bow with no bonuses requires a strength of 10 to use. A bow with a +1 to damage requires a strength of 11. A bow with a +3 to damage and +1 to strike requires a strength of 14 (for the ranges, count +50 feet as +1, +150 feet as +2, and +300 feet as +3).
+1 to damage, add 100% to price of the standard arrow
+2 to damage, add 200% to price of the standard arrow
+3 to damage, add 300% to price of the standard arrow
Due to better arrowheads, craftmanship
+1 to strike, add 150% to price of the standard arrow
+2 to strike, add 250% to price of the standard arrow
+3 to strike, add 350% to price of the standard arrow
Due to better fletchings, better wood used, better craftmanship
These arrows are fairly common in elven sections of the community or elven shops. The bows are usually specially commissioned works however, and take 1D4 months to complete. Merchants however usually has some bows lying around for sale.