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The Crossbow is an engineered ranged weapon that allows easier drawing than a normal bow, thus requiring less stamina.

Background Edit

For the basic principle, compare: Crossbow (Wikipedia)

Crossbows are a very uncommon weapon in Innworld. So uncommon, that neither adventurer-guild [Receptionist] Selys nor the shopkeeper of a Gnoll Weapon's shop had any idea what Erin wanted to buy as an emergency weapon for her inn.[1]

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Rags' Black Crossbow

Cervial had acquired a dwarven-made master crossbow that he put to use during the raid on the Ruins of Liscor. This weapon was a novelty to most of the adventurers that went with him and was meant to ensure their success.[2]

After Cervials demise, Rags found that very crossbow, managed to repair the apparatus and let the goblins of her tribe copy the design. That resulted in less powerful weapons than her black crossbow, as it was referred to in the series from then on.

Ryoka also couldn't remember having seen a crossbow anywhere in Innworld, aside from Rags'/Cervial's.[3]

Goblin Crossbows Edit

Goblin [Tinkerers] under Rags created a few stone-shot crossbows. These had a lot less range and accuracy than a crossbow that used actual arrows, but ammunition was plentiful. Goblins could load them with small stones or even roll clay and dirt into pellets and bake them near a fire until they were hard.[4]

Garen Redfang dismissed those constructions as toys for hunters, while Rags insisted that they enabled even her weakest goblins to participate in a ranged fight.[5]

After leaving Tremborags mountain, Rags managed to get better-quality parts and let her [Tinkerers] improve the crossbow designs further. The goblins under her command eventually managed to manufacture more than a hundred crossbows that were capable of firing bolts. Even then, Rags owned her black crossbow which was still superior.[6]

Celum [Crossbowman] Edit

A thug hired by Quelm that Numbtongue fought against in Celum wielded a crossbow, and was killed by the Brotherhood's [Enforcer].[7]

Crossbow Stan Edit

Stan, nicknamed "Crossbow Stan" is a [Crossbowman] who infamously carries around six loaded Crossbows in his Bag of Holding. Where and how he acquired them is unknown, but this had been his trademark style for a longer time, since Ceria knew him for it.[8]

Forgotten Wing Crossbows Edit

The Forgotten Wing Company can field 40 [Crossbowmen] in mock fights, and even [Arbalests].[9]

United Nation Crossbows Edit

The United Nations Company on Baleros (re)invented the crossbow and the steel crossbow. Paige got the [Engineer] class for that feat.[10]

Daly and his Bushrangers were hunting with a crossbow that was described as a beast, made almost entirely of wood, save for a few small parts like the screws, sliding mechanism, and part of the trigger. [11]

References Edit

  1. Chapter 1.32
  2. Chapter 1.41
  3. Chapter 2.16
  4. Chapter 2.14 G
  5. Chapter 2.36 G
  6. Chapter 5.51 G
  7. Interlude - Numbtongue
  8. Chapter 6.18 H
  9. Chapter 6.21 D
  10. Chapter 6.05 D
  11. Chapter 6.04 D
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