Weapons Manual - Shortbows

Curved shortbow

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Curved shortbow

The shortbow is the basic bow type - compact, yet effective. It lacks the range and power of the longbow, but is more than sufficient for most situations, and even works fairly well from horseback.

Skill type: Bows (also benefits from the Shortbow Mastery talent).
Usage: Designed to be used in both hands as a ranged weapon.
Special: Some attacks reduce opponent's armour by 10%.

Composite shortbow

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The composite shortbow consists of a wooden core, with strips of horn glued to the belly and a strip of sinew glued to the back. The elastic properties of these materials working together increases the power of the bow.

Skill type: Bows (also benefits from the Shortbow Mastery talent).
Usage: Designed to be used in both hands as a ranged weapon.
Special: Some attacks reduce opponent's armour by 25%.

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