The Crackling Caw
This ornately carved, darkwood hand crossbow in a peculiar way 'looks loud'.
This ornately carved, darkwood hand crossbow in a peculiar way ‘looks loud’.
Category: weapon (ranged
Owner: Tengu Ebonwing
Upon finding this crossbow in a simple wooden box with the Whistling Swords raven stamp, one finds a detailed scroll with schematics of it’s use, the Crackling Caw itself, and one Screaming Bolt.
Attack roll: +2 , +1 enhancement, +1 Thundering
Damage with this hand crossbow: 1d4 +2 damage +1d8 sonic damage on a critical hit, target makes DC14 Fort save or is deafened (see Thundering below).
A thundering weapon creates a cacophonous roar like thunder upon striking a successful critical hit. The sonic energy does not harm the wielder. A thundering weapon deals an extra 1d8 points of sonic damage on a successful critical hit. If the weapon’s critical multiplier is ×3, add an extra 2d8 points of sonic damage instead, and if the multiplier is ×4, add an extra 3d8 points of sonic damage. Subjects dealt critical hits by a thundering weapon must make a DC 14 Fortitude save or be deafened permanently.
This rare magic wood is as hard as normal wood but very light. Any wooden or mostly wooden item (such as a bow or spear) made from darkwood is considered a masterwork item and weighs only half as much as a normal wooden item of that type. Items not normally made of wood or only partially of wood (such as a battleaxe or a mace) either cannot be made from darkwood or do not gain any special benefit from being made of darkwood. The armor check penalty of a darkwood shield is lessened by 2 compared to an ordinary shield of its type. To determine the price of a darkwood item, use the original weight but add 10 gp per pound to the price of a masterwork version of that item. Darkwood has 10 hit points per inch of thickness and hardness 5.
Price: 10g/pound (20g)
+2 on attack rolls
Hand crossbow 100 gp (s)1d3 (m)1d4 19–20/×2 30 ft. 2 lbs. P —
Worth: 2,420g (not accurate anymore, add cost of +2 enhancement, not +1)
Screaming Bolt (x1)
Price 267 gp; Aura faint enchantment; CL 5th; Weight 1/10 lb.
This +2 bolt screams when fired, forcing all enemies of the shooter within 20 feet of the path of the bolt to make a successful DC 14 Will save or become shaken. This is a mind-affecting fear effect.
Cost 137 gp
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