Tuesday Magic Item – Eclipse Arrow6 September, 2016
Voddick lined up his shot and triggered his crossbow. The lead horseman stumbled but kept coming. “Gollaon, if you have a plan . . .”
Gollaon drew out a black arrow with golden fletching. “I have been saving this for just such an occasion.” He nocked the arrow, drew and released.
Voddick could not tell the result of the shot as the second it hit, the world around the lead rider went black and the sounds were terrible.
“Well, that worked. Poor horses.”
These arrows are always highly distinct, black shafts and golden or silver fletching are common. Sun or Moon, or both, imagery is often used to decorate the arrowhead.
The Eclipse Arrow is must effective when used during the day, it gains a +3 enhancement bonus to attack rolls, but only +1 if it is not the day, but none to damage. When it hits, the area around the arrow (out to 30′) is veiled in full darkness for one minute. The darkness moves with the arrow during that time.
Aura faint evocation; CL 5th
Slot none; Price 757; Weight by arrow
Craft Magical Arms and Armor, deeper darkness, magic weapon; Cost 375 + 7 for the arrow
Notes: Inspired by a display in The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander the Great exhibit, which I highly recommend, at the National Geographic Museum.