Frigia: A World in Ice
The Swordbow is a weapon designed and used exclusively by the Elan and carried by every member of the guard of Psychic Warriors that protect Elanis from attack. Like most Elan weapons it is “grown” from the psycho-reactive crystal they form from ectoplasm.
The Swordbow is a large recurve compound bow made from a single piece of opaque crystal that is traditionally “crafted” to have faceted angles that reflect and refract light. The entire outfacing edge of the bow comes to a fine, razor sharp edge, and the grip of the weapon is longer than a traditional bow, allowing it to be gripped in two hands not unlike a two bladed sword; when held in this manner the weapon can be used as such by someone proficient in its use. The swordbow is heavier and more sturdy than a traditional bow, but as it is made of Elan crystal, it still possesses the fragile property unless imbued with psionic energy.
The swordbow is listed as an exotic weapon; although it is designed for use in both melee and ranged combat, the presence of a bowstring plus the odd shape of the weapon and its unusual heft make it foreign and difficult to use for someone proficient in just the bow and/or the two bladed sword. All Elan, however, are automatically considered proficient in this racial weapon.
DMG (Melee): 1d8/1d8
DMG (Ranged): 1d8
Critial: x3/19-20 X2
Weight: 12 lbs