Last session of my Burning Midgard game, one of the PCs made his Ob7 Scavenging Test in the hoard of a Dwarven Artificer, FoRKing Loot-wise and getting advantage from a Folklore test beforehand, to second his Belief: “It is not with this man-made hunting bow I will be able to defend myself and the people I care about against the Giants. I need a proper weapon.”
The intent of the test was, obviously, finding a magic/superior quality bow.
I set an Ob 7 for “Rare/Out of Place items” since a Great Bow in a dwarven hall is less than common.
However with said helps and FoRKs and a Deed point, the test succeeded (rolled a whopping 12 dice, working Carefully and Patiently, got 11 successes by spending a Fate to open-end a lot of 6s); then the bow was found.
Basing on the Folklore test made ahead, the PC used to know about a legend of a hero carrying that bow, and some fiction on the topic was already been generated, so it came up the bow was the prized possession of the hero Buliwyf, wich bartered it (alongside with many other riches and a sworn oath) for the Dwarf forging for a him a Giant-Slayer sword (of which you can find more info here).
So the story told about the hero Buliwyf sailing to a scattered islands archipelago to the West, where “the wind and waves constantly crashes upon the rocky shores, and no men dare to sail, since huge birds of prey inhabits those steep cliffs”. The hero there confronted and slain the biggest and most badass of these birds of pray, or maybe a winged air drake or wyvern in other versions of the story, and crafted the bow using its hollow bones for the bow itself and bowels and tendrils for the bowstring.
The legend says that “arrows flung from the bow screech and howl like a huge bird of prey falling upon its target” and “no adverse wind could ever divert an arrow shot from it” and “with the right tailwind from above, the arrows shot from the bow can gain devastating power and fly further afield than the eye can follow them”.
So, basically the item is a Great Bow, probably of superior quality made.
Now I want to add some special powers. They should be about
[li]Screeching and howling, making the foes who hear the bow firing made a Steel test or Hesitate.
[/li][li]The arrows shot not being influenced by adverse winds (probably negating Ob penalties for such circumstances?).
[/li][li]With the “right tailwind” and/or attacking from above, have the bow add some nasty effects, like Grey damage or +3 Pow on a 6 on the DoF or something similar.
Any help and ideas will be appreciated!
PS: Please note that the dwarven host which the bow was stolen from now is aware of the theft and will seek out the PCs for sure…