Prophecy: Mike’s Bow

Bow of <elven family name>

This is a +1 ancestral composite (+2) longbow. Thus it requires
a Strength of 14 or better to use effectively and adds up to +2
damage based on strength score. It grants the user the Ancestral Relic feat
(BoED p.39) with itself as long as the character meets the
prerequisites for the feat (good and 3rd level or more). Thus the
owner can awaken additional magical powers locked in it as he or
she advances in levels by spending time in meditation and
sacrificing valuables to the powers of good. Subtract the value of
the inherent magical +1 from the final cost of the bow when making
upgrades ( 2950 gp).


Elven Bows: During their years of experience, elves
have found that often archers are attacked without much chance to
defend themselves. They have therefore created the elven shortbow
and elven longbow. They are designed to fire with the same rate of
fire and accuracy, and yet the elves can use them to fend off
attacks until they can protect themselves with a better weapon or
spell.

Elven bows are beautiful pieces of work, carved mostly from
wood, and highly decorated and polished. All elven bows are
masterwork bows. To fulfill their function the elf crafters have
also given the bows metal inlays. These enable the bow to be used
as a parrying weapon until the elf can draw a more suitable weapon.
Meanwhile, the elf’s bow has not been damaged by the attack and can
be used again.

If used as an offensive weapon, an elven shortbow acts as a
one-handed melee weapon that deals 1d4 points of bludgeoning damage
and an elven longbow acts as two-handed melee weapon that deals 1d6
points of bludgeoning damage. The wielder does not get any
masterwork or enhancement bonuses when using the bow to attack in
melee.

These bows weigh twice that of their standard counterparts and
have a hardness of 8 and 5 hit points each. Elven shortbows cost
360 gp and elven longbows cost 450 gp.


Here’s the math:

Base Price:

Elven longbow 450 gp

Composite (+2) 200 gp

Masterwork 300 gp

+1 magical 2000 gp

Base cost = 2950 gp

First Example:

Elven longbow 450 gp

Composite (+2) 200 gp

Masterwork 300 gp

+1 magical 2000 gp

Base cost = 2950 gp

Bane +6000 gp (the difference between +2 and +1)

Total Cost = 8950 gp

Ancenstral Relic cost = 6000 gp (level 6th)

Second Example:

Elven longbow 450 gp

Composite (+2) 200 gp

Masterwork 300 gp

+1 magical 2000 gp

Base cost = 2950 gp

Holy +16000 gp (the difference between +3 and +1)

Total Cost = 18950 gp

Ancestral Relic cost = 16000 gp (level 9th)