[Skills help] crossbow

Syntax: shoot  

Crossbows are the next technological step above regular bows.  They allow
a shortened arrow, called a bolt, to be loaded and held indefinitely.  Unlike
a simple bow however, most crossbows have a fixed strength, and many require
bracing against the ground in order to reload.  They are fairly inaccurate,
but do create huge holes when they hit, often shooting clear through armor.

Merchants from far away lands have described crossbows that are even more
advanced, with superior accuracy and adjustable strength.  In fact, these
merchants claim that the crossbows are the weapons of choice amongst the
foreigners.  No merchants have been able to secure an example however, and
many bow-makers scoff at these wild tales.

See also: bow siegecraft reload shoot