It is a smooth blackwood recurve bow. The grip is a simple black leather wrap. Sound around the bow is dampened, though not completely quiet. It is unbreakable by mundane means.
Wielder requirements: None, but only good characters may utilize the bonus properties.
Base Properties: +5 magic composite bow and inflicts Large puncture criticals.
Bonus Properties: Arrows shot from the bow make no noise, offering a +1 rank bonus to Ambush skill. The bow guides the users hand to and load – reload time for the bow is only 1 round, or if the user opts to take 2 rounds to fire the range penalties are reduced: RI 25’, PB +25, PB Range 25’.
Additional properties scale with the user’s Missile – Bow skill ranks.
9 ranks: increase to +10 magic bonus and +2 Ambush rank bonus. Once per day the bow can inflict an Impact critical instead of a puncture, although it must be declared before the shot. This arrow makes a roaring noise when fired and a thunderous boom on impact and loses the Ambush rank bonus for that shot – the target and anyone within 10’ must make a Stamina check or be stunned for 1 round/10 failure.
18 ranks: increase to +15 magic bonus and +3 Ambush rank bonus.
27 ranks: increase to +20 magic bonus and +4 Ambush rank bonus. The bow can inflict an Impact critical 2x per day (as above).
36 ranks: increase to +25 magic bonus and +5 Ambush rank bonus.
45 ranks: increase to +30 magic bonus and +6 Ambush rank bonus. The bow can inflict an Impact critical 3x per day (as above).
Anchon bows are gifted by demi gods to especially heroic mortals or angelic hosts.