The End Of The World As We Know It
Aura: Faint evocation; CL 1st
Slot: hands; Price: 1,600 gp, Weight: 2 lbs.
This matching pair of studded leather
fingerless gloves have a small crossbow mounted
to the right wrist, and four short quarrels
attached to the left wrist. As a move action, you
can point the right gauntlet at a target and the
crossbow will instantly swell up to be the size
of a light crossbow then immediately fire.
These gauntlets allow you to have a light
crossbow loaded and ready to fire without
having to carry it in your hands. The weapon
acts exactly like a light crossbow of your size
for purposes of proficiency, loading time, range
increments, and damage. You don’t need a
hand free to fire it, and it can remain loaded
indefinitely, but you must have both hands free
to reload it. Four quarrels sit on the wrist of the
opposite gauntlet, which can be removed as
easily as they could from a quiver (a free action
when loading the crossbow).
The crossbow can only be reloaded with
a quarrel from its left quarrel clip, as they
automatically size to fit it. You can reload
the four quarrels on the left wrist from a
standard quiver, but each quarrel loaded
takes as long as loading the crossbow itself.
You can add magic bonuses to a wrist
bow as you could to any typical masterwork
ranged weapon (though you don’t gain any
actually masterwork bonus to attack rolls).
Requirements: Craft Wondrous
Item, magic missile; Cost: 800 gp.