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Serpentseeker Bow

Source Mystery Monsters Revisited pg. 49
Aura moderate conjuration and divination CL 7th
Slot none; Price 15,330 gp; Weight 2 lbs.


This +1 shortbow is crafted from one of the long spines that bristle along the body of a sea serpent. When used against a magical beast with the aquatic subtype, a serpentseeker bow gains the benefit of the bane weapon special ability. If such a creature is hit by an arrow fired from this weapon, anyone who touches the bow senses the location of that creature as though by locate creature as long as the arrow remains imbedded in the creature. If the creature is protected by nondetection or a similar effect, anyone holding the bow gains a +10 competence bonus on the caster level check to overcome it, but a failed check means the arrow’s magic burns out. The locating magic on an arrow fired from this bow automatically ends after 1d6 days.


Requirements Craft Magic Arms and Armor, locate creature, summon monster I; Price 7,830 gp