Two Hobbits using a Bracebow

Crossbows were very rare in Endor, they were used by the Dwarves and were most likely invented by them. Crossbows were also sometimes found in the possessions of some Half-Elves and Half-Trolls.

In addition to the usual crossbow, there were two special variants the light Crossbow and the heavy Crossbow.The Vogtopa was a Hobbit Bracebow.


A light crossbow may be a small handheld crossbow, perhaps with a magazine containing a number of bolts on top, while a heavy crossbow may be an Arbalest, a heavy stationary windlass or a multiple-shot repeating crossbow.



  • MERP Rulebook 2nd Edition
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