Hand Crossbow, Assassin's (3.5e Equipment)
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This appears to be a piece of wood with a handle and trigger, like a broken hand crossbow, but on closer look, there is a switch at the end of the wood, just above the handle. When triggered, the bow part of the crossbow unfolds.
This crossbow functions when unfolded as a hand crossbow, triggering the crossbow (unfolding it or folding it) is a free action. When folded, it gives a +2 Sleight of Hand checks made to conceal the crossbow. Also, it has a hidden compartment in the handle of the crossbow. It can store one vial of potion, usually poison. It is a move action to access the compartment.
- This only requires to be proficent with a hand crossbow