Windlass crossbow

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Windlass crossbows (also known as old-style mechanical crossbows) can be cocked using the TURN verb, which unlike normal crossbows does not force a stance change.

>HIDE
Roundtime: 3 sec.
You attempt to blend with the surroundings and feel confident that no one has noticed your doing so.

>STANCE DEF
You are now in a defensive stance.

>TURN CROSSBOW
Your grab the windlass attached to the crossbow and turn it, smoothly cocking it.
Roundtime: 3 sec.

>GET 1 BOLT
You remove a wooden heavy crossbow bolt from in your black leather longcoat.

>LOAD CROSSBOW
You load a wooden heavy crossbow bolt into your ruic heavy crossbow.

>STANCE OFF
You are now in an offensive stance.

>FIRE
You fire a wooden heavy crossbow bolt at a lesser orc!
AS: +381 vs DS: +30 with AvD: +35 + d100 roll: +74 = +460
... and hit for 152 points of damage!
Strike through eye, the lesser orc is lobotomized!
A lesser orc screams one last time and dies.
The heavy crossbow bolt sticks in a lesser orc's right eye!
Roundtime: 4 sec.