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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.