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Crossbows of Cyrodiil by Linus
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Added: 12/01/2008 - 04:43PM
Updated: 07/10/2010 - 05:06AM

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Last updated at 5:06, 7 Oct 2010 Uploaded at 16:43, 12 Jan 2008

Crossbows of Cyrodiil v9.6 RC
by Linus, HeyYou, and Hel Borne

Now compatible with Duke Patrick's Combat Archery and Advanced Magecraft mods!

ATTENTION-Crossbows of Cyrodiil REQUIRES Oblivion Script Extender (OBSE) v0018 or later.

Please visit the Official Forum Thread for information on updates.

This mod adds a variety of fully functioning crossbows and bolts to Oblivion. They can be found throughout Cyrodiil and the Shivering Isles on NPCs, at vendors, and as loot. These crossbows essentially operate like regular bows, but have the advantage of being much more effective in the hands of a novice marksman. In other words, your Marksman skill plays virtually no role in how much damage the crossbow deals. This makes them extremely versatile and deadly weapons.

However, there are a few drawbacks to take into consideration. The first is that crossbows are very slow to span, and in order to do so the character is momentarily immobilized. Thankfully, the time it takes to span a crossbow is directly influenced by the character's strength and the crossbow type. Stronger characters will be able to ready their crossbows much faster than weak characters. Likewise, more powerful crossbows will be slower to load. Another consideration is that crossbows can not be used with conventional arrows. Crossbows will only loose bolts specially made for them. Also, remember that a crossbow can not be used "lightly". In order to attack, the crossbow has to be fully spanned. If the character releases the attack key early the operation is canceled. This can be a good thing, as it allows you to think twice when a melee combatant is near.

Overall, the crossbow is a practical and efficient weapon for anyone who wants to administer a single damaging blow to an opponent without spending long hours training on a regular bow. They are very effective stealth weapons, but remember, they do have their vulnerabilities.

Special Thanks goes to HeyYou for providing scripting, and Hel Borne for providing the models. Without them, this mod would never have reached the level it is today. I'd also like to thank Scruggswuggsy the Ferret for devising the first crossbow script, and Sjors Boomschors for the original concept that spawned this mod.