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IC Last Updated:2019-09-12 10:50:52
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A FIELD GUIDE TO FLETCHING
THIRD EDITION

Fletching, the art of making
arrows from component pieces,
is one of the oldest weapon
crafts on Norrath.

This tome details the
construction of arrows, as
well as providing
information on the sister
craft of the Bowyer.

Bowyers and Fletchers both
require Fletching Kits to
practice their trades.

Fletching kits can be
purchased from archery shops.







ARROWS

There are four parts to every
arrow.

Generally, the cheaper the
part, the easier it is to
assemble.

Expensive components produce
superior arrows.

NOCK

There are three types of
nocks, differentiated by the
size of their grooves. The
larger the groove, the easier
the arrow is to make. The
smaller the groove, the
farther the arrow travels.






SHAFT

The shaft of the arrow can
be made from a variety of
different materials. The
most common material used for
shafts is wood. Bone shafts
are stronger than wood, and
Porcelain stronger than Bone.

Steel is the strongest material
used for arrow shafts.
TIP

There are many designs for
arrow tips. The most common
is the point tipped arrow.
Slightly more damaging is the
hooked tip - its small
blades cause tearing and
bleeding. Actual bladed
arrows do more damage than the
hook tipped arrows, though
they are easier to remove.



FLETCH

The fletch, or feathering, of
the arrow influences the
distance the arrow travels,
as well as the impact
delivered upon a successful
hit.

The easiest pattern to
fletch is a round cut.

Slightly more difficult is
the parabolic cut, whose spin
gives the arrow additional
flight range.

The shield cut fletch pattern
has a shorter range than
either the round or the
parabolic cut, but produces
a spin providing superior
armor penetration.
RESTRINGING BOWS



The strings of bows are
interchangable and various
strings will provide greater
range, damage, or quickness.
 

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