Some say they are made from the heart of an ironwood tree that has been struck by lightning. Others swear the Old Gods themselves made them from the bones of the land itself. The exact manufacture of Darkforest Ranger Bows is shrouded in mystery and conjecture. Even expert bowyers of ancient lineage who have examined the weapons have shrugged in disbelief at the near mythical qualities exhibited by these weapons. No two are alike, but each is unmistakable in their look and feel.
Those who have owned such exquisite weapons tell of their strange properties. They describe the pull as initially "ferocious" but tapering off to "feather-lite" at full draw.
Targets of this weapon rarely live to report it, however, marginal notes from field surgeons and scribes tell of arrows from a singular and distinctive enemy bow having penetrated full field plate. These references are sprinkled throughout various chronicles of several Perisno cultures.
- translated excerpt from the scrolls labeled Perisno, Land of Myths and Legends as originally written by Plutonarchus, Keeper of the Imperial Library
You can obtain this weapon by hiring Antiope for 7000 Denars, she has the bow equipped along with some ivory arrows that give a 6+ damage bonus. Temaris also start with Darkforest Ranger Bow.
Alternatively, you can complete the Geldar quest for Sidhethon at the tavern in Forniron. He will give you the bow and 50 Geldar Noble troops.
The bow can also be bought from merchants with the Perisno culture.
Can also be brought from the Mystic Merchant.