Redder Hander of Doomer (2nd RHOD Campaign)
The Arquebus - Level 3 item
The Arbuques is a more advanced version of the hand cannon.
Level 3: 680 gp; Level 11: 17,000 gp; Level 21: 425.000 gp
Item Slot: Weapon (Two-Handed)
Power (Encounter – Weapon * Firearm): Standard Action. Range 20/40. Attack: Dexterity +1 vs Reflex. Hit: 2d6 + Dex damage.
Level 11: Dexterity +3 vs Reflex. Damage 2d8 + Dex
Level 21: Dexterity +5 vs Reflex. Damage 2d10 + Dex
An arquebus, or or “hook tube”, is an early muzzle-loaded firearm used in the 15th to 17th centuries. The word was originally modelled on the German: Hakenbüchse, this produced haquebute. It then copied the Italian word: archibugio; which gave arquebuse (French), arcabuz (Spanish and Portuguese) and arquebus (English). In distinction from its predecessor the hand cannon, it has a matchlock. Like its successor the musket, it is a smoothbore firearm, but it is lighter and easier to carry.