Lore:Bow of Shadows
The Bow of Shadows is a Daedric artifact that, according to legend, was forged by the Daedric Prince Nocturnal. The legendary ranger, Raerlas Ghile, was granted the Bow for a secret mission that failed. The Bow was lost, though Raerlas is said to have used it to take scores of his foes down with him. The Bow is said to grant the user invisibility and increased speed. Many sightings have been reported; it is said that the Second Era Dunmer assassin Dram once wielded it. Dram likely used the Bow during the Battle of Hunding Bay, when he shot Prince A'tor with the poisoned arrow that eventually killed him. Dram also made use of the bow during the rebellion of Stros M'Kai, led by the Restless League, most notably in battle against Cyrus the Redguard.
Near the end of the Third Era, the Bow came into the possession of a necromancer named Goris the Maggot King. In 3E 427, the Nerevarine killed Goris and his accomplice Luven in the Venim Ancestral Tomb, a tomb in the Grazelands of Vvardenfell which Goris used as a lair. The Nerevarine then retrieved the Bow. Later that year, the Bow was sold to Torasa Aram and put on display in her Museum of Artifacts in Mournhold.
As seen in Morrowind
- The Bow of Shadows appeared in TES III: Morrowind. Dram appeared wielding a bow in TES Adventures: Redguard, although it is never identified as the Bow of Shadows.
- Tamrielic Lore — Yagrum Bagarn
- Redguard opening cinematic
- Events of Redguard
- Goris is identified as the boss, and the Bow is found near his other possessions; therefore, it can be assumed that he is the owner of the Bow.
- Events of Morrowind.
- Events of Tribunal
- For game-specific information, see the Morrowind article.