Shortbows, while not possessing the range of longbows, are deadly ranged weapons in the hands any master of ranged combat. They are simple weapons to use but are most often seen in the hands of elves and rogues.
- "A shortbow has a stave portion of about five feet in length. The shortbow was the first of such launchers to be developed, and it remains an effective weapon." (NWN "Examine" Description)
A weapon in Dungeons & Dragons.